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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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Register for the 2020 4-H Annual Leaders’ Training

Register for the Training by Friday, January 3, 2020 January 19, 2020 5:00pm – 8:00pm Alma Courthouse 3rd floor County Board Room Real Colors training will take place starting right at 5:00pm. Food (with a gluten-free option) will be served around 6:00pm. The 4-H Leaders Association meeting will start at approximately 7:00pm and will have […]

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4-H Youth Leaders Submit Resumes and Participate in Interviews

Buffalo County 4-H youth leaders in 6-12 grades submitted resumes and participated in interviews on November 10. Youth received feedback on their resume writing and interview performance from experienced 4-H adult leaders. The youth that participated plan to engage in 4-H travel experiences in 2020 to places like New York City and the UW-Madison campus. […]

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Hovey is 2019 Buffalo County 4-H Community Servant

Rachel Hovey, of rural Gilmanton, and a former member of Lookout Legends 4-H club was awarded the annual Buffalo County 4-H Community Servant Award by Morgan Guenther, current youth president of the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at their meeting at the Alma Courthouse. The award recognizes an individual with […]

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BB-C 4-H has the Volunteer of the Year

Stephanie Foust of BB-C 4-H Club in the Buffalo City and Cochrane area was awarded the 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award by her Annie Lisowski, the Buffalo County 4-H Youth Development Educator, on November 10, 2019 at the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association meeting. The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a 4-H Leader […]

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Art Lab returns to Wisconsin 4-H!

Wisconsin 4-H Art Lab is an opportunity for youth grades 9-12 to engage in the arts in downtown Madison. Partnering with UW-Madison and off-campus programs, this weekend will provide youth hands-on learning experience from professionals in a pre-selected art concentration. Program experiences will garner critical and creative thinking, self-expression, and further field knowledge, a focus […]

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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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C-FC Sixth Graders code animated PSAs for 4-H National Youth Science Day

Sixth grade students in Mrs. Baures’ class at Cochrane-Fountain City Elementary became coders on Tuesday, October 22. They joined more than 150,000 children across the country in leading the 12th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day challenge. This year’s challenge, Game Changers, teaches young people coding skills through engaging hands-on activities. 4-H NYSD is an […]

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Gilmanton students are coders as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day

Third and fourth grade students in Mrs. Hovey’s classroom at Gilmanton Elementary became coders on Tuesday, October 15. They joined more than 150,000 children across the country in leading the 12th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day challenge. This year’s challenge, Game Changers, teaches young people coding skills through engaging hands-on activities. 4-H NYSD is […]

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Buffalo County 4-H and Google inspires new generation of computer programmers through 2019 4-H National Youth Science Day!

  Young people in Buffalo County joined more than 150,000 children across the country in leading the 12th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD) challenge throughout the month of October. This year’s challenge, Game Changers, teaches young people coding skills through engaging hands-on activities. 4-H NYSD is an annual program that provides access […]

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Blue Shirt Day had students in blue for bullying prevention

Every October, schools and organizations across Buffalo County, Wisconsin join STOMP Out Bullying in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal is to encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages. On Monday, October 7, 2019 students in […]

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We’re Hiring for our “Busting at the Seams” 4-H Afterschool program!

UW-Madison Division of Extension Buffalo County and 4-H Afterschool at Cochrane-Fountain City is looking for a high school student, college student and/or other experience adult to join our team for the fall. There’s money or internship credits in it for you, plus the opportunity to work with our amazing students in an afterschool setting. Send […]

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2020 Educational Travel Experiences

Please see the links below for more information on the Wisconsin 4-H educational travel experiences offered in 2020: Opportunities for You! https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wi4hedopp/files/2019/08/20-Educational-Experiences-Brochure.pdf https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wi4hedopp/files/2019/08/20-Educational-Programs-Quick-Ref.pdf Additional local travel opportunities may be available for application in the next couple of months.

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2019 4-H Record Awards

 Congratulations to all 4-H Youth completing 4-H Records! Club Last Name First Name Record Book Service Learning Youth Leadership Project Awards Cheerful Workers Johnson Hailey Achievement Yes No Cheerful Workers Myren Silas Achievement Yes No Dairy, Beef & Swine Cheerful Workers Myren Spencer Achievement Yes No Dairy, Swine, Home Environment& Legos Golden Hornets Dittrich Cecelia […]

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Do you know 4-H? The Parly Pro Edition

Do you know that you can make group decisions in 4-H in many, many ways? While tradition often has 4-H clubs utilizing parliamentary procedure from Robert’s Rules of Order, there are different ways of making group decisions that might be more effective depending on the age of your members and the decision to be made. […]

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Do you know 4-H? The Enrollment Edition

Do you know that you can join 4-H anytime of the year? If you are in Kindergarten through twelfth grade and you would like to be a part of our organization, we’ll make it happen any time of the year. Here are some other enrollment facts even the most established 4-H member or alum may […]

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