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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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“Kenosha’s Got Talent” Auditions Held at Kenosha Fusion

Contact:Jen Reese, Tel: 262-767-2915,  E-mail: info@kenoshasgottalent.com KENOSHA – On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 from 6:00-9:00pm at Kenosha Fusion, the second round of auditions will be held for “Kenosha’s Got Talent.” This event, brought to you by, United Way of Kenosha County, Youth As Resources, and Kenosha Creative Space is for anyone ages 12 and older to participate […]

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Youth in Governance Program Seeks New Members

For immediate release: December 26, 2017 Contact: Jen Reese, (262)767-2915 YOUTH IN GOVERNANCE PROGRAM SEEKS NEW MEMBERS  (Kenosha, WI) – Kenosha County Youth In Governance, a youth empowerment program that offers area teens the chance to directly participate in local government, is seeking nominations for motivated young people for the 2018-2019 program year. The requirements […]

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Forest products industry very much alive, but different

Forest products industry very much alive, but different Article by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Educator, Kenosha/Racine CountiesOriginally published in the Kenosha News. While things are starting to slow down for most farmers, harvest is just beginning for those who farm the forests. As the ground firms up with frost, loggers hit the woodlands of Wisconsin to bring […]

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Dealing with the food, human sides of the holiday season

Article by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Educator, Kenosha/Racine CountiesOriginally published in the Kenosha News. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I’m not sure if I find more pleasure cooking, teaching my kiddos to cook, serving and eating all of the wonderful comfort foods my family has enjoyed over the years, or celebrating the people I love by sharing […]

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