Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Safe use of sanitizers or disinfectants

When used correctly, chemical sanitizers and disinfectants can be important in helping to fight disease. Chemicals must pass certain tests to be classified as either a sanitizer or a disinfectant, or both! Sanitizers reduce the number of bacteria by 99.99% in one test.  Disinfectants are shown to be effective against 99.99% of bacteria in multiple tests. Disinfectants that work in […]


Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Why masks?

We know that the coronavirus is a respiratory illness, not a foodborne illness. We also know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends two primary strategies to help control COVID-19: physical distancing and hand washing. So why are we seeing people wearing face masks? The CDC advises the use of simple cloth […]

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Container Gardening & Container Vegetables

Want to grow your own healthy food but don’t have a garden? Safer-at-home is the perfect time to try container gardening. Check out the new Extension fact sheet (PDF 599 kb) for specific variety recommendations, as well as Extension bulletin A3382 “Container Gardening” (PDF 58 kb) for more details on how to get started.


COVID-19: Fundraising through Uncharted Waters (Video)

Webinar recording. Fundraising experts Marc Pitman (Concord Leadership Group) and Sue Kindred (SK Consulting) join Timpano Consulting’s Melanie Schmidt for a virtual conversation about fundraising and how to navigate fund development during this global pandemic.

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COVID-19: Minimizing Risk While Handling Farm Products in Containers

Practical information to minimize contact and infection from COVID-19 virus for farmers and others handling agricultural input products – seed, fertilizer, chemicals, feed, etc. in boxes, bags, plastic containers, drums, etc.  ALWAYS make sure to follow all recommendations and requirements for additional PPE when handling pesticides (follow label information) and consult MSDS and other safety […]

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Feeding Unpasteurized Milk to Your Dairy Herd

In cases where a dairy producer is unable to ship their milk to a processor, this factsheet is to provide general information regarding the potential feeding of unpasteurized milk to the dairy herd. Read more:

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Wisconsin DNR Information on Compliance During COVID-19

The Wisconsin DNR released a press release on Friday, April 3, 2020, which provides an environmental compliance roadmap in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is an infographic which outlines the Wisconsin DNR environmental compliance process. Additional information regarding COVID-19 can be found at the DHS website and the CDC website.


Waupaca Co. Connects

“Waupaca Co. Connects” is a networking space to cultivate hope to support and connect our community in response to COVID-19. Please join this new Zoom-based community made up of representatives from healthcare, education, non-profits, community services and more. We will come together to: Understand how the pandemic is affecting our community from different perspectives to […]

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Easy Meals Using Pantry Staples – FREE Cookbook to download

It is uncertain how long we will be staying home and cooking meals more than usual. You’re probably finding yourself stocking up on those pantry staples like pasta, rice and canned and frozen veggies. Getting sick of the same recipes? This cook book is filled with Easy Meals using Pantry Staples. Easy Meals using Pantry […]