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August 2015

Noah Ovshinsky Named Managing Editor of Wisconsin Public Radio’s News Department
(Madison, Wis.) Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) has selected Noah Ovshinsky, former Interim Managing Editor, as WPR’s new full-time Managing Editor of News. After a competitive national search Ovshinsky was select
Broadcasting and Media Innovations
Aug 27, 2015
New Tribal Histories project shares the stories of the sovereign nations in Wisconsin
Storytellers from each of 11 sovereign nations located in Wisconsin share the unique histories of their people and communities in a new Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) series of Tribal Histories documentaries
Broadcasting and Media Innovations
Aug 25, 2015
Disposing of plastics used in agriculture poses challenge for Wisconsin farmers
Farmers in Wisconsin use plastics in a variety of ways. One of the most visible is the storage of animal feed in long tubes of plastic film called silo (silage) bags. Farmers use silo bags because they are rela
Cooperative Extension
Aug 12, 2015
Marathon County Junior and Manitowoc County Senior Teams top 2015 State 4-H Livestock Contest
The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on Monday, July 27 at the Lodi Agricultural Fairgrounds in Lodi, WI. This was a new location for the annual venue that allows the top junior and senior county 4-
Cooperative Extension
Aug 07, 2015
Ken Bradbury selected to lead Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
A hydrogeologist with more than 30 years of experience devoted to protecting Wisconsin’s groundwater resources has been chosen as the new head of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, part of UW-
Cooperative Extension
Aug 03, 2015

July 2015

Interactive learning abounds at UW-Extension Day at the State Fair
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. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. UW-Extension Day at the Fair will feature
Cooperative Extension
Jul 31, 2015
Deadline is approaching for SBIR Advance grant
MADISON, Wis. – UW-Extension’s Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is offering a match grant of up to $75,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a Small Busines
Communications and External Relations
Jul 31, 2015
Preserving acid foods with a steam canner? Here’s what you need to know
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
Cooperative Extension
Jul 23, 2015
“Kids’ food” is a modern myth
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 c
Cooperative Extension
Jul 22, 2015
Northern Lights Tour: Wisconsin science hits the road
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
Cooperative Extension
Jul 21, 2015
Applications are available for the 2015 National Dairy Conference
Applications are now being accepted to represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Dairy Conference on September 27 through October 1, 2015 in Madison, WI. More than 200 students from 30 states are expected to atte
Cooperative Extension
Jul 21, 2015
Teaching kids about money -- podcast
UW-Extension Family and Consumer Science specialist Michael Collins talks about when start engaging children with finances, and the most important lessons for parents to cover in this audio interview. You ca
Cooperative Extension
Jul 15, 2015
What's all the fuss about Listeria?
Recent food recalls have forced consumers to throw away foods such as ice cream and hummus because of contamination with the potentially deadly bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. What is Listeria and why is it
Cooperative Extension
Jul 13, 2015
When and how to teach kids about money
Young children often have trouble understanding why they can’t have every toy or piece of candy they see at the store. But by around age 10, kids begin to comprehend that money is a limited resource. “The ag
Cooperative Extension
Jul 09, 2015

June 2015

UW-Extension receives award for personalized, accessible education
D2L honored six Excellence Award winners from around the world, including a University of Wisconsin-Extension instructional design team, for delivery of innovative, collaborative or impactful learning experienc
Communications and External Relations
Jun 25, 2015