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February Harvest of the Month featuring cauliflower

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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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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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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January Harvest of the month featuring spinach

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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