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Making an Impact: Human Development and Relationships August 2021

Jane Jensen, Human Development & Relationships Educator The HDR Educator approached the Washington County Extension HDR Educator to collaborate in facilitating the pilot program Planning AHEAD in May and June of 2021 as part of a statewide effort. Planning AHEAD is a series of virtual sessions for adults where they learned about end-of-life decision-making tasks […]

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Making an Impact: Positive Youth Development August 2021

Sarah Tarjeson, 4-H Youth Development Educator A meeting of Mosel Farm and Home 4-H Club where members, volunteers, and parents learned about leadership opportunities and volunteer development. This effort is designed to transition club leadership and strengthen the volunteer capacity within this club. A training for Sheboygan Youth First Impressions Neighborhood Exchange where participants gained […]

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Making an Impact: Agriculture August 2021

Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent Monitoring the quality of alfalfa growth and development is important each year and 2021 was no exception. The yearly weather variations result in optimal harvest dates ranging anywhere from May 18th to June 10th depending on the annual growing conditions. Alfalfa quality may be reduced by 3-5 points per day in […]

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Making an Impact: FoodWIse August 2021

Amanda Miller, FoodWIse Coordinator Attended a workshop series to learn the national Around the Table curriculum. The purpose of the training is to learn skills to teach nutrition classes with trauma and resiliency resources in mind. Shared a series of emails for the Food Providers Group to support local food pantries during COVID-19. This communication […]

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Making an Impact: Community Development August 2021

Kevin Struck, Community Development Educator The Community Development Educator provided public hearing, resolution, and ordinance templates, draft maps, and guidance to the Town of Herman as it went through the process of revising the future land use map within its Comprehensive Plan to allow for a business/research park expansion of Lakeland University. During the public […]

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Making an Impact: Youth Development July 2021

Sarah Tarjeson, 4-H Youth Development Educator A meeting of Mosel Farm and Home 4-H Club where members, volunteers, and parents learned about leadership opportunities and volunteer development. This effort is designed to transition club leadership and strengthen the volunteer capacity within this club. A training for Sheboygan Youth First Impressions Neighborhood Exchange where participants gained […]

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Sheboygan County Master Gardener Volunteers

Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent Being a Master Gardener is about becoming a volunteer with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension to help educate the public about horticulture, gardening and natural resources. Master Gardener Volunteers work in tandem with Extension staff to deliver meaningful community programs to improve the well-being of individuals and communities. There […]

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Making an Impact: FoodWIse July 2019

A series of emails for the Food Providers Group to support local food pantries during COVID-19, designed to support coordination between local agencies and organizations in service of those impacted by this emergency situation. A series of fruit and vegetable publications for farmers market customers. These publications promote buying fresh produce and helps customers better […]

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Making an Impact: Community Development July 2021

Kevin Stuck, Community Development Educator Cyberattacks on infrastructure are becoming increasingly frequent, as almost daily national headlines confirm. To assess how prepared local water utilities are to protect their systems against such attacks, Kevin created and mailed a 12-question survey to all 11 water utilities in Sheboygan County. The questions arose out of his extensive […]

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