5 Ways To Encourage Brain Development In Children

Ron Ferguson, an economist at Harvard, has made a career out of studying the achievement gap — the well-documented learning gap that exists between kids of different races and socioeconomic statuses. But even he was surprised to discover that gap visible with “stark differences” by just age 2, meaning “kids aren’t halfway to kindergarten and […]

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Protecting Lung Health Around Moldy Grain, Hay & Other Products

Dusty conditions are common on farms when working with grain, hay, silage and other products. Recent wet conditions from excess rain and flooding often makes these issues worse especially as products begin to grow mold and deteriorate. In addition, even during normal times, in the fall, Wisconsin producers work feverishly to get crops harvested before […]

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Upcoming Local Government Programs for September and October

The UW-Extension Local Government Center (LGC) publishes this announcement of statewide programs monthly. It includes UW-Extension programming and other programs of interest relating to local government that are offered in Wisconsin. Asterisked (*) programs are Cooperative Extension programs. Information about the UWEX Local Government Center and its programming may be found at lgc.uwex.edu. Complete list of programs in September/October […]

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Guidelines for Consuming Produce Exposed to Floodwater

Safe & Healthy: Preparing and Preserving Food at Home has posted a new item, ‘Guidelines for Consuming Late Season Produce Exposed to Floodwater’ Heavy rains and the flowing waters that result can contaminate plants growing in the garden and create a food safety hazard. As floodwater moves into your garden, it can carry raw sewage overflow, farm […]

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Agricultural & Horticultural Flooding Resources

The UW-Extension Agricultural Preparedness and Response team has information available on what to do if your garden or field has flooded. Everything from assessing flooded corn, soybeans, and forages to food safety for flooded farms.

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