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July 2014

Keep summer healthy and food-safe!
Whether you’re enjoying a picnic, a cookout or simply a meal on the back deck, eating outdoors is a highlight of the summer season for most of us. But warmer weather can also set the stage for foodborne illne
Cooperative Extension
Jul 24, 2014
Celebrate the Wisconsin 4-H Centennial with 4-H Day at the Wisconsin State Fair
Since 1914, Wisconsin 4-H has helped youth grow the leadership, critical thinking and communications skills necessary to be successful in a constantly changing world. Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development will showca
Cooperative Extension
Jul 23, 2014
UW Colleges and UW-Extension to recruit at Latino job and career fair
MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin Colleges is among the educational providers and UW-Extension is among the employers who will participate in a Saturday, July 19, job and career fair at Centro Hispano
Communications and External Relations
Jul 17, 2014
Luke Kempen selected as new director of Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wis. —Luke Kempen has been named director of the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Eau Claire, according to Durwin Long, director of continuing education and extension at the
Communications and External Relations
Jul 10, 2014
New Advisory Board Brings Expert Guidance to Wisconsin SBDC Network
Madison, Wis. - The new Wisconsin SBDC Network Advisory Board held its first meeting June 25 in Madison, Wis. The board provides guidance and advice to the state director on Small Business Development Center in
Communications and External Relations
Jul 07, 2014
Susan Nitzke recognized for outstanding achievement in nutrition education
Madison, Wis.--Susan Nitzke, former University of Wisconsin-Extension nutrition specialist and Professor Emerita in Nutritional Sciences at UW-Madison received the Helen Denning Ullrich Award of Excellence in N
Cooperative Extension
Jul 01, 2014
Applications available for 2014 National Dairy Conference
Applications are now being accepted to represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Dairy Conference on September 28 through October 1, 2014 in Madison, WI. More than 200 students from 30 states are expected to atte
Cooperative Extension
Jul 01, 2014

June 2014

Struggling Amherst Bakery Thrives as Local Food Collective
STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Entrepreneur Amy Powers is savoring the success of the Village Hive Bakery & Local Food Collective, LLC, a business she started in 2013 with assistance from the Wisconsin Small Business De
Communications and External Relations
Jun 19, 2014
Tips for food-safe grilling
Grilling season is in high gear as many people enjoy Wisconsin’s all-too-short summer by cooking meals outdoors. When you’re grilling out, keep in mind that foodborne illness peaks in the summer, says Universit
Cooperative Extension
Jun 12, 2014
Martin tapped to lead UW-Extension community, natural resource and economic development program
MADISON -- Karl Martin will serve as the next program director for the Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development (CNRED) program area at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, effective August 1.
Cooperative Extension
Jun 09, 2014

May 2014

Publication on wood heating equipment recognized with award
A new publication that explains how to choose clean-burning wood heating equipment that maximizes benefits and minimizes health impacts has been honored with an Educational Aids Blue Ribbon award from the Ameri
Cooperative Extension
May 28, 2014
It’s time to start planning for home canning and preservation season
When it comes to flavor and taste, few things compare to home-canned produce fresh from the garden. The home canning and preserving season will be here before we know it, so now is a good time to start preparin
Cooperative Extension
May 23, 2014
Wisconsin Operation Military Kids receives Community Commitment award
The team behind Wisconsin Operation Military Kids received the Community Commitment award from the National Guard in April. The award is given for outstanding service and commitment to the mission of strengthen
Cooperative Extension
May 23, 2014
Research: Teenage brains inclined to risk-taking
Parents, if your teen sometimes engages in risky behaviors that seem hard to fathom, take heart. According to a University of Wisconsin-Extension/UW-Madison teen specialist, teenagers are physically, socially a
Cooperative Extension
May 23, 2014
UW-Extension and partners award Ideadvance entrepreneurial grants
MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Extension and its partners have selected 12 UW faculty, staff, students and affiliated companies to receive up to $25,000 each through the Ideadvance Seed Fund. The g
Communications and External Relations
May 21, 2014