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July 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
Ideadvance Seed Fund awards up to $200,000 to UW Entrepreneurs
MADISON, Wis. – The latest Ideadvance Seed Fund grant recipients could improve lives through innovative ideas, such as ways to coordinate medical care for a loved one, prevent co-sleeping infant injuries and de
Communications and External Relations
Jun 25, 2015
Rapidly changing world presents teens with perils, possibilities
Few times in life are more full of change, promise and challenge than adolescence. While today’s parents may feel their own teen years are not far behind them, the reality is that modern teens are growing up in
Cooperative Extension
Jun 11, 2015
UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen has distributed the following statement on tenure
The Joint Committee on Finance omnibus motion on the UW System budget removed tenure from state statutes and added language related to layoff and termination of tenured faculty. This action has raised questions
Communications and External Relations
Jun 11, 2015
Credit score or credit report: Which is more important to know?
The University of Wisconsin-Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” wants you to know that it is much more important to check your credit report regularly than to know your credit
Cooperative Extension
Jun 03, 2015
Hands-on learning and connection for military families at Military Kids University
MADISON, WI -- Children and families with a parent, guardian or sibling in the military will visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus June 12 to 14, 2015, for the third annual Military Kids University.
Communications and External Relations
Jun 02, 2015
Study indicates opportunities for growth in Wisconsin’s swine industry
A recent study indicates that certain attributes of Wisconsin provide a competitive advantage and allow for a significant opportunity for re-growth and renewal of Wisconsin’s swine industry.
Cooperative Extension
Jun 02, 2015
Chancellor Sandeen statement on JFC action
UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen made the following statement regarding the Joint Committee on Finance May 29, 2015, decisions.“Though the overall budget cut to the UW System is signifi
Communications and External Relations
Jun 01, 2015