Welcome, Peculiar Princess Project!

Founder Arletta Allen worked with Diana to incorporate, write bylaws with the newly elected board, and apply for 501(c)3 status with the IRS. This soon-to-be nonprofit will provide “mentoring for Girls of Color to build confidence, character, and charisma through a process of self-discovery.” A pilot group of girls has already started working with Ms. […]

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A Day of Learning For the Entire Family

On Saturday, February 22nd Fond du Lac County 4-H held its Family Learning Day event.  125 youth from around the area were able to choose from 33 different educational sessions.  Parents were encouraged to participate in sessions along with their children.  These educational sessions were led by 50 different community members and 4-H volunteers.  Youth […]

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Connecting with FoodWIse: Community Based Nutrition Education and Healthy Living Resources for Children and Families

Amanda Miller and Morgan Peaden (state FoodWIse specialist) presented “Connecting with FoodWIse: Community Based Nutrition Education and Healthy Living Resources for Children and Families” at the 2020 Wisconsin Head Start Association (WHSA) conference. The presentation provided an overview of the FoodWIse program, why nutrition education is so important for young children, and how the FoodWIse […]

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Parenting… Behind the Behavior

A preschooler is a whole person with a big, complicated job: growing up! There are important skills they need to learn in the next few years, especially as they get ready for Kindergarten. As their parent or caregiver, you are their most important teacher and supporter! To support your role in your child’s lives, Parenting […]

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Is a Robotic Milking System in Your Future?

According to Dr. Doug Reinemann, UW-Madison milking system specialist and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach, over 300 U.S. dairy farms have automatic milking systems (AMS), also known as robotic milking systems. That number is much higher in Canada and even greater in Europe. Some reasons for choosing automatic […]

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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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Area Grants & Deadlines

Area Grants and Deadlines Before you apply: https://lo.library.wisc.edu/grants/ A free class on grant writing. Brewers Community Foundation   Applications accepted all year long. Submissions after Nov. 1st are reviewed the following year.   Forward Community Investments   Monthly   Fondy 100 Gives   Applications must be received three weeks ahead of the quarterly, with dates […]

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Veterans Garden Receives Special Recognition

The Veterans THRIVE Garden received special recognition during the Fond du Lac City Council meeting on January 22. The proclamation recognized the importance of the veteran’s garden in the physical and mental health of community members, particularly veterans. There is mounting scientific evidence in support of horticulture therapy. There had been expressed interest by veterans […]

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Nonprofits Planning for Their Future

Diana designed and facilitated a retreat for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) as they think through challenges of an aging member base. This is a great time of year for nonprofits to consider the successes and challenges of the previous year and plan for the future. As new board members get started in […]

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