Positive Youth Development July 2022

Expansion of PYDE’s community partnership Sheboygan United continues to lead to new opportunities for Extension outreach and youth programming. Sheboygan United will invite staff from the Aging Disability Resource Center to join our leadership team so that we can be mindful of access issues and resource gaps for disabled and senior individuals as we plan […]

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Human Development and Relationships Impact July 2022

Along with other Extension Educators, Jane co-facilitated a second Planning AHEAD series for residents in May/June, 2022. Planning AHEAD is a series of seven sessions for adults 18 & older where they learn about end-of-life decision making tasks including health care wishes, financial responsibilities, legal requirements and documentation, estate planning, distribution of personal property, end-of-life […]

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FoodWIse Impact July 2022

A series of fruit and vegetable publications for farmers market customers. These publications promote buying fresh produce and help customers better understand how to select, prepare, and store specific produce items. Distribution of e-newsletter for Sheboygan County residents to learn about food preservation and food safety. The goal is to help home canners use current […]

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4-H Impact July 2022

Sarah Tarjeson, 4-H Youth Development Educator Sheboygan County 4-H Base Camp took place July 10-13th at Upham Woods in Wisconsin Dells. We had 36 campers, 14 youth staff, and 8 adult staff. The camp ran smoothly and although we had young staff, they were mature, prepared, and had a great time with the younger youth. […]

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Human Development and Relationships June 2022 Impact

A 7-session course that helps adults of all ages to make end-of-life financial, healthcare, and final wishes decisions in order to reduce the stress experienced by survivors and to ensure that their wishes are honored. A series of bi-monthly planning meetings for the Family Caregivers Coalition steering committee where we develop quarterly education, quarterly newsletters, […]

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Groceries Price Increase

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service recently reported that the price of groceries (food at home) has risen over 1% in the past month and more than 7% over the past year. They anticipate that grocery prices will increase by another 2-3% more in 2022. The cost of some foods has […]

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Community Development June 2022 Impact

Following separate requests from two town clerks in Sheboygan County, Kevin created a two-page, easy to understand handout, customized for each town, to help a Board of Appeals work through the process of deciding whether to approve land use variance applications. The guidelines and checklist will encourage standardized, consistent, and legally defensible decision-making, which can […]

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Familias Unidas Resource Fair

Sheboygan United, formerly Familias Unidas, presented our second resource fair at St. Clement Church following Spanish Mass. At least 15 community organizations attended, many with bilingual materials and interpreters, expanding access to their resources by participating in this event supporting the LatinX community. At least 100 people attended, with food provided by two parish organizations […]

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American Spirit Leadership Program

The American Spirit Leadership Program is a special opportunity for young leaders to develop knowledge of America’s heritage, further understand their citizenship responsibilities, and practice leadership and communication skills in a safe and supportive environment. The 4-H Youth Development Educator traveled with the second group of youth June 10-19, 2022. In addition to leading the […]

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Crops and Soils May 2022 Impact

One-on-one consultations with farmers from Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Washington, and Ozaukee Counties where farmers learned about: crimping winter rye and no-till planting soybeans, understanding alfalfa quality reports to better time harvest for high-quality dairy forage, weed control on small scale organic vegetable farms, and lastly helping buyers and sellers to determine fair market prices […]

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