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 […]

Read More...

Our September 17 & 19 Rent Smart Workshop is FULL! Register 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 […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...

Learn About the Five Essential Strengths that Keep Every Family Strong.

The Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board recently launched the Five for Families campaign featuring an interactive website (www.FiveforFamilies.org) for parents, caregivers, friends, neighbors, and community members. The “five strengths” are: • Helping kids understand feelings • Parenting as children grow • Connecting with others • Building inner strength • Knowing how to find help […]

Read More...