Pay Down that Old Debt in the New Year

The New Year holiday and turning the calendar to 2019  creates a feeling of starting fresh. As you reflect on the past year, focus on your experiences – build on what worked and what didn’t – set new financial goals to give you direction to shape this year’s money habits for yourself. Pay Down That […]


Celebrating the Hmong New Year

In December, the local Hmong community celebrated the New Year. Historically, this festival was timed in Asia to celebrate the rice harvest and all the hard work that went into it. After meeting with Diana earlier this year, the elected community leader invited our office to have a booth at the special event. Teaching the […]

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Beef Quality Assurance helps farmers build confidence with consumers

Beef quality assurance is a farmer driven program in which cattle farmers assume responsibility for producing a high quality, safe, and wholesome food product.  Farmers keep detailed records of animal husbandry practices and all animal health treatments performed on their cattle.  They also assure their best management practices in management, animal husbandry, and animal health […]


Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, February 23rd

Are Saturdays in February dreary and boring for your family? Not this year! Family Learning Day has something for everyone in your family. Feeling crafty? Make your own t-shirt or jewelry, sew a tote bag, or assemble a birdhouse. Want to learn something new? Attend a session on the latest trends in resume development, how […]

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FoodWIse: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice.

FoodWIse (formerly known as the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program, WNEP) is a community nutrition education program within the Health & Wellbeing Institute of UW-Extension. FoodWIse is federally funded and serves families and individuals with limited incomes in Fond du Lac and Sheboygan Counties. Nutrition Educators offer small and large group classes on healthy eating, food […]

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Final Report for the new Veterans Thrive Garden located downtown Fond du Lac.

The Growing Together WI grant has come to a successful end, with the opportunities just beginning. The handicapped accessible, downtown veterans THRIVE garden was built by veterans, Master Gardener volunteers, and community members. Businesses showed support through donations of supplies, time, and delivery, including Thrive Church, United States Marine Corps, Menards, L&H Gyr, Bud’s Soil […]


Building Healthy Behaviors in Preschoolers

Health professionals predict that for the first time in two centuries, the current generation of young children in the U.S. may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The prevalence and severity of obesity is associated with the rise in chronic diseases in young children, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. These […]

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Town of Empire residents learn about their Water Quality

Joe and Jeff are neighbors with a shared well who tested it in the UW-Extension program offered this month in the Town of Empire. They attended the educational program along with 60  other residents to learn the results and ask questions of Dr. Paul McGinley, acting director of the Center for Watershed Science and Education at UW-Stevens Point. […]

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Friendship Area Water Sampling

Friendship Area Families with private drinking water wells tested their water in November 2018. There were only a few bacteria positive results, with no e. coli found, and only a few wells with nitrates in low levels. These results are typical for the Town and can be explained by the clay soils that help filter […]

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4-H Family Times Dec/Jan Newsletter

Highlights in the December/January Family Times 4-H newsletter:  Creative Arts Festival, Giving Thanks, Executive Board, Annual Required Leader Training, Tractor & Machinery Safety