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Outagamie Forage Council Summer Twilight Meeting

Outagamie Forage Council Summer Twilight Meeting will be Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Mike and Connie Maass Farm, W2282 Hwy 54, Seymour (1.5 miles east of Seymour, north side of road).  6:30 meal; 7:00 program. This spring, new legislation was passed in the state capitol.  Wisconsin Act 377, commonly refered to as the Implements of […]

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7th Annual Bake-Off at the County Fair

Saturday, July 26, 12:00 p.m. 4-H Action Center, Fairgrounds, Seymour Guidelines: Team of one adult and one youth (under 18) Recipe must include three dairy products. Bring two copies of recipe and highlight dairy products. Bring all ingredients, utensils and appliances (microwaves will be provided). All measuring, etc. is to be done in front of […]

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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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Alfalfa Scissors Clip

Alfalfa Scissors Clip  Scissors cut information will be available on the Outagamie County UW-Extension Alfalfa Scissors Clip Hotline – 832-4769 or at www.uwex.edu/ces/ag/scissorsclip for the scissors results.  This will begin in mid May 2014 and be taken each Monday and Thursday until first crop harvest.  The results will be available on Tuesday and Friday. Special […]

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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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VPA – Private Lands Leased for Public Access

VPA – Private Lands Leased for Public Access

Voluntary Public Access (VPA) is a program offered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that provides financial incentives to private landowners who open their property to public hunting, fishing , trapping and wildlife observation.  For more information:  Voluntary Public Access Brochure, VPA Press Release, VPA Results Narrative 2011. Additional information is also available at the […]

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Outagamie County Agriculture: Value & Economic Impact Statement

Outagamie County Agriculture: Value & Economic Impact Statement

2011 Agriculture — Working every day for Wisconsin Agriculture works hard for Outagamie County every day.  Family-owned farms, food processors and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity while contributing to local income and tax revenues. Outagamie County is among the top 10 dairy producing counties in the state […]

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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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