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Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is impacting households, communities, and businesses. A new national survey shows that 1 in 5 households in the US have already had their income cut or stopped altogether. The frequently asked questions below highlight some common financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The answer to each […]

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Office Operations March 2020

As a Division of UW-Madison, Extension is following the lead of UW-Madison leadership in responding to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, in conjunction with public health and county officials. The latest guidance from UW-Madison and local government is to limit on-site work in addition to postponing events. This guidance is in reaction to a worldwide event […]

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Cooking Matters

Amanda Miller & Janeth Orozco, FoodWIse The local FoodWIse program was one of the ten teams in the state selected to pilot test the Cooking Matters curriculum for parents and caregivers of young children. This new curriculum was developed to increase access to nutrition and food skills education for low-income families and contains shorter, more […]

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A Glimpse at Industrial Hemp Production in Wisconsin.

Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent The passage of the USDA 2014 Farm Bill cleared the way for individual states across the country to develop Pilot Hemp Programs to grow industrial hemp for grain, fiber, and cannabidiol (CBD). Wisconsin is operating under its current hemp pilot program rules until October 31, 2020. The opportunity to grow industrial […]

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Answer Your Phone to 414-774-0623

Jane Jensen, Human Development and Relationship Educator   Beginning January 9, 2020, community health needs assessment (CHNA) of Sheboygan County will be underway. The CHNA is a collaborative initiative being led by Public Health, Aurora Health Care, Prevea Health, Lakeshore Community Health Center, United Way of Sheboygan County and the Extension Sheboygan County Human Development […]

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Youth Learning Citizenship and Community Contribution

Sarah Tarjeson, 4-H Youth Development Educator and Linda Robson, 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator  Youth Learning Citizenship and Community Contribution The young people of our communities are capable, confident and willing to engage in their communities in a variety of ways. However, many factors point to a lack of engagement of youth in meaningful opportunities […]

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Holland Updates Its Comprehensive Plan

Kevin Struck, Community Development Educator The Town of Holland, working with Kevin over a 6-month period, adopted an update to its Comprehensive Plan on February 10th. The update contains a wealth of data and information the Town will use for guidance when creating policies and making decisions. The Future Land Use Map, for example, will […]

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Master Gardner General Level 1 Training

The Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a state-wide program of the UW- Madison Division of Extension. Master Gardeners receive horticulture training from Extension specialists and faculty. In return for their training, Master Gardener Volunteers assist their local County Extension office in educational programs and horticulture projects which enhance the community. The Master Gardener General Training […]

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