4-H – Program in a Box – Orders due July 30th

Are you looking for something different to do? Are you missing events like Summer Camp or Cloverbud/Explorer Day Camp, or want some special projects to work on? Working with 4-H Educators in neighboring counties, we created “Projects in a Box.”  Boxes will include directions and most supplies for the projects listed below.  Some examples of […]

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July 4-H Forecast

Hello 4-H Families! For most of us, our summer is looking very different. For some of you, vacations and/or family gatherings have been cancelled or modified. Summer sports or camps you may have participated in were cancelled. Even those of us who plan to do a “staycation” with our families or some friends, planning special […]

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Weekly Drive Through Food Pantry in Waupaca – through August 25

There will be a drive through mobile pantry at Waupaca Expo Center every Tuesday through the end of August. This mobile food pantry is available to ALL PEOPLE in the Fox Valley.  No proof of address, income, etc. is needed to receive food. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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Urgent request to check for recalled salads

With another 84 patients confirmed and an eighth state involved, an outbreak of Cyclospora infections linked to Fresh Express bagged salads sold by grocery stores is now being blamed for sickening restaurant patrons.Officials are reporting over 200 patients have been confirmed as infected by the Cyclospora parasite in the outbreak. The microscopic organism is often found on fresh produce that is eaten […]

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Survey – Needs and Interest of Community Members in Response to COVID-19

Please take a moment to take our survey here on the impacts of COVID-19 in Waupaca County: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3KtQPQg4R4VRRCR This survey is designed to help various organizations in Waupaca County understand the needs and interest of community members in response to COVID-19.  The information gathered will be used to help family serving agencies in Waupaca County […]

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Waupaca County Fair

The Waupaca County Fair Board made the decision to move forward and hold the county fair. Please click on this link for more 4-H and fair information. https://waupaca.extension.wisc.edu/4-h-youth-development/4-h-program-topics/4-h-junior-fair-activities/

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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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Message to our community

We are heartbroken by the senseless loss of yet another Black life, a reflection of the ongoing systemic racism and the broader social and ​economic injustices in our country. As members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Waupaca County community, we concur with the words of Karl Martin, Dean of Extension. We are in this […]

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4-H Fridays! – June 5

June is Dairy Month – test your knowledge with some dairy trivia, make ice cream in a bag, and create a cow bookmark! If you would like to take a picture of you or your family doing one of these 4-H projects, feel free to email it to me at penny.tank@wisc.edu, with the subject line: […]

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4-H Fridays! – May 29

This week’s 4-H Friday includes Gardening, making Wind Whirlers, and Veggie Pizza!  If you would like to take a picture of you or your family doing one of these 4-H projects, feel free to email it to me at penny.tank@wisc.edu with the subject line: 4-H Friday Photo and each family will be entered into a drawing at […]

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4-H Fridays! – May 22

This week try the No-Sew Craft Project – Reusable Tote Bag, and Colored Salt Jars!  Also Space and NASA. This is a great chance to learn more about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) and NASA! If you would like to take a picture of you or your family doing one of these 4-H […]

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Important COVID-19 Pandemic Updates for Farms and Farm Families

Below are important updates for farms and farm families related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: Coronavirus Food Assistance Act (CFAP). Updated information on direct farm payments is now available on farmers.gov/cfap.   Program sign up begins next Tuesday, May 26 and runs thru August 28.   Details on payment rates, eligibility, and records needed for the application are on […]

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What’s got you sick? Viruses vs bacteria

It’s no fun to wake up with a sore throat or blocked sinuses. Maybe you head to the doctor, and maybe you don’t. Knowing whether the illness is caused by a bacterium or a virus can help you understand possible treatment options. A bacterium — more commonly seen written in its plural form, bacteria – is a microscopic, single-celled organism. Bacteria can […]

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Weekly Drive Through Food Pantry in Waupaca

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is partnering with the USDA and Valley Bakers to distribute truckloads of food into the community each month. There will be a drive through mobile pantry at Waupaca Expo Center every Tuesday through the end of June. This mobile food pantry is available to ALL PEOPLE in the Fox Valley.  No […]

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PPP/EIDL Update from SBA (Video)

Here’s a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2YJ9r_6ibg&feature=youtu.be to view a recording of the PPP/EIDL Extension webinar for farmers aired this past Tuesday, May 12.  Note, the link starts in the middle, so you’ll have to back up the video to start at the beginning.  This is the most comprehensive and detailed summary of these two programs with lots of Q […]

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4-H Friday! – May 15

Did you know…a Coat of Arms is a unique design painted on a shield! Try The Best Applesauce recipe, and Identify Insects! 4-H literature referenced in 4-H Friday, the activities come from literature available to borrow from some club libraries and from the Extension Office. Email Penny at penny.tank@wisc.edu to learn how you can borrow […]

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