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Professional Development Trainings Available!

Our office is hosting several FREE professional development trainings that are now open for registration!  If you would like to register for any or all of these trainings, please call our office at (920) 232-1970.  Space is limited to the first 30 registrants for each training, so don’t delay! QPR Gatekeeper Training (Question, Persuade, Refer): […]

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Listeria Recall Linked to Green Giant, Trader Joe’s, and Other Brands of Vegetable Products

Listeria monocytogenes contamination has been found at a facility that manufactures vegetable products, including Trader Joe’s- branded zucchini and butternut squash spirals distributed in Wisconsin.  Other brands such as Green Giant are also implicated, although the Green Giant product does not appear to have been distributed in Wisconsin. The recalled product is manufactured by California-based Growers Express and […]

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Centers for Disease Control warns of Salmonella linked to backyard flocks

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced a national investigation into Salmonella infections from backyard flocks.  As of June, there were 279 people across 41 states who have been infected!  Of the 152 patients for whom the information is available, more than a fourth had to be admitted to hospitals because their symptoms were so severe. Since 2000, […]

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July Rent Smart Workshop Available!

The Extension Winnebago County office would like to announce our recently-added Rent Smart workshop on July 16th and 18th from 5:00pm – 7:30pm at the Cumberland Trail Apartments (Community Center building). This is our only workshop in Oshkosh until October and registration is limited to 10 participants, so call our office to save your space […]

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Why is Blanching Recommended when Freezing Vegetables?

A short heat process known as blanching is generally recommended before freezing of vegetables.  Some canning recipes also call for a short blanching, or heating, step prior to placing vegetables into the jar.  Blanching helps to stabilize the color, especially of peas and other green vegetables, and it protects flavor and texture.  Blanching also helps to cleanse […]

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Pillsbury, Aldi, King Arthur Flour Recalled

Three prominent brands have recalled flour due to the possible presence of contamination with a harmful strain of the E. coli bacteria.  The newest recall includes more than 4,600 cases of Pillsbury “Best Bread” flour.  While the flour was shipped to retailers and distributors in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia – […]

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4-H The Fun Starts Here!

Winnebago County 4-H proudly supports the County Fair! Spend a whole day with your family at the Fair July 31 to August 4. Check out these great activities being provided by 4-H Youth & Adult Leaders. Any groups or businesses interested in distributing hard copies of this brochure, please contact the 4-H/Extension Office 920-232-1974.

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2019 Rent Smart Workshops Available!

Rent Smart is a FREE program that provides practical education to help people looking for rental housing find, get, and keep suitable housing. This program focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience.  It challenges participants to know and understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, as well as know […]

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Fit Oshkosh call for Black entrepreneurs

Fit Oshkosh, Inc., an organization dedicated to improving racial equality and building a welcoming and inclusive community, is seeking Black entrepreneurs from Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Outagamie, and Brown Counties to participate in a study of their experiences in starting or running their business in Wisconsin. According to Rajon Hall, who is conducting the interviews […]

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Check Your Freezer: Recall of Frozen Berries

Kroger has announced a recall of Private Selection brand frozen berries; the fruit may be contaminated with Hepatitis A.  Laboratory tests conducted as part of an ongoing special project revealed the contamination, although no illness have yet been traced to the recall.  The recalled products contain blackberries, the only fruit linked to the recall at this time.  […]

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