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Hill & Hollow Helping Hands 4-H Club November Meeting

The December Hill & Hollow Helping Hands 4-H club meeting engaged all the members in elections, service and social time. The new officers are Macy Hunger as president, Ava Getting as vice president, Evie Bork as secretary, Gwendolyn Bork as treasurer, Sam Bork as reporter, and Avery Bambenek as the social media officer. In order […]

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4-H Scholarships – 2022 Interviews

These graduation 12th grade 4-H members recently applied and interviewed for Buffalo County 4-H Scholarships to be awarded in May 2023. The 4-H members submitted a resume, cover letter, and essay as part of their application. Each senior met with Linda Larson of the Friends of Buffalo County 4-H, Inc. and 4-H Youth Development Educator, […]

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2022-2023 4-H Travel Experience Funding Policy Updated

4-H Resume Process & 4-H Travel Experience Funding Policy Effective 2022 Resume & Interview Process The resume and cover letter are authentic way of summarizing the 4-H projects and activities that a 4‑H member participated in over a period of years. A 4-H Resume packet should be completed by 4‑H members grade 6 and over. […]

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SAVE THE DATE – Discover 4-H series 2023

Save The Date! UW Madison Extension Virtual Learning Community and Take and Learn are featuring a Cloverbud Project Box Series for K-2nd grade youth, Tuesdays via Zoom 6:00-7:00 PM.    January 17—Head- Straw Rockets; January 31—Heart- “The Day You Begin” Book; February 14—Hands – Lava Mug Cake; February 28—Health- Happy Minds and Bodies; and Let’s Celebrate! Exploring 4-H […]

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Teen court panel members hear cases on vaping

Eleven Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court panel members heard cases from peers centered on vaping use. Teen Court panel members used restorative questioning techniques to help decide best ways for young people with violations to make things right with their families, their schools, and their communities.

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State 4-H Horse Leaders Conference Experience!

Buffalo County’s 4-H Horse Project was able to attend the State 4-H Horse Leaders Conference November 12-13. Kelli Krzyszton said, “It was a good conference to help youth and leaders learn about what sparks them and gain confidence with more knowledge and skills while making connections with others whose interests include horses. Registration fees for […]

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4-H Holiday Cookie Contest – Grab your Aprons!

Are you ready for a Holiday themed 4-H Cookie Contest? Buffalo County 4-H is hosting a cookie contest that any Buffalo or Pepin County 4-H member or adult can participate in! Your mission is to create a holiday-themed cookie for a chance to win. The 4-H Holiday Cookie Contest will start on Friday, November 25th, […]

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Michelle and Julia Moats 4-H Fall Forum Experience!

Buffalo County was represented at Wisconsin 4-H Fall Forum this year in Wisconsin Rapids! Michelle and Julia Moats members of the Hilltop Climbers 4-H Club attended. Both Michelle and Julia started attending Fall Forum back in 2017 and haven’t missed one since even throughout the pandemic. They participated in activities such as making Felted Wool […]

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$1,500 Scholarship – Available now through January 12, 2023

Do you know a future AG leader? Apply for a chance to win! Bayer Fund is excited to once again partner with National FFA to offer ag students the opportunity to receive a $1,500 Grow Ag Leaders scholarship. High school seniors through college juniors pursuing any ag-related field of study at a trade school, community […]

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National 4-H Conference Applications are now Available!

2023 National 4-H Conference – April 14-20, 2023 What is National 4-H Conference? National 4-H Conference annually brings 4-H youth and adults from around the nation to work towards strengthening and expanding the 4-H Youth Development program at the local, state, and national levels. National 4-H Conference is the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s premier youth […]

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Balloon battle bots were the STEM Challenge for Gilmanton 5th and 6th graders

On November 2, fifth and sixth graders in Mr. Close’s and Mr. Lasher’s classrooms at Gilmanton participated a pilot robot engineering challenge from the Division of Extension and Buffalo County 4-H. Students worked to engineer their own battle bots using makerspace materials, iPads, and mini sphero robots. Students used the inquiry design process to test […]

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Teen Court panelists provide restorative consequences to their peers

Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court panelists from Durand school district heard several cases on November 2. Isabella Wayne, Courtney Bauer, Maya Weir, MaKenzie Almsted, Kailyn Pophal, Gabrielle Schneider, and Bailey Weisenbeck asked restorative questions and set consequences for their peers with the aim to change behavior and make things right. Panelists are trained to help a […]

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4-H Halloween Goosechase WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 4-H Halloween Goosechase Event. We hope you had a spooktacular time! Congratulations to our winners, these participants worked hard to complete spine-chilling missions to earn points!

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4-H Space Camp is Returning – in 2023!

We are excited that 4-H will be bringing back Space Camp in 2023! Space Camp registration will be open from November 15-December 15 in 4HOnline. Space Camp is a great opportunity for youth to explore aeronautics and space science, careers in space, the history of space exploration, and all that Space Camp in Huntsville, AL […]

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6th graders at C-FC test ocean gliders for National 4-H STEM Challenge

Mr. Holt’s 6th grade students at Cochrane-Fountain City Elementary participated in the 2022 National 4-H STEM Challenge on October 28, 2022. Students tested their model ocean robot gliders in test tanks of water using the scientific inquiry method just like the scientists at Rutgers University. Students used scales to weigh the density of their glider […]

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MCYC young people launch 4-H gliders in test tanks

Students at the Mondovi Community Youth Center after school program engaged in the National 4-H STEM Challenge on October 26, 2022. 4-H members at MCYC enjoyed transforming themselves into scientists — recording data and testing their ocean robot gliders. Students used scales to weigh the density of their glider and worked to ballast it in […]

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McCabe’s Mondovi 5th graders take National 4-H STEM Challenge

Mr. McCabe’s 5th grade students at Mondovi Elementary used science inquiry methods to engage in the 2022 National 4-H STEM Challenge on October 26, 2022. Students tested their model ocean robot gliders in test tanks of water just like the scientists in the field. Students used scales to weigh the density of their glider and […]

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