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  • Teaching kids about money – News from Cooperative Extension
    who have a lot of fun with a piggy bank and manipulating change and counting change and seeing it sort of in a glass jar mount up over time and that s fun for them Allowance tends to come a little bit later sometimes age seven eight nine Really it s when kids start to make their own decisions about spending money you know it might be small things that they re buying or even saving up for a larger thing after you know multiple weeks of saving up What s important is to tailor it to the needs of each kid and so some kids are much more eager and more willing to take on that responsibility and some less so And so sort of meeting kids where they re at is an important part of this Jackie Askins What are some of the most important concepts parents should teach their children and how can they go about communicating those lessons Michael Collins The big lesson that we all have to learn when it comes to managing money is about trade offs and when I spend that five dollars it s gone and I can t spend it again It s an opportunity cost I have to understand how to weigh the costs and benefits of spending versus saving spending now versus saving up and maybe spending a different amount on something else later And sometimes that is a hard lesson to learn and sometimes we have to learn that by making some mistakes But that s the big thing is really helping your child understand that you re making trade offs you re making choices and you re trying to do that based on what you think is going to get the biggest benefit for yourself and for the family Jackie Askins Where can parents who are curious learn a little bit more about teaching kids about money Michael Collins I think there s lots of ways to learn more about engaging in conversations with your kids about money Financial institutions banks or credit unions are one way just taking them with you when you go to the bank or credit union You can also open an account up with them Oftentimes they ll be very gracious and help the kids understand that the money s not going away it doesn t disappear and they can get it back again They ll also allow you to understand a little bit about how the money accumulates and how it grows over time and how that s a really helpful resource There s other things that parents can do including there s lots of books and websites that are out there A couple that we can recommend is the myparenthetical com website which is a website devoted to all kinds of parenting issues and help for parents as they try to navigate what it means to be a parent today including a focus on financial issues and financial responsibility Another

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  • Bringing farm fresh to school – News from Cooperative Extension
    hands on with the food Sevie Kenyon What kind of success have you had so far with this program Sara Tedeschi Well it has grown in leaps and bounds Partners all across the agricultural supply chain are really falling in line They are really at the table wanting to make this work So all the way from the producers as well as the schools themselves the school communities school administrators parents on boards but also distributor partners processing partners really trying to link up the whole supply chain to make this work Sevie Kenyon What are some of the benefits you might list Sara Tedeschi Benefits I think are clear We really are looking to provide markets for farmers that allow them to expand their production to bring new farmers into production On the other side public health is getting very interested and so programs like this are looked at as long term sustainable approaches but also affecting children s food preferences for the long term Sevie Kenyon What kinds of foods are we talking about Sara Tedeschi We really are talking about everything that we produce here in Wisconsin for the most part There is an increased requirement for schools to serve students fresh fruits and vegetables There is dairy we have meats poultry I would say that Farm to School often calls to mind increased consumption of the fresh fruits and vegetables for kids Sevie Kenyon And Sara if people are interested in this where would you suggest they turn Sara Tedeschi So I would Google Wisconsin Farm to School You will also come to the national Farm to School website and Wisconsin has pages on that website that talk about some of our programs Sevie Kenyon We ve been visiting with Sara Tedeschi Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems University of Wisconsin in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Madison WI and I m Sevie Kenyon The Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection DATCP is now accepting applications to be an AmeriCorps Farm to School site for the 2013 2014 school year Click here for more details For more information about Wisconsin s Farm to School program click here Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Ag Podcasts Agriculture Family Living Family Living Podcasts Tagged farm to school featured nutrition Post navigation Previous Public invited to attend groundwater study open house Results expected to benefit western Wisconsin counties Contact Mike Parsen mjparsen wisc edu 608 262 9419 The Chippewa County Dept of Land Conservation and Forest Management will host an informational meeting with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey WGNHS and the U S Geological Survey USGS to explain a five year study being conducted to evaluate the impact of industrial sand mining and irrigated agriculture in western Chippewa County The open house and informational m Next Beginning QuickBooks for Farmers Training Offered in Elkhorn WI Contact Rose Skora 262 857 1945 or 262 767 2929 rose skora ces uwex edu Jenny Vanderlin 608

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  • Dried tomatoes tasty alternative to canning – News from Cooperative Extension
    and you re folding in half that it doesn t stick together but it actually springs back a little bit That s the same test that you would use if you were drying apple slices Sevie Kenyon Do you have any suggestions for seasoning and what kind of drying rack to use Those kind of tips Barb Ingham If you re using your oven just make sure you realize that if you choose to dry directly on the oven rack you re going to get some drippage through so make sure you re ready to clean your oven or prep put some type of foil or something at the bottom I like to use a cookie sheet So if you have a cookie sheet that maybe has just a little rim on two sides that works great I take tomatoes and slice them in half often a little bit of seasoning maybe a seasoning salt type product or just salt or basil or parsley or something like that and they ll dry You can dry them all the way or sometimes I like them to be a little bit ready for pizza or maybe a salad so I ll dry them until there s a good bit of moisture still left in them but they look like sundried tomatoes Then I ll take those and I have to store them in the freezer because they will mold but they re a little bit moister a little bit juicier and they ve got some good chewiness They re great for adding to pizza or maybe to a salad that I want to make Sevie Kenyon Barb can you give us some tips on storing and keeping dried tomatoes Barb Ingham If they re well dried so that we find that they re like fruits that they re no longer really wet at all those we can store for up to a year It s a great idea to put them in a used canning jar or something because glass doesn t allow moisture to come in We want to keep them like that Or simply popping them into the freezer they re nice and compact by that point and I usually find that I can find a couple corners of my freezer if I have some dried tomatoes and I want to use them that way Sevie Kenyon We ve been visiting with Barb Ingham Department of Food Science University of Wisconsin Extension in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Madison WI and I m Sevie Kenyon Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Ag Podcasts Agriculture Family Living Family Living Podcasts Tagged Barb Ingham tomatoes Post navigation Previous UW Colleges and UW Extension Chancellor Ray Cross honors Operation Military Kids team The Wisconsin Operation Military Kids Team is the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Community Engagement Award from the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin Extension UW Colleges and UW Extension Chancellor Ray Cross presented

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  • The Mystery of Listeria – News from Cooperative Extension
    farm Rocky Ford brand cantaloupe that particularly are linked Things that the investigators are looking at are the water supply they are also looking at animal movement on the farm and whether or not that was an issue Because it s Listeria they re also looking at the packing facilities how the fruits were handled Those were compounding factors that I think the investigators believe may have led to this national recall that we re currently experiencing Sevie Kenyon Barb what kinds of things should people do to protect themselves Barb Ingham Because cantaloupe is different lets think about some things that you can do specifically when handling cantaloupe or other melons in general the same things would be true for watermelons and honeydews or other types of melons We would encourage consumers to purchase cantaloupes that aren t bruised or damaged and those are ones to stay away from If the melon or the cantaloupe specifically has been cut only buy it if it s cold Don t buy something that s already cut and is sitting out at room temperature Refrigerate the cantaloupe promptly even though we know that Listeria can grow in the refrigerator we want to provide as many hurdles as possible I actually recommend when you bring it home before you re going to slice into it that you would actually dip that melon into a dilute bleach solution and that s just to help to remove any contamination that may be on the surface Make sure you use clean utensils and cutting boards so you aren t introducing contamination to the fruit itself and then making sure that you refrigerate the cantaloupe rapidly after you cut into it If it s been out more then two hours absolutely discard it The other thing I think we need to think about there s certain portions of our populations that probably shouldn t eat certain types of things and so this would be the elderly those who are very young those with compromised immune systems and for Listeria in particular pregnant women You know cantaloupe probably if I was pregnant wouldn t be on my diet list right now Sevie Kenyon We ve been visiting with Barb Ingham Department of Food Science University of Wisconsin in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Madison Wisconsin and I m Sevie Kenyon Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Ag Podcasts Agriculture Family Living Family Living Podcasts Tagged Barb Ingham cantaloupe feature Food Safety listeria Post navigation Previous 2011 World Beef Expo Youth Sweepstakes Results Youth from over 6 different states participated in the Youth Sweepstakes Contest at the 2011 World Beef Expo The sweepstakes competition test the knowledge of youth in the following areas public speaking livestock judging herdsmanship sales talk photo journalism showmanship live placing of their beef animal Youth place individually in each area and overall by combining the youth s top 4 scores This event gives youth an opportunity to showcase their knowledge

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  • Buying organics on a budget – News from Cooperative Extension
    there some foods that are more important to buy organic than others SKC It depends on the individual and their priorities Organic foods are strictly regulated by the US Department of Agriculture so shoppers can be assured when foods are labeled and certified organic it must have come from farms that have been certified by USDA These farms cannot use synthetic pesticides growth hormones antibiotics genetic engineering chemical fertilizers or waste products in the growth process One should determine their reason s for wanting to buy organic What foods do they regularly eat that they think would help them meet their health goals Someone who wants to reduce exposure to pesticides and eats significant amounts of fruits and vegetable may decide to switch to organic produce because switching would make a significant difference in the amount of pesticides they consume while meeting dietary guidelines Families with younger children may opt to purchase lowfat organic milk to reduce the amount of growth hormones and antibiotics because milk is a significant food in their child s diet FLP Do you have any tips for making organic food purchases less expensive SKC Higher production costs and limited supply make organic foods more expensive It may be possible to eat organic on a budget Saving money of organic food purchases is similar and often the same as with conventional foods Some basic tips are Buy in bulk those foods you and your family will eat this is important because waste adds to your food costs Buy according to seasonal availability when items are less expensive Consider making purchases through Community Supported Agriculture CSAs or at local farmers markets for better prices Search for sales on items you use and stock up on those that are non parishable Buy store brands which are increasingly becoming available Clip coupons Think of ways to save money on other food cost ie Eat out less often reduce other non essential expenses Organic is a choice and with all choices we need to choose wisely FLP Thank you Shelley For more information on finding affordable organic food options contact your county Family Living educator by visiting http counties uwex edu From Cooperative Extension Family Living Programs I m Jackie Askins Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Family Living Family Living Podcasts Post navigation Previous Water calculator shows Wisconsin residents how much money is going down the drain Simple upgrades to old showerheads toilets can bring significant savings Contact Kevin Masarik 715 346 4276 kmasarik uwsp edu Stevens Point Wis Many people are literally sending money down the drain by using older less efficient showerheads or toilet fixtures But a new water cost and savings calculator developed by UW Extension s Center for Watershed Science and Education and UW Stevens Point lets Wisconsin residents that rely on community water systems see how much money they are wast Next Planning tracking spending can make organic foods more affordable Contact Shelley King Curry 608 265 5069 shelley king curry ces

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  • Eating Healthy on a Budget — podcast – News from Cooperative Extension
    into a food budget to some degree However families can save food dollars by reducing spending on less healthy foods For example a package of cookies I saw in a grocery store flyer the other day was on sale for 3 49 And the money spent on those cookies could be spent on a bag of apples a three pound bag of apples was 2 99 So it kind of depends on where you want to put your food dollars Similarly in the same flyer a large bag of snack chips was on sale for 2 49 and I thought that money could be used to buy a 24 ounce package of whole grain tortillas for 1 79 And I realize that people aren t always going to make all the healthy choices because we have a taste for cookies and snack chips once in a while but it is a way to save money for some of those healthier options JA What are some ways that a healthy diet can save money in other areas GC Well healthy eating can also help reduce other health related costs For most people you can get the vitamins minerals and fiber that you need from healthy food choices which means you wouldn t have to purchase vitamin and mineral supplements A study done in 2002 found that calcium supplements cost about seven cents per tablet or softgel and tablets had about 500 mg of calcium And if you compare that to a cup of fat free milk which has about 300 mg of calcium and costs about 15 cents the milk is a little bit more expensive per cup But you re also getting protein and other vitamins and minerals potassium in the milk so there s a little bit of a tradeoff there and if you don t have to buy the supplements you could save money that way Many of our current health problems such as diabetes heart disease high blood pressure and osteoporosis are related to unhealthy eating habits If we can reduce our risks of getting these diseases or delay when we get them then we can save on the health care costs we would have been spending to treat them There s also evidence that food choices can help people manage these conditions resulting in the need for less medication So those are just a few ways that savings might be achieved JA Thank you Gayle for these tips For more information on eating healthy on a budget including a seven day menu and shopping list check out the Family Living Facebook page at facebook com UWExtensionFamilyLiving From Family Living Programs I m Jackie Askins Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Family Living Family Living Podcasts Post navigation Previous Survey finds that Wisconsin bait dealers are doing their bit to help stop aquatic invasive species Contact Bret Shaw 608 448 9958 brshaw wisc edu Madison Wis Wisconsin bait dealers are aware of the risks associated

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  • Keeping weddings to a budget — podcast – News from Cooperative Extension
    be new spouses involved so it can get murky pretty fast Number three do not lose sight of possible financial burdens of going into debt Always strongly encourage couples to look at the future and say this wedding will last for one day but maybe a down payment on a home it might delay paying down those student loans or delay even starting a family in the future so they need to be really careful about that budget Jackie Askins Do you have any communication tips for couples discussing financial issues Mary Geissler Well like I said before remember the wedding is only a few hours but there is a lifetime of commitment ahead So learning how to find that common ground on financial decisions can often help both parties understand better communication strategies for the multitude of financial issues that they are going to be required to face in the future Jackie Askins Thank you very much Mary for these tips For more financial management information visit counties uwex edu to contact a family living educator in your county From Cooperative Extension Family Living Programs I m Jackie Askins Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Family Living Family Living Podcasts Post navigation Previous UW Extension nutrition educator Kazoua Moua receives Outstanding Woman of Color in Education award Contact Beverly Phillips 608 262 0384 beverly phillips ces uwex edu Madison Wis Kazoua Moua a nutrition educator with Dane County UW Extension was recently honored as an Outstanding Woman of Color in Education by the University of Wisconsin System Kazoua one of 17 women selected from across the UW System to receive the award has worked as a nutrition educator for UW Extension since 2002 using her experience as an engaging and inspiring educator to aid clients with sparse

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  • Gov. Walker proclaims Feb. 4-12 Heart Disease in Women Awareness Week – News from Cooperative Extension
    than men to assume that heart attack symptoms are simply discomfort caused by stress The National Institutes of Health advises women to learn some basics of heart disease Learn the warning signs of a heart attack Like men women experiencing a heart attack may have one or more of the following symptoms shortness of breath chest pain or discomfort and discomfort in other areas of the upper body including one or both arms the back neck jaw or stomach But women are more likely to experience less traditional symptoms such as shortness of breath nausea vomiting and back or jaw pain Take heart attack symptoms seriously Call 9 1 1 within minutes of experiencing serious symptoms Don t drive yourself to the hospital Know your heart disease risks Be aware of your blood pressure blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels Ask your doctor to explain how these numbers affect your personal risk for heart disease Other risks for heart disease are smoking being overweight and not getting at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days Make healthier lifestyle choices advises Coleman Kick the smoking habit Get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity such as brisk walking most days of the week Aim for a healthy weight Choose healthier foods Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables fiber rich whole grains and low fat milk and choose foods that are low in solid fats added sugars and salt says Coleman The National Institutes of Health National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Heart Truth campaign http www hearttruth gov have more information on heart disease and women To learn more about making healthier lifestyle choices to reduce your risk of heart disease contact your local Extension family living educator Contact information is available at http counties uwex edu Sharing is Caring Click Below to Share Categorized Family Living Podcasts Tagged heart disease women s health Post navigation Previous Wisconsin Agribusiness Academy Developing Next Generation Leaders Contact Andrew Bernhardt andrew bernhardt uwex edu 608 890 0097 Newly appointed or prospective entry level agribusiness managers from across Wisconsin are invited to participate in the upcoming Wisconsin Agribusiness Academy This leadership training program prepares future leaders to move into positions with greater responsibility Participants must be sponsored and supported by their current employer The Academy provides networking opportunities with fellow emerging managers industry lead Next Daphne Holterman 2009 Dairy Farm Woman of the Year to speak at 9th Annual Western Wisconsin Heart of the Farm Conference Contact Randy Knapp randy knapp ces uwex edu 715 726 7950 Jenny Vanderlin jmvander wisc edu 608 263 7795 The 9th Annual Western Wisconsin Heart of the Farm Women in Agriculture Conference will be held March 3 at the Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High Street Chippewa Falls This conference provides farm women with the opportunity to network with other farm women and learn about balancing farm family and personal priorities organizational skills social media how to have a voic Subscribe to receive

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