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Safe Preserving: Apples, the Best of the Fall Harvest

With the bounty of Wisconsin’s harvest all around us, it’s a great time of year to think of preserving the sweetness and tang of apples for enjoyment all year round. Learn all about preserving apples from our own Professor and Extension Food Safety Specialist, Barba Ingham. Safe Preserving: Apples the Best of the Fall Harvest


2015 – 2016 VILAS Vision Leadership Program

You are invited! Join this exciting opportunity for people who live or work in Vilas County. This is the 10th year for the leadership program and is for people who want to be active participants and leaders in their local community. If you or someone you know wants to gain confidence and knowledge to become more […]


Vilas County 4-H Club

Miss Margie’s Farm was the site for the Vilas County 4-H Club’s animal husbandry class they also celebrated June Dairy month with a chocolate milk toast.  The 4-H members learned how to fill out a fair exhibit entry form, a premise ID card and how to hold small animals for judging.  Another useful learning experience was how to take their animals […]

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Parenting the Preschooler Fact Sheets

A preschooler is a whole person with a big, complicated job: growing up! There are important skills they need to learn in the next few years, especially as they get ready for Kindergarten. As their parent or caregiver, you are their most important teacher and supporter!  Click on the following link to read fact sheets […]

Slow Cook Pork Chili


SLOW COOKER PORK CHILI Serves: 6 ~ Serving Size: 1 1/4 cup  INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds boneless pork butt, roast, or shoulder 1 cup bell pepper, diced (1 medium pepper) 1 cup onion, diced (1 medium onion) 1 1/2 cups salsa 1 can (15 ounces) low-sodium pinto beans 1 can (14.5 ounces) low-sodium diced tomatoes DIRECTIONS: Trim […]

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Ingredients: 6 ounce package spinach leaves (or about 2 bunches) 1 pint strawberries (about 2 cups sliced) Dressing: ½ cup sugar 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1/2 teaspoon minced onions 1/4 teaspoon Worchestershire Sauce 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup cider vinegar Directions:   Wash spinach leaves and strawberries in clear […]


VILAS Vision off to Another Great Start!

Vilas County’s one and only Leadership Program has kicked off to an excellent start. Despite strong challenges from Mother Nature for both the December and January classes, participants showed their true leadership potential by being present and accounted for and on time!  Along with the excellent networking opportunity afforded by VILAS Vision with people of […]

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White Chili Recipe

“December’s Featured Recipe has been a big hit!” 2 red peppers, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 large (2 small) boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 2, 15-ounce cans of white beans (navy beans, great northern beans) 1 can chopped green chili (adjust to taste) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon chili […]