photo of Tina Kohlman, Fond du Lac County Dairy & Livestock Agent

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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Impactful Interviews – A First Step to a Great Opportunity

4-H members implement interview success tips as they apply for awards. “Dress for success. Prepare your responses to typical questions. Arrive on time. Greet the interviewer. Shake hands. Use eye contact.” These and more tips, as well as typical interview questions, are provided to young people even before they interview for 4-H state and national […]

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Junior Master Gardener’s Year End Report

Fall celebrates the end of another successful summer for the Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program. JMG is a gardening and nutrition program that is a partnership between Patty Percy (Community Gardens Coordinator), Amanda Miller (FoodWIse Coordinator), and the Master Gardener Volunteer Program. This summer, the program ran for 12 weeks spanning from April to August. […]

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Community Gardens Report

The Community Gardens will soon be put to bed for the season.  Vegetable harvests have been plentiful and enjoyed by all.  The fall newsletter is full of information about preserving garden produce and locations of local food pantries.  Gardeners have been invited to do a “Second Harvest” day at the gardens while cleaning up any […]

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Report a Pigweed

Thirty-five Master Gardener volunteers in Fond du Lac County and 40 Master Gardener volunteers in Dodge County learned about being first detectors for two species of pigweed (weeds in the Amaranthus genra) that are or may become problems in agricultural fields or in urban areas. Weed scientists with the University of Wisconsin-Madison want to document […]

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Spreading the Word about 4-H

Fond du Lac County 4-H has reached hundreds of people by participating in a series of community events such as the Boys & Girls Club’s multicultural night and Lights on Afterschool, North Fond du Lac’s Christmas and Mother’s Day celebrations for ELL students and their families, Action Center at the County Fair and most recently […]

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Security Freezes and Fraud Alerts

If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s identity theft website, which lists the steps you need to take. The FTC has a second website, “Immediate Steps to Repair Identity Theft,” with similar information. For individuals who believe they have been or will be the victims of identity theft, […]

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4-H Family Times October 2017 Newsletter

Highlights in the October Family Times 4-H newsletter:  National 4-H Week, Awesome Officer Workshop, Annual Leader Meeting, Annual Required Leader Training for Clubs & Groups, Leaders Banquet & Recognition, Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest, Hurricane Harvey, Young Dreamers, Small Animal Project/Activity Meeting, Shooting Sports Planning Meeting