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COVID-19 – Food and Financial Resources; Staff Availability

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, Kenosha County, and federal agencies, our Extension team often works remotely. Extension programs have been transitioned to video conference, when feasible. The Extension, Planning and Development office is open during regular business hours; however, call 262-857-1945 or email uwextension@kenoshacounty.org […]

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A practice of gratitude

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Thinking back to a movie I watched a lot with my brother as kids, Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” All at once, it […]

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Spring into Gardening Speakers Bio

SPRING INTO GARDENING – 2021 – BIOS DOUG SOLDAT Doug Soldat is a professor and extension specialist in the Department of Soil Science at UW-Madison. His research, teaching, and extension programs deal with improving the agronomic, economic, and environmental sustainability of maintaining turfgrass. He is a native Wisconsinite and earned his Ph.D. in Horticulture at […]

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2021 Landscape Short Course Speakers Bio

Course Speakers Nina Lauren Bassuk, Ph.D. Nina is a professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Dr. Bassuk is also a professor and program leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University and sits on the board of the New York […]

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Rent Smart – Train the Trainer

Rent Smart focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience. Join us on December 3-4 to learn to facilitate the Rent Smart program effectively in your organization and community. Register HERE Learn more about the Rent Smart program HERE

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Winter mulch your landscape plants

Article was written by Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Fluctuating temperatures in late fall and winter can cause considerable damage to many landscape plants, especially when the temperature suddenly drops into the 20s, landscape plants need an extra layer of winter protection if there is little or no snow cover. […]

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Hunting and agriculture closely tied

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. My dog Barkley left for a pheasant hunting trip to South Dakota this week. Barkley loves to run around, but when it comes to finding birds, he doesn’t quite live up to his pedigree — a fault I attribute more to […]

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Heart of the Farm – Online Coffee Chats

Extension’s Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture program will kick-off it’s statewide online ‘Coffee Chat’ series on Monday Nov. 9, 2020 at 10 a.m with a presentation by Wisconsin’s renowned rural historian, Jerry Apps. The ‘Coffee Chats’ will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.) through March 2021.  […]

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Processing and recovering from community trauma

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Community trauma. Whether through natural disasters, public health crises or tragic social events spurring community-level violence, these are deeply felt by residents but often not recognized. Like so many of you, since Sunday, Aug. 23, I have been processing the Kenosha […]

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Kenosha County Youth as Resources taking grant applications

Article originally published in the Kenosha News. Groups of Kenosha County youth who are in grades K-12 who want to make a difference in their community are encouraged to apply for grants from Kenosha County Youth As Resources. Youth As Resources is grant-giving organization that funds youth-designed and youth-led community service projects that benefit individuals […]

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Simple, healthy recipes to stretch your food dollars

Article was written by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Nutrition Administrator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. Many changes and new needs have arisen in the world of food supply and distribution since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Food pantries, in particular, have been hard at work altering their food supply and distribution systems to […]

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