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Safe Preserving: Lots of Tomatoes to Can!

A common question we receive in the Extension office: I have a bounty of garden tomatoes to can. How do I know whether to pressure can them or can them in a boiling water canner? This blog post from 2018 shared by Extension Food Preservation & Food Safety Specialist Barbara Ingham may answer that question. https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/safepreserving/2018/09/04/safe-preserving-lots-of-tomatoes-to-can/

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4-H Enrollment Now Open! Join 4-H and Make the Best Better!

Online enrollment for 2019-2020 4-H begins September 9, 2019. Go to 4HOnline to register for 4-H. Washington County 4-H enrollment is open to any youth in Washington County (and the immediate surrounding counties) in grades kindergarten through grade 13 or one year past high school. For more details about joining Washington County 4-H, please refer […]

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September/October 2019 Cloverline now posted

The September/October 2019 issue of the 4-H Cloverline Newsletter is now posted on our website’s Cloverline Newsletter page. This issue contains: Enrollment information District, State, National & International opportunities Funding Opportunities Recognition/Appreciation Club Notes And much more!

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Home Food Preservation: Using Tested Recipes is Essential

Looking for proper canning methods and processing times? Using tested canning recipes from Extension’s Learning Store will help keep your family safe and healthy! Publications with recipes can be ordered online or printed for free as downloadable PDF documents. Learning Store Resources      

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Back-to-School: Lesson #1 Hand Washing

Is hand washing a habit in your family’s home? In time for Food Safety Education Month (September) and back-to-school, the USDA has issued back-to-school food safety tips focused on…hand washing. Why is Lesson #1 Hand Washing? According to Dr. Mindy Brashears, USDA under secretary for food safety, USDA research has found that consumers fail to […]

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New Website Helps People Connect to the Industrial Hemp Community

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension has launched a new Industrial Hemp website containing educational resources, research updates, and information on upcoming programs and events. One of the website features people should check out is the “Making Connections” page. This page was created based on feedback from growers and others in the industrial hemp […]

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July/August 4-H Newsletter Now Posted

The July/August 2019 issue of the 4-H Cloverline Newsletter is now posted on our website’s Cloverline Newsletter page. This newsletter contains: 4-H Community Service opportunity at Fair Park on July 13 County Fair news Countywide 4-H Program news District, State, National & International opportunities Recognition/Appreciation Animal Science news Club Notes 4-H Open House Flyer And […]

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4-H Trust Fund Scholarships Awarded

Nine Washington County 4-H youth will receive scholarships from the Washington County 4-H Trust Fund, made possible by donations from the Schlegel Foundation and the Thrivent Financial Fish Fry Fundraiser. The following youth will receive a $1,000 scholarship recognizing their outstanding contributions to their communities and to the Washington County 4-H program: Taylor Champeau of […]

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4-H member Lily Lindgren receives top award for photo

Congratulations to Lily Lindgren, whose photo, Portrait with Dandelions, was chosen as a Top 12 photo in the 2019 Wisconsin 4-H and Youth State Photo Display. The 2019 State Photo Display, which features more than 130 selected photos taken by 4-H youth from 53 counties across the state, will be exhibited in the Wisconsin State […]

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