• Kenosha County 4-H Open House

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Kenosha County Center located at 19600 75th Street (Hwy 45 & 50) Bristol, WI 53104

    4-H is open to Kindergarten through 12th grade.

    Come check out the different activities and projects you can participate in

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Farm Succession Live Webinar Series

UW-Extension is offering a series of webinars on farm succession and estate planning.  All sessions require participants to attend in-person at the Walworth County UW-Extension Office, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn, WI.  Registration is $5/person/session or $25 for the complete series – cost includes materials and snacks. Pre-registration is required. Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/kJ9ooiCT0YXuERMa2, by […]


Agricultural Grants Workshop October 6th

UW-Extension in partnership with the USDA, Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute will host a one-day Agricultural Grants Workshop to help farmers learn about potential grants, as well as cost-share programs and other financing options. The workshop will be held on Thursday, October 6th from 9 AM – 4 PM […]


Cover Crops

Kenosha News – August 4, 2016 Barb Larson, Horticulture Educator Question: My vegetable garden is quite a few years old. There were several problems in the garden early on so I harvested as much as I could. Instead of planting again, I’d like to try a cover crop. I’ve heard cover crops are a good […]


Lawn Drought

Kenosha News – July 21, 2016 Barb Larson, Horticulture Educator Question: A nice lawn is important to me. I don’t mind letting it turn brown but the grass is almost crispy and I don’t want it to die. Is there anything I should do to keep the lawn alive if it doesn’t rain? J.S. Answer: […]


Ants in Tree / Trunk Damage

Kenosha News – July 7, 2016 Barb Larson, Horticulture Educator Question: My problem is with ants in a maple tree in my yard. The trunk has a split and a “hole” and ants, I think carpenter ants, big black ones, are all over the tree. My wife is certain the ants will kill the tree and it […]


Kenosha Kitchens: User Survey

Would you use a community commercial kitchen to grow your food-related business?  Are you working as a local food processor, caterer, food truck operator, baker or some related role?  We would like to hear from you! A group of local leaders are working towards the creation of a Kenosha Kitchen serving the needs of local […]


Mulching shrubs

Question: I read your June 2nd article about weed barriers in your vegetable garden. Can I do the same thing in an area that I have hydrangeas growing? Would I use the newspaper layer and the same options for on top of the newspaper? I love my hydrangeas but am constantly weeding around them all summer long, even though I hand pull I get new weeds all the time!

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July / August Home Lite

Here is the July/August Home Lite Some things of interest are: Calendars for July and August; Club Minutes; Paul Muhlenbeck Scholarship; Building Hosts for the Kenosha County Fair Pop and Pizza Stand Schedule YAR – Youth As Resources Friend of 4-H Alumni Award Kenosha County 4-H Hall of Fame

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Managing pests

Question: How can I manage unwanted bugs in my garden without harming beneficial pollinators? – M. K.