And cutting UW-Extension funding in the process.
Which turned out to be not only a dumb but also a heartless move.
Few things embody the Wisconsin Idea [which Scott Walker hates] more than UW Extension agricultural agents.
Scattered across the state, they offer expertise to farmers and connect them to the latest research coming out of University of Wisconsin System campuses about cows, corn, cranberries and more.
But steep budget cuts imposed during former Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s tenure reduced the number of agents working statewide. As many as 23 of the state’s 72 counties were without an agent in 2018.
More on Scott Walker's legacy:
Bashing Madison. (12/9/2019)
The first 3 chapters: environment, transportation, corrections. (12/12/2018)
Chapter 4: Wisconsin families can't afford basic necessities edition. (12/12/2018)
Chapter 5: Scott Walker's shameful legacy: The black-white high-school graduation gap edition. (12/12/2018)
Chapter 6. Scott Walker's shameful legacy (the higher education edition). (12/13/2018)
Taking credit where no credit is due. (1/7/2019)
Not telling the whole story. (1/7/2019)
Gliding over the disparities. (1/7/2019)
Voter suppression. (1/7/2019)
Just fine and dandy with treading water over high school graduation rates. (1/8/2019)
And then, to make matters worse, he apparently hacks his son's Twitter account. (1/9/2019)
Dear Scott Walker, You forgot to mention this part of "OUR LEGACY". Best, Retiring Guy. (1/12/2019)
Scott Walker's toxic legacy: "Power to the people" hypocrisy" (Taking away local control). (1/12/2019)
Pay to play the groundwater contamination way. (1/12/2019)
Addicted to political slogans. (1/12/2019)
Blaming his predecessor. (1/19/2019)
Fast-tracking bills, stifling public participation. (1/23/2019)
UW Regents as campaign donors' club. (2/8/2019)
Act 10, not working. (2/15/2019)
Scott Walker environmental legacy UPDATE: Little to no review, lax enforcement, more contaminated groundwater. (4/22/2019)
Frac sand nightmare. (4/25/2019)
Chapter 6 UPDATE. State Higher Education Executives Officers Association confirms Scott Walker's shameful higher education legacy. (4/26/2019)
The destructive legacy of Governor Scott "We're # 1" Walker: the 30 billion pound milkman. (4/27/2019)
The piggy bank otherwise known as WEDC. (5/14/2019)
Giving children with complex mental health needs the shaft edition). (5/17/2019)
Scott Walker's legacy UPDATE: Achieves jobs creation pledge in 8 years instead of 4. (6/8/2019)
Heartless bastard. (6/14/2019)
Scott Walker's legacy UPDATE: The Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake youth prison scandal. (6/21/2019)
Act 10 puts rural school districts in an even deeper hole. (9/3/2019)
Foregoing federal funds. (10/19/2019)