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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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Packing a Safe Lunch

Chances are you worry more about whether your child will eat the food in their lunch boxes than about whether that food will be safe to eat. Learn a few extra precautions you can take to make sure your child’s home-packed lunches will be safe and tasty with this handy Back-to-School Food Safety Reminders guide.

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Greetings from our Interim 4-H Youth Development Educator

Hello! My name is Amy Mangan-Fischer and I am the new Interim 4-H Youth Development Educator for UW-Extension Washington County. I am excited to be joining the 4-H community at such an exciting time of the year. I can’t wait to meet everyone at the fair and to see everyone’s entries! While I am new […]

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New Publication-Toxic Plants in Midwest Pastures and Forages

New from the Learning Store–Toxic Plants in Midwest Pastures and Forages While most plants are safe for livestock to consume, a few plant species can sicken or even kill animals if ingested. Recognizing poisonous plants and knowing proper livestock management are important steps in minimizing the potential for poisoning animals. There is a new guide […]

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The Dairy Partner (El Compañero) Bi-lingual Newsletter for Dairy Farm Employees

The Dairy Partner / El Compañero website offers a bimonthly newsletter geared towards dairy farm employees. The newsletter articles are written by UW-Extension agriculture agents and state specialists and are available in both English and Spanish. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide information directly to farm employees to help them improve their dairy […]

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Multi-Drug Resistant Salmonella Heidelberg Outbreak Investigation

Multi-Drug Resistant Salmonella Heidelberg Outbreak Investigation – Linked to contact with infected dairy bull calves purchased in Wisconsin Federal and state health officials released a statement on investigation into cases of multi-drug resistant Salmonella Heidelberg. This is a multi-drug resistant strain of Salmonella. Bio-security on farms is important always and these cases reinforce the need […]

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