TrailBlazers in Full Swing!

TrailBlazers, a 4-H program for 6th-8th graders, started on June 8th and runs through Thursday, July 2nd.  So far for each trip anywhere from 5-9 rowdy adolescents have gathered in the Iron County Courthouse lobby by 9 am on Mondays and Thursdays, with the most excited participants arriving as early as 8 am! TrailBlazers participants, under […]

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Iron County UWEX Office Doubles in Size!

In a wave of warm summer heat, the Iron County UW-Extension Office has nearly doubled its size!  Please welcome our four 2015 summer interns!! Hello!  My name is Maria Olaru and I’ll be joining the Iron County UW-Extension team for the summer. I will be entering UW-Madison this fall as a junior with a major […]

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Springing into Summer Programs!

The snow this week tried to fool us, but we know spring is here.  And that means summer is just around the corner!  For Team FE, summer is a busy season filled with lots of programs that get young involved as leaders in community projects.  Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come! Garden to Market: […]

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Enhancing Broadband in Iron County

Enhancing broadband on the Gogebic Range is vital for the long-term sustainability of the community. We understand that we need improved broadband connectivity throughout the county for both existing businesses and residents and for future businesses and residents. We know that the future economy is largely based on the internet and that people will be more likely to […]

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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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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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