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 […]


“Fundamentals and Applications of Strategic Planning in Wisconsin Local Governments” Teleconference Monday, Jan 11th, 2016

The UW-Extension Local Government Center is hosting a five part teleconference series titled “Current Issues Affecting Local Officials”. These programs were designed to provide unbiased information on the key issues facing local government officials. The fourth teleconference in the series titled, “Fundamentals and Applications of Strategic Planning in Wisconsin Local Governments” will be held on Monday, […]


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 […]

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Tips to Eat Well and Enjoy the Holidays

If you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight, navigating the sometimes calorie-laden holiday season can be challenging. Gayle Coleman, University of Wisconsin-Extension Nutrition Education Specialist, encourages people to enjoy seasonal favorites, but suggests eating smaller portions. “Take a small portion of favorite foods that may be high in calories or salt and enjoy each bite,” […]

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Social Media During the Holidays

Holidays often bring to mind iconic images of the whole family gathered around the dinner table or opening gifts. When the imaginary tinsel and turkey aroma clears, however, the truth is that many families cannot be together during the holidays. Separation, divorce, military deployment, college, high travel costs, poor health, and bad weather all create […]

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Chip Credit Cards Bring Questions from Consumers, Holiday Shoppers

Are you one of the nearly 120 million American consumers using a computer-chip debit or credit card this holiday season? If you haven’t received your card yet, odds are you will soon. Smart Card Alliance estimates that nearly 600 million people will have the cards by the end of 2015. Chip cards—also known as smart […]


Donating to a Food Drive? Keep Quality and Food Safety in Mind

November 2015 – Originally published by Barb Ingham and Amber Canto with Family Living Connection For additional information, contact: Winnebago County UW-Extension, 920-232-1973, Chris Kniep,, or Mandi Dornfeld, This is the time of year when local community groups often host food drives to fill local food pantry shelves. By keeping a few […]