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4-H Youth and Adult Volunteers Are Still Active and Making a Difference

Sheboygan County 4-H youth and adult volunteers are still active and making a difference in their communities during these challenging times of COVID-19. Through both technology and a little bit of creativity, the youth and volunteer leaders are still keeping in contact.  Almost 45% of the 4-H clubs and committees have met using technology to […]

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Area 15 Human Development Relationships Educators Provide COVID-19 Resources

Jane Jensen, Human Development and Relationship Educator  In response to COVID 19 Jane collaborated with the Human Development Relationships Educators in Area 15 to create bi-weekly messages to share up to date research-based resources with decision-makers, organizations, families, and individuals. New targeted information is highlighted in each bi-weekly message in order to provide residents resources […]

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Nutrition Education: Color Me Healthy Curriculum

Amanda Miller & Janeth Orozco, FoodWIse FoodWIse partners with 7 elementary schools within the Sheboygan Area School District and 4 Head Start Centers to provide nutrition education to students. Kindergarten students learn about the 5 food groups from the Discover MyPlate curriculum and Head Start students learn about trying new foods from the Color Me […]

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Town Zoning Maps

Most of the town zoning maps in Sheboygan County were drawn in the early 1980s before the appearance of computerized mapping and detailed data sets like digital aerial photography, wetland boundaries, topographic elevation contours, and so forth were available as computerized overlays in a geographic information system (GIS). As a result, when a property contained […]

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Extension Agricultural Education Programs Recently Delivered Virtually

Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent Provided leadership for developing and delivering, via zoom and YouTube, Growing and Feeding Alternative Forages, on Friday, April 3rd, to farmers and ag-professionals across Wisconsin. Forage shortages continue to challenge dairy farmers especially in Eastern WI and negatively impact farm profitability during the market disruptions of Covid-19. 100% of the poll […]

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DACUM (Developing a Curriculum)

Amanda Miller & Janeth Orozco, FoodWIse FoodWIse is a federally funded SNAP-Ed program (or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education.) The national program is leading a DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process to revise/develop core competencies for program leaders, program supervisors, and nutrition educators. The goal is to improve the staffing of SNAP-Ed programs across the country. DACUM is […]

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2020 Landscape & Grounds Maintenance Short Course

Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent The goal of the 4-week short course is to provide timely information and education that will allow Green Industry professionals the opportunity to improve the quality of service and profitability of their horticultural businesses. Although this course is designed for people in the horticulture industry, Master Gardener Volunteers and other interested […]

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Monthly Family Caregiver Education/Support

Jane Jensen, Human Development and Relationship Educator   In response to Safer At Home Jane collaborated with the Caregiver Coordinator at the Sheboygan County Aging and Disability Resource Center  (ADRC) to facilitate the monthly Family Caregiver Education/Support group via a Google platform call in (audio only).  This allowed family caregivers to participate from their own […]

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