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Veterans THRIVE Garden

Amanda Miller received the “Growing Together WI” grant. The grant brings together Master Gardener volunteers with FoodWIse (nutrition education) for local ‘seed to plate’ projects. Miller and Patty Percy decided to support gardens for veterans, with this particular project. One of the garden locations is the Community Gardens, where Master Gardener volunteers and veterans have […]

Watch out…It’s Pork-tober!

October may be the month of candy, costumes, and trick-or-treating, but it is also the month of pork. October is National Pork Month in the US. Traditionally, this was the time of the year when pigs were to be marketed. Now we use this time of the year to thank producers for everything they do […]

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As 10/10 approaches, be sure to check your credit report

Are you among the thousands of Wisconsin residents who didn’t get around to checking their credit report last year? Turn that around by signing up for UW-Extension’s “Check Your Credit Report Campaign. The University of Wisconsin-Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign seeks to make the process of remembering to order a […]

Safely Using Produce from Flooded Gardens

Safely Using Produce from Flooded Gardens Please follow the link above to read an article about safely using produce from flooded gardens by Barbara Ingham and Steve Ingham, UW-Food Science. As a preface to the page about donations to the food pantry I would like to talk to the need in our community. I always […]

4-H makes an impact in the life of youth

UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development integrates research, education, and community-based partnerships to help youth learn and practice skills to be productive citizens. There are four essential elements that are critical to a successful learning experience: a sense of belonging, independence, mastery and generosity. It is important that youth feel that they are a valued part of […]

Why test your drinking water?

This month, the Town of Empire is participating in a well water sampling program, and it’s a great time to sample your well water too, especially if: You have never tested. It’s been more than a year since your last test. You have young children or pregnant women frequently in the home.   Decide what […]

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 […]

Fond du Lac County Forage Council Corn Silage Dry Down Days

The best lactation performance by dairy cows has been shown to occur when corn silage is harvested at 65-70 percent moisture.  This range of whole plant moisture also works well for achieving good packing and silage fermentation in horizontal silos.  Determining whole plant moisture prior to harvest is one management practice to ensure high quality forages.

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