Planting for a Purpose is a program through the Brown County Community Gardens Program for gardeners to donate fresh garden produce to Brown County food pantries. You do not have to have a plot in the community garden program to participate! Anyone can donate fresh food they have grown at home. 
Apr. 29, 2024
Make sure to mark your calendars now for this exciting event: The Wonders of Physics Roadshow is coming to Green Bay!
Apr. 12, 2024
UW-Madison Division of Extension is partnering with My Way Out and Wisconsin Humanities to raise community awareness about life after incarceration. The events will include a video screening, a facilitated discussion, information about reentry-based resources, volunteer opportunities, and reentry training. Please sign up and join us!
Apr. 8, 2024
Have you heard of “No Mow May”? While it has become a catchy phrase in Wisconsin that encourages homeowners to pause lawn mowing during May, does this practice actually support pollinators?
Apr. 1, 2024
The UW-Madison Extension Community Food Systems Program will provide no-cost virtual workshops for small-scale food and farming business start-ups during Mondays in April, from April 1st to April 29th. Learn tips for running and growing a successful food business from specialists and entrepreneurs!

Visit https://foodsystems.extension.wisc.edu/2024-webinar-series/ to view the April 2024 schedule and to register.
Mar. 28, 2024
Join us for an informative presentation on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Wisconsin. 
Mar. 25, 2024
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Mar. 20, 2024
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Feb. 20, 2024
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Jan. 19, 2024
Save the dates for the 2024 Annual CAFO meetings!

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Dec. 26, 2023
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Dec. 26, 2023
Learn more about this invasive insect that could make an appearance in our state in the not-too-distant future.
Dec. 4, 2023
Have an agriculture question or agriculture issue? UW-Extension offers the Ask an Agriculture Question form as a simple and quick way to reach an Extension staff member who can answer your question.
Nov. 28, 2023
Save the date for Pesticide Applicator Training 2024!
 
Nov. 14, 2023
It's hard to believe Thanksgiving preparations are underway. The USDA has an in-depth article on how to prepare arguably the most important part of your Thanksgiving spread, the turkey!

To view this article, click here.
Nov. 10, 2023
Lycorma Delicatula, commonly called the 'Spotted Lanternfly' is an invasive species knocking on Wisconsin's door.
Nov. 7, 2023
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Oct. 24, 2023
Are you interested in trying out a new idea on your farm? Have you thought about applying for a grant but weren’t sure where to start?

On Tuesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 19th UW-Madison Division of Extension will host webinars to introduce farmers and agricultural professionals to grant opportunities in agriculture.
Oct. 12, 2023
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Oct. 6, 2023
Your guide to remaking fruit gels that have come out too-soft or syrupy. 
Aug. 31, 2023
With food preservation season upon on us, it's always best to play it safe when it comes to substitutions and changes in canning.
Aug. 30, 2023
Register today for the 2023 FEED Summit in Green Bay, WI!
--November 13-14, 2023--


This annual Summit is an opportunity for aspiring and early entrepreneurs in food & farming businesses to come together to learn business fundamentals and build business connections!
Learn more and register here.

Sign up for upcoming Virtual Info Sessions on August 14 and 21 here.
Aug. 2, 2023
When it comes to home canning, vinegar plays a critical role in safety AND flavor.
White and cider vinegars acceptable for home preserving are standardized to 5% acidity. But, increasingly, store brands of vinegar are available with 4% acidity. Be sure to read the label! If you choose a vinegar with 4% or lower acidity, it may not be strong enough to safely preserve food. Check out this information and more about safe home canning here.
July 26, 2023
Brown County Needs Your Help to Improve Internet Access
Wisconsin Residents Asked to Take WISER Survey to Help Internet Planning Efforts

In order to better understand your internet needs, barriers and network performance, and to help shape Brown County’s and the State of Wisconsin's internet planning efforts, Brown County and the Wisconsin Broadband Office (WBO) are encouraging all Wisconsin households to take the Wisconsin Internet Self-Report (WISER) survey.

See the Press Release here.
July 20, 2023
Planning AHEAD is a 7-session course (one hour each) that guides participants through various topics on end of life arrangements. This course features a free workbook to help people with the tasks and decisions associated with end-of-life planning.
This program is for people who:
•Want to create end-of-life plans
•Have lost a loved one
•Are in the process of losing a loved one and are dealing with the transition
This virtual course will take place September 19th - November 7th, 2023 on Tuesdays from 11am to noon via Zoom.
**September 19th is a required tech check**
Please register at: https://go.wisc.edu/i0h3f7 by Monday, September 11th.
July 13, 2023
The second annual STEM Family Day took place April 29, 2023 - and with more than 850 attendees, was a complete success.  Extension Brown County, a partner in planning the event with UWGB, UWGB Engineering Club and the Einstein Project, supported six hands on booths during the event, which was open from 10:00am until 2:00pm.  From planting seeds with the Northeast Wisconsin Master Gardeners, to learning about DNA, micropipettes, engineering paper plate hats, learning about what is in our blood, and identifying fingerprints, Extension Brown County provided opportunities for youth to find their sparks with us.  Chris Clover, the 4-H Mascot, also made an appearance multiple times throughout the day.
May 23, 2023
The UW-Madison Division of Extension Brown County partnered with seven Brown County food pantries to conduct the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Security Survey which included additional questions based on local food access areas. Extension Brown County has conducted the USDA Food Security approximately every five years since 1999. The purpose of this survey project was to to develop a deeper understanding of why community members may not be able to access the food they need resulting in food insecurity.

Learn more about key findings here.
Mar. 14, 2023
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Feb. 16, 2023
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Jan. 14, 2023
Check out the November 2022 Newsletter for information about Brown County Extension job openings and programming updates.

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Dec. 15, 2022
Check out the November 2022 Newsletter for information about Brown County Extension job openings and programming updates.

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Nov. 15, 2022
Check out the October 2022 Newsletter for information about Brown County Extension job openings, 4-H enrollment, nonprofit resources, and other resources from your local extension office.
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Oct. 14, 2022
Check out the May 2022 Newsletter for information about 4-H Summer Camps, Pollinator Week, Nonprofit Leader Conversations, and more! Subscribe to our newsletter here to get the latest information directly in your inbox.
May 19, 2022
Did you know that you can check your credit report for free - 3 times a year?
 
Checking your credit report is important! It's an opportunity to make sure personal/financial info is accurate, make sure there has been no fraudulent activity, and to take action to have any errors corrected. 
 
Mark your calendar for the following dates: February 2, June 6, and October 10! 
 
For more information click here.
Jan. 21, 2022
Te Presentamos: Diferentes Negocios de Alimentos
  • 18 de enero @ 10:00 am via Zoom – Como importer
  • 25 de enero @ 10:00 am via Zoom – Creceindo un negocio de comida en tres estapas 
Registrarse aqui: https://go.wisc.edu/m6hat6

We are providing Food business workshops in Spanish
  • January 18 at 10:00 am via Zoom – How to import
  • January 25 at 10:00 am via Zoom – Three stages of food business growth
Register here.
Jan. 14, 2022
Many American families began receiving Advance Child Tax Credit (ACTC) payments on July 15. Here's what you need to know about the changes to the child tax credit, choices you can make, and planning for 2021 taxes.

Advance Child Tax Credit Information Sheet - English
Crédito Fiscal por Hijos por adelantado - Espanól
 
Aug. 17, 2021
The CDC Federal Eviction Moratorium ends on July 31st. For landlords, this will allow evictions for non-payment of rent to begin again. However, there are alternatives to eviction that can be mutually beneficial for both tenants and landlords.
 
Learn more here.
July 28, 2021
The federal eviction moratorium is ending on July 31st and any renters who are behind on payments could be in danger of losing their homes. There are steps you can take to try to prevent eviction.
 
Learn more here.
July 28, 2021

Project Recovery is an outreach program working with individuals, families, and communities impacted by COVID-19 throughout the state of Wisconsin. Trained outreach workers provide community-based support and education to help farmers, farmworkers, and their communities cope during this stressful time.

1-833-FARM-HELP (1-833-327-6435) is the farmer crisis hotline, it is put in place to help anyone experiencing stress related to the pandemic (toll-free).

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Dec. 10, 2020
Why buy your food locally? Freshly picked fruits and vegetables are flavorful, healthy and nutritious, and they will last longer in your fridge! Local, sustainable farms help keep our environment clean. They create less pollution and use fewer harmful chemicals which protects our air, water and soil.

When you support small farms and businesses, you keep money in your local community and support other hard working families. Fresh Farm Atlas has provided a brochure that outlines how to obtain fresh, local food as well as how to choose in-season produce.
 
Aug. 27, 2020

Thank you to WFRV Local 5 for the wonderful news story that highlighted the Brown County Community Gardens Program.  Check it out on their website by clicking here! 

For more information on the program, click here to be directed to the Community Gardens webpage. 

 

June 3, 2020
This growing season, the Green Bay Packers and Brown County Community Gardens are partnering for the fourth year on the Planting for a Purpose Program to encourage community members to plant a garden plot and donate fresh produce to local food pantries.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local food pantries report there is great need for more fresh produce donations to meet clients' needs. By signing up and pledging to donate a portion of their harvest, local gardeners can help ensure all community members have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Read the press release and find out how to get involved here. Free seed potatoes and rain gauges are available for participants, while supplies last.
May 16, 2020

Tap the resources of University of Wisconsin-Extension, Brown County.  Extension can provide information, training and direction based on the goals of your organization. After an initial assessment, Extension will develop a flexible class schedule and plan, working with your organization to best determine class location and format to maximize attendance and return.  Click here for more information on how Extension can help your organization. 

Apr. 28, 2020

To support the growing food truck and food cart industry through the COVID-19 emergency, UW-Madison, Division of Extension has developed a comprehensive resource designed to help business owners implement best practices in food safety, identify new business opportunities, and utilize resources such as grants, loans, and childcare support.  Please click here to access this guide.
 

Apr. 13, 2020
You hate to let a temporary financial setback impact your good standing with your creditors and lower your credit score for years to come. If you find that money is tight and you won't be able to keep up with bills, take action right away. Find the full article here.
Mar. 31, 2020