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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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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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Get the Invite to the 4-H Pink Party!

For many years, Buffalo County 4-H sponsored the Pink Party following the 4-H Awards Program at the Buffalo County Fair. The Pink Party was to recognize all the 4-H members who received a pink ribbon (fourth place) on a 4-H exhibit. It was an opportunity to acknowledge all the hard work youth put into their […]

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Halper returns for another summer of learning

Please help us welcome back Jacob Halper to the 2020 Buffalo County 4-H Youth Development Summer Intern position. Jacob has been with the Division of Extension since June 2019 in multiple roles supporting both Buffalo County 4-H and the Cochrane-Fountain City 4-H Afterschool program. While Jacob will not be working to implement STEAM Discovery Days […]

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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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Buffalo County Fair – Grieving and Grateful in 2020

A few of you may have noticed that I write an article each summer and release it on social media the Sunday before the Buffalo County Fair. I try to make the letter a meaningful and relevant one. Unfortunately, my letter this year comes early. I hope it’s a powerful and pertinent one, nonetheless. The […]

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4-H Kindness 2.0 during a pandemic

The 2020 Buffalo County 4-H Countywide Service-Learning Project is to complete acts of intentional kindness for locally identified places, organizations and people in need. Julia Moats, a 9th grader and member of the Hilltop Climbers 4-H club, found a special way to continue her first 4-H Kindness 2.0 Project during the pandemic.  Julia Moats used […]

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Buffalo County 4-H’s youngest engineers showcase their STEAM designs

Buffalo County 4-H’s Cloverbuds in grades K-2 had the opportunity to engineer and test their own STEAM boat, car or plane. Check out their designs and hard work practicing the critical thinking and problem solving skills! 4-H members will receive a certificate and a small 4-H prize for their participation. More images will be added […]

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Durand Teen Court Panelist Honored with $500 Scholarship

A Durand student and a member of the Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court, will receive a scholarship for his role in juvenile restorative justice.  Ian Schneider is the annual recipient of the Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court Scholarship. To apply, applicants were asked to describe their role in their local Teen Court as what impact […]

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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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Making History – Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court conducts virtual hearings

COVID-19 can’t stop Teen Court! There are currently over ten open cases and teen court coordinators and panelists have made plans to ensure offenders can complete their sanctions in ways that follow the Safer at Home Order. In addition, Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court conducted their first ever virtual hearings. The Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court conducted […]

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New Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court Panelists Trained Via Video Conferencing

The new 2020 Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court panelists were trained via Zoom technology on April 21 and April 23, 2020. Teen Court Coordinators Annie Lisowski and Marie Ritscher transformed key components of the training including developing skills in questing for restorative justice, engaging in effective deliberation, applying concepts of criminology to change behavior and developing […]

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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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Gardening – A Great Family Escape

Need an Escape? Looking for fun in the outdoors? Spring has sprung and the temperature is beginning to warm, the perfect time to get started planning for the family garden.  Have some fun and use resources found on the Horticulture page, geared for all ages, to help guide you along the way. Share some time […]

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Five Buffalo County 4-H Youth Leaders Earn Scholarships

Austin George, Barbara Dittrich, James Ziegeweid, Karissa O’Connell and Amber Kleinschmidt were awarded as the 2020 Buffalo County 4-H scholarship recipients.  The $500 and $250 scholarships will be presented in June on behalf of the Buffalo County 4‑H Leaders’ Association. The scholarships are set aside for a select number of graduating Buffalo County 4-H members […]

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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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