Lessons learned from a sourdough journey

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. I’ve never been much of a baker, but like many others, I’ve jumped on the bandwagon these last few weeks and decided to try my hand at the art and science of sourdough bread. With just water, flour, time and the […]

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The history and celebration of June Dairy Month

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Our nation has been celebrating dairy products and the dairy industry in June since the late 1930s. I took a look back at the decade when June Dairy Month became a national celebration to provide some context for recognizing the importance […]

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Trends and influences on Wisconsin farmland values

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. The saying goes that farmers are land rich and cash poor. While calling any landowner poor might be a stretch, farmland is indeed is the most valuable asset on most farmer’s balance sheet. It’s also one asset that farmers try to […]

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Financial resources to help protect you

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the financial situation of large chunks of Americans. Throughout the spring months, millions of people nationwide lost employment and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an unemployment rate of 14.7% in April 2020. While […]

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Practice awareness with your senses

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. I am the type of person who goes through my weeks and months with not just one, but two calendars. Plotting out my work week in the 15-minute increments provided by Outlook and additionally keeping a physical calendar up to […]

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Reading in the park, with a twist, on county storywalk

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. A couple weeks ago, I sat in my office and ripped pages out of a book until it was completely disassembled. It was such a strange feeling, removing the pages just felt wrong. Luckily my goal was not to ruin […]

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Improve diet, exercise programs with fun, interactive online training

Article was written by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Extension Racine/Kenosha County Administrator Originally published in the Kenosha News Are you a parent or do you know a parent who could use some motivation and support to “up your game” on some of your health related habits? Maybe you’ve gained the “COVID-19 pounds” I’ve often heard lately, or find yourself […]

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2020 Kenosha & Racine Counties Agricultural Clean Sweep

2020 Kenosha & Racine Counties Agricultural Clean Sweep Wednesday, August 19, 1 PM – 4 PM Old Settlers Park (Racine Co Fairgrounds), 19805 Durand Avenue, Union Grove If you are an active farmer, owner of agricultural land, nursery, orchard, or greenhouse operator in Kenosha or Racine County you may bring in up to 200 pounds […]

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Managing Japanese Beetle Adults & Grubs

Managing Japanese Beetle Adults & Grubs While Minimizing Impacts on Pollinators Vijai Pandian, UW Madison Extension and PJ Liesch, UW Madison Entomology Established in Wisconsin in 1990’s, the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is a voracious defoliator of many landscape and garden plants. Roses, birches, lindens, grapes, raspberries, Norway maples, beans, apples, plums, crabapples, elms, beech, […]

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Summer Virtual Learning Community

Summer is here and the Institute of Positive Youth Development is excited to announce the offering of a “Summer Virtual Learning Community” for youth and families throughout Wisconsin! This means that youth and adults, in kindergarten and older, can choose from one or more virtual activities being offered from July 1-August 31. These high-quality virtual […]

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