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We’re hiring college students for Summer 2020!

Learn more and apply at: Extension Buffalo County Summer Counselor – Mondovi, WI Extension Buffalo County Summer Counselor – Fountain City, WI   For more information about any of the open positions contact Annie Lisowski at annie.lisowski@wisc.edu

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Farm Building Failure (snowload) Survey

Farm Building Failure Survey  Project purpose:              To improve agriculture structures and reduce the number of farm building failures.  We need your help in gathering needed data to help the industry make changes.  All information is confidential and will only be reported as compiled data.  All farm buildings can be included in this survey from […]

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YQCA Training Dates Set for Buffalo County

YQCA Training dates set – meet livestock requirements for the 2020 Buffalo County Fair. All animal exhibitors, with the exception of Cats & Dogs, must complete the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) each year. Exhibitors will have the option to complete the training in person or online. Registration for instructor-led trainings must […]

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Greg Sage is the Friend of Buffalo County 4-H

The 2020 Friend of Buffalo County 4-H Award was presented to Greg Sage by youth leader Austin George of Hilltop Climbers 4-H on February 20, 2020.  Sage received the award at the Friends of Buffalo County 4-H Trust Fund meeting. Sage earned the award for giving so many years to the trust board, an organization […]

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Dittrich, George Earn Top 4-H Key Award

Austin George, son of Doug and Patty George of Mondovi, and Barbara Dittrich, daughter of Billie and Don Dittrich of Waumandee were selected as the Buffalo County, Wisconsin 4-H Key Award winners for 2020.  The prestigious Key Award, one of the highest awards a 4-H member can receive, honors only a select group of 4-H […]

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The Future of 4-H

Three and four year old students at Cochrane-Fountain City School participating in Child Development Day had the opportunity to learn about Buffalo County 4-H and 4-H Afterschool. Students engaged in science-art learning experiences and took home 4-H memorabilia to keep them excited in the next year before they join 4-H.

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Distracted Driving Focus of 1st Annual 10th Grade Day

On Tuesday, February 18, all the Buffalo County 10th grade students from Alma, Cochrane-Fountain City, Gilmanton and Mondovi School Districts participated in the first annual half-day workshop at Cochrane-Fountain City High School. Tom Goeltz from the Distracted Driving Survivors Network and National Safety Council was the featured presenter. Mr. Goeltz has spoken to hundreds of […]

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2020 Top 20 4-H Photography

The following twenty images were selected as the Top 20 at the Buffalo County 4-H Festival of Arts on February 16, 2020. They will be displayed again at the Buffalo County Fair the first weekend in August. Congratulations 4-H photographers! More images coming as they are submitted.

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2020 4-H Festival of Arts

The 4-H Festival of Arts is an annual event sponsored by the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders’ Association and the Buffalo County Fair Association that allows 4-H youth to share their skills and talents by exhibiting in the following categories: arts, crafts, photography, marketing, communication arts (speaking), music and drama. Exhibitors received valuable feedback on how […]

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UW-Madison Science Expeditions

This is a great opportunity for youth of all ages to come to the UW-Madison campus and explore their interests in science and beyond.   It is a free on campus open house event from April 3-5, 2020.

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2020 Beef Weigh-In

Beef animals exhibited in the market beef class at the Buffalo County Fair must be weighed in by the Market Animal Committee at the initial weigh-in to be eligible for sale at the Junior LIvestock Sale.  All animals must be accompanied by a responsible person to assist with weighing in. 2020 Beef Weigh-In February 22, […]

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Hilltop Climbers 4-H Club in the Spirit of Giving

The Hilltop Climbers 4-H Club held their Spirit of Giving meeting on December 15th, at Central Lutheran Church. The meeting started at 3:00pm with ornament making and snack bag packing for the backpack program. The officers wrapped the gifts to be given to a 12 year old girl. Our club then walked over to the […]

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A Valentine’s Treat and Expression of Gratitude

On February 9, The Hilltop Climbers 4-H Club thanked local business that support 4-H throughout the year by decorating and distributing 14 dozen Valentine’s cookies.  After the cookie decorating the meeting was called to order. A thank you card was signed by members and will be given to Nancy Risler  along with a gift card […]

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Seeking 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa Counselors

Looking for Youth Leaders in grades 9 -13 to share their skills and talents and experience lots of fun by working with other youth as a camp counselor or junior director at 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa at Kiwanis Scout Camp. Join youth from Trempealeau, Pepin and Pierce counties as they plan exciting opportunities and lead the […]

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Kindness 2.0 Countywide Service Learning Project Launched

Buffalo County 4-H Clubs will work to create kindness bags for individuals in their communities that are most in need. A significant part of the service-learning experience is connecting 4-H members with those being served to ensure that their greatest needs are being met in a genuine way. Review the 2020 Buffalo County 4-H Service-Learning […]

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Dittrich receives Buffalo County 4-H Crowley Dairy Leadership Award

Barbara Dittrich, a member of the Golden Hornets 4-H Club and a student at Cochrane-Fountain City high school, has won the Buffalo County 4-H Crowley Leadership Award for 2020. As a county winner, Barbara Dittrich received a commemorative engraved medallion and the chance to compete for state-level awards, including a partial scholarship to attend the […]

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Indianhead Sheep & Goat Clinic/Field Day

Small Ruminant Clinic and Trade Show Join us for the 26th Anniversary of the Small Ruminant Clinic! Date: Feb. 1, 2020 Location: Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Conference Center ​1900 College Drive, Rice Lake, WI Annual Clinic:  http://www.indianheadsheepandgoat.org/small-ruminant-clinic.html Winter Field Day – INDIANHEAD SHEEP & GOAT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION Jan 18- Winter Field Day hosted by Govin’s Farm N6134 670th […]

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4-H Afterschool Summer Program at CFC Registration

Registration for the 4-H Afterschool program at the Cochrane-Fountain City School is now available for 2020! We anticipate the program will fill fast, so please do not hesitate to get registered today! 2020 4-H Afterschool Summer Calendar Flyer  

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‘Care’-fronting – a skill for all Buffalo County Eighth Graders

Using caring and loving language to confront peers and parents, called the care-frontation skills was one of the key messages of the Buffalo County Eighth Grade Prevention Day on January 15, 2020 at Mondovi High School. The Buffalo County Partnership Council, a coalition of teachers, students, law enforcement, university professors and public health and human […]

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Small Ruminant Webinar Series

University of Wisconsin Small Ruminant Webinar Series starts January 15, 2020 (Madison) The University of Wisconsin Animal Sciences Department and the Division of Extension will be hosting a small ruminant webinar series beginning on January 15, 2020. The program will start at 7:30 p.m. and end by 9 p.m. These meetings can be taken from […]

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