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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

Dairy and Livestock Agent, Tina Kohlman speaks at a presentation about motivational interviewing for farm succession
“Mission Possible: Motivational Interviewing for Farm Succession”

UW-Extension Fond du Lac County Dairy & Livestock Agent Tina Kohlman co-developed and co-presented “Mission Possible: Motivational Interviewing for Farm Succession” with Washington/Ozaukee Co Agriculture Educator Steph Plaster at the Wisconsin Farm Succession Professional Network’s annual meeting. The presentation was based on a workshop presented at the 2018 International Farm Transition Network Conference which educators […]

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Participate in Wisconsin Startup Week!

November 5-11 is Wisconsin Startup Week. Entrepreneurs will be celebrated and have more opportunities to connect and learn. Browse the schedule of events in Fond du Lac here and see what is planned in other communities. If you have a business or want one, the first step to getting all the support and resources you […]

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Parenting Information sent to you “Just In Time”

Parents, Grandparents, and Caregivers- Have you ever wondered the following-   Is my child reaching their physical, social, emotional and cognitive developmental milestones?  How can I raise a healthy, happy child?  Where can I find tools for coping and solving common parenting problems? Finding reliable, research based parenting information on the web can be overwhelming! How […]

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Make an Impact – Volunteer with 4-H!

Do you know how to do simple car maintenance, crochet/knit, or sand and paint a piece of wood? Have you ever decorated a cake, grown vegetables, or created scale models of trains/cars? Would you be interested in learning with youth how to build a rocket, how to work with animals, or how to make balloon […]

Kids from Fond du Lac County Junior Master Gardener program working in a raised garden
Junior Master Gardener Program cultivates more than gardeners

The Junior Master Gardener program wrapped up another successful season in Fond du Lac County this year. This program seeks to “grow” good kids by igniting a passion for learning, success, and service through a unique gardening education. The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. […]

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