Start planning now for home canning, food preservation season

When it comes to flavor and taste, few things compare to home-canned produce fresh from the garden. The home canning and preserving season will be here before we know it, so now is a good time to start preparing. “Preserving food from your garden or orchard can be a good way to enjoy the bounty […]

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Check your free credit report to build financial security

The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign seeks to make the process of remembering to order a free credit report as easy as possible. Anyone can sign up to receive an email reminder from UW-Extension three times a year—on 2/2, 6/6, and 10/10—on the campaign’s website: fyi.uwex.edu/creditreport. While you […]

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Rent Smart program sets the stage for renters’ success

UW-Extension educational initiative helps new and high-risk tenants navigate rental process  Contact Christine Kniep, 920-232-1973, CKniep@co.winnebago.wi.us or Michelle Tidemann, 920-929-3174, michelle.tidemann@ces.uwex.edu More and more Americans are choosing to live in rental units, rather than buy their own home. For people new to renting or for those considered high-risk tenants, finding and maintaining rental housing can […]

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Straight from the Teacher’s Mouth: How to Support your Kid’s Learning

As many students prepare to finish the school year, it is an important time for parents to reflect on their role in their children’s academic success. This week’s Parenthetical article shares a bit of teacher insight into what parents can do to promote student success! School success is a hot topic. How involved should parents […]

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Money Smart Week Returns April 22-29, 2017

Student Loans? Preparing for retirement? Repairing your credit? Small Business info? Want to land your dream Job? Just wish you were better at managing your money? Sign up today for one of many financial education programs during Money Smart Week® April 22-29, coordinated by The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and hundreds of local partner […]

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Shedding Light on Teen Smoking

I was a freshman in high school when I tried my first cigarette. My friend and I had convinced an older kid to buy us a pack of Marlboro 100’s. We parked ourselves in a secluded spot near our school, pulled out a lighter we had bought at a gas station and lit one up. […]

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Check your free credit report to build financial security

Month after month, incorrect information on credit reports is among the top consumer complaints to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Are you among the thousands of Wisconsin residents who didn’t get around to checking their credit report last year? Turn that around by signing up for UW-Extension’s free “Check Your Credit Report Campaign” […]

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Parenting from the Sidelines

Have you ever been to a sporting event or performance where the parent behind you is shouting out instructions to his teen or berating the other youngsters participating? As the competition increases in middle school and high school so, it seems, does the obnoxious parent behavior. Our culture appears not only to accept parental over-involvement […]

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Nutrition education program changes to meet needs of new audiences

FoodWIse is new name of Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program Contact Amber Canto, 608-262-0384, amber.canto@ces.uwex.edu A successful nutrition education program is getting a new name to make it relevant and accessible to more audiences. FoodWIse, formerly known as the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program, or WNEP, has a long legacy of providing nutrition education to Wisconsin families […]

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Back-to-school food safety tips

Students will soon be heading back to school, and many of them will be carrying lunches packed at home. Barbara Ingham, food science specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension ,has some tips to help ensure that your child’s home-packed lunches are always safe to eat. Wash your hands and areas used to prepare food. Clean […]

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