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Summer Field Day

The Watershed Protection Committee of Racine County is hosting a summer field day on September 11th for farmers and rural landowners in Kenosha and Racine Counties.  The field day will highlight practices such as no-till and cover crops that local farmers are using to improve soil health.  The event is free and lunch is included, […]

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Snapshot Day 2019

Saturday, August 17th 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM Kenosha County Center 19600 75th St. Bristol, WI 53104 Multiple locations across Wisconsin Free Event Register by August 2nd to get a free Snapshot Day tote bag & boot brush! REGISTER ONLINE FLYER Event Details This statewide, one-day event connects volunteers, water lovers, and local groups in […]

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Grass farmers generate profits from pastures

Article written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. For those who hate mowing the lawn, it hasn’t been a fun summer. The abundant moisture has kept the mower blades running and my old tennis shoes tinged with green. Though this growing season has proved challenging for many crops, we’ve had […]

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Slowing down to the present

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. How often are we reading, and listening, and talking, and eating, and thinking? Having the ability, or perceived ability, to do several things simultaneously is how many of us attempt to keep up with high demands at work, home and […]

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Managing Japanese Beetle Adults & Grubs While Minimizing Impacts on Pollinators

Article by 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, asparagus and rhubarb are some of its favorite plant […]

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Apprenticeships As A Post-High School Option

Article written by Vickie Leflore, Youth Development Extension Educator. Originally published in the Kenosha News. Some recent grads may not want to attend a four-year college. For those desiring to have more direct hands-on learning, exploring apprenticeship opportunities may be more advantageous. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, an “apprenticeship is a proven approach […]

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Poison Ivy – Leaves of Three, Let it Be

By Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator for Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Racine Counties Summer is a great time to explore Wisconsin’s rich natural resources. When you camp, bike, or hike you may encounter diverse trees, shrubs or vines but none are as easily recognizable to “Poison Ivy” (Toxodendron radicans) with its distinct three leaflets. Poison Ivy, […]

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New Nutrient Fact Label: Guide to improved health

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Kenosha/Racine Counties FoodWIse Administrator, Terri Ward You may have noticed changes on the Nutrient Fact Labels on many foods. The updates target links between ways to monitor your diet and chronic food-related diseases such as obesity and heart disease and will make it easier for consumers to make better-informed […]

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Mid-Summer Garden Chores

By Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator for Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Racine Counties July is the prime time to keep up with your garden maintenance. Beyond weeding and mulching, there are other essential chores that can help your landscape and garden plants to stay healthy and fresh. Schedule your second lawn fertilization with 1 lb. of […]

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Lincoln Park plays vital role in health of Kenosha

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil Public parks and open spaces have long been seen as assets in a local community. Lincoln Park is one such Kenosha-specific asset to me as a 42-acre green space with expanses of sports fields and flower gardens, nestled within a residential neighborhood on Kenosha’s […]

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