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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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Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2020 collection event is July 25th

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, which will hold its Collection Event July 25th. “The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha County residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way,” Kreuser […]

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Highlights of Taking Care of You

Highlights of Taking Care of You will be offered virtually beginning July 20th and will take place Mondays and Wednesdays through August 12th at 1pm. Please visit https://go.wisc.edu/w5z64m to register. Taking Care of You (TCY) is a research-based program that offers practical strategies and experiences to help people deal with the stress in their lives. Managing […]

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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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