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SE Wisconsin Farmers + Markets Spring Summit

Save the Date!  Thursday, March 19th 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Veterans Terrace in Burlington, Wisconsin Network with fellow farmers, visit market manager booths, and hear presentations on: Connecting with and selling to restaurants New local financing opportunities Improving marketing strategies and engaging with consumers Food safety regulations and updates Value-added production New products and […]


QuickBooks Workshop for Farm Financial Recordkeeping

Saturday, February 7, 2015; 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Walworth County Government Center, 100 W. Walworth Street, Elkhorn, WI During this one day hands-on computer session you will develop a simple set of farm financial records and reports while learning basic accounting skills for use with QuickBooks. Learn how the program is structured, how it files work, and […]

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Kenosha County UW-Extension Launches Recycling Website

(10/24/2014, Kenosha, WI) Kenosha County UW-Extension announces that it has launched its Kenosha and Racine Counties Recycle Guide website for residential and commercial sectors. Features of the website include a searchable database for many hazardous waste products that can be recycled through municipal and private sector recycling firms servicing the two counties. As a ‘one […]

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2015-16 Youth in Governance Program

Youth In Governance, a youth empowerment program that offers area teens the chance to directly participate in local government and community service, is seeking nominations for outstanding and motivated young people for the 2015-2016 year. The requirements to participate in Youth in Governance are: Youth  must currently be a high school student in the 10th […]

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Fertilizing Your Garden

Question: I’ve had a vegetable garden for years. I’ve taken good care of the soil by adding different kinds of manure and compost for many years. The garden hasn’t produced very well the past couple of years so I had a soil test done as you suggested. I’m a little confused by the results. It […]


Holiday cheer is no reason to forget to reduce, reuse and recycle.

After you open gifts and drink your share of eggnog, think about what to do with all those discarded boxes, recently-replaced electronics and left-over food scraps. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) the holiday season of Thanksgiving to New Year Day creates nearly 25% more household waste than other times of the […]

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The Legend of the Christmas Tree

I think the lore and symbolism of plants is fascinating. On this Christmas Day let’s look the history and legend of the Christmas tree. Decorated trees can be traced back to the ancient Roman winter festival of Saturnalia.  Trees were ornamented with pieces of metal in honor of Saturn the god of agriculture. During the […]

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Sweet Cherry Pollination

Question: I have a Bing cherry tree in my yard that is several years old. Some years the tree has bloomed and some years it hasn’t. Even years when the tree bloomed it didn’t have cherries. I’ve heard some fruit trees need another tree for pollination. Is this true in sweet cherries and what do you recommend? F.M.