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Sheboygan County Youth to Celebrate National 4-H Week: October 4-10

Sheboygan, WI (September 16, 2020) — Every year, National 4-H Week sees millions of youth, parents, volunteers, and alumni come together to celebrate the many positive youth development opportunities offered by 4-H. The theme for this year’s National 4-H Week, Opportunity4All, is a campaign that was created by National 4-H Council to rally support for […]

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Preplanning for the Loss of a Loved One

Along with a statewide team of Extension Lifespan specialists and county-based educators, Jane is developing a seven module curriculum focused on preplanning for the loss of a loved one. Modules include 1. Course Introduction-Getting Ready 2. Personal Finance Basics 3. End of Life Financial Planning 4. Advance Directives 5. End of Life Decisions 6. Choices […]

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Who would I talk to about what we can fill an abandoned cistern with?

Kevin has continued to receive questions on a wide variety of local issues. Here is a recent question from a local village president, some interesting background information, and the answer to the question. Q: Who would I talk to about what we can fill an abandoned cistern with? Background: Cisterns are small underground reservoirs for […]

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Dry Down Days Monitor Plant Moistures for Improved Animal Performance

Extension Sheboygan County partnered with Adell Coop, Country Visions Coop, Dinamica Generale, and the Sheboygan County Forage Council to hold the 2020 Corn Silage Dry Down Days. Thus far, more than 100 Sheboygan County cornfields have been analyzed for whole plant moistures. Because of varied planting dates, hybrid differences, and the impact of Lake Michigan […]

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Sheboygan County 4-H Renegades Western Drill Team Persistence pays of in Summer of 2020

Sarah Tarjeson, 4-H Youth Development Educator Anticipation, Excitement, Disappointment, Social Distancing, Uncertainty met with Teamwork, Leadership, Perseverance, Practice, Perfection. That’s my best effort at describing the Renegades in 2020! The year began with invitations for 2 of our teams to perform in the first-ever Drill Team Champion’s Challenge at State Fair. More than 40 4-H […]

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ANALYSIS of FARMLAND PRESERVATION ZONING in TOWN OF SHERMAN

Kevin Struck, Community Development Educator From 2013 – 2015, Kevin worked with Town of Sherman officials to create a custom farmland preservation zoning ordinance. Since the strategies within this new ordinance had not been tried before, the state agency that oversees farmland preservation certification and tax credits for local farmers approved it with a contingency […]

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Extension Crops and Soils Program

Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent Mike Ballweg provided leadership, within the Extension Crops and Soils Program, to develop a series of Zoom informational virtual meetings (Badger Crop Connect) for farmers, agronomists, crop consultants, educators, and other agricultural professionals to learn about a wide range of timely agronomic topics during the 2020 growing season. Since face-to-face meetings […]

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Moving Forward During COVID-19

Jane Jensen, Human Development and Relationship Educator The COVID-19 pandemic led to months of “Stay at Home” orders across the country. Now that these locations are slowly opening back up, it may be time to decide how or when to return to these places or who to start engaging with in-person. In response, Jane shared […]

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