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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Is your child ready to stay home alone?

School is out (or almost) for the summer!  The Home Alone program will help parents and children determine if they are ready to stay home alone. Parents and children should watch the Home Alone videos together and use the short activities after each video to discuss plans to stay safe. Topics in the videos include: […]

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May/June 4-H Newsletter Now Posted

The May/June 2019 issue of the 4-H Cloverline Newsletter is now posted on our website: https://washington.extension.wisc.edu/4-h-youth-development/newsletter/ This newsletter contains: Office Announcements Awards, Opportunities, & Congratulations Animal Science Summer Camp Orientations Upcoming Events Washington County Fair information State Fair Information Club Notes  

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Safe Recipe Styleguide

Safe Recipe Style Guide

The Partnership for Food Safety Education has introduced a Safe Recipe Style Guide intended to dramatically improve consumers’ safe food handling behaviors at home. The Style Guide provides specific, concise recipe text to address four major kitchen

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Finding Reliable Information Online

Extension Food Preservation and Food Safety Specialist, Barb Ingham’s recent blog post has some important tips on how to find reliable information online. Finding reliable information online

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