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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  


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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2017 Master Gardener Level 1 Training

An orientation for those wanting to learn more about the Master Gardener Program will be on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm in room AE-205/206 at UW-Fond du Lac. There is no cost to attend the orientation. The deadline to register for the program is August 23, 2017 or when the limit of 25 students is reached. […]

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Celebrating Flag Day

Fond du Lac County 4-H members have been asked to lead the 4-H Pledge at the National Flag Day/Army Birthday Annual Event. We will meet at American Legion Hall, 500 Fond du Lac Ave, Fond du Lac at 3:45 PM on June 14th. The ceremony begins at 4:00 PM. It will be approximately 30 minutes […]


Start planning now for home canning, food preservation season

When it comes to flavor and taste, few things compare to home-canned produce fresh from the garden. The home canning and preserving season will be here before we know it, so now is a good time to start preparing. “Preserving food from your garden or orchard can be a good way to enjoy the bounty […]


Check your free credit report to build financial security

The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign seeks to make the process of remembering to order a free credit report as easy as possible. Anyone can sign up to receive an email reminder from UW-Extension three times a year—on 2/2, 6/6, and 10/10—on the campaign’s website: fyi.uwex.edu/creditreport. While you […]


Rent Smart program sets the stage for renters’ success

UW-Extension educational initiative helps new and high-risk tenants navigate rental process  Contact Christine Kniep, 920-232-1973, CKniep@co.winnebago.wi.us or Michelle Tidemann, 920-929-3174, michelle.tidemann@ces.uwex.edu More and more Americans are choosing to live in rental units, rather than buy their own home. For people new to renting or for those considered high-risk tenants, finding and maintaining rental housing can […]


Business Success Interviews

From August 2014 – October 2015, local researchers from UW-Extension and Ripon College met with 35 Fond du Lac County entrepreneurs who shared their start-up and business experiences, challenges, and successes. All participants were African-American, Asian, Latino, Native American, and/or immigrants. This Business Success Interviews Infographic Report shows that these business owners are similar to other […]


Straight from the Teacher’s Mouth: How to Support your Kid’s Learning

As many students prepare to finish the school year, it is an important time for parents to reflect on their role in their children’s academic success. This week’s Parenthetical article shares a bit of teacher insight into what parents can do to promote student success! School success is a hot topic. How involved should parents […]