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Local Government Leadership Academy Applications open through Dec. 5

Enhance your leadership skills and gain tools to address issues impacting your local government. Explore and find solutions to generate results. Engage with other local government leaders to shape the future of your community. The Local Government Leadership Academy (LGLA) is a nine-month, cohort-based program blending in-person workshops, virtual sessions, online self-study, and goal-setting to […]

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Ten Energy Savings Tips

The days are getting shorter, the air is getting colder, and heating costs are getting higher. Thankfully there are things you can do to keep warm this winter without breaking the bank.  Caulk or weatherstrip windows and doors to prevent outdoor air from getting in. Lower your home’s temperature overnight. A programmable thermostat can help […]

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4-H Members looking at a white board learning the parts of a meeting.

County-Wide Officer Training teach Youth Club Leaders

Almost 30 youth leaders joined us on a Saturday morning! Youth officers represented 11 of the community clubs during the training. The morning started off with the youth learning some ice breaker activities and getting to know each other.  The youth then learned about the 3 parts of a meeting: Education, Business, and Recreation. There […]

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Addressing Health Inequities in Fond du Lac County

Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by populations that have been historically disadvantaged by their social or economic status, geographic location, and environment.  Communities can prevent health disparities when community and faith-based organizations, employers, healthcare systems and providers, public health […]

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Dairy Situation and Outlook October 20, 2022

By Bob Cropp, Professor EmeritusUniversity of Wisconsin Cooperative ExtensionUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison The price of barrel cheddar cheese strengthened to above $2 per pound from mid-September and continuing into October reaching as high as $2.2450. The price of barrel cheese was well above 40-pound cheddar blocks being as much as $02775 per pound higher. From mid-September […]

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Can’t measure what you don’t weight:  Managing heifer weights

Today it costs more to raise dairy heifer replacements than to purchase one, but farmers prefer to raise their own due to controlling genetics and management of these heifers for the milking herd. Farmers have recognized breeding a heifer to give birth to her first calf at 23-24 months of age is the optimal time […]

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Addressing Chronic Diseases in Fond du Lac County

Chronic diseases are illnesses that last a long time, do not go away on their own, are rarely cured, and can result in disability later in life. Hundreds of years ago, communicable diseases were the major cause of illness, disability, and death. This was before there was a good understanding of hygiene, how bacteria and […]

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Online Conference for Food-based Businesses, Nov. 14-15

UW-Madison Division of Extension Community Food Systems Program is organizing a 2-day virtual summit for Wisconsin food entrepreneurs! The 2022 FEED Summit will be held virtually on November 14th and 15th, from 10 am to 4 pm.  Breakout sessions will go in-depth into key aspects of a thriving business model, including: Value Propositions, Key Partners, […]

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Credit invisible? We can help!

Ever feel like you’re invisible? 11% of adult Americans actually are.. credit invisible that is! Credit invisible is a term used for people who have no credit history at any of the three national credit bureaus.  Isn’t it good to not have any credit card debt? Yes. It’s wonderful to not have any credit card […]

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