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Award to provide new children’s books

The Journal Times
June 6, 2020

A new grant award to UW-Madison Extension aims to increase reading and literacy among children in Racine and Kenosha counties whose parents are involved in the justice system.

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Frost possible in region over coming days

The Daily News
May 29, 2020

Such temperatures may pose a danger to local fruit and vegetable plants, said Scott Reuss, agriculture and horticulture agent with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension office serving Marinette and Oconto counties.

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4-H goes virtual

Weau 13 News
May 27, 2020

The Eau Claire County Fair hasn’t made a statement on whether it’s happening, but 4-Hers will have to make the personal decision to participate, or not, according to UW-Extension.

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Taking stock of our mental and emotional well-being

Wisconsin State Farmer
May 27, 2020

As farmers and agricultural providers, sometimes a family member, neighbor or client needs support that we are not able to provide. In these instances, it’s okay to share resources or referrals for them to get the support they need. Roger Williams, Professor Emeritus with UW-Madison Extension, offers several pieces of advice for making referrals

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Is a Bratwurst a Sandwich? A UW expert weighs in

Wisconsin Radio Network
May 25, 2020

We’ve all seen the debate over ‘is a hot dog a sandwich?’.

Well, a recent survey released by Food Insider named the Bratwurst as Wisconsin’s favorite sandwich. Not so fast, says UW-Extension Meat Specialist Jeffrey Sindelar.

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Taking care of children during COVID-19

The Journal Times
May 24, 2020

COVID-19 has caused a huge disruption in everyone’s lives. Children (and adults) are feeling the stress of the sudden changes in their lives. We are experiencing a loss of life as we know it.

Pam Wedig-Kirsch is a school readiness and family resiliency educator for UW-Madison Extension Racine County.

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WI fruit growers battle freezing temperatures

Wisconsin State Farmer
May 21, 2020

Amaya Atucha, assistant professor in the department of Horticulture and the Fruit Crop Extension Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told the Wisconsin State Farmer there was a wide range of damage throughout the state, especially in the southern part of the state were the trees were approaching bloom.

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EXTending a Hand: The fury garden nemesis

The Dunn County News
May 21, 2020

The most common type of rabbit we see is the eastern cottontail. The cottontail likes a variety of habitats ranging from fields, farms, and landscaped backyards.

Margaret Murphy is a UW-Madison Extension Horticulture Program Coordinator, covering Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire and Polk counties. 

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Driftless Wisconsin awarded grant to promote area

La Crosse Tribune
May 19, 2020

Driftless Wisconsin has long been an outdoor recreation haven, a primary marketing strength according to research by the UW-Extension. Recent studies during the pandemic by Longwoods International and Destination Analysts indicate a desire by visitors to change their destination to one they “can drive to as opposed to fly.”

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Extension, 4-H groups develop pen-pal programs

The Monroe Times 
May 15, 2020

The University of Wisconsin Extension Green County wants to reassure the public that despite “Safer at Home” restrictions, it’s organizing its programs to reach the biggest audience possible.

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