A journey of self-discovery with The Enneagram

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. As of 2013, I have been a certified facilitator and trainer of a personality and temperament assessment called Real Colors. This is based broadly on the Myers Briggs Test but in a much, much simpler form. A way I can […]

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Cultivating Your Farm’s Future Workshop

Extension is hosting a farm succession and estate planning workshop on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Walworth County Government Center in Elkhorn from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. The program will address estate planning, retirement planning, long-term care options, tax considerations for farm transitions, and more. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually […]

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Healthy communities require multiple actions

Article was written by Terri Ward, Foodwise Extension Racine/Kenosha County Administrator Originally published in the Kenosha News In Kenosha County, rates of “food insecurity” – the inability to afford an adequate diet – are higher than those statewide. Wisconsin’s food insecurity rate is 10.5 percent for all residents and 16 percent for children, whereas Kenosha County’s […]

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A push toward resiliency in agriculture

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. As I write this, farmers are struggling to get their crops harvested. Wisconsin’s corn harvest progress is 44 percent complete, lagging far behind normal years. What they have been able to harvest is wet, a lot of it moldy, and some […]

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The keys to successful holiday season spending

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. My email is starting to flood with a lot of eye-catching, “30 percent off,” “Free shipping,” “Pre-Black Friday” advertisements. As I start to scroll through offers, I stop myself and think about the things I need versus what just looks […]

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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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