The Junior Master Gardeners had a pizza party at the end of the year.

Junior Master Gardeners

Junior Master Gardeners celebrated their classroom and garden activities on August 10 with a “Parent Party.”  They spent the afternoon harvesting the garden, preparing the pizzas, picking flowers for the centerpieces they could take home, and had fun playing games.  Parents enjoyed the pizzas the kids prepared.  The final meetings will continue with the harvest […]

A view of the community gardens on Pioneer Road & Grove Street in Fond du Lac.

Community Gardens

The Community Gardens are filled with loads of produce to harvest.  The gardens are looking spectacular and well cared for. The gardeners should be proud of their hard work.  We will be sending out information on where the extra produce can be taken when the season ends.  The cover crop is growing well and will […]

Newsletters are available to new parents in the Fond du Lac area.

Just In Time – Parenting information when you need it

Finding reliable parenting information and advice on the web can be overwhelming! How do you know what you can trust — especially when you are busy and there’s just so little time? Just in Time Parenting is a free parenting newsletter that is delivered by email and specific to a child’s age and needs. The […]

Small steps gives area families resources to a healthier diet.

Farmers Market Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program

UW-Extension’s FoodWIse Program partnered with Agnesian HealthCare and the Boys and Girls Club to promote healthy eating among Fond du Lac County youth by utilizing the United HealthCare “Small Steps” Program. Most people associate a prescription with medicine that comes in a pill bottle, but there is an increasing understanding among the medical community that […]

A major change is transitioning the farm business to the next generation.

Navigating Change

Farm businesses and organizations should set aside time periodically to consider what’s working well and what might need to be changed.  As one looks at navigating change, they should consider:  preserve, change, and create. Dairy & Livestock Agent Tina Kohlman has been participating in the National Extension Leadership Development (NELD) program the past nine months, […]

A group of 4-H members and chaperones traveled to South Carolina where they worked on service learning projects.

Youth Plan & Organize Service Learning Week

Practicing independence, making decisions, working as a team, and serving the community are reasons why the New Horizons experience is an important component of 4-H. This service learning leadership experience took place for one week in South Carolina, with seven teens and two adult chaperones. The group held planning meetings from December to June to […]

A group of workforce professionals collaborate on setting and achieving goals for their business activities.

Customized Group Solutions

This month Diana designed customized process for a collaboration of Workforce Development professionals working in northeast WI and for the Sophia Foundation. In both cases, she met with a core group of members in the groups ahead of time to learn their goals for the meetings. She then designed a pre-meeting survey for the workforce […]

Dr. Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing taught first responders how to identify rash-causing weeds.

First Responders Learn to Identify Rash-Causing Weeds

Twelve first responders from Oakfield learned how to identify plants that can cause allergic reactions and rashes when contacted.   First responders often come in contact with brush when aiding motorists along roadways.  Dr. Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing, UW-Extension Fond du Lac County, shared easy characteristics and tips on how to identify poison ivy, poison sumac, wild parsnip, […]

The Cover Crop Field Day held at the Dodge County Fairgrounds had 103 participants.

Cover Crop Field Day Features Local Producers

One hundred three participants, including approximately 53 producers, attended the first Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water Field Day on Aug. 2nd at the Dodge County Fairgrounds.  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 […]

Participants at Cloverbud Day Camp enjoyed playing with the goats from Cristo Rey Ranch.

Youth Enjoy a Day of Learning, Creativity, Imagination, and Playing Outdoors

4-H, in partnership with the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum and Cristo Rey Ranch, hosted the 2017 Cloverbud Day Camp. This was a one-day event for children 5 to 8 years old. Twenty-four children had the opportunity to participate in this day of learning, creativity, imagination, and playing outdoors. The Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum volunteers led […]