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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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FARMLAND PRESERVATION PROPERTY TAX CREDITS

The snapshot of a recent newspaper article below captures one example of the integral role Kevin has played in assisting local towns over the last few years as they have updated their land use plans and Farmland Preservation zoning. In each case, the goal has been to strike a good balance between growth and preservation. […]

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Lessening Isolation and Increasing Social Connections

Along with a team of Human Development & Relationships Educators working in the Life Span area Jane co-developed and co-facilitated a six-part virtual series focused on lessening isolation and increasing social connections. The series was facilitated in February/March 2021.  The sessions focused on:  cultivating optimism to help us meet challenges with a positive mindset even […]

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Project Leader Training

The Sheboygan County 4-H Program hosted a Project Leader Training in preparation for 4-H Project Day and the 4-H year ahead. Special instructors Laura Huber, 4-H Youth Development Educator, and Amber Rehberg, WI State 4-H Specialist joined Sheboygan County leaders to teach them how to lead and teach virtually. There was a special focus on […]

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Using Social Media and Websites for Public Health Messaging

People are increasingly getting their information from the internet and social media, such as Facebook. This includes information related to all aspects of life, including health and nutrition. Over the past decade, people have reached for their laptops or smartphone, as opposed to a textbook, to ask a question about their health. Relying on social […]

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Alternative Forages When Alfalfa Fails

Eastern Wisconsin dairy farmers have experienced severe alfalfa winter losses the past several years. As a result, dairy and livestock farmers are looking for alternative forages to grow when traditional forage crops fail. In response, Extension, The Sheboygan County Forage Council, other Local Forage Councils from across Wisconsin, and the Midwest Forage Association, teamed up […]

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