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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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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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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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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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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