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4-H Family Times December/January Newsletter

Highlights in the 4-H Family Times Dec/Jan newsletter: Annual Required Leader Training, Summer Camp Counselor Positions, Officer Workshop, 4-H Volunteers & Friends Recognized, 4-H Hall of Fame, Speaking & Demonstration Contest, Writing Contest, Music & Drama Festival, Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Program, Market Beef Weigh In…


It’s time to talk turkey!

Perhaps the biggest holiday meal of the year is just around the corner. Thanksgiving brings families together from all across the state to share a meal that often centers on roast turkey and all the fixings. To help you prepare the holiday meal, University of Wisconsin-Extension food scientist Barbara Ingham offers some helpful hints. “Whether you choose a fresh or frozen turkey […]

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Safe and Healthy: The Dangers of Raw Milk

A recent outbreak of illness in Pepin County at Durand High School highlights the dangers of consuming raw (unpasteurized) milk. Several high school students who drank raw milk at a potluck were sickened with campylobacteriosis, liked to the bacterium Campylobacter jejuni. According to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia: Campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease […]

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Updated ADVOCAP Headstart Directory

Please see our updated ADVOCAP Resource Directory on our Family living resources page.   We have  provided the information in English and Spanish.   Check out the many resources there are for you and your family, from Alcohol/Drug abuse information, Child Care, Education, Emergency, Food pantries, Health and Housing and much, much more.

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4-H Family Times November Newsletter

Highlights in the November 4-H Family Times newsletter include:  Fond du Lac County 4-H is on Facebook, club officer workshop, orientation for new 4-H volunteers, Family Learning Day presenters are needed, travel the world with 4-H, small animal project meetings,  writing contest, music festival

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How to choose the right plan for me?

The National Health Council has produced this website that includes calculators for estimating costs and links to insurance guides for people with specific chronic conditions.  Click here to get more information.


UW-Extension joins IGNITE!

IGNITE! Business Success is officially “open for business”. IGNITE! is a network of fourteen entrepreneur resource providers who have rallied together to deliver a higher level of service consistency and support for start-ups and growing businesses in Fond du Lac County.   “Entrepreneurs spur innovative thought,” says Jo Ann Giese-Kent, director of entrepreneurship and business intelligence […]

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Fall Clean-up for Fond du Lac County Community Garden

Garden plots will close October 19.  It is the responsibility of the community gardeners to clean up their garden site.  Plant material and any other organic matter may be left on the plot.  Please topple any large stalks and leave them on your plots. Prior to the garden close date, all stakes, string, fence, water […]