Rhubarb & Asparagus After a Frost – Can I Eat It?

After a spring frost UW-Extension often gets questions about rhubarb and asparagus – are they safe to eat? Growing Rhubarb is fairly easy as long as Mother Nature keeps temperatures above freezing once the leaves have emerged.  Rhubarb should not be harvested when the leaves are wilted and limp after a hard freeze. The part […]

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UW-Extension’s Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign

Federal law gives you the right to access three free credit reports each year from AnnualCreditReport.com — one each from the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.  It is completely up to you to look over your own credit report for mistakes that should be removed, out-of-date information, and signs of identity theft. […]

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Money Management Workshop

Winnebago County UW-Extension is conducting a FREE interactive workshop about how to make your money work for you!  Topics include: wants and needs, income and expenses, goal setting, spending plans, and strategies to stretch your money.  Join us to learn more about managing your money.  This is our last scheduled Money Management workshop until October, […]

Rent Smart House

Rent Smart

RENT SMART: A FREE TENANT TRAINING WORKSHOP June 21st & 23rd (Tuesday & Thursday) 6:00pm – 9:00pm Father Carr’s Place 2B – Mother Teresa Center 1062 N. Koeller St., Oshkosh, WI 54902 To register call the Winnebago County UW-Extension Office at  (920) 232-1970 For additional dates and information, check out our 2016 Rent Smart Brochure Rent Smart sessions […]

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The Real Happy Hour Project

Winnebago County UW-Extension is part of a team that is working to support families in increasing the number of meals that they eat together.  Research shows that this time is beneficial to children (and adults) for a variety of reasons.  In order to develop the right program materials we need YOUR feedback.  Can you please […]

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Still Available Through ACA Special Enrollment Period

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace ended on Jan. 31, but you may still qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you meet certain criteria. Those include: • Loss of health coverage; for example, loss of employer-sponsored insurance or BadgerCare Plus. • Changes in household size: marriage, divorce, legal separation, birth, or adoption. • […]

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Preventative Services: What’s Included in Your Health Plan?

Making financial decisions about health insurance can be difficult for people who are unable to understand what’s included in their coverage plans. Struggling to understand the details of an insurance plan is a common problem for many Americans, particularly for people new to having coverage. While the health insurance expansions established through the Affordable Care […]

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Healthy Eating Can be Affordable: UW-Extension offers tips for eating healthy on a budget

Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, fish, and low-fat milk. These foods are basic to good health, yet most children and their families don’t eat enough of them, says Gayle Coleman, Nutrition Education Program Specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. “One reason for this is because people often believe healthy foods aren’t affordable,” says Coleman. “Recent information […]

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Tax Credits a Help to State’s Working Families

Many low- and moderate-income working families in Wisconsin may qualify for thousands of dollars in tax credits at tax time. Together, the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the state Earned Income Credit (EIC) can provide anywhere from a few dollars to more than $8000, depending on household income, marital status, and number of […]

Green Cleaning

Green Cleaning

Today’s home is loaded with toxic and polluting substances. The cost of these commercial, chemcial based products can be high-long term health concerns for the family, and environmental pollution caused by their manufacture and disposal.  There are many inexpensive and easy to use alternatives which can safely be used in place of commercial household products. […]