Black check mark

4-H State Fair Bus Survey

Are you interested in going as a group to the State Fair? We’re trying to plan a group day at the Fair for August 4. The Youth Leaders are also considering paying for a bus that would travel down to the state fair on Friday, August 4th. This bus would be available for any 4-H […]

Silhouette of a hand holding an image of a blue globe with the at symbol

Newsletter Signup

In an effort to save money and the environment we are asking people to sign up to receive our newsletters through email. Keep in touch with all that’s happening at Outagamie County UW-Extension. It’s easy and will only take a few minutes to sign up!

Colorful eggs in an orange bowl

Egg Safety Basics for Springtime Celebrations

Eggs are a familiar symbol of spring. They are one of nature’s most nutritious and economical foods and feature prominently at many spring holiday celebrations. A few basic steps will help ensure all your springtime recipes are “eggcellent” and food safe.

4-H campers taking a group picture

4-H Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Join us for one of our favorite weeks in 4-H, camp at Upham Woods! Camp is open to both 4-H and general public and will be held July 11-15. Register online with a credit card or send your registration with payment to our office.

Two ladies and two girls look through seed packets in a filing drawer

Master Gardeners Celebrate First Year of Appleton Seed Library

The Appleton Seed Library is a community seed lending library resource. We house a collection of open-pollinated, organic and heirloom seeds that you are welcome to borrow – grow – share. Our collection depends on donations from small seed companies as well as your returned seed when they come to maturity.

"Expired" stamp

What’s the latest on food product dating?

Contact Barbara Ingham, 608-263-7383 The Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute recently asked their members to standardize quality dates that appear on food packages in an effort to curb the problem of food waste. A 2013 report from the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the National Resource Defense Council estimated that […]

Mary Harp-Jirschele holding award

Appleton’s Mary Harp-Jirschele wins Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Friend of the Family Award

The Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences has awarded Mary Harp-Jirschele as this year’s winner of the Friend of the Family Award. Established in 1984, the award is presented to an individual or organization that has affected policies for families. In order to be eligible an individual or organization needs to be involved at the national or international level in the policy-making process, and their work over time has made significant contributions that affect the well-being of families.