Can’t measure what you don’t weight:  Managing heifer weights

Today it costs more to raise dairy heifer replacements than to purchase one, but farmers prefer to raise their own due to controlling genetics and management of these heifers for the milking herd. Farmers have recognized breeding a heifer to give birth to her first calf at 23-24 months of age is the optimal time […]

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Addressing Chronic Diseases in Fond du Lac County

Chronic diseases are illnesses that last a long time, do not go away on their own, are rarely cured, and can result in disability later in life. Hundreds of years ago, communicable diseases were the major cause of illness, disability, and death. This was before there was a good understanding of hygiene, how bacteria and […]

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Online Conference for Food-based Businesses, Nov. 14-15

UW-Madison Division of Extension Community Food Systems Program is organizing a 2-day virtual summit for Wisconsin food entrepreneurs! The 2022 FEED Summit will be held virtually on November 14th and 15th, from 10 am to 4 pm.  Breakout sessions will go in-depth into key aspects of a thriving business model, including: Value Propositions, Key Partners, […]

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Credit invisible? We can help!

Ever feel like you’re invisible? 11% of adult Americans actually are.. credit invisible that is! Credit invisible is a term used for people who have no credit history at any of the three national credit bureaus.  Isn’t it good to not have any credit card debt? Yes. It’s wonderful to not have any credit card […]

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4-H Fall Kick-Off 

National 4-H week was full of celebrations including the second annual 4-H Fall Kick-Off. All youth leaders and general club leaders were invited to partake in the event to learn from each other, build their facilitation skills, learn about the WI 4-H Marketing plan, and how to support new families. Tracy Keifenheim, 4-H Program Educator, […]

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Dairy Situation & Outlook

Milk production after running below year ago levels from January through June was 0.5% above a year ago in July and 1.6% in August. Fourteen of the 24 reporting states had higher August milk production than a year ago. The increase in milk production was due to more milk cows and improved milk per cow. […]

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FoodWIse Program Hiring Nutrition Educator

The Fond du Lac/Sheboygan FoodWIse program is currently hiring an 80% full-time Nutrition Educator to serve in Fond du Lac County. FoodWIse is a federally funded nutrition education program that aims to advance healthy eating habits, active lifestyles, and healthy community environments for individuals and families with limited incomes through nutrition education at the individual, […]

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Fundraising Learning Series for Nonprofits

Wisconsin Nonprofits Connect to Learn is a new program designed to support nonprofit professionals and those who run community organizations on some of the topics most important to achieving their mission. The second mini-course of the series, “Fundraising and Donor Relations,” begins October 12 and registrations are currently open. One of the unique features of […]

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Small Savings Build Big Dreams

When should you start saving for your child’s post high school education? While it’s never too late to start saving, the answer is the sooner the better! Research shows that even having as little as $1 to $500 set aside for future education, encourages a child to do better in high school, makes them three […]

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Planning AHEAD Now Offered to Fond du Lac County Residents via Zoom

What’s the average American’s life expectancy? Take your guess… According to the CDC, in 2018 life expectancy for women was 81.2 years and 76.2 years for men. Now few of us want to think about the end of our life, let alone plan for it. However, having your financial and health information organized and your […]

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