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Message to Our Community

Extension Kenosha County shares in the heartbreak of the tragic and senseless loss of yet another Black life. The thousands of individuals who have come together to stand up for justice gives us hope that we can end the systemic racism that plagues our communities and our country. As community educators, we are committed to […]

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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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New 4-H Volunteer Orientation

Kenosha County 4-H is seeking more amazing volunteers! There are a variety of ways to serve as a 4-H volunteer. This could include as a Project Leader, Club Leader, Camp Chaperone, or episodically…here and there, when you can fit it into your schedule! One of the first steps to becoming a registered 4-H volunteer is […]

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Advancing the cutting edge of agriculture with new crops

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. A few years back a local resident gave me some educational bulletins from the year 1914, highlighting findings of livestock and agronomy research performed at the University of Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Stations and county demonstration plots throughout the state. One of […]

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DATCP Guidance on Unsolicited Seed Packages

DATCP Guidance on Unsolicited Seed Packages Release Date: July 28, 2020 Media Contact: Grace Atherton, Communications Director, (608) 224-5020, Grace.Atherton@wisconsin.gov MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has been notified that some Wisconsin residents have received unsolicited packages in the mail containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. […]

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Lessons learned from a sourdough journey

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. I’ve never been much of a baker, but like many others, I’ve jumped on the bandwagon these last few weeks and decided to try my hand at the art and science of sourdough bread. With just water, flour, time and the […]

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The history and celebration of June Dairy Month

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Our nation has been celebrating dairy products and the dairy industry in June since the late 1930s. I took a look back at the decade when June Dairy Month became a national celebration to provide some context for recognizing the importance […]

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Trends and influences on Wisconsin farmland values

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. The saying goes that farmers are land rich and cash poor. While calling any landowner poor might be a stretch, farmland is indeed is the most valuable asset on most farmer’s balance sheet. It’s also one asset that farmers try to […]

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Financial resources to help protect you

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the financial situation of large chunks of Americans. Throughout the spring months, millions of people nationwide lost employment and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an unemployment rate of 14.7% in April 2020. While […]

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Practice awareness with your senses

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. I am the type of person who goes through my weeks and months with not just one, but two calendars. Plotting out my work week in the 15-minute increments provided by Outlook and additionally keeping a physical calendar up to […]

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Reading in the park, with a twist, on county storywalk

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. A couple weeks ago, I sat in my office and ripped pages out of a book until it was completely disassembled. It was such a strange feeling, removing the pages just felt wrong. Luckily my goal was not to ruin […]

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