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WisContext.org Launches to Put Urgent and Emerging News in Perspective

Wed, 22 Jun 2016

WisContext is a new online service created by Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and Cooperative Extension, working together to put the barrage of headlines in a broader context and help Wisconsinites make sense of the issues affecting the state.

UW-Extension Day at the State Fair returns on August 9

Mon, 20 Jun 2016

Join University of Wisconsin-Extension educators from around the state for a day of fun and hands-on learning at the Wisconsin State Fair Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. UW-Extension Day at the Fair will feature a variety of UW-Extension educational stations on the Central Mall at the State Fair.

‘Hear the Water Speak’ Institute accepting applications

Mon, 20 Jun 2016

Applications are being accepted for the 2016 G-WOW “Hear the Water Speak” Institute, July 18-21 based at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, Wis. with field experiences in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Stockton Island, and neighboring Bad River and Red Cliff tribal communities.

What does ‘local food’ mean to Wisconsin consumers?

Wed, 15 Jun 2016

Wisconsin consumers widely agree that “local” food means food grown in Wisconsin, according to a new statewide survey conducted by faculty affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, UW-Madison, and UW-River Falls. Food from Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota, meanwhile, is not considered “local” by most Wisconsin shoppers.

Video challenges Wisconsin boaters to help halt spiny water flea invasion

Thu, 09 Jun 2016

As Wisconsin’s boating season shifts into full gear, a team of University of Wisconsin-Extension and UW-Madison experts has released a video urging boaters to take precautions to help stop the spread of a tiny, troublesome crustacean known as the spiny water flea.

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