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December Cloverbud Project Meeting

December Cloverbud Project Meeting

Join us for our first Cloverbud Project Meeting of the 4-H year on Tuesday, December 16 from 6-7 p.m. at the UW-Extension Office. All Cloverbuds and Explorers (youth Kindergarten-4th grades) are welcome to attend. We’ll be exploring the 4 “Hs” Holiday Style. Invite a friend and join us for an evening of hands on learning […]

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4-H Youth Leaders Association December Holiday Meeting

4-H Youth Leaders Association December Holiday Meeting

Attention 4-H Members 6-12th grades…our next 4-H Youth Leaders Association Meeting will be held on Monday, December 1 from 7-8 p.m. at the UW-Extension Office. All youth leaders are encouraged and invited to attend! This is our Holiday Meeting…so don’t forget your Christmas Cookies for our Cookie Pot Luck! There is a lot on our […]

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Project Fun Day Planning

Project Fun Day Planning

Mark your calendars now for our 2015 Project Fun Day! It has been scheduled for Saturday, March 21 and is guaranteed to be an awesome day of discovery! Last year over 65 youth participated in our Project Fun Day…we’re hoping to continue making the Best Better in 2015. We will be meeting on Monday, December […]

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Price County Master Gardener Volunteer Training to Begin

Price County Master Gardener Volunteer Training to Begin

The mission of the Price County Master Gardener Association is to provide horticulture education, community service and environmental stewardship to our Northwood’s communities in affiliation with the University of Wisconsin Extension. Master Gardener Level 1 Training will be held in Price County the week of January 4th through the week of March 29th. Level 1 […]

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New reports show latest Wisconsin poverty trends by county

New reports show latest Wisconsin poverty trends by county

Posted on October 24, 2014 by extension.news Contact Katherine Curtis, kcurtis@ssc.wisc.edu, 608-890-1900 County-by-county poverty and food security trends are available in a new series of reports prepared by researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Extension and University of Wisconsin-Madison. The reports, available at http://www.apl.wisc.edu/poverty_food_security.php, summarize recent trends in poverty and food security—or access to enough food […]

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Safe & healthy: The Dangers of Raw Milk

Safe & healthy: The Dangers of Raw Milk

A recent outbreak of illness in Pepin County at Durand High School highlights the dangers of consuming raw (unpasteurized) milk. Several high school students who drank raw milk at a potluck were sickened with campylobacteriosis, liked to the bacterium Campylobacter jejuni. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia: Campylobacteriosis is […]

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Check Your Free Credit Report Up to 3X a Year

Check Your Free Credit Report Up to 3X a Year

Federal law gives everyone the right to a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus every 12 months. The University of Wisconsin-Extension makes it easy for consumers to review their reports through its “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign. Individuals are responsible for checking their own credit reports […]

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Safe Preserving: Do I have to add salt?

One of the most frequent questions that I am asked is whether salt has to be added to recipes for home canning. Some people may be on a diet which restricts intake of sodium chloride (salt), others may wish to reduce salt intake for taste or preference. Regardless, we are in luck when home canning […]

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Safe Preserving Peppers

Peppers have grown in popularity in recent years and a wide variety are available at farm markets, in neighborhood grocery stores, and for us to grow in our own gardens. Native to the Americas, most varieties of peppers belong to the Capsicum family. Almost all peppers turn from green to red, yellow, orange or purple […]

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What Does It Take to Be a Wise Parent

What Does It Take to Be a Wise Parent

Study seeks parents for new study exploring the role of wisdom in raising children Contact Stephen Small (sasmall@wisc.edu, 608-263-5688) or Dave Metler, (metler@wisc.edu, 248-819-1711) Madison, Wis.–King Solomon possessed it and Aristotle pursued it. Wisdom–the capacity to act in a thoughtful, practical, principled way when faced with difficult matters–is important in just about every aspect our […]

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Safe & Healthy: The Scope of Foodborne Illness

Safe & Healthy: The Scope of Foodborne Illness

Sometimes when I am making notes to myself, I abbreviate foodborne illness as ‘FBI.’  It sounds like something serious, and it is. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. This […]

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Safe & Healthy: Food Safety Resolutions

Safe & Healthy: Food Safety Resolutions

Posted on January 13, 2014 by Barb Ingham If you are still looking for a New Year’s resolution (or two), here are 12  ideas, one to try every month of the year, that can help keep you and your family food-safe.   Image courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I will buy and […]

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Safe & Healthy: Reusable Grocery Bags & Foodborne Illness

Safe & Healthy: Reusable Grocery Bags & Foodborne Illness

News reports last year suggested that reusable grocery bags spread foodborne illness. Is this true? Many grocery and retail stores promote the use of reusable grocery bags as a way to help the environment.  In 2012, a report by two law professors suggested that reusable grocery bags were to blame for an increase in illnesses […]

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Parenting the First Year, Now Available Online!

Parenting the First Year is a series of parenting newsletters, geared to the specific age of your baby.  Quick and easy to read for busy, on-the-go parents, they will provide you with useful information on child development and parenting from your UW-Extension Office.  Find out how to receive free e-mail delivery by clicking on this […]

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