UW-Madison Extension Entrepreneur in Training (EIT) Partnership

UW-Madison Extension Entrepreneur in Training (EIT) Partnership launched its first online Entrepreneurship Bootcamp with 11 EITs from 8 counties. On April 28, Christoph Halverson, originally from Green Bay and now a Business Development Executive at Staffworks Group, shared his journey from incarceration to call center employee to Vice President of the call center. Recently pardoned […]

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Extension Supports Local COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Grant

The Fond du Lac United Way is one of 100 organizations across the state to receive funding for a 5-month COVID-19 community health outreach program. The project’s overarching goal is to support both the national and statewide health equity efforts to ensure that all Wisconsin residents have equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines and information/resources […]

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Tammy Baldwin Contacts Extension for Latinos Unidos

US Senator Tammy Baldwin’s office contacted Extension to ensure that the participants in Latinos Unidos en Fond du Lac knew about COVID relief resources. Vanessa Llanas, Regional Representative, also agreed to meet the leaders to talk more about their concerns. Five leaders joined the Zoom meeting, introduced themselves, and stated their concerns about immigration laws […]

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Lemonade Day Fond du Lac 2021

Lemonade Day registration is now open for all students in grades 3-6. If you are interested in taking your student through the curriculum lessons at home, all materials will be provided to you at no cost. Students must be registered by March 31 to participate. The Lemonade Day celebration is set for Saturday, May 1. […]

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Homegrown: Entrepreneurship in Your Community

Mrs. Kwakkel, a business teacher at Laconia High School, asked for a COVID-safe teaching event for the Future Business Leaders Association. Extension colleagues Tessa Conroy, Mia Ljung, and Diana Hammer joined the group for a day viz Zoom, teaching an adaption of “Homegrown: Entrepreneurship in Your Community,” a curriculum that teaches the importance of entrepreneurship […]

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Using Social Media and Websites for Public Health Messaging

People are increasingly getting their information from the internet and social media, such as Facebook. This includes information related to all aspects of life, including health and nutrition. Over the past decade, people have reached for their laptops or smartphones, as opposed to a textbook, to ask a question about their health. Relying on social […]

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Extension Defy Ventures Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The Extension Defy Ventures Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is a 14-week program for people with criminal histories who want to explore entrepreneurship and develop their small business idea into formal business concept and pitch. The program is designed for adults (18 and over) who are stable in their reentry (employed and housed) and have been released for […]

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Calf Success: The first 24 hours

Birth and the time immediately after is the most hazardous time in the life of a dairy calf. On average, between 5 and 7 percent of calves on U.S. dairy farms are either stillborn or die in the first 48 hours of life.  As caretakers, we can provide best management practices in the first 24 […]

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Fighting the Flu

Influenza causes many hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. each year. The flu vaccine is strongly recommended for everyone older than 6 months. Despite this recommendation, flu vaccination rates are typically low nationwide and also in Wisconsin (<50% on average). Ensuring that everyone in Wisconsin gets a flu vaccination (also called flu shot, or flu […]

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