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Mindful Parenting

“Being present” or “mindful” is a goal many people set for the New Year.  These terms might call to mind yoga or meditation, but did you know that mindfulness can also enhance parenting? Anne Clarkson, University of Wisconsin-Extension Digital Parenting Education Specialist, says mindfulness and parenting go hand-in-hand.  “Mindfulness is very simply learning to pause […]


Winnebago County Board Scholarship

The Winnebago County Board Scholarship Program is offered to all high school seniors who reside in Winnebago County and plan to attend a post secondary educational institution.  The Scholarship Program was developed “To promote good citizenship and an awareness and understanding of county government“. Up to nine $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2016. Scholarship […]

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Rent Smart

RENT SMART: A FREE TENANT TRAINING WORKSHOP March 8th & 10th (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 […]

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UW-Extension Job Opportunity!

UW-Extension is looking for a Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program County Administrator for Winnebago, Calumet and Outagamie County. Working Title: Calumet, Outagamie, Winnebago Counties WNEP Administrator (100%) Official Title: Associate Administrative Program Specialist Location: Outagamie County UW Extension Office, Appleton, Wisconsin Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Application Due Date: March 8th, 2016 Position Purpose: The purpose of this position is […]

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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. To register, call the office at (920) 232-1970. The workshop […]


Tractor Safety Courses- Class postponed to Jan 23

Tractor Safety classes will be postponed to next Saturday, Jan 23. Location and start time will remain the same.  YOUTH MUST BE 12 YEARS OLD IN ORDER TO ENROLL IN THE COURSE In 2016, the Tractor and Machinery Certification Course will be conducted on six (6) consecutive Saturdays beginning on January 23, 2016. Testing will be […]

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Asset Builders’ 4th Annual Money Conference

SAVE THE DATE!!  “Invest in Yourself” and Start Securing Your Financial Future! 4th Annual Oshkosh Money Conference Oshkosh West High School 375 Eagle St. April 30, 2016 7:30 am (registration and light breakfast) 8:30 am – 1:15 pm (program) The nonprofit Money Conference is a no-selling event that provides unbiased and high-quality education on many […]

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2016 Oratorical Speaking Contest

Oratorical Speaking Contest The 2016 Oratorical Speaking Contest will be on Tuesday, February 23, at 6:00 PM at Webster Stanley Middle School. For more information, read the Contest Poster 2016. The contest offers three different sections the youth can sign up for, and they can sign up for more then one category. We have a speaking […]


Parenting Newsletter

Winnebago County UW-Extension is excited to announce the first local parenting newsletter geared towards parents, volunteers, and professionals of children age 10 -16.  This short newsletter comes to your mailbox two times per month and is filled with local resources, programs, opportunities, and evidence-based articles to help you as we raise our village of teenagers […]


Parents, Teens Often Changing in Opposite Ways During Adolescent Years

Most people know the teen years are a turbulent time for adolescents, but many might be surprised to know that mid-life parents are also undergoing significant changes. Stephen Small, Human Development and Family Relations Specialist with UW-Extension and professor in the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology, says that parents and their teenage children are often […]