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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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Sustainable Garden Tips

Article by Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen, Horticulture Educator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. Question:   I’m trying to be sustainable with my yard and allow non-grass plants to grow among the grass in my lawn.  Should I be eliminating the non-natives plants to reduce the risk of competing with the native types? Any tips on […]

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Seasonal veggies + great recipes = healthy, affordable meals

Article by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Administrator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. Learn how to “Get wise about food” here! Among produce that’s in season or will soon be abundant at our farmers markets and in stores: beans, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, herbs, kohlrabi, kale, lettuce, onions, peppers, summer squash, tomatillos, […]

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Flooding resources for farmers

Article by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Educator for Kenosha and Racine UW-Extension On everyone’s lips this week is some variant of the word “flood”.  There is a palpable sense of loss as you drive through the areas impacted by last week’s unprecedented rain event.  Just as homeowners in low-lying areas and along waterways felt the brunt […]

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It’s safest to discard produce from flooded garden

Article by Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen, UW-Extension Interim Horticulture Educator for Kenosha and Racine Counties. Submit plant care questions to the Master Gardeners Plant Health Advisors. Phone: 262-857-1942 or email:  master.gardeners@kenoshacounty.org Question:  What should I do with the produce in my garden now that the flood waters have subsided?  Is it still edible?   R. H. Consuming garden […]

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Agritourism: Have fun, be safe

Whether I was picking my weight in strawberries at the local U-Pick, exhibiting animals at the county fair, or capping off summer at the steam and gas engine show on the other end of the county, the highlights of my childhood summers involved some form agritourism.  As an adult, the ways in which I participate […]

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UW-Extension: Neighborhoods crucial to creative economy

Article by Amy Greil, Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator Here I go again talking about arts, culture and creativity. I cannot help myself because I am so proud that Kenosha’s first ever Creative Economy Strategic Plan has now been released to the public and outlines — finally — a common road map to […]

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Flood Resources

With the continued rain in southern Wisconsin, here are selected resources for dealing with flooding, power outages, and general disaster assistance from the UW-Extension Family Living Programs.

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