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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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Brown County Taste of Wisconsin 2016

Brown County Dairy Promotions is offering A Taste of Wisconsin on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Rock Gardens, 1951 Bond St. Green Bay, WI 54303. Chefs from the Brown County area will each prepare a dish using at least one item from the Wisconsin Commodity or Wisconsin Dairy lists. You & your family will dine around the 15+ chef stations enjoying a sampling from the areas finest chefs.

Admission prices are $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-12.Tickets are available at the door.

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
Please see posters for all the information.



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.
For more information please click on the following titles:
Judy Knudsen's Blog
Ensuring Food Security for Wisconsin - Impact Report

Parenting the Preschooler
Preschoolers sense the ups and downs of adult relationships. Stress is a normal part of every day and every family. Learn more about how to balance family stress and parenting in the "Parenting the Preschooler" fact sheet on "Family Stress."

Goodcents Financial Series.

Join us to discuss the book, The Opposite of Spoiled, by Ron Lieber. This practical guidebook for parents covers all the basics: the best ways to handle the tooth fairy, allowance, chores, charity, savings, birthdays, holidays, cell phones, splurging, clothing, cars, part-time jobs, and college tuition.

East Metro Region FLP/WNEP Professional Development Meeting
Thursday, February 18, 2016
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fond du Lac County UW-Extension
400 University Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-2998
To Register...

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, please click on the following titles:

2015 Horticulture Highlights

Soil Testing

Invasive Plant Species Report

2016 Garden Series

Brown County UW-Extension Horticulture is currently accepting registrations for the 2016 Garden Series.

“Insect Pollinators Beyond the Honey Bee” and “Photographic Techniques for Insect & Plant”
Saturday, February 6, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM

“Beautiful & Easy Landscapes”
Saturday, March 5, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM

“Smart Edible Gardening”
Saturday, April 2, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Online registration is available, and for your convenience, you can make payment online when you register.
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Seed Starting 101

Wednesday, March 23
6- 7:30pm
Ag & Extension Service Center
1150 Bellevue Street, Green Bay

Join Lynn Clark, Master Gardener Volunteer, to learn the art of growing your own vegetable plants from seeds. Class will include planning, seed selection, growing mix, equipment, and general knowledge to increase your see germination success. Cost of the program is $5 payable to Brown County Treasurer. Register online or pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 1150 Bellevue St., Green Bay, WI 54302.

4-H and Youth Development:

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

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.

Fields:

Fields is a Wisconsin-based collaboration of professional science education partners who provide authentic and relevant environmental science and science education experiences for students and teachers through in-the-field, hands-on activities. Our award-winning educators bring our programs to your schools, offering unmatched outdoor educational experiences while saving you transportation expenses.



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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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