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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.
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.
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.
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.
StrongBodies has been shown to increase strength, muscle mass, and bone density. Classes are held twice weekly and include progressive resistance training, balance training, and flexibility exercises.
Register online to join this virtual series: https://go.wisc.edu/12rqa3
Questions? Contact Jen Whitty at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Resilient Co-Parenting (for parents or caregivers raising children together while living apart)
- Raising Wisconsin’s Children (for any caregiver)
Learn more here! (https://parenting.extension.wisc.edu/online-parenting-classes/)
You can get in contact with an expert Health Insurance Navigators to receive help on:
- Knowing your options for plans and financial help
- igning up for Healthcare.gov, BadgerCare Plus or Medicaid
- Using your plan to get the health care you need
- Solving billing or coverage problems
- Call Tony Lee, Northeastern WI Regional Navigator Lead, at 920-857-0401
- Visit www.Coveringwi.org/enroll
- Text COVER to 920-507-5295
SAVE THE DATE for Fall 2023 Virtual Grant Writing Workshops
Thursday, September 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, September 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
* This is a free program *
Registration is required- coming soon
Language interpretation available.
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Badger Crop Connect is running a special topic Zoom webinar to address this issue on Friday, June 9th at 9:00 a.m.
You can sign up for this webinar here.
A series of topics will be discussed with a quick paced format to connect growers with resources to assist decision-making. The topics will include impact of weather on historic crop yield potential, seasonal weather patterns, critical grain development stages, soil fertility decisions in dry conditions, alternative forage options, soil moisture management, federal crop insurance risk management, and FSA program assistance.
Patrick Nehring, Community Development Educator; Liliana Ramirez Gonzalez, FoodWIse Coordinator; and Clarice Martell, Healthy Communities Coordinator submitted a proposal which was accepted into this juried event. Their poster “Collaboration to Understand Food Security; Leveraging partnerships to reach the community.” They partnered with a number of community organizations in Brown County to implement the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food security survey. In addition to sharing the value of partnerships, the poster featured results showing the prevalence of food insecurity in Brown County.
See Extension Brown County's poster, number 23, here.
We will be holding camps Mondays-Wednesdays from 8:30-11:30, and another topic/theme from 12:30-3:30. Join us for the morning camp, join us for the afternoon camp, or stay with us for the day. Campers who sign up for both morning and afternoon camps will eat lunch with our instructor team and head into an afternoon of hands-on learning.
For more information, or to sign up (spots are limited!), follow us here!
More than 3000 seed packets were distributed, with more than 700 adults and kids in attendance!
If you missed the event, that is okay! The Brown County Seed Library is currently restocking their supply to continue distributing seeds to the community on a first-come basis as supplies last.
For more information, visit BrownCountyLibrary.org/Seed-Library.
The event will be held in the Resch Expo - 2nd floor (840 Armed Forces DriveGreen Bay, Wisconsin 54304)
The 2023 Summit marks the second year of this event in Brown County. The Brown County Water Summit addresses the variety of water issues in and around Brown County.
The 2023 Summit will revisit outcomes of the 2022 event and provide a framework to continue conversations on top issues, present project case studies, and encourage networking and collaboration.
This year will feature local water projects. If you are interested in presenting your project at this year's event, please contact Mike Mushinski, Brown County Conservationist, by Friday, March 31(920-391-4621 or email@example.com). Selected projects will proivde 15-minute presentations and act as the expert for a facilitated breakout.
The Brown County 4-H Afterschool program, currently operating in three elementary schools in the Green Bay Public Schools, is reaching young people, kindergarten through 5th grade, with robotics and coding using Lego Robotics. While it appears the skills being learned are all about engineering and design, coding and programming, the program is also designed to give young people the opportunity to learn communication, critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, and collaboration. 4-H Program Instructors lead young people through building, designing and programming, and provide space for youth choices to be made on how the robot looks, moves and interacts.
For more information about 4-H, robotics programs or to get young people involved, call 920-391-4654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about key findings here.
All farmers market managers are invited to spend a day developing their farmers market skills and knowledge at one of UW-Madison Divison of Extension's Farmers Market Manager Workshops. We have invited speakers to share their expertise and reserved two time slots for round table discussions where our attendees can ask questions and share their knowledge.
See more information, including location, registration, and agenda information here: https://go.wisc.edu/253955
Each webinar is 20 minutes followed by Q&A. Registration required. Open to the public. All webinars will be recorded.
- Indoor Plant Care During Winter: February 8, 12pm – 12:30pm
- Rejuvenating Neglected Apple Trees: February 15, 12pm – 12:30pm
- Planning for a Seed Saving Vegetable Garden:February 22, 12pm – 12:30pm
This mini-webinar series is hosted by UW-Madison, Division of Extension, Horticulture. For upcoming events and learning opportunities go to: https://hort.extension.wisc.edu/events/
Training and materials all provided.
$17/Hour 2 hours per day, M-Th (between 3:00-6:00)
Interested? Learn more about this job opportunity here.
Brown County Extension Community Gardens Program will be the honored recipient of a grant from Doctors in Recital following their January 28, 2023 concert. After a two-year hiatus caused by the corona virus pandemic, the concert will take the stage at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at 7:00 PM on the 28th. The amount of proceeds is based on ticket sales and sponsorship.
Doctors in Recital
Doctors in Recital is an evening of musical excellence put on by area physicians donating their time and talents to raise money for a local cause.
The Doctors in Recital Concert will be at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, January 28th at 7:00PM
Tickets are $25 and available for in-person purchase from the Brown County Extension Office. Payment may be made by check or cash.
Tickets are for open seating.
More information on this program:
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This class will teach you the basics of canning for making pickled beets! At the end of class, you will have your very own jar of pickled beets!
Class is $10 per registrant. Register by August 22nd. Classes are capped at 12 participants. A waiting list will open for additional registrants.
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support.
Why get trained?
- 1 in 5 people live with a mental health condition.
- 123 people die by suicide each day on average.
- 59.4% of Wisconsin Youth have experienced depression, anxiety, or self-harm in the past 12 months.
FREE virtual small group conversations for nonprofit leaders on the pressing management issues of today. Discuss timely topics with a small group of peers and invited discussants who share knowledge and participate in Q&A. Conversations are lightly facilitated by our faculty. FREE to participate, but registration required and limited to the first 20 who sign up.
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This no-cost series of online trainings is for small-scale food business entrepreneurs. Designed as a four-part series, the trainings will cover best practices in social media and marketing, strategies for overcoming labor challenges, collaborative marketing and distribution options, and an introduction to GrowthWheel, a tool to guide small business development. While based at UW-Madison Extension, this series is open to all. All sessions will be delivered via Zoom. Registration is required. Participants who register will be emailed a link to archived program materials.
Click into the news article for more details about each session.
This two-day conference is designed to enhance your professional landscape skills and appreciation for sustainable landscapes.
For more information visit: http://www.landscapeprofessionalsworkshop.com/
Join this 3 week virtual lunch & learn during the month of March, 2022:
Tuesday, March 8
Thursday, March 10
Tuesday, March 15
Thursday, March 17
Tuesday, March 22
Thursday, March 24
All sessions are from 11:30am-12:30pm.
Registration is required to access Zoom.
View the flyer for more information.
- 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
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
Advance Child Tax Credit Information Sheet - English
Crédito Fiscal por Hijos por adelantado - Espanól
The American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend everyone 12 years and older get the COVID-19 vaccination to protect against COVID-19. Children ages 12-17 are eligible to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Only 32.7% of 12–15-year-olds and 42% of 16-17-year-olds have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine series according to the latest data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Children under 12 are still not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines. View full article to continue reading...
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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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.
Badger Talks is pleased to present a Facebook Live series of talks on topics that intend to inspire, delight, and pleasantly distract in a time we are all needing positive experiences. Tune in to hear UW– Madison faculty and staff experts on a variety of interesting and engaging topics. Not able to watch the live talk? Don't worry! All talks are recorded and available for viewing at your convienence.
Click here to see a list of upcoming Badger Talks Live or view past talks.
A Tool to Help You Build Resilience During Difficult Times
In this unprecedented period of global uncertainty, The Wellness Society felt it was necessary to put together this workbook to provide our community with much needed support.
Accepting your feelings is an important first step to building resilience. Click here to view the workbook to help build your toolbox in dealing with Coronavirus.
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Watch the interview with Amy Stockhausen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
But, UW–Madison’s Cindy Kuhrasch, who oversees the School of Education’s physical education teacher education program, sees these new circumstances as an opportunity to showcase the full potential that PE can have in children’s lives. To help parents come up with ideas, Kuhrasch, her colleagues, and students are updating the UW-Madison physical education teacher education program’s Facebook page regularly to provide free resources and inspiration for staying active at home.
View the webpage and full article here.
Providing child care to the essential workforce is critical to flattening the curve of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. To meet this need, Governor Evers created the Child Care for Essential Workers Taskforce. Click here for an informational flyer on the taskforce. Led by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the taskforce is working with the Early Childhood Association (WECA) and Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA) to connect essential workforce families in need of child care with locally available child care resources.
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What do we tell children in times of uncertainty like these? There are no easy answers but Travis Wright, an associate professor of counseling psychology at the School of Education at UW-Madison, offers some suggestions in this article.
The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is impacting households, communities, and businesses. A new national survey shows that 1 in 5 households in the US have already had their income cut or stopped altogether. Click here for financial resources to help you through COVID-19.
Coronavirus is making life stressful for everyone. If you're in isolation at home with kids, you're probably hearing the phrase "I'm bored" a lot!
Beat the boredom by trying out this weeks NEW featured resource:
Kid-friendly safe recipes!
Or try engaging your kids with one of these fun activities:
Scrub Club – a cartoon game about handwashing with a fun song
Coloring Placemats – free printable placemats with activities
Smart Kids Fight BAC! – a classic cartoon video about food safety
Brown County 4-H clubs and groups together raised nearly 600 pounds of aluminum tabs by collecting at various events and locations throughout Brown County. Through additional partner-ships and charitable contributions from local organizations, Hap-py Valley 4-H club will present a donation of more than 700,000 aluminum tabs as well as additional cash donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Wisconsin. They’re not stop-ping there.
“Our vision is to be able to continue the program each year and hopefully grow and expand to include everyone, whether you collect handful of pop tabs or hundreds of pounds,” said club leader Nicki Van Deurzen.
Anyone interested in helping Brown County 4-H to collect pop tabs can contact email@example.com.
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