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Recognizing Learning Disabilities in Teens

Learning disabilities are a type of neurological disorder often described as a difference in the way someone’s brain is “wired.” Learning disabilities do not affect a person’s intelligence, but can make the use of traditional learning techniques for reading, writing, information recall and organization more challenging. Just as it can be difficult for your teen […]

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Clean Sweep & Prescription Take-Back

Katie Feuerhelm, UW-Extension Pierce County Most Pierce County youth have not misused prescription drugs. What can you do to help this continue? Parents and other adults should talk with children about the risks of misusing medications, both prescription and over-the-counter.  Students have reported that their parents are one of the most believable sources of information […]

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WI Bee Identification Guide

Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, Leeafcutter Bees, Small Carpenter Bees, Sweat Bees and the list goes on… download this pdf to see pictures and descriptions – WI BEE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE

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De-Icing Salts and Landscapes Don’t Mix

By Diana Alfuth, Horticulture Educator UW-Extension With winter cold comes icy and slippery walkways and driveways. While we need to clear surfaces of ice for safety’s sake, we also need to be aware of the negative impacts deicing materials can have. The most common de-icing product is sodium chloride—ordinary table salt or rock salt. Salt […]

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Safe Preserving: Time to Make Pickles

The garden is ready, time to make pickles! Many vegetables can be pickled, with flavorful results. And pickling low-acid vegetables like green beans and cucumbers allow these products to be canned quickly and easily in a boiling water or  steam canner. Pickling may seem to be a rather mysterious process, with complex steps and unusual […]

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Bat Ecology & Damage Management

For more information on Bat Ecology & Damage Management, please see the Publication at the UWEX Learning Store. Link → http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/G3997-012.pdf For other publications, visit the UWEX Learning Store for the many available resources.

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Pricing Wet (HMSC) Corn App

 Pricing Wet (HMSC) Corn is a new free app that is based off a spreadsheet developed by former UW-  Extension specialist and educators (Campbell, Key, Frank, Schneider) to help determine an equivalent value for wet shell corn when compared with a dry shell corn price (a link to current local elevator dry corn bid prices is built […]

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Rain Barrels For Sale!

Support the Pierce County 4-H Older Members by purchasing a Rain Barrel that they made! Available for pickup, these barrels hold 55 gallons; call the Extension Office to arrange a time to stop by: 715-273-6781, Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The cost is $40 each and proceeds go to the 4-H Older […]

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