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Healthy Snacks for Healthy Kids

A partnership between the Alma Public Library of the Winding Rivers Library System and the Scenic Rivers Area Health Education Center (AHEC) allowed for a presentation centered on healthy snacks at the 4-H Afterschool summer program. The presentation taught by Ryan Gregory, a public health intern from UW-La Crosse, took place on July 23 at […]

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4-H Camp Kinnissippewa was Groovin’!

The theme of 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa for Buffalo and Pepin County 4-H members in grades 3-6 was ‘get groovy!” Campers enjoyed meeting new 4-H friends, getting groovy with tie-dye and arts and crafts, creating homes for bees, engineering their own stick forts, and launching duct tape rockets during science. A highlight of the learning activities […]

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Groovy Cloverbuds at 4-H Camp!

Buffalo and Pepin County 4-H younger members in grades K-2 engaged in environmental education and teamwork activities at the 4-H Cloverbud Camp on July 21 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds. 4-H Cloverbuds developed their own drama skits, tie dyed their ‘groovy’ themed camp t-shirts, created ‘gyotaku’ Japanese fish prints, blasted off duct-taped rockets and participated […]

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Herdsmanship Schedule for Buffalo County Fair

Herdsmanship Judging will take place once again during the Buffalo County Fair.  Herdsmanship judging ensures animals are still being well taken care of by their exhibitors during the fair.  Each Chapter/Club will get to walk around and rate the other Chapters/clubs on their upkeep and presentation of barn decorations that have to correspond with this […]

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4-H Foods Revue & Decorated Cakes Contest Showcases Young Talent

4-H Foods Revue & Decorated Cakes Contest Showcases Young Talent Some amazingly decorated cakes, well-planned healthy one-dish meals and table settings (manners included) received awards at Buffalo County Fair 4-H Foods Revue and Decorated Cakes Contest on July 20, 2021 at the Marten Center in Mondovi. Judges, Ann Biegel and Marie Swartz, provided feedback to […]

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Advance Child Tax Credit Fact Sheet

Many American families began receiving Advance Child Tax Credit (ACTC) payments on July 15. Here’s what you need to know about the changes to the child tax credit, choices you can make, and planning for 2021 taxes. ACTC fact sheet

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2021 Buffalo County Horse Show is a Success

Buffalo and Pepin County 4-H and FFA youth had the perfect day for the 2021 Buffalo County Fair Horse and Gymkhana Show. Nine exhibitors from throughout Buffalo and Pepin Counties participated in the annual event at the Midnight Riders Arena in Mondovi on Saturday, July 17. The judge for the Horse Show was Pat Stevenson […]

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More 4-H Clubs Get Ready for Blue Jeans & Country Dreams

Hill & Hollow Helping Hands 4-H Club of Fountain City and Golden Hornets 4-H of Waumandee met on Sunday, July 18 to ready barn decorations for the Buffalo County Fair. 4-H members and their families enjoyed making memories together as they created decorations with the Blue Jeans & Country Dreams theme. The Buffalo County Fair […]

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Camp Counselors Ready for Cloverbud Camp and Camp Kinnissippewa

On Wednesday, July 14, the 2021 Camp Counselors met at the fairgrounds to plan and prepare for the upcoming Camp day.  They worked on making Camper nametags with “tree cookies” made of real trees, as well as wrote each camper a postcard.  The campers will also be tie-dying their 2021 Camp Kinnissippewa t-shirts as an […]

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Buffalo County 4-H “Take and Go” Activities-Saturday

Buffalo County 4-H offers first 100 youth “Take & Go” Activities Saturday, July 31, 2021 Helicopter Balloons: Do you have previous knowledge on air pressure?  Follow the instructions on the Helicopter Balloon package to make your own helicopter.  Blow up your balloon and see what makes your helicopter fly longer.  Try some other activities listed […]

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Buffalo County 4-H “Take and Go” Activities-Friday

Buffalo County 4-H offers first 100 youth “Take & Go” Activities Friday, July 30, 2021 Flickin’ Chicken Slingshots: Test your aim at our egg target with your chicken slingshot!  Once you release your chicken slingshot and it lands on the target, shoot your chicken 3 times and add yourself to the Flickin’ Chicken Slingshot Leaderboard.  […]

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Buffalo County 4-H “Take and Go” Activities-Thursday

Buffalo County 4-H offers first 100 youth “Take & Go” Activities Thursday, July 29, 2021 Ferris Wheel Thumbprints: Create your own Ferris Wheel characters by printing your thumbprints on the Ferris Wheel sheet provided.  Use markers to create happy, excited, scared, sad, and many more faces on your characters.  Explore emotions of the fair while […]

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Buffalo County 4-H “Take and Go” Activities-Sunday

Buffalo County 4-H offers first 100 youth “Take & Go” Activities Sunday, August 1, 2021 Paddle Fans: Need a break from the summer heat?  Join us by making a fan, decorating a animal to your liking, and using it to cool off.  Keep this fan for other occasions during the year to remember your memories […]

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Fair Reminders!

Ready or not…Fair time is here! With “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams“, the 2021 Fair will be here before you know it. The 2021 Fair has a few new procedures, judging times and miscellaneous items.  Please take a moment to check out the “Reminders” below to make certain you don’t miss out on anything. After […]

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Cloverbud & Exploring Fair Judging Schedule

Cloverbud and Exploring Judging will take place on Thursday, July 29, in the Red Activity Building at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds. Face coverings are required to be worn for youth and adults in the Red Activity Building during the Cloverbud and Exploring judging. Youth will bring their projects and entry tags to the building at […]

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Lucky 16 4-H Meets to get ready for Buffalo County Fair

Lucky 16 4-H met the evening of Sunday, July 11, to ready their 4-H members for the upcoming Buffalo County Fair.  The club discussed their barn decorations and worked together to get some ready.  The beginning of their decorations look great and follow the theme of this years fair, “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams”.  Great […]

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NEW THIS YEAR – Wednesday Early Fair Check-in

Swine and non-animal exhibits, not including foods and nutrition and flowers and houseplants, will be allowed for check-in at the Buffalo County Fair on Wednesday, July 28. Non-animal projects, excluding foods and nutrition and flowers and houseplants projects, will be allowed for check-in from 4:00pm-8:00pm in their respective buildings. Swine can be weighed and checked-in […]

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STEAM Discovery Day 2021

We will be playing in the dirt and learning about worms, building cities inside and outside, creating our own gelli prints with brayers and ink, investigating with crime scene science, making life size bubbles, and engineering our own air craft! Cochrane-Fountain City High School August 11, 2021; 8AM-3PM $10 per participant required Register on 4-H […]

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