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2022 Tri-County 4-H Visual Arts Festival

We are seeking youth artists looking for an opportunity to share their artwork with the community, receive feedback on your work, and meet with art professionals? The 2022 Tri-County 4-H Visual Arts Festival is something you are not going to want to miss! New this year we are offering a traveling exhibition opportunity for youth […]

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Lemonade Day

The Lemonade Day program is about more than just a Lemonade Day stand. In the Fond du Lac Area it is a community tradition that has taken place for the past seven years. Community engagement in sponsorship, volunteers serving on committees, schools, churches and youth-serving agencies ALL coming together to teach and encourage our youth […]

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Preparing for Tax Time

Is it tax time already? It is now the time of year when you are getting emails and letters reminding you to update your address and watch the mail for your various tax documents. Tax season officially started on Monday, January 24th and taxes are due (for Wisconsin residents) on Monday, April 18, 2022. If […]

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Assuring Quality Care for Youth Animal Project

Each year, hundreds of youth in the 4-H and FFA Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Swine, and Meat Goat Projects raise, manage, and feed their project animals in hopes of a grand champion ribbon or making a quality meat sale at the county fair.  But how does a youth livestock project fit into real-world agriculture? Recently Extension […]

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Creative Sandwiches in 2nd Grade Classrooms

The 2nd-grade students at Riverside, Parkside, and Chegwin Elementary Schools were thrilled to get creative while learning about MyPlate and trying new foods. If you have children, you know that trying new foods can be a challenging task. This topic is an important one to cover and it reinforces the same messages students receive from teachers […]

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Regional Educators to Support Four-County Area

As of January 1, Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Washington Counties Agriculture Extension Programming is moving to a regional model, providing stronger support and educational resources in the area of dairy production management, crops & soils management, and farm business management. Michael Ballweg | Crops & Soils | michael.ballweg@wisc.edu | 920.459.5910 Tina Kohlman | Dairy & […]

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Clean Feed Is Key To Dairy Nutrition

Silage is one of the main ingredients in dairy cattle diets and is an important source of nutrients, particularly energy and digestible fiber.  Much progress has been done allowing farmers to grow and harvest quality forages including plant genetics, optimum maturity, soil fertility, and storage facilities.    However, this progress does no good if the […]

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Public and Community Health Coalitions

Community coalitions have the potential to make important changes in the areas of public and community health. Coalitions are multi-sector partnerships that involve key community organizations, as well as community members from populations impacted by health issues. They are instrumental in helping public health leaders achieve the tri-annual community health assessments (CHA) and community health […]

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2022: New Year, New Goals, New Finances!

New Year’s Resolutions are not uncommon. Many of us resolve to exercise more, eat healthier, spend less time on social media, practice self-care, read more, etc. This year make a resolution that affects every aspect of your life and work to improve your financial wellness! 2022 can be different. Start the year by diving into Extension’s […]

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