FoodWIse Impact August 2022

The most recent census data indicates a significant growth in the Hmong/Hmoob population in Sheboygan County. To better understand how to respond to the needs of Hmong/Hmoob community members, FoodWIse partnered with UW-Madison Population Health and the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association (HMAA) in Sheboygan. Each focus group was approximately 90 minutes long and led by […]

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Community Development Impact August 2022

To obtain input regarding municipal issues, the City of Sheboygan Falls partnered with Kevin to create an online opinion survey that was made available to 4,208 residents, landowners, and business owners. (Paper copies were available for those who preferred that option.) Together, online and paper surveys totaled 403 — a response rate of 10% and […]

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Crops and Soils Impact August 2022

A research project to evaluate nitrogen applications to winter cereal forage crops. Results from this study will help farmers and agricultural professionals determine the most economic and environmental N fertilizer rates for optimizing winter cereal crop yields. Winter cereal forage crops (cereal rye, triticale, etc…) have seen a substantial increase in the number of acres […]

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Dairy Impact August 2022

A carcass show for livestock and dairy youth, where they learned about meat quality assurance and meat production. This effort is designed to teach youth how their dairy-beef, beef, and/or swine project fits into real-world agriculture, improving farm business viability while protecting food safety. Planning and development of a series of short videos for dairy […]

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Dairy Impact July 2022

A bi-weekly radio interview for farmers, agricultural industry persons, youth livestock, and youth dairy where they learned about extension agriculture-related resources, information, and timely webinars to help them to be connected and supported, and make better-informed decisions regarding their farm business operations or youth large animal project. A dairy production and management newsletter for farmers, […]

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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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Community Development Impact July 2022

Kevin conducted research and a compiled reports on behalf of the towns of Lima, Holland, Scott, and Mosel to determine the effectiveness of an innovative farmland preservation zoning strategy he had helped them develop in 2016. The Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) had approved the customized strategy five years ago contingent […]

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Crops and Soils Impact July 2022

Mike Ballweg, Regional Crops and Soils Agent An on-farm project to monitor the quality of alfalfa growth and development, in planning for first crop harvest, which makes up 30 – 40% of the total production for the year. Because there are yearly weather variations impacting plant growth, results from this study help farmers in deciding […]

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