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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 face, 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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2018 Flooding Resources

If you have been affected by the resent flooding, available resources on the effects of flooding on crops and produce are linked on the 2018 UWEX Flooding Resources page. Links on this website either link to other websites or pdfs for download. The following are resources by University of Wisconsin Extension Specialists related to the […]

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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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