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Food Safety & Backyard Poultry

In 2017, live poultry was responsible for 10 Salmonella outbreaks in the United States, sickening more than 1,100 people across 48 states and killing one. Germs can get on the hands, shoes, and clothes of people who handle or care for the birds. In addition to chicks and young birds, reptiles such as turtles, lizards, […]

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Upcoming Opportunities to Learn About 4-H

Washington County 4-H Youth Development will be hosting two open houses, one August 15th in West Bend, the other on August 27th in Hartford. Each will give you an opportunity to see what 4-H has to offer. Try out hands-on activities, talk to youth members and adult volunteers, and enjoy light refreshments. See the Open […]

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March’s Harvest of the Month: Potatoes

March’s Harvest of the Month crop is Potatoes. Health Benefits of Potatoes1/2 cup of cooked potatoes is a good source of: Vitamin C and A Vitamin B6 Potassium Niacin-helps make energy Produce Tips Look for firm potatoes with smooth skin and without sprouts. Avoid potatoes with any green coloring. Healthy Serving  & Storage  Ideas Keep […]

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Free Online Money Management Courses

Gain skills to manage your personal finances at your own pace!! UW-Extension has created a series of Money Matters online modules to help you discover your financial strengths, gain new money management skills, and build knowledge you can share with others — your kids, your spouse, friends, co-workers, and more. Learn the essentials of smart […]

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Researching Communities that Gain Young Adults

Is the City of West Bend a magnet for attracting young adults? A study by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers explored 12 communities that are maintaining or increasing the number of young adults. The Gaining and Maintaining Young People in Wisconsin Rural Communities researched 12 communities across Wisconsin, including West Bend, to identify the factors that […]

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“Check Your Free Credit Report” Campaign Named Recipient Of Governor’s Financial Literacy Award 2017

The UW-Extension Family Living Program’s “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign was recently selected by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy to receive the 2017 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award. UW-Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report” campaign goal is to make the process of ordering a free credit report as easy as possible. […]

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Avoid Romaine Lettuce, for Now

Romaine lettuce is likely the cause of recent cases of E. coli food poisoning affecting people in 13 states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington state. As yet, no illnesses have been linked to this outbreak in Wisconsin, but Extension Food Safety Specialist Barbara […]

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Nonprofits & the Economy: 2017 Survey Results

The Nonprofit Coalition of Washington County surveyed 87 area nonprofits in May 2017. The survey measured the fiscal health of the nonprofit community, identified their educational needs, and measured the longer-term outcomes of the workshops hosted by the Nonprofit Coalition. Results of this survey can be found in the report Nonprofits & the Economy Research […]

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Continue to Check Your Free Credit Report after a Data Breach

UW-Extension recommends that you view one credit report every four months so you can be sure that the information is up-to-date and accurate year round. Reviewing your own report every four months is especially important given the number of data breaches occurring these past few years. Read the press release for more details and resources. […]

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Research Paper on Nonprofit Outcome Measurement

The UW-Extension Department of Community Resource Development reviewed and published Associate Professor Paul Roback’s paper titled “Extension Organizational Development Programming: Outcome Measurement through a Multi-Program Delivery Model.” This paper details program planning and long-term outcome measurement of Extension organizational development programming in Washington County, Wisconsin. Nonprofit organizations that participated in Extension organizational development programs reported […]

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