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Celebrating our Heritage

“Latinos Unidos en Fond du Lac” (Latinos United in Fond du Lac) is a community group (youth and adults) that has been working together for a year with the purpose to connect, educate, and empower Latinos in our county. In September, the group hosted a Celebration of Independence event. This was a cultural event to […]

New Structure and Opportunity for the FoodWIse Program

October 1st marks the beginning of the 2018 fiscal and programming year for FoodWIse. FoodWIse is the UW-Extension Family Living Program’s nutrition education program. Funded by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the program helps families on FoodShare make healthier food choices on a limited budget. FoodShare works with community agencies to reach families […]

Big Programs are Coming!

October and the fall season always remind us to begin preparations for change, and the start of a new agriculture meeting season!  Much planning and preparation has been done this past month for the upcoming meeting season!  And we are excited about it!  Programming includes those related to calf management, farm business succession, animal well-being, […]

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Afraid You Might be the Target of Identity Theft or Fraud?

The recent data breach in the news comes from Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the U.S. This breach involves computer hackers accessing personal data – social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and potentially more information – of 143 million U.S. consumers.  Fond du Lac County UW Extension Family Living Educator Shelley […]

On the Road with IGNITE! Business Success

In early October, Diana traveled to Michigan to present about Fond du Lac County’s entrepreneurial development system:  IGNITE! Business Success. Most communities haven’t been able to achieve 16 organizations collaborating to launch new businesses and Michigan State Extension attendees were fascinated to hear how we do it. View the history, overview, and outcomes of IGNITE! […]

Touring Cover Crops and the World Beneath

Thirty-eight participants visited three local farms to observe the top growth of cover crops and to view the soil world beneath their feet.  On October 18th the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water held their first morning field tour.  These farmers have a mission of improving our community’s soil & water through conservation practices […]

Achievement – a thing done successfully, typically by effort, courage, or skill

4-H members of all ages were recognized for their accomplishments at the annual achievement program held Oct. 16 at UW-Extension. Kayla Doll and Kaitlyn Wehner were honored with the Citizenship Award sponsored by Farm Bureau Women. Only two youth attain this highest award each year. Recipients are selected based upon their participation, leadership and community […]

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Leadership Journey

Dairy & Livestock Agent Tina Kohlman recently completed the National Extension Leadership Development Program this past month, with the capstone session in Minneapolis, MN.  The week-long session focused on personal visioning, influence, innovation, and effective communication. The mission of NELD is to build leaders in Cooperative Extension at all levels and provide them with the […]

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Rent Smart

Rent Smart strives to guide and inform participants so they may:  1) Learn new skills to build positive relationships with landlords and neighbors; 2) Gain confidence in their ability to find and maintain affordable housing; 3) Understand the application and screening processes used by landlords; and 4) Learn the responsibilities and rights of tenants and […]

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Designing a Business Model Canvas

Ten new business owners learned how to describe the value they bring to customers and plan for the future using this unique, visual method taught for the first time in Fond du Lac County this month thanks to the partnership of IGNITE! Business Success organizations. During the two-day session, owners received coaching from experienced business […]

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