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4-H Day Camps Offered

Cloverbud Day Camp – Out of this World, Fun on the Farm, Outdoor Survival Where: UWO Fond du Lac Campus *Fun on the Farm will be held at a farm not UW When: Wednesday, June 29, July 27, August 17, 9 am-3 pm Who: Youth who have completed grades Kindergarten-2nd Cost: $10/day or $25 for […]

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Extension of Fond du Lac County Youth in Governance Program

In partnership with UW Extension of Fond du Lac County, the City of Fond du Lac Youth is starting a Governance (YIG) Program for high school youth. This is a school-year-long program starting in August of 2022 and running until May 2023. Youth are engaged in city government by joining one of four adults-run Fond […]

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4-H Fashion Revue

4-H Youth from Calumet, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Washington, and Winnebago Counties participated in the annual Fashion Revue Monday, June 13.  The event was hosted in person by Extension Fond du Lac County. Eleven youth from throughout these counties participated by modeling their own sewn garments and even purchases they have made under the […]

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Small Steps Fruit and Vegetable Rx Program

According to the 2021 Fond du Lac County health assessment, 52% of adults and 35% of students consume at least two servings of fruit on a day and 23% of adults and 17% of students consume at least three servings of vegetables in a day. The goal is to increase the fruit and vegetable intake […]

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It’s Important To Get First Cutting Alfalfa Harvest Right

Dairy farmers and the community recognize the importance of high-quality alfalfa in dairy rations. It provides protein, energy, and minerals and increases milk production while maintaining low feed costs. One of the most important factors in determining alfalfa quality is its maturity at harvest. Also, the yield of the first cutting of alfalfa is typically […]

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Using “I” Statements

You never put your dirty dishes in the dishwasher! You always leave your dishes by the couch! You need to clean up after yourself!  These are all “you” sentences. Starting a sentence with “you” can make the listener feel defensive right off the bat. The listener is more likely to have their guard up and […]

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#529 Day

Did you celebrate 5/29 this year? While this day doesn’t have any great food or fun traditions associated with it, it is an important date. Every year May 29th (5/29) is celebrated as “529 Day.” It is a day to learn about the benefits of saving early for higher education for children because little savings […]

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