Youth as Resources Board Recruitment

The Kenosha County Youth As Resources Program is currently recruiting youth board members for the 2019-20 year. Youth As Resources (YAR) is a grant-giving organization that helps youth groups in Kenosha County to plan and implement meaningful community service and service-learning projects. By involving youth in their communities, YAR not only empowers young people to […]

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Your Farm Future Program

UW-Extension is offering a program on March 20th in Burlington for local farmers planning and preparing for the future of their farm business in the context of current challenging economic conditions. To register, fill out the slip on the flyer found here: Farm Future Flyer Questions? Contact the Extension Racine and Kenosha County office at 262-857-1948.

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What a winter!

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen It’s been a wild winter! Extended days of subzero temperatures, high winds and mixed precipitation have plagued our region disrupting school schedules, travel plans and morning commutes. As humans, we have the ability to alter behavior in response to winter woes, but plants, the immobile […]

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Employers, employees need to consider total compensation

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil Who does not wish they could earn more? And at the same time, what employer does not want more commitment from their employees? What is the true win-win whereby both parties can be satisfied? I attended a recent event sponsored by Racine-Kenosha’s local chapter […]

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The power of self-esteem

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Vickie Leflore, Youth Development Extension Educator Webster’s Dictionary definition of self-esteem is having confidence or satisfaction with oneself. Having a positive outlook of oneself is critical to one’s growth and development. Raising youth who feel confident about themselves will have a lasting lifelong impact. Developing a positive self-concept as […]

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Spring into gardening 2019

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen Despite winter’s grasp, spring will soon arrive! Prepare for it by attending the 13th annual “Spring into Gardening” conference hosted by Racine County and Kenosha County Division of Extension. Registration is open through Feb. 23 for this event, which will be held on Saturday, March […]

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Take full advantage of the learning season

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley Late winter is the prime time for conferences, trainings and other educational events for farmers, landscapers and home gardeners who are busiest during the rest of the year. It’s the season for learning, planning and connecting. Though many of us are eagerly looking forward to […]

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Industrial Hemp Educational Webinar

February 25, 1 PM – 4:30 PM Kenosha County UW-Extension will be hosting a live stream of the Industrial Hemp Educational Meeting.  This meeting is designed to help interested growers learn more about rules, regulations and other basics for growing industrial hemp for seed, fiber or cannabidiol (CBD) oil. Call 262-857-1948 to register for the […]

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Building a capacity to thrive after adversity

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-Being Educator, Mary Metten Resilience: The capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress. An ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. At a recent workshop of an overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences, […]

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A guide to starting seedlings indoors

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen At this time of year, gardeners and plant enthusiasts start dreaming about the upcoming growing season and contemplate starting seeds indoors. There are many products on the market which aid in the process, from specially formulated seed-starting soil mixes to compressed soil pellets to dome-covered […]

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