Mental Health First Aid for the Farming Community

Just as CPR teaches you how to help someone having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to help someone experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. This skills-based course helps you identify, understand, and respond in crisis and non-crisis situations. Space is limited to 25 participants. Mental Health First Aid […]

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Rent Smart training – early 2022 dates

Registration is open for UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Rent Smart virtual training. Rent Smart is designed for people with little or no rental experience or those that have had difficulty obtaining rental housing. Visit https://go.wisc.edu/Rentsmartregister for more information and to register for upcoming sessions.

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NEW!! The Extension Farm Management Program

NEW!! The Extension Farm Management Program is debuting a monthly newsletter to highlight farm management educational programs, staff, and events happening across the state.  This newsletter will not be regularly emailed out to all colleagues.  If you are interested in receiving updates and highlights from the Farm Management Program, please subscribe using the link below. https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1962331/1923854/  

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New & Easy Options!! Private Pesticide Applicator Training – 2022

2022 Private pesticide applicator training program will be hosted in multiple training platforms:    1) In-person training session and certification exam on February 28, 2022 at Kenosha County Center   2) Live Zoom webinar training (Call/email the Racine County Extension office to schedule certification exam) on December 7, January 25, February 15, March 15, and April […]

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Fall is a good time to do a soil test

Before setting your garden to rest for the winter, think of ways to improve your garden soil for next year’s crop. A healthy garden soil is the foundation for successful gardening, and a simple soil test can reveal the existing nutrient levels in the soil and help in strategizing your efforts to improve the soil […]

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Stinking Stink Bug!!!

Watch out for the pesky “Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)” that sneaks into the homes at this time of the year.  In the last few years, the population of BMSB increased in southeast Wisconsin and in several other regions in the state. BMSB is native to Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan) and was first […]

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Over-Seeding Lawns in Autumn

After stressful summer, lawn grasses in Wisconsin rejuvenate in autumn and it is considered one of the best times to seed, renovate and establish new lawns. Moderate temperatures in 70’s and ample soil moisture in September promotes speedy establishment of lawn grasses.  Summer annual weeds like crabgrass ends its life cycle in September and doesn’t […]

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Wisconsin Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training Available

There will be an in-person Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training on October 26, at the Walworth County Government Center, 100 W Walworth St, Elkhorn.  Check-in at 5:00 p.m., starts at 5:30 p.m., ends by 8:30 p.m. No walk-ins will be allowed. Event flyer can be found here: BQA Flyer. Due to limited capacity, it is encouraged […]

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Virtual WeCOPE series

WeCOPE is an evidence-based program that helps adults cope with life stress. WeCOPE has been shown to reduce stress and depression, increase positive affect, and improve health behaviors in randomized trials. Managing life’s challenges in healthy ways allows participants to take better care of themselves and others. This 7-session program will meet via Zoom. Register […]

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