Nitrogen Management Workshop Announced

The Marinette and Oconto County offices of UW-Madison, Division of Extension are offering a workshop to help producers plan their nitrogen management strategies for the 2020 production season.  The event is being held at the Lena Town Hall (6087 Goatsville Road, at the intersection of Goatsville and Jagiello Roads – northwest of the Village of […]

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Crop Insurance & Farm Programs Workshop – February 20th

The UW-Madison, Division of Extension offices in Marinette and Oconto Counties are sponsoring a workshop designed to help crop producers better understand crop insurance and how their USDA Farm Bill crop program decision can interact with their crop insurance decisions.  The event is being held at the Pound Town Hall (W8484 Cty. Hwy. B, east […]

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Agriculture Extension Educator Position in Oconto County

Agriculture Extension Educator, Oconto County – ​This full time position will design, deliver and evaluate research-based educational programming and services with a dairy programming focus. This includes dairy production, including but not limited to: animal health, milk production, animal housing and handling, and manure management. As well as, other livestock production, including beef cattle, swine, […]

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Microwave Food Safety

Microwaves play an increasingly important role in getting meals on the table, but special care must be taken so that microwaved food is safe to eat. Let’s look at some tips for cooking safely in a microwave oven. Is it safe to eat microwaved food?  Yes! Microwaves are very short (micro) radio waves that can […]

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Reduce Food Waste: A Resource of Food Banks and Food Pantries

Many individuals make New Year’s resolutions and these days some companies are even getting into the game.  Several prominent companies including Marriott, the hotel and hospitality company, Nestle Global, the international food and beverage company, and several branches of the U.S. government have pledged to reduce food waste in 2020.  I have been working with […]

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Wash your hands, not your chicken.

This new year, let’s resolve to wash our hands, and not raw poultry! Rinsing chicken or turkey before cooking it is an ingrained step for many home cooks, passed down through generations and reinforced by some older cookbooks. Recipes like the “Perfect Roast Chicken” in “The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook” from 1999 advise cooks to “Rinse […]

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Tips for Cooking Safely in a Slow Cooker

Crock Pot slow cooker. During the winter, menu planning often turns more to soups and stews than at other times of the year.  When that happens, a slow cooker is the perfect appliance for preparing a nutritious meal that is ready when you walk through the door at the end of the day. A slow […]

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Wisconsin warned of E. coli outbreak linked to Fresh Express salad kits

State and federal officials are investigating a new multistate outbreak of  E. coli O157:H7 infections. The outbreak is associated with Fresh Express brand chopped salad kits. People in Canada are also sick. Information collected to date indicates that Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp chopped salad kits are a likely source of this outbreak. The U.S. Centers for […]

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What is Extension Oconto County?

About Extension Oconto County You’ll find Oconto County Extension Educators out in the community, holding seminars on agriculture, teaching families about healthier food choices, financial spending plans and conducting parenting education programs.  To find out how Cooperative Extension serves your community, take an inside look at our programs. Extending “The Wisconsin Idea” For decades, Cooperative […]

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