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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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December’s Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

Did you know that Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any other state in the nation, and produces more than half of the entire world’s supply of these little red berries? “The cranberry is a tiny but amazing fruit that is unique in the variety of health benefits it may provide,” says Sherry A. Tanumihardjo, University […]

November Harvest of the Month: Winter Squash

November’s Harvest of the Month: Winter Squash

WINTER SQUASH offers many health benefits: high in vitamins A & C, fiber, vitamin E, vitamin B6, manganese, and potassium. One cup of cubed winter squash contains about 80 calories, virtually no fat, and very little sodium. There are so many delicious ways to use winter squash!   Look for firm winter squash that have […]

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Food Safety

Large food recalls have recently forced consumers to throw away foods because of contamination with the potentially deadly bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Additionally, spices and produce sold in local grocery stores have been recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause illness. How can you help your family stay safe […]

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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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Preserving Pumpkin or Winter Squash

With pumpkin-flavored products abundant in the grocery stores these days, it’s tempting to try your hand at your own pumpkin ‘creations’ at home. Check out the UW Extension website Safe & Healthy: Preparing and Preserving Food at Home for great tips on safely preserving pumpkin and winter squash.

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Join the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch!

Join the Great Lakes states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Participants of all ages are invited to crunch! Crunching isn’t just for kids: anyone who loves apples and local farmers […]

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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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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 […]