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June 23: Insects of the Northwoods Public Program at Kemp Research Station

June 23: Insects of the Northwoods 1. Advance registration is requested, but not required. 2. Sessions are free of charge, unless indicated otherwise. 3. To register, contact Karla at (715) 358-5667 or kemp@cals.wisc.edu. If emailing, please include the session name, name/s and number of people in your group, and phone number. You will receive a reply […]

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June 23: World of Insects Children Program at Kemp Natural Resources Station

World of Insects Program at Kemp Natural Resources Station Kemp Station is pleased to partner with the Minocqua Public Library to offer the following learning opportunities for kids! To register for the following sessions call 715-356-4437 or visit the Library on or after the registration date for each session. June 23 (Thursday) 2:00 pm Exploring the World of Insects […]

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Positive Changes to Food Nutrition Label

By Karly Johnson Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program Coordinator University of Wisconsin-Extension Oneida & Langlade Counties Phone: 715-627-6236     Email: karly.johnson@ces.uwex.edu On May 20th, 2016 the Food and Drug Administration finalized the new Nutrition Facts Label for packaged foods. The label will still have its traditional look but important updates will be made to give consumers […]

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Family-friendly tips to get the most out of your garden

By Sara Richie Family Living Educator University of Wisconsin-Extension Oneida County Phone: 715-365-2750       Email: sara.richie@ces.uwex.edu You might harvest more than flowers and vegetables by working outside in your garden. Research shows that other benefits come from nurturing plants in your backyard, or a school or community garden. For example, people’s attitudes towards […]

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What is public participation?

By Myles Alexander Community, Natural Resources & Economic Development Educator University of Wisconsin-Extension Oneida County Phone: 715-365-2750       Email: myles.alexander@ces.uwex.edu A University of Minnesota-Extension tip sheet defines public participation as “the involvement of people in a problem-solving or decision-making process that may interest or affect them.”  There are many labels for that definition.  […]

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Community groups offered free tent booths at Oneida County Fair

Oneida County Fair seeks to increase education at Exhibit Court Community groups offered free tent booths to showcase their work Community groups will have the opportunity at this year’s Oneida County Fair to educate the public about what they do. The Fair will be held Aug. 4-7 at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander. County or community […]

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County plat book sales pay for scholarships and more

By Lynn Feldman 4-H Youth Development Educator University of Wisconsin-Extension Oneida County     The major fundraising project of the Oneida County 4-H Leaders’ Association involves the development and sponsorship of the official Oneida County Plat Book. Every other year the plat book is updated as a result of teamwork between the county Land Information […]

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What is your vision of Oneida County in 2030?

By Myles Alexander Community, Natural Resources and Economic Development Educator University of Wisconsin-Extension Oneida County     Last April leaders from throughout Oneida County met to learn about and set priorities for the Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development (CNRED) Extension position.  In May a survey followed up with businesses in the county.  The six […]

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UW-Extension offers pressure canner testing and food preservation advice

By Sara Richie Family Living Educator University of Wisconsin-Extension Oneida County     When it comes to flavor and taste, few things compare to home-canned produce fresh from the garden. The home canning and preserving season will be here before we know it, so now is a good time to start preparing. “Preserving food from […]

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