UW-Madison Extension provides tailored community resources to respond to COVID-19

In response to the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, UW-Madison Division of Extension temporarily overhauled its service delivery model. By moving youth development trainings to an online format and preparing easy-to-use roadmaps for financial assistance, Extension researchers and educators provide valuable resources at a confusing and concerning time. School and business closures in […]

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Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19

Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19 The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is impacting household, communities, and businesses. A new national survey shows that 1 in 5 households in the US have already had their income cut or stopped altogether. The frequently asked questions highlight some common financial challenges as a result of the […]

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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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Office Availability During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, and federal agencies our office will have limited availability and access. Our staff are working remotely and many of our programs have been postponed or are being held via video conference. Call 262-857-1945 or email UWExtension@kenoshacounty.org for more information. For […]

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Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2020 collection event is May 2

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, which will hold its Collection Event May 2. “The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha County residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way,” Kreuser […]

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Food Bank nonprofit set to launch

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Last week, our largest food pantry in Kenosha County hosted a ribbon-cutting of its relocated pantry facility that is now housed on the same site as its emergency shelter program. Congratulations to Shalom Center’s leadership, staff and volunteers. The nearly 10,000 […]

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Lots of ways ‘Money Matters’

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. We are now in the thick of tax filing and return season. This is a time some receive a lump sum of money with a return and some will owe at the end of it all. With money on the […]

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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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