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The facts about family farms

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Behind every farm field, barn full of cows, orchard of trees, or silo filled with grain is a business — each unique in its ownership, structure and sources of income. These characteristics aren’t easy to decipher while driving down a country […]

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The dark side of higher education: student loan debt

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Today I am exploring, in public with trepidation, the implications of the dark side of my higher education experience: Student loan debt. While I, like presumably many former students, would not trade that experience/opportunity for the world, nonetheless I have resigned […]

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The strategy of recasting to support resilience

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Life is stressful. Whether it is daily stress, like driving in a crowded area or running late, or something more profound, like the death of a loved one or loss of a job, stressful situations come to find everyone. When […]

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Spring into gardening 2020

Despite winter’s grasp, spring will soon arrive! Prepare for it by attending the 14th annual “Spring into Gardening” conference hosted by Extension Kenosha and Racine Counties. Registration is open through Feb. 24 for this event, which will be held on Saturday, March 7, at Union Grove High School. The day will begin with a keynote […]

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Introduction to Plant Diagnostics Training Program

All Master Gardener Volunteers are welcome to attend the Intro to Plant Diagnostics training program which counts towards the Master Gardener continuing education units. Register by March 10th for this informative workshop. Intro to plant diagnostics flyer and agenda Dates: Saturday, March 14th at Boerner Botanical Garden (9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI) OR Saturday, […]

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The power of youth voice

Article written by Vickie LeFlore, Positive Youth Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Youth-adult partnerships are joint efforts that allow youth and adults to work toward common interests and goals. These ventures are mutually beneficial and impactful when they bloom from trust and authenticity. It is imperative that adults see young people as […]

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Understand how long information stays on your credit report

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report” Campaign conducts an annual survey of participants. In 2018, 35% of respondents reported knowing very little or nothing about how long information stays on a report. It is […]

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Mental Health First Aid Course

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. Two courses will be offered for 1) adults interacting with adults, and 2) adults interacting with youth. Registration closes the week before February 21st. Register today! Date: Friday, […]

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The significance of wellness in daily life

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Wellness around the holidays can be a tricky task to accomplish, and that’s not only referring to keeping yourself sickness free. December is a stretch of lots of people, places, and scrambling to end the year on a high note. […]

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