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What does it take to be a wise parent?

King Solomon possessed it and Aristotle pursued it. Wisdom—the capacity to act in a thoughtful, practical, principled way when faced with difficult matters–is important in just about every aspect our lives. But the process of gaining wisdom is somewhat mysterious.

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Information about the Affordable Care Act available at county fairs

Some people may try their skill at winning a blue ribbon or a big stuffed tiger at the fair, but one thing that can’t be left to fate or talent is your health. An illness or accident may generate a large bill that can throw a family’s finances off course.

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2014 Wisconsin Insect Review

How bad will the mosquitos be this summer? PJ Liesch tells us what pests may be seen more this year and how to keep them away.

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Keep summer healthy and food-safe

Warmer weather can set the stage for foodborne illness when foods are cooked or handled improperly, says University of Wisconsin-Extension food scientist Barbara Ingham. She has some suggestions to help ensure that your summer stays healthy and food-safe.

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Celebrate the Wisconsin 4-H Centennial with 4-H Day at the Wisconsin State Fair

Since 1914, Wisconsin 4-H has helped youth grow the leadership, critical thinking and communications skills necessary to be successful in a constantly changing world. Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development will showcase the programs that help youth master these skills while celebrating its Centennial at the Wisconsin State Fair August 5, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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Midwest Invasive Plant Network Receives National Invasive Species Award

The Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) has been chosen as the recipient of the 2013 Education and Awareness on Invasive Species Partner Award from the United States Forest Service’s National Forest System Invasive Species Program.

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The life and death of Wisconsin wolves

Tim Van Deelen tells us the fate of Wisconsin’s wolf population

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2014 Area Animal Science Days Dairy Judging Contests

Wisconsin youth competed in four Area Animal Science days June 19 in Manitowoc, June 20 in Portage, June 26 in Eau Claire and June 30 in Gays Mills. The top two teams and individuals earned an opportunity to compete at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest that will take place in Black River Falls on Monday, July 21 in conjunction with the state Guernsey and Ayrshire show.

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The craft of cheese aged on wood

The art of cheese craftsmanship- Marianne Smukowski tells us about the centuries old practice of cheese aging.

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Good nutrition essential for older adults

Eating well and getting enough nutrition to maintain a healthy weight can prove to be a challenge for older adults.

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