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Wisconsin Master Composter Program

The Master Composter Program is a train-the-trainer program that aims to build the capacity of composters to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for composting with others. In order to become a certified Master Composter trainees must attend the one-day workshop and complete three outreach activities. A Southeast WI workshop will be held at UW-Extension Waukesha […]

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If your New Year’s Resolution is to make healthier food choices…

you may already know that the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating fish or shellfish twice a week. Cost a concern? Buy in February, March and October (National Seafood Month), and stock up. Unsure about storage? Wondering whether contaminants are a concern? Visit our section on Seafood Resources to link to English, Hmong, and […]


Monthly Parenting Newsletters

New parents can sign up for FREE research based “Parenting the First Year” newsletters that are delivered via email each month simultaneously with their child’s age. Share with friends and family members who are new parents.


Bowl for 4-H!

The Washington County 4-H Trust Fund supports educational programming and scholarships for youth. Join us in supporting the Trust Fund at the annual 4-H Bowl-A-Thon at King Pin Lanes on Sunday, January 25. You can bowl or pledge to support an existing team. For registration information and pledge forms, visit the Events Calendar.

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Census Reporter- Making Data Easy to Use

The US Census has launched a user-friendly web page to assist people in finding demographic information. The Census Reporter creates place profiles and comparison pages that provide an easy to use interface for navigating data, including visualizations for a more useful first look. A sample of information that is easily available includes population, age, income, […]


Expand Your Gift-giving Dollar with Food

Homemade food mixes in a jar are great gifts…they can be made with the health of the recipients in mind─modified for sugar, salt, fat, or allergens. The mixes are convenient for the cook and, as you’ll see in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension fact sheet, the jars make an attractive, artful display while stored in […]

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24th Annual Celebrate Families

Planning is underway for this free family event on February 8, 2015 at the West Bend High Schools, from 11 am to 3:00 pm. Activities, educational information and entertainment are being planned for all ages! For additional information on the event please visit the Celebrate Families web page.

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4-H: The Youth Solution

Have you heard that 4-H is only for kids who live on farms? Not true! Youth who live anywhere can be a part of 4-H. In its 100 years of existence in Wisconsin, 4-H has expanded far beyond its agricultural roots while still honoring the traditions of positive youth development in 4-H clubs. Wisconsin 4-H […]