Arbor Day Celebration 2022

We are grateful to live and work in Kenosha County, a community so clearly dedicated to the conservation of our natural resources, promoting urban trees and sustainable eco-system. Please join us in our celebration of Arbor Day on April 29th, 1.30 P.M. to plant and dedicate our new Arboretum at Kenosha County Center for environmental […]

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Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2022 Collection Event is May 7

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, which will be held on May 7. “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 said. […]

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Community newsletter: Understanding public budgets and gearing up for elections

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. In a groundswell of interest in elected office through the upcoming elections — the primary scheduled for Feb. 15, and the general election slated for April 5 — Kenosha County sees the highest number of contested races in more than a […]

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Mindful money practices can take stress out of the new year

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. The beginning of a new year can be stressful, money-wise. A swirl of celebration, buying gifts and food has settled down and credit card statements have started to roll in. Although for many Americans, every month is a stressful financial […]

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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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