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Food Pantries Are Still Open!

With businesses and organizations closing in response to COVID-19, many more people are facing hunger.  Food pantries are open to help meet these needs but may have different procedures or hours so please call ahead.  Many schools are also offering free lunch and breakfast options to families.  Make sure you and your neighbors know about […]

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Extension Office Staffing Limited for COVID 19 Outbreak

COVID_OfficeSign The St. Croix Extension office will have limited capacity during the COVID-19 outbreak. Some Extension staff will be working remotely in accordance with guidance from state and local agencies in addition to our connection to UW-Madison. The latest health guidance on responding to the COVID-19 virus is “flattening the curve” or limiting the spread […]

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The University of Wisconsin – Extension is looking for professionals who are passionate about helping others through education: NUTRITION EDUCATOR for Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties Full time with benefits. Deadline to apply: 10/28/2020     – Complete details including qualifications and how to apply can be found at: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/505280/nutrition-educator

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Starting a Food Business in Wisconsin: Keep Food Safety in Mind

“Starting a Food Business in Wisconsin: Keep Food Safety in Mind” Monday, September 14th, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Link to register The presentation will be in English and will be simultaneously interpreted into Spanish. Barbara Ingham, Food Safety Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, answers basic questions about types of licenses a food business […]

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Moving Forward During Covid-19: Deciding Who, When, & How

“Quaranteam”? “Double bubble”? These terms are showing up more and more in the media as individuals and families make decisions about when they will start to see other people again. In other families, questions are bubbling up about when and how it will be safe to get much needed support, like childcare or respite care. […]

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COVID-19 Social Isolation Resource Guide for St. Croix County

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many lifestyle changes for the people in our community. The stay-at home orders and distancing guidelines have made it even more difficult for some of our populations in need of additional support and connection. Many of our older adults and family caregivers have been isolated from loved ones and […]

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Flood Waters Entered Your Garden and Crops?

What to do if flood waters entered your garden? For your garden, the most conservative approach is to destroy any produce that comes into direct contact with floodwater. And whether exposed directly or indirectly to floodwater, any produce that is meant to be eaten raw should not be consumed. To find more information about consuming […]

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Updated St. Croix County Ag Impact Report

St. Croix County has a rich dairy heritage, and dairy continues to be an important agricultural commodity. Cash grain production, namely corn and soybeans, has expanded over the past decade. Non-dairy livestock is also on the rise, with numerous beef cow-calf, sheep, and goat operations. St. Croix County’s proximity to the Twin Cities offers marketing […]

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Getting Started With Gardening

Diana Alfuth, UW-Extension Horticulture Outreach Specialist If you’ve never really gardened before, getting started might seem overwhelming. But it’s actually quite easy to start growing some fresh, nutritious and tasty vegetables in your own yard, community garden plot, or even in containers on a deck or patio. Here are some simple steps to growing a […]

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Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19

Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Can I Get Sick from Eating Food with Coronavirus? – Safe & Healthy: Preparing and Preserving Food at Home In this article posted by Barbara Ingham, she walks you through several topics regarding, “How is COVID-19 different form food born illnesses?” and “Can I get COVID-19 through the […]

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