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Join the UW-Extension Washington County team as our 4-H Summer Outreach Coordinator!

UW-Extension Washington County is looking for a 4-H Youth Development Outreach Coordinator to implement youth outreach opportunities over the 2018 summer months. Qualifications include completion of two years of college (preferred, not required) evidence of successful leadership experience ability to work independently experience planning and implementing learning experiences for youth and adults.  Interested applicants must […]

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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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Free Tax Assistance (Service provided by trained AARP volunteers)

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax-filing help to anyone, with special attention to older and low- to moderate-income taxpayers. IRS-certified AARP Foundation volunteers are available at multiple sites in and around Washington County from late January to mid-April. There’s no fee, and no sales pitch for other services. **Please note that reservations are required at […]

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Frozen Food Recalls: Ice Cream Bars and Biscuits

Two frozen food recalls have been announced this week. Check your freezers and stay safe! Buttermilk biscuits due to possible Listeria monocytogenes* contamination. Hom/Ade Foods Inc. has recalled all of its Mary B’s brand biscuits with dates through Sept 23 because of potential Listeria contamination. Hom/Ade Foods distributed its recalled Mary’s B’s biscuit products to retailers […]

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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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January’s Harvest of the Month: Spinach

Did You Know… Spinach was first cultivated over 2,000 years ago in Iran. By 1806, it had become a popular vegetable in America, and in the 1920’s the U.S. pushed spinach commercially, with the Popeye the Sailor Man cartoon becoming a great advocate for spinach consumption. (from the website Fruits & Veggies, More Matters) Look […]

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January/February 2018 4-H CLOVERLINE Newsletter Now Available!

The January/February 2018 4-H CLOVERLINE Newsletter is now online and full of information! Check it out to read about the latest happenings in Washington County 4-H. In this issue you’ll find: Awards and Opportunities Latest news on Shooting Sports, Family Living, Nature Activities, Arts and Communication, and Animal Science Upcoming Events, including Youth Leadership Workshops, […]

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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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Master Gardener – Level 1 Training

Master Gardener Level 1 Program provides training on variety of horticultural topics. Classes are delivered using a combination on-line learning and classroom instruction. Class is limited to the first 30 registrations. Please come and learn what it takes to become a certified MGV. There will be an “Introduction to the Master Gardeners”, January 23, 2018, […]

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Pesticide Application Training Certification

Is your Pesticide Certification card still good or has it expired? Or, do you need to be certified to use restricted use pesticides? During the past years, many new products have been classified as restricted use. This requires the user to be certified to purchase and use the product. UW-Extension Washington County offers two ways […]

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