Iron County Horticulture Summit Kicks Off

IRON COUNTY HORTICULTURE SUMMIT KICKS OFF!! With many months of planning, the Iron County Horticulture Summit began at the Iron County Memorial Building Wednesday afternoon.  The 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, […]

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HURLEY STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN TRAIL DESIGN CHARRETTE

A group of Hurley students joined forces with area motorized and non-motorized advocates, Coleman Engineering representatives and the UW-Extension Community Vitality and Placemaking Team in October to sketch out a design of a trailhead in Hurley, which will connect to the Iron Belle Trail in Michigan. 

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Tax credits a help to state’s working families

Many low- and moderate-income working families in WI may qualify for thousands of dollars in tax credits at tax time. Together, the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the state Earned Income Credit can provide anywhere from a few dollars to more than $8000, depending on household income, marital status, and number of children in the household.

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FAMILY LIVING PROGRAM CLASSES TO START JANUARY 26TH

  Iron County UW-Extension’s Family Living Program will be offering classes starting on January 26th. Class Descriptions…. Active Parenting is a parenting program for parents with kids ages 5-12. This video-based program focuses on brain development, effective discipline, communication, and building self esteem. The videos used demonstrate specific and relevant situations for parents an provide concrete […]

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Iron Co. UW-Extension Welcomes Family Living Staff

Hi! My name is Heidi Ungrodt, and I began working as a Family Living Educator in Iron and Ashland Counties this past November. I have been working with UW Extension for over 15 years, both in the Family Living Program and the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program. On both a personal and professional level, I value […]

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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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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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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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