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Horticulture
Have questions regarding your lawn, garden, trees or shrubs? Have an insect you would like to identify? Call the Horticulture Help Desk at 920-391-4615 or e-mail: bc_uw_extension_horticulture@co.brown.wi.us

Composting 101 – Wednesday, October 5; 6-7:30 PM, Ag & Extension Service Center: Learn how to effectively manage yard trimmings, food wastes, and other organic materials generated at home. Cost to attend is $5 payable to the Brown County Treasurer. Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 1150 Bellevue St., Green Bay, WI 54302.

For more information, contact:
Brown County UW-Extension Horticulture Department at 920-391-4653 or kathy.dechamps@ces.uwex.edu

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Adult Foodie Camp
Due to popular demand, UW Extension is offering a Foodie Camp for adults. Learn how to make homemade pasta, scones & pastries, sun dried tomato pesto & sauces (alfredo), soup, infusions.
Saturday, October 15
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
UW Extension,1150 Bellevue Street, Green Bay, 54302
Registration fee is $45 per person. Must be paid in advance. Credit card payment is available online during registration, cash or checks and be paid at the Extension Office.

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Brown County Food Waste & Organics Drop-off Program
UW Extension is a drop-off site for food waste and organics. Sign up by completing and emailing the registration form or by calling (920) 492-4950 to become a part of the Food Waste & Organics Drop-Off program. We also have compostable bags available at the Ag & Extension Service Center, 1150 Bellevue St, room 107.
2 gallon bags - $.25 each or $5.00 for a roll of 25 bags
8 gallon bags - $.50 each or $5.00 for a roll of 25 bags
Registration Form
Please see posters for all the information.
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Family Living:

Family Living Programs respond to community needs with research-based education and partnerships that support Brown County families and communities. Program direction is based upon local needs assessment. In addition to strengthening community capacity, family living programs positively impact children and families.

Family Living/WNEP Face-Face Meeting
November 16, 2016
UW Fond du Lac
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Registration

Food Preservation Class 2016 Schedule
Brown County UW-Extension



Contents under Pressure: Using Your Pressure Canner to Process Low Acid Foods
September 26, 2016*. Demonstration of how to safely use a pressure canner to process meat and meat and vegetable mixtures. Cost is $7.00.

Applesauce
October 3, 2016. Learn to make delicious applesauce!

Sausage Making
October 10, 2016*. Learn how to make sausage at home. This is a hands-on class. Cost is $25.00

To register click food preservation class or call the Brown County UW-Extension Office at 920.391.4610. You are not officially registered for a class until payment is received. Payments may made online or in the office prior to class. Payment will not be accepted night of class. Checks, cash and credit cards are accepted. Minimum number required to conduct a class is five.

*Dates are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of a change via email or telephone.

Classes will be held at the Brown County UW-Extension Office, 1150 Bellevue Street, Green Bay, WI 54302. Classes are held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please do so as early as possible prior to the program or activity so that proper arrangements can be made. Requests are kept confidential.

For more information please click on the following titles:
Judy Knudsen's Blog

Federal law gives everyone the right to a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus every 12 months. UW-Extension makes it easy for consumers to review their reports through its “Check Your Free Credit Report” campaign. The website lets you sign up for reminders to check your free credit reports and provides guidance on how to get and read your free reports.
Credit reports affect your life in a wide variety of ways that go beyond your ability to get a loan and how much you pay for credit. It is completely up to you to look over your own credit report for mistakes, out-of-date information, and signs of identity theft. Research indicates around 20% of reports contain errors. Still, only about one-in-three Wisconsin adults look at their report each year. Visit the campaign’s website to get started.

Horticulture:

Have questions regarding your lawn, garden, trees or shrubs? Have an insect you would like to identify? Call the Horticulture Help Desk at 920-391-4615 or e-mail: bc_uw_extension_horticulture@co.brown.wi.us



For more information, contact:
Brown County UW-Extension Horticulture Department at 920-391-4653 or kathy.dechamps@ces.uwex.edu
For more information, please click on the following titles:

2015 Horticulture Highlights

Soil Testing

Invasive Plant Species Report


4-H and Youth Development:

Developing leadership, character and good citizenship in America's youth while having fun!

AFTER SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS NEEDED!!
Click here for information and how to apply.
Brown County 4-H is looking for volunteers to help with programming!

Our STEM Saturdays are hands-on fun for kids, grades 3+. Our staff will provide all leadership of the activities, but we are looking for a handful of volunteers to help the participants do the activities. Looking for a place to volunteer for just a few hours? Need community service hours as a high school students? Check out these opportunities and sign up today to volunteer!

Sign up for Brown County 4-H 2016 STEM Saturdays ( http://signup.com/go/4SL6px ) on @SignUpdotcom today!
2016-17 EXTREME SCIENCE
Program Guide
Sponsored by the Brown County 4-H Youth Development Program and UW-Extension
STEM Saturdays
September 24: The Science of the SPA, 10am-12pm
Lip gloss, scrubs, exploding bath salts – did you know there is a science to it all? Join us for a morning of pampering – well, creating your own pampering products to use at home. This is perfect for generations of family to attend together….mom and daughter, grandma and grand-daughter…..or all three!

Registration Capacity: 30 youth (let us know how many adults will be there too) participants
Registration Opens: September 1, 2016
Registration Fee: $5 per youth

October 22: Illusions and Art, 10am-12pm
Illusions are exciting to see and create. Join us for a morning of creativity…making our own illusions and creating our own extravaganza art!

Registration Capacity: 30 youth participants
Registration Opens: September 1, 2016
Registration Fee: $5 per youth

November 12: STAR WARS, 10am-12pm
Light sabers, robots, roving vehicles…in a galaxy far, far away…join us for a morning of creating our own Star Wars creations…that might make you the next Princess Lea, Luke Skywalker, Rey or Po!

Registration Capacity: 30 youth participants
Registration Opens: September 1, 2016
Registration Fee: $5 per youth


December 17: Exploding Gifts, 10am-12pm
Who doesn’t like gifts that explode? Join us for a morning of creating holiday gifts that explode…for the most special people in your lives. Participants will leave with a few gifts for the season….keep it for yourself of share the fun!

Registration Capacity: 30 youth participants
Registration Opens: September 1, 2016
Registration Fee: $5 per youth

To register and reserve your spot, call Martha at 920-391-4654 or email halasi_ma@co.brown.wi.us

The ROCKIN’ World of 4-H ROBOTICS

Robots are used in every day life – in our homes, our businesses, our government and worldwide to address new challenges and situation. These programs will build NXT robots and learn to program them – all while learning how robots are used to solve problems. Maybe you can even create a robot to address a challenge YOU see in the world!
October Session: THE FURY OF NATURE

Tornados. Tsnuamis. Fires. Floods. Nature around us is an amazing (and sometimes dangerous) element. Over four weeks, we will build a Lego NXT Robot and, using a playing field and mat, complete with Lego challenges and contraptions, learn to program a robot to complete challenges related to nature’s fury.
Dates: October 6, 13, 20 and 26 from 6-8pm
Registration Capacity: 20 participants
Registration Opens: September 1, 2016
Registration Fee: $20
December Session: STAR WARS COMES TO LIFE

R2-D2. C-3PO. BB-8. Lightsabers. We’ve seen the movies. We’ve watched the action. How do they do that? In this four week session, we will take a journey into hyperspace, jump into lightspeed and make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs. Calling all Lukes and Reys….we need Jedi to join us on this journey into space!
Dates: December 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 6-8pm
Registration Capacity: 20 participants
Registration Opens: November 1, 2016
Registration Fee: $20
February Session: ROBUST ROBOTS in HEALTH

Robotic assisted surgery. Teams of doctors around the world working together to care for a patient. changing and growing to do more – with robots! Over four weeks, we will build a Lego NXT Robot and, using a playing field and mat, complete with Lego challenges and contraptions, learn to program a robot to complete challenges related to the human body…moving forward!
Dates: February 2, 9, 16, 23 from 6-8pm
Registration Capacity: 20 participants
Registration Opens: January 1, 2017
Registration Fee: $20
April Session: AMAZING ART

All of those pictures and art sculptures you see at museums were made by people. Or were they? Could they have been made by a robot
Dates: April 6, 13, 20 26 from 6-8pm
Registration Capacity: 20 participants

Registration Opens: March 1, 2017
Registration Fee: $20

To register and reserve your spot, call Martha at 920-391-4654 or email halasi_ma@co.brown.wi.us

Agriculture:

Providing information and education in agricultural resources. Agriculture works hard for Brown County every day. Family-owned farms, food processors and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity while contributing to local income and tax revenues.
For more information please click on the following title:
United States Department of Agriculture Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook

Community Gardens:

The Brown County UW-Extension has supported the development of urban community gardens throughout the Green Bay area. The gardens are managed cooperatively by Brown County UW-Extension, the city of Green Bay and local volunteers.

Nutrition Education Program:

The Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) at UW-Extension in Brown County helps the limited resource families and individuals at all stages of life establish healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle to increase food security and prevent or postpone nutrition-related chronic disease.

Food Insecurity, Barriers, and Possible Solutions:
Survey of Brown County At Risk Households, 2016
Interviews with food pantry patrons have provided insight into the barriers, strategies and solutions for improving food security. This study has taken place every 5 years and provides perspectives on trends that the community can engages to improved health outcomes associated with food insecurity.
View the report....



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Contact:  Judy Knudsen - Family Living Educator/Department Head
Phone: 920-391-4610
Fax: 920-391-4617
Mailing Address:  1150 Bellevue Street
Green Bay, WI 54302
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Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
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