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Healthy Food and Hope Distributed at the Iron County Mobile Food Pantry

Healthy Food and Hope Distributed at the Iron County Mobile Food Pantry

In this season of abundance and thanksgiving, we would like to reflect on one particular program Iron County UW-Extension provides to ensure that all Iron County residents can experience the peace and comfort of a filling, nutritious meal. The 2011 County Health Rankings data reports that 26% of Iron County children are living in poverty […]

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FE UNIVERSITY: Living LiFe Learning Longer

FE UNIVERSITY: Living LiFe Learning Longer

Not only is Team FE engaging young people in creating healthy communities but we are also engaging seniors, senior citizens that is. During the past two years, Andrea Newby, Iron County UWEX Family Living Educator has been working with local leaders in the aging sector and local senior residents to create programs that promote aging […]

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Hot Off the Press!

Hot Off the Press!

Iron County UW-Extension is featured in the latest Land Use Tracker newsletter from UW-Stevens Point! Check out the links below for our article “Engaging Young People in Comprehensive Planning: The Iron County Case Study.” Online Version PDF Document

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Mercer Students Promote Iron County Attractions

Mercer Students Promote Iron County Attractions

In January 2014 Iron County 4-H Youth Development Educator, Neil Klemme, wanted to get young people engaged in a project that would highlight some of the areas beautiful, natural attractions. Well actually we should back up and start from the beginning. Neil works at the Iron County University of Wisconsin Extension Office in Hurley WI. […]

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What We Learned from Garden to Market

What We Learned from Garden to Market

This summer we had a fantastic group of young people participate in our Garden to Market program.  Together we accomplished a lot, including make a total profit of $125 at the Iron County Farmers Market and touring Green Bay’s Downtown Farmers Market.  These activities provided a space for Iron County’s young people to actively contribute to […]

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Building Broadband

Building Broadband

Through the on-going Gogebic Range Next Generation Initiative, we are collaborating with many community partners to strengthen and promote our many assets to attract and retain young people. But we also understand that we need to also work on one area of our community that needs improvement, namely broadband, in order to be successful in […]

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Team FE Welcomes Our New Member, Anna!

Team FE Welcomes Our New Member, Anna!

Hello, my name is Anna Cousin and I am the intern with Iron County UW-Extension for this upcoming semester. I have been in the Chequamegon Bay area for nearly four years now studying at Northland College and am currently a senior planning to graduate in May of 2015 with a degree in Sociology and Social […]

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Rolling Along on Two Wheels

Rolling Along on Two Wheels

As part of our summer Northwoods Bike Read program, Andrea Newby, Family Living Educator, and Amy Nosal,  Americorps Vista, spent last Thursday evening at the Mercer Library discussing bikes with area women.  Teresa Schmidt, Mercer Library Director, organized this Women’s Bike Night event which provided the opportunity for women to learn about the many different […]

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Sheep’s Milk and Ojibwe Gardens: The First Garden to Market Field Trip of 2014!

Sheep’s Milk and Ojibwe Gardens: The First Garden to Market Field Trip of 2014!

Last Thursday was another exciting day for Iron County youth when our Garden to Market participants took a field trip and spent the day learning about small scale farming and local food systems. We first visited with the owners and operators of Farmstead Creamery and Cafe, located 18 miles east of Hayward off of Hwy […]

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Thanks to the Team: New Opportunities Open for Team Members

Thanks to the Team: New Opportunities Open for Team Members

In February of this year I was presented with the opportunity to take a trip that I never thought possible.  I was offered the experience of a life time a volunteer opportunity to travel to Ghana and train 4-H leaders in positive youth development.  An opportunity that just so happened to fall on the worst […]

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