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Educator Position Available

Human Development & Relationships Extension Educator. Applications are due September 27, 2018. The Human Development & Relationships Extension Educator serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts that support thriving individuals and families, effective organizations, healthy […]

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FLOOD RESOURCES

Columbia County residents are dealing with the recent flooding.  Here are some selected resources that may be helpful: Guidelines for Consuming Late Season Produce Exposed to Floodwater Wisconsin Flood Toolkit – Wisconsin Department of Health Services Coping With Flooding – Wisconsin DNR Resources for Your Flooded Home – University of Missouri Extension Flooding of Private Wells […]

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Buying and Cooking Red Meat

When you do eat read meat, choose the cut of meat carefully.  Selecting leaner cuts saves you calories and also helps limit your intake of saturated fat, a nutrient that can raise LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase heart disease risk.  Look for the words “loin” and “round,” which typically signal leaner cuts of meat, such […]

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Benefits of Walking

Research Says Walking This Much Per Week Extends Your Life Recent studies show that walking as little as two hours per week can help you live longer and reduce the risk of disease. https://www.bluezones.com/2018/07/research-says-walking-this-much-per-week-extends-your-life/?utm_source=Blue+Zones+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2a0a542962-WalkThisMuchPerWeektoProlongYourLife&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9642311849-2a0a542962-198874453&mc_cid=2a0a542962&mc_eid=993a052161

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Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Your Health?

If you look for nutrition advice online, you just might find apple cider vinegar among the results. The kitchen staple is supposedly helpful for relieving allergies, losing weight, managing diabetes and boosting energy. But is it really the miracle liquid some publications claim? UW Health registered dietitian Sarah Schumacher explains that there isn’t a lot […]

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Food Safety During Power Outages

During a power outage, the clock starts ticking on the safety of your perishable foods. If you are aware of an approaching summer storm or hurricane, you can be prepared. Once the power goes out, be mindful of time and temperature. Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Your refrigerator will hold a safe temperature for about […]

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COLUMBIA COUNTY BARN QUILTS

See one of the recently added quilts to the Columbia County barn quilts trail!  It is located at the Historic Indian Agency House, 1490 Agency House Road, Portage. The house was built in 1832, and the honeycomb pattern was commonly used in quilting with the colors turkey red and indigo blue.  See more barn quilts around Columbia […]

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