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Wisconsin Wildlife Phenology Calendar gets birdy for 2016

Mon, 23 Nov 2015

The state wildlife phenology calendar—a Wisconsin tradition—is back for 2016 with the theme Habitats for Birds.

Donating to a food drive? Keep quality, food safety in mind

Mon, 23 Nov 2015

This is the time of year when local community groups often host food drives to fill local food pantry shelves. By keeping a few simple tips in mind, you can enhance the value of the food donations you make.

Tips for preparing your holiday turkey

Fri, 20 Nov 2015

The biggest holiday meal of the year is just around the corner. Thanksgiving brings families together from all across the state to share a meal that often centers on roast turkey and all the fixings. To help you prepare the holiday meal, University of Wisconsin-Extension food scientist Barbara Ingham offers some helpful hints.

Wisconsin 4-H honors 11 supporters in 2015 Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame

Tue, 10 Nov 2015

The University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development Program inducted 11 laureates into the Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame Saturday, November 7. The 2015 laureates are the second Hall of Fame class, after 100 individuals were inducted in 2014 to celebrate the Wisconsin 4-H Centennial.

Wood smoke from residential heaters poses health risk

Fri, 06 Nov 2015

Wisconsin is a leader in the number of operating OWBs, and this trend is expected to continue. Several features make OWBs a popular alternative heating source: the fire hazard is outside of the building being heated; wood storage and handling takes place outside; and wood is a renewable fuel source that may be less expensive than gas, oil or electricity.

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