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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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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