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Introduction to Plant Diagnostics Training Program

All Master Gardener Volunteers are welcome to attend the Intro to Plant Diagnostics training program which counts towards the Master Gardener continuing education units. Register by March 10th for this informative workshop. Intro to plant diagnostics flyer and agenda Dates: Saturday, March 14th at Boerner Botanical Garden (9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI) OR Saturday, […]

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The power of youth voice

Article written by Vickie LeFlore, Positive Youth Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Youth-adult partnerships are joint efforts that allow youth and adults to work toward common interests and goals. These ventures are mutually beneficial and impactful when they bloom from trust and authenticity. It is imperative that adults see young people as […]

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Understand how long information stays on your credit report

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report” Campaign conducts an annual survey of participants. In 2018, 35% of respondents reported knowing very little or nothing about how long information stays on a report. It is […]

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Mental Health First Aid Course

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. Two courses will be offered for 1) adults interacting with adults, and 2) adults interacting with youth. Registration closes the week before February 21st. Register today! Date: Friday, […]

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The significance of wellness in daily life

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Wellness around the holidays can be a tricky task to accomplish, and that’s not only referring to keeping yourself sickness free. December is a stretch of lots of people, places, and scrambling to end the year on a high note. […]

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A journey of self-discovery with The Enneagram

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. As of 2013, I have been a certified facilitator and trainer of a personality and temperament assessment called Real Colors. This is based broadly on the Myers Briggs Test but in a much, much simpler form. A way I can […]

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Cultivating Your Farm’s Future Workshop

Extension is hosting a farm succession and estate planning workshop on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Walworth County Government Center in Elkhorn from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. The program will address estate planning, retirement planning, long-term care options, tax considerations for farm transitions, and more. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually […]

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2020 Landscape and Grounds Maintenance Short Course

Registration for the 2020 Landscape and Grounds Maintenance Short Course is now open.  This four-week short course is intended for green industry and landscape professionals, park and grounds maintenance staff, and horticultural enthusiasts interested in learning more. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation is available upon request (must register by January 10th if requesting). English Brochure Spanish Brochure […]

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Healthy communities require multiple actions

Article was written by Terri Ward, Foodwise Extension Racine/Kenosha County Administrator Originally published in the Kenosha News In Kenosha County, rates of “food insecurity” – the inability to afford an adequate diet – are higher than those statewide. Wisconsin’s food insecurity rate is 10.5 percent for all residents and 16 percent for children, whereas Kenosha County’s […]

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