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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.

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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 […]

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4-H Meetings Reimagined

This year many 4-H meetings are being held virtually. To support our youth and adult leaders with this new format, 4-H educators from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington County created the training “4-H Meetings Reimagined: Using Zoom to Lead a Fun and Engaging 4-H Meeting.” This training was facilitated by Extension educators, youth leaders, […]

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Making the Connection:  Reframing Tough Conversations for Success

  It is human nature to avoid conflict, stressful situations, and the unknown.  And often, it seems easier to avoid difficult conversations.  As agribusiness professionals and service providers, it is easier to focus on the technical component in a conversation rather than the emotional aspect. Extension Fond du Lac County Dairy & Livestock Agent Tina […]

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Nutrition Toolkits Created Locally for Head Start Teachers

During a normal school year, FoodWIse Nutrition Educators are visiting students in classrooms at Head Start and elementary schools across the county. Although schools are restricting the number of visitors in the classrooms, FoodWIse understands how important it is to keep children healthy and to support local teachers. The FoodWIse team has created a variety of […]

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Video: Black Business Owners Study & Discussion, 11.14.2020

In this session for Startup Wisconsin Week, Black Business Owners Speak (event flyer with speaker details, 295KB) UW-Madison Extension educators and area business owners discuss the results of interviews with 48 African American business owners in northeast Wisconsin in 2019. In the video recording (65 minutes) of the presentation and discussion, you’ll learn about the […]

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Calf Success: The first 24 hours

Birth and the time immediately after is the most hazardous time in the life of a dairy calf. On average, between 5 and 7 percent of calves on U.S. dairy farms are either stillborn or die in the first 48 hours of life.  As caretakers, we can provide best management practices in the first 24 […]

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Sharing 4-H with the Community

Fond du Lac County 4-H has received funding to provide youth in our community with at-home learning opportunities for their winter break. We will be providing 4-H Projects in a Box to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County. Three different project boxes are being offered, each featuring one of our 4-H project areas. […]

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Bitmoji Classrooms Used to Teach Elementary Students about Health

During this time of the year, the local FoodWIse team has a packed schedule teaching in-person to 2nd grade and 4th-grade classrooms at Riverside, Parkside, and Chegwin Elementary Schools. COVID-19 has presented many challenges in reaching elementary school students in-person this year, so the local FoodWIse team has been creative in developing new resources for teachers […]

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