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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 […]

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King V. Burwell Decision: ACA Tax Credits Are Here To Stay In Wisconsin

Today, June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on the court case King V. Burwell in favor of Burwell. The outcome of this case confirms the use of advance premium tax credits for consumers using a state exchange or the federal Health Insurance Marketplace (www.healthcare.gov). The Supreme Court decided that Congress’ […]

2015 4H Food Drive March

4-H Family Times July Newsletter

Highlights in the July Family Times 4-H newsletter include:  County Fair, Alto Fair, Cream Puff Contest, Raffle Tickets Deadline, Hog Shows, Poultry Shows, Carcass Contest & Educational Workshop

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Dip Into Lakes Videos

Videos from the Dip Into Lakes seminar series are now available online at the links below or on DVD. A DVD can be purchased for $5 (cash or check) by contacting the UW-Extension. Getting to Know Lakes by Chad Cook, UW-Extension Natural Resources Educator Winnebago Natural History by Art Techlow, WDNR Winnebago System Fisheries Biologist […]


Money Smart Week Events attract over One Thousand Participants

Are you Money Smart? Fact is, we all could use a little help when it comes to managing our finances. Money doesn’t come with instructions, and that’s why banks, businesses, schools, libraries and lots of others are joining together to help support financial education during Money Smart Week.  Fond du Lac County Money Smart Week’s […]

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Credit Score vs. Credit Report: Which is More Important to Check Regularly?

UW-Extension campaign highlights simple way to check your free credit reports UW-Extension’s ongoing “Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” points out that it is much more important to check your credit report regularly than to know your credit score. Your credit score is calculated using information in your credit report, and it […]

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2014 Annual Report

We  teach, learn, lead, and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.   2014 Annual Report

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4-H Family Times June 2015 Newsletter

Highlights in the June Family Times 4-H newsletter include:  Celebrity Servers at County Fair, Fall Forum, Breakfast on the Farm, Cloverbud Day, 4-H Stories from the Heart Wanted, State Fair, and much more.

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New Recycling Guidelines

Earlier this month, the City of Fond du Lac & Fond du Lac County Energy Communications Team learned about updates in recycling processes from Waste Management. Much about recycling has changed in recent years due to improved technology and increased demand for recycled materials. For example, plastic water bottle caps CAN be recycled now as […]

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Well Water Sampling Options

UW-Extension recommends that well owners sample their well at least once per year, at a different time of the year. To sample your well water for bacteria or nitrates: Pick up sampling bottles at the Fond du Lac County Health Dept. (160 S. Macy, Fond du Lac; 3rd Floor) Pay the fee: Nitrates ($19) & […]