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WiBee App Tracks Wild Bee Pollinators

The WiBee App (pronounced wee-bee) is publicly available for anyone to use, whether you are a gardener, grower, student, or just interested in bees. The goal of the WiBee App is to observe and collect data on the abundance and diversity of wild bees visiting blooming crops on your farm. With the app, you complete […]

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Rampant Ravaging Rusts

I really love this time of the year as plants emerge once again after their long winter naps.  I also love the fact that I now get to start looking once again for some of my favorite plant diseases.  At the top of the list at this time of the year are the rust diseases.  […]

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Broadband Expansion Grants

On May 18, 2021, Governor Tony Evers announced that the PSC will launch a round of broadband expansion funding in two weeks with $100 million in funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Evers said the Wisconsin Public Service Commission will award the $100 million in federal funding based on a model similar […]

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Did you remember to do your tick check?

Warmer temperatures mean that Wisconsinites are spending a lot more time enjoying the outdoors with activities such as gardening, hiking, picnicking, and camping. However, spring also happens to be a season of peak tick activity in the Midwest. Ticks may be small but can have big health impacts as they carry diseases such as Lyme […]

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Heart of the Farm 2021

University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture program will start it’s summer online ‘Coffee Chats’ series on Monday June 14th at 10 a.m. ‘Coffee Chats’ will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.) through August 2021 and again from November 2021-March 2022. The Heart […]

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4-H DAY CAMP 2021

Walworth County 4-H Day Camp Open to youth completing grades 3-8 Check-In 8-8:30 Daily – Check-out 7-7:15 Nightly Join us for these fun 4-H Summer camp activities: Recreation, Water Carnival, Arts & Crafts, Air Pistol Target Practice, Nature Science & More! Plus….LAND GAMES competition, a TALENT NIGHT/DANCE/DRAMA event, a CLOSING CAMPFIRE, and plenty of camp […]

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4-H Science Explorers Presents : Night at the Museum

Get ready for three nights of museum exploration and science! This unique three night event includes IN-PERSON programming! Youth will be able to explore four museums and complete hands-on science experiments. Learn how to grow space seeds, engineer flowers, investigate sea otters, and discover dinosaurs. IN-PERSON events will take place at the Walworth County Government […]

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2021 Tractor Safety

2021 Tractor Safety Registration is now open!!!! Youth ages 12 – 15 who will be operating tractors or self-propelled implements of husbandry on Wisconsin public roads under direction of their parent or guardian for work-related to their family farm operation. Youth in this age bracket who successfully complete the course will receive a Wisconsin certificate […]

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Shoreline Gardening Free Webinar Event

Shoreline Gardening for Healthy Lakes – March 18th, 6:00-7:30pm Healthy shorelines provide many benefits, especially when it comes to keeping our lakes free from pollution and places where we want to live and play. In this webinar, you will learn what rain gardens are and how this special type of low maintenance garden can filter […]

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Hands-On Science Series for Grades 6th-8th Starts March 25!

Youth, grades 6-8, can explore four fascinating science fields through a new virtual 4-H science series called 4-H Science Explorers:  Into the Lab.  As series participants, youth will dive into the fields of animal science, engineering, biotechnology, and forensics as they  interact with real world scientists, tour science “labs,” learn about careers, and engage in […]

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