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Your Social Media Resource for Food Safety

FoodWIse’s goal is to advance healthy eating habits, active lifestyles, and healthy community environments through nutrition education at the individual, community, and systems level. There are a lot of nutrition resources out there and a lot of ways in which to share this information, including the use of social media. Fond du Lac Extension’s Marketing […]

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4-H Family Times December-January Newsletter

Highlights for the December-January Family Times 4-H Newsletter include Annual Leaders Banquet recap, newly elected Leaders Association Board Members, WI 4-H License plates, Fall Forum recap, being a host family Q&A’s, risk management reminders, Arts Festival date announced, and Wisconsin Honey Queen welcome.

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A Time of Change

“Change isn’t optional.  Change comes to us, no matter how much we resist.  Sometimes we chase it. Sometimes we avoid it.  But it still comes.  That is the nature of life.”  -Lee H. Baucom As agriculture professionals, making recommendations to farmers and then to have those recommend adopted and implemented by our farm families is […]

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Youth and Adult Facilitation Tips from an Expert (A Book Report of Sorts!)

By Ron Jakubisin, Positive Youth Development Extension Educator Just to clarify, I’m not the expert being referred to in the title! I have had a few decades of experience in facilitating team-building activities, ice-breakers, and group brain teasers but I feel I am always learning, always refining, but still working on ‘expert’ status. I have […]

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Black Business Owners Speak

This summer Extension partnered with Fit Oshkosh to interview 48 African American business owners in Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Outagamie, and Brown Counties. Preliminary findings are now available in this infographic. In coming months, Extension is analyzing the interviews and will publish on themes including 1) access to financial resources, 2) motivations for starting a […]

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La amabilidad de los seres humanos.

La amabilidad es la cualidad de ser amable, generoso y considerado. La amabilidad hace que las personas se sientan bien y ayuda a desarrollar amistades. En una investigación, los niños que hacían actos de bondad por otros tenían más amigos. Las habilidades sociales y de relaciones, como la amabilidad, se pueden desarrollar. Una forma de […]

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Humankind. Be Both.

Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Kindness makes people feel good and helps develop friendships. In a recent study, kids who did kind things for others had more friends. Social and relationships skills, such as kindness, can be developed. One way to practice this skill is through random acts of kindness. […]

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Tidemann receives National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Continued Excellence Award for Wisconsin

Michelle Tidemann, UW Madison, Division of Extension Fond du Lac County Human Development & Relationship Extension Educator was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) 85th annual session, whose theme was “Nurturing the Richness of Lifelong Learning”. She received the NEAFCS Continued Excellence Award at the conference held September […]

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