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Master Gardener Project wins national award

Article by Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen, Interim Horticulture Educator, Kenosha  and Racine counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. The Kenosha County Center All-America Selections (AAS) Display & Demonstration Garden in Bristol was awarded third place in the 2017 AAS Landscape Design Contest!  This garden is an approved project of the UW-Extension Master Gardener Program. This landscape design contest […]

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Use of digital media can support parenting skills with ‘little ones’

Article by Jen Reese, Interim Youth Educator, Kenosha  and Racine counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. Digital media is often considered a barrier to positive parenting. However, parents can use technology and digital media as one tool in building a positive relationship with their infants, toddlers and preschoolers, when used with you and in an […]

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Interactivity Foundation facilitates public policy discussions

Article by Amy Greil, community natural resource and economic development educator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. What is an appropriate public policy response to assure public safety? This is just one of the many questions I have been hearing since the Las Vegas tragedy on Oct. 1. I know that the health […]

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Use of digital media can support parenting skills with adolescents

Article by Jen Reese,Youth Educator, Kenosha  and Racine counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. It may be a little more natural to think that the use of digital media would not contribute to positive parenting, but in fact, it certainly can! Successful parenting of adolescents involves the following responsibilities: Advocate and Connect: Advocate for and provide […]

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Fall for a beautiful landscape with these garden tasks

Article by Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen, Interim Horticulture Educator, Kenosha  and Racine counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. With the record-setting heat our area has experienced lately, it is hard to believe the growing season is coming to a close. Some garden tasks that are best done in fall can be done at this time. “Dig. Drop. Done.” […]

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Tubakia leaf spot considered a cosmetic disease

Article by Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen, Interim Horticulture Educator, Kenosha  and Racine counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. Question: I’ve noticed brown spots have developed on some of my oak tree leaves. The leaves didn’t have these spots earlier in the season. Is an insect or a disease causing this? What could this be? — N.C. Answer: […]

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New nutrient fact labels get a makeover

Article by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Educator, Kenosha/Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. We teach participants of all ages how to read nutrient fact labels. There are many “a-ha” moments when label reading comes up, a common surprise being that the information provided on the label is per serving rather than for the entire package. […]

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The Farm Bill and You

Article by Leigh Presley, agriculture educator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. One item of legislation we’re not hearing much about in popular media lately is the Farm Bill.  Though it may not seem flashy or exciting at face value, it’s very important.  Simply put, the Farm Bill is the primary source of […]

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What will Foxconn jobs look like?

Article by Amy Greil, community natural resource and economic development educator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News.   My colleague Matt Kures from University Wisconsin-Extension’s Center for Community and Economic Development has been investigating potential impacts and aspects of the Foxconn Technology Group’s proposed entry into southeastern Wisconsin. As the facility initially expects […]

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Urban Forestry Workshop: Tree Pruning

A one day workshop for professionals involved in community tree care will be held on November 2, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol.  UWEX and the WI DNR have teamed up to host this educational opportunity that will be taught by tree professionals from Wachtel Tree Service, Inc. […]

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