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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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- […]

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Consumer Protection Workshops

UW-Madison Division of Extension Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties are hosting consumer protection workshops offered by the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) this summer. All workshops will be held on Zoom and registration is required. You may attend one or more workshops: Tuesday, June 22 […]

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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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