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Buffalo County Fair – Grieving and Grateful in 2020

A few of you may have noticed that I write an article each summer and release it on social media the Sunday before the Buffalo County Fair. I try to make the letter a meaningful and relevant one. Unfortunately, my letter this year comes early. I hope it’s a powerful and pertinent one, nonetheless. The […]

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Virtual Horse Clinics with Sara Novotny in June

June 4th, 3:30pm – Horsemanship (Stock Seat Equitation) Pattern Pointers June 9th, 3:30pm – Horse Judging – Reasons Tips (How to get started and give your best set of reasons yet!) Join Kewaunee Co. 4-H as we learn about these two great topics from Sara Novotny. Clinics will feature information, videos, tips, and a question […]

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4-H Kindness 2.0 during a pandemic

The 2020 Buffalo County 4-H Countywide Service-Learning Project is to complete acts of intentional kindness for locally identified places, organizations and people in need. Julia Moats, a 9th grader and member of the Hilltop Climbers 4-H club, found a special way to continue her first 4-H Kindness 2.0 Project during the pandemic.  Julia Moats used […]

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Tractor/Farm Machinery Safety Course Offered

UW-Division of Extension Buffalo County is offering a Tractor and Machinery Safety course for youth ages 12-15 beginning June 15th. The minimum age requirement for this class as set in WI Act 178 effective May 1998, is 12 years old (12 and 13-year-old youth can only drive on their parent’s farm). However, the course and […]

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Schrauth earns statewide Teen Court scholarship

Emma Schrauth, a member of the Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court, will receive a statewide scholarship for her role in juvenile restorative justice.  Emma Schrauth is one of only two state 2020 award recipients from the Wisconsin Teen Court Association (WTCA). The WTCA Scholarship encourages new and long-term volunteer participation while encouraging ongoing education of youth […]

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Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association – June 7

BUFFALO COUNTY 4-H LEADERS’ ASSOCIATION June 7, 2020 6:00pm via ZOOM   Register in advance for this meeting: https://uwextension.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ocOCtqT8tHtFNJ79fBs3viOTsxyiTBywj   AGENDA   6:00 PM         Call meeting to Order – Virtual Introductions   6:20 PM         Secretary’s Report 6:25 PM         Treasurer’s Report   6:30 PM         Old Business Program Updates 4-H Graduates Cloverbud STEAM Engage 4-H […]

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Buffalo County 4-H’s youngest engineers showcase their STEAM designs

Buffalo County 4-H’s Cloverbuds in grades K-2 had the opportunity to engineer and test their own STEAM boat, car or plane. Check out their designs and hard work practicing the critical thinking and problem solving skills! 4-H members will receive a certificate and a small 4-H prize for their participation. More images will be added […]

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Scientists Live! – Virtual Science Career Opportunity

Scientists Live is a virtual presentation series that gives high school aged youth (and interested 8th graders) an opportunity to meet real world scientists and learn a little about a wide variety of science-related careers!  Two scientists are being featured over the lunch hour every Tuesday and Thursday through May 2020; Thursdays only in June.  Each scientist gives a 12-minute […]

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Durand Teen Court Panelist Honored with $500 Scholarship

A Durand student and a member of the Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court, will receive a scholarship for his role in juvenile restorative justice.  Ian Schneider is the annual recipient of the Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court Scholarship. To apply, applicants were asked to describe their role in their local Teen Court as what impact […]

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Virtual Learning 4-H Horse Project Credits

Opportunities to meet the Buffalo-Pepin County 4-H Horse project credit requirements have gone virtual. Virtual Learning 4-H Horse Project Credits: Horse Learning Lessons  – Complete a Youth Course in Horse Sense or HorseXploration. 4-H Horse Curriculum – Read an age appropriate chapter of the curriculum, download and complete activities and take a quiz. The Horse/Your Guide to […]

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Slowing Feedlot Cattle Growth due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt cattle markets. Cash sales for the week of April 13-17 were depressed as packing plants operated at reduced capacity or shuttered their doors due to labor issues spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic. Having a market that will take finished cattle at a suitable date has become a concern. In […]

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Making History – Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court conducts virtual hearings

COVID-19 can’t stop Teen Court! There are currently over ten open cases and teen court coordinators and panelists have made plans to ensure offenders can complete their sanctions in ways that follow the Safer at Home Order. In addition, Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court conducted their first ever virtual hearings. The Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court conducted […]

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New Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court Panelists Trained Via Video Conferencing

The new 2020 Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court panelists were trained via Zoom technology on April 21 and April 23, 2020. Teen Court Coordinators Annie Lisowski and Marie Ritscher transformed key components of the training including developing skills in questing for restorative justice, engaging in effective deliberation, applying concepts of criminology to change behavior and developing […]

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In Agriculture there are “No Silver Bullets”

The following “Tip Sheet” gives 9 tips that you might consider this spring.  Please contact Carl Duley, Buffalo County Ag Agent, if you need further information about any of the ideas.  Contact via email at: carl.duley@wisc.edu or phone: 608-685-6251 please leave a message. There is no Silver Bullet April 17, 2020 There is no Silver […]

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Celebrating our 2020 4-H Graduates!

Our 2020 Seniors in the Buffalo County 4-H Community Club program are graduating! You will be missed as you transition to college and the workforce, but we look forward to seeing you contribute to 4-H youth development in bigger and better ways as leaders in our community!  

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Using Rye Cover Crop as a Forage or Grain

  Some growers are considering saving their rye cover crop planted last fall and harvesting as forage or grain.  This fact sheet has some tips, concerns and cautions to consider before making that decision.   Rye Cover Crops for Forage or Grain

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Ractopamine Information for Buffalo County Fair Swine Exhibitors

At the April 8, 2020 Buffalo County Fair Association meeting a motion to make the Buffalo County Fair a Ractopamine Free Fair was passed. This means, effective immediately, that no swine at the Buffalo County Fair can be fed or exposed to ractopamine from birth to harvest. No Paylean, Engrain or ractopamine products sold under […]

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