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Winnebago County UW-Extension Evaluation

Winnebago County UW-Cooperative Extension (UWEX) is an active participant in the Poverty Outcomes Initiative Network Team aimed at reducing poverty in Winnebago County. Our organization is interested in best serving all members of our community. The first step in this process is to measure how our organization meets your needs. Please take a few moments […]


Developing the Annual Budget WisLine Friday, July 22, 2016

UW-Extension’s Local Government Center is happy to announce the upcoming educational teleconference. Developing the Annual Budget will take place on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 10:30 am to 12 noon. About this time each year, local governments throughout the state are beginning to develop and think about next year’s budget. Join this program to learn […]


2016 Fall Urban Forestry Workshop, September 22nd

Join us this fall for our Urban Forestry Workshop!  Pest Management with Pollinators in Mind: The workshop will focus on the best management practices and stewardship to protect pollinators, the biology and management strategies for key pests of trees and shrubs, and the latest on the revised worker protection standards. What chemicals and practices have […]

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Parenting Newsletter Available

Are you a parent, caregiver, or professional that works with youth between the ages of 10 – 15 years old?  We have a great Facebook group filled with daily updates on local resources, national research, and connections to other local experts (parents and professionals just like YOU).  Join us as we talk about everything from […]

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Stepping On – Building Confidence, Reducing Falls

Falling is very common and can result in both physical injury and lowered confidence.  The threat of falling can be a barrier to safely doing all the things you want to do at home and in the community.  That’s why preventing falls is critical to maintaining independence! Stepping On is a program that has been […]

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Caring for others is very rewarding, but it can also be very stressful.  It is therefore very important to learn how to take care of YOU while caring for another.  The Powerful Tools for Caregivers program is an evidence-based education program that offers a unique combination of elements to make a positive difference in your […]


Volunteer Teen Teachers for Food Smart Families

Calling all TEEN TEACHERS! This is a program for youth who will be in 9th-12th grade during the 2016-2017 school year. Are you looking for an excellent volunteer opportunity to showcase your talents and passion for healthy living, nutrition, and cooking and have the chance to teach others? Look no further than Winnebago County Food […]


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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Consumer Alert: Aggressive IRS Scam Calls are Taxing Wisconsin Consumers

Fake IRS calls are hitting Wisconsin residents hard this week, and everyone is asked to be on guard against these threatening scam attempts.  If you receive one of these calls, hang up immediately. The Consumer Protection Hotline at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has seen a spike in inquiries about […]

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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. […]