Holiday Shopping Gimmick Awareness

Holiday Shopping Gimmick Awareness by Heather Quackenboss, Human Development and Relationship Educator, Extension La Crosse County For many, December is a month of sales and shopping, and stores compete for your business. There are some classic gimmicks that can still snag consumers and we end up spending more than we had planned or anticipated. Mandy […]

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Beef Quality Assurance Certification

NEW Beef Quality Assurance Certification Requirement & Training Locations Some large packers and processors have announced that effective January 1, 2019, they will only purchase from farms that are BQA or FARM Certified. Most dairy farms are FARM certified through their milk processor. Ask your dairy plant representative for help to get a copy of […]

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Turkey Safety Tips

Turkey Safety Tips by Heather Quackenboss, Human Development and Relationship Educator, Extension La Crosse County Thanksgiving tends to be a turkey time of year, and each year, we need to remember temperatures, cook times, safe food handling, and even meal math. To assist us, the Butterball Turkey hotline is set for us via phone, website, […]

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Upcoming Local Government Programs

November-December, 2018 The UW-Extension Local Government Center (LGC) publishes this announcement of statewide programs monthly. It includes UW-Extension programming and other programs of interest relating to local government that are offered in Wisconsin. Asterisked (*) programs are Cooperative Extension programs. Information about the UWEX Local Government Center and its programming may be found at lgc.uwex.edu. […]

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Pest Management Update

The Annual UW Pest Management Update will be held in Bangor, Wisconsin at The Log Cabin on Friday, November 16, 2018.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program running 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Log Cabin is located at N4697 State Road 162. There is a $40 pre-registration fee that is due by November 2, 2018.

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5 Ways To Encourage Brain Development In Children

Ron Ferguson, an economist at Harvard, has made a career out of studying the achievement gap — the well-documented learning gap that exists between kids of different races and socioeconomic statuses. But even he was surprised to discover that gap visible with “stark differences” by just age 2, meaning “kids aren’t halfway to kindergarten and […]

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