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Veggie Bites

Veggie Bites is a series of highlighted fruits, vegetables, and herbs featured weekly throughout the Wisconsin growing season. Each publication includes fun facts, history, harvest/selection, storage tips, and a healthy recipe. The Veggie Bites publications began in Polk County Extension with a few publications. Amanda Miller, with help from Cassi Worster, has redesigned and expanded […]

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Youth Learning Life Skills Over Summer

With schools finishing up the year, 4-H is gearing up for many summer activities and programming. June is a busy month, as youth can participate in the annual Clothing Revue, Foods Revue, Teen Leadership Day Camp, dairy judging practices, and many project meetings. All these opportunities provide youth the chance to learn new things and […]

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UW-Madison Extension Entrepreneur in Training (EIT) Partnership

UW-Madison Extension Entrepreneur in Training (EIT) Partnership launched its first online Entrepreneurship Bootcamp with 11 EITs from 8 counties. On April 28, Christoph Halverson, originally from Green Bay and now a Business Development Executive at Staffworks Group, shared his journey from incarceration to call center employee to Vice President of the call center. Recently pardoned […]

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Walking Strong: Dairy Hoof Health Webinar Series (English & Spanish)

When it comes to health issues on a dairy farm, lameness is usually the main concern along with mastitis and reproductive issues. Lameness includes any abnormality which causes a cow to change the way she walks. It can be caused by a range of foot and leg conditions including foot rot, digital dermatitis, laminitis, and […]

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Extension Supports Local COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Grant

The Fond du Lac United Way is one of 100 organizations across the state to receive funding for a 5-month COVID-19 community health outreach program. The project’s overarching goal is to support both the national and statewide health equity efforts to ensure that all Wisconsin residents have equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines and information/resources […]

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Connecting with Kansas

One youth from Fond du Lac County and eleven youth from other counties in Wisconsin participated in a virtual exchange with 16 youth from Kansas. The exchange consisted of six youth-led Zoom meetings for the last few months. Youth were able to share information about themselves, interests, facts about their states as well as other […]

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Tammy Baldwin Contacts Extension for Latinos Unidos

US Senator Tammy Baldwin’s office contacted Extension to ensure that the participants in Latinos Unidos en Fond du Lac knew about COVID relief resources. Vanessa Llanas, Regional Representative, also agreed to meet the leaders to talk more about their concerns. Five leaders joined the Zoom meeting, introduced themselves, and stated their concerns about immigration laws […]

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Rumen Development-Developing the Calf from the inside out

A calf’s successful transition from a milk-based diet to a diet of grain and forages requires proper rumen development. However, rumen development is a process that takes time. Regardless of how much milk one is feeding calves or what age they are at weaning time, if the rumen is not ready, calves are going to […]

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FDL County Master Gardener Plant Sale May 15

Mark your calendar for May 15! The Fond du Lac County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Cow Palace. There will be a drive-up outdoor area from 9 am – 3 pm and a limited indoor sale area from 9 am – 1 pm. For more information […]

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Master Gardener Horticulture Helpline Opens April 1

If you have a lawn, garden, flower, vegetable, tree, shrub, bug, grub, or insect question, Fond du Lac County Certified Master Gardener volunteers are available to help through the growing season (April to October). We will review your concern and email our information and recommendations to you. Because we are working safely from home this […]

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