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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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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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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