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Family Learning Day 2021

Fond du Lac County 4-H holds an annual project learning day known as Family Learning Day.  The day normally consists of 150 youth and adults attending up to four learning sessions in person on a Saturday. Due to Covid, the planning committee was tasked with planning a modified event to provide this opportunity for learning […]


Focus on Forage: Extension and MFA Local Forage Council Virtual Forum

When alfalfa fails due to winterkill, farmers must turn to alternative forages to make up for both the quality and quantity of the alfalfa lost in a growing season.  Extension Crops/Soils and Dairy Program members, Midwest Forage Association (MFA), and 11 local Forage Councils, including Fond du Lac County, partnered to host the Local Forage […]


Using Social Media and Websites for Public Health Messaging

People are increasingly getting their information from the internet and social media, such as Facebook. This includes information related to all aspects of life, including health and nutrition. Over the past decade, people have reached for their laptops or smartphones, as opposed to a textbook, to ask a question about their health. Relying on social […]


Extension Defy Ventures Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The Extension Defy Ventures Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is a 14-week program for people with criminal histories who want to explore entrepreneurship and develop their small business idea into formal business concept and pitch. The program is designed for adults (18 and over) who are stable in their reentry (employed and housed) and have been released for […]


Wise Wisconsin Winter Series

UW-Madison Extension Human Development and Relationships is offering the Wise Wisconsin Winter Series. It is a six-part series offered free and held safely via Zoom. Meet with others throughout the state as you develop social connections and are empowered to increase joy and satisfaction in your life during the winter months. Sessions will be co-facilitated […]


Expanding Food Budgeting Classes Across 4 Counties

The FoodWIse program has begun a new partnership with Forward Services to teach weekly virtual classes for their FSET (FoodShare Employment Training) and W-2 clients. In the past, FoodWIse offered classes in-person at both Fond du Lac and Sheboygan County Forward Services. As a result of the pandemic, Forward Services caseworkers have held personal meetings […]


Virtual Visual Arts Festival

For the last five months, 4-H Program Educators from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington County have been meeting virtually with youth from the three counties to plan the first Tri-County Visual Arts Festival. 4-H is a positive youth development program that values youth and adult partnerships and the youth are truly partners in planning […]

Girl with brown hair and gray sweater working on a 4-H project at Family Learning Day

4-H Family Times January Newsletter

Highlights for the January 4-H Family Times Newsletter include: Family Learning Day, Virtual Learning Community, Connecting With Kansas, Winter Leadership Camp, Livestock Webinars, Tri-County Visual Arts Festival, Scholarship Info, Adult Volunteer (VIP) Trainings, Wildlife & Forestry Art Contest, 4-H Meetings Reimagined, State Arts Teams,, and Resources for Virtual Meetings.

4-H Educators donating kits

Sharing 4-H with the Community

Fond du Lac, WI – 4-H Educators from Washington, Ozaukee, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan Counties are bringing a Taste of 4-H to local youth organizations through the distribution of project kits, thanks to funding provided by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. “We’re excited to share about 4-H and what the program has to offer with the project […]