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Before you pick out garden seeds, think composting!

Selecting seeds for your garden? Think composting first! By Merry Lehner, Office Support & Master Gardener Volunteer   Starting to think about starting your seeds for Spring? Think Soil! Good soil is the most essential element of a good garden. Want to save money? Make your own compost instead of buying the bagged stuff at […]

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Be Heart Healthy During Heart Month

Be Heart Healthy During Heath Month By Karly Johnson, Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program Coordinator, UW-Extension in Oneida & Langlade Counties Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States today. You can lower your family’s chances of getting heart disease by eating healthy foods and getting physical activity each day. Here […]

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UW-Extension Oneida County: achieving in astronomy

Going above and beyond: presenting at the Astronomical Society Conference in Florida By Lynn Feldman, 4-H Youth Development Educator, UW-Extension Oneida County     During the first week in January, I had the privilege to be one of three 4-H Youth Development Educators plus one 4-H volunteer (Oneida County’s own Ginger Zastrow) from around the […]


February is National Cancer Prevention month

February is National Cancer Prevention Month By Sara Richie, Family Living Educator, UW-Extension Oneida County   According to the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System, Oneida County has the second highest cancer incidence rate in the State of Wisconsin behind Vilas County. Oneida County’s cancer incidence rate, the number of people who have been diagnosed with cancer […]


Food Pantry’s CANtastic event in need of more teams!

The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is looking for teams for this year’s CANtastic! In order for this event to be successful, at least 5 teams need to participate. As of Jan. 27 only ONE team has signed up! This is a fun community event that benefits participants and help feed the hungry! Goals of CANtastic: […]


Want to be a Master Gardener? Here’s Your Chance!

If you’re interested in improving your gardening skills and becoming a community leader through volunteering, consider becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer. Master Gardener Volunteers in Oneida County provide horticulture education, community service, and environmental stewardship for the community in affiliation with the University of Wisconsin Extension. A flipped classroom approach will be used for training. […]


Is your water safe to drink? We can help!

Musty odors, red-brown stains on plumbing fixtures, bathtub rings—all these are unpleasant signs of water quality problems, but usually not of harmful contaminants in the water. Contaminants that may threaten our health are usually not discernible by the senses. Drinking water can contain nitrate, bacteria, and pesticides at levels which cannot be tasted or smelled, […]

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What is the University of Wisconsin-Extension? The story behind the name

By Myles Alexander Community, Natural Resources & Economic Development Educator UW-Extension Oneida County   December was my second month working as a University of Wisconsin-Extension Educator here in Oneida County. I met more people and organizations. I learned more about the strengths and resources in this county. Many of the strengths and resources I bring […]