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Extension’s Farm Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Training

Extension’s Farm Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Training provides an opportunity for youth ages 12 to 15 to become certified to drive a tractor on road.  The 24-hour program meets the requirements of Wisconsin Act 455, which requires youth under the age of 16 to hold a certificate of training in order to operate a tractor […]

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***New*** for the 2019-2020 4-H Year

Youth can decided if they want to do a traditional record book or a short story. Telling your 4-H Story is an important part of reflecting on the growth and experiences of each 4-H year. While the Achievement Committee will not be collecting and reviewing record books for project awards this year, we would love […]

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4-H Coloring Book Contest

Create a hand-drawn illustration based on one of the illustration themes of the 4-H Essential Elements. Scan/photograph your child’s artwork and use the official entry form below to submit your entry before September 1, 2020. Winners from each of the four themes will be selected via a vote on Facebook and will receive fun 4-H […]

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4-H Visual Arts Festival Youth Committee

Qualifications: Applicants should be Youth in 6th – 13th grade enrolled in 4-H from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, or Washington County. Ability to work individually and as a team member researching, creating, revising, teaching, and organizing. Commit to meet with the committee August – April. Find the tri-county 4-H Visual Arts Festival (Fond du Lac, […]

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Chatting with Chattanooga

Two Fond du Lac County 4-H youth took part in a virtual exchange with youth from Chattanooga, TN. The exchange consisted of three youth-led Zoom meetings. Ten youth from Wisconsin and ten youth from Tennessee participated. At the first meeting, the youth, as a group, decided what they wanted the focus of the exchange to […]

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Stay Home, Stay Healthy Senior Newsletters

Due to the challenges of holding in-person classes this summer, FoodWIse will instead start offering a bi-weekly newsletter to the senior populations in Fond du Lac County. This is an effective way to get the most relevant and current nutrition information, while also prioritizing their health and safety. The ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ newsletters will […]

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Online Fun, Learning, Skill-Building …Oh My!!!!

The Institute of Positive Youth Development is offering a “Summer Virtual Learning Community” for youth and families throughout Wisconsin! This means that youth and adults, in kindergarten and older, can choose from one or more virtual activities being offered from July 1-August 31. These high-quality virtual opportunities include everything from live cooking experiences, self-paced lessons, […]

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UW-Extension Launches New Podcast on New and Alternative Crops

UW-Extension Launches New Podcast on New and Alternative Crops Agricultural diversification is a hot topic right now.  Faced with an ongoing stretch of depressed commodity prices, growers are looking for other cropping options.  To meet the need, UW-Extension has launched a new podcast to provide growers with research-based information on new and alternative crops.  Each […]

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KFIZ Podcasts: Conversations on Race

Many of us white people are wondering even more lately what we can do to better understand racism and our role in ending it. These 20-minute interviews are a place to start more learning. In 2018 and 2019, Diana Hammer and Bob Hoffmaster held conversations about race with People of Color who agreed to openly […]

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