FREE virtual small group conversations for nonprofit leaders on the pressing management issues of today. Discuss timely topics with a small group of peers and invited discussants who share knowledge and participate in Q&A. Lightly facilitated by our faculty. FREE, but registration required and limited to the first 20 who sign up. Click here to register for any/all sessions.
Thursday September 24, 9:00-10am - Re-thinking your Fund Development Strategies. Back by popular demand, we'll discuss how to ensure that your organizations continues on solid financial footing. We'll be joined by Cara Gosse, Vice President for Communications & Development at Family Services of NEW, and also Education & Programming Co-Chair for the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Northeast Wisconsin. Click here to register.
Other sessions planned for October 15, November 5, and December 3. Email us to share your topic requests (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). Topics being considered/planned: Supporting your Staff, Board Engagement, Leading in Ambiguity.
Freshly picked fruits and vegetables are flavorful, healthy and nutritious, and they will last longer in your fridge! Local, sustainable farms help keep our environment clean. They create less pollution and use fewer harmful chemicals which protects our air, water and soil.
When you support small farms and businesses, you keep money in your local community and support other hard working families.
Fresh Farm Atlas has provided a brochure that outlines how to obtain fresh, local food as well as how to choose in-season produce.
Badger Talks is pleased to present a Facebook Live series of talks on topics that intend to inspire, delight, and pleasantly distract in a time we are all needing positive experiences. Tune in to hear UW– Madison faculty and staff experts on a variety of interesting and engaging topics. Not able to watch the live talk? Don't worry! All talks are recorded and available for viewing at your convienence.
Click here to see a list of upcoming Badger Talks Live or view past talks.
A Tool to Help You Build Resilience During Difficult Times
In this unprecedented period of global uncertainty, The Wellness Society felt it was necessary to put together this workbook to provide our community with much needed support.
The first thing to note right now is that it’s completely normal to be experiencing a wide range of
emotions. Accepting your feelings is an important first step to building resilience. The simple act of
naming your emotions has been found to benefit wellbeing. So, take a moment now to tune intoyour body and notice how you’re feeling. Circle the emotions that you identify with:
Remember: It’s okay to feel discomfort. Accepting distress is often the quickest way to feel
immediately calmer. Click here to view the workbook to help build your toolbox in dealing with Coronavirus.
Helping to make renting a great experience for you!
Taught by Extension Educators
Upcoming Class Dates & Times:
September: 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, Oct 1; 1-2pm
October: 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22; 7-8pm
November: 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20; 9-10am
Location: Online, live instruction via Zoom; links will be sent after registration.
To register complete this online form: https://go.wisc.edu/Rentsmartregister
What you will learn:
● Planning for and meeting monthly expenses
● Tips for finding and maintaining affordable housing
● How to complete an application and why landlords screen applicants
● Strategies for building positive relationships with landlords and neighbors
● Responsibilities and rights of landlords and tenants
● Participants must complete all 6 modules to earn the Rent Smart certificate
● For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 262-741-4951
An EEO-Affirmative Action Employer, UW-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, and ADA requirements.
Many local pantries accept fresh produce donations and have need for more donations to meet clients' needs. Need is especially great this year. Help make sure everyone has the fresh fruits and vegetables they need by signing up to participate here.
Watch both series on the University of Wisconsin-Extension Human Development and Relationships Facebook page!
Do you want to be able to communicate and collaborate more effectively with partners, co-workers, and volunteers? Learning about the different preferences and approaches that people have can enhance team communication and build trust within an organization. Using the theory of personality temperament, UW-Madison Extension will teach how to recognize your strengths and the strengths of others, listen and communicate more effectively, and enhance their ability to understand others. The workshop will be taught using the National Curriculum and Training Institute’s Real Colors. The workshop will be held virtually on September 24 from 1:00-3:30. The cost of the workshop is $40 and includes a workbook. To register, complete the registration form by clicking here. Registration will be open until September 16. Materials for the workshop will be mailed out to participants. For more information contact Patrick Nehring at 920-764-1915 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Beckendorf at email@example.com.
Nonprofits are thriving in Wisconsin, driven by passionate people charged with fulfilling vital missions. UW-Green Bay has developed an Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Certificate to make it possible for you to pursue your fullest potential in the nonprofit world. The sessions cover key essentials for nonprofits and are taught by instructors who have real-world knowledge and experience.
There will be five sessions:
- Building a Strong Fund Development Program: Friday, September 18, 2020
- Developing an Active Board of Directors: Friday, October 9, 2020
- Foundations of Financial Management: Friday, October 30, 2020
- Human Resources Management: Friday, November 20, 2020
- Marketing and Communications Strategies: Friday, December 11, 2020
View the full flyer here.
Read the full DATCP press release here. Report the seeds if you receive them using this form.
The decision to see others or engage in activities is very personal. To help individuals and families think through these choices, Extension's Life Span Program has developed a decision guide. The guide walks users through the decision-making process, helping you to weigh out your own risks and benefits of interacting with others in your home or in public spaces. Those who prefer a more interactive tool can download a worksheet and/or flowchart that will take you through a series of questions and considerations. Access the guide here or contact your Extension office at 920-391-4610 for a printed copy.
- Amy Stockhausen, a pediatrician at UW Health, on talking to teenagers about the challenges of life during an outbreak. She offers additional tips on how to provide extra support for teens during COVID-19.
Watch the interview with Amy Stockhausen.
Brickstead Dairy 2020 Virtual Field Trip
Visit With the Vet
Protecting Our Water
View the entire series on the Human Development & Relationships Institute Facebook page.
Thank you to WFRV Local 5 for the wonderful news story that highlighted the Brown County Community Gardens Program. Check it out on their website by clicking here!
For more information on the program, click here to be directed to the Community Gardens webpage.
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local food pantries report there is great need for more fresh produce donations to meet clients' needs. By signing up and pledging to donate a portion of their harvest, local gardeners can help ensure all community members have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Read the press release and find out how to get involved here. Free seed potatoes and rain gauges are available for participants, while supplies last.
Tap the resources of University of Wisconsin-Extension, Brown County. Extension can provide information, training and direction based on the goals of your organization. After an initial assessment, Extension will develop a flexible class schedule and plan, working with your organization to best determine class location and format to maximize attendance and return. Click here for more information on how Extension can help your organization.
All sessions offered 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CDT. No cost to participate!
You can register for the series here.
For full information and session descriptions, view the full flyer.
To support the growing food truck and food cart industry through the COVID-19 emergency, UW-Madison, Division of Extension has developed a comprehensive resource designed to help business owners implement best practices in food safety, identify new business opportunities, and utilize resources such as grants, loans, and childcare support. Please click here to access this guide.
View the website here.
But UW–Madison’s Cindy Kuhrasch, who oversees the School of Education’s physical education teacher education program, sees these new circumstances as an opportunity to showcase the full potential that PE can have in children’s lives.
To help parents come up with ideas, Kuhrasch, her colleagues, and students are updating the UW-Madison physical education teacher education program’s Facebook page regularly to provide free resources and inspiration for staying active at home.
View the webpage and full article here.
Providing child care to the essential workforce is critical to flattening the curve of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. To meet this need, Governor Evers created the Child Care for Essential Workers Taskforce. Click here for an informational flyer on the taskforce. Led by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the taskforce is working with the Early Childhood Association (WECA) and Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA) to connect essential workforce families in need of child care with locally available child care resources.
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) understands that certain families need continued child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure the safety of families and child care setting staff, click here to view a list of tips for parents to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
DCF is excited to launch two new tools to help connect essential workforce families to local, safe child care. Healthcare workers and essential employees are now able to submit a request for care by clicking here through the department’s updated Child Care Finder or proactively view up-to-date availability across the state using the department’s new child care map by clicking here.
More information for providers, essential workers and families can be found on the DCF COVID-19 Child Care webpage at https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/childcare
Find the full article here.
What do we tell children in times of uncertainty like these? There are no easy answers but Travis Wright, an associate professor of counseling psychology at the School of Education at UW-Madison, offers some suggestions in this article.
The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is impacting households, communities, and businesses. A new national survey shows that 1 in 5 households in the US have already had their income cut or stopped altogether. Click here for financial resources to help you through COVID-19.
Coronavirus is making life stressful for everyone. If you're in isolation at home with kids, you're probably hearing the phrase "I'm bored" a lot!
Beat the boredom by trying out this weeks NEW featured resource:
Kid-friendly safe recipes!
Or try engaging your kids with one of these fun activities:
Scrub Club – a cartoon game about handwashing with a fun song
Coloring Placemats – free printable placemats with activities
Smart Kids Fight BAC! – a classic cartoon video about food safety
As you may be aware, Extension Brown County along with the UW-Madison community have been keeping a close eye on developments around the novel coronavirus COVID-19. All Extension in-person activities at least through May 3rd are postponed or cancelled.
Although we are physically distancing, we hope to connect with the public now more than ever with the power of the internet and social media. Our educators are working hard to bring content virtually to your home. Our Facebook pages are being populated daily with ideas to keep your mind and body healthy and to help us stay connected with eachother as a community. Please use the links below to like our Facebook pages.
Extension Brown County
Extension Brown County 4-H Positive Youth Development
Extension Brown County Horticulture
Extension Brown County Agriculture
Brown County Community Gardens Program
FoodWIse Extension Brown County
If you do not want to connect with Facebook, please use the links below to see our news section for each department. We have the same content that is being shared on Facebook here.
General Extension News
4-H Positive Youth Development News
Social distancing does not mean social disconnect. Call, email, message, comment, hashtag - stay active and stay connected!
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The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network or CoCoRaHS is recruiting volunteer weather observers to help the National Weather Service and others determine the impact and severity of each storm.
Everyone can participate – young, old, and in-between. The only requirements are an enthusiasm for watching and reporting weather conditions and a desire to learn more about how weather can impact our lives.
All you need to do is sign-up, attend an online training, and then you are ready to start measuring weather in your own backyard. Volunteers can measure:
- snow using a yardstick or homemade snowboard
- rainfall and the water content of snow using a 4” diameter rain gauge
- hail using a ruler or homemade hail pad
- ice accretion using a ruler
Sunday, March 1, 2020 marked the beginning of CoCoRaHS March Madness campaign. The campaign is a nationwide competition between states to see who can recruit the most volunteer weather observers. Last year, Wisconsin ranked sixth out of all 50 states and this year we are aiming to increase our ranking and beat our neighbors in the Gopher State!
Join your fellow Wisconsinites who report rainfall, snow fall and weather facts. Register today and help us beat Minnesota in this year’s CoCoRaHS March Madness.
You can find information and register here!
Brown County 4-H clubs and groups together raised nearly 600 pounds of aluminum tabs by collecting at various events and locations throughout Brown County. Through additional partner-ships and charitable contributions from local organizations, Hap-py Valley 4-H club will present a donation of more than 700,000 aluminum tabs as well as additional cash donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Wisconsin. They’re not stop-ping there.
“Our vision is to be able to continue the program each year and hopefully grow and expand to include everyone, whether you collect handful of pop tabs or hundreds of pounds,” said club leader Nicki Van Deurzen.
Anyone interested in helping Brown County 4-H to collect pop tabs can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This day represents the realization of my long-term vision to secure our region’s manufacturing future,” says Streckenbach. “The Brown County STEM Innovation Center will help create long-term, family-supporting jobs in order to achieve improved economic development for years to come, while ensuring all our students have opportunities to become tomorrow’s innovators.”
The Brown County STEM Innovation Center will serve as the home of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Richard J. Resch School of Engineering, which will address Northeast Wisconsin’s educational training and skills gap of qualified employees to support manufacturing growth and entrepreneurship. Additionally, the space will enable the co-location of The Einstein Project, Extension Brown County and Brown County’s Land and Water Conservation departments.