Is Your Child Ready to Stay Home Alone?

          Is Your Child Ready to Stay Home Alone? Like many parents, you might be trying to decide if it is safe to leave your school-age child home alone.  Your child might be ready to stay home alone if they: Indicate a desire and willingness to stay alone Accepts responsibility and […]

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Road Safety and Farm Equipment

Spring is slow to arrive this year, but that doesn’t stop the need for field work and farm equipment on the roads. Because most of the roads in Kewaunee and Door Counties are rural, practicing patience and caution can prevent a serious accident. Farm vehicles can be recognized by their size and slow moving emblems […]

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Tractor rollbar rebates available

Tractor overturns are the leading cause of farm-related deaths. That’s why it’s so important that each tractor have a rollover protective structure (ROPS). The Wisconsin ROPS Rebate Program reimburses owners up to 70 percent (maximum of $865) toward the total cost of purchasing, shipping and installing individual ROPS. Wisconsin tractor owners can apply for a […]

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Nutrition education program changes to meet needs of new audiences

FoodWIse is the new name of Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program. A successful nutrition education program is getting a new name to make it relevant and accessible to more audiences. FoodWIse, formerly known as the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program, or WNEP, has a long legacy of providing nutrition education to Wisconsin families and individuals with limited […]

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Homemade preserves sitting on a rustic table outside. Pickes, tomatoes, appplesauce, etc.

Canning Videos: Preserving Food At Home Safely

These videos and narrated PowerPoints can help you learn how to safely preserve food. You can find many video resources online, but for safe preserving be sure to follow trusted resources from the UW Extension program. http://fyi.uwex.edu/safepreserving/videos/

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Do you know the VOMITOXIN (DON) levels in your grain?

For FAST, RELIABLE, UNBIASED, THIRD-PARTY Vomitoxin  (DON – Produced by Head Scab and other Fussarium diseases) results, send your wheat, rye, triticale, alfalfa, barley, corn, oats, and soybean samples to WCIA’s laboratory: Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association 1575 Linden Drive Madison WI 53706 Or contact 800-892-1341 wcia@mailplus.wisc.edu

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Prepare Children to Stay Home Alone during the Holidays

Long breaks from school during the holidays may result in children staying home alone. A video training program from UW-Extension can help prepare children to stay home unsupervised. The program teaches families how to develop a plan for emergencies. Tips for structuring time are also presented so children have plenty of activities to keep them […]

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Protect the Water You Drink

Kewaunee County residents rely on groundwater, rather than lake water, for drinking. Private well testing conducted by the Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department and the Kewaunee County Health Department have shown that greater than 25% of wells have been contaminated from coliform bacteria and/or nitrates. This booklet gives tips for owners of rural […]

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