Cyclospora Infections Linked to Fresh Basil

Fresh basil exported by Siga Logistics de RL de CV of Morelos, Mexico is under investigation for a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections.  As of August 15, 2019, a total of 205 people with laboratory-confirmed Cyclospora infections associated with this outbreak have been reported from 11 states: CT (1), FL (50), GA (2), IA (2), […]

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Invisible Danger for Pets and Humans: Salmonella

Federal public health officials have repeated warnings about pig ear treats for dogs as human illnesses related to the multi-branded products have sickened 127 people in 33 states in a multi-drug resistant Salmonella outbreak.  Thirty percent of humans affected (26) in the outbreak have required hospitalization, many of them children younger than 5 years old. FDA and Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Consumers Need Wake-Up Call About Potential Dangers of Flour

Courtesy Food Safety News A recent posting in Food Safety News tells a common tale: “She’s in the kitchen happily enough making some chocolate chip cookies.  Happy because her family loves them but also happy because she loves nibbling on some of the raw cookie dough.  It’s something she’s done ever since she was old enough […]

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A Hello and Update from UW-Madison Extension

We wanted to send you a note bringing you up to date on the latest news from Extension and how we’re serving counties across the state.  As of July 1, Extension has officially transitioned to UW-Madison from the UW System.  This transition has been in the works for more than a year and has involved […]

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Save the Date! Solar Energy and Home Weatherization Presentation

SAVE THE DATE! Solar Energy and Home Weatherization Presentation When: Thursday, September 5th, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Where: Extension, Winnebago County 625 E County Rd Y, Oshkosh WI Cost: Free UW-Madison Extension’s Community Development Institute / Economic Development Program & Environmental Resources Center, Sustainable Communities Network Fox Valley and Outagamie & Winnebago Extension presents […]

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Save the Date! Community Movie Screening

Save the Date! Community Movie Screening featuring “BOSS The Black Experience in Business” When: Wednesday September 18, 6:00-8:30 pm Free and all welcome! Where: Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts 51 Sheboygan St, Fond du Lac Together with Fit Oshkosh, People of Color Business Association and Wisconsin Public Television, Extension is pleased to present a […]

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Back-to-School Shopping on a Budget

Households with children in grade school and high school will spend almost $700 on back-to-school shopping this fall, according to the National Retail Federation.  Clothing, electronics, and school supplies are the top three expenses listed by families in the Federation’s annual July survey.  Households with a college student will spend closer to $1000 this year […]

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Urban Forestry Catastrophic Storm Grants

Grants are available via DNR for tree damage in urban areas due to last weekend’s storms. Please feel free to pass the following information along to others who may be impacted. For more information, visit https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/UrbanForests/grants/catastrophic.html?fbclid=IwAR2pX5tyu3sytUgFbq7_cDZoC_7IAAv7m-aAJsw20iVZm-XgnxQrWa_nC0Q. This grant is for tree repair, removal, or replacement within urban areas following a catastrophic storm event for which […]

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2019 Urban Forestry Workshop

Mark your calendars!  The 2019 Urban Forestry Workshops are coming in September!  The Oshkosh workshop will be held on Thursday, September 26th. This year the workshops will provide basic instructions and training for urban forestry clientele on current trends and updated information regarding: plant disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, insect identification and control methods, and […]

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