Our Educators

Kewaunee County Extension educators are experts in agriculture and agribusiness, community and economic development, family living, and youth development. You will find Kewaunee County Extension educators out in the community, in schools, civic groups, and facilitating meetings to address community issues and opportunities to make a difference.

Aerica Bjurstrom Agriculture Agent 920-388-7138 aerica.bjurstrom@wisc.edu

Aerica Bjurstrom
Agriculture Agent

Agriculture Education

Agriculture and agribusiness programs address needs of the local agricultural community through research-based information.  Programs focus on sound farm management and profitability through the following program areas:

Dairy Management: nutrition, herd health, bio-security, milk quality, selection and breeding
Production Livestock: meat animals, poultry, housing, selection and breeding, marketing
Companion Animals: horses, exotics, hobby farm management
Agricultural Economics: fnancial management, record keeping, budgeting, livestock and crop marketing, public policy
Home Horticulture: Master Gardener program, landscaping, soil fertility, disease identification, pest control


Renee Koenig Family Living Educator 920-388-7137 renee.koenig@wisc.edu

Renee Koenig
Family Living Educator

Family Living Education

Programs in Family Living focus on:

Family Relationships: effective communication, managing conflict, affirmation and caring, decision making.
Parenting and Child Care: positive interactions, child development, nurturing skills, thriving with the spirited child, preparing children for self care.
Literacy: early brain development, school readiness, family and adult literacy, financial and health literacy.
Nutrition & Food Safety: choosing healthful food, spending money on food wisely, purchasing and handling foods safely.

The Kewaunee County Association of Home and Community Education is an integral part of the Family Living Education Program.






Jill Jorgensen 4-H Youth Development Educator

Jill Jorgensen
4-H Youth Development Educator
920-388-7185 jill.jorgensen@wisc.edu

4-H Youth Development Education

4-H Youth Development integrates research, education, and community-based partnerships, enabling youth to learn and practice skills to become productive citizens.

  • Youth Involvement: Youth and families participate in 4-H Youth Development through traditional 4-H Community Clubs and Community Youth Collaborations.
  • Adult Volunteers: The 4-H program trains and supports certified adult volunteer leaders to develop and carry out hands-on youth projects and activities geared to teaching valuable life skills.
  • Programs: Youth engage in projects, programs, and activities through “learning by doing.”
  • Life Skills: problem solving, planning and reporting, public speaking, communication, decision-making, teamwork, responsibility, and flexibility.

In 4-H Youth Development, young people have fun, make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.


Community Development

Claire Thompson

Community Development programs provide process and content solutions that strengthen the ability of citizens, businesses, nonprofit leaders, and local officials to identify and resolve critical community issues.

  • Economic Development: business planning assistance, demographic and market research,
    economic impact analysis, and downtown revitalization assistance for individual businesses and
    community organizations that serve the for-profit sector
  • Organizational Development: strategic planning, fundraising and public relations education,
    operations evaluation, board and volunteer development, evaluation and impact assessment for nonprofit and public entities.
  • Natural Resources: land use education, natural resources management, and water quality awareness and solutions
  • Local Government: comprehensive planning and ongoing education for local elected officials