Poll: More boaters taking steps to prevent aquatic invasive species in Wisconsin

Wisconsin boaters and anglers report complying more often with steps aimed at preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in 2013 than they did in 2009, according to a new statewide survey conducted by researchers at the UW-Madison and UW-Extension in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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Seize the morning with breakfast!

Research shows that breakfast is an integral component of academic success. “There are consistent benefits of eating breakfast every day,” says Amy Korth, family living program specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. “The evidence indicates that children who eat breakfast succeed academically and have fewer behavior and discipline problems.”

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Simple food safety tips for packing school lunches

Keep food safety in mind as you prepare your child’s school lunch, says Barbara Ingham, University of Wisconsin-Extension food science specialist. Ingham has some recommendations for packing a safe lunch.

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Parents’ roles may change as homework assignments get more challenging

Sitting down to help your child with homework is a routine for many parents. But when your child reaches middle school and beyond, homework assignments can become more challenging.

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Study: Young people can benefit from more information about energy drinks

For most students, the school year includes some late nights writing papers, studying for exams or socializing with friends. But popular energy drinks used by many teens and young people to stay awake might be setting the stage for potential adverse health effects, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Involve kids in back-to-school shopping

Shopping for back-to-school is an annual ritual for many families. Bridget Mouchon, University of Wisconsin-Extension family living agent in Green County says it’s also a chance to show kids how to plan and make smart budget decisions.

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Meetings on Implement of Husbandry (IOH) Law August 22 in Adams County and August 25 in Green Lake County

The University of Wisconsin-Extension and Wisconsin Farm Bureau are hosting a presentation about recent changes to the IOH regulations.

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Wisconsin 4-H Awarded $10,000 Science Sponsorship for Local Tech Takeover

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin and Wisconsin 4-H was selected to receive a $10,000 science sponsorship from National 4-H Council and HughesNet® to implement a “Tech Takeover Day” during Operation: Military Kids (OMK) camp at Upham Woods this summer. During the Tech Takeover Day on August 22, 2014 OMK campers will participate in programming to expand their access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the outdoors.

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Agronomy/Soils Field Day scheduled for Aug. 27 at Arlington Research Station

Four tours will highlight the latest in agronomy and soils research at the Agronomy/Soils Field Day Wednesday, Aug. 27 at UW-Madison’s Arlington Agricultural Research Station.

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The Home Gardener’s Nightmare

Managing Late Blight in Home Gardens could mean less pesticide use on commercial crops

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