The Wisconsin Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Program is designed to meet requirements established by the US Department of Labor, pertaining to special provisions made for the employment of youth ages 14-15 on farms not operated by their parents. In addition, Wisconsin Act 455 provides specific provisions for tractor operation by 12-13 year olds.
Kevin played a key role in six agenda items at a recent town plan commission meeting where he was asked to provide draft ordinance language and explanations, and recommend options for a variety of land use issues. At a meeting requested by a town long-range planning committee chairperson, Kevin was asked to explain the ways […]
Transportation of any animal can be stressful, but perhaps more so for newborn calves. Calves are at an increased risk for health and welfare issues than their older counterparts due to a naïve immune system and their inability to thermoregulate their body temperatures. Other stressors impacting a calf’s welfare includes handling, loading, and weighing animals […]
Local public health departments are required to conduct a community health assessment (CHA) every few years, which is then followed by a community health improvement plan (CHIP) or action plan to help address those identified health issues. Miller was asked by the Sheboygan County Public Health Director to join the Healthy Sheboygan County Leadership Team […]
Development and planning for in-person CAFO (Confined Animal Feeding Operations) Update Meeting series for WPDES (WI Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permitted farms, crop and dairy managers, agriculture engineers, crop consultants, agronomists, professional and on-farm nutrient applicators, government agency personnel, and other interested individuals in collaboration with WI DNR (Department of Natural Resources). The goal of […]
Led a meeting to support an individual volunteer through challenging interpersonal situations and group dynamics while serving in their role on a committee providing educational opportunities for youth. Provided ongoing communication, follow-up, and tracking for enrolled volunteers to ensure compliance with UW-Madison’s required training outcomes including understanding sexual misconduct, mandatory reporting expectations, program policies, and […]
Positive Youth Development Educator Lisa Sanderson collaborated with UW Extension Professor Debbie Moelledorf to provide information about Raise Your Voice, mental health advocacy groups for youth, to local mental health providers including staff from United Way/PATH (Providing Access to Healing) director Brianna Heusterberg, Mental Health America youth outreach staff Keegan Rhynas. Debbie has decades of […]
Forward Services Corporation is an organization that provides W-2 (Wisconsin Works) and FSET (Food Share Employment Training) with a variety of career services. Employment specialists/caseworkers specialize in assisting participants with job skills training, professional development and education, interview skills, resume building, and life skills. They help address some of the barriers to employment, including language, […]
Kevin was invited to a town plan commission meeting and asked to provide guidance on six agenda items. Topics included: • conditional uses in business districts • irregularly shaped properties (“flag lots”) • legality of outlots • difference between lot frontage and lot width • expansion options for a nonconforming structure • possible land division […]
An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.