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Think Outside The Box

THE CHALLENGE: Put your pencil down anywhere and without picking it up, can you touch all of the dots in 4 straight lines? Rules: You cannot pick up the pencil once you put it on the paper You have to hit all of the dots 4 straight lines only, which means once you ‘turn a […]

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Agriculture Economic Report Now Available!

Family-owned farms, food processors, and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity for Fond du Lac County while contributing to local income and tax revenues. Find out how Agriculture benefits Fond du Lac County.

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COVID-19 4-H Resources: 4-H Fridays

Physical distancing continues to prevent the spread of COVID-19, requiring the Fond du Lac County 4-H program to cancel or postpone all in-person programs through the end of June. To keep the 4-H youth and volunteers active, Tracy has communicated through weekly emails and social media for community service and educational opportunities.  Many clubs participated […]

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Managing the Surplus: Management Strategies for Reducing Milk Production

The current COVID-19 situation with supply chain disruption and reduced demand for products has caused excess product to build up at some local dairy processing plants. To reduce milk supply earlier this month, some dairy producers have been instructed to reduce milk shipped with some feeding excess milk to calves, heifers, and lactating cows, or […]

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COVID-19 Illuminates Racial Injustices

Diana Hammer, MSW, Community Development Educator As has been widely reported,* COIVD-19 illuminates racial injustices as Black and Latino Americans are more likely to get infected, get serious cases, and die from the disease. As a white person, it is terribly hard for me to process and understand this. It doesn’t feel like this could […]

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Nutrition Education: Color Me Healthy Curriculum

FoodWIse partners with 3 elementary schools within the Fond du Lac School District and 4 Head Start Centers to provide nutrition education to students. 2nd-grade students learn about the 5 food groups and hand washing, 4th-grade students learn about reading food labels, and Head Start students learn about trying colorful new foods from the rainbow. […]

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Dry Cow Management Three Part Webinar Series

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension will offer a program for agribusiness professionals to provide information about best practices during the dry/transition period. The program will be offered as a three-part webinar series on Thursdays, May 28, June 4, and June 11, 2020. The transition from late gestation to early lactation is challenging for […]

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Small Business Resource Pages – Quick Links

Below you will find two resource pages for small businesses – one related to funding and the other related to health and safety considerations to reopen. These webpages are intended to provide quick access to important information. Both sites are “living” resources where information will be updated and added to as needed. Financial Assistance for […]

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Looking Ahead for Dairy Webinar-May 21

Over the last couple months, the dairy industry has experienced increased turmoil.   We’ve heard about milk being dumped, grocery stores limiting milk purchases, dairy markets sliding, and processors asking farms for continued reduced milk production.  What is going on and what can we do to get through this? “Looking Ahead for Dairy” is the fifth webinar […]

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