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‘Care’-fronting – a skill for all Buffalo County Eighth Graders

Using caring and loving language to confront peers and parents, called the care-frontation skills was one of the key messages of the Buffalo County Eighth Grade Prevention Day on January 15, 2020 at Mondovi High School. The Buffalo County Partnership Council, a coalition of teachers, students, law enforcement, university professors and public health and human […]

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YQCA Training Dates Set for Buffalo County

YQCA Training dates set – meet livestock requirements for the 2020 Buffalo County Fair. All animal exhibitors, with the exception of Cats & Dogs, must complete the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) each year. Exhibitors will have the option to complete the training in person or online. Registration for instructor-led trainings must […]

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2019 Buffalo County Vaping Student Perceptions Survey Findings

University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Professor of Youth Development, Annie Lisowski, worked with Buffalo County school districts and the local AODA coalition, the Buffalo County Partnership Council (BCPC), to replicate a 2018 at student vaping perceptions survey in 2019. The survey captures the perceptions of 545 fifth through twelfth graders from all four school […]

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2020 Buffalo – Pepin County 4-H Festival of Arts

  Buffalo-Pepin County Festival of Arts 2020 February 16, 2020 Alma Area Schools 1:00pm – 3:00pm Register at the following link by January 26, 2020: https://forms.gle/vAhrmXzeLz4CpVhf9 2020 Buffalo – Pepin County 4-H Festival of Arts Guidelines Festival of Arts Entry Tags

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Dittrich receives Buffalo County 4-H Crowley Dairy Leadership Award

Barbara Dittrich, a member of the Golden Hornets 4-H Club and a student at Cochrane-Fountain City high school, has won the Buffalo County 4-H Crowley Leadership Award for 2020. As a county winner, Barbara Dittrich received a commemorative engraved medallion and the chance to compete for state-level awards, including a partial scholarship to attend the […]

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Indianhead Sheep & Goat Clinic/Field Day

Small Ruminant Clinic and Trade Show Join us for the 26th Anniversary of the Small Ruminant Clinic! Date: Feb. 1, 2020 Location: Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Conference Center ​1900 College Drive, Rice Lake, WI Annual Clinic:  http://www.indianheadsheepandgoat.org/small-ruminant-clinic.html Winter Field Day – INDIANHEAD SHEEP & GOAT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION Jan 18- Winter Field Day hosted by Govin’s Farm N6134 670th […]

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4-H Afterschool Summer Program at CFC Registration

Registration for the 4-H Afterschool program at the Cochrane-Fountain City School is now available for 2020! We anticipate the program will fill fast, so please do not hesitate to get registered today! 2020 4-H Afterschool Summer Calendar Flyer  

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Small Ruminant Webinar Series

University of Wisconsin Small Ruminant Webinar Series starts January 15, 2020 (Madison) The University of Wisconsin Animal Sciences Department and the Division of Extension will be hosting a small ruminant webinar series beginning on January 15, 2020. The program will start at 7:30 p.m. and end by 9 p.m. These meetings can be taken from […]

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Teen Court seeking youth leaders ready to help their peers!

  Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court is seeking high school students in grades 9-12 who are interested in serving as peer jurors for teen offenders. Youth leaders from Alma, Gilmanton, Mondovi, Cochrane-Fountain City, Durand and Pepin who are interested in the law, helping others and better understanding themselves are encouraged to apply. 2020 Teen Court Panelist […]

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2020 Weigh-in Dates Set for Beef, Sheep and Goats

2020 Weigh-in Dates Set…Mark Your Calendars! Beef Weigh-in Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. NFO Livestock Market Center , Independence, WI   Sheep/Goat Weigh-in Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Countryside Co-op, Waumandee, WI  

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2020 MCYC Summer Program Registration

Students in grades K-6 during 2020-2021 school year Monday – Friday; June 1 – August 21, 2020 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Cost: $700 / per student for entire summer MOST FRIDAYS ARE FIELD TRIPS DAYS!    MCYC 2020 Summer Program Details The cost of the summer program will be $700 and will cover Monday-Friday, […]

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Buffalo Co. students participate in positivity and mental health workshop

Buffalo County 5th and 6th graders participated in a prevention program at Mondovi Middle School. It was a half-day workshop on making positive choices, mental health, bullying prevention and more.   Statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Health show 50% of all lifetime mental illnesses develop by age 14.   “It’s all about positive […]

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Local Businesses are Friends of 4-H

The 2019 Friends of 4-H Awards were presented to two local businesses for their partnership in 4-H fundraising. Ali Rud Financial and MH Smith Insurance, both of Mondovi, have teamed up the last five years to provide at least 1000 bottles of water to Buffalo County 4-H for use at the Buffalo County Fair food […]

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Wisconsin 4-H Town Halls

Starting in 2020, Wisconsin 4-H will be hosting quarterly Town Hall meetings where volunteers and staff can join to hear updates from the State Leadership Team and learn about things going on in the program. Town Hall meetings are hosted via Zoom. 2020 Wisconsin 4-H Town Halls Connection information for each Town Hall meeting will […]

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1st EVER Joint FIVE/Service Learning 4-H Travel Experience! Get details now!

Buffalo, Pepin & Pierce County 4-H programs invite youth in grades 6-12 to travel with 4-H Youth Development Educators Annie Lisowski, Marie Ritscher and Frank Ginther on a joint FIVE (4-H members currently in grades 6-8) and Service Learning (4-H members currently in grades 6-12) Educational Travel Experience to St. Louis, MO! The travel experiences […]

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Guenthers and Moats are Wisconsin 4-H Leaders at Fall Forum

Fall Forum is an opportunity for youth and adult leaders to attend the statewide training weekend with county and state staff. Planned by a team of youth and adult volunteers from the Wisconsin 4-H Leaders Council, including Michelle Moats and Amy Guenther from Buffalo County 4-H, the event’s purpose is to provide an educational opportunity […]

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4-H has had a big impact on individuals and community

At Wisconsin 4-H Fall Forum, Michelle Moats and Julia Moats had the opportunity to participate in the keynote presentation from John Noltner.  He had a photo booth set up for attendees to have their photograph taken.  They had the option to write either “how has 4-H impacted myself or how has 4-H impacted my community.  […]

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