Safe Handling Key to Avoid Illness from Backyard Poultry Flocks

More and more people are raising flocks of poultry in their urban backyards in Wisconsin and across the U.S.  As the practice becomes legal in more areas and grows in popularity, experts recommend observing safe handling practices to avoid illness caused from poultry or eggs.More and more people are raising flocks of poultry in their […]

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Safely Using Produce from Flooded Gardens

After flooding occurs, gardeners often raise questions about the safety of consuming produce from gardens that were under water for a day or two. View this article for tips for considering what can be salvaged and what must be discarded from a flooded garden: Safely Using Produce from Flooded Gardens

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August 23: Healthy Lunches & Snacks

Winnebago County UW-Extension will bring alternatives to discover new, health-full meals and snacks. Looking for tasty, easy, and economical dishes to enjoy? Get set and ready to start the new school year. No registration necessary.

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Winnebago County Top 25 in the Nation for “On the Move”

Winnebago County has been designated as one of the Top 25 most active companies in the large business category of the national “On the Move” Company Challenge. Eighty-four companies representing more than 85,000 employees participated in this 12-week online challenge spanning April, May and June of 2017. To see the full leaderboard, check out: https://onthemovechallenge.welcoa.org/leaderboard. Congrats […]

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Freezing Spring and Early Summer Vegetables

Many spring and early summer vegetables harvested from the home garden are best preserved by freezing, not canning, according to University of Wisconsin-Extension Food Science Specialist, Barbara Ingham.  “The delicate textures of young spinach and early peas are best preserved by freezing—with the added benefit that freezing saves time and preserves nutrients,” Ingham says.Many spring […]

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Research: Family-Focused Youth Prevention Programs More Effective

Programs aimed at reducing underage alcohol and drug use typically zero in on young people themselves. But positive parenting and strong relationships between parents and youth can be more effective at steering teens away from risky behaviors, research shows. “Many prevention programs focus on youth only, and most have small effects,” says Stephen Small, Human […]

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Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

Did you know that a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food?  Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne […]

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4-H Summer Sewing Camp

Click on the link below for more information about our 4-H Summer Sewing Camp – June 14, 15, and 16. Attend one, two, or all 3 dates. Register by calling 920-232-1971 by Monday, June 5 4-H Summer Sewing Camp

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Rent Smart Program Sets the Stage for Renters’ Success

UW-Extension Educational Initiative Helps New and High-Risk Tenants Navigate the Rental Process More and more Americans are choosing to live in rental units rather than buying their own home. For people new to renting or for those considered high-risk tenants, finding and maintaining rental housing can be a complicated and confusing process. To help people […]

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