Extension of Fond du Lac County Youth in Governance Program

In partnership with UW Extension of Fond du Lac County, the City of Fond du Lac Youth is starting a Governance (YIG) Program for high school youth. This is a school-year-long program starting in August of 2022 and running until May 2023. Youth are engaged in city government by joining one of four adults-run Fond […]

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#529 Day

Did you celebrate 5/29 this year? While this day doesn’t have any great food or fun traditions associated with it, it is an important date. Every year May 29th (5/29) is celebrated as “529 Day.” It is a day to learn about the benefits of saving early for higher education for children because little savings […]

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Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program Kicks Off

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 kicked off the new series on May 12th with a newly renovated […]

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“Stay Well, Age Well” Senior Newsletters

Each year, the local FoodWIse program teaches nutrition education classes at senior meal sites and senior housing units throughout the county. However, during the height of the pandemic, visitor restrictions were in place that prevented in-person classes. The senior newsletters were created to continue to provide health and nutrition information during the pandemic. The pandemic […]

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Watching Out For Scammers

Have you ever fallen for a scam? If so, you are not alone. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s website states that “consumers lose more than $40 billion a year to telemarketing fraud”. And it’s just getting worse. According to a 2021 Scam and Robocall Report, phone scam attempts increased by over 116% […]

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Encouraging Healthy Habits at an Early Age

Early childhood is a critical period for many areas of health and development. The 0-5 years is the single most critical time for laying the foundation for healthy physical, neural, emotional and social development. It is difficult to imagine that what happens in the earliest years of a person’s life may affect them well into […]

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Community Health Assessment (CHA) in Fond du Lac County

Every three years the health department and community partners collaboratively engage to conduct a Community Health Assessment (CHA) in Fond du Lac County. The main purpose of a CHA is to complete a comprehensive collection and analysis of data to identify health issues of primary concern. From the CHA, a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) […]

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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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