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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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2014 Corn Silage Dry Down

The Outagamie County Forage Council/Midwest Forage Association in partnership with Outagamie County UW-Extension and Fox Valley Technical College will once again sponsor four 2014 Corn Silage Dry Down events. Farmers, agronomists and professional consultants should bring 4-5 stalks from each field for testing.  Dates and locations are listed below. Times for all Dry Down events are 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Samples […]

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HCE Hosts Fall Festival of Quilts, November 8

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 – 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 […]

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Wisconsin’s Pickle Bill

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

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

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 […]

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5 Tips for a Successful Home Canning Season

5 Tips for a Successful Home Canning Season

Follow these easy steps for safely preserving your garden’s bounty to enjoy all year around.   Tips for a Successful Home Canning Season

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Parenting Newsletter Electronic Delivery

The University of Wisconsin-Extension will increase access to a valuable educational resource this spring with electronic delivery of the Parenting Newsletter series. New parents can register online to receive monthly installments of Parenting the First Year and Parenting the Second and Third Years free via email. The newsletters are available in English and Spanish. Subscribe […]

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