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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.

Expanding the StrongBodies Program

The StrongBodiesTM Program [formerly referred to as StrongWomenTM] is a safe, effective, evidence-based strength training program designed by Dr. Miriam Nelson of Tuft’s University.  It helps middle aged and older individuals build muscle, strengthen bones, prevent frailty, improve balance and increase overall physical and mental health. Although the research was done on women, this strength […]

4-H Camp: A Skill-Building Experience

4-H Camp has been a long-standing tradition in Fond du Lac County. Some of the volunteers have been serving the youth that attend camp for over 20 years. I have been a part of camp for about 9 years. I started attending as a camper in 2008. I skipped a year, but I returned as […]

UW-Extension brings families together around money management

Young children pick up the habits of the adults around them. The same is true when it comes to how role models make everyday decisions about spending, saving, and sharing money. Even if parents and caregivers don’t involve children in daily money management, chances are children have already picked up many beliefs and behaviors. Children […]

Launch your Business with IGNITE!

Do you have a business or want to start one IGNITE! Business Success is the network of 16 organizations in Fond du Lac County that are ready to help you with your dream. At these upcoming (and free) events, you can meet us and other innovators in the area. Tuesday, August 14, 5-7pm, at THELMA […]

FDL Fresh 5 – Farmers Market Donation Program

The “FDL Fresh 5” is a farmer’s market donation program with an emphasis on connecting Fond du Lac families with healthier food pantry donations. This program, started by Amanda Miller and Bill Zeleske (farmers market vendor), is an opportunity for Fond du Lac farmers and customers to donate fresh fruits and vegetables to local food […]

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