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Think Healthy Greens

Safe and Healthy Leafy Greens Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leafy vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, cabbage, kale, and bok choy, provide nutrients that help protect you from heart disease, stroke, and some cancers. But leafy greens, like other vegetables and fruits, are sometimes contaminated with harmful […]

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Responding to the Avian Influenza Outbreak

The current avian influenza outbreak is not thought to pose a risk to human health or to food safety but it is highly toxic to birds, including backyard poultry flocks.  As of April 2, 2022 the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced a confirmed case of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPIA) in a […]

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Quick Tips: Farmers’ Market Vendors in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has a vibrant local foods culture, and you are sure to find customers eager for your products. Be sure to follow the rules that govern preparation and sale to help ensure public health and protect your brand! Note: In spite of what many web sites say, Wisconsin does not have a cottage food law. Vendors must […]


4-H Announcements 7/8/2022

GET READY FOR SOME 4-H FUN AT THE FAIR! Aside from having fun prepping and creating your projects for the fair, be sure to check out some of the fun 4-H activities that will be taking place during fair week: Spotlight Stage Have a special talent or project you’d like to share on the stage?  […]


Preserving Zucchini

Recommendations for canning summer squashes, including zucchini, that you may have seen in past United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) bulletins have been withdrawn due to uncertainty about the determination of processing times. Squashes are low-acid vegetables and require pressure canning for a specific period of time that will destroy the bacteria that causes botulism. […]

Compassionate care tip: Ask for help

Compassionate Care: Ask for Help

Asking for help is a critical skill that leaders should model. When we ask for help and support we are strengthening our relationships; we show that we value and respect the people we reach out to. Things to consider: Create a safe environment that supports asking for help. Leaning on each other for help can […]


Credit Report Changes Coming July 1

Staying on top of what’s in your credit report can help you spot errors and possible instances of identity theft. Additionally, a positive credit history helps you access housing and financial products, and to get the best interest rate when applying for loans, insurance, and more. Extension Educators from UW-Madison Division of Extension want Wisconsin […]


4-H Announcements 6/17/2022

THANK YOU! As you may know I have been out the last two weeks with pneumonia.  I am recovering well so far (a little slower than I woukld like) and will be working remotely beginning Monday, June 20th.  While I have been out sick,  I have many thank you’s to give out! Club Leaders:  I’ve been […]


Pop-Up Shop supports entrepreneurs of color in Northeast Wisconsin: June 26th, 12pm to 4pm

Pop-Up Shop supports entrepreneurs of color in Northeast Wisconsin Entrepreneurs of color, shoppers, and business resource organizations will gather on June 26th, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Pop-Up Shop meets ColorBold’s mission in supporting entrepreneurs of color’s bottom line, in growing their network, and bridging entrepreneurs to business resource organizations that can support their […]


Practicing the Pause

Practicing the Pause is a weekly, 30-minute virtual space to practice a variety of techniques to calm your mind and body, decrease stress, and increase self-awareness and resiliency. We’ll practice holding space while also practicing skills such as deep breathing, guided imagery, gentle stretching, etc. We will gather every Thursday morning, from 8:30-9:00 AM. You […]