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Sticking to Your Budget Over the Holidays

The winter holiday season is fast approaching. For many, the coming months mean travel to visit family and friends, gift-giving, and preparation of traditional foods. All of these special occasions can be a challenge on monthly budgets. UW-Extension/UW-Madison Financial Capability Specialist, Peggy Olive put together this list of suggestions to help manage your holiday budget. […]

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Wash Your Hands, Not Your Poultry (or other meat)

Just in time for the Holidays! This post from the UW-Extension FYI site Safe and Healthy: Preparing and Preserving Food at Home entitled “Wash Your Hands, Not Your Poultry” explains why it is not necessary to wash poultry before cooking. In fact, it may cause illness and spread germs around your kitchen. This post includes […]

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November/December 2018 Cloverline

The November/December 2018 Cloverline is now available. This issue includes registration information for the Cloverbud Winter Workshop, the Explorer Workshop, and the annual 4-H Lock-In.

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Introduction to Master Gardeners and Level 1 Training Program

What is a Master Gardener Volunteer? Come and learn what it takes to become a certified MGV. There will be an “Introduction to the Master Gardeners” event on, January 17, 2019 – 6:00 pm—7:00 pm, Room 1113 A&B at the Public Agency Center, 333 E. Washington Street, West Bend. The Master Gardener Level 1 Training […]

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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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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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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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