Sherman Community Gardens Still Closed

6/10/2019 Update: We apologize for the delayed opening.  The weather conditions in May have lead to wet conditions at the gardens.   With the pattern of rain we have not seen sufficient drying of the soil to allow tillage of the plots.  We were hoping to open today (June 10), however the rain this past weekend set us back […]

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Welcome Our New 4-H Summer Intern! 

Jack Loken has been hired as a summer 4-H Program intern as part of an intern program made possible through UW Madison. Jack recently graduated from Xavier High School in Appleton and will be attending UW Madison in the fall to study engineering.  He has 12 years of experience in the 4-H program in Outagamie County […]

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UW-Extension: Check Your Free Credit Report to Build Financial Security

Federal law gives everyone the right to request three free credit reports each year—one each from the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. There are three ways to order your free credit report: through the mail, by phone toll-free, or at the official website AnnualCreditReport.com. Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” […]

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Farm Focus: Pasture Raised Beef & Direct Marketing

Farm Focus: Pasture Raised Beef & Direct Marketing Thursday, June 11th 6:30pm- 8:00 pm Buser Cattle Company 6440 Wiesner Road Omro,WI Agenda 6:30 pm: Welcome & Introductions 6:45 pm: Katie and John Buser give an overview of their cattle operation 7:00 pm: Grazing and Soil Health- John Thompson, Extension- Winnebago County Ag Educator 7:15 pm: […]

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4-H Key Award and Scholarship Recipients

CONGRATULATIONS To the High School Students Receiving the 2019 4-H Key Award! The Key Award, the highest award a 4-H member can receive, recognizes 4-H members who have achieved significant leadership at the club or group, community and state levels.   Leah Grundman (Senior) Winneconne High School 4-H Club(s): Westward & NOW Leah is receiving […]

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Cutting Food Waste While Maintaining Food Safety by Barb Ingham

Cutting Food Waste While Maintaining Food Safety Published on April 15, 2019April 15, 2019 by Barb Ingham Food safety and food waste are both major concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually – the equivalent of sickening 1 in 6 Americans […]

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Recall of Melons due to Salmonella Risk by Barb Ingham

Recall of cut melons due to Salmonella risk Published on April 13, 2019 by Barb Ingham The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a nationwide foodborne illness outbreak investigation tied to cut melons.  As of April 12, 2019, 93 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Carrau have been reported […]

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We’re Hiring a 4-H Summer Intern!

Are you looking for a summer internship?  The Winnebago County 4-H Program has the opportunity to collaborate with the Boys & Girls Club of Menasha, YouthGo Neenah (an after-school and summer program for at-risk youth) and the Oshkosh Public Library to provide experiential learning opportunities featuring various 4-H project areas (Arts, STEM, Communications, Family/Home/Health, Foods […]

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Finding Reliable Information Online by Barb Ingham

Finding reliable information online Published on April 12, 2019 by Barb Ingham It’s so often challenging to sort through all the information found online. How can a person tell if the information is from a reliable source?  And from an Extension-educator standpoint, how do we know that the information is based on credible research so […]

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No Soap And Water? Try Hand Sanitizers by Barb Ingham

No soap and water? Try hand sanitizers. Published on April 12, 2019 by Barb Ingham Washing your hands is one of the most important things you can do to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to people around you. The best way to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of getting sick […]

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