The Wisconsin Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Program is designed to meet requirements established by the US Department of Labor, pertaining to special provisions made for the employment of youth ages 14-15 on farms not operated by their parents. In addition, Wisconsin Act 455 provides specific provisions for tractor operation by 12-13 year olds.
Local dairy farmers want high quality alfalfa haylage for their cows, especially the first cutting of this 4-cut crop since it provides over half of the total haylage harvest for the year. Farmers wait 28-30 days between cuttings to harvest the optimal quality in haylage, but how do we determine when to cut the first […]
Youth Government Day is a joint effort with American Legion Volunteers, Sheboygan County, and Extension. Including youth voice in civic processes and providing opportunity structures with diverse representation has multiple potential positive youth development benefits, such as increased civic engagement and mentoring. All 21 participating students reported a greater understanding of County government as a […]
•A lesson for 4-H members where participants learned how to prepare, deliver and compete with a 4-H Demonstration to increase public speaking and other communication skills. Eight young people participated in this 4-H Demonstration Workshop in Sheboygan County. 100% of participants indicated that they strongly agree they, “Feel more prepared to present a demonstration;” “know […]
•New partnership with Sheboygan County Birth to Three, an early intervention special education program that helps children under the age of 3 with delays and disabilities, to offer virtual classes for parents. The purpose of these classes will be to offer parents tips and resources on feeding picky eaters.•Planning the UW-Madison 175th anniversary celebration visit […]
•A town planner asked for Kevin’s help in understanding the land use issues related to a proposed commercial development in a residential neighborhood of the town. The discussion enabled the town planner to provide guidance to the town’s plan commission as it made a recommendation to the town board, which the board ultimately followed.•A town […]
According to the 2020 Sheboygan County health assessment, 60% of survey respondents consumed at least two servings of fruit in an average day, while only 28% of survey respondents consumed at least three servings of vegetables in an average day. The goal is to increase the fruit and vegetable intake of Sheboygan County residents, which […]
Preparation continues for the first Sheboygan Outreach Collective event in Plymouth, to be hosted by Generations multi-generational center. Seventeen organizations to date have registered, including new community partner UMOS “…a non-profit advocacy organization, provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations.” Outreach efforts are targeting rural employers […]
An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.