Office Operations March 2020

As a Division of UW-Madison, Extension is following the lead of UW-Madison leadership in responding to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, in conjunction with public health and county officials. The latest guidance from UW-Madison and local government is to limit on-site work in addition to postponing events. This guidance is in reaction to a worldwide event […]

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March and April 2020 Cancellations

As you may be aware, Extension along with the UW-Madison community and our county have been keeping a close eye on developments around the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Due to the possibility and risk of infection, we are requiring our volunteer clubs and associations to cancel or postpone upcoming events that: Expect to draw more than […]

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State Fair Dairy Promotion Board Scholarships Available

The Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board is offering $1,000 scholarships to third and fourth-year college students pursuing a dairy-related or food science degree at one of Wisconsin’s four-year universities. Second-year students studying in a two-year program are also encouraged to apply. Scholarships will be awarded during the second semester of the 2020-21 school year. […]

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Youth Tractor Safety Certification – Register by March 7

Youth Tractor and Machinery Safety Certification March 14, 21, 28, & April 4 | 9am – 3pm | Campbellsport High School and Addison Town Hall $40.00 Course Fee Designed for youth ages 14-15 who need the federal certificate for employment on farms, youth ages 12-15 who will be operating tractors or self-propelled farm machinery on […]

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Youth and Adult Facilitation Tips from an Expert (A Book Report of Sorts!)

By Ron Jakubisin, Positive Youth Development Extension Educator Just to clarify, I’m not the expert being referred to in the title! I have had a few decades of experience in facilitating team-building activities, ice-breakers, and group brain teasers but I feel I am always learning, always refining, but still working on ‘expert’ status. I have […]

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Creating Group Expectations for a Successful Youth Meeting

By Ron Jakubisin, Positive Youth Development Extension Educator Everyone is on time, all the youth officers are present, there is an agenda. What could go wrong? Perhaps the question should be reframed: How can we make it better? There are things we can control, like agendas, room set-up, etc. Then, there are some things we […]

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A Little Caring Goes a Long Way

Empathy in children is linked to stronger relationship skills. Strong relationships help a person feel happy. Teaching children to care for others is a great way to help children be happy when they are older. There are a variety of strategies to build empathy in children. Empathy is the ability to understand and share someone else’s […]

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The Junior Master Gardener Program

Research shows that there are numerous health, nutrition, social, emotional, and academic benefits to gardening with young children. This may be the reason for the popularity and longevity of the Junior Master Gardener (JMG) program in Fond du Lac County, which has been around for 20+ years. JMG is a great example of a county […]

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Registration Open for Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program

Looking for a free interactive, educational program for your child this summer? If you answered yes, then you’ll want to check out UW-Extension’s Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program. It is a summer-long gardening/cooking program for youth, ages 8-12 years, that teaches them to “dig in the dirt”, care for plants, cook in the kitchen and […]

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Now Hiring Positive Youth Development Educator

Fond du Lac & Washington County Positive Youth Development Educator The Positive Youth Development Extension Educator designs, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position’s programmatic focus. Initial programming focus will include: Increase community outreach of youth development programming & expand and develop programs focused on increasing community engaged leadership opportunities […]

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