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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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Waupaca County 4-H Scavenger Hunt – May 16

Starting location is the Manawa Elementary School. You will get a list of clues to guide you to different locations around the city of Manawa.  At each stop you will receive a sticker to put in your 4-H “passport”. Families who return to the Elementary School with a full passport will receive a Waupaca County 4-H cinch […]

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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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Relational Networking Workshop

Extension is piloting a new series of trainings to build leaders’ abilities 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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4-H Project Days – April offerings available now!

As was shared in the most recent newsletter, 4-H Super Saturday is not able to be planned as it has in past years due to COVID. The planning committee is offering Waupaca County 4-H Project Days this year. Project Days (Feb., March, and April) includes a variety of project boxes, live zooms, recorded videos, written […]

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Discover 4-H! – FREE Activity Box Available

On behalf of the Calumet, Outagamie, Waupaca and Winnebago County 4-H Programs, we would like to invite you to join us in Discover 4-H! This opportunity is for youth in grades 3-6 who are not currently enrolled in 4-H, but would like to get a hands-on introduction to the program. By providing youth with a […]

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Virtual Learning Community

More projects are being highlighted through virtual opportunities available to youth all across the state.  If you are interested, bookmark this website https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/virtual-learning-community/ and click on learning for a calendar of events.  Or like Wisconsin 4-H Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wisconsin4h/ or Waupaca County 4-H Facebook pages.  Most of the programs are free, and may have limited openings, so you want to be sure […]

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2021 WI Century and Sesquicentennial Award Applications

Applications are now available for the 2021 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years. The 2021 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by US Cellular, will take place Thursday, August 5 through Sunday, August 15 at Wisconsin State Fair […]

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Navigating the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program (1st and 2nd Draw PPP Loans) through the US Small Business Administration. The “Navigating the Paycheck Protection Program” webinar is sponsored by UW-Madison Extension Community Economic Development and Wisconsin Small Business Development Center.

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Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Survey

Waupaca County employers – businesses and non-profits – please consider taking this brief survey from the Wisconsin DHS and WEDC so they can best assist you in efforts to promote vaccinations among employees. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) created a short survey to gather information from employers (both […]

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4-H Enrollment deadline for new member is February 1st

The 4-H Enrollment deadline is February 1st for new 4-H members wanting to participate in the 2021 Waupaca County Fair in the Junior Division. To enroll go to https://v2.4honline.com/   Use the family enrollment guide at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/4h-ext/files/2020/09/4HOnline.v2.Family.Enrollment.Guide_.pdf  For more information about Waupaca County 4-H visit our website at https://waupaca.extension.wisc.edu/

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