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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
It’s time to talk turkey!
Perhaps 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
Cooperative Extension
Nov 14, 2014
Holiday traditions may change to meet family needs
Families develop many holiday activities, events and rituals over the years. Some activities become family traditions and others fall by the wayside. As children get older, the schedules and demands of school,
Cooperative Extension
Nov 14, 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
Check your free credit report 3X per year
Federal law gives everyone the right to a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus every 12 months. The University of Wisconsin-Extension makes it easy for consumers to review their report
Cooperative Extension
Oct 05, 2014
Enjoy a drive in the country, but watch for slow-moving farm equipment
Fall harvest season is underway throughout the state. That means motorists should be especially aware of farm equipment and slow down when encountering farm equipment involved in harvest activities.
Cooperative Extension
Oct 03, 2014

September 2014

UW-Extension seeks public input on planning for 2025
The University of Wisconsin-Extension,, encourages state residents to imagine the needs of Wisconsin families, businesses and communities 10 to 20 years in the future – and how this organiz
Communications and External Relations
Sep 30, 2014
Manufacturing Diversity Institute hosts inaugural Innovation Cafe
Dr. John Butler addresses “Accelerating American Diversity Manufacturing”
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Sep 26, 2014
Chancellor’s Awards honor state service
MADISON, Wis.—The eighth annual University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor’s Awards ceremony celebrated 20 examples of exceptional teaching, outreach, collaborations and public service of empl
Communications and External Relations
Sep 25, 2014
SBIR Advance grant-matching program recipients announced
MADISON, Wis. – Seven Wisconsin small high-tech businesses each will receive a $75,000 grant to commercialize their innovations—the first recipients of the SBIR Advance program, a collaboration between the Wisc
Communications and External Relations
Sep 25, 2014