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Still time to register for UW-Extension babysitting training

Kenosha County UW-Extension has extended the registration deadline for upcoming babysitting training sessions: Thursday, July 10th, registration is due Thursday, July 3. Tuesday, July 29th, registration is due Thursday, July 17. The class is one day long from 8:45 AM to 4:30 PM at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol. The class is open to […]

UW-Extension offering babysitting training

Kenosha County UW-Extension is offering babysitting training on:  Wednesday, July 2th, registration is due Thursday, June 19. Thursday, July 10th, registration is due Thursday, June 26. Tuesday, July 29th, registration is due Thursday, July 17. The class is one day long from 8:45 AM to 4:30 PM at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol. The […]

Master Composter Workshop offered by UW-Extension

Kenosha County UW-Extension is offering a Master Composter Workshop on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., Bristol. The one day workshop prepares backyard composters to organize and teach home composting workshops and offer compost demonstrations in their communities. For more information and a registration form […]

UW-Extension hosting Local Food Marketing Strategies Workshop

Farmers who are looking to sell their farm products to local sales outlets such as restaurants, grocery stores etc., and buyers who are interested in local foods are invited to attend the Local Food Marketing Strategies Workshop on Wednesday, March 19. The program will include a representative from the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative who will […]

UW Extension hosting Tech Tools for Business

UW-Cooperative Extension offices in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties in cooperation with the UW Center for Dairy Profitability and Annie’s Project are sponsoring Tech Tools for Business on Thursday, March 13. The program will be at the Walworth County Government Center in Elkhorn, and will run from 11:30 am – 3 pm (including lunch). The […]

8th Annual Spring Into Gardening will be March 8

The 8th Annual Spring Into Gardening Seminar will be held Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Central High School, 24617 – 75th St., Paddock Lake. Beginners to experienced gardeners will find many topics to interest them in the wide variety of class offerings. Class size is limited. Fee is $35. Cost […]

Early registration for horse care program in Bristol ends Feb. 14

A daylong program for horse owners/enthusiasts will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 22, in Bristol.  This program will focus on keeping your horse healthy. Examples of some of the session topics include Eye Care for Your Horse, Internal and External Parasites, and Colic… Causes and What to Do About It all presented by Dr Tracy […]

Youth as Resources grants available

Looking for money for your next community service or service learning project? Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR), a program dedicated to youth empowerment, is seeking youth-led groups to apply for grant funds of up to $500 for their next service project. A simple two-page application form and a short presentation to YAR board members […]

UW-Extension to host farmers’ market workshop

If you are a farmer selling at local farmers’ markets or are a market manager interested in helping your vendors and farmers’ market to be successful, the Farmers’ Market Vendor Workshop scheduled for Saturday, Feb.  8 in Elkhorn is just for you. The Farmers’ Market Vendor Workshop will provide farmers’ market vendors and managers with […]

UW-Cooperative Extension sponsoring small business & farmers workshop

Beginning January 22, the UW-Cooperative Extension offices in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties in cooperation with the UW Center for Dairy Profitability and Annie’s Project are sponsoring What Every Small Business Should Know workshop series for small business owners and farmers. The series of three workshops will be held on Wednesdays, Jan. 22, Feb. 12, […]

UW Extension hosting new workshop series for small businesses and farmers

Beginning Dec. 4, the UW-Cooperative Extension offices in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties in cooperation with the UW Center for Dairy Profitability and Annie’s Project are sponsoring What Every Small Business Should Know workshop series for small business owners and farmers. The series of four workshops will be held on Wednesdays, December 4, January 22, […]

Electronic waste collection to be held at County Center on Nov. 2

The 2nd annual electronic waste collection will be held from 8 a.m.  to noon on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Kenosha County Center, Highways 45 and 50, in Bristol. Electronic waste includes computers, cell phones, TVs, electronic toys, etc. This year, refrigerators, freezers and dehumidifiers can also be collected. All electronics with the exception of TVs […]

Youth as Resources grants available

Looking for money for your next community service or service learning project? Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR), a program dedicated to youth empowerment, is seeking youth-led groups to apply for grant funds of up to $500 for their next service project. A simple two-page application form and a short presentation to YAR board members […]

Rural Landowner Conference is Nov. 2 in Bristol

The 7th Annual Southeast Wisconsin Rural Landowner Conference scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2. will offer opportunities for rural landowners and small farmers as well as individuals who are considering a farm enterprise. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of educational topics from three tracts: small farm, conservation and entrepreneurship. The small farm […]

Applications sought for 2014 Farm Fresh Atlas™ of Southeastern Wisconsin

If you are a farmer or small, local business that wants to attract more customers in the Milwaukee Metropolitan area, then the 2014 Farm Fresh Atlas™ of Southeastern Wisconsin is for you! The Atlas features local farmers, small businesses that are primarily food or farm related and farmers’ markets. “We developed this Atlas to meet […]

Kenosha County UW-Extension offering last babysitting class of summer

Kenosha County UW-Extension is offering babysitting training on July 29. This is the last class this summer. Those interested in attending should register by July 22. The class is one day long from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol. The class is open to 6th , 7 th and […]

UW-Extension Youth and Family Educator announces his departure

John de Montmollin, Associate Professor & Youth and Family Educator Kenosha County UW-Extension, is leaving his local post for a UW-Extension job in Green Lake County. The announcement was made July 1 in a letter addressed to “program participants, parents and partners.” In his local role,  de Montmollin oversaw the county 4-H program. His last day […]

UW-Extension is offering babysitting training

Kenosha County UW-Extension is offering babysitting training on July 10,  July 15, July 16,  July 22, July 29 and July 31. The class is one day long from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol. The class is open to The class is open to 6th , 7th and 8th […]

HCE to host meeting on accupuncture

The Kenosha County Association for Home & Community Education is holding a meeting on accupuncture called “Needles Aren’t Just for Knitting” at the Kenosha County Center located at the intersection of Highways 50 and 45 on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. For further information please call the Kenosha County Extension Office at 653-1945.

4-H Pinewood Derby coverage

Kenosha County 4-H held its Fourth Annual Pinewood Derby Monday night at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol. 4-H Club members from throughout the county got a chance to finally see the homemade vehicles they have been working on in action. Participants competed against each in several age based classes. There also was an adult class for the big kids. In each class, […]

Quickbooks for farmers workshop offered

Are you interested in learning how to use Quickbooks computer software for your farm financial recordkeeping? Or build upon what you already do know? A beginning hands-on workshop using Quickbooks will be offered at the Walworth County Government Center in Elkhorn on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is open to […]

Rural Landowner Conference to be held in Bristol Nov. 3

The 6th Annual Southeast Wisconsin Rural Landowner Conference scheduled for Saturday, Nov.3 will offer opportunities for rural landowners and small farmers as well as individuals who are considering a farm enterprise. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of educational topics from three tracts: small farm, conservation and entrepreneurship. The program will be […]

Babysitter training to be offered

Babysitter training will be offered by UW-Extension and the American Red Cross on Thursday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 26. Classes are limited to 10 students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Cost for the class is $50 (includes lunch). The course will run from 8:30 to 4 p.m. and will be held at the Kenosha […]

Kenosha County Youth As Resources seeking aplications

Looking for money for your next community service or service learning project? Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR), a program dedicated to youth empowerment, is seeking youth-led groups to apply for grant funds of up to $500 for their next service project. A simple two-page application form and a short presentation to YAR board members […]

3rd Annual Fundraiser Dinner for Farm Fresh Atlas of Southeastern Wisconsin is Sept. 15

Tickets are now available for the 3rd Annual Farm Fresh Atlas Fundraiser Dinner, to be held at 6 pm, Saturday, September 15th at the historic Oconomowoc Lake Club. Kenosha County residents are invited to attend. Jack Kaestner, former executive chef at the Club, Peter Sandroni of Milwaukee’s acclaimed restaurant La Merenda, and Bruce Evans, Culinary […]

National Weather Service upgrades local drought to severe

Persistent dry weather has prompted the National Weather Service to upgrade the region to severe drought status. The effected area includes Kenosha County. Says the NWS: A severe drought will likely result in crop or pasture losses. Water shortages may become common, and water restrictions may be imposed.” Earlier his week, Gov. Scott Walker declared […]

Master Gardeners to address hot weather gardening

Visit the teaching gardens at Prairie Springs Park and see what area Master Gardeners planted, why they planted it and learn some things that you might not know. Come and ask any questions that you may have in regards to your home garden or just for the knowledge. Barb Larson, Kenosha County UW-Extension Horticulture Educator […]

UW Extension offering Farmers Market Tours

The Wisconsin Farmers Market Association and UW Cooperative Extension will offers four Farmers Market Tours this summer, which are open to Kenosha County residents. While designed to offer farmers market managers an opportunity to learn from other managers while at a particular market, anyone interested in the organization and management of a farmers market would […]

Hoop house grants available

SEED announces the availability of matching grants for the construction of one or more hoop houses in Kenosha, Racine or Walworth Counties. Total grant money available is $5,000. Grants will be announced in July, 2012 and construction must be completed by September 1, 2012. The goal of the grant(s) is to demonstrate growing season extension […]

Kenosha County Youth As Resources grant deadline is April 12

Looking for money for your next community service or service learning project? Kenosha County Youth As Resources, a program dedicated to youth empowerment, is seeking youth-led groups to apply for grant funds of up to $500 for their next service project. A simple two-page application form and a short presentation to YAR board members are […]

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