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Build it Strong: Child Care Business Foundations

Space is limited to 30 participants per course, so sign up now!
Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative supports childcare business owners looking to improve or grow their operations and help new owners chart their course to success.

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Relational Networking Workshop

Extension is offering a new series of trainings to build leaders’ ability to more effectively forge productive relationships across perceived divides, communicate effectively to deepen lasting ties, and spur collaborative efforts that advance the health and vibrancy of community.

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Build it Strong: Child Care Business Foundations

Space is limited to 30 participants per course, so sign up now!
Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative supports childcare business owners looking to improve or grow their operations and help new owners chart their course to success.

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Building Bridges Summer Kick-Off Meeting – Tuesday, July 27th

We are looking forward to reconnecting and hoping you’re able to join us for our July kick-off meeting with coffee and meeting, followed by a tour hosted by group leader, Jolyne Zaldivar, from Bridging Language Barriers and Compassionate Connections. Come meet leaders in Waupaca County passionate about our mission and learn about resources in our […]

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Build it Strong: Child Care Business Foundations

Space is limited to 30 participants per course, so sign up now!
Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative supports childcare business owners looking to improve or grow their operations and help new owners chart their course to success.

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Canned items recalled for food safety risk

Randall Foods Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio has expanded its recall of certain jarred beans under the “Hurst’s” Brand because of manufacturing deviations that may pose a potential health risk. The recall already includes 1.6 million cases of glass jars.  Included in the expanded recall are an additional 437 cases of jarred Great Northern Beans sold under the Hurst’s brand and […]

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4-H Food Stand Supervisors Needed – The Waupaca County 4-H Leaders’ Board is looking for individuals willing to serve as supervisors in the 4-H Food Stand to oversee the running of the food stand during the week of the Waupaca County Fair.  The number of hours to work will depend on the number of supervisors […]

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Build it Strong: Child Care Business Foundations

Space is limited to 30 participants per course, so sign up now!
Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative supports childcare business owners looking to improve or grow their operations and help new owners chart their course to success.

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A Chance to Perform at the Wisconsin State Fair

Are you looking for a chance to perform at the Wisconsin State Fair? Selection for Fair performance and judging will be based on your URL/flash drive video audition. Nomination forms must be postmarked by June 3, 2021. For more information go to: https://wistatefair.com/competitions/youth-expo/ 2021 Performance Entry Information: https://wistatefair.com/…/entry_info/performance.pdf 2021 Youth Expo General Rules and Regulations: […]

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Best practices when choosing home canning jars

The most important step in safe home canning is to follow an up-to-date research tested recipe, including using a standard glass jar. Jars for home canning come in a wide variety of sizes, ½ pint, pint, 1½ pint, quart, and ½ gallon sizes. Not all sizes can be safely used in a recipe, so check prior to canning. Regular […]

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U.S. set to declare Sesame as a major allergen

Millions of Americans have food allergies and may experience an adverse reaction to products that contain allergens. Of those that are school age, an estimated 8% of children in the United States have a food allergy. That’s 1 in 13 children, or about 2 students per classroom. A food allergy occurs when the body has a specific and […]

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Put a Lid on It! Lids for Home Canning

By far the most important step in safe home canning is to follow an up-to-date, research tested recipe. Research-tested recipes recommend metal 2-piece lids for home canning.  Two-piece lids are sold to fit regular and wide-mouth glass canning jars and are made up of a flat metal lid and a metal screw band.  The lid contains a sealing […]

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Selling Maple Syrup in Wisconsin

Wisconsin ranks 4th in the nation behind Vermont, New York and Maine in production of maple syrup.  In 2014, Wisconsin producers yielded 200,000 gallons of maple syrup, contributing 6.2 percent of the country’s total maple syrup supply. The 2014 crop was valued at about $3.2 million. What are the rules for collecting maple sap and making maple […]

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Join us for Eight Ways to Wellness: Discover the Dimensions for a Healthier You! 

Wellness is often categorized into several interconnected dimensions. It’s a holistic integration of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. During this 8-session interactive series, you’ll learn more about each of the eight dimensions along with ways to help create harmony with the dimensions you choose to focus on. All of the sessions are interrelated; we recommend […]

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Focus on food safety when making maple syrup

Making maple syrup is a time-honored tradition in many parts of Wisconsin, and it is as much of an art as a science. Even though sap does run in other trees such as birch and elm in early spring, maples produce more and sweeter sap than any other tree. Collection. Once trees are tapped, a collecting container […]

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Aging Mastery Program Registration Now Open

The gift of time, what will you do with it? The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP), developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nationwide program whose core philosophy believes modest lifestyle changes can produce big results, leading to improved health, stronger economic security, and overall well-being.

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