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January 2015

High-tech companies get commercialization boost via $75,000 grants
MADISON, Wis. – A novel treatment to heal chronic wounds is among the innovations being funded through the second round of grants from the SBIR Advance Program, a $1 million initiative that provides capital to
Communications and External Relations
Jan 20, 2015
Healthy habits can save you money
We know that not smoking, being active and making healthy food choices are good for our bodies. But what about our wallets? Research shows that healthy habits can also save money. Gayle Coleman, nutrition edu
Cooperative Extension
Jan 16, 2015
Healthy screen use for families with toddlers
In most American households, screens now outnumber family members. Smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions are part of everyday life for many families and children. With screen media playing a bigger role
Cooperative Extension
Jan 16, 2015

December 2014

Eating well during the holidays
The holidays offer many opportunities to enjoy special, once-a-year foods and treats. But if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight, navigating the calorie-laden season may pose a challenge. Gayle Coleman
Cooperative Extension
Dec 19, 2014
Returning to the Farm workshop helps farm families plan for farm succession
Returning to the Farm is open to all farm families who want to learn more about planning for farm succession. The dates are Jan. 16 and 17 and Feb. 13 and 14, 2015.
Cooperative Extension
Dec 18, 2014
Social media can connect family during the holidays
Holidays often bring to mind iconic images of the family around the dinner table or gathering to open gifts. When the imaginary tinsel and turkey aroma clears, however, the reality is that many families cannot
Cooperative Extension
Dec 16, 2014
Buying or using gift cards? Read the fine print
For many consumers, gift cards offer a simple, convenient solution for holiday gift giving. But shoppers need to stay on their toes when purchasing and using gift cards, says J. Michael Collins, University of W
Cooperative Extension
Dec 10, 2014
Quick and easy does it for healthy family meals
After a long day, busy parents may sometimes feel they don’t have the time or energy to prepare a healthy meal for their families. Gayle Coleman, nutrition education program specialist with the University of
Cooperative Extension
Dec 01, 2014

November 2014

Family stories a special holiday gift for kids
Research shows that sharing family stories may be as beneficial to children as reading to them; in fact, storytelling may even provide additional bonuses. “When parents tell detailed family stories to their c
Cooperative Extension
Nov 18, 2014
UW-Parkside Launches UW Flexible Option Versions of Successful Sales and Global Skills Certificate Programs
MADISON, Wis.—Working parents, busy adults, and other nontraditional learners now have two new opportunities to earn a respected University of Wisconsin credential at a pace that fits their busy lives. UW Syste
Communications and External Relations
Nov 12, 2014

October 2014

New Dairy and Livestock Educator Joins Dane County UW-Extension
Jennifer Blazek began her new role as the Dane County UW-Extension dairy and livestock educator on October 1, 2014. Prior to this position, she had been with UW-Extension for more than three years as the agr
Communications and External Relations
Oct 30, 2014
Pricing Wet Corn? UW-Extension has an app for that
Farmers can better evaluate their options for selling or buying high moisture shell corn by using a UW-Extension developed smartphone app that provides a simple way estimate the market value of HMSC.
Cooperative Extension
Oct 24, 2014
Dealing with bullying: Tips for parents
Bullying has been the subject of media reports lately, but in reality, it is a problem that has been around for a long time. In fact, the rate of bullying has stayed fairly steady for the last decade. About
Cooperative Extension
Oct 24, 2014
SBIR Advance second round open for high-tech small businesses
MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) encourage high-tech small businesses to apply for grants through the second round of the SBIR Adva
Communications and External Relations
Oct 21, 2014
Steve Hetzel of University of Wisconsin-Extension, Division of Continuing Education,
MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Extension, Division of Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning (CEOEL,, announced today that its chief financial officer, Steve Hetzel, has be
Communications and External Relations
Oct 08, 2014