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The Imported Cabbageworm: Coming to a garden near you!

The Imported Cabbageworm: Coming to a garden near you! If you’re seeing white butterflies flitting around in your garden, take a closer look at your “cole crops”. This is a large family of plants and includes broccoli, cabbage, turnips, kale, mustard, radishes, etc… They’re a favorite food of the cabbageworm. The butterfly lays individual eggs […]

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White-Spotted Sawyer Beetle

If you’ve recently been startled by a large dark beetle with long antennae, you’re not alone. It’s most likely the , and they’ve been having a banner year. They are a native species of wood-boring insect that is found throughout the Northeast, and in the Northwest to Alaska. They are commonly mistaken for the dreaded […]

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Senior TORPEDOS

  University of Wisconsin-Madison: Division of Extension Florence County would like to congratulate our Senior TORPEDO members on their recent graduation from Florence. They have each shown great strengths in leadership and have gained a greater sense of community togetherness. Extension wishes you well on your next adventure, and thanks you for the services and […]

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Welcome Back Madison Neuens!

Extension Florence County would like to welcome back Madison Neuens as the 4-H Youth Development Summer Intern for the 2021 season. With her position, she will be assisting the Food, Fun, and Fitness Program along with the Outdoor Adventure Program. She is looking forward to being with the children and participating in some of the […]

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Welcome Autumn Lambert!

Extension Florence County would like to welcome back Autumn Lambert as their Summer Horticulture Assistant for the 2021 season. Do you need help identifying a plant or garden pest? Curious about how to improve your garden’s productivity this summer? Do you need information about a yard or garden related issue and you just don’t know […]

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USDA Summer Foods

Florence Schools provide Summer Food Service Program Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the School district of Florence County Announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the U.D. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered […]

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Every Kid Healthy Week: Mindful Monday

Celebrate with us #EveryKidHealthyWeek Over this week will be sharing tips and ideas to reinforce and model healthy habits at home and how to get the whole school community involved and excited. For more info visit: https://www.actionforhealthykids.org/every-kid-healthy…/

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Unsafe Canning Practice: ‘Dry Canning’ Vegetables

Posted on June 18, 2020 by BARBARA H INGHAM A second method of ‘dry canning’ has surfaced, even more unsafe than the first.  One unsafe method of dry canning is oven ‘canning’ of dry goods such as dry beans, nuts or flour. This method of ‘preserving’ dry foods really isn’t canning and it isn’t considered safe.  A second method of ‘dry […]

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Healthy Eating On A Budget

Healthy Eating On A Budget Create a grocery game plan Making a plan before heading to the store can help you get organized, save money, and choose healthy options. Plan Your Weekly Meals Make a Grocery List Save More at the Store Shop Smart to Fill Your Cart To get the most for your dollar, […]

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