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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

In response to COVID-19, Jane collaborated with the Sheboygan County Aging & Disability Center (ADRC) and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice (SSRCH) to co-facilitate a new virtual evidence-based version of Powerful Tools for Caregivers during the months of August and September in order to provide tools, education, and resources for socially isolated family caregivers. This […]

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‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ – A Senior Newsletter

Due to the challenges of holding in-person classes this summer, FoodWIse will instead start offering a bi-weekly newsletter to the senior populations in Sheboygan County. This is an effective way to get the most relevant and current nutrition information, while also prioritizing their health and safety. The ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ newsletters will be one […]

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THE FUTURE OF THE WALDO POND AND DAM

At the request of the Waldo Pond Improvement Association, Inc., Kevin has begun updating the pond management plan he drafted in 2016. The Waldo Mill Pond is classified as an impoundment, which is an artificially created lake or reservoir usually characterized by stream inflow and always by a stream outlet. In this case, the inflow […]

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2020 Sheboygan County Alfalfa Quality Monitoring and Scissors Clip Project

Farmers grow approximately 1.25 million acres of alfalfa and mixed hay annually to feed Wisconsin’s 1.26 million dairy cows.  Sheboygan County’s share of that total is 40,000 acres of alfalfa and mixed hay and about 26,000 cows. Maximizing the quality and quantity of alfalfa is essential for profitable dairy farming. First crop alfalfa represents approximately […]

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The Challenges of Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sarah Tarjeson, Sheboygan County 4-H Youth Development Educator and professor of UW-Madison, Division of Extension has been meeting weekly with Melodye McCay, Sheboygan County Extension Associate, and Kevin Palmer, Manitowoc County 4-H Youth Development Educator, and UW-Madison Professor to plan and implement a research project. The focus of this project is to collect and analyze […]

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Emergency FoodShare Benefits – What You Need To Know

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is issuing Emergency FoodShare supplements to many FoodShare households to help purchase food during the pandemic crisis. As provided for by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, all FoodShare households in Wisconsin will receive the maximum FoodShare benefit. Review this flyer for further information: Emergency FoodShare Benefits – What […]

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The Family Caregivers Coalition in Sheboygan County

Jane Jensen, Human Development and Relationship Educator  The mission of the coalition is identify, recognize, support, and enhance the role of those affected by family caregiving through 1) community outreach, 2) education, 3) peer support, and 4) shared resources in order to help family caregivers thrive. Data for the recent annual report indicated that 275 […]

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Harvest of the Month Program 

Amanda Miller & Janeth Orozco, FoodWIse The state FoodWIse program is developing a statewide Harvest of the month program for elementary schools. Harvest of the Month is a social marketing intervention that encourages kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, specifically those grown in Wisconsin. This program includes the development of promotional materials for school […]

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AGRICULTURE WORKS HARD FOR SHEBOYGAN COUNTY

Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent Family-owned farms, food processors, and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity in Sheboygan County while contributing to local income and tax revenues.                       THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR BENEFITS THE ENTIRE COUNTY Sheboygan County is a […]

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