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Back-to-school food prep for success

The article was written by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Administrator. Originally published in The Kenosha News. Each back-to-school season, I try to add a few healthy habits to my family’s routine. Some are more popular than others; some failed because they just weren’t practical for our lifestyle, but a few “stuck” to become positive habits. Following […]

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Garden Column: Managing Wasps

By Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator for Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Racine Counties. Wasps often have a scary reputation for their painful sting, but they are highly beneficial insects in the ecosystem. They predate on many flies, caterpillars, and young insects that damages crop plants, and to a certain extent they also help in pollination.  Yellow […]

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Garden Column: Wild Cucumber Invasion

By Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator for Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Racine Counties. Wild Cucumber Invasion There is a timing for all plants including weeds to be conspicuous at a certain season in natural landscape. In autumn, one such attractive weed that has begun to catch attention in southeast Wisconsin is wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata).  Native […]

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Innovation is the engine for economic growth

Article written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Journal Times. Economists’ understanding of economic growth and development processes has evolved with the times to an appreciation, in 2019, that the engine of growth and development is innovation. New products and services, novel approaches to social issues, and an entrepreneurial spirit […]

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Adapting to rapid change in agriculture

Article written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. I recently spent a long weekend where I grew up, east of Wausau and north of Wisconsin’s Tension Zone, the natural division between the two major ecological regions of our state. Some would say that it’s also a reference to the lower […]

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First […]

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Back-to-school with a budget

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Households with school-age children will spend an average of almost $700 on back-to-school shopping this fall, according to the National Retail Federation. Clothing, electronics and school supplies are the top three expenses listed by families in the group’s annual July […]

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The importance of intergenerational bonding

Article written by Vickie LeFlore, Positive Youth Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. According to a June 2016 Stanford Report, “When older adults contribute to the well-being of youth, it cultivates a sense of purpose and extends benefits both ways.” In a world where everyone seems to be very busy, oftentimes the aging […]

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Summer Field Day

The Watershed Protection Committee of Racine County is hosting a summer field day on September 11th for farmers and rural landowners in Kenosha and Racine Counties.  The field day will highlight practices such as no-till and cover crops that local farmers are using to improve soil health.  The event is free and lunch is included, […]

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Snapshot Day 2019

Saturday, August 17th 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM Kenosha County Center 19600 75th St. Bristol, WI 53104 Multiple locations across Wisconsin Free Event Register by August 2nd to get a free Snapshot Day tote bag & boot brush! REGISTER ONLINE FLYER Event Details This statewide, one-day event connects volunteers, water lovers, and local groups in […]

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