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Upcoming Area Agriculture Events

UW-Extension is hosting a Farm Management Update for Agricultural Professionals on Friday, September 11 at Liberty Hall in Kimberly, WI. Topics include: -Human Resource Management on Wisconsin Farms -Hispanic Farm Labor Management -Precision Agriculture in Crop Production -Robotic Milking Systems Additional UW-Extension Agriculture programs occurring in our region include: Corn Silage Dry Down Days Wednesday […]

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National 4-H Week Promotion Contest

Participate in National 4-H Week by promoting your club with a window display or social media post! Clubs in Washington County are eligible to enter either or both contest categories. Watch for window displays throughout Washington County. Watch for social media posts on the Washington County Twitter – @WashCoWisco and Facebook – www.facebook.com/washcowisco accounts Register […]

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August 11-Be part of UW-Extension Day at the State Fair!

Celebrate the Wisconsin Idea and meet UW-Extension educators from around the state. Experience the UW-Extension programming that supports Wisconsin families, communities and businesses. There’s something for everyone: hands-on activities and demonstrations, live presentations, musical performances, games and more. Key Events and Activities Highlights of Central Mall programs: Experience hands-on science activities like Lego robots, groundwater […]

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Germs on Our Food: Healthy or Not?

The food that we buy in the grocery store or raise in our gardens isn’t sterile (completely free of microorganisms). It isn’t supposed to be! Microorganisms are part of our natural environment; some are harmful, some may cause disease. Read more on what you need to do to keep your family food-safe. 

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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 Preserving Food at Home Question and Answer Session presented by a UW-Extension Master Food Preserver – Annette Landvatter.  Research based materials will be highlighted when answering your questions.  Resources will be available to help you preserve safely for […]

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Preserving: Using an Atmospheric Steam Canner

The University of Wisconsin has recently published research which indicates that an Atmospheric Steam Canner may be safely used for canning naturally acidic foods such as peaches, pears, and apples, or acidified-foods such as salsa or pickles, as long as all researched recommended criteria are met.  Be sure to follow these research-based guidelines to preserve […]

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Wisconsin Open Meetings Law

Do you know what a “walking quorum” is?  Do you know the difference between a “purpose test” and a “numbers test?”  Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law embodies the principle that the public is entitled to the greatest possible information about government affairs.  What does this mean?  Attend this two-hour free workshop by UW-Extension to gain a […]

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What’s New About Eggs?

Eggs are a low-cost, high quality source of protein. Egg nutrients perform many important roles; to name a few, they contribute to eye health and brain function, and they help to prevent birth defects in preborn babies. Check out a UW-Extension webpage under “Eggs” for web resources on coloring/handling eggs safely, deciphering carton dates, raising […]

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Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle is the Slogan for March 2015

National Nutrition Month® is an annual education and information campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign encourages the public and media to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Videos and articles on a wide variety of related topics are found […]

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