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Check Your Free Credit Report

Credit reports are increasingly important to everyday life–getting a job, obtaining an affordable loan or insurance policy, or renting a home. Each person is responsible for the accuracy of the information in his or her credit report, but only about 4 in 10 Wisconsin adults check their reports each year. In our Wisconsin campaign, around […]

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2018 Columbia County Plat Book

The 2018 Columbia County Plat Book is now available to pick up at the Columbia County UW- Extension Office, located at 112 E. Edgewater Street, Room 212, Portage, WI. The price of the new Plat Book is $30.00 and checks can be made payable to:  CC 4-H Leader’s Association.  The 2018 Plat Book is a […]

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Is refined coconut oil a healthy choice?

There’s been almost an explosion of products available in the grocery store containing coconut oil and other coconut by-products.  Is coconut oil a health choice?  Read more:  https://fyi.uwex.edu/safepreserving/2018/01/09/is-refined-coconut-oil-a-healthy-choice/  

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Unsaturated Fat Best for Heart

Hoping past news headlines hinting it’s okay to load up on butter were right?  No such luck.  Longstanding advice to eat unsaturated fat in place of saturated fat–also found in high amounts in foods such as fatty meats and mixed dishes like pizza–was recently reinforced by the findings of a large observational study published in […]

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Because of UW-Extension

“Because of UW-Extension” Social Media Campaign Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015-2017 Wisconsin budget included a $250 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System. This severe and abrupt cut represents an approximate 13 percent reduction to the State of Wisconsin’s General Purpose Revenue (GPR) support for the UW System. Because UW-Extension is part of the UW […]

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Columbia County Local Foods

(last updated 5/23/16) More Information will be coming soon!! Click on the Brochure to see Farmers Market locations, Food Resources, and more2016 Columbia County Local Foods Brochure  (PDF, 2 pages, 103 KB) Also visit the Wisconsin Local Food network for more Local Food events and informationhttp://wilocalfood.wordpress.com/. Food and Value Added Agriculturehttp://fyi.uwex.edu/aic/local-food/

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