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UW-Extension: Free Credit Freezes Now Available Through Credit Bureaus

Due to a change in law earlier this year, consumers in Wisconsin and across the United States are now able to place free credit freezes on their credit reports from the three major consumer reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. A credit freeze, also called a security freeze, is one of the strongest steps you […]

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Register now for our last Rent Smart Workshop of 2018: November 7 & 9!

Rent Smart is a free, tenant training program that focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience. This program strives to guide and inform participants so they may: Learn new skills to build positive relationships with landlords and neighbors. Gain confidence in their ability to find and maintain affordable housing. Understand […]

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We’re Hiring a Healthy Communities Coordinator!

University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension is looking for individuals who are passionate about healthy communities, to fill our current vacancy: Healthy Communities Coordinator – responsible for coordinating and collaborating with local agencies to address diet-related disparities by contributing to advancing policy, systems, and environmental changes to promote healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among people […]

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2018 Tree Planting Workshop

Mark your calendars!  The 2018 Urban Forestry Workshops are coming in October.  The Oshkosh workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 24th. This year the workshops will feature Tree Planting and Wachtel Tree Science will be our instructors.  They will be providing basic instructions and training on how to plant trees to achieve optimal health […]

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Taking a Closer Look – What are the 4 “Hs” anyways?

4-H Youth Development programs grow confident, capable, and caring young people with the life skills to thrive in today’s world and succeed in their boldest dreams for tomorrow. In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. […]

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Safe Preserving: Lots of Tomatoes to Can!

I have a bounty of garden tomatoes to can.  How do I know whether to pressure can them or can them in a boiling water canner? There are lots of great things to be said for home-canned tomatoes: the flavor can’t be beat, canned tomatoes are a versatile pantry item, working well in so many […]

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Food Safety for Flooded Farms

Flooding events, especially during the harvest season, can have a significant impact on a farm’s bottom line.  Growers need to also consider food safety impacts as they assess damage and consider their options.  Several resources are available to help growers in the aftermath of significant rain events: Food Safety for Flooded Farms (Produce Safety Alliance) Flooding […]

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Guidelines for Consuming Late Season Produce Exposed to Floodwater

Heavy rains and the flowing waters that result can contaminate plants growing in the garden and create a food safety hazard.  As floodwater moves into your garden, it can carry raw sewage overflow, farm and domestic animal waste, river or pond water, and agricultural run-off, all of which can be sources of human pathogens such […]

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