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Rural Landowner Workshop

UW-Madison Division of Extension Adams, Green Lake, and Juneau Counties will be offering a series of four meetings for landowners who rent land or landowners who are thinking about renting their land out. This series will help you to better understand your soil, how to protect it, how to develop a lease agreement with your […]

Drought stress on trees at the Kenosha County Center

Mitigating drought stress on landscape and garden plants during the current local dry spell

Article was written by Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Southeast Wisconsin is facing severe drought affecting many landscape and garden plants. Lawn grasses has gone dormant, moisture sensitive trees are exhibiting signs of scorch leaves, defoliation, early fall coloration and branch dieback; wilted strawberries are producing low quality fruits, flowering […]

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Community stories: Rules, beliefs, and values about food

Article was written by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Nutrition Administrator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. Two things I absolutely love just so happen to tap into my creative streak and unite people: food and stories. After all, everybody eats and there’s nothing like a story to honor the human experience, explain a perspective, […]


Local governments eye Rescue Plan Act stimulus funds

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Perhaps you have heard that in March of this year, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 was signed into law. It provides $1.9 trillion in economic stimulus to aid the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. ARPA created the Coronavirus […]


Assisting and responding to mental health challenges

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Many of us currently are or have been certified for first aid at one time or another. The first time I took a first aid course, I was a teenager and still remember the ABC acronym (although nowadays it’s CAB). […]


Adult & Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Sign up for FREE Adult or Youth Mental Health First Aid Training! https://wirose.wisc.edu/mental-health-first-aid/ Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing […]


Farmers markets open outdoor venues with open arms

Article written by Amy Macemon, Healthy Communities Coordinator/FoodWise Educator for Extension Kenosha and Racine Counties. Originally published in the Kenosha News. Farmers’ market: A food market at which local farmers sell fruit and vegetables and often meat, cheese, and bakery products directly to consumers. This definition doesn’t fully capture the sensation of a farmers market. Let’s […]


Protecting against fraud and identity theft

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. During the past year in Wisconsin, complaints to the Federal Trade Commission went from several hundred a month to a peak of 56,000 complaints in March 2021. The top complaint involved fraud, most often related to online shopping, followed by […]


Build It Strong: Child Care Business Foundations Course

Extension is proud to be facilitating the Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative – a business development opportunity for child care providers with support from Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, 9 Wisconsin Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, and Wisconsin Small Business Development Center. Through instruction, networking, and individual consultation, Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative supports child […]


Food Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development (FEED) Project

Virtual Summer 2021 Workshop Series Learn tips for starting or expanding a successful food business from Wisconsin-based specialists and entrepreneurs! This no-cost series of online trainings is for people who are interested in starting or expanding small-scale food businesses in Wisconsin.  Stay tuned for Spanish-language only sessions on cooperatives and shared-used kitchens! Starting a Farm- […]