Safe Preserving: Flavored Vinegars

Flavored vinegars are very easy to prepare and delicious with summer-time salads.  They are favored by chefs for adding excitement to special dishes.  Cooking at home is also enlivened by the blended flavor of vinegar and herbs, fruits, vegetables, and/or spices.  And because they are naturally so high in acid, flavored vinegars allow more creativity than […]

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4-H Cloverbud Summer Camp

Who: For all youth in 5-year-old Kindergarten through second grade (2017-2018 school year)   When: Wednesday, June 27 & Thursday, June 28 from 8:00am-3:30pm each day with an optional overnight on Friday, June 29 (after the Family Potluck) Where: Oshkosh Town Hall, 230 E. Cty. Rd. Y, Oshkosh. Potluck & Overnight at JPCC, 625 E. Cty. […]

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Wash Your Hands, Not Your Poultry (or Other Meat)

Poultry (chicken, turkey, duck) and other meat should NOT be washed before cooking.  Washing poultry and other meat spreads germs to other areas of the kitchen, and is not effective at removing bacteria that may be present.  A study published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology illustrates why it’s a bad idea to wash meat and poultry.  […]

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2018 4-H Youth Plant Science Day

State 4-H Plant Science Day   A fun way to learn about Horticulture Science!!! Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 Waushara County Fairgrounds, Wautoma, WI Plan now to participate in the State 4-H Plant Science Day event to be held Tuesday, July 10that the Waushara County Fairgrounds in Wautoma. Youth in grades 3-13 can test their knowledge about plants while learning how […]

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Register Now for the July 5 & 12 Rent Smart Workshop!

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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Wisconsin ACE Interface Training Available!

The ACE Study confirms, with scientific evidence, that adversity during development increases the risk of physical, mental, and behavioral problems later in life. The ACE Study and other research using the Study’s framework have taught us that ACEs are common and are the leading cause of health and social problems in our nation – the […]

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Now is the Time for Strengthening Families to Prevent Youth Drug Use!

The evidence-based Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) is a cost-effective substance use prevention and skills building program that brings parents and their youth ages 10-14 together in highly interactive sessions that improve parenting skills, build life skills in youth, and strengthen family bonds. In a series of research studies, the Mindfulness-enhanced Strengthening Families […]

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Food Safety & Backyard Poultry

In 2017, live poultry was responsible for 10 Salmonella outbreaks in the United States, sickening more than 1,100 people across 48 states and killing one.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns individuals that contact with live poultry or their environment can make people sick with Salmonella infections.  Live poultry can carry Salmonella bacteria while still appearing […]

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Illnesses Linked to Restaurant/Deli Foods

The death toll in Michigan stands at 25 as a result of an outbreak of illness linked to Hepatitis A.  There have been at least 750 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Michigan, with more than 80% of ill individuals hospitalized.  The outbreak, which includes cases in California, Michigan, Kentucky, Utah, Nevada, New York, Arkansas, and Oregon, […]

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Start at Home to Help Fight Foodborne Illness

European Union member countries recently released data on foodborne outbreaks in Europe in 2016.  Results showed that 205 of the 521 “strong-evidence” outbreaks, or 39%, were caused by the consumption of food in private homes.  The number of outbreaks linked to food consumed in homes far exceeded the number of outbreaks linked to food in restaurants, […]

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