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COVID-19 – Food and Financial Resources; Staff Availability

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, Kenosha County, and federal agencies, our Extension team often works remotely. Extension programs have been transitioned to video conference, when feasible. The Extension, Planning and Development office is open during regular business hours; however, call 262-857-1945 or email uwextension@kenoshacounty.org […]

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Communication skills to further financial conversations

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Think about the people you encounter related to housing. People and places like landlords, property managers, realtors, banks, utility companies, plumber, roofer; there is an abundance of options. For the best success it isn’t only the transfer of service, but […]

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County hazardous waste collection set for Saturday

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Can you believe that, since 2016, more than 450,000 pounds of household hazardous chemicals, electronics, refrigerant waste and discarded appliances have been safely recycled and/or disposed of in Kenosha County through the annual Household Hazardous Waste events? These events, hosting county […]

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Now Hiring: 4-H Program Educator

The 4-H Program Educator is an integral part of the UW-Madison Division of Extension and works alongside the people of Wisconsin to improve lives and communities. Extension serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts. Join […]

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Master Gardener Volunteer Week

Master Gardener Volunteer Week April 5-9, 2021

Wednesday, April 7 is “Thank a Master Gardener Volunteer Day.” Extension wants to recognize all of our Master Gardener Volunteers for their dedication and contributions to Wisconsin.   Master Gardener Volunteers are an important part of University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Kenosha and Racine Counties.  Through hours of community service by answering diagnostic questions, educating the public […]

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Civility and diversity

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Dating back to 1850’s England, John Stuart Mill argued in an expansive and ground-breaking essay titled “On Liberty” that the charge of people to inform themselves and speak their minds as a matter of necessity.  It is through reasoned argument and […]

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Kenosha County will Turn the Town Blue in April

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Each year, the month of April is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month throughout the country. Locally, Kenosha County holds its Turn the Town Blue Campaign during April. The campaign works to raise awareness around issues surrounding child abuse and […]

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Our agriculture economy: Looking back and at 2021

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. About a year ago, I wrote an article about the 2020 agricultural outlook, with just two sentences devoted to the potential impact of coronavirus on the ag economy. As we look back on the last 12 crazy months, the impact on […]

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Take advantage of free credit reports

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Incorrect information on credit reports is among top consumer complaints to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In Wisconsin in 2020, almost 1,200 individuals filed a complaint about credit reporting with the CFPB. The top complaint involved incorrect information on […]

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Reacquaint yourself with a hopeful New Kenosha

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. In recent months, I took a hiatus from Kenosha County to have my first child. Now, after my maternity leave wraps, I am coming back to Kenosha with a renewed focus. Perhaps you, like me, need to get reacquainted with a […]

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