UW-Extension: Check your FREE credit report to build financial security

Month after month, incorrect information on credit reports is among the top consumer complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau https://www.consumerfinance.gov/  Complaints frequently revolve around the age of the debt listed on a credit report, or debt that doesn’t belong to the individual. Other issues include delays in updating and correcting inaccurate records. Because credit […]

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Wisconsin celebrates Money Smart Week April 22-29

When you stop and think about it, most of us have at least one financial goal. For some, it may be saving for a house or college. Others may be focused on paying down debt and boosting their credit score. And some people may want to learn more about sticking to a budget. There’s no […]

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Turn up the heat with pressure to properly can meats

Fall is a time when many families find themselves with beef, venison, turkey or chicken that they wish to preserve. Canned meats add to making simple and delicious meals. “Foods that are naturally low in acid, such as meat and vegetables, must be pressure-canned to ensure safety,” says Barbara Ingham, food science specialist with the […]

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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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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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