Manage grazing for productivity, resiliency

The summer of 2023 taught us numerous lessons as our wet spring turned to a droughty summer across Wisconsin. While well-timed rains boosted yields for row crops and alfalfa fields, the same can’t be said for many of the pastures across the state, especially those under continuously grazed management. Many livestock producers found themselves sourcing […]

Cooking and Life Skills for Teens

FoodWIse and Community Works are partnering to offer an 8-part cooking class series for teens as a part of their after school respite program. During the cooking class series, Community Works will join at the Extension office’s kitchen where Grace Gallagher, FoodWIse Nutrition Educator, is teaching Around the Table. Around the Table is designed to […]

‘Empowered at a very young age’: Youth Advocates for Community Health

Desiree Torres understands the value of being part of a supportive environment that encourages young people to be involved in their communities, something she witnessed firsthand with Youth Advocates for Community Health (YACH), a program of UW–Madison Extension. Christa Van Treeck, associate professor and youth development educator in Marquette County, is working with a group […]

Supporting New Families in 4-H

The four Essential Elements of Positive Youth Development work together to ensure that youth work towards a better future for themselves and their world. The four Essential Elements are: Belonging was a huge piece of supporting new families in the 4-H program.  Keifenheim held a New Family Orientation in early December.  Families registered to learn […]

The Strong Bodies Program

The FoodWIse program just completed a 10-week strength training class offered to Riverview Apartment residents.  The StrongBodies program is an evidence-based exercise program for midlife and older adults developed by Tufts University. The program includes progressive strength training, balance training, and flexibility exercises.  Grace Gallagher, FoodWIse Nutrition Educator, is a certified StrongBodies trainer and taught […]

4-H Club Officer Training

On December 2 Club officers attended the countywide training. Youth got to know each other by participating in a few icebreakers and games. Special thanks to Teen Leaders for helping lead icebreakers and games. This year’s officer training featured a guest speaker Kelsey Beine, Campbellsport 4-H Alumni, who presented during the general main session of […]

Check out the NEW Wisconsin Ag Climate Outlook

This year’s dry summer had most of us constantly clicking refresh on our weather apps, wondering when we could count on the next measurable rainfall to keep our crops moving forward. Extension saw the need and benefit of providing updates from climate experts to ag producers and professionals to help make sense of where we […]

FDL Fresh 5 Farmers Market Donation Program

Food insecure individuals are often faced with challenges to accessing healthy foods. Low income neighborhoods frequently lack grocery stores, individuals may have transportation issues, and healthy foods may be more expensive as opposed to quick, processed foods.  In 2017, Amanda Miller (Extension FoodWIse Coordinator and Health & Well-Being Educator) and Bill Zeleske (local farmer) partnered […]

4-H Family Learning Day Seeks Adult Presenters

Do you know how to do simple car maintenance, crochet/knit, or sand and paint a piece of wood? Have you ever decorated a cake, grown vegetables, or created scale models of trains/cars? Would you be interested in learning with youth how to build a rocket, how to work with animals, or how to make balloon […]

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