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Apple Tree Pruning Class

Apple Tree Pruning Class

Price County UW-Extension is sponsoring a class on Apple Tree Pruning.  If you know how to prune an apple tree, these principles can be applies to all types of trees.  This class will be Monday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at N10952 South Fork Road, Phillips.  Cost is $10 and the deadline is April 25.  […]

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The 5-second rule – Here’s the Real Truth

We’ve all done it: a piece of food falls on the floor and we immediately pick it up while saying “Five-second rule!” Is the 5-second rule fact or fiction? Two studies from British Universities in the last several years, and one published research paper have investigated the truth, or fiction, behind the 5-second rule. Researchers […]

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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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Tax Credits for Wisconsin Families

Tax Credits for Wisconsin Families

The site Tax Credits for Wisconsin Families is up to date with 2013 information and a press release will be available shortly.   On the home page of Tax Credits for Wisconsin Families are links to information on a variety  of tax credits such as the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit; the Wisconsin Earned Income […]

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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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Smoke from outdoor wood-fired boilers can be a health hazard

  Posted by extension.news on 01. Nov, 2013 in Agriculture, Community, Natural Resources and Economic Development, Family Living   <!– –> Contact: David S. Liebl, 608-265-2360, liebl@epd.engr.wisc.edu or Scott Sanford, 608-262-5062, sasanford@wisc.edu   As the heating season approaches, wood smoke from outdoor wood-fired boilers (OWBs) and other wood heaters will lead to health and nuisance […]

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Safe & Healthy: A Clean Kitchen

Safe & Healthy: A Clean Kitchen

  Posted on November 13, 2013 by Barb Ingham With a heightened focus on cooking foods safely during the holidays, how do I make sure that my kitchen is clean? Whether you are working in your own kitchen or helping with a community dinner, there are three basic steps to keeping a kitchen clean and […]

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Pot Luck Food Safety

Pot Luck Food Safety

  Posted on October 28, 2013 by Barb Ingham With over 100 people sick with food poisoning linked to a church pot luck in Nevada, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of the ‘food safety’ rules for pot lucks. More than a hundred people in Logondale, Nevada have recently been diagnosed with food poisoning […]

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4-H Online

4-H Online

Price County 4-HOnline is up and running!  Some of our 4-H Clubs have already begun the process of enrolling members and leaders and we look forward to working with the rest of our clubs throughout the next two months!  Please call if you have any questions or concerns…we do understand that this is new and […]

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Drying hands after washing can help prevent the spread of illness

Drying hands after washing can help prevent the spread of illness

. An article in Mayo Clinic Proceedings in August 2012 looked at the effectiveness of different hand-drying methods. Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The transmission of bacteria is more likely to occur from wet skin than from dry skin, so proper drying (and washing!) of hands is an important step […]

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Can the food that is thawing in the refrigerator be refrozen?

Can the food that is thawing in the refrigerator be refrozen?

There are times when you might change your mind about what to fix for dinner. Can the food that is thawing in the refrigerator be refrozen? I am happy if my family suggests a meal out at a favorite restaurant; even though I enjoy cooking, a night out can be fun.  But what to do […]

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Affordable Care Act Information

Affordable Care Act Information

Now available to everyone! Family Financial Security Team (specialist Michael Collins) collaborated with Covering Kids and Families (Caroline Gomez) to create a timely video conversation for educators focusing on budgeting, taxes and other financial management tasks that people need to plan for.  This post,  Affordable Care Act Conversation,  on the Lunchtime Learning blog holds the […]

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