Update on this blog

Greetings, readers! Our unit is focusing on sharing most information on our Facebook page and our website these days. (If the link doesn’t work, here’s the full URL: https://www.facebook.com/UWExtensionLearningStore.) This blog will still be available for a time, but if you want the most updated information, we suggest visiting our website, the Learning Store, or our Facebook page.

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Udderly Upset

The Extension Video Channel has six new videos about mastitis in dairy cows. The new UW Milk Quality video series, Managing Mastitis: The Pathogen Series, brings to light the various pathogens that cause mastitis on dairy farms. Each episode introduces a new pathogen and provides treatment and control recommendations for decreasing the risk of infection […]

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Video Killed the Radio Star

The UW-Extension Video Channel is up and ready for your viewing pleasure. The site provides more than 70 videos produced by trusted educators on topics such as community and economic development, agriculture, conservation, gardening, and health. These videos were recently added to the site: Driftless Dialogue Lecture Series VI Prairie Burn Workshop Rare vs. Invasive […]

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Mrs. Wiggins + WGNHS

Wisconsin Geological + Natural History Survey The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) has several new publications on their site, and the Learning Store houses 23 of their holdings. The pronunciation of WGNHS’ acronym brought to mind a character from The Carol Burnett Show, Mrs. Wiggins. This bit, called  “The Phone Call,” highlights Mrs. […]

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El segundo y tercer año del niño

Newly revised from Cooperative Extension Publishing: El segundo y tercer año del niño (B3791S) As your toddler learns to talk, play, and make decisions, guiding and caring for your child will take a lot of your attention, encouragement, patience, and humor. Get the latest information on child development—from creating fun learning activities to preventing lead […]

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Milking It

This week, we’re featuring the Dairy Workers’ Training Modules on the Learning Store. This multimedia series covers dairy feeder skills, handling skills/skid steer safety, fresh cow exams, herdsmanship skills, calf management skills, reproductive skills, and milking skills.

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El primer año del bebé

Find out from child development experts how your baby changes during each month of the first year. Get the latest information on child development, nutrition, health, safety, care, changes in family life, and much more. To order, go to the B3790S page on the Learning Store.  

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Bucking Buckthorns

This week, we’re featuring the Management of Invasive Plants in Wisconsin series. The series covers identification and common management options for 33 invasive plants.

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Mega!

Some of you may recognize Megatron. He’s our new spokesperson for the Wisconsin Land Use Megatrends series. He’s a bit of a megalomaniac, so he yammered on about Transformers for awhile. Fortunately for you, I gave him a megadose of chamomile tea, and now he’s more willing to be our spokesperson. Here’s the skinny: The […]

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Let’s Get It On

According to the 2013 Wildlife Phenology Calendar, critters have sex on the brain in March. For instance, the Eastern tiger salamander does “an elaborate pushing, nose-rubbing courtship dance.” Now, that doesn’t appeal to me, but I’m not a salamander. And I can personally attest—as most people can—that there are some very oddball human “courtship” behaviors. […]

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