Wisconsin farmers receive grants for sustainable agriculture projects

The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) has awarded grants to seven Wisconsin farmers in 2014-2015 for research or education in sustainable agriculture.

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Corn growing improves

Joe Lauer fills us in on how farming practices have changed from twenty years ago.

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Egg safety for spring celebrations

It may still feel a bit chilly, but the calendar says it’s spring. This time of year, eggs play an important role in many celebrations and family gatherings.

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2014 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention aims to put research into action

A researcher known for groundbreaking studies on the link between frogs and environmental contaminants will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention being held in Stevens Point from April 24-26.

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Purple Up for military kids on April 15, 2014

April is the Month of the Military Child, and Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development encourages you to wear purple on Tuesday, April 15 to recognize children of military families on Purple Up! for Military Kids Day.

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More Wisconsin farmers’ markets accepting FoodShare

The University of Wisconsin-Extension has teamed up with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to provide information to farmers’ markets and communities interested in expanding access to healthy foods through farmers’ markets for FoodShare users.

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Snapshot Wisconsin

Phil Townsend tells us how citizens can help scientists quantify wildlife across the state.

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Beware of scams using prepaid debit cards

A financial scam recently reported in Wisconsin targets college students who are told they have been approved for a student loan or grant. To collect the funding, the student is instructed to purchase a prepaid debit card to cover the cost of administration and handling fees. When the student provides access to the prepaid card, a scammer empties the account.

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Financial literacy takes the spotlight during Money Smart Week

Financial literacy takes the spotlight during Money Smart Week and many University of Wisconsin-Extension county offices offer free events April 5-12.

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Farm worker safety exhibit honored for innovative display at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

The “Farm to Field Take Safety Along” exhibit which identified farm hazards and provided ways to improve worker safety received the 2013 Donald R. Peterson Technology Transfer Award.

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