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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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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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Start the pressure-canning season off right

Modern pressure canners are lightweight units with special safety features that make home canning easy, says University of Wisconsin-Extension food science specialist Barbara Ingham.

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Economics of the environment

Corbett Grainger goes educates us on the many forms of pollution, and how Wisconsin will benefit from cutting down.

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Applications available for 2014 National Dairy Conference

Applications are now being accepted to represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Dairy Conference on September 28 through October 1, 2014 in Madison, WI. More than 200 students from 30 states are expected to attend the conference where they will learn about new farm technologies, dairy processing, how to be an advocate for agriculture and careers in the dairy industry.

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Susan Nitzke recognized for outstanding achievement in nutrition education

Susan Nitzke, former University of Wisconsin-Extension nutrition specialist and Professor Emerita in Nutritional Sciences at UW-Madison received the Helen Denning Ullrich Award of Excellence in Nutrition Education from the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) at the group’s annual conference in Milwaukee on June 30

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