Extension announces Clean and Green Club Youth Programs

Sustainable Agriculture This past school year, Forest County Extension, as part of a Well Connected Community grant program, has been actively working with a group of students engaged in sustainable agriculture in Forest County.   In Laona, students Gavin Connor and Brady Shepherd, with the assistance of technology education instructor Ryan Kelley, have built both […]

Bee Hive Exploration : Summer Series

The Forest County Clean and Green club is offering an introduction to beekeeping workshop series offered by high school students Isak Drangsveit and Bryce Marshall and local community member Jill Krueger.  The series is designed for beginning beekeepers and individuals who are already beekeepers who may want to join a community of beekeepers. The workshops […]

County Government Day 2023  

submitted by Michelle Gobert, Positive Youth Development Educator April is National County Government Month On March 21, 2023, the Forest County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution put forth by Chairperson Cindy Gretzinger proclaiming April 2023 as National County Government month.  Each year since 1991 the National Association of Counties has encouraged counties across […]

2022 Youth Count Report Highlights Areas of Concern

submitted by Michelle Gobert, Positive Youth Development Educator Youth Count Report Forest County Extension, in partnership with the Forest County Partnership Coalition, has released its 2023 Youth Count Report in which several areas of concern regarding the physical and mental health of Forest County youth are detailed. The 2nd edition of the report provides an […]

Mental Health First Aid training opportunities for rural communities

UW-Madison Division of Extension is currently offering free Mental Health First Aid training to rural communities as part of the Health and Well-Being Institute’s Wisconsin Rural Opioid and Stimulant Engagement project funded by SAMSA. Mental Health First Aid is a program that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness […]

Forest County 4-H Updates

Forest County 4-H Creative Arts Nights  This month’s community club meetings in Argonne and Laona will allow youth the opportunity to experiment with various art techniques and formats as they create posters for the 2023 Forest County Land + Water Poster Contest.  The Creative Arts Nights are open to all Forest County youth ages K-18.   […]

Crandon Mainstreet’s Santa Scavenger Hunt and Trivia Game

Forest County 4-H is inviting area youth and families to participate in Crandon Mainstreet’s Santa Scavenger Hunt and Trivia Game as part of Christmas on Main Street scheduled for Friday, December 2nd. The scavenger hunt highlights various businesses and organizations that are participating in this annual holiday event.  Access to a smart phone and the GooseChase […]

Food, Fun & Fitness Program for Crandon students

Food, Fun & Fitness will be offered to Crandon youth in grades 4th & 5th beginning on Tuesday, October 4th beginning at 3:15 p.m. at the Crandon Foods Room.  Each week Food, Fun & Fitness participants will have an opportunity to prepare healthy snacks and play active after-school games.  The program will be taught by […]

Teen Teaching Opportunity

As a Teen Teacher, you’ll attend fun training sessions where you’ll learn how to teach middle-school kids how to cook healthy foods, stay active and have fun! Teen teachers will begin their training on Tuesday, September 20th and will offer Food, Fun and Fitness classes to younger youth beginning in October. The Teen Teaching Program […]

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