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Making an Impact: FoodWIse September 2021

Amanda Miller & Janeth Orozco, FoodWIse A series of meetings with local public health departments where they received feedback from Extension regarding the Community Health Improvement Plan. This effort was designed to improve community adoption of health and nutrition practices. Distribution of e-newsletter for Fond du Lac County residents to learn about food preservation and […]

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Making an Impact: 4-H September 2021

Sarah Tarjeson, 4-H Youth Development Educator Mentorship for adult volunteers where they navigated actual conflict situations gaining skills in active listening, prioritizing, using ‘I messages” and taking appropriate and safe action. Through this mentorship, adults were able to provide a safe and respectful environment for Positive Youth Development. Mentorship for new leaders of the Mosel […]

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Making an Impact: Community Development September 2021

Kevin Struck, Community Development Educator Wrote an objective, easy to understand two-page summary of the 42-page Waldo Mill Pond Management Plan to accompany an upcoming opinion survey mailing to 226 local households. This summary is intended to give survey recipients who otherwise would probably not read such an extensive and technical plan some basic background […]

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Developing and Adapting Youth Programming

Lisa Golda, Positive Youth Development Educator Extension’s mission is to serve all WI residents by providing relevant, actionable, and culturally responsive educational programs and services. Centering stakeholders’ voices at the start of program development is key to fulfilling this mission. We are currently developing new youth programming / adapting existing programming to better serve all […]

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No-till and Cover Crop Practices

Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent Educational programs and field days were held in partnership with the Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers where farmers and industry agronomists learned about using cover crops, planting green, and no-tilling to improve water quality and soil health. An established 51,000 lbs. of phosphors may have been prevented from leaving farm fields due […]

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Jane Jensen, Human Development and Relationships Educator In response to COVID 19 and family caregivers in social isolation the Human Development & Relationships Educator collaborated with the ADRC and Sharon Richardson Community Hospice to co-facilitate the six-part evidence-based Powerful Tools for Caregivers virtually in August and September. Evaluations found that all participants who had been […]

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Making an Impact: Human Development and Relationships August 2021

Jane Jensen, Human Development & Relationships Educator The HDR Educator approached the Washington County Extension HDR Educator to collaborate in facilitating the pilot program Planning AHEAD in May and June of 2021 as part of a statewide effort. Planning AHEAD is a series of virtual sessions for adults where they learned about end-of-life decision-making tasks […]

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Making an Impact: Positive Youth Development August 2021

Sarah Tarjeson, 4-H Youth Development Educator A meeting of Mosel Farm and Home 4-H Club where members, volunteers, and parents learned about leadership opportunities and volunteer development. This effort is designed to transition club leadership and strengthen the volunteer capacity within this club. A training for Sheboygan Youth First Impressions Neighborhood Exchange where participants gained […]

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Making an Impact: Agriculture August 2021

Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent Monitoring the quality of alfalfa growth and development is important each year and 2021 was no exception. The yearly weather variations result in optimal harvest dates ranging anywhere from May 18th to June 10th depending on the annual growing conditions. Alfalfa quality may be reduced by 3-5 points per day in […]

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Making an Impact: FoodWIse August 2021

Amanda Miller, FoodWIse Coordinator Attended a workshop series to learn the national Around the Table curriculum. The purpose of the training is to learn skills to teach nutrition classes with trauma and resiliency resources in mind. Shared a series of emails for the Food Providers Group to support local food pantries during COVID-19. This communication […]

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