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Be someone to be trusted is message of BCPC 5th and 6th grade prevention day

On January 14, 2022 at Mondovi High School fifth and sixth graders from Mondovi and Gilmanton schools participated in the annual Buffalo County Partnership Council 5th and 6th Grade Prevention Day. Alma and Cochrane-Fountain City students participated virtually due to pandemic restrictions. The program was hosted by the Buffalo County Partnership Council (BCPC), a group […]

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4-H Project Pop Up just in time for your special valentine

A container candles 4-H Project Pop-Up is coming to the Buffalo & Pepin County 4-H Festival of Arts! Bring your own container! All the other supplies will be available to create your own embedded heart container candle! Free for 4-H members and families! $3 for non-4-H youth and adults. To register, go to: https://forms.gle/Xpa4fSUmgKhfAjBc9  Please register […]

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State 4-H Horse Virtual Training Opportunity

Join us for: WI State 4-H Horse Virtual Training: Horse Project Policies, Concussion Protocol, and Planning a Horse Show Feb. 9, 2022, 6:30pm Virtual Zoom Session Register by: February 7, 2021 Registration Link: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItf-ysrj4tGtVOvi3q4zCyLPARX3kBW-C7 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You will need to use the link provided […]

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Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court flooded with hearings to start the year

The Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court program was flooded with new referrals in the final weeks of 2021. Now, in the first month of the new year panelists are hearing multiple hearings a day. The violations range from alcohol and marijuana to traffic violations and vaping. Panel members, who serve as peer jurors, utilize restorative justice […]

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Buffalo & Pepin County 4-H Festival of Arts

Buffalo – Pepin County 4-H Festival of Arts February 6, 2022  Alma Area School 1:00pm – 3:00pm Deadline for entry is January 28, 2022. To register, go to: https://forms.gle/Xpa4fSUmgKhfAjBc9  Please register if you plan to attend. If you have multiple entries, select multiple check boxes and indicate titles in the text box below. Communication arts […]

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2021 Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court Annual Report

Thank you for another successful year! The Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court is grateful to its local contributors that enable our program to function in ways that build up young people and families in our communities. The program is so appreciative of the ongoing support that it receives from the advisory board members and referral agents […]

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January 4-H Leaders Association Meeting

BUFFALO COUNTY 4-H LEADERS’ ASSOCIATION January 23, 2022 Alma Courthouse 3rd Floor County Board Room  Face coverings required in Buffalo County Courthouse Register in advance for this meeting, to participate via Zoom: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpdu6oqT0sHtZ6hEkfBEiBWL2bMieOXncU AGENDA 2021 Award Presentations – 6:00pm Call meeting to order Secretary’s Report Treasurer’s Report Old Business – 6:20pm Annual Leader Training 4-H Project […]

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Apologies the focus of teen court mini training

The Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court conducted a virtual mini-training for high school panelists. On December 20th youth peer judges from Mondovi, Cochrane-Fountain City, Alma, Pepin and Durand schools learned more about the elements of genuine apologies. Panelists first watched a documentary about the connection between restorative circles and apologies, then discussed in small groups way […]

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Distracted driving prevention a target area for 10th graders addressed by BCPC coalition speaker Tom Goeltz

On Friday, December 17th, all the Buffalo County 10th grade students from Alma, Cochrane-Fountain City, Gilmanton and Mondovi School Districts participated in the third annual Tenth Grade Prevention Day. Tom Goeltz from the Distracted Driving Survivors Network and National Safety Council was the featured presenter. Mr. Goeltz has spoken to hundreds of students throughout the […]

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Survey shows Buffalo County 4-H is Thriving

The 4-H Thriving Model predicts that youth who participate in 4-H programs that provide a high-quality developmental context will thrive, and thriving youth achieve key developmental outcomes. To determine scores for Program Quality, youth members aged 13 and up were invited to take an online survey asking them questions about their 4-H experience.  The survey […]

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Animal Sciences Education Series Announced for 2022

The Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program (WYLP) is excited to offer LIVE Virtual Zoom educational programs for the spring of 2022. These sessions will provide awareness and knowledge of challenge areas in animal agriculture. January 13 – Grand Challenge: Animal Health & Welfare February 10 – Grand Challenge: Precision Agriculture March 10 – Grand Challenge: Food […]

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Project pop up was a holiday hit with 4-H members

The most recent Buffalo County 4-H Project Pop Up had a holiday theme. 4-H members enjoyed metal stamping their own ornaments, gift tags, book marks and jewelry for those they care about most.  Youth from Glencoe Hustlers 4-H hosted the event and welcomed youth from other 4-H clubs to “pop in” and participate as they […]

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O’Connell is Supreme Exhibitor

On November 10th, Wisconsin State Fair announced its Supreme Exhibitors for the 2021 Fair.  Karissa O’Connell, a Buffalo County 4-H member from Mondovi, won the highest honor for the Boer Goat division. The Wisconsin State Fair Supreme Exhibitor awards are based on an exhibitor’s overall achievements at the 2021 Fair from points earned participating in […]

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2022 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Registration

Registration for the 2022 Citizenship Washington Focus is now open in 4-H Online. CWF will once again be in-person in 2022 and is open to all youth in 10-12th grades. The registration period runs from December  2nd – Jan 3rd on a  FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis for program week assignments.  Don’t delay, submit your […]

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2022 National 4-H Conference Registration

Registration is now open for the 2022 National 4-H Conference! The conference will be in-person in 2022 and is open to youth in 10-12th grades. Applications for the National 4-H Conference are due January 2nd.  Please see below for more information. National 4-H Conference                        […]

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Teen Court panelists conduct vaping hearing

Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court panelists conducted a hearing recently with a peer who was cited for vaping. Panelists used restorative justice methods to learn more about the incident and provide consequences that will help the youth rethink their actions and change risky behavior. Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court has peer judges, or panel members, […]

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2022 Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship Opportunity

Ag students can apply now through January 11, 2022 for a $1,500 scholarship. 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 study at a trade school, community college, or four-year […]

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Gilmanton students engineer hydraulic mechanical arms for national 4-H challenge

Third and fourth grade students at Gilmanton Elementary School learned about how robotic engineers use hydraulics to conduct scientific research on Mars as part of the National 4-H STEM Challenge on December 2, 2021. Students in Ms. Halverson’s classroom used critical thinking skills to design a cosmic claw that opened and closed using hydraulic pistons. […]

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Annual 4-H Leader’s Training Information

Each year 4-H Leaders are responsible for attending one training each year to bring together new ideas for Wisconsin 4-H. Join Wisconsin 4-H in a yearlong experience – Learn Together, Lead Together:  Youth-Adult Partnerships!  We will kick off with two sessions for the 2021-2022 Annual Leader Training.  Plan for interaction and engagement, and all youth […]

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