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Extension’s COVID-19 outbreak resources

With a “safer-at-home” order now in effect for all of Wisconsin, our staff is producing resources across our program areas to help those all over Wisconsin. We will collect and link these resources as they’re available. Tools for small businesses, farmers, and those looking for financial support have already been produced and given to educators […]

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Extension Staff Working Remotely

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, and federal agencies our office will have limited availability and access. Our staff are working remotely and many of our events have been postponed. For the latest information on COVID-19, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Buffalo County […]

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Greenhouses – Essential Food Production Business

The Buffalo County Public Health Department has implemented the following rules for greenhouse sales.  Keep this in mind as you make plans to go.  Understand that service may be a little slower and less hands on as we practice physical distancing.  These rules are similar to surrounding counties.  Please support our local businesses, especially as […]

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Animal Identification in 4HOnline by May 1st

4-H Online Animal Identification must be complete by May 1st.  4-H exhibitors must identify and activate all animals in 4HOnline.  This must be complete prior to FairEntry registration. FFA exhibitors will enter their animals via FairEntry in May. If you are a member that is dual-enrolled, please use 4HOnline to enter animals. You may select […]

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Cloth Face Coverings 4-H Service Learning Activity Plan

During times of disease outbreak, preventing the accidental spread of a virus protects everyone. Young people can help to prevent the spread by sewing cloth face coverings. The service-learning activity plan from Wisconsin 4-H includes guidance for adults and youth in safe and supportive service learning; step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make cloth […]

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Wisconsin DNR Offers Environmental Compliance Roadmap

State laws and regulations are still in effect during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have a question regarding an environmental spill, or compliance issue read the following announcement by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). COVID-19 COMPLIANCE RELEASE DNR

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Feeding Unpasteurized Milk

Feeding unpasteurized milk to dairy animals: Hopefully, you will not have to consider this, but just in case you have milk you cannot sell, see this short fact sheet  from the UW-Madison Extension and the UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science regarding considerations to be taken before feeding milk to dairy animals.  Milk has lots of […]

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Fun, Hands-on 4-H Learning at Home

Dear Parents and Caregivers, As always, Extension and 4-H want to support youth and families with fun, hands-on learning that helps young people build life skills like critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. World events are making things more challenging right now. But we don’t let that stop us! Extension educators from around the […]

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Important Dates to Remember

Attention…Exhibitors planning to exhibit at the Buffalo County Fair. Please note the upcoming dates and requirements to complete and submit information by the appropriate dates.     April 1st – Project Enrollment deadline for 4-H members to enroll in or change projects in 4-H Online.  Please review your list of projects and make additions or […]

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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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It’s time for you to be a 4-H VIP

Are you a 4-H Parent or community member that wants to be a certified volunteer to work with our youth? Have you thought about being a 4-H volunteer and never had the time to get the training complete until now? Are you in the process of certification and just waiting for this training opportunity? NOW’s […]

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Small Ruminant Webinar Series on Grazing

                        The University of Wisconsin Animal Sciences Department and the Division of Extension will be hosting a small ruminant webinar series on April 15th, 2020 related to Small Ruminant Grazing. The program will start at 7:30 p.m. and end by 9 p.m. CST. These […]

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Farm Visitor and Delivery Protocol and Bio-security Plans

Doing Farm Business during COVID-19 Managing Visitors and Deliveries to Farms Agriculture in Wisconsin is a leading industry generating $104 billion per year. Farms are the origin of the food industry. The health of farmers is instrumental at the start of a safe and secure system. For this reason, farmers and those providing service to […]

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Building Developmental Relationships During the COVID-19 Crisis with young people

  Search Institute’s Building Developmental Relationships During the COVID-19 Crisis with young people During this time of confinement due to the COVID-19 virus, building relationships with young people is more important than ever. Search Institute’s research shows that when young people experience developmental relationships with parents, educators, youth program staff, and other adults they are better able […]

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2020 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa Needs You!

Love the Summer? Swimming? Tenting? Campfires? Well, we need you Camp Counselors!!! We have totally extended the due date to April 13th for 2020 4-H Camp Counselor applications; and the fee has been put on hold, so send no money now, as we hope that our Camp will be a go, June 28-July 1 and NEED […]

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Show Animal Sales Following the ‘Safer at Home’ Order

Read whole advisory from DATCP here. At the direction of Gov. Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on March 24 issued an emergency order closing all nonessential businesses and operations. The Safer at Home order has prompted some questions about what types of businesses are considered “essential.” Among the questions: Are show […]

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Think Summer and 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa – Registration Now Open

We are hoping that we will be able to conduct 4-H Camp Kinnissipewa this summer! However, with uncertainty lingering Buffalo County is making a couple changes to help you feel secure! 1) Register now, but don’t pay any fees until we know camp is a go. 2) Waiving all late fees. 3) Guaranteed refunds if […]

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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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4-H is Full of Treasures

Hilltop Climbers 4-H club shared some kindness and beautified the city of Mondovi in preparation of Mondovi‘s Shamrock Shuffle. Although the shuffle was canceled, the town had several windows painted by various organizations. Hilltop Climbers received third place for their window painting.  We shared the message that 4-H is Full of Treasures and that Kindness is Golden. […]

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Resources for Family Resilience During Stressful Times – Recursos de la Familia

Particularly Helpful Family Resilience Resources During Times of Stress – Recursos de la Familia Parenting, Step Parenting, Caregiving and Family Relationships Across the Lifespan, English and Espanol https://parenting.extension.wisc.edu/ Parenting Future Readers in English and Espanol https://parenting.extension.wisc.edu/parenting-future-readers/ Co-Parents and Couples https://www.fcs.uga.edu/nermen/hrmet-modules-manage Stepfamilies https://www.stepfamilies.info/educational-resources/quick-step-guides/ Grandparents Raising Grandchildren https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/grandparenting/through-the-eyes-of-a-child/fact-sheets/    

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