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HCE Memorial Scholarships

Shirley Richardson Memorial & Outagamie County Home and Community Education Scholarships The Outagamie County Home and Community Education Association (HCE) awards two $750 scholarships annually.  Both scholarships are available to a student who is completing their senior year of high school or a student continuing education on a full-time basis at either a college or […]

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Outagamie County will be hosting Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six session program designed to provide family caregivers with the tools to take care of themselves while caring for a loved one. You will benefit from this class whether helping a parent, partner, spouse, adult child, neighbor, or friend. Learn to: Reduce stress Boost self-confidence […]

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Pesticide Applicator Training

Every year the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension offers Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) certification. You MUST be licensed to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides in the state of Wisconsin. Extension county offices usually offer day long classes and testing during the winter months to accommodate this need. This year, due to the ongoing […]

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Cow College 2021

Cow College meetings and farm tours have been offered as in-person events during prior years. However, due to the pandemic, Cow College 2021 meetings and tours have moved to a virtual format. Tune in on January 13th, 12:00 to 1:00 pm to hear Dr. James Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension, discuss the economics of automated […]

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High Moisture Shell Corn

Every year farms across the state harvest high moisture corn to feed the 1.25 million cows that call Wisconsin home. A major part of the state’s corn crop is sold as dry grain (15% moisture) at the local elevator, agribusiness or cooperative. However, in areas where dairy and livestock are present, significant acreage is harvested […]

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Heart of the Farm

Women in Agriculture Fall/Winter ‘Coffee Chats’ Series   University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture program will be starting it’s statewide online ‘Coffee Chats’ Fall/Winter program on Monday November 9th, 2020 at 10:00a.m. and will continue hosting on the 2nd Monday of each month through March 2021 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. […]

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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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