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Making An Impact: FoodWIse January 2022

A series of classes on Discover MyPlate for each kindergarten classroom at 7 different elementary schools in Sheboygan County in English and Spanish. Discover MyPlate introduces the 5 food groups in an age-appropriate manner and recipe samples. The goal of these classes is to encourage youth to try healthy new foods. Leadership and planning in […]

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Familias Unidas – A family resource fair

Anecdotal reports from various Sheboygan area service organizations, including Department of Health staff, indicate a “referral gap” in connecting Sheboygan residents with the many services available to them in Sheboygan. Barriers may include language, marketing/awareness, location/transportation, and multiple referrals in attempts to obtain the same service. In response to this articulated need, the Positive Youth […]

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Making An Impact: Community Development January 2022

Kevin completed a research project using GIS (geographic information system) and Sheboygan County parcel data to determine the extent of conversions from owner-occupied residences to rental units in a sample of neighborhoods. The conversion rate was 38% in one of the larger neighborhoods and 27% in another. Results from this research may help officials determine […]

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Evaluations for Family Caregiving Programs

The HDR Educator along with the state evaluation specialist and a team of statewide educators developed, piloted and administered anonymous evaluations to determine the outcomes of programming with family caregivers. Locally the evaluation was administered to family caregivers who had participated in the six- part Powerful Tools for Caregivers and the monthly family caregiver education/support […]

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Badger Crop Connect

A team of Extension County educators and State Specialists developed the 2021 Badger Crop Connect (BCC) webinar series to provide timely information on current and emerging crop production topics. The audience included: farmers, agronomists/crop consultants, agency personnel, and other agricultural professionals. This series was offered on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Participant […]

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Great Lakes Apple Crunch

The Great Lakes Apple Crunch helps celebrate National Farm to School month (October) by collectively purchasing and crunching into locally grown apples at noon on a day in mid-October every year.  The Great Lakes Apple Crunch not only celebrates National Farm to School Month but also supports local farmers and encourages healthy eating. Six states […]

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