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4-H eCloverlink

September 16, 2020 Hello Families, Here we are, the middle of September. Kids are back in school, whether that is in classrooms or bedrooms they are settling into routines. I just have a few updates and the link to the digital Cloverlink.  eCloverlink: Here is the link to the digital Cloverlink: https://monroe.extension.wisc.edu/4-h-youth-development/cloverlink-newsletter/ Full Leaders Association Meeting: Monday, […]

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Badger Crop Connect

Badger Crop Connect is a new crop production webinar series developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Crops and Soils Program for the 2020 growing season. Badger Crop Connect’s goal is to bring agronomists, crops consultants and farmers timely crop updates for Wisconsin. This will be the last of the regularly scheduled crop connects on the […]

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Industrial Hemp Virtual Field Day

The Division of Extension UW-Madison is hosting an Industrial Hemp Virtual Field Day on September 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The field day will provide an update on current UW-Madison and the Division of Extension industrial hemp research with essential oils, seed, and fiber production. An update on research projects occurring in the […]

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Septiembre es el Mes Nacional de Frutas y Vegetales

Septiembre es el Mes Nacional de Frutas y Vegetales. Acompaña a otros niños, de 10 años o menos, en el área de Sparta para mostrar frutas y verduras este mes que son tus favoritos, de tu jardín o del Sparta Farmers’ Market. ¡Queremos ver tus coloridas frutas y verduras en exhibición! Utilice colores brillantes y […]

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Badger Crop Connect

Badger Crop Connect is a new crop production webinar series developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Crops and Soils Program for the 2020 growing season. Badger Crop Connect’s goal is to bring agronomists, crops consultants and farmers timely crop updates for Wisconsin. This bi-weekly webinar is planned to continue through September. Webinars will have CCA CEUs […]

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September is National Fruits & Veggies Month

September is National Fruits & Veggies Month.  Join other children, 10 years old and younger, in the Sparta area to showcase fruits and veggies this month that are either your favorite, from your garden, or from the Sparta Farmers’ Market. We want to see your colorful fruits and veggies on display! Use bright and bold […]

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New Recall: Peaches

ALDI and Target stores have recalled bagged peaches because of possible Salmonella contamination and a link to a food poisoning outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Presentation (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to bagged peaches sold at ALDI stores in 9 states — Connecticut,Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New […]

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Hundreds More Sick: Check Onions You Have on Hand

More than 200 patients have been added to the tally in a Salmonella Newport outbreak traced to fresh onions. Over the last week, an additional 229 ill people have been confirmed, bringing the total to 869 infected people in 47 states as of August 18, 2020. At least 116 of those patients have been admitted to hospitals, according to […]

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Badger Crop Connect

Badger Crop Connect is a new crop production webinar series developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Crops and Soils Program for the 2020 growing season. Badger Crop Connect’s goal is to bring agronomists, crops consultants and farmers timely crop updates for Wisconsin. This bi-weekly webinar is planned to continue through September. Webinars will have CCA CEUs […]

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Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to Bagged Salads

The outbreak of parasitic infections linked to Fresh Express bagged salad totals nearly 700, with states in the Midwest particularly hard hit. The case total as of August 14, 2020 is 690 individuals infected in the U.S. Laboratory-confirmed Cyclospora infections associated with this outbreak have been reported from 13 states: Georgia (1), Illinois (209), Iowa (206), Kansas (5), Massachusetts (1), Minnesota (86), Missouri (57), Nebraska (55), North […]

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Pop Up Pantry

On Monday, August 17th at 1:30 p.m. Second Harvest is teaming up with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Monroe County to distribute fresh and non-perishable food to people who are experiencing challenges making ends meet. Food is distributed in pre-packed boxes as a drive-thru. No restrictions, EVERYONE in need is welcome and served. […]

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