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Human Development and Relationships June 2022 Impact

A 7-session course that helps adults of all ages to make end-of-life financial, healthcare, and final wishes decisions in order to reduce the stress experienced by survivors and to ensure that their wishes are honored. A series of bi-monthly planning meetings for the Family Caregivers Coalition steering committee where we develop quarterly education, quarterly newsletters, […]

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Groceries Price Increase

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service recently reported that the price of groceries (food at home) has risen over 1% in the past month and more than 7% over the past year. They anticipate that grocery prices will increase by another 2-3% more in 2022. The cost of some foods has […]

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Community Development June 2022 Impact

Following separate requests from two town clerks in Sheboygan County, Kevin created a two-page, easy to understand handout, customized for each town, to help a Board of Appeals work through the process of deciding whether to approve land use variance applications. The guidelines and checklist will encourage standardized, consistent, and legally defensible decision-making, which can […]

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Familias Unidas Resource Fair

Sheboygan United, formerly Familias Unidas, presented our second resource fair at St. Clement Church following Spanish Mass. At least 15 community organizations attended, many with bilingual materials and interpreters, expanding access to their resources by participating in this event supporting the LatinX community. At least 100 people attended, with food provided by two parish organizations […]

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American Spirit Leadership Program

The American Spirit Leadership Program is a special opportunity for young leaders to develop knowledge of America’s heritage, further understand their citizenship responsibilities, and practice leadership and communication skills in a safe and supportive environment. The 4-H Youth Development Educator traveled with the second group of youth June 10-19, 2022. In addition to leading the […]

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Crops and Soils May 2022 Impact

One-on-one consultations with farmers from Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Washington, and Ozaukee Counties where farmers learned about: crimping winter rye and no-till planting soybeans, understanding alfalfa quality reports to better time harvest for high-quality dairy forage, weed control on small scale organic vegetable farms, and lastly helping buyers and sellers to determine fair market prices […]

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Making an Impact May 2022 FoodWIse

A series of newsletters for older adults to learn about food safety, food budgeting, and basic nutrition. These printed materials bring health information to seniors during a time when guest speakers are not permitted due to COVID. The goal of this effort is to improve the health of older adults. A series of weekly virtual […]

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Waldo Mill Pond and Onion River Dam

To obtain input regarding the aging Waldo Mill Pond and Onion River Dam, the nonprofit Waldo Pond Improvement Association partnered with Kevin to create an opinion survey. 234 surveys were mailed to addresses within the Village of Waldo, or the Town of Lyndon if adjacent to the Mill Pond or less than one mile downstream […]

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“Focus on Forage” Webinar Series

A “Focus on Forage” webinar series for farmers, agronomists, and other industry service providers, where they learned about growing and managing alternative forages to include: species selection, N fertilization, residual soil N following grass forages. The use of grasses helps to improve both water quality and animal performance. Topics included: “Are Forage Cocktail Mixes a […]

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