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Annual Club Officer Training on November 10th

I’m a Club Officer… Now What? All 4-H club officers elected for 2018-19 are invited and encouraged to participate in the annual club officer training. It will be held on Saturday, November 10th from 10 am – noon at the UW-Extension office. Free pizza lunch will follow the workshop! Participants will learn the responsibilities of […]

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Rent Smart at Ripon Public Library

Rent Smart   focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience.  It challenges participants to know and understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, as well as know and understand the rights and responsibilities of their landlord. Emphasis is on forming a strong partnership between the tenant and landlord. Establishing a […]


Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest

Attention Cloverbud member and parents! The annual 2018 Pumpkin Contest will be held on Sat. Oct 20th at Hounsell’s Greenhouse, located 1½ miles north of Fond du Lac on Highway 45. Check-in and weigh-in of pumpkins is from 12:30 to 1 pm. This past spring, Hounsell’s donated pumpkin seeds to our Cloverbud members and now […]


4-H Educational Travel Opportunities

Did you know that 4-H offers amazing educational travel opportunities for youth in grades 6-13 (and adult leaders) to experience the world beyond Fond du Lac county? From a statewide conference at UW-Madison to a trip to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, there’s an opportunity for you! Fond du Lac County […]


Empire Water Sampling 2018

Well Water Sampling Program Town of Empire invites area families to sample drinking well water Reasons to Test Through This Program: Understand Risk: Testing reveals what, if any, contaminants are in your drinking water Your Children’s Health: Kids, especially babies and pregnant women, are more vulnerable to certain contaminants Increased Confidence in Water Quality: If […]

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Tornado Disaster Relief Resources

Tornado Disaster Relief Resources Fond du Lac County Health Department and Fond du Lac County Emergency Management, in partnership with United Way 2-1-1 and Red Cross, have put together a list of disaster relief resources available to residents affected by the recent weather events. Residents in Fond du Lac County and all residents of the City of Waupun are also […]


4-H Family Times September Newsletter

Highlights in the September Family Times 4-H newsletter:  Welcome to our new 4-H Program Coordinator, National 4-H Week, Fall Forum, Educational Travel Experiences, Raffle Winners, Celebrate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month & Independence Day  


Looking for Trustworthy Parenting Resources? Look no further!

Where can you go for Trustworthy Resources to Improve the Quality of Family Life? Check out the site: parenting.uwex.edu.  Loaded with quality resources for families and professionals on parenting, healthy relationships, family health, child development, and family caregiving this site was developed by a team of family and parenting specialists at Extension’s Human Development and […]


Fond du Lac County Wind Energy

When asked about wind energy in Fond du Lac County and Wisconsin statewide, Sherrie Gruder, Sustainable Design Specialist and Energy Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, provided this interesting information: In total Wisconsin has 461 wind turbines that supply 746 MW of power. Our part of the state has an excellent wind resource given the Niagara Escarpment. […]


Covers and Climate Field Day Features Local Producers

Approximately 160 participants attended the August 3rd Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water Field Day at the Hammer & Kavazanjian Farms in Beaver Dam, WI.  The Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water have a mission of improving our community’s soil & water through conservation practices & education for the Rock River Watershed, which includes portions […]