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How to Properly Dispose of Smoke Detectors

  Smoke Detectors: Smoke detectors typically fall within two categories:  photoelectric and ionization.  When it comes to disposal, old photoelectric detectors can be safely put in the trash, so long as you remove the battery first.  Read on for information about ionization detectors. Ionization-Based Smoke Detectors: Ionization detectors contain a small amount of Americium 241, […]

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Take advantage of free credit reports

A person’s credit score is often one of the most important numbers in their lives, but finding out what yours is can be one of the most complex processes to sift through. The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report” campaign’s website, fyi.uwex.edu/creditreport, has taken charge of reminding people to take advantage of free reports, […]

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Found in Agricultural Crops

For the first time in Wisconsin, brown marmorated stink bugs have been caught in traps in agricultural crops (apple and pumpkin). If you are not monitoring for the bug on your orchard/farm, it would be a good time to inspect for the pest. Please see the article for more information.

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Snap+ Training Classes

Registration is now available for the annual SNAP+ Training Classes which are being held on December 8th and 9th at UWFDL, Room AE-205/206. SNAP+ Version 16.0 is a computer program designed to help build and maintain a nutrient management plan for farmers and crop advisors. The software is free and can be downloaded when the […]


Becoming Rich: What Teens Get from Giving

Prof. Michael Collins once wrote a post for Parenthetical on how to promote financial responsibility among teens. As Collins mentioned in the post, one aspect of learning how to manage money actually involves giving it away. Acts of charity are important for a numerous reasons, including the benefit of promoting happier and healthier development in […]


New Master Gardener Training Planned for January 2017

Registration is now open for area residents interested in becoming Certified Master Gardeners with the University of Wisconsin – Extension. Level One Training will begin on Monday, January, 23, 2017 and continue weekly on Monday evenings through early May. All meetings will be held in the Administration/Extension Building of UW-Fond du Lac, Room AE-205/206. Participants […]


Register to Vote

Register to Vote! UW-Extension Educators will assist with voter registration and absentee voting in English and Spanish. Bring proof of local residence and a photo ID. All are welcome to join in this educational, non-partisan, community participation activity. · Tuesday, October 11: 9:30am – 3:00pm · Monday, October 17: 2:00pm – 4:00pm   Fond du […]


Rock River Intermediate School Water Sampling Opportunity

Families of Rock River Intermediate School students with private drinking water wells can sample your well water this month in a UW-Extension program. View Details & Secure Registration Options through Eventbrite By Monday, October 17 Register and pay for the sampling package(s) of your choice. Checks can be made to Water and Environmental Analysis Lab […]


Healthy Minds and Bodies

An important part of helping children through the preschool years is making sure that their minds and bodies are working their best. When children’s physical needs are met they are better able to learn, have more self-control, and are generally happier, which is good for both of you! Here are a few fact sheets that highlight the […]


City of Fond du Lac Residents

Residents of the City of Fond du Lac have the option of taking the following items to the City Garage, 530 Doty Street in Fond du Lac.  Proof of residence is required.  Questions can be directed to 920-322-3544. MUNICIPAL SERVICE CENTER Where is the yard waste drop-off located? The drop-off site is located on the […]