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New AG Educator!

UW-Extension Washington County welcomes Stephanie Plaster as the Interim Agriculture Educator for Ozaukee and Washington Counties!  Stephanie grew up in Cedarburg and was a member of the Ozaukee County 4-H program in high school. She graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in International Agriculture focusing on Animal and Dairy Science. While at Madison, she worked […]

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New resource available for Wisconsin’s food entrepreneurs!

Entrepreneurs thinking about starting or scaling up a food processing business can find a way to make their dreams a reality with the help of the newly released Wisconsin Food Processing Guide: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs and Managers, available from the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Authors Jenifer A. Buckley and Elena M. Byrne worked with UW-Extension, […]

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UW-Extension Day at the State Fair returns on August 9

Join University of Wisconsin-Extension educators from around the state for a day of fun and hands-on learning at the Wisconsin State Fair Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. UW-Extension Day at the Fair will feature a variety of UW-Extension educational stations on the Central Mall at the State Fair. State Fair visitors can […]

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What You Need to Know about Mechanically Tenderized Beef

Mechanically Tenderized Beef is a tenderizing process to break up muscle fibers.  It can take place in a factory, restaurant, or home. MTB may transfer pathogens on the outside of the meat to the inside, posing a potential food safety risk. Know the facts. COOK to 145° F with 3 minutes stand time!

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Preserving Food at Home

Are you interested in learning more about canning or freezing fresh produce from your garden?  Attend a Food Preservation Q&A Session presented by a UW-Extension Master Food Preserver – Annette Landvatter at the West Bend Community Memorial Library.  Research based materials will be highlighted when answering your questions.  Resources will be available to help you […]

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nEXT Generation for UW-Extension

The nEXT Generation is a framework to address the UW-Extension (Cooperative Extension) $3.6 million share of state cuts to the University of Wisconsin System. The overall goal: Establish a model that is fiscally sustainable and makes Cooperative Extension more relevant, flexible, and digital—positioned to serve further generations of Wisconsin residents. Over the past century, UW-Extension, […]

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2015 Washington County Nonprofits and the Economy Survey

UW-Extension collaborated with UW-Washington County, United Way of Washington County and the Volunteer Center of Washington County to survey  a cross-section of nonprofit organizations in Washington County to determine the financial health, trends and concerns of those organizations.  The results of the 2015 survey found that nonprofits have experienced an increased demand for services while […]

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