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Washington County UW-Extension Recognized by Peers

Washington County UW-Extension Recognized by Peers

Educators at UW-Extension Washington County were recently recognized by their statewide colleagues with two awards, the Wisconsin Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) Team Award and the Diversity/Multi-Cultural Team Award from the Alpha Sigma Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP). JCEP is a partnership of Extension associations working to promote communication, cooperation and professionalism among […]

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Washington Co. UW-Extension

Washington Co. UW-Extension

Get to know Your County Extension Office! View our Office Brochure, Monthly Newsletters, and Annual Report.

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Free On-Line Educational Resources

Free On-Line Educational Resources

The UW Extension Video Channel  provides more than 70 videos produced by trusted educatorson topics such as community and

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Donated Local Produce Improves Food Security, Nourishes Communities

Donated Local Produce Improves Food Security, Nourishes Communities

The rate of obesity among county adults has trended upward since 2004.  CDC and Prevention identifies increasing fruit and vegetable intake as 1 of the 5 effective ways communities can combat obesity.  Page 10 of a 2013 Community Memorial Hospital Report and a recent newsletter explain WNEP’s role.

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Updated County Demographics / Census Data

Updated County Demographics / Census Data

The US Census released updated 5-year data estimates from the American Community Survey.  Updated data sets, including social characteristics, housing, poverty and economic characteristics, are posted for your convenience on the UW-Extension Demographic webpage.

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Dairy Management Decision Tools

Dairy Management Decision Tools

Dairy farmers have easy access to many production and management decision making tools on the University of Wisconsin’s Dairy Management Tools Site.  This resource is listed as the second link on Alan’s Farm Management Page.

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Registration for summer 4-H programs now open!

Registration for summer 4-H programs now open!

Washington County 4-H Youth Development offers several summer programs that are open to youth in the community. Wild Wacky Weekday Camps are open to youth ages 5-9, Safety Day Camp is open to youth ages 5-10, and Gateway Academy is available to any youth entering 7th-9th grade. Registration forms are available on the 4-H Camps […]

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Income Opportunity: Earned Income Tax Credits

Income Opportunity: Earned Income Tax Credits

Low and moderate-income workers in Wisconsin may be eligible for thousands of dollars of additional income at tax time. Both credits specifically target employed households, and are intended to supplement earnings from work. Click here for general guidelines for tax credits for which you may be eligible.

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Crop Business Update

Crop Business Update

Washington County UW Extension and Land & Water Conservation have organized a workshop titled Thinking Outside the Barn  to be held on March 6th at Cabela’s.  Topics include:  soil compaction, resistant weeds, and growing emergency feed sources.  

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Why do frozen foods cost less in March?

Why do frozen foods cost less in March?

Stock up on deals during March, National Frozen Food Month.  Find easy meals, snacks, beverages, and desserts at this National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association webpage. Keep choices healthy by limiting the amount of honey sauce and whipped topping.

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Sick from the Flu or a Food Borne Illness?

Sick from the Flu or a Food Borne Illness?

The symptoms of these two illnesses are similar.  Proper hand washing is one way to reduce the risk of both illnesses.  Refer to this resource to learn more about the symptoms of influenza and food borne illness.  It includes steps you can take to prevent or lessen the risk of illness to yourself and others.

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Research Shows 4-H Helps Young People Excel Beyond Their Peers

Research Shows 4-H Helps Young People Excel Beyond Their Peers

The structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that young people receive through their participation in 4-H plays a vital role in helping their achieve success in life. For more than a decade, preeminent youth development scholars, Drs. Richard M. Lerner and Jacqueline V. Lerner, and the team at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth […]

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Be Wise about Weight Loss

Be Wise about Weight Loss

#1 on the Top Ten List of New Year’s Resolutions is to lose weight.  Fad diets and bogus weight-loss products can be ineffective at best, lethal at worst.  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides a list of claims to help you avoid useless plans and products, as well as tips to help you move […]

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