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DOR Wisconsin Farm Support Program

A second round of applications for the Wisconsin Farm Support Program (Covid Aid) will will available from August 10 – August 24.  The farm income limit has been lowered to $10,000 so more small farms will be eligible.  To sign up for the program go to the following website.  https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/TaxPro/2020/FarmSupportProgram.aspx DOR Wisconsin Farm Support Program […]

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Tractor Safety Class Offered New Format

The Youth Tractor and Machinery Safety Training is a program offered by UW-Madison Extension Buffalo County. This program is designed for youth ages 12 -15 and requires 24 hours of instruction for certification. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, measures were taken to move this annual program to a virtual platform in 2020. The program consisted […]

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The Cutting Edge: A Podcast in Search of New Crops for Wisconsin

UW-Madison Division of Extension is on the search for new crops for Wisconsin. The Cutting Edge podcasts, produced by Extension Ag Agents and Educators from around the state, give a glimpse of some new Wisconsin crops. Learn about Hazelnuts, Hops, Industrial Hemp, Kernza and more as you listen. https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/grain/cutting-edge/ Additional podcasts will be coming soon.

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Buffalo/Pepin Teen Court Peer Judges Hearing Cases Virtually This Summer

Teen Court peer judges from Buffalo and Pepin Counties are still hearing cases virtually this summer via Zoom! During a virtual hearing, youth panelists listen to the youth offender and their parent/guardian, ask questions to learn more about the offense, and work together to assign sanctions, or consequences. Sanctions provided to teen offenders are designed […]

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4-H Camp Kinnissippewa in a Bag 2020!

4-H Camp Kinnissippewa In A Bag contained all the materials for over 30 engaging learning activities that brought environmental education and nature science projects to young people! Check out photos from our 2020 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa campers and counselors!  More photos will be added throughout July and August.      

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STEAM @ HOME

Engaging at STEAM @ Home for youth will provide the materials and simple instructions to complete 30 hands-on science experiments and art learning activities right in your own backyard or kitchen! Open to any youth in Buffalo or Pepin County. Youth do not need to be enrolled in 4-H. The activities are geared for older […]

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Mondovi Herald Special on 4-H & FFA Youth

Buffalo and Pepin Counties 4-H &. FFA, we need your help! With the cancellation of the 2020 Buffalo County Fair, the Mondovi Herald wants to recognize youth across Buffalo and Pepin Counties who still put in time and dedication to their 4-H and FFA projects this year. The annual, “Blue Ribbon Edition” will be produced […]

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Meet our 4-H Photography Youth Leader Team!

A group of Buffalo & Pepin County 4-H photography youth leaders are working in the summer of 2020 to learn more about photography, submit photos and give feedback to others for the 4-H Photography Composition Competition! Meet our team!  Morgan Guenther, Lookout Legends 4-H Paige Danzinger, Mill Creek 4-H Julia Moats, Hilltop Climbers 4-H Lindsey […]

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4-H Camp Kinnissippewa Counselors Get Set for Virtual Campfire

4-H camp counselors from Buffalo, Pierce, Pepin, Trempealeau and Jackson counties met virtually on Thursday, July 9 to learn more about teaching and leading campers via technology. The counselors will be working with 4-H Youth Development Educators and interns to conduct sessions for campers focused on environmental education and science in outdoor settings. Campers are […]

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4-H Photography Composition Competition

Register HERE for the 4-H Photography Modules: https://forms.gle/cqCD2tsoxJf3H1mA8 Once you register you will be provided with the link to access all the modules and the competition submission form. Any Buffalo and Pepin County 4-H youth or adult volunteers can participate. It is FREE! We’re hoping you’ll watch the 4-7 minute video with photo examples in […]

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Moats makes serving others an integral part of her 4-H experience

Julia Moats makes serving others an integral part of her 4-H experience. As a 9th grader in the Hilltop Climbers 4-H Club Julia has committed herself to learning about community needs and carrying out acts of intentional Kindness as part of the 2020 4-H Countywide Service Learning Project. Julia identified a local partner to help […]

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Virtual Learning Community – Something New Every Day!

Summer is here and the Institute of Positive Youth Development is excited to announce the offering of a “Summer Virtual Learning Community” for youth and families throughout Wisconsin! This means that youth and adults, in kindergarten and older, can choose from one or more virtual activities being offered from July 1-August 31. These high quality […]

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Direct Marketing Education

Did you miss the Direct Marketing Education Zoom on June 17, but still want to direct market your animal? Well you’re in luck! The presentation from June 17 is recorded and captioned for your viewing. This presentation is approximately 30 minutes in length. Direct Marketing Education Zoom After watching this video take this brief quiz […]

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Direct Marketing Option for Meat Animal Exhibitors

Struggling to find a buyer for your Buffalo County Fair meat animal? The Buffalo County Fair Association and University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Buffalo County are here to assist you with an option to direct market one meat animal per exhibitor. An educational component must be completed in order for an exhibitor to participate. […]

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2020-2021 Buffalo County Fair Frequently Asked Questions

With the cancelation of the 2020 Buffalo County Fair, there has been some frequently asked questions from exhibitors and their families about what the remainder of the 2020 season looks like and what the decision means for 2021’s Fair. Check out our FAQ’s document below. Have questions about the 2020 or 2021 Buffalo County Fair […]

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Virtual Learning 4-H Horse Project Credits

Opportunities to meet the Buffalo-Pepin County 4-H Horse project credit requirements have gone virtual. Virtual Learning 4-H Horse Project Credits: Horse Learning Lessons  – Complete a Youth Course in Horse Sense or HorseXploration. 4-H Horse Curriculum – Read an age appropriate chapter of the curriculum, download and complete activities and take a quiz. The Horse/Your Guide to […]

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Ractopamine Information for Buffalo County Fair Swine Exhibitors

At the April 8, 2020 Buffalo County Fair Association meeting a motion to make the Buffalo County Fair a Ractopamine Free Fair was passed. This means, effective immediately, that no swine at the Buffalo County Fair can be fed or exposed to ractopamine from birth to harvest. No Paylean, Engrain or ractopamine products sold under […]

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Preparándose para el cuidado propio

  El programa Home Alone: Preparándose para el cuidado propio puede ayudar a su familia a explorar la posibilidad de que una(un) niña(o) esté o no esté lista(o) para el cuidado propio. Si su hija(o) está lista(o), este programa puede ayudar a desarrollar el plan para estar solos en casa de su familia. Padres e hijos deben completar […]

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Resources for Family Resilience During Stressful Times – Recursos de la Familia

Particularly Helpful Family Resilience Resources During Times of Stress – Recursos de la Familia Parenting, Step Parenting, Caregiving and Family Relationships Across the Lifespan, English and Espanol https://parenting.extension.wisc.edu/ Parenting Future Readers in English and Espanol https://parenting.extension.wisc.edu/parenting-future-readers/ Co-Parents and Couples https://www.fcs.uga.edu/nermen/hrmet-modules-manage Stepfamilies https://www.stepfamilies.info/educational-resources/quick-step-guides/ Grandparents Raising Grandchildren https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/grandparenting/through-the-eyes-of-a-child/fact-sheets/    

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Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19

Science-based Answers to Your Questions About Food Handling, Preparation, Preservation and Storage, Including: Can I Get Sick From Eating Food?  Is Take-out Food Safe?  What are Recommended Hand Washing Procedures?   Food Safety in the Time of COVID19

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