Fit Families Rock! Programs in Janesville and Beloit

Are you looking to participate in a program to increase health, lose weight, and eat healthier? Janesville and Beloit are offering an amazing 11- week Fit Families Rock Program that willl help parents and children get fit together. Educators work with families to find the behaviors, nutrition habits and activities that will work best for them over a lifetime. For more […]

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UW-Extension Welcomes Nick Baker, New Agriculture Agent

Nick Baker joins the Rock County Extension Team as the new Agriculture Agent.  Nick grew up on a Dairy and Crop farm outside of Darien Wisconsin before obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education and a Masters in Adult Education with an Agriculture Emphasis.  Prior to coming to Rock County he spent 9 years working […]

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Keep Summer Healthy and Food-Safe!

Whether you’re enjoying a picnic, a cookout or simply a meal on the back deck, eating outdoors is a highlight of the summer season for most of us. But warmer weather can also set the stage for foodborne illness when foods are cooked or handled improperly, says Rock County Family Living Educator and Registered Dietitian […]

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Research: Teenage brains inclined to risk-taking

Parents, if your teen sometimes engages in risky behaviors that seem hard to fathom, take heart. According to a University of Wisconsin-Extension/UW-Madison teen specialist, teenagers are physically, socially and emotionally programmed for behavior that people in other stages of life might find perplexing. “A better understanding of the teenage brain helps to explain this,” says […]

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Volunteerism: Put it to work!

In 2010, the estimated dollar value of volunteer time was $21.36 per hour as calculated by Independent Sector. Unfortunately, for a volunteer, that doesn’t pay the bills.  But you can put your volunteer experience to work for you!  In the article Put Volunteer Work on Your Resume, Susan J. Ellis (a guru on volunteer management) offers […]

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