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UW-Extension: Neighborhoods crucial to creative economy

Article by Amy Greil, Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator Here I go again talking about arts, culture and creativity. I cannot help myself because I am so proud that Kenosha’s first ever Creative Economy Strategic Plan has now been released to the public and outlines — finally — a common road map to […]

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HarborMarket accepting SNAP for third year

Article by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Administrator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Kenosha News Article This season marks the third year Kenosha HarborMarket will accept the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), formerly knows as food stamps; and the second year of the successful dollar-matching program called “MarketMoola”, which provides up to $20 of matching funds to […]

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February: “You Either Lead by Example or You Don’t Lead At All”

This month’s theme for the day was “You Either Lead By Example or You Don’t Lead At All”, focusing on goals of learning about local businesses, the Kenosha business climate and skills on leading the process of change.   We spent the day at Uline – a perfect setting for learning about local businesses and Kenosha’s […]

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January: “Challenge is the Crucible for Greatness”

The theme for the January Leadership Kenosha meeting was “Challenge is the Crucible for Greatness.” Our first goal for the day was to increase our knowledge of, and skills for, conflict resolution. To this end, Mr. Robert Beezat, author, and consultant with GovHR USA, helped us understand the dynamics of conflict management. He stated that […]

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December: “Trust Rules”

“Trust Rules” served as the theme for this month’s class. We began the day at the Kenosha County Administration Building, learning about the structure of our county government, the roles of local officials and learning why our local leaders chose to become involved in government.  A big thanks to Jennie Tunkieicz, Kimberly Breunig, Curt Wilson, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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