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Food Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19

Many people are struggling to afford the food they need during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Across Wisconsin and the nation, many households have lost some or all of their regular income. Others have lost access to usual sources of food, such as school meals and senior meal programs.  The information below provides information about […]

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4-H Programming Postponed

Updated 5/15/2020 Email From State Leadership Sent on 5/15/2020 Dear 4-H Community, With the recent changes affecting the governor’s “safer at home” order, there have been questions about how this affects 4-H. As a program of UW-Madison’s Division of Extension, 4-H is following UW guidance, informed by the Badger Bounce Back public health plan. All […]

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Guide to Healthy Drinks

What you drink is as important as what you eat. Many drinks have extra sugar.  They may offer little or no nutrients. Use this guide to help you make healthy choices: FW-10.18-7-Healthy Drinks_V6B FW-01.19-5-Healthy Drinks_SPANISH

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Food Pantries in the Jackson County Area

1 in 7 Americans struggle to get enough to eat. In fact, hunger or food insecurity exists in virtually every community in the United States. Do you or someone you know need help being food secure? Check out the resources to help families access a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food: Jackson County Food Pantry […]

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FREE COVID-19 TESTING

FREE COVID-19 Community Testing Will Be In Jackson and Trempealeau Counties! Drive-thru or walk-up testing will be available for ANY Wisconsin resident with ANY symptom of Covid-19. Symptoms of COVID-19: Fever Diarrhea Cough Nausea Shortness of breath Vomiting Sore throat Fatigue Headaches Body or muscle aches Loss of taste Loss of smell A Nasal Swab […]

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BADGER CROP CONNECT

  Badger Crop Connect May 20, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Register by 5:00 PM on May 19: https://go.wisc.edu/jn9z00 Badger Crop Connect is a new webinar series developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Crops and Soils Program to bring farmers and agronomists timely crop updates for the state of Wisconsin. This will be a bi-weekly webinar […]

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ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS (EIDL)

  UPDATE: Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) emergency loans open to farmers starting May 4, 11 am – and only open to farmers The Small Business Administration (SBA) was given direction in the CARES Act to modify their loan program for economic injury disaster loans (EIDL) to offer loans of up to $2 million and […]

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Passion for Pork

DATCP, Pork Association partner on ‘Passion for Pork’ initiative Release Date: May 1, 2020 Media Contacts: Keri Retallick, Wisconsin Pork Association Executive Vice President, (608) 778-7250 Rick Hummell, DATCP Public Information Officer, (608) 224-5041 MADISON – The Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) have joined forces […]

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PAYCHECK PROTECTION PLAN

Paycheck Protection Plan Clarified!  $1,000,000 revenue cap is gone! Finally, we are getting clarification about the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) from the Treasury Department.  The following link goes to a posting from the Treasury Department clarifying what businesses qualify for the PPP.  Farms and businesses of all sizes are encouraged to apply.  See details in […]

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Social Distancing Friendly Youth Activities

One thing Extension does best is sharing! Here is a place to find links for activities that are happening  around the state well still practicing social distancing! Name of Event/ Resource Description/Date Where to Find it Collecting Eggs/Hatching/Candling March 18th @ 7:30 PM https://uwextension.zoom.us/j/701282437 Baby Rabbit Care and Handling March 21st @ 7:30 pm https://uwextension.zoom.us/j/221743665 Starting […]

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July 4-H Town Hall Zoom

The state 4-H Office wants to reach out to the Wisconsin 4-H Volunteer  population and have a conversation! These are new this year and they happen quarterly during the year. I have the dates in the upcoming events calendar.  I want to encourage participation and with internet connection being low in Jackson County I plan […]

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