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Making Homemade Pickles Class

Making Homemade Pickles Class

If you would like to learn to make your own crisp, sweet or dill pickle join in the fun at a workshop which will teach you how. Price County UW-Extension will be offering a class on Saturday, August 2 from 9:00 –12:00 at the Phillips High School, in the Family and Consumer Science Room.  The […]

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Youth Leader Valley Fair Trip

The Price County 4-H Youth Leaders are headed to Valley Fair on Wednesday, July 23rd and you’re invited!  Join 4-H for a day of FUN in the SUN.  Transportation will be provided to and from Valley Fair.  The cost is $25 for 4-H members and $35 for non 4-H members.  Registration covers transportation and entry […]

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Friday’s in the Park are Back!!!!!

Friday’s in the Park are Back!!!!!

fridays at the park Who:  All Youth Grades 2-5 What: Hands on activities that focus on: Arts and creative expression, Outdoor exploration and fishing, Olympic fun, Canoeing and Water games When:  Fridays throughout the summer from 1-4 pm Where:  Parks throughout Price County Why:      To provide an engaging, positive youth development experience during the summer!  Cost: […]

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Dairy Bar Manager Applications are Now Available!

If you are 14 and older, you may be interested in applying to be a Dairy Bar Manager in the Dairy Bar at the Price County Fair.  Dairy Bar Manager Application Updated (2)

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Container Gardening Workshop……………..

Container Gardening Workshop……………..

UW-Extension Educators will be offering a session on Container Gardening session at the Flambeau River Community Growing Center in Park Falls on Monday June 23rd at 3:30 p.m. The Flambeau River Community Growing Center located next to the Flambeau River Paper Mill in Park Falls is a community partnership between Flambeau River Papers, Chequamegon School […]

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Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of Price County Residents

Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of Price County Residents

The Price County UW-Extension Staff have developed a survey to learn more about how young adults feel about living in the Price County area.  If you are between the ages of 18 and 39 we would like to hear your views on Price County as place to live, work and raise a family.  Our survey […]

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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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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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