Making an Impact: Human Development and Relationships July 2021

Jane Jensen, Human Development & Relationship Educator Along with a team of other UW-Madison Extension Life Span educators Jane developed and facilitated a ten-part virtual series. The goal of the series was to connect participants while providing them with tools, resources, and skills during social isolation. The sessions focused on building resiliency, self-care, compassion, developing […]

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Making an Impact: FoodWIse June 2021

Amanda Miller, FoodWIse Coordinator 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. A series of meetings with local public health departments where they received feedback from Extension regarding the Community Health Improvement […]

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Making an Impact: Community Development June 2021

Kevin Stuck, Community Development Educator Co-hosted an educational Zoom session for 21 Town of Holland households that had participated in a well water testing program coordinated by the Sheboygan County Extension Office in partnership with the Center for Watershed Science and Education at UW-Stevens Point. Participants learned the basics about groundwater, well construction, potential contaminants, […]

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Making an Impact: Human Development and Relationships June 2021

Jane Jensen, Human Development & Relationship Educator A 10 session virtual series (Aging Mastery Program) for seniors in Wood, Sheboygan, and Central WI counties, (offered twice) where participants develop sustainable behaviors across many dimensions that lead to improved health, stronger economic security, enhanced well-being, and increased societal participation. The program, developed by the National Council […]

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Making an Impact: Youth Development June 2021

Sarah Tarjeson, 4-H Youth Development Educator A monthly newsletter for New or 1st Year 4-H Families where they were introduced to the 4-H Youth Development Program. The purpose of this effort was to develop a sense of belonging to our organization and build confidence in parents and members as they participate in club and project […]

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Making an Impact: Agriculture June 2021

Mike Ballweg, Agriculture Agent A field day for farmers, industry agronomists, and agency personnel where they learned about best practices for terminating cover crops that normally do not overwinter in WI. Terminating cover crops in a timely manner prevents a seed bank of these species that may become competitive against the desired grain crop thereby […]

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Consultants and Farmers Find Focus on Forage Series High Quality and Applicable

Mike Ballweg and Extension Colleagues from across Wisconsin developed and implemented a series of webinars called Focus on Forage. This series addressed forage production practices that improve dairy’s economic vitality while enhancing environmental stewardship. Forage crops are the backbone of Wisconsin’s $45.6 billion dairy industry, representing 16.4% of Wisconsin’s total, and generating 154,000 jobs. The […]

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Bitmoji Classrooms

In an effort to provide support to kindergarten teachers during in-class and virtual education, Janeth Orozco has been developing a series of five bitmoji classrooms. Bitmoji classrooms are interactive classrooms with clickable sections where students can learn about nutrition. Each bitmoji classroom is designed to cover the information that Janeth would normally teach in person […]

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Well Water Testing in Town of Holland

Since 2011, Kevin has conducted 13 voluntary well water testing events in Sheboygan County towns, including the most recent in the Town of Holland. The Town’s residents submitted 99 tests, which Kevin collected on April 12th and then transported to the lab at UW-Stevens Point the following day for analysis. Town officials were happy with […]

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Planning AHEAD

Along with a state team of Extension Educators and UW-Madison specialists, Jane co-developed the interactive Planning AHEAD (Advance directives, Home finances, Estate planning, and Arriving at decisions for the end of this life) program over the past year. The seven-part virtual series will be offered free to county residents through a Baldwin grant. Planning AHEAD […]

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