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Three dates to stay on top of your credit report

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-Being Educator, Mary Metten The first time I attempted to take out an auto loan, I was denied. As I sat there, slightly embarrassed I thought, ‘How is that possible?’ I always paid my bills on time, I had a full-time job, and was trying to purchase […]

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Produce safety training sessions offered

UW-Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection are offering trainings to help produce growers meet requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  Trainings will be held throughout the state and cost $65 per person. Click here for the Wisconsin Grower Training Brochure. More information can be found at https://fsmaproducesafety.wiscweb.wisc.edu/.

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Goal-Setting For The New Year

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Vickie Leflore, Youth Development Extension Educator The new year often brings about a plethora of resolutions or goals for the upcoming year. During this time, many focus on some type of life improvement. Focusing on specific areas to start a new year can be beneficial; however, it is important […]

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Plants of the year 2019

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen While many are preparing for the holidays, the National Garden Bureau is planning for the 2019 gardening season. Each year, the NGB selects plants: one annual, one perennial, one bulb and one edible, to promote in their “Year of the Crops” program. The chosen plants […]

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Taking care of you throughout the holiday season

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-Being Educator, Mary Metten This time of year includes more weeknights and weekends filled with get-togethers of family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances and other assemblages of people you may not see all the time. Throw in all the additional cooking, baking, shopping, spending, eating, drinking and general merriment […]

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Early College and Career Exposure

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Vickie Leflore, Youth Development Extension Educator Many schools and communities are transforming to provide early college and career exploration to a younger generation of students. Engaging students in activities that connect them to a variety of careers is happening as early as elementary and middle school. This idea aspires […]

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Stress on the Farm

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley Listen to the news, and you’re likely going to hear something about the great economic times we’re experiencing: job growth, low unemployment, wage gains, or our huge local construction boom. But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows for everyone — farmers in particular aren’t feeling […]

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Resilient Farms Conference

Resilient Farms Conference Will Help Farmers Explore Ideas for Creating New Revenue Trisha Wagner, UW-Extension Farm Management Program, trisha.wagner@ces.uwex.edu Faced with lower milk and commodity prices, many Wisconsin farmers are looking to diversify and add new revenue streams. Towards that end, Compeer Financial and University of Wisconsin-Extension have planned to host the Resilient Farms Conference, a […]

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Dairy Revenue Protection Program

UW-Extension is hosting a meeting on February 6th in Burlington for farmers interested in learning about the Dairy Revenue Protection program, a new federal insurance tool, with a quarterly payout to dairy farms when milk revenue falls below their insured revenue level. Mark Stephenson, Director of the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability, will provide a comprehensive […]

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Park landscaping work includes planting of native prairie species

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen The landscape at Petrifying Springs Park continues to change. Park visitors may have noticed work being done on some areas located in and adjacent to parking lots 3, 4 and 5. The islands in all three lots, along with retention areas near lots 3 and […]

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