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Considerations for purchasing rural property

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley I have a confession. Though much of my work pertains to rural affairs, I’m currently a city dweller. Life events have led me from the quiet countryside to a variety of living situations in semi-urban and urban settings. I value the experiences I’ve had living […]

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Managing stress in our busy lives

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-being Educator, Mary Metten In the busy day-to-day, life gets stressful. It is difficult to tend to the list of things that need to be done, should have been done and already have been done. Our lives are on the move. We learn to multitask as a […]

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20under40: Working to develop ‘community’

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil I consider myself lucky for having found a passion not only in my career but in a career that connects me deeply to Kenosha County’s community. As a community development educator with Kenosha County University of Wisconsin-Extension, I am often asked, “But Amy, what […]

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A look at globalization and social impact networks

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil Since the mid-20th century, globalization has increased the pace of information technology and has changed the way people solve problems. Globalization disperses expertise, “flattens” access to low-cost/free information and “loosens/strengthens” degrees of boundedness of organizational structures. It has been an exciting period of new […]

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Addressing financial security in our community

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Health and Well-being Educator, Mary Metten I’m new here. Starting a job comes with all sorts of new things: new culture at work, new people, new skills to learn, new day-to-day schedule, etc. All of those new things I was expecting and planning for. One aspect of the new […]

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Rust diseases require two hosts to complete life cycle

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen Question: What is the difference between cedar-apple rust and cedar-hawthorn rust? I am familiar with cedar apple rust but was told by a landscaper my serviceberry tree may be affected by cedar-hawthorn rust. How can these diseases be managed? — J.S. Answer: In addition to […]

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Water management on Wisconsin farms

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley Water, and lots of it. May and June have pushed precipitation totals well above what’s considered normal for our corner of Wisconsin. As I watch local stream and river levels rise, I think about how water moves throughout our area’s watersheds and what it […]

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The push toward perennial agriculture

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley Retirement means more fun and travel and less time for planting, watering and carefully tending to the marigolds, petunias and coleus that were often destined to compete at the county fair. I’ve found in my own flower garden that perennial plants are also a […]

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Lawn Chair Learning 2018

The UW-Extension horticulture program will be offering the “Lawn Chair Learning” series on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 pm beginning May 22 at various Master Gardener project sites throughout Kenosha and Racine Counties. The theme for the series this year is “Garden Genres”, featuring projects with specific types of gardens.  Additional information can be […]

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Dairy Margin Protection Program Info Session

The Walworth and Racine/Kenosha/Milwaukee County Farm Service Agency, along with Kenosha and Racine County UW-Extension, is hosting a Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) informational meeting on Monday, May 7 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Walworth County Government Center, 100 W. Walworth St. Room 214, Elkhorn, WI 53121. The meeting will include a presentation by Mark Stephenson, PhD, […]

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