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Celebrating Juneteenth by Growing Business Skills

Juneteenth is a commemoration of the time – two years after the fact – when enslaved people in Texas learned of their legal freedom. Diana taught business skills to children who visited the UW-Extension booth at the event this year in Fond du Lac. Children made necklaces, calculated the costs of materials they used, and […]

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Digital Parenting Supports for Co-Parenting

Co-parenting happens for a variety of reasons, including divorce, parents who never married or lived together, incarceration or other job situations. Parenting across two households or locations introduces challenges for parents and children. Fond du Lac County UW Extension Family Living Educator, Michelle Tidemann provides educational support for parents learning their new role as a […]

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4-H Camp Builds Responsibility and Social Skills

4-H Camp is an annual opportunity for children to explore the outdoors, swim, canoe, do crafts, take part in flag raising, have campfires, participate in outdoor sports, and live in a group setting away from home. The event involved 81 campers (23 community youth, 58 4-H members), 13 adults, and 12 teen counselors. The adults […]

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Community Gardens Have Been Planted

Gardeners have been diligently planting 127 plots at the Community Garden, as best they can, in between all the showers, but they don’t need to water! Some of the gardens are unusable, as the rain has not let up much in the month of June. The county airport staff cut down the tall weeds and […]

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Visit UW-Extension for Reason #6 at Farm Technology Days!

2017 Farm Technology Days-Kewaunee County is right around the corner, July 13-15!  Tina Kohlman, Dairy & Livestock Agent, currently serves as one of the tri-chairpersons for the UW-Extension Education Committee for the 2017 show.  As a tri-chairperson Tina is responsible for coordinating educational and engaging exhibits with extension colleagues in a 80’ x 100’ tent, […]

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Twilight, Cover Crops, and Robots – What do they have in common?

Seventy-four producers attended the annual joint Fond du Lac and Dodge County Forage Council Twilight meeting on June 14. This event was held at Dodger Acres, a farm owned and operated by Kevin & Patti Madigan and Justin & Kathryn Madigan. Dodger Acres is a 4th generation farm in the Rosendale area that milks 160 […]

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Enriching the Lives of Local Hispanic Youth

Young Dreamers is a youth development group that seeks to enrich the lives of local youth—especially Hispanic youth—through experiential learning activities. The group celebrated the end of the year visiting Cristo Rey Ranch. Throughout the year this group reached over 20 Latino youth. They explored an array of projects and activities — from creating hover […]

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4-H Family Times July 2017 Newsletter

Highlights in the July Family Times 4-H newsletter:  National Night Out, Cloverbud Day, Alto Fair, Raffle Ticket Deadline & Prizes, Carcass Contest & Educational Workshops, more County Fair information  

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Safe & Healthy: What to do when the power goes out?

If the power goes off in your home due to a winter storm, it may be difficult to determine whether the food in your refrigerator or freezer is safe to consume. There are some guidelines that will help you decide whether to keep or discard food items after a power outage. Refrigerated Foods Generally, refrigerated […]

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