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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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Gratitude can increase health and personal well-being

Article by Amy Greil, community natural resource and economic development educator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. As we have enjoyed another Thanksgiving holiday, I thought it fitting to explore what research tells us about gratitude. More than a time of year, Thanksgiving is shown to be a key component to personal well-being […]

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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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