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Agronomy/Soils Field Day scheduled for Aug. 19

Tue, 28 Jul 2015

The 2015 Agronomy/Soils Field Day highlights University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension research on emerging technologies and relevant crop production issues. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Arlington Agricultural Research Station.

Wisconsin state and University leaders visit Upham Woods

Fri, 24 Jul 2015

The Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center hosted Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, UW System Board of Regents President Regina Millner and UW Colleges/UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen on Wednesday, July 15.

Preserving acid foods with a steam canner? Here’s what you need to know

Thu, 23 Jul 2015

This spring, the University of Wisconsin-Madison published research showing that atmospheric steam canners may be used to safely can naturally acidic foods such as peaches, pears, and apples, or acidified foods such as salsa or pickles. But certain criteria must be met for the food to be safe to eat when using these canners, says Barbara Ingham, food science specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

“Kids’ food” is a modern myth

Wed, 22 Jul 2015

If you look at children’s menus in restaurants or kid-friendly food packages in the grocery store, it may seem that children only eat a limited number of foods, such as deep-fried chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, and chewy fruit snacks. “Not true,” says Gayle Coleman, nutrition education program specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Northern Lights Tour: Wisconsin science hits the road

Tue, 21 Jul 2015

Science will light up the night in northern Wisconsin this summer as scientists and educators from UW-Madison and UW-Extension hit the road for the first Northern Lights Tour, a five-stop exposition of research with local and regional impact.

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