Preparing for Tax Time

Is it tax time already? It is now the time of year when you are getting emails and letters reminding you to update your address and watch the mail for your various tax documents. Tax season officially started on Monday, January 24th and taxes are due (for Wisconsin residents) on Monday, April 18, 2022. If […]

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Funding for Higher Education

Research shows that youth with a small amount of money saved for higher education, coupled with community support, are more likely to enroll and graduate from post-secondary programs than youth without these savings. Youth Forward Wisconsin’s vision is that 100% of youth will have at least a small amount of money saved for their future […]

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Toward One Wisconsin

After graduating from Entrepreneur in Training (EIT) Partnership Bootcamp earlier this year, two EITs joined Extension at the Toward One Wisconsin conference to talk about their experiences. Toward One Wisconsin is a new leadership conference with a statewide audience focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and was originally scheduled to be held in Eau […]

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Co-parenting Workshop for Separated/divorced Parents

Fond du Lac County Extension partnered this October with Family Court Services and Fond du Lac County’s Birth to 3 Program to provide a co-parenting workshop to separated/divorced parents. The training teaches co-parents strategies that will help their children with the adjustment. The participants learn common reactions to divorce by children at different ages, ways […]

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UW-Madison Division of Extension: Checking Your Free Credit Report

Federal law allows individuals to get a free copy of their credit report every 12 months from the three major credit reporting bureaus – TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian. The annual free reports were put in place so that individuals can make sure the information on all their credit reports is correct and up to date. […]

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Sabor a Mexico Food Stand

This weekend the Sabor, a Mexico festival took place in Fond du Lac. One of the food stands at the event was organized and staffed by a leader of Latinos Unidos en Fond du Lac and an entrepreneur that had worked with Extension a few years ago. In 2019, he attended a series of workshops […]

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HUE (Human Understanding and Engagement)

Amanda Miller is participating in HUE (Human Understanding and Engagement) Life, 5 part workshop designed to enhance facilitation skills that can be used to work collaboratively with community partners during meetings and/or teaching participants during classes. There are many facilitation tips and tricks, but what makes this training unique is that it is provided by […]

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Let whole corn plant moisture guide your harvest

The best lactation performance by dairy cows has been shown to occur when corn silage is harvested at 65-70 percent moisture. This range of whole plant moisture also works well for achieving good packing and silage fermentation in horizontal silos, or bunker and piles. Determining whole plant moisture prior to harvest is one management practice […]

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EIT Cohort 1 Graduation

Congratulations to the seven EITs who pitched their business idea to expert judges on July 21 and received Certificates of Entrepreneurship from UW-Madison Extension Dean Karl Martin. The class chose EIT Smiling Shontina to speak at the ceremony. She urged the group to “surround yourself with those focused on your future.” It is wonderful to […]

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Extension Entrepreneur in Training (EIT) Bootcamp

Nine community members, including the CEO of Defy Ventures, joined UW-Madison Extension Entrepreneur in Training (EIT) Bootcamp for a special coaching event at the end of May. In breakout rooms, EITs had 2 minutes to share an overview of their idea. Coaches then had about 10 minutes to ask questions and give feedback. This was […]

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