EIT Cohort 1 Graduation

Congratulations to the seven EITs who pitched their business idea to expert judges on July 21 and received Certificates of Entrepreneurship from UW-Madison Extension Dean Karl Martin. The class chose EIT Smiling Shontina to speak at the ceremony. She urged the group to “surround yourself with those focused on your future.” It is wonderful to […]

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Cloverbud Day Camp: Buzz, Flutter, Crawl

Cloverbud Day Camp made a return in 2021. Youth leaders and two volunteers helped plan out the camp.  The youth leaders led activities with the groups all day under the supervision of the two volunteer leaders. This Day Camp was for youth who had completed Kindergarten- 2nd grade. The youth who participated started the morning […]

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Civil Leadership for Vibrant Communities

Leaders who lead and foster civil conversations and welcome diverse perspectives make better decisions. That’s particularly important now, when communities, non-profits, and businesses are making decisions in a historically unique time of transition. Green County Leaders is partnering with Braver Angels to provide an engaging way to learn and lean into civil leadership to build […]

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Assisting Home Canners During Harvest Season

Right now is peak harvest season and many home gardeners are interested in preserving their fresh produce. Amanda Miller, Health and Well-Being Educator, is available for office visits, phone calls, or emails from Fond du Lac County residents that have questions on food preservation or food safety. Both beginner and expert home food preservers are […]

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County Fair Teaches Reflection and Life Skills to 4-H Youth

The county fair is something most 4-H youth look forward to as they complete their 4-H year.  It is more than just exhibiting something at the fair.  Many youth were excited as the 2021 Fond du Lac County Fair was a highlight to the unusual year. It is a huge part of the reflection piece […]

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First Wisconsin EITs Graduate

On June 9, Lightning Leah of Fond du Lac County and Wild Card Willie of Jackson County became the first Entrepreneurs in Training (EIT) to graduate from Bootcamp. Participating with Defy Illinois via Zoom, they successfully completed all the coursework in the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. The Business Pitch Showcase was their opportunity to articulate their business […]

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4-H Family Times July Newsletter

Highlights in the July Family Times 4-H Newsletter include:  Fond du Lac County Fair, 4-H Leader’s Banquet, 4-H Movement Chris Clover Summer Promotion and Challenge, Record Books, Cloverbud Camp & Cardboard Camp, VIP Training Citizenship, Leadership, & 4-H Growth Achievement Awards, Community Service Award and Key Awards, Volunteer Recognition, Teen Leader Association, and Fall Forum.

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2021 Awesome Apples Foods Revue

On June 22, ten Fond du Lac County Youth showcased their awesome apples recipes at the 2021 Foods Revue.  There was youth of all ages from Kindergarten to one year out of high school.  The foods revue teaches the youth so many life skills.  Youth practice culinary skills while preparing their recipes as well as setting […]

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Extension Entrepreneur in Training (EIT) Bootcamp

Nine community members, including the CEO of Defy Ventures, joined UW-Madison Extension Entrepreneur in Training (EIT) Bootcamp for a special coaching event at the end of May. In breakout rooms, EITs had 2 minutes to share an overview of their idea. Coaches then had about 10 minutes to ask questions and give feedback. This was […]

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FDL Fresh 5 Farmers Market Donation Program

Food insecure individuals are often faced with challenges to accessing healthy foods. Low-income neighborhoods frequently lack grocery stores, individuals may have transportation issues, and healthy foods may be more expensive as opposed to quick, processed foods. In 2017, Miller and Bill Zeleske (local farmer) partnered to create the FDL Fresh 5 farmers market donation program. […]

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