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COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, and federal agencies our office will have limited availability and access. Our staff are working remotely and many of our events have been postponed. See our updated events calendar at https://chippewa.extension.wisc.edu/calendar/ or call 715-726-7950 for more.  Click here to view our […]

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Financial Coaching – Sticking to your Goals

Do you have financial goals but trouble sticking with “the plan”?  If so, our Free Financial Coaching might be for you!  Financial Coaching provides individuals with support using…. a hands-on approach accountability networking goal setting education Program Benefits As a participant, you will:  Meet and work with a trained financial coach, one-on-one Reduce your stress […]

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Safe Preserving tips during COVID-19

Whether you are new to canning, returning to canning because of the pandemic, or have always canned the bounty of your harvest, there are certain tips that will help ensure that your time and efforts lead to safe, healthy food for your family. Use recipes that are up to date. Some canning recommendations have changed […]

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This is a great time of year for tomato lovers. Gardens are full of vine ripened tomatoes. As gardeners head out to pick their prized fruits, some have reported cracks on the shoulders of the fruit. This is known as fruit cracking. I have noticed it on some of my large tomato varieties. Fruit cracking […]

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Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Tips for grocery store items

Are foods from the grocery store safe? There is no evidence that we can get COVID-19 from the food that we eat; either from the food itself or from touching a package or container of food. The way that we get the COVID-19 illness is from breathing in infected droplets from someone coughing or sneezing.  […]

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Being Calm and Prepared for COVID-19

Being Calm and Prepared for COVID-19 Don’t rely on rumors and hearsay, for the most up-to-date health information on COVID-19 (coronavirus), please visit the Chippewa County Health Department website on the virus and their Facebook page.  That is where you will find the most recent information on the virus and the most current health advisories […]

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Resource for Foodservice Operators

The WI Restaurant Association has developed a toolkit for foodservice operators during COVID19.  Please click the links provided to access their guidelines. English https://www.wirestaurant.org/docs/default-source/wra/covid-19_help.pdf?sfvrsn=2608baec_2 Spanish https://www.wirestaurant.org/docs/default-source/wra/covid-19_help_spanish.pdf?sfvrsn=1cd3258e_2  

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Home Alone – Preparing Children for Self Care

Welcome! These videos are for parents and their children who are getting ready to stay home alone. Parents and children should watch the videos together and use the short activities after each video to discuss your plans to stay safe. https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/homealone/

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Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19

Food Safety in the Time of COVID19 COVID-19, commonly known as corona virus, is a respiratory virus.  While it is not considered a foodborne illness, it is contagious.  To read more, click here to view actions you can take to prevent foodborne illness.

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Alfalfa Winterkill and Injury: One More Challenge for Farmers to Overcome

Alfalfa Winterkill and Injury: One More Challenge for Farmers to Overcome To say the last several months has been a challenge for farmers, especially dairy and livestock farmers, is the major understatement of the year. Take low milk and commodity prices, add in record snowfall since late January, throw in several collapsed buildings, plus a […]

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