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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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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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Investments in civic health will be needed as we recover

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. o doubt Kenosha has, over the past weeks, experienced tremendous tragedy and challenge during which community members have demonstrated remarkable moments of grace, courage and fortitude. While the road to recovery and healing will be long and deliberate, it is a […]

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Soil health on the big screen

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. A new climate change documentary called “Kiss the Ground” came out on Netflix this week. Lots of famous people are featured in the film, lending their two cents, pretty faces and platforms to the dialog. But the real star of the […]

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. During the Youth Mental Health First Aid program, there is a brief activity where participants partner up to practice saying to one another without response, “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” Having people ask the question is not the beginning […]

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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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