WLFN Summit 2015 Presentation

Planting Seeds for Garden to Market 2015

2015 marks the Garden to Market’s 3rd year, and the group is planting seeds for success. In late January two G2M youth attended the Wisconsin Local Food Network Summit. Hurley School students Hunter Fisk and Riley Kangas did an outstanding job representing Iron County, and not just as the only youth attendees.  Hunter and Riley actually presented at […]

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Help Bridge the Gap!

For History, Recreation and Economic Development… The City of Ironwood has obtained major grant funding for Phase I of a regional non-motorized trail connecting Wisconsin and Michigan. This 16-mile recreation trail will connect the Montreal Ski Trails in Montreal, Wisconsin to Sunday Lake in Wakefield, Michigan, following along the historic railroad grade through downtown Hurley, […]

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Fe University: Living LiFe, Learning Longer Spring Term Kick-off

The Iron County Aging Friendly Communities group is taking registrations for the 2 of the 3 FE University courses, no previous experience is necessary. Registration for Understanding the Geology of Wis is closed due to such high interest! There is still room in the Foundations of Investing class and Botany 101. Understanding the Geology of Wis and Foundations […]

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New Iron County Silent Sports Committee!

An exciting new grass-roots effort is underway in Iron County to better support silent sports in the community. Although we have been building infrastructure, events and promotions around silent sports for many years, this will be the first time that the entire county comes together to focus on the special and unique silent sports offerings […]

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Head Start Snowshoe in the Park

  Fresh snow, tall trees and a sunny sky is a perfect recipe for a fun snowshoe walk in the park. Andrea Newby and Joy Schelble from Iron County UW-Extension packed up 25 pairs of tiny snowshoes this week to take the Head Start students out for an afternoon walk over two days. The little […]

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Storytelling for Success

The purpose and vision of UW Cooperative Extension (UWEX) proclaims a commitment to “connecting people with the University of Wisconsin and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities” by becoming “a thriving, well-known and sought-out educational resource.”  UWEX is active in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, but not everyone is aware of it and the significant […]

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G2M Workin’ in the Kitchen

The Garden To Market program has expanded to incorporate food preservation activities this winter. The Family Living Educator, 4H Youth Development Educator and the WNEP coordinator worked together to provide a fun, hands-on food preservation experience for youth participating in G2M. The G2M group enjoyed two evenings working in the kitchen and learning the skills […]

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Super Regional Trail!

Way back in 2008, we created the Gogebic Range Next Generation Initiative to attract and retain young people by building on our assets. One of our signature projects was the creation of the regional trail that would connect all five cities in Northern Iron County and Gogebic County, running from the ski trails in Montreal, […]

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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

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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