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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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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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Arts As A Vehicle To The New Kenosha Presentation

Register here to attend a free presentation about the hopeful “New Kenosha” during a University Wisconsin-Madison course, offered through the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, entitled Community Organization and Change.  The course instructor is a fellow Extension faculty member, Annie Jones, Ph.D, who works as the Organization Development and Tribal Nations Specialist at UW-Madison’s […]

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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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Ten well-being tips for the days of COVID-19

This article was written by Jen Reese, Interim 4-H Program Educator.   Originally published in the Kenosha News. As we come upon a full year of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pelin Kesebir, assistant scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Healthy Minds, shares 10 tips to support our well-being during this trying time. Negative emotions […]

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Staying updated regarding federal student loans

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. News, opinions, and growing speculation about what is to come in regard to student loans have been hot topics throughout the year. There are about 45 million borrowers in the United States that currently carry student loan debt. Of those […]

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Now Hiring a Positive Youth Development Educator

Join our UW-Madison Division of Extension team in Kenosha County as the Positive Youth Development Educator!! This dynamic position focuses on Community Youth Development including: Positive youth development issued based programming focused on reaching underserved and underrepresented audiences Providing leadership and support for Youth In Governance, and other youth/adult partnership programming creating space for youth voice and action Building community capacity […]

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Holiday Rosemary

Growing Rosemary Indoor Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus) is a popular aromatic herb that symbolizes remembrance, friendship, and loyalty.  Often sold during the holiday season in a decorated topiary form, the value of rosemary goes beyond its ornamental use. Since the Roman era, both fresh and dried rosemary has been used for cosmetics, medicinal, and culinary purposes.  […]

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Winter Mulch Your Landscape Plants

Winterize Your Landscape Fluctuating temperatures in late fall and winter can cause considerable damage to many landscape plants.  Especially when the temperature suddenly drops into the 20s, landscape plants need an extra layer of winter protection if there is little or no snow cover. One of the best blanket covers to protect the crown and […]

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