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08/16/2021

Did you know that many Farmers’ Markets across Wisconsin accept QUEST (EBT), WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Benefits?

Visit our website to find a market near you: https://www.foodwisefarmersmarkets.org/

08/16/2021

Join Brian Hudelson from the Plant Diseases Clinic at UW-Madison to discuss Diseases in the Garden. Learn about diseases of fruits, vegetables and herbaceous ornamentals that you may have seen in your garden this summer and how to prevent them from coming back next year. Tuesday, August 17th, 12:00-1:30 pm via Zoom. Register at https://bit.ly/36Hveod to get the zoom link for the event.

08/13/2021

Enjoy an upcoming FREE webinar where you'll have the opportunity to learn directly from UW-Madison experts.
https://go.wisc.edu/7dgj33

Late Season Lawn Care with Doug Soldat
Monday, August 23, 2021
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Ten Plant Diseases NOT to Compost!!! with Brian Hudelson
Date: Tuesday September 28, 2021
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

08/13/2021

Freezing Friday! Corn

Blanch vegetables, like corn, before freezing for best flavor, color, and texture.

For more food preservation tips visit https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/safefood/

#NCRFoodSafety #foodsafetytips

Climate Change Is Raising Wildfire Risk Across The U.S.
08/12/2021
Climate Change Is Raising Wildfire Risk Across The U.S.

Climate Change Is Raising Wildfire Risk Across The U.S.

There's a forgotten history that should serve as a warning — wildfire isn’t unique to the West. Now the warming climate is increasing the risk of major wildfires across America. And more people are moving to fire-prone areas without realizing the danger.

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08/12/2021

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Have the recent storms got you wondering about tornadoes in Wisconsin? The Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey has a slate of publications to help you dig deeper into the history and climatology of tornadoes across the state.

Check them out: http://ow.ly/lJUY50FPb6g

08/12/2021

Today we explore the intellectual dimension of wellness.

Intellectual - recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills.

Try these practices:
- See what kind of skills and training might be available at the public library.
- Find a book series that interests you.
- Explore public events in your community.
- Befriend people who can stimulate your mind.

#NationalWellnessMonth

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08/11/2021

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Prohibited in Wisconsin, European frogbit has been discovered for the first time in state waters in several streams, ditches and wetlands in Oconto County. With tiny, lily pad-like leaves that are often dark purple underneath, it forms dense mats on the water, making boating, fishing and hunting impossible.

To help stop the spread of this and other aquatic invasive species, a scrub brush and tap water go a long way for prevention. Spraying boats, footwear and gear with Formula 409, especially when left on for 20 minutes before rinsing kills some species.

If you think you’ve found this plant, email a photo and location details to [email protected]. #StopAquaticHitchhikers #EuropeanFrogbit #AISPrevention

Photo credits: Amanda Smith and Paul Skawinski

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08/11/2021

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What do you worry about? How do you set your personal goals? Check out https://aging.extension.wisc.edu/ for information, resources, and support on topics such as, family caregiving, healthy aging and creating aging-friendly communities.

08/11/2021

Join us for a virtual presentation about Harvest of the Month on August 23rd from 2:00 - 3:00 pm!

Harvest of the Month is a statewide campaign for schools that encourages students to eat more Wisconsin-grown fruits and vegetables.

The webinar will include presentations from Extension, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), and WI DPI Community Nutrition Programs!

Register to attend at https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpf-uorz0sHNytdWR5CmF8ECPkqm_dQfnq

How Flowers Get Their Color | The Outside Story
08/10/2021
How Flowers Get Their Color | The Outside Story

How Flowers Get Their Color | The Outside Story

To quote the French dramatist Jean Giradoux, “The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.” Flowering plants fi

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08/10/2021

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The CDC has extended the federal eviction moratorium until Oct. 3, 2021 for people in some communities with high COVID transmission rates. You can find the rate in your county using this CDC map. https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

08/10/2021

Today on our journey through the eight ways to wellness we explore spiritual well-being.

Spiritual - expanding your sense of purpose and meaning in life.

Try these practices:
- Make time for practices that enhance your sense of connection to self, nature, and others.
- Discover what values, principles, and beliefs are most important to you.
- Find a community whose spiritual outlook you share.
- Help others when they are in need.

#NationalWellnessMonth

Photos from Wisconsin Horticulture - Extension's post
08/09/2021

Photos from Wisconsin Horticulture - Extension's post

08/09/2021

Worried about making the rent? Get help with 12 months or more of rent and utilities. Visit consumerfinance.gov/renthelp to find financial assistance in your area. Ask your local program about the total amount of help available to you. #RentHelp

Last Summer 2021 Session of Badger Crop Connect!We are moving into the next set of webinars for the Badger Crop Connect....
08/09/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Badger Crop Connect Summer Session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Last Summer 2021 Session of Badger Crop Connect!

We are moving into the next set of webinars for the Badger Crop Connect. We are continuing the 2021 series into the summer with webinars on w**d and disease management, alternative forages, cover crops, and corn silage to name a few. Register for the summer sessions here: https://go.wisc.edu/bccsummer2021. The summer session will run from June till August on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 12:30 PM. The purpose of this series is to provide agronomists, crop consultants, and farmers timely crop updates for Wisconsin. Badger Crop Connect is hosted by Extension Crops and Soils educators. Information on upcoming webinars is below or check out:
https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/grain/badger-crop-connection/

Corn Silage Harvest
August 11, 2021 12:30-1:30 pm

Local Update
Dan Marzu, Senior Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison NPM Program
Harvesting High Quality Corn Silage, Cutting Height, Crop Variability, & Pricing

Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Extension Corn Agronomist
Improving Fermentation & Preservation of Corn Silage & High-Moisture Corn

Luiz Ferraretto, UW-Madison Extension Ruminat Nutrition Specialist
CCA CEU's available

Registration: https://go.wisc.edu/bccsummer2021

This program is sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension with special support from the following Extension Educators: Mike Ballweg, Sheboygan County, Dan Marzu Lincoln and Langlade Counties, Steve Okonek, Trempealeau County, Alana Voss, Juneau and Sauk Counties, Josh Kamps Lafayette County, Jerry Clark Chippewa County and Kimberly Schmidt Shawano County.

June 9: Rodrigo Werle, Getting the most out of glufosinate, 2,4-D and dicamba post in soybean &TBD June 23: Damon Smith, Managing Corn Diseases for Profit & When will soybean Fungicides Pay July 14: Matt Ruark, Value of Legumes in Cover Cropping Systems after Short Season Crops & Edward Hopkins, New...

08/06/2021

The Wisconsin State Fair is back this year. It kicks off today and goes through Aug. 15. What’s your favorite part about going to the fair?

Things sure have changed at the Wisconsin State Fair since it was first held in Janesville in 1851 when it was sponsored by the State Agricultural Society to showcase the state's advances in agricultural machinery and products, attended by about 10,000 people.

From 1851 to 1885, different cities took turns hosting the fair, including Madison in 1858, 1860, 1867, 1868, 1878 and 1879.

A Milwaukee fairground was the site from 1886 to 1891, and since 1892 the fair's permanent home has been in West Allis.

The annual fair has been canceled only six times: in 1861, 1862 and 1863 during the Civil War, in 1893 when the World's Columbian Exposition was held in Chicago, in 1945 by request of the U.S. Office of War Transportation, and in 2020 because of COVID-19.

Learn more: https://wihist.org/3xhme41

📸: Color chromolithograph poster advertising the Wisconsin State Fair in 1900. WHI Image ID 1863

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08/06/2021

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Late July and early August are hot pink with purple loosestrife, an invasive wetland plant. One of the reasons the purple loosestrife biocontrol project works is that it leaves some pollinator food available where little else may be available.

In this degraded wetland site, the only native plant blooming is common boneset (white flowers). The bit of purple loosestrife in the background was covered with bees. Using biocontrol for any species never eradicates it, but it will help it play nice with others. #PLB
https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Invasives/loosestrife.html

08/05/2021

Today we are exploring another dimension of wellness!

Emotional - coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.

Try these strategies:
- Be aware of your feelings.
- Express your feelings to people you trust.
- Seek support with upsetting emotions.
- Learn your strengths and the things you want to improve.

#NationalWellnessMonth

River Runner
08/05/2021
River Runner

River Runner

Watch the path of a raindrop from anywhere in the contiguous United States

08/04/2021

Select - Choose peppers that are firm and bright colored.
Store - Refrigerate in a plastic bag and use within 5 days.
Prepare - Sweet and hot peppers are delicious raw, grilled, or sauteed!
Buying fruits and vegetables when they are growing in Wisconsin can reduce the cost of fresh produce. Peppers are at peak flavor and nutrition during the summer!
Nutritious, Delicious, Wisconsin
Peppers are #WIHarvestoftheMonth!

Extension in Florence County is hiring. Please share.
08/04/2021

Extension in Florence County is hiring. Please share.

Come be a part of Wisconsin’s largest classroom. A rewarding career awaits you in the UW-Madison Division of Extension in Florence County. We are currently seeking professionals with a passion for positive youth development to provide youth programming in a variety of settings within the county. Extension staff actively partner with schools and local organizations to transform lives and communities through the power of education. Excellent benefits include professional development opportunities to continue learning and growing in your career. We offer generous leave (sick, vacation, and personal days, plus holidays), competitive pay + benefits, and promote a healthy life-work balance. Join our team to make a difference for youth by fostering leadership development, community service, and hands-on learning.

Learn more and apply at: https://bit.ly/2VqZilN

Application deadline is August 18, 2021
AA/EEO Employer

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08/04/2021

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Check out https://aging.extension.wisc.edu/ for information, resources, and support on topics such as, family caregiving, healthy aging and creating aging-friendly communities.

Assist in Wisconsin's Deer Management Program | Wisconsin DNR
08/03/2021
Assist in Wisconsin's Deer Management Program | Wisconsin DNR

Assist in Wisconsin's Deer Management Program | Wisconsin DNR

Assist in Wisconsin's Deer Management Program The Summer Deer Observation (SDO) survey is used by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and cooperating federal, state and county agency personnel to record deer observations from August-September during daylight hours. Data collected from the....

08/03/2021

August is National Wellness Month! Join us this month as we explore eight ways to wellness!

Today we explore the social dimension - developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system.

Try these strategies:
- Make a list of supportive family, friends, co-workers, and peers.
- Make at least one connection each day by calling, e-mailing, or visiting someone.
- Join a club, social, or volunteer group.
- Get involved in a support group.

#NationalWellnessMonth

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What is happening to my flowers? What is this and what can be done about it?
Found this spider (2 in. diameter) in Lakewood, WI. Any ideas what it is?