Brown County extension ag agent leaves for new post

Posted at 4 p.m. on January 8, 2020

The Brillion News

GREEN BAY - After serving nearly seven years as Brown County agricultural resource agent with the UW-Extension, Elizabeth "Liz" Binversie is moving on to a new position.

In a January 7 email, she referred inquiries about when her position in Brown County would be filled to Area Extension Director Judith Knudsen (judith;knudsen@wisc.edu) or Agriculture Institute Director Heidi Johnson (heidi.johnson@wisc.edu).


"I am resigning to start a new job next week with UW Extended Campus as an instructional designer for their online degree programs and certificates," Binversie said.

With no local agent in Brown County, Binversie said that ag-related calls will be handled by Alyssa Zirbel, of the Brown County UW-Extension office, at 920-391-4654, or via email at alyssa.zirbel@browncountywi.gov.

Binversie suggested that farmers and others interested in agriculture program offered by the UW-Extension sign up for ag newsletters from other counties.

The Calumet County UW-Extension ag site is available at https://calumet.extension.wisc.edu/agriculture/ and includes a lot of information.



While at Brown County, Binversie was the local organizer of the Midwest Manure Summit. She also developed a lot of web-based programs after staffing cuts reduced the number of ag agents statewide, forcing more programs to be offered regionally, across county lines.


Binversie's new gig is a division of the UW that offers online degrees.


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