The Iron County Horticulture Therapy Summit is now accepting registrations!

The Iron County Horticulture Therapy Summit is hosting 6 presenters from around the state to offer a variety of presentations and workshops explaining the principles and practices of horticultural therapy appropriate for caregivers, social workers, volunteers, and many others. Participants will develop confidence when demonstrating gardening skills with a variety of differently-abled individuals and facilitating […]

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SNOWSHOES AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY USE

  Now that winter is finally here, we just wanted to get the word out that we have snowshoes available to use. There are around 50 pairs of aluminum snowshoes, mostly youth/small adult sizes, which can be loaned out for up to 1 week. They can be checked out by families, schools and other organizations […]

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Iron County UW-Extension Welcomes New Office Manager

My name is Becky Holm.  I am beyond excited to have started my position as Office Manager at the Iron County UW-Extension office.  I will be training with the current Office Manager, Joyce Gayan for the next 2 months.  She has been so helpful, knowledgeable and kind.  I’ll be sad to see her retire at […]

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Iron County Regional Trail Charrette, Oct. 4th

Charrette (noun): a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts & map solutions. As part of ongoing efforts to expand non-motorized trails in Iron County, the Iron County Regional Trail Committee is hosting an exciting public visioning event.  All interested community members, neighbors, & partners are invited to participate in […]

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Value of Volunteers at Iron County Summer Youth Camp

Volunteers are essential to the success of 4-H programs, and Iron County Summer Youth Camp (ICSYC) is no exception! Over the years, we have had volunteers come and go – some spending the entire week at camp, others spending a few hours of their days or evenings. Many, such as Sunny Ofstad and Kandie Harma, […]

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New Faces Come With New Ideas

  The summer months in the Iron County University of Wisconsin Extension Office are busy and filled with energy. We prepare for all of the summer programming happening in the county. Iron County Summer Youth Camp, Iron County Outpost Camp, 4-H Cloverbud Day Camps, TrailBlazers, Garden to Market, 4-H Shooting Sports, and a few new […]

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EHPAC Advances Local Collaborative Health Efforts

This spring heralded a new chapter of collaborative efforts to improve health in the Gogebic Range when Iron County UW-Extension and partners successfully launched the Eating Healthy and Physical Activity Coalition of the Gogebic Range.  The mission of EHPAC is to promote physical activity and healthy eating across the Gogebic Range through a multifaceted strategy […]

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Garden to Market Starts May 25!

Garden to Market 2016 is starting Wednesday, May 25!  All students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to participate.  We will grow a variety of plants in the Hurley K-12 School garden, sell our horticulture products and crafts at the Iron County Farmers Market (Facebook page), and connect with area businesses to explore and build our local […]

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