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November is Diabetes Month.

The Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership has been working to help raise awareness to signs and symptoms of prediabetes. See the flyer to distinguish the risk factors of diabetes. Charlie Berens (comedic Wisconsinite), promoting Prediabetes Risk Test watch here!

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Strong Bodies Online Classes

UW-Madison Extension is offering virtual StrongBodies/Women classes WHAT: Free Online StrongBodies Classes UW-Madison Extension Health and Wellbeing and FoodWise program is offering an evidence-based strength training program. No experience is necessary.  Strength training has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and arthritis. Strength training also increases […]

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Pressure Canner Testing

Need your pressure canner tested for the upcoming food preservation season? Pressure Canner testing is available Monday through Thursday during office hours. Please call ahead to schedule a time. There is no charge to have your canner tested. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 715-726-7950.

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Custom Rate Guide – 2020 Publication

Included in this 2020 release are statewide average rates and typical ranges for those averages. For more information visit the USDA website at www.nass.usda.gov/wi or call your local Extension Office. Custom Rate Guide 2020

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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

Use recipes that are up to date. Some canning recommendations have changed dramatically over the last 20 years. While capturing a family-favorite memory might be your goal, recipes from cookbooks and the internet are generally not tested to ensure safety. Especially if you are using recipes that date before 2015, it’s a good idea to […]

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Fruit Cracking

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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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. Home Alone YouTube Video

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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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Sticking to your Budget over the Holidays

Chippewa Falls, WI- The winter holiday season is fast approaching. For many, the coming months mean travel to visit family and friends, gift-giving, and preparation of traditional foods. All of these special occasions can be a challenge on monthly budgets. “Some people set aside a little money out of every paycheck or shop sales all […]

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