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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/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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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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October is Health Literacy Month!

What is Health Literacy and why it is important? Health Literacy can be defined as the ability to obtain, understand, and act on health information and services. For some, health information is readily available. But deciding what data sources to trust can be difficult, particularly when presented with conflicting recommendations. For others, the challenge is […]

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Continue to Check Your Free Credit Report after a Data Breach

UW-Extension recommends that you view one credit report every four months so you can be sure that the information is up-to-date and accurate year round. Reviewing your own report every four months is especially important given the number of data breaches occurring these past few years. Read the press release for more details and resources. […]

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Research Paper on Nonprofit Outcome Measurement

The UW-Extension Department of Community Resource Development reviewed and published Associate Professor Paul Roback’s paper titled “Extension Organizational Development Programming: Outcome Measurement through a Multi-Program Delivery Model.” This paper details program planning and long-term outcome measurement of Extension organizational development programming in Washington County, Wisconsin. Nonprofit organizations that participated in Extension organizational development programs reported […]

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