Walworth Schools Explore Food Environments Through Virtual Education

When the school-year started in September 2020, students were able to return and learn in Walworth County classrooms. SNAP-Ed funded FoodWIse nutrition educators like Lisa Krolow, however, no longer had the flexibility to join students in-person because of safety restrictions. While virtual programs were growing with prerecorded lessons and asynchronous activities, Walworth elementary teachers were […]

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Free Weekly Credit Reports

Paying for Your Report Isn’t Necessary. By law, you are entitled to three free credit reports every 12 months–one each from the three credit reporting bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, you can now order a free weekly credit report online through December 2022.

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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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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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Take Action To Keep Our Lakes Healthy

Our lakes are vital to where we live, work and play. But they need our help! Lesser celandine, Phragmites, and knotweed are three invasive plants in southern Wisconsin that grow in wet areas, such as shorelines, and have significant impacts on our lakes. Learn how to identify them, their affects, and how you can take action […]

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Encouraging Financial Conversations

Encouraging Financial Conversations is a program designed for case managers, social workers and other frontline staff to help empower their clients to reach their financial goals and manage their money. Learn critical coaching strategies and tools to share with your clients so that they may achieve their financial goals, pay off debt, improve their credit […]

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2020 Scientists Live Recordings Available Now!

Starting to consider what career may be right for you? Wondering what opportunities exist and which you might be best suited for? If you are a youth in grade 8 or higher, you can learn a little about a lot of different science-related careers very quickly by accessing the 2020 Scientists Live virtual 4-H career […]

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