Considering Industry and Occupation During COVID-19

Not only are People of Color facing more health consequences from COVID-19, but their businesses are also more significantly impacted by the economic downturn. Extension Specialists Tessa Conroy and Matt Kures explain the overall economic impact to Wisconsin as a result of COVID-19 in this webinar and show how COVID-19 is hitting entrepreneurs of color […]

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Virtual Fashion Revue

4-H Youth from Dodge, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, and Winnebago Counties participated in the annual Fashion Revue Monday, June 15.  The event was hosted virtually via Zoom due to Covid-19. The youth were able to showcase their sewing skills by modeling during their narratives as they would have done in person.  The judge utilized the […]

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Managing the Dry Period for a Successful Lactation

The transition from late gestation to early lactation is challenging for both animals and dairy producers and is an important phase of a cow’s lactation and production cycle. Closely managing cows during this time is crucial to making sure the transition goes smoothly for successful lactation. Extension Dairy & Livestock Agent Tina Kohlman collaborated with […]

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Racism: An “Ongoing public health crisis”

The American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA) have declared racism as an “ongoing public health crisis that needs our attention now.” Health inequities are differences in health status or in the distribution of health resources between different population groups, arising from the social conditions in which people are born, […]

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Resources for Wisconsin Farmers Applying for CFAP Payments

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) requires farmers to convert their 2019 crop production and unpriced crop inventories on hand on January 15, 2020 to dry grain equivalents. Additional UW tools and resources are available. Farmers can follow these steps to complete the CFAP Payment Application: Determine which crops grown in 2019 are eligible for payments. Calculate 2019 […]

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We Are Heartbroken by the Senseless Loss of Another Black Life

We are heartbroken by the senseless loss of yet another Black life, a reflection of the ongoing systemic racism and the broader social and economic injustices in our country. As members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Fond du Lac County community, we concur with the words of Karl Martin, Dean of Extension We are […]

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Think Outside The Box

THE CHALLENGE: Put your pencil down anywhere and without picking it up, can you touch all of the dots in 4 straight lines? Rules: You cannot pick up the pencil once you put it on the paper You have to hit all of the dots 4 straight lines only, which means once you ‘turn a […]

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Agriculture Economic Report Now Available!

Family-owned farms, food processors, and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity for Fond du Lac County while contributing to local income and tax revenues. Find out how Agriculture benefits Fond du Lac County.

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COVID-19 4-H Resources: 4-H Fridays

Physical distancing continues to prevent the spread of COVID-19, requiring the Fond du Lac County 4-H program to cancel or postpone all in-person programs through the end of June. To keep the 4-H youth and volunteers active, Tracy has communicated through weekly emails and social media for community service and educational opportunities.  Many clubs participated […]

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