Joe Zimbric

Welcome Joe!

The Extension Fond du Lac County office welcomes Joe Zimbric as the new Crops & Soils Agent! Joe recently completed his MS degree in agronomy at UW-Madison where his research focused on optimizing the forage and grain production of a perennial wheat species called Kernza. In addition Joe has evaluated several problematic weed species for […]

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Small Steps Fruit and Vegetable Rx Program

According to the 2017 Fond du Lac County health assessment, 51% of respondents consume at least two servings of fruit on a day and 33% of respondents consume at least three servings of vegetables in a day. The goal is to increase fruit and vegetable intake by Fond du Lac County residents, which can contribute […]

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Registration Open for Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program

Looking for a free interactive, educational program for your child this summer? If you answered yes, then you’ll want to check out UW-Extension’s Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program. It is a summer-long gardening/cooking program for youth, ages 8-12 years, that teaches them to “dig in the dirt”, care for plants, cook in the kitchen and […]

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2019 Day in the Garden Scheduled for April 6th

The Day in the Garden is an annual event presented by the Fond du Lac County Master Gardener Association. Celebrate the coming of Spring! Enjoy a variety of speakers, have lunch, browse vendors, the FdL County MG Shop, and participate in the raffle. Have a great time with other gardeners! See 2019 Day in the Garden flyer & registration […]

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Safely Using Produce from Flooded Gardens

https://hort.uwex.edu/articles/safely-using-produce-flooded-gardens/ Please follow the link above to read an article about safely using produce from flooded gardens by Barbara Ingham and Steve Ingham, UW-Food Science. As a preface to the page about donations to the food pantry I would like to talk to the need in our community. I always include the list of local […]

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First Annual Garden Fair and Plant Fair

Fond du Lac County Master Gardeners Announce a Day of Education for the Community FREE Admission While gardeners anxiously await the arrival of summer, the Fond du Lac County Master Gardener Association is pleased to provide a diversion in the form of the 1st Annual “Garden Fair and Plant Sale” an Educational Event, along with […]

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2018 Day in the Garden

The Day in the Garden is an annual event presented by the Fond du Lac County Master Gardener  Volunteer Association. Celebrate the coming of Spring! Enjoy a variety of speakers, have lunch, browse vendors and participate in the raffle and silent auction. Have a great time with other gardeners! See 2018 Day in the Garden […]

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2017 Master Gardener Level 1 Training

An orientation for those wanting to learn more about the Master Gardener Program will be on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm in room AE-205/206 at UW-Fond du Lac. There is no cost to attend the orientation. The deadline to register for the program is August 23, 2017 or when the limit of 25 students is reached. […]

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2017 Day in the Garden

The Day in the Garden is an annual event presented by the Fond du Lac County Master Gardener Association. Celebrate the coming of Spring! Enjoy a variety of speakers, have lunch, browse vendors and participate in the raffle and silent auction. Have a great time with other gardeners! See 2017 Day in the Garden brochure for further […]

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Agricultural Needs Assessment Survey

This survey was created by Dr. Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing, the new UW-Extension (UWEX) Crops & Soils Area Agent whose position is split 50:50 between Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties, and by Amanda Young, the new UWEX Dairy & Livestock Agent located in Dodge County. In order to help us provide useful and effective programming, it […]

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