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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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May is Mental Health Month

May is mental health month. Register for these free virtual presentations to learn different strategies to help get through these difficult times: May 26 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.: Mental Health and Video Gaming with Aaron Wanserski, Video Gaming Outreach Director, Center for Suicide Awareness. May 27 from 4 to 5 p.m.: Facing Our Fears […]

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2020 Youth Tractor Safety Program

Registration is open for the 2020 youth tractor safety program, which begins June 2. This program will be a combination of online classroom instruction, in-person driving practice, and an in-person written and driving exam. More information & registration.

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Lawn & Garden Questions?

Get your lawn & garden questions answered by our WI Master Gardener Volunteers serving at the Plant Health Advising (PHA) Offices in Kenosha, Milwaukee and Racine Counties in Wisconsin. Services: Plant diagnosis, plant disease testing*, garden related insect identification, soil testing*, landscape & gardening info, and plant identification. *- cost associated for testing, call/email for […]

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Adaptive leadership can help with challenging times

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. We are living in challenging times. Between March and mid-April 2020, three rounds of COVID-19 response stimulus packages—some the largest ever made law through federal policies—were approved to meet the crisis. These packages total nearly $2.5 trillion of what is presumably, […]

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Our food system in focus

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Seeing empty shelves at the grocery store triggers some thoughts about our food system. I recall going to the grocery store in mid-March and looking for garlic — not a clove to be found. I reflected on where most garlic comes […]

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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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