Wisconsin Nonprofit Connect to Learn Fall Course

“The Wisconsin Nonprofits Connect to Learn is a program designed to support nonprofit professionals, board members, and people who run ad-hoc community organizations on some of the topics most important to achieving their mission. The first mini-course of the 2023-2024 series, “Fund Development and Donor Relations” begins September 20 and runs through October 25th. Registrations […]

Managing Variability in Corn Silage Harvest

Variable corn fields are common this year with delayed emergence and inconsistent moisture conditions. This means that tasseling and corn silage harvest is also likely to be widely variable across our 4 county region. This fall, proper silage harvest and management is necessary to maximize feed quality for the next year. There are some important […]

Another Successful Junior Master Gardener Program Season

Countless research has shown that gardening with children have numerous benefits, including social, emotional, physical, and mental. Gardening has shown to improve nutrition, reduce obesity rates, increase physical activity, impact mental health, and even improve academic scores. The Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program had another successful season. A total of 21 children from 14 families […]

4-H Day Camps Wrap up Summer

Fond du Lac County 4-H wrapped up the summer finishing off with three summer day camps in August.  Art Camp, Cloverbud Day Camp, and LEGO camps were the last of the 4-H Summer Camps. The camps were well attended and the youth all shared things that they learned. The final Cloverbud Day Camp of the […]

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 farmer’s 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 and local farmer), is […]

Cloverbud Camp: Superheroes in the Community

The Cloverbuds had several guest speakers throughout the day at Cloverbud Day Camp. The first guest of the day was Jerry with the Appleton and Eldorado fire departments. The youth learned about fire safety and the fire fighter’s gear and equipment. The K9 unit stopped in and visited the Cloverbuds, and they learned about what […]

Recording Drought Conditions through CMOR

As we navigate the dry conditions spread across Wisconsin this summer, the US Drought Monitor (USDM) maps have become a common sight in crop reports used by producers and ag professionals to navigate this year’s growing season. The Drought Monitor is released every Thursday, and compiles physical indicators, condition observations and reports of the impact […]

“Benefits Cliffs” for Wisconsin Public Programs

A family hits a benefits cliff when a small income increase makes them ineligible for public benefits they had been receiving (UW-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty). Many public benefits programs in Wisconsin have “benefits cliffs.” It is important for participants in these programs to be aware of benefits cliffs as they make financial and professional decisions […]

Teaching Teens Life Skills in the Kitchen

FoodWIse and the Boys and Girls Club of Fond du Lac County are partnering this summer to offer an 8-part cooking class series for teens as a part of their Healthy Habits program. Healthy Habits is a program adopted by the national Boys and Girls Club that emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity, and improving […]

Cloverbud Day Camp: Mini Foodies in the Making

Fond du Lac County 4-H hosted a one-day Cloverbud Day Camp- Foodie Theme reaching 23 youth in June. Youth expressed an interest in learning and exploring culinary skills and the foods and nutrition project. Volunteers and the summer intern led different cooking activities teaching basic cooking skills such as measuring, food safety, and using kitchen […]

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