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2019 September Family Times 4-H Newsletter

Highlights for the September Family Times 4-H Newsletter include: Information on the 4-H Open House, 4-H Enrollment, National 4-H Week, Volunteer Opportunities, Interview and Application Writing Workshops, Awards, Scholarship Recipients, New Horizons Experience, Sate Fair Exhibits, Animal Project Updates, Gallery and Frame Award Winners, Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest, and Alto Fair Photos.

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Extension Office Closed for Labor Day – September 2

The Fond du Lac County Extension Office will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 for the Labor Day holiday. Our normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3rd. The Master Gardener helpline will not be staffed on Monday, September 2nd. Regular business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Back-to-school Shopping on a Budget

Households with children in grade school and high school will spend almost $700 on back-to-school shopping this fall, according to the National Retail Federation. Clothing, electronics, and school supplies are the top three expenses listed by families in the Federation’s annual July survey. Households with a college student will spend closer to $1000 this year […]

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Protective Factors Workshop

Family Connection and Lakeshore CAP has partnered with the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board and the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds to offer training to support the implementation of the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework. The content includes concrete examples of everyday actions that research has shown to be effective in […]

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Project Heats On Furnace Inspection

Volunteers from the Local 400 Plumbers & Steamfitters inspect furnaces and replace filters. In addition they replace batteries in smoke detectors and make sure there is a working carbon monoxide detector. There are a limited number of homes that can be done. Heats On Info Sheet – 2019 Applications are available for pick-up at the […]

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Grain Dryer Tune-Up Offering

Dry your grain more energy efficiently Starting August 1, 2019, FOCUS ON ENERGY® will provide $150 per grain dryer tuned up to help you dry your grain more energy efficiently. By tuning up your grain dryer, you could see improved control, less downtime and a return on your investment less than halfway through the drying […]

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Xiong – July 2019 Podcast Guest

On the 4th Wednesday of each month since January 2018, Ebony Vision, The Humanity Project: Telling the Untold Story, Diana Hammer of Extension Fond du Lac County, and Bob Hoffmaster of KFIZ radio, collaborate to air a segment about race in Fond du Lac. Bao Xiong joined Hammer and Bob Hoffmaster for the July 2019 […]

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Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work

Family Connection and Lakeshore CAP has partnered with the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board and the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds to offer training to support the implementation of the Strengthening Families Protective Framework.The content includes concrete examples of everyday actions that research has shown to be effective in strengthening families, […]

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The County Fair Learning Experience

The fair is a part of the learning process for youth as they complete their 4-H year.  It is more than just exhibiting something at the fair.  For the younger youth it is gaining confidence and self-esteem and good communication skills when he or she sits down for face to face judging for the first […]

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