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Welcome to the Brown County UW-Extension Website!

We are located at:

1150 Bellevue Street
Green Bay, WI 54302

Find Us!

Please click on The Extension Educator to view the newsletter.

Please click on UW-Extension Happenings to view newsletter.

Brown County Fairest of the Fair Gala 2014
See who will be 2014 Fairest of the Fair! Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Tundra Lodge Resort & Conference Center, Green Bay. Get your tickets to the Gala at UW-Extension - $10 each, which includes refreshments and a cash bar. Follow the link for more!

Breakfast on the Farm Needs You!
Breakfast on the Farm will be held Saturday, June 1, 2014 at Calf Source, 3586 Cooperstown Road, DePere. We are looking for volunteers to help in the following areas:
6 am - 9 am
Food Preparation/Serving
Youth Tent

Click here for sign-up

9 am - 12 pm
Food Preparation/Serving
Youth Tent
Kiddie Tractor Pull
Help with Addie the Cow

Click here for sign-up

Click on the time you wish to help and enter your information into the online form. Put the area you are volunteering for in the "comment" section. Also indicate in the comment section if you are a representative of 4-H or FFA. If you have any questions, contact Judy Knudsen at 391-4651.

Directions to Calf Source, LLC, 3586 Cooperstown Rd. ♦ De Pere

FROM GREEN BAY: Travel south on Cty Rd GV (Monroe Rd) to Cty Rd G (Dickinson Rd). Turn left on Cty Rd G. Turn right on Cooperstown Rd; follow signs to farm.
FROM MANITOWOC: Travel west on WI 96 to Shirley Rd. Turn left on Dickinson Rd. Turn right on Cooperstown Rd; follow signs to farm.
FROM BRILLION or APPLETON: Travel east on Hwy 96. Turn left onto Pleasant View Rd. Take the first right on Cooperstown Rd; follow signs to farm.

Brown County 4-H needs an AmeriCorps Summer VISTA
Brown County 4-H and Youth Development is currently recruiting from an AmeriCorps Summer VISTA to do hands-on youth programming this summer. The deadline for application is April 30th. Interviews will be held during the first week of May. Selection will be made by May 20th. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please encourage them to apply!
To view the position description, click here.
To apply, send cover letter and resume to Melinda Pollen, 4-H and Youth Development Educator, Brown County UW-Extension, 1150 Bellevue St, Green Bay, WI 54302 or send electronically to

Brown County 4-H is Recruiting for a Year Long AmeriCorps VISTA Position
The goal of the yearlong AmeriCorps VISTA is to integrate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), nutrition education/food and physical activity, and workforce development skills (21st Century Skills) into out-of-school time programming opportunities throughout the year.
To view the position description, click here
For more information, please contact Melinda Pollen at 92-391-4613. To apply please send resume and cover letter to: Melinda Pollen, Brown County 4-H Youth Development Educator, 1150 Bellevue Street, Green Bay, WI 54302 or submit electronically to For full consideration, apply by May 31, 2014.

Click here for a list of available tomatoes and peppers.

2014 Community Resource Handbook
The 2014 Community Resource Handbooks are available at the Ag & Extension Service Center, 1150 Bellevue St, Green Bay. The cost is $3.50 per book. Please click on the cover to place an order.

4-H and Youth Development
Developing leadership, character and good citizenship in America's youth while having fun!
Follow this link to learn about 4-H.

Brown County UW-Extension provides information and education in agricultural resources.

Urban Horticulture & Natural Resources
Upcoming Horticulture Classes
Brown County UW-Extension & NEW Master Gardeners are offering a variety of horticulture classes From February 1 through May 2014.

Compost Bins are available at
UW Extension
Composting yard materials and certain food scraps can provide valuable material for gardens and landscaping while reducing costs for landfilling. Compost is a soil-like material produced from the breakdown of organic materials that is rich in stabilized carbon. It is considered a soil amendment, rather than a fertilizer, because it usually contains only small amounts of nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Lawn fertilizer contains significant amounts of all three.

Home composting can be done in bins or in a heap, however, bins are a better way to manage the materials in an urban setting. UW-Extension, in partnership with Brown County Solid Waste, are selling compost bins for $50 which includes a recipe book. The bin measures approximately 3 feet wide by 3 feet tall and holds 13 cubic feet of material.

Need to test your soil?
Soil testing is available at Brown County UW-Extension office. For information on this service, please click here.

Community Gardens
For a number of years, 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. Financial support comes from the UW System, the United States Department of Agriculture, and local private donors.
For more information, click here.

Interested in Growing Your Own Food?

For a small fee, you can rent a plot of land to grow food at a community garden!

Plot sizes range from 3’ x 6’ to 50’ x 50’ and cost range from $10 to $45. It’s a new year and a great time to try new things. So sign up for a community garden plot, eat healthy and save money.

Community Garden Plot Sign-up

Community Garden sign up was on April 9, 2014. There are still community garden plots available at
  • Maple and Augusta (20’ x 20’ plots)
  • Green Bay Community Church (10 ‘ x 15’ plots)
If interested in renting a garden plot to grow food, please call or email Abby at 391-4660 or

If you don’t know how to garden, no worries! We will teach you!
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Saturday, May 3, from 10 am-12 pm
Agriculture and Extension Service Center – 1150 Bellevue St., Green Bay

Please click here for more information.

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.

FIELDS programs are well-researched and exceed current science standards as well as the Common Core Science Standards. Various programs also satisfy Math, Technology, Social Sciences, Language Arts, Art and Physical Education standards.
They are available for students of all ages – from Pre-K through grade 12 and with state-of-the-art technology we can provide e-field trips, videoconferencing and more.

We offer flexibility:
Schedule programs for the time you have available, from a few hours to all day or even multiple days.
Combine programs or topic areas to experience more than one curriculum area or educator.
Put together a program that satisfies your curriculum and hands-on needs – we’ll help you do it!
If you prefer, some programs also are available “on the road,” creating a field excursion away from the school grounds, taking advantage of our rich natural heritage in Northeast Wisconsin.

Our goal is to link professionals, students, teachers and communities through outdoor field experiences.

For more information, follow this link...

WI Earth Partnership 2014 Summer Institute
For more information and the application packet, click here.

FIELDS Presents:
For more information on this study tour, go to

Family Living
Family Living Blogspot

You will find tips, suggestions and information for incorporating healthy eating and food safety practices into your daily living activities.

Check it out at

2014 Food Preservation Schedule
While spring is still a few months away, it’s time to think about gardening and food preservation. Please mark your calendars as food preservation class dates are below. Classes are held at the Brown County UW-Extension Office from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The cost is $7.00 per person which includes materials and samples. Pre-registration is required. Register online by clicking on the class you wish to attend or contact

Nutrition Education Program
School Programs
Grade 1 & 2 - Nutritional Reading

Grade 3 - Growing With Plants
Grade 5 - Eat Real


UW-Extension provides education and information in agricultural resources. Please click here to view their webpage.


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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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