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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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Enjoy Your Food, But Eat Less!

Enjoy Your Food, But Eat Less!

NEW EDITION!  Food $ense Newsletter Find recipes, nutrition tips and recommendations in the Enjoy Your Food, But Eat Less Food $ense edition. For past editions, additional nutrition tips and more recipes visit the Food $ense site!

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Tips to Avoid Winter Weight Gain

Tips to Avoid Winter Weight Gain

Tips to avoid winter weight gain Contact: Susan Nitzke, susan.nitzke@ces.uwex.edu, 608-262-1692 or Sonya Lenzendorf, sonya.lenzendorf@ces.uwex.edu. If you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight, holiday parties and cold weather can sabotage your good intentions. However, some thoughtful planning should help you stay on track. “Research shows that many adults gain a pound or two during the […]

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Make Thanksgiving Last All Year

Make Thanksgiving Last All Year

Thanksgiving does wonders for your mind, body, and relationships. And we’re not talking about the holiday.  Giving thanks is a simple but profound act –a practice linked to greater happiness, stronger immune systems, and better sleep, among many other benefits. Check out the Greater Good website from the University of California at Berkley , highlighting research-proven methods for boosting gratitude.  […]

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