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Consultants and Farmers Find Focus on Forage Series High Quality and Applicable

Mike Ballweg and Extension Colleagues from across Wisconsin developed and implemented a series of webinars called Focus on Forage. This series addressed forage production practices that improve dairy’s economic vitality while enhancing environmental stewardship. Forage crops are the backbone of Wisconsin’s $45.6 billion dairy industry, representing 16.4% of Wisconsin’s total, and generating 154,000 jobs. The […]

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Bitmoji Classrooms

In an effort to provide support to kindergarten teachers during in-class and virtual education, Janeth Orozco has been developing a series of five bitmoji classrooms. Bitmoji classrooms are interactive classrooms with clickable sections where students can learn about nutrition. Each bitmoji classroom is designed to cover the information that Janeth would normally teach in person […]

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Well Water Testing in Town of Holland

Since 2011, Kevin has conducted 13 voluntary well water testing events in Sheboygan County towns, including the most recent in the Town of Holland. The Town’s residents submitted 99 tests, which Kevin collected on April 12th and then transported to the lab at UW-Stevens Point the following day for analysis. Town officials were happy with […]

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Planning AHEAD

Along with a state team of Extension Educators and UW-Madison specialists, Jane co-developed the interactive Planning AHEAD (Advance directives, Home finances, Estate planning, and Arriving at decisions for the end of this life) program over the past year. The seven-part virtual series will be offered free to county residents through a Baldwin grant. Planning AHEAD […]

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Volunteer Development and Management

In the Sheboygan County 4-H Program, volunteer management and development is a priority! With 226 Certified 4-H Volunteer Leaders, it is critical that staff engage volunteers in ongoing educational processes designed to build capacities for their service roles. By actively engaging volunteers and organizing volunteer efforts, we are able to provide hundreds of opportunities throughout […]

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Virtual Agronomy Day Program Impacts Change

Approximately 90 area farmers and industry agronomists attended the virtual 2021 Agronomy Day to learn about cropping systems research to improve crop profitability while protecting and improving our soil and water natural resources. This long-standing educational program was well received despite its virtual format. UW-Madison Extension faculty presenting at the 2021 Agronomy Day program included: […]

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2021 Virtual 4-H Project Day

The 2021 Virtual 4-H Project Day was an incredible success and will likely be a catalyst for great 4-H programming as we begin to open up opportunities for 4-H members once again in the Sheboygan County 4-H Youth Development Program. Forty youth and 9 adult and youth leaders participated in the day. In addition, many […]

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Aging Mastery Program

In response to older adults in isolation, Jane co-facilitated the evidence-based Aging Mastery Program virtually in January and February. The materials for this 10-part series were provided free to participants through a partnership grant with the National Council on Aging. The highly interactive series focused on: 1) navigating longer lives, 2) healthy movement, 3) sleep, […]

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#FDLSHBFoodWIse

The Fond du Lac/Sheboygan FoodWIse team introduces our new FoodWIse Facebook page, which includes evidence and research-based health and nutrition information from the state and nation’s leading experts. This includes, but is not limited to: Tasty Tuesdays: a weekly series focused on highlighting a specific cooking/food prep skill “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Thursdays: a weekly series highlighting an article featured […]

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Land Use, Zoning, and Other Questions

This month marks one year since the coronavirus pandemic began to significantly impact the U.S. Based on phone logs and email records, Kevin answered 124 questions from local officials, developers, and citizens over that one-year period. Here’s a sample of topics: Farmland preservation zoning “Tiny homes” Well water quality Impacts of dam removal Allowability of […]

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