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2018 Annual Report

We touch the lives of many Fond du Lac County residents each day. Our 2018 annual report provides a look at just a few of the programs we offer and the people we’ve served.  


Welcome, Katie!

We are pleased to introduce Katie Gindt as the new Administrative Assistant for Extension Fond du Lac County! Previously, Katie worked with Sophia Foundation and Moraine Park Technical College and lives in Fond du Lac with her boyfriend and two cats, Penny and Mitch. In her free time, Katie enjoys reading, gardening, video games, and […]


Home Alone Program

School is out for the summer!  The Home Alone program will help parents and children determine if they are ready to stay home alone. Parents and children should watch the Home Alone videos together and use the short activities after each video to discuss plans to stay safe. Share this resource in your communities  https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/homealone/ and in […]


Fit Oshkosh call for Black Entrepreneurs

Oshkosh, WI – (June 4, 2019) — Fit Oshkosh, Inc., an organization dedicated to improving racial equality and building a welcoming and inclusive community, is seeking Black entrepreneurs from Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Outagamie, and Brown Counties to participate in a study of their experiences in starting or running their business in Wisconsin. According to […]


Empezar Un Negocio Nuevo

Antes de empezar un negocio, hay que realizar algunos trámites importantes. Estas instrucciones son específicamente para negocios ubicadas en la ciudad y el condado de Fond du Lac. Existen reglas diferentes para municipios diferentes. Si quiere usted vender sus productos en otro municipio, hay que preguntar a la oficina del secretario municipal acerca de sus reglas.

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Lemonade Day Teaches Business Lessons

Eighteen (18) young people and their families participated in Lemonade Day by running four stands on Saturday, May 4. After planning and preparing since March, the kids were able to try out their recipes, menus, and customer service skills as they sold to real customers from Buttermilk Creek Park, Lakeside Park Lighthouse, Lakeside Park Playground, […]

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Couples Encouraged to Check their Credit Reports Together

Knowing your spouse or partner’s credit history is as important as knowing your own. When in a relationship, your partner’s credit can become a source of stress and may affect your ability to secure a home or auto loan. One of the major credit reporting bureaus, Experian, reports that 61 percent of men and 39 […]

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FDL Fresh 5: Farmers Market Donation Program

FDL Fresh 5 will be back at the Fond du Lac Farmers Market this summer! The “FDL Fresh 5” is a farmers market donation program with an emphasis on connecting Fond du Lac families with healthier food pantry donations. This program, started by Amanda Miller and Bill Zeleske (farmers market vendor), is an opportunity for Fond […]

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THRIVE: Supporting Farmers During Difficult Times

During these tough financial and emotional times, farmers and everyone they do business with feel the effects of stress radiating through their work and home lives. Because service-providers provide technical support to their farm clientele, they may be uncomfortable or lack confidence when speaking to farmers in distress.  To address this issue, Extension Fond du […]