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COVID-19 Food Resources for Kenosha and Racine Counties- Updated Daily

COVID-19 Food Resource Documents To Be Updated Daily* Please click here to visit our Extension Kenosha County Nutrition Education Homepage for all updated food resources. *Information provided is updated regularly; however, we recommend you check the with the agency beforehand, using links and contact information provided. If changes or updates need to be made to […]

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Turn the Town Blue this April

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Everyone can agree that this will be an April like no other. Some people are on their second or third week of readjusting a lot of their normal existence and previously planned lives. Schedules have been shifting and a lot […]

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People of all walks of life are taking part in solution

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. As I reflect over the past weeks of heightened safety measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been considering the critical institutions of government, nonprofit and businesses calling so many essential capacities to work. Professional leadership has been tremendous […]

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2020 agriculture outlook amid COVID-19 outbreak

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. he first few months of the year have economists making lots of predictions. What will 2020 bring? How will trends, trade, and world events impact the economy? The year’s outlook is extremely important for the agriculture industry, which is largely tied […]

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Sports: More than just playing the game

Article written by Vickie LeFlore, Positive Youth Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Engaging in sports can have a positive influence on youth development. Research has consistently shown when students are more engaged, the more likely they are to stay in school and have a positive outlook. One way in which students gain […]

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UW-Madison Extension provides tailored community resources to respond to COVID-19

In response to the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, UW-Madison Division of Extension temporarily overhauled its service delivery model. By moving youth development trainings to an online format and preparing easy-to-use roadmaps for financial assistance, Extension researchers and educators provide valuable resources at a confusing and concerning time. School and business closures in […]

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Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19

Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19 The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is impacting household, communities, and businesses. A new national survey shows that 1 in 5 households in the US have already had their income cut or stopped altogether. The frequently asked questions highlight some common financial challenges as a result of the […]

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Office Availability During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, and federal agencies our office will have limited availability and access. Our staff are working remotely and many of our programs have been postponed or are being held via video conference. Call 262-857-1945 or email UWExtension@kenoshacounty.org for more information. For […]

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Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2020 collection event is May 2

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, which will hold its Collection Event May 2. “The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha County residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way,” Kreuser […]

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Food Bank nonprofit set to launch

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Last week, our largest food pantry in Kenosha County hosted a ribbon-cutting of its relocated pantry facility that is now housed on the same site as its emergency shelter program. Congratulations to Shalom Center’s leadership, staff and volunteers. The nearly 10,000 […]

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