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Greg Blonde Retires from UW-Madison Extension Waupaca County

It is with mixed emotions and sincere gratitude for his service that we are announcing the retirement of Greg Blonde. Since 1984, Greg has served as the Agriculture Agent for UW-Madison Extension in Waupaca County. His work and dedication have been integral to the local farming community, and to the broader community as a whole. […]

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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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Waupaca County 4-H Project Days!

The 4-H Super Saturday 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 directions for projects, and announcements of opportunities happening for any youth across the state through the WI Virtual Learning Community. Click here for […]

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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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Wash your hands, not food packages

While wintery weather can bring with it dry, chapped hands, experts continue to recommend hand washing as one of the most effective means of helping to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  Experts believe that the coronavirus should not be considered a food safety hazard and increasing evidence suggests that consumers do not need to disinfect food […]

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Livestock Lessons – Round 2

University of Wisconsin-Madison – Wisconsin Youth Livestock – Division of Extension – Livestock Lessons – Round 2 Youth sought to showcase their ‘Livestock Lessons’.  Great news!  We are releasing the next round of Livestock Lessons ending on March 5, 2021.  The potential topics for your lessons are endless!  We would love for you to submit your […]

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Two holiday recalls: pre-cut vegetables, chocolate milk

Hy-vee Inc., including stores in Wisconsin, is voluntarily recalling two of its Hy-Vee “Short Cuts” vegetable mix products after tests showed possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Especially with holiday meal preparation this week, there is concern that consumers may have packages of the pre-cut fresh vegetable products in their homes. Both of the implicated products have a “Best […]

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4-H Friday! – November 20

During this time of the year, we are reminded to give thanks. What are you thankful for? Try the “Baked Macaroni and Cheese” recipe. Clothespin Wreaths” are a favorite for any occasion, here is a sample of a fall wreath,  https://waupaca.extension.wisc.edu/files/2020/11/4-H-Friday-Nov-20.pdf  

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4-H Friday! – November 6th

Have some fun with a healthy snack – “Broccoli Trees” and some fun things to try with “Electricity”.  https://waupaca.extension.wisc.edu/files/2020/11/4-H-Friday-Nov-6.pdf Don’t forget to re-enroll by November 15 for the upcoming 4-H year!  Go to http://wi.4honline.com For all 4-H Fridays click here

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4-H Projects in a Box – Orders Due November 17th

With the colder weather and holidays coming, are you looking for some project ideas, handmade gifts to give away, or even a gift for your kids?  Did you enjoy Super Saturday last year and want to make some projects similar to those offered there?  With the success of “Projects in a Box” this summer, we […]

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2020 Wisconsin 4-H Virtual Meats Judging Contest

We are happy to announce that registration is open for the 2020 Wisconsin 4-H Virtual Meats Judging Contest on Sunday, November 22nd, 2:30-6:00pm. This virtual contest will test the knowledge of youth in placement of carcass and retail cut classes, carcass grading, and retail cut identification. Juniors (age 8-13) and Seniors (age 14-19) are invited […]

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4-H Friday! – October 23

This is a great time to find colorful leaves in your yard – “Making Leafy Bookmarks”.  Another fun fall recipe – “Meat Loaf”.  Try making “Zoo Snacks” using animal-shaped crackers and teddy-bear-shaped cookies.  Enjoy!  Click here for the October 23 Issue or All 4-H Friday Issues

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Make Halloween 2020 a Year to Remember

Halloween is upon us and for many, is a time for family, memories, costumes, fun, and magic. The pandemic doesn’t have to ruin Halloween. This science-based website can help you decide how to celebrate this year and make Halloween 2020 a year to remember.

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4-H Friday! – October 9th

This week’s 4-H Friday includes: “Pop-Up Greetings” – Identify helpers in your community and create a unique 3-D card to thank them. Or make a card to brighten somebody’s day to let them know you are thinking about them. Try the 4-H recipe “Taco Bake” for your next Taco Tuesday. Make “Mason Jar Pumpkins”. Have […]

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