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Buffalo County Summer Ag Internship

The Buffalo County Summer Ag Internship program, with an emphasis on conservation, crop production and soils, will provide the intern with opportunities to do literature reviews, collaborate with multiple UW-Extension specialists and agents, implement applied research, teach, and evaluate impact. See position description for more detailed information. 2021 Summer Ag Intern Position Description If you […]

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March Buffalo County 4-H Project Challenge

To continue our 4-H Project Challenge, we invite 4-H members and their families to engage in learning and exploring more about Animal and Veterinary Sciences.  Do you think March will come in like a LION or a LAMB? For the month of March, youth can pick from multiple different categories, to learn or expand on […]

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Lean in with empathy says community prevention night speaker

Brandon Lee White, a national speaker and youth mover, encouraged adults at the February 23, 2021 Community Prevention Night to lean into relationships with empathy. The free virtual event was hosted by the Buffalo County Partnership Council, a local coalition made up of youth and adults with the mission to “provide collaborative prevention programming to […]

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Facing Fear and Owning It were the themes of the 8th grade prevention program

To own being your authentic self was one of the key messages of the Buffalo County Eighth Grade Prevention virtual program on February 23, 2021. The Buffalo County Partnership Council, a coalition of teachers, students, law enforcement, university professors and public health and human services professionals, invited all eighth grade students in Buffalo County from […]

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Cheerful Workers 4-H embraced the February theme of love and caring

Cheerful Workers 4-H members embraced the “February 4-H Challenge of Love and Caring.” Each family received a Valentine’s bag containing supplies for making Valentine cards and some sweet treats for members to enjoy. They were asked to create cards and give them to someone they loved and cared for. Some members shared photos as well.  […]

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Friends of Buffalo County 4-H discuss diversified portfolio for trust

The Friends of Buffalo County 4-H, Inc. is a trust fund organization with the goal to grow funds to support the efforts of Buffalo County 4-H youth development programs. The ten member board met virtually on Thursday, February 18, 2021 to review assets, elect officers for 2021, and discuss how the trust fund’s portfolio is […]

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4-H Paint Party!

Come join us for a fun 4-H Paint Party! Sunday, March 14 at 4:30 PM  Bunny Best for beginner painters Learn how to create a cute pink (the photo is discolored) character bunny with a teal background just in time to celebrate the arrival of spring! Painters will practice technique and mixing acrylic paints. Sunday, […]

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You Pull at my Heart Strings

Buffalo County 4-H invited 4-H youth members and their families, during the month of February, to take part in our Arts & Communication 4-H Project Challenge! The theme for the month of February was kindness, love, caring, belonging and inclusion.  The purpose of the 4-H Project Challenge was to practice 4-H project skills at home, […]

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Aging & Disability Resource Center Survey

The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Buffalo and Pepin Counties, otherwise known as the ADRC, is asking for community input. ADRC is committed to helping individuals aged 60+ and adults with disabilities, along with their caregivers/family members, to live independently and with dignity; providing them unbiased information, programs, & services. The ADRC is responsible […]

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Teen Court hears cases in February

On February 3, 2021 Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court panelists conducted two virtual hearings. Teen court panelists meet with young people and their families involved in school or community conflict and work to provide sanctions with the aim of changing behavior.  Peer judges for these hearings were Zoey Slaby (Cochrane-Fountain City), Grace McQuiston (Alma), […]

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These 4-H members were YETI for Winter & STEAM!

4-H youth were YETI to blow off some winter STEAM 50 young people in the Buffalo County 4-H program used their critical thinking skills while having fun exploring hands-on activities with the cryptid Yeti! Youth received the materials to complete STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities at home and connect with other 4-H […]

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DeWitt joins Division of Extension staff as 4-H program assistant

Hi, my name is Paige DeWitt.  I grew up in Gilmanton, Wisconsin, raising beef cattle with my family on our farm.  I currently am a Senior at UW-River Falls studying Agriculture Business.  Some things I enjoy doing in my free time would be, working with my beef cattle, playing volleyball, getting involved in activities on […]

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February Expressing Love Buffalo County 4-H Project Challenge

Buffalo County 4-H is inviting 4-H members and their families during the month of February to take part in our Arts & Communication 4-H Project Challenge! The theme for the month is kindness, love, caring, belonging and inclusion. The purpose of the 4-H Project Challenge is to practice 4-H project skills at home, engage in […]

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2021 Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Training

All animal exhibitors, with the exception of equine, cats and dogs, must complete the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training each year. Currently, the online training is the only option available for exhibitors.  Instructor-led trainings may be a possibility at some point this year but will depend on the COVID-19 program expectations […]

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4-H Online Updates for Families and Leaders

Exciting News…4-H Families can now edit projects in 4-H Online.  4-H Club Leaders can now view projects in club rosters. The 4-H Online Development Team and State Administration have some great news. Families with approved enrollments in 4HOnline can now edit their project selections and request additional clubs be added to their enrollment records.  Club […]

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Buffalo County 5th & 6th Grade Prevention Day

On January 28 all fifth and sixth graders in Buffalo County participated in the annual Buffalo County Partnership Council 5th and 6th Grade Prevention Day. Fifth and sixth graders from all four school districts of Cochrane-Fountain City, Alma, Mondovi and Gilmanton engaged in the virtual event from their classrooms. The program was hosted by the […]

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Western Wisconsin 4-H STEM Mini Camp

Join us for an exciting exploration of STEM.  This mini camp is geared towards 5th—8th graders (older youth are welcome).  Workshops will take place on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm, March 16 – April 20.  Workshops will include:  Robotics Space Electricity Food Science Hydroponics 3-D Printing Workshops will be taught via Zoom and most supplies will […]

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Putz, Guenther Earn Wisconsin 4-H Key Award

Brooke Putz, daughter of Teri and Brian Putz of Fountain City, and Morgan Gunther, daughter of Amy and Keith Guenther of Gilmanton were selected as the Buffalo County, Wisconsin 4-H Key Award winners for 2021. The prestigious Key Award, one of the highest awards a 4-H member can receive, honors only a select group of […]

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4-H Crowley Dairy Leadership Award – application time is here

Current 4-H Dairy Project members and youth leaders – check out this opportunity and apply today! In order to be eligible, 4-H members: Must be currently enrolled in the 4-H Dairy Project and have at least two previous years of membership. Must be in 10th-12th grades as of January 1, 2021. Should have an outstanding […]

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Western Wisconsin Beef Producers Scholarship

This scholarship is available to any graduating high school senior attending or planning to attend a College, Vocational School, Technical School, Agriculture Short Course, or any other institution of higher learning.  The applicant must be a (or have an immediate family member that is a) member in good standing** of the Western Wisconsin Beef Producer’s […]

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