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Buck in the Brush

Come on Deer, Let’s Eat

This interactive workshop will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the UW Extension Office, 3365 West Brewster Street, Appleton. So you got your deer…now what do you do with it? This class is offered by the Outagamie County University of Wisconsin Extension Master Food Preservers. We ask that you pre-register for the class by December 1, as we have limited spots available. We will include an overview of basic food safety practices to follow when preserving meat. We will demonstrate the use of preparing the meat for canning, how to use the pressure canners. We will explain and demonstrate how to make jerky and learn how to dehydrate jerky. Call 920-832-4763 to reserve your spot in the class. Cost for the program is $10.00 per person and is payable at the door if you have pre-registered.

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2015 Cow College

Fox Valley Technical College Regional Center at Clintonville presents 2015 Cow College. January 6 (1-3 PM) – Improving Feed Efficiency Randy Shaver, Victor Cabrera & Francisco Contreras, UW-Madison Extension Dairy Specialists, Learn about current grouping strategies and limitations from a recent survey of more than 400 WI & MI dairy herds, as well as current UW […]

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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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Rent Smart

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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Holiday Food Safety

When you think “Thanksgiving”, what comes to mind? Turkey! According the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the United States at Thanksgiving. That number represents one-sixth of all the turkeys sold in the U.S. each year. With that many turkeys there’s bound to be a few fiascoes on the festive day.

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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 […]

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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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