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2014 Town Hall Meeting

Please join the Outagamie County Citizen Review Panel on Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for the 2014 Town Hall meeting.  The meeting will be held at Valley Baptist Church, 300 North Chappewa Street in Appleton.  New York Times Bestselling Author, Lesley Kagen, will share her inspirational story of triumph over tragedy. […]

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2014 Pest Management Update Meeting

Tuesday, November 18 — registration 9:30 a.m.; meeting 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly, WI  54136.  THe UW-Extension will present the latest information on weed, insect, and disease management and biology in Wisconsin field crops.  Topics include:  Integrated Pest Management Updtes, Herbicide Resistance Update, Sprayer Technology and Diagnostics.  Cost […]


Apples, Apples, Apples!

While we are in a season of peak apple production in Wisconsin, now is the time to preserve those apples so they will add variety to menus throughout the year.  The Outagamie County Master Gardeners and the Outagamie County Master Food Preservers teamed up recently to provide information on apples:  how to choose, prepare, store and […]

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Free Health Screening

The Rural Health Initiative is offering free health screening to individuals 18 years of age or older involved in farming or agriculture. Each screening will take approximately 15 minutes and results will be provided immediately. If you have an interest, contact Alissa at 920-574-0141 or alissa@rhiwi.org. Walk-in are also welcome!


12th Annual Fox Cities Money Conference

Join us on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 North Bluemound Drive, Appleton presented by Asset Builders. A full day educational event with classes for adults and youth.  Childcare is available for children ages 2 to 5 (advance reservations required).  Some of the day’s topics include — for adults: Identify […]

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HCE Hosts Fall Festival of Quilts, November 8

Outagamie County Home and Community Education (HCE) organization is hosting a Fall Festival of Quilts show on November 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Starlite club located at W2091 Cty Road JJ in Kaukauna. Last year’s show boasted over 70 quilted items on display, both big and small.  A visitor to […]

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Rent Smart – A Tenant Training Program

Rent Smart provides practical education to help people looking for rental housing to get and keep decent housing. The program is specifically designed to help persons who have never rented or are having difficulty obtaining rental housing.  This difficulty may arise from lack of experience, poor rental history, poor credit history, or other issues.  For […]


Wisconsin’s Pickle Bill

To process most foods in Wisconsin for sale, you must be licensed. This requirement provides assurance to you and your customers that the food that you process is safe and wholesome. A law passed in 2009, Wisconsin Act 101 (the Pickle Bill), allows you to sell some home-canned foods without a license under certain circumstances.

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Rural Health Initiative

The Rural Health Initiative is a non-profit program designed to address growing concerns regarding health and safety issues facing today’s farm families. At the center of this program is a Rural Health Coordinator who makes “house” calls to interested farm families to provide health information, education, referrals to area services and, most importantly, lends a […]

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Think Safety When Buying and Handling Fresh Produce

During summer and fall, garden baskets, market stands and grocery shelves fill with fresh fruits and vegetables.  These fruits and vegetables are recognized as important components of a healthy diet because they are sources of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.  But because fruits and vegetables are grown in a natural environment, they can become contaminated […]