Midwest Manure Summit Goes Virtual

The bi-annual Midwest Manure Summit was developed with the hope that bringing the best resources from around the country would fuel new conversations and innovations. This year’s conference included 180 registered producers, agribusiness professionals, government agency employees, and educators. Educators’ roles included program development and implementation; solicitation of nationally renowned speakers; sponsorship solicitation; web-site development; […]

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Virtual Project Lessons

Tracy Keifenheim, Fond du Lac County 4-H Educator in collaboration with 4-H Educators Amy Mangan-Fischer, and Jayna Hintz designed take and learn project kits on the topics of art, science, wellness, woodworking, cake decorating, and garden & bugs. The project kits included a variety of learning explorations and were distributed to partner organizations in each […]

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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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#FDLSHBFoodWIse

The Fond du Lac/Sheboygan FoodWIse team introduces our new FoodWIse Facebook page which includes evidence and research-based health and nutrition information from the state and nation’s leading experts. This includes, but not limited to: Tasty Tuesdays: a weekly series focused on highlighting a specific cooking/food prep skill “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Thursdays: a weekly series highlighting an article featured in […]

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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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Tractor Safety Certification Program April 6-May 1

Extension Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Washington, and Ozaukee Counties will be hosting a Tractor Safety Course for youth ages 12-16 years of age. The course includes eight (8) one-hour virtual meetings on Tuesday evenings (7 pm to 8 pm) and Saturday mornings (9 am to 10 am), April 8-May 1, with an in-person written and […]

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Family Learning Day 2021

Fond du Lac County 4-H holds an annual project learning day known as Family Learning Day.  The day normally consists of 150 youth and adults attending up to four learning sessions in person on a Saturday. Due to Covid, the planning committee was tasked with planning a modified event to provide this opportunity for learning […]

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Focus on Forage: Extension and MFA Local Forage Council Virtual Forum

When alfalfa fails due to winterkill, farmers must turn to alternative forages to make up for both the quality and quantity of the alfalfa lost in a growing season.  Extension Crops/Soils and Dairy Program members, Midwest Forage Association (MFA), and 11 local Forage Councils, including Fond du Lac County, partnered to host the Local Forage […]

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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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