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Focus on Energy Offering Incentives for Farmers Suffering losses

Focus Incentives for Farmers Who Lost Barn Roofs   Wisconsin farmers reeling from a disastrous winter are getting help from the state’s energy efficiency program. There have been dozens of reports of barn roofs at least partially collapsing in the past month, especially in the northern half of Wisconsin, where some areas have seen snowfall […]

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YQCA Online Registration Is Now Open

Online registration for the YQCA training is now open.  Please register online for the instructor-led trainings or the online individual training. See instructions below. Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training dates have been set for animal exhibitors planning to exhibit dairy, beef, sheep, swine, poultry, goats and rabbits at the Buffalo County […]

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Community Prevention Nights in March

The community prevention nights will feature presentations about drugs from Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department Detective Mike Osmond as well as an interactive mock bedroom display. There will be opportunities for parents and community members to ask questions and get resources on drugs and vaping. The event is no cost and adults only!

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Seeking Summer Interns at three locations in Buffalo County

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension in Buffalo County has multiple summer intern positions available for college students in the summer of 2019. For more information on any of the positions, please contact Annie Lisowski at annie.lisowski@wisc.edu 2019 MCYC Summer Assistant Program Coordinator (Mondovi, WI) An Assistant Program Coordinator for the Mondovi Community Youth […]

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Contact FSA Office to Report Livestock Losses

Livestock losses from this past storm and from cold weather events should be reported to the FSA office at 608-685-4454.  These payments are worth your time, even for small losses.  Prices are higher than current market prices.  See the following for more information:  February

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2019 Reality Check Photo Gallery

#realitycheck The Reality Check Financial Education experience took place for over 350 students from Alma, Mondovi, Gilmanton, C-FC, Durand, Pepin, Independence, Elmwood, Plum City and River Valley. Volunteers were eager to help students make life choices and pay bills for one month as a simulated twenty five year old. Check out our photo gallery!

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Spinning Around

Before the 4-H Leaders Association Meeting on March 17, 4-H members and volunteers spun around! It was a mini clover college in which everyone chose their paint and made art on heart shaped canvases. Check out all the amazing designs. Our Spin Art STEM Toolkit and supplies are available to 4-H clubs and other non-profit […]

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Mondovi Community Prevention Night

The first of two Community Prevention Nights hosted by the Buffalo County Partnership Council took place at the Mondovi High School IMC on March 18, 2019. The Community Prevention Night featured a drug awareness presentation, a mock bedroom and backpack for parents, a K9 demonstration and resources on vaping and juuling. The keynote presenter, Detective […]

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New Contact Email – Same Helpful Colleagues

We are still the same helpful colleagues located on the 4th floor of the Buffalo County Courthouse, just with a new name! Our official office title is now University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Buffalo County. And, with that change comes new email addresses. Please update your contact so you can reach us for university […]

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UWRF Block & Bridle Prospect Weekend

Prospect Weekend Date: May 4th & 5th, 2019  Pierce County Fairgrounds  Ellsworth, Wisconsin  The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Block and Bridle will be hosting a beef cattle, sheep, swine and goat prospect show on May 4th and 5th 2019.  The event includes beef, goat, sheep, and swine shows, and is expected to draw over 300 […]

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2019 Festival of Arts

The weather got the best of the Festival of Arts (twice!), but that couldn’t stop our 4-H members from showcasing their talents and skills! Check out some of the arts/crafts, photography, music and speaking that we got to review thanks to technology.   Congratulations to Alison Bragger and Morgan Guenther for being selected to display […]

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4-H Horse and Horseless Horse Project Meeting

When: Sunday, March 31st at 1:15pm.   Where: Waumandee State Bank basement in Waumandee WI.  Join us as we plan and make decisions for the entire year’s activities. Beverages will be provided and snacks to share during the meeting are welcome.  We look forward to another year of Horse Project experiences.  For more information contact […]

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Buffalo County 4-H Leaders’ Association Meeting Agenda

  BUFFALO COUNTY 4-H LEADERS’ ASSOCIATION March 17, 2019 Alma Courthouse; 3rd Floor County Board Room 6:00PM –        (4th Floor)                        Collect any Candy Bar Fundraising $                         View the Festival of Arts Photography & Arts/Crafts                         Make a Kindness Spin Art Canvas 7:00 PM- […]

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Animal Identification Information Entered by May 1st

4-H Exhibitors planning to exhibit animals at the 2019 Buffalo County Fair must identify all animals in 4-HOnline by May 1st.  Note: Animals entered into 4-HOnline in 2018 that have been carried over, must be selected and activated for the 2019 Fair season. Animal Identification Directions   

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Managerial Animal Project Agreement Due April 1st!

Non-market animals, such as breeding classes or steer calves may be ownership or managerial. In some instances, the 4-H member may not have the resources or facilities needed to own their own animal. In these cases, the 4-H member can still participate in the project by entering into an “Managerial Agreement” with someone who owns […]

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Do you know 4-H? The History Edition

Do you know that 4-H in Wisconsin is over 100 years old? Wisconsin 4-H started in 1914 and has had strong roots every since. 4-H work, as we know it, began around 1900 as a means of reaching parents with improved farm and home practices. American farmers had experienced hard times for many years and […]

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Northwest WI 4-H Horse Educational Contest

When: March 9, 2019 Where: UW-River Falls Agricultural Science Building 611 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022 Check-in: 8:30 am    Contest: 9:00 am Competitions offered ($5 per youth-payable to Pierce County 4-H Horse Project at the door): Horse Bowl and Hippology Registration Information: Deadline: February 28th Return name, address, county, e-mail, interested in […]

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4-H Afterschool has new summer home thanks to local church

The 2019 Cochrane-Fountain City 4-H Afterschool Summer program will be conducted in the classrooms at the Christ Lutheran Church in Cochrane this summer. After planned renovations at the Cochrane-Fountain City School required 4-H Afterschool Summer, now in its 9th year of operation, to re-locate for 2019, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, 4-H Afterschool Committee […]

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‘Know’ing How to Say No – Buffalo County Eighth Grade Prevention Day

‘Know’ing how to say no was one of the key messages of the Buffalo County Eighth Grade Prevention Day on February, 19, 2019 at Mondovi High School. The Buffalo County Partnership Council, a coalition of teachers, students, law enforcement, university professors and public health and human services professionals, invited all eighth grade students in Buffalo […]

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