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Why Pasteurize? The Dangers of Consuming Raw Milk

Why Pasteurize? The Dangers of Consuming Raw Milk B. Ingham, University of Wisconsin-Extension, October 2014   Milk is a natural liquid food. It is nutrient-rich; it contributes high-quality protein, essential vitamins, and minerals, including calcium, to the diet. Since prehistoric times humans have used milk in many ways: to drink; to churn into butter; to […]

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Drinking Raw Milk a Source of Illness in Local Students

NEWS RELEASE:  10/28/14  Drinking raw milk a source of illness in local students: UW-Extension urges consumers to avoid drinking unpasteurized milk.      A recent outbreak of illness tied to the consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk sickened youth at a local high school. This has prompted food safety specialists with the University of Wisconsin-Extension to […]

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4-H Conference

4-H Achievement Program 2014

Pepin County’s 4-H held their Achievement Program at Arkansaw Elementary School on Sunday October 5, 2014. This year’s Achievement program celebrated the 4-H Centennial by recognizing our current Pepin County 4-H members and their accomplishments this year.

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Cover Crop Field Day

The use of cover crops to improve and maintain soil health has been practiced and promoted by farmers for centuries, and it is the standard procedure in nature! In this program we will explore some of the science behind soil health and cover crops, how to incorporated these principles into your farm management, and the long‐term benefits they bring to your farm’s productivity.

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Senior Nutrition Program of Pepin County Questionnaire

The goals of the Senior Nutrition Program of Pepin County are to promote the health and well-being of older individuals, reduce hunger and food insecurity, and promote socialization.  Due to county budget shortfalls, the county tax levy for the Senior Nutrition Program needs to be reduced, either by decreasing costs or increasing revenue. In order to […]

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National 4-H week pic

Pepin County Youth Celebrate National 4-H Week

 National 4-H Week, October 5-11, 2014 will be celebrated across the country. 4-H youth are a living breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live. Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on […]

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The Orphan Train Is Coming! Saturday, October 11

Author Clark Kidder Alma High School Cafeteria Saturday, October 11 1:30 PM $5.00 Admission Did you know that nearly 200,000 children were shipped from East Coast cities on “Orphan Trains” bound for the Midwest between 1854 and 1930, in hopes that someone along the way would take them in?  Come hear Author Clark Kidder tell […]

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Soil Sampling Season Just Around the Corner

Fall is the ideal time of year to conduct routine soil sampling of your cropland . Soil Samples provide information on the variation that exists in the field and show how nutrients are distributed across the farm, as well as provide a basis for monitoring the change in farm fertility over time.

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