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Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Brown County U.W. Extension office is to apply university research, knowledge, and resources to meet the educational needs of Brown County residents.

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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:

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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.

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
13 gallon bags - $.50 each or $4.00 for a roll of 10 bags
Registration Form
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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.

Food Preservation Class 2016 Schedule
Brown County UW-Extension

Salsa has a maximum registration. If you are interested in taking a second class, we have a waiting list. Please contact: or for more information. Phone: 920-391-4650.

Dress It Up! Vinegars, Chutneys and Condiments
August 30, 2016*. Participants will make an assortment of vinegars, chutneys and condiments. This is a hands-on class. Cost is $20.00

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.

Sausage Making
October 4, 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.

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Judy Knudsen's Blog


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:

For more information, please click on the following titles:

2016 Horticulture Classes

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!

Click here for information and how to apply.


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
Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
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