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Put the fun back in parenting!

Put the fun back in parenting!

A free six-week session of  Becoming a Love and Logic Parent™  will be offered in Boscobel beginning Monday, October 7, 2013.   This program helps buld a rewarding relationship with your children based upon love and trust.  Leave class knowing how to stop arguing, set enforceable limits, help your children learn from their mistakes and […]

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Resources for Parents of Tweens and Teens

Resources for Parents of Tweens and Teens

  UW-Extension has a brand new web resources for parents of tweens and teens.  Named “Parenthetical,” it  is a little different than other sites you might visit. It was designed as a blog, website and social network for parents of tweens and teens. What YOU contribute to the site through questions, comments and advice is the […]

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Adding acid to home-canned tomato products is essential

Adding acid to home-canned tomato products is essential

Tomato plants are beginning to yield, and with the new crop comes a new activity: home canning. Whether you’re canning whole tomatoes, homemade ketchup, pasta sauce or anything in between, adding acid to canned tomato products is a must, according to University of Wisconsin-Extension food safety specialist Barbara Ingham. “Tomatoes can be preserved by canning, […]

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What can be done about Thistles?

What can be done about Thistles?

Mike Rankin, Crops and Soils Agent, University of Wisconsin – Extension states in his article, Thistles…. to know them is to hate them There is not a lot of good that can be said about thistles.  They are, for the most part, unsightly and many livestock species would rather gnaw on an oak tree than […]

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Annual Report

Annual Report

    The 2012 Annual Report highlights how UW Colleges and UW-Extension are “Transforming Lives & Communities” in Wisconsin. More than 40 brief stories and videos showcase some of the ways we serve our state. A timeline illustrates the year’s highlights, and reports detail our finances, enrollment and contacts. But it’s the stories that best […]

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Want more money in your pocket?

Want more money in your pocket?

Did you know you may be eligible to get money back just by mailing in a tax form?   Many people fear sending in their taxes because they think they will owe money.  Others fail to send them in because they think they don’t earn enough to necessarily even have to  report their income.  Yet a significant […]

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Stay Strong strength training program offered in Prairie du Chien

Stay Strong strength training program offered in Prairie du Chien

The winter session of the Stay Strong  strength training program will begin on Monday, January 27th at the Crawford County Administration Building in Prairie du Chien.   Stay Strong is designed for women and men and is based on StrongWomen™ , an evidence-based strength training program developed at Tufts University.  The program has proven to be effective in improving bone […]

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On-Line Parenting Program Available for Parents of Pre-teens and Teens

On-Line Parenting Program Available for Parents of Pre-teens and Teens

How is it that an adolescent who has excellent abilities to reason with his teachers, possesses the skills and knowledge to reconfigure your entire computer system, and can formulate a courtroom argument for a later curfew still manages to make the life-threatening decision to drink and drive? And how is it that your daughter will […]

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Healthy Beverages

Healthy Beverages

NEW EDITION!  Food $ense Newsletter Sneak Peak…   Americans are drinking more soft drinks than ever. On average, people are drinking almost 500% more soft drinks per year than 50 years ago. One reason for this increase is larger portion sizes – soda bottles have increased in size and fountain drinks sizes can range from 22 […]

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Cooperative Extension Marks 100 Years of Working for Wisconsin

Cooperative Extension Marks 100 Years of Working for Wisconsin

Cooperative Extension’s first agent, E.L. Luther, hired in 1912 in Oneida County, made farm visits using a two-cylinder motorbike. One hundred years later, both modes of transportation and Cooperative Extension programming have changed, but one important point remains the same. Cooperative Extension educators continue to serve as a portal to educational resources from the University […]

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