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4-H Club Officer Training

Officer training looked very different this year, as do many other 4-H activities and events.  4-H Youth from Calumet, Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Washington County came together virtually for this training. The counties offered officer training on two dates for youth members to attend for learning the skills and responsibilities for the office […]

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Fighting the Flu

Influenza causes many hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. each year. The flu vaccine is strongly recommended for everyone older than 6 months. Despite this recommendation, flu vaccination rates are typically low nationwide and also in Wisconsin (<50% on average). Ensuring that everyone in Wisconsin gets a flu vaccination (also called flu shot, or flu […]

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A New Incorporated Organization In The Making

Latinos Unidos en Fond du Lac is in the final stages of incorporating as an organization. Diana and Patrick Nehring (Brown County) answered questions leaders had about Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and 501©3 status. Using the interpretation capability of Zoom and interpreters contracted through the Office of Access, Inclusion and Compliance, all participants could hear […]

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Winter Calf Care

When you reach for another layer, it is time to start making your calf care plan for winter. Tina Kohlman UW-Madison Extension Fond du Lac County Dairy & Livestock Agent joined Millaine Wells of Green Bay WFRV Channel 5 for a chat about nutrition, bedding, and the best housing for your calves. One-month-old calves begin […]

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Family and Student Mental Health Conversation

Returning to school this year is especially stressful for families with children managing new ways of learning and connecting. On September 8, Susie Miller, LPC of BlueStone Counseling presented to a bilingual group about how to manage anxiety and navigate this fall in the midst of a pandemic. Consider these ideas next time you or […]

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Understanding Public Health Inequities

Multiple public health studies spanning three decades (longitudinal) have shown that racism has a significant impact on overall health. These studies, along with statistics on health inequities, have led public health organizations across the globe to recognize and declare racism as a public health crisis. This includes the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Wisconsin […]

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4-H Conversation Corner

Tracy Keifenheim and two other area 4-H Program Educators will continue to offer chats over the next year with different topics.  Each month a new topic will be selected with three 4-H Conversation Corner meeting options for volunteers. The conversations are a resource and support for club leaders and youth and adult project leaders. Club and […]

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Farm Safety and Women

Every individual working in the Wisconsin agricultural industry counts and has a part in safety and health prevention efforts and that is why “every farmer counts” as this year’s National Farm Safety & Health Awareness Week theme. Women play an increasingly critical role in operating farms and ranches nationwide. In 2017, almost 30% of the […]

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