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Youth Development Research on Teaching Remotely During COVID-19

Like education across the country, and indeed, the world, Wisconsin schools have had to adapt to the ever-evolving challenges of providing learning amidst a global pandemic. School district administrators across the state have worked tirelessly with their local and state public health departments in order to make difficult decisions regarding the often conflicting needs to […]

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Extension Explores Climate Change Impacts on Wisconsin’s Cropping Systems

People involved in agriculture across Wisconsin suspect that weather patterns across the Badger State have been changing over the last 50 years.  Dr. Ed Hopkins, Assistant Wisconsin State Climatologist, examined the weather data from the last 50 years to examine that hunch and offers the following summary. Afternoon maximum temperatures around the state during summer […]

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Virtual Education and Opportunities for Collaboration Across Counties

Virtual education has opened an opportunity for collaboration across counties. Janeth was invited to participate in a project with the Portage/Wood County FoodWIse team. This project includes making 5 short videos as part of a 5-week program with Fit Families from Portage/Wood Counties WIC Program. Virtual education was provided via a private Facebook group including […]

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How Many Pole Buildings Are Too Many?

Accessory buildings in a residential zoning district are buildings like a detached garage or a pole building that are secondary to the house, which is considered the main building on the lot. In the last few years the perception is growing in a few places that accessory buildings on some residential lots, especially in suburban […]

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Sheboygan County Youth to Celebrate National 4-H Week: October 4-10

Sheboygan, WI (September 16, 2020) — Every year, National 4-H Week sees millions of youth, parents, volunteers, and alumni come together to celebrate the many positive youth development opportunities offered by 4-H. The theme for this year’s National 4-H Week, Opportunity4All, is a campaign that was created by National 4-H Council to rally support for […]

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Preplanning for the Loss of a Loved One

Along with a statewide team of Extension Lifespan specialists and county-based educators, Jane is developing a seven module curriculum focused on preplanning for the loss of a loved one. Modules include 1. Course Introduction-Getting Ready 2. Personal Finance Basics 3. End of Life Financial Planning 4. Advance Directives 5. End of Life Decisions 6. Choices […]

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Who would I talk to about what we can fill an abandoned cistern with?

Kevin has continued to receive questions on a wide variety of local issues. Here is a recent question from a local village president, some interesting background information, and the answer to the question. Q: Who would I talk to about what we can fill an abandoned cistern with? Background: Cisterns are small underground reservoirs for […]

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Dry Down Days Monitor Plant Moistures for Improved Animal Performance

Extension Sheboygan County partnered with Adell Coop, Country Visions Coop, Dinamica Generale, and the Sheboygan County Forage Council to hold the 2020 Corn Silage Dry Down Days. Thus far, more than 100 Sheboygan County cornfields have been analyzed for whole plant moistures. Because of varied planting dates, hybrid differences, and the impact of Lake Michigan […]

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Sheboygan County 4-H Renegades Western Drill Team Persistence pays of in Summer of 2020

Sarah Tarjeson, 4-H Youth Development Educator Anticipation, Excitement, Disappointment, Social Distancing, Uncertainty met with Teamwork, Leadership, Perseverance, Practice, Perfection. That’s my best effort at describing the Renegades in 2020! The year began with invitations for 2 of our teams to perform in the first-ever Drill Team Champion’s Challenge at State Fair. More than 40 4-H […]

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