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UW-Extension Day at the State Fair returns on August 9

Join University of Wisconsin-Extension educators from around the state for a day of fun and hands-on learning at the Wisconsin State Fair Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. UW-Extension Day at the Fair will feature a variety of UW-Extension educational stations on the Central Mall at the State Fair.


‘Hear the Water Speak’ Institute accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for the 2016 G-WOW “Hear the Water Speak” Institute, July 18-21 based at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, Wis. with field experiences in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Stockton Island, and neighboring Bad River and Red Cliff tribal communities.

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What does ‘local food’ mean to Wisconsin consumers?

Wisconsin consumers widely agree that “local” food means food grown in Wisconsin, according to a new statewide survey conducted by faculty affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, UW-Madison, and UW-River Falls. Food from Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota, meanwhile, is not considered “local” by most Wisconsin shoppers.


Wisconsin recognized at national health summit

A diverse group of Wisconsin partners, including healthTIDE, University of Wisconsin-Extension SNAP-Education, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Wisconsin Grocers Association, and University of Wisconsin-Madison (University Health Services) were recognized at the Partnership for Healthier America’s (PHA) 5th annual “Building a Healthier Future Summit” for their collective effort to improve nutrition and prevent obesity in Wisconsin.