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After photo of the THRIVE Veterans Garden in downtown Fond du Lac

Final Report for the new Veterans Thrive Garden located downtown Fond du Lac.

The Growing Together WI grant has come to a successful end, with the opportunities just beginning. The handicapped accessible, downtown veterans THRIVE garden was built by veterans, Master Gardener volunteers, and community members. Businesses showed support through donations of supplies, time, and delivery, including Thrive Church, United States Marine Corps, Menards, L&H Gyr, Bud’s Soil […]


Building Healthy Behaviors in Preschoolers

Health professionals predict that for the first time in two centuries, the current generation of young children in the U.S. may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The prevalence and severity of obesity is associated with the rise in chronic diseases in young children, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. These […]

Two town of Empire residents with their shared well results

Town of Empire residents learn about their Water Quality

Joe and Jeff are neighbors with a shared well who tested it in the UW-Extension program offered this month in the Town of Empire. They attended the educational program along with 60  other residents to learn the results and ask questions of Dr. Paul McGinley, acting director of the Center for Watershed Science and Education at UW-Stevens Point. […]

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Friendship Area Water Sampling

Friendship Area Families with private drinking water wells tested their water in November 2018. There were only a few bacteria positive results, with no e. coli found, and only a few wells with nitrates in low levels. These results are typical for the Town and can be explained by the clay soils that help filter […]

Club Officer Training 2018

4-H Family Times Dec/Jan Newsletter

Highlights in the December/January Family Times 4-H newsletter:  Creative Arts Festival, Giving Thanks, Executive Board, Annual Required Leader Training, Tractor & Machinery Safety    

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Spanish Dairy Worker Training

Employee training is essential for every business, including the dairy operation.  As dairy operations grown and become larger to meet the demand of an ever growing population, there is a need to high more skilled labor to conduct the everyday operations on a farm. One of those tasks include feeding the dairy herd. UW-Extension Dairy […]

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People of Color-Owned Businesses

A presentation about the impact of minority-owned businesses, what we know and don’t know about their work in WI, and why it matters. Diana Hammer and Tracey Robertson, Executive Director of Fit Oshkosh, presented this as part of Wisconsin Start Up Week – Appleton. Are you an entrepreneur of color? Connect with the Regional People […]

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Showcase Your Talent! 4-H Sponsors Creative Arts Festival

Fond du Lac County 4-H would like to invite you and your family to participate in this year’s Creative Arts Festival. The festival is an opportunity for youth and adults to share their talents with the community. The event takes place on Saturday, January 26th at UW-Fond du Lac. Registration is at 8 am and […]

Two town of Empire residents with their shared well results

Empire Water Sampling 2018

Town of Empire residents tested their water in October 2018. Results were normal for the area, with 11 wells (15%) having higher nitrates, and no wells with elevated levels of pesticide components (atrazine) or arsenic. Here is the results presentation, (PDF, 4MB) including maps, guidance on how to treat contamination, and then prevent it from […]

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