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4-H Family Times September 2015 newsletter

Highlights in the September 4-H Family Times newsletter include:  Tell Why You Love 4-H; Apply for 4-H Conferences, National Experiences & Key Award; Fall Forum; Hall of Fame Celebration; Required Annual Training; Enrollment  


Well Water User Survey Update

More than 400 area residents have completed a survey about well water and more are needed. “I’m proud to say we have amazed the researchers helping us in River Falls with the tremendous participation of area residents so far,” says Diana Hammer Tscheschlok, Community, Natural Resource, and Economic Development Educator with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, […]


Workshop Series for Beginning Entrepreneurs

      Download the printable English Flyer (PDF, 125 KB) Download the printable Spanish Flyer (PDF, 128 KB) Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Do you have an idea that you think could be profitable?   Do you want to learn more about business and entrepreneurship? If you answered “yes” to any […]

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“Kids’ food” is a modern myth

If you look at children’s menus in restaurants or kid-friendly food packages in the grocery store, it may seem that children only eat a limited number of foods, such as deep-fried chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, and chewy fruit snacks. “Not true,” says Gayle Coleman, nutrition education program specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. “Throughout […]

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Planning for back-to-school shopping

UW-Extension offers tips to help stretch your budget   According to the National Retail Federation, the average family plans to spend around $630 this fall. School supplies account for about $100 of this budget, with additional purchases including clothing, shoes and small electronics. Shelley Tidemann, Fond du Lac County UW Extension Family Living Educator suggests: […]

Food Pres Canning

Preserving acid foods with a steam canner? Here’s what you need to know

This spring, the University of Wisconsin-Madison published research showing that atmospheric steam canners may be used to safely can naturally acidic foods such as peaches, pears, and apples, or acidified foods such as salsa or pickles. But certain criteria must be met for the food to be safe to eat when using these canners, says […]

Making Grocery List

Reading with children doesn’t always require a storybook

The skills children bring with them to kindergarten, such as vocabulary, knowledge of letter names and sounds, and the ability to rhyme words, are strong predictors of future school success. Parents–a child’s first and most valuable teachers–most often set these skills in motion long before a child enters preschool or other formal schooling situation. “What […]


When and how to teach kids about money

Taking small steps can help children become financially smarter adults Young children often have trouble understanding why they can’t have every toy or piece of candy they see at the store. But by around age 10, kids begin to comprehend that money is a limited resource. “The ages of 10 to 12 are an opportune […]