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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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2018 Preserving Food at Home Class Schedule Now Posted

Join UW-Extension Master Food Preserver Annette Landvatter and learn safe and delicious ways to can and preserve your food at home. Annette offers a wealth of research based expertise on safe canning methods, and welcomes questions. All sessions are free, with no registration required. See listing of class sessions on our Food Safety and Preservation […]

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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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Harvest of the Month February Cauliflower For more information visit: washozwi.gov/Harvest-of-the-Month

February’s Harvest of the Month: Cauliflower

February’s Harvest of the Month crop is Cauliflower. Cauliflower is delicious roasted, boiled, fried, steamed, pickled, and eaten raw. Health benefits of cauliflower include Vitamin C and B9, potassium. Try some today! Health Benefits of Cauliflower Vitamin C and B9 Potassium Low in fat and calories High fiber & folate Produce Tips Look for compact, […]

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Check your free credit report to build financial security

Because credit reports are so important to everyday life (they can affect obtaining an affordable loan or insurance policy, getting a job, or renting a home) federal law gives everyone the right to request three free credit reports each year. You can request the reports from AnnualCreditReport.com—one each from the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, […]

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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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