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Why do we need cows?

Michel Wattiaux, Professor Department of Dairy Science UW-Madison, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences wattiaux@wisc.edu 608-263-3493 3:03 – Total time 0:17 – Why do we need dairy cows 0:53 – Cows helping society 1:27 – Cows helping the poor 1:51 – Empowering women 2:26 – The future of livestock worldwide 2:55 – Lead out TRANSCRIPT […]

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What’s the latest on food product dating?

According to the USDA, up to 30 percent of food may be lost or wasted at the retail or consumer level. One source of food waste arises from consumers or retailers throwing away wholesome food because of confusion about the meaning of dates displayed on the label.

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Marathon, Grant Counties top State 4-H Meats Judging Contest

The team from Marathon County took top honors in the senior division of the State 4-H Meats Contest held Feb. 18 at University of Wisconsin-Madison Meat Laboratory. The State 4-H Meats Judging Contest consists of evaluating and ranking classes of hams, beef, pork and lamb carcasses, and two retail cut classes.

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Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program seeks volunteers

The Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program is dedicated to promoting awareness, understanding, and stewardship of Wisconsin’s natural resources through an ever-growing network of master naturalist volunteers. Now in its fifth year, the program is opening registration for the 2017 volunteer training courses across Wisconsin.

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Refuel Wisconsin with wood energy webinars scheduled for March

Two free webinars will provide the basics about using wood energy for heating. Topics covered include different types of wood fuels, wood burning appliances, the economics and available financial assistance to help offset the cost of converting to wood. Anyone who is interested in learning more about renewable energy, and specifically wood energy, will benefit.

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