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Making an Impact: Youth Development July 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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Sheboygan County Master Gardener Volunteers

Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent Being a Master Gardener is about becoming a volunteer with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension to help educate the public about horticulture, gardening and natural resources. Master Gardener Volunteers work in tandem with Extension staff to deliver meaningful community programs to improve the well-being of individuals and communities. There […]

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Making an Impact: FoodWIse July 2019

A series of emails for the Food Providers Group to support local food pantries during COVID-19, designed to support coordination between local agencies and organizations in service of those impacted by this emergency situation. A series of fruit and vegetable publications for farmers market customers. These publications promote buying fresh produce and helps customers better […]

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Making an Impact: Community Development July 2021

Kevin Stuck, Community Development Educator Cyberattacks on infrastructure are becoming increasingly frequent, as almost daily national headlines confirm. To assess how prepared local water utilities are to protect their systems against such attacks, Kevin created and mailed a 12-question survey to all 11 water utilities in Sheboygan County. The questions arose out of his extensive […]

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Making an Impact: Human Development and Relationships July 2021

Jane Jensen, Human Development & Relationship Educator Along with a team of other UW-Madison Extension Life Span educators Jane developed and facilitated a ten-part virtual series. The goal of the series was to connect participants while providing them with tools, resources, and skills during social isolation. The sessions focused on building resiliency, self-care, compassion, developing […]

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Master Gardener Volunteer Training

The Master Gardener training program has been redesigned to be delivered on-line. There are now to separate sections to the Master Gardener Volunteer Training. Part 1. Foundations in Horticulture Part 2.  “Master Gardener Program Volunteer Onboarding” course. To become an Extension Volunteer in the Master Gardener Program you must successfully complete both parts of the […]

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Making an Impact: FoodWIse June 2021

Amanda Miller, FoodWIse Coordinator A series of fruit and vegetable publications for farmers market customers. These publications promote buying fresh produce and help customers better understand how to select, prepare, and store specific produce items. A series of meetings with local public health departments where they received feedback from Extension regarding the Community Health Improvement […]

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Making an Impact: Community Development June 2021

Kevin Stuck, Community Development Educator Co-hosted an educational Zoom session for 21 Town of Holland households that had participated in a well water testing program coordinated by the Sheboygan County Extension Office in partnership with the Center for Watershed Science and Education at UW-Stevens Point. Participants learned the basics about groundwater, well construction, potential contaminants, […]

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Making an Impact: Human Development and Relationships June 2021

Jane Jensen, Human Development & Relationship Educator A 10 session virtual series (Aging Mastery Program) for seniors in Wood, Sheboygan, and Central WI counties, (offered twice) where participants develop sustainable behaviors across many dimensions that lead to improved health, stronger economic security, enhanced well-being, and increased societal participation. The program, developed by the National Council […]

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Making an Impact: Youth Development June 2021

Sarah Tarjeson, 4-H Youth Development Educator A monthly newsletter for New or 1st Year 4-H Families where they were introduced to the 4-H Youth Development Program. The purpose of this effort was to develop a sense of belonging to our organization and build confidence in parents and members as they participate in club and project […]

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