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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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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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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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) August 2018 Impact Report Now Available

Childhood wounds can last a lifetime Research shows that childhood adversity is more widespread and harmful than previously thought. The ACEs Study found that Adverse Childhood Experiences such as child abuse or neglect, incarceration of a family member, and family violence are associated with a range of psychological, social, and health problems in adulthood. These […]

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Free Program Announcement: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

The Winnebago County UW-Extension office runs a free program titled Grandparents Raising Grandchildren that is open to the public, and we would like to announce our upcoming support group meeting on September 20th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the J.P. Coughlin Center in Oshkosh. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is a program where grandparents and other family members raising […]

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Fruits and Vegetables – Healthy Many Ways!

Lorre Kolb’s interview with Barb Ingham, UW-Extension Food Scientist with the Department of Food Science at the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. TRANSCRIPT Lorre Kolb: Eating healthy; including more fruits and vegetables in your diet. We’re visiting today with Barb Ingham, Extension Food Safety Specialist, Department of Food Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension, in the College […]

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