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Rent Smart Program Sets the Stage for Renters’ Success

UW-Extension educational initiative helps new and high-risk tenants navigate rental process. To help people gain a better understanding of how to acquire and keep housing, the University of Wisconsin-Extension has developed Rent Smart—an educational program aimed at helping those with little to no rental experience, or who have had trouble obtaining rental housing, get started on the right path.

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What’s the latest on food product dating?

Contact Barbara Ingham, 608-263-7383 The Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute recently asked their members to standardize quality dates that appear on food packages in an effort to curb the problem of food waste. A 2013 report from the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the National Resource Defense Council estimated that […]

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Appleton’s Mary Harp-Jirschele wins Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Friend of the Family Award

The Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences has awarded Mary Harp-Jirschele as this year’s winner of the Friend of the Family Award. Established in 1984, the award is presented to an individual or organization that has affected policies for families. In order to be eligible an individual or organization needs to be involved at the national or international level in the policy-making process, and their work over time has made significant contributions that affect the well-being of families.

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