Build It Strong: Child Care Business Foundations Course

Extension is proud to be facilitating the Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative – a business development opportunity for child care providers with support from Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, 9 Wisconsin Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, and Wisconsin Small Business Development Center. Through instruction, networking, and individual consultation, Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative supports child […]

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Food Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development (FEED) Project

Virtual Summer 2021 Workshop Series Learn tips for starting or expanding a successful food business from Wisconsin-based specialists and entrepreneurs! This no-cost series of online trainings is for people who are interested in starting or expanding small-scale food businesses in Wisconsin.  Stay tuned for Spanish-language only sessions on cooperatives and shared-used kitchens! Starting a Farm- […]

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Consumer Protection Workshops

UW-Madison Division of Extension Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties are hosting consumer protection workshops offered by the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) this summer. All workshops will be held on Zoom and registration is required. You may attend one or more workshops: Tuesday, June 22 […]

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Communication skills to further financial conversations

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Think about the people you encounter related to housing. People and places like landlords, property managers, realtors, banks, utility companies, plumber, roofer; there is an abundance of options. For the best success it isn’t only the transfer of service, but […]

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County hazardous waste collection set for Saturday

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Can you believe that, since 2016, more than 450,000 pounds of household hazardous chemicals, electronics, refrigerant waste and discarded appliances have been safely recycled and/or disposed of in Kenosha County through the annual Household Hazardous Waste events? These events, hosting county […]

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Now Hiring: 4-H Program Educator

The 4-H Program Educator is an integral part of the UW-Madison Division of Extension and works alongside the people of Wisconsin to improve lives and communities. Extension serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts. Join […]

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Master Gardener Volunteer Week

Master Gardener Volunteer Week April 5-9, 2021

Wednesday, April 7 is “Thank a Master Gardener Volunteer Day.” Extension wants to recognize all of our Master Gardener Volunteers for their dedication and contributions to Wisconsin.   Master Gardener Volunteers are an important part of University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Kenosha and Racine Counties.  Through hours of community service by answering diagnostic questions, educating the public […]

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Civility and diversity

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Dating back to 1850’s England, John Stuart Mill argued in an expansive and ground-breaking essay titled “On Liberty” that the charge of people to inform themselves and speak their minds as a matter of necessity.  It is through reasoned argument and […]

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Kenosha County will Turn the Town Blue in April

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Each year, the month of April is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month throughout the country. Locally, Kenosha County holds its Turn the Town Blue Campaign during April. The campaign works to raise awareness around issues surrounding child abuse and […]

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Our agriculture economy: Looking back and at 2021

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. About a year ago, I wrote an article about the 2020 agricultural outlook, with just two sentences devoted to the potential impact of coronavirus on the ag economy. As we look back on the last 12 crazy months, the impact on […]

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