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2020 Corn Silage Drydown Events

The Outagamie Forage Council/Midwest Forage Association in partnership with Extension Outagamie County and Fox Valley Technical College will sponsor five 2020 Corn Silage Dry Down events. Farmers, agronomists, and professional consultants should bring 4-5 stalks from each field for testing.  Dates and locations are listed below.  Please note that pre-registration is required. Call 920-832-4763 to […]

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Plant ID and Help

If you have questions about a plant, plant insect or disease contact Kaitlin Bricco, Horticulture Educator, at Kaitlin.bricco@outagamie.org. Because we are working remotely, leaving samples is difficult. The best, and quickest, method of communication is through email. Please Include: Name Contact information Photo of the plant or insect, if possible Any other information that you […]

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Joy Conference 2021 Canceled

Due to many uncertainties, we decided that we are not going to plan a conference in 2021.  We are unsure what the future holds for large conference with safety and affordability issues to consider. Extension Outagamie offers a variety of online programs that you will find at our web site.  We are currently holding Caregiver […]

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Tools to Cope with the Financial Impact of COVID-19

With many federal CARES Act and state financial supports coming to an end, people in Wisconsin will likely be struggling to meet their financial obligations even more than they are already. With that in mind, financial specialist with UW Madison Division of Extension created the chart below to provide tips of first steps that people […]

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Moving Forward During COVID-19

“Quaranteam”? “Double bubble”? These terms are showing up more and more in the media as individuals and families make decisions about when they will start to see other people again. In other families, questions are bubbling up about when and how it will be safe to get much needed support, like childcare or respite care. […]

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You’re invited to join us for a Caregiver Chat!

You’re invited to join us for a Caregiver Chat! Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, but it is also full of challenges. It’s critical that caregivers take care of themselves so they can better care for their loved ones. All caregivers are invited to join Extension Outagamie County and the Outagamie County Caregiver […]

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Outagamie County COVID-19 Food Resources

People around Wisconsin face challenges in getting the food they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety concerns make it challenging to shop for food, and limited income makes it harder to afford food. Children are no longer getting meals at school, and many food assistance programs are operating differently during the pandemic. This Food Resource […]

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COVID-19 Response: Positive Youth Development

The Positive Youth Development Institute prepares the youth of today to become effective, empathetic leaders of tomorrow. Our research-based programs give young people the hands-on experiences they need to develop an understanding of themselves and the world. From teens advising local government to Wisconsin 4-H clubs, we offer diverse educational opportunities that put youth on […]

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Cyclospora in Bagged Salad Mix Sold in the Midwest

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections apparently linked to ALDI, Hy-Vee, and Jewel-Osco grocery store brand bagged “garden salads” containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. Hy-Vee and Jewel-Osco grocery stores have recalled their store brand bagged salads specifically labeled as “garden salads” and sold in mid-western states. Click […]

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Message to Our Community 

We are heartbroken by the senseless loss of yet another Black life, a reflection of the ongoing systemic racism and the broader social and economic injustices in our country. As members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Outagamie County community, we concur with the words of Karl Martin, Dean of Extension in his statement on […]

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