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Wisconsin Cash Farmland Lease Factsheet

Wisconsin Cash Farmland Lease example and fact sheet on leasing considerations: This lease example is not meant to be used as is, rather it is meant to start a discussion between landowners and renters.  There are many other factors that should also be considered, but this should provide a good starting place. This fact sheet […]

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2021 Buffalo County 4-H Scholarship Applicants Highlighted

On Sunday, November 15, 2020 six Buffalo County 4-H scholarship finalists interviewed with Annie Lisowski and Linda Larson, both 4-H volunteers and directors of the Friend of Buffalo County 4-H trust fund board. The graduating seniors engaged in conversations about the impact of their 4-H leadership and service-learning experiences as well as discussed how they […]

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4-H Afterschool youth try STEM rover challenge

4-H Afterschool students at Cochrane-Fountain City school tried the 4-H STEM Challenge with the Mars rovers during the first week of November. Young people had the opportunity to tinker with the gears, wheels and axels to navigate their battery-powered rovers through a pathway. Youth used engineering skills while learning about how actual real life rovers […]

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Area 4-H youth participate in annual statewide 4-H Fall Forum

“I attended virtual 4-H fall forum this year. This is my 4th year attending this event.  Even though this year was quite different, I was still able to participate and interact with others. My niece, Kendall Keith, who is in an Eau Claire County 4-H club, and I attended virtually together.  We got really nice […]

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Glencoe Hustlers 4-H Hosts Spooky Trail

  The Glencoe Hustlers 4-H Club youth leaders planned a Spooky Trail for their families as part of a pre-approved in-person outdoor event. The youth officers met virtually to plan their 4-H calendar and design the Spooky Trail concept. Youth and adults in the Glencoe Hustlers 4-H club are planning to participate in physically distanced […]

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Family Favorites! Buffalo County 4-H Project November Challenge

Buffalo County 4-H is inviting 4-H members and their families during the month of November to take part in our Family Favorites 4-H Project Challenge! The purpose of the 4-H Project Challenge is to practice 4-H project skills at home, engage in 4-H learning with family members and have a little fun sharing your 4-H […]

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A 4-H Costume Congratulations!

Buffalo County 4-H members were recognized at costume celebrations on October 25. Youth and adult had to opportunity receive their awards for 4-H project work and reflection for the last 4-H club year and get their photos taken in costume. Congratulations!

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4-H Annual Leader Training

Register now to be part of the 2020-2021 Annual Leader Training!  This will be a highly interactive VIRTUAL program for 4-H leaders and older youth. This year, there will be three (3) one hour sessions: one hour focused on 4-H and leading 4-H club meetings and groups, one hour focused on 4-H and learning in […]

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New vaping prevention resources for parents

E-Cigarettes and Vaping Educational Tools and Resources  Feel better informed and equipped to help young people understand the dangers of e-cigarettes and overcome the temptation and effects of vaping. How to support young people who want to quit vaping How parents can help Alternatives to discipline in schools Prevention education programs for schools Behavioral Health

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Weltzein is Buffalo County 4-H’s Volunteer of the Year

Karen Weltzien of the Glencoe Hustlers 4-H Club was awarded the 2020 4‑H Volunteer of the Year Award by her co-leader Angela Berg on October 18, 2020. The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a 4-H Leader who has gone “above and beyond” their 4-H responsibilities, has performed an excellent job as a 4-H leader […]

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Buffalo County 4-H youth share records and reflections

4-H members who shared their written 4-H records or met with 4-H Youth Development Educator, Annie Lisowski, via Zoom to engage in a 4-H reflection conversation are featured so you can learn more about their 4-H journey and project work during 2020! Click on each image to view the text in a larger format.  

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CFC 6th graders create code with the National 4-H STEM Challenge

The sixth grade students in Mrs. Baures’ science class at Cochrane-Fountain City engaged in the 2020 4‑H STEM Challenge, formerly known as 4‑H National Youth Science Day, on October 14. The 4-H STEM Challenge is an annual initiative to inspire kids everywhere to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning. […]

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2020 Restorative Justice Virtual Summit

  The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Community Youth Development program and the Wisconsin Teen Court Association are partners sponsoring this professional development opportunity. The Restorative Justice Summit is made possible in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Law Foundation. Restorative Justice Summit

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Gilmanton students tinker with rovers as part of National 4-H STEM Challenge

The 3rd and 4th grade students in Mrs. Hovey’s class at Gilmanton participated in the 2020 4‑H STEM Challenge, formerly known as 4‑H National Youth Science Day, on October 12. The 4-H STEM Challenge is an annual initiative to inspire kids everywhere to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning. […]

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It’s Time to (Re-en)ROLL!

Re-enroll in Buffalo County 4-H! Go to http://wi.4honline.com to log in! It only takes a few minutes to keep yourself involved for 2020-2021! A family enrollment guide customized for Wisconsin is available at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/4h-ext/files/2020/09/4HOnline.v2.Family.Enrollment.Guide_.pdf.    

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Weed Seed Movement via Combines

Crop harvest is here and that means it’s time to be thinking about weed seedbank management. Over the last few weeks we have observed fields throughout Wisconsin with a fair amount of weed escapes. The most troublesome weeds in Wisconsin, waterhemp and giant ragweed, will retain their seeds well into October in the Upper Midwest. […]

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