2018 Landscape Professionals Workshop

Join us for this two day workshop, March 22 and 23, and enhance your landscape professional skills and appreciation for sustainable landscape! Workshop is located at: Liberty Hall 800 Eisenhower Drive Kimberly, WI Please Register online: www.landscapeprofessionalsworkshop.com  

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The Record on Sprouts and Illness

The Illinois-Wisconsin region continues as the center of a Salmonella montevideo outbreak likely caused by raw sprouts at Jimmy John’s restaurants. According to federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eight residents of three states —Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota — have been infected with Salmonella montevideo.  There have not been any deaths or hospitalizations associated with the outbreak.  Epidemiological evidence indicates that […]

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Early Bird Registration now open for 4-H Summer Camp!

Our Winnebago County 4-H Summer Camp is FULL ~ We apologize for any inconvenience.  Winnebago County 4-H Camp Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, July 5-8, 2018 Get your application in early to reserve a spot at camp! 4-H camps provide youth with the chance to meet new people, have fun, and experience the great outdoors. […]

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Three Kitchen Items to Help Keep You Food Safe

As we start a new year and look ahead to spring cleaning, there are three kitchen items that can help keep you and your family food-safe: 1. A digital thermometer.  A tip-sensitive digital thermometer will make checking the internal temperature of meat, soups, and casseroles accurate and easy.  These days, food thermometers aren’t just for your holiday roasts—they’re […]

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A Smorgasbord of Foods Recalled for Listeria

In the latest of food recalls due to potential contamination with the potentially deadly bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes, a New Jersey food company is recalling more than a ton of frozen meatballs packaged under the Sam’s Club brand “Member’s Mark” because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.  Rich Food Products of Vineland, NJ shipped the ready-to-eat meatballs to distributors in nine […]

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Dozens of Brands of Ice Cream Bars Recalled for Listeria

A Listeria-related ice cream bar recall that started January 5, 2018 with less than 400 cases of frozen treats now includes additional flavors and brands, totaling close to 29,000 cases of ice cream bars sent to more than 35 retail chains across the country. No illnesses have been confirmed in connection with the ice cream products.  However, finished samples […]

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Face-to-Face Civility: Encouraging Conversations in the Age of Social Media

Join UW-Extension Winnebago County as we explore how social media has changed the way we communicate, discuss the guidelines of civility and have face-to-face conversations at the Neenah Public Library, Monday, March 5th, at 6:00pm. The two hour program will consist of a brief presentation from Tina Schuelke (Executive Director, Change Management) on the topic […]

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Possible Link to Salmonella and Sprouts

At least two cases of illness in Wisconsin have been linked to a possible outbreak of disease from Salmonella.  The investigation is tied to the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain and specifically to sprouted seeds (sprouts) served by the restaurant.  As a result, on Saturday (January 20, 2018), Jimmy John’s pulled sprouts from the menu at all […]

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Is Refined Coconut Oil a Healthy Choice?

There’s been almost an explosion of products available in the grocery store containing coconut oil and other coconut by-products.  Is coconut oil a healthy choice?  Coconut oil is a plant-based fat that is about 90% saturated, higher than butter or the fat associated with meats, and much higher than other plant-based fats such as olive oil […]

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