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Employers need to get engaged to address labor shortage

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Southeastern Wisconsin, from an economic development perspective, is an engine to Wisconsin. There are nearly 350,000 people in Kenosha and Racine counties, with the population projected to grow between 30 percent to as much as 60 percent by the year […]

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Garden column: protecting your plants this winter

With snow on the ground and the forecast temperature in 20’s F, it’s not best to plant any leftover perennials in the ground for the season. However, you can overwinter any container perennials in an unheated garage or cold basement. Place the container plant inside a bigger container or wooden box. Use straw, leaves, hay, […]

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Resilient Farms Conference

Interested in starting a farm-based business or looking for ways to diversify your farm?  Join Compeer Financial and University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension for a one-day conference bringing together farmers and experts to explore and develop innovative business ideas to help you create more resiliency on the farm. Conference registration includes a choice of […]

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Winter Cow-Calf Workshop

Kenosha, Walworth, and Racine County UW-Extension offices will be hosting a Winter Cow-Calf Workshop. This year’s workshop focus will be on facilities and nutrition. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided in-between the two topics. Pre-registration is requested by Monday, November 25. To register, you may send in the registration form or call or email […]

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Tips for financing a college education

Article written by Vickie LeFlore, Positive Youth Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. The cost of attending college is becoming increasingly expensive. And the financial responsibility that comes with furthering one’s education is sometimes a major determining factor of a student choosing to attend or not attend. However, there are steps to making […]

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New report highlights fish farming in Wisconsin

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. A shortage of wild-caught yellow perch from Lake Erie is threatening the Wisconsin fish fry as we know it. The cause of the shortage, like the fish, seems hard to find. Warmer water temperatures and predation by larger fish might be […]

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Choosing to learn more about money

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Somehow, we are now in the back half of October. The weeks continue to fly by and I keep muttering, “How is it already …” — fill in the date. As we inch closer and closer to the holiday season, […]

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Garden Column: Putting Your Garden to Bed for Winter

By Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator for Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Racine Counties. As the growing season comes to end, it is time to clean and put your garden to bed for the winter.  A good fall cleanup provides multiple benefits for gardeners – reduces weed populations and disease, minimizes plant insect pests, prevents rodent infestation, […]

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The importance of early exposure to college for first-generation and low-income students

Article written by Vickie LeFlore, Positive Youth Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. First-generation and low-income students often face many obstacles. Jenna Kroboth wrote in a 2016 report, the barriers first-generation and low-income students face “make it difficult for them to move on to a post-secondary education.” “Since higher education is no longer […]

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Helping Farms and Communities De-stress

Article written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. I spent last Saturday at the Farm Aid festival in East Troy, working under the white tents of the Homegrown Village, a space dedicated to interactive exhibits focused on food and farming. Before the gates opened, I worried that the rain might […]

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