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Funding for Higher Education

Research shows that youth with a small amount of money saved for higher education, coupled with community support, are more likely to enroll and graduate from post-secondary programs than youth without these savings. Youth Forward Wisconsin’s vision is that 100% of youth will have at least a small amount of money saved for their future […]

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Hoof Health Starts With the Heifer

Dairy profitability is greatly affected by herd health and animal well-being. Providing proper care and housing throughout the dairy animal’s life significantly reduces metabolic and reproductive disorders and increases milk production. Management practices that address “how-to”, as well as judicious use of antibiotics are becoming increasingly important as producers strive to provide safe and wholesome […]

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County-wide Officer Training

Fourteen youth and adult volunteers learned the parts of a meeting and how to work as an officer team and participated in activities, they could take back to their clubs. TLA members led a few ice breakers and “get to know you” activities to start off the morning. The youth and adults learned about 3 […]

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Grocery Store Tour

FoodWIse partners with a local non-profit agency that serves women in transition periods of their life. We provide monthly life skill courses, such as food safety, meal planning, healthy eating on a budget, and more related topics. By request of the residents and staff, FoodWIse Nutrition Educator, Melanie Phillips, completed a grocery store tour. This […]

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2022 Private Pesticide Applicator In-Person Training

Extension Fond du Lac County will be offering an in-person Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 UW-O Fond du Lac Campus, Room UC-113/114 Registration begins at 8:30 am and the training session is from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, which includes time for testing. Lunch is not included for this session; however, […]

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Toward One Wisconsin

After graduating from Entrepreneur in Training (EIT) Partnership Bootcamp earlier this year, two EITs joined Extension at the Toward One Wisconsin conference to talk about their experiences. Toward One Wisconsin is a new leadership conference with a statewide audience focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and was originally scheduled to be held in Eau […]

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Youth to Celebrate National 4-H Week October 3-9

National 4-H Week is the first full week in October, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers, and alumni across the country celebrate everything 4-H. Area 4-H clubs observed National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and highlighted the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work […]

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Dairy x Beef Calf Management Survey

Dairy farmers have improved animal husbandry, herd health, and reproductive management in such a positive way, we now have one of the largest national dairy heifer inventories in history. As profit margins get slimmer in the dairy business, as well as the excess number of heifers raised on farms, many farmers are starting to use […]

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Co-parenting Workshop for Separated/divorced Parents

Fond du Lac County Extension partnered this October with Family Court Services and Fond du Lac County’s Birth to 3 Program to provide a co-parenting workshop to separated/divorced parents. The training teaches co-parents strategies that will help their children with the adjustment. The participants learn common reactions to divorce by children at different ages, ways […]

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Great Lakes Apple Crunch

The Great Lakes Apple Crunch helps celebrate National Farm to School month (October) by collectively purchasing and crunching into locally grown apples at noon on a day in mid-October every year.  The Great Lakes Apple Crunch not only celebrates National Farm to School Month but also supports local farmers and encourages healthy eating. Six states […]

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