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Early College and Career Exposure

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Vickie Leflore, Youth Development Extension Educator Many schools and communities are transforming to provide early college and career exploration to a younger generation of students. Engaging students in activities that connect them to a variety of careers is happening as early as elementary and middle school. This idea aspires […]

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Stress on the Farm

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley Listen to the news, and you’re likely going to hear something about the great economic times we’re experiencing: job growth, low unemployment, wage gains, or our huge local construction boom. But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows for everyone — farmers in particular aren’t feeling […]

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Resilient Farms Conference

Resilient Farms Conference Will Help Farmers Explore Ideas for Creating New Revenue Trisha Wagner, UW-Extension Farm Management Program, trisha.wagner@ces.uwex.edu Faced with lower milk and commodity prices, many Wisconsin farmers are looking to diversify and add new revenue streams. Towards that end, Compeer Financial and University of Wisconsin-Extension have planned to host the Resilient Farms Conference, a […]

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Dairy Revenue Protection Program

UW-Extension is hosting a meeting on February 6th in Burlington for farmers interested in learning about the Dairy Revenue Protection program, a new federal insurance tool, with a quarterly payout to dairy farms when milk revenue falls below their insured revenue level. Mark Stephenson, Director of the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability, will provide a comprehensive […]

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Park landscaping work includes planting of native prairie species

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen The landscape at Petrifying Springs Park continues to change. Park visitors may have noticed work being done on some areas located in and adjacent to parking lots 3, 4 and 5. The islands in all three lots, along with retention areas near lots 3 and […]

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Housing concerns a major issue in community

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil I attended a local housing roundtable for municipal leaders last week, and it dawned on me just how much the economy and the housing market are intertwined. Economic expansion begets housing development while housing development begets economic expansion. In a Kenosha County economy that […]

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Rhizosphaera needlecast on spruce trees

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Horticulture Educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen Question: Several of the spruce trees in my yard seem to be dying. The inner needles on the lower branches turned brown, and many have dropped from the trees. The trees are growing in a row, and it appears that the problem is spreading from […]

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A+ for teachers leading us to a healthier community

Article by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Educator, Kenosha/Racine CountiesOriginally published in the Kenosha News As I wrap up year-end reporting for the FoodWIse program, I’ve noticed an awesome trend from last school year I just have to share. Our program teaches nutrition and evaluates the results in many schools in Kenosha County, and we have seen exceptional […]

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Recognizing the real value of local farmland

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Agriculture Educator, Leigh Presley Talking shop with my UW-Extension colleagues throughout the state usually involves discussion of upcoming programs, the weather, and how crops are looking in our respective counties. But lately one question is posed to me again and again: “How ’bout all that development down there?” So […]

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The Middle Years of High School: Sophomore and Junior Year

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Vickie Leflore, Youth Development Extension Educator You’re not a new freshman and this is not your senior year of high school, preparing to move on with your life … you are in the middle of your high school career. Sophomore and junior year are extremely important years, just […]

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