LEGO Club Meeting

We hope you can join us for our last LEGO Club meeting of 2018. We will be building, exploring, and learning through hands-on LEGO, WeDo, and NXT Mindstorm programs. Sponsored by Winnebago County UW-Extension, it is FREE to all youth. No sign-up, previous knowledge, or long-term commitment required! Monday, November 19, 2018 6:00-7:30 p.m. J. […]

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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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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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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 ā€“ 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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