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Hilltop Climbers 4-H Club met in June

Hilltop Climbers 4-H meeting was held at the Marten Center on Sunday, June 9th at 4:00 pm. The meeting was called to order and pledges were said. Secretary’s, and treasure’s reports were read and approved.  Old business:  Thank you everyone that has taken cans to recycling, a recap was given on our May baskets service […]

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Game Time at 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa

“Game Time” was the theme of the 2019 Buffalo, Pepin, Trempealeau and Pierce Counties’ 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota from June 11-14, 2019. Over 100 youth ages 9 – 14 attended this year’s camp with 18 youth leaders contributing their leadership skills and time to serve as camp counselors. Over the […]

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Teen Court panelists volunteer during the summer, too

Teen Court panelists are peer judges that meet with first time youth offenders and decide a consequence in an aim to change their negative behavior. Teen Court panelists continue to conduct hearings during the summer months. On Wednesday, June 5, six panelists trained in April participated in their first case. Experienced panelist, Breleigh Bauer, served […]

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Second Educational Requirement for Meat Animal Exhibitors

Nearly 99% of our meat animal exhibitors have not completed their second educational requirement… are you part of the 99%? Exhibitors must complete their second educational requirement in order to sell their livestock at the Buffalo County Fair. Youth must have their form in and approved by July 26. The form is now online for […]

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Launch and Light at the Library

4-H Afterschool members from Cochrane-Fountain City’s summer program participated in the first week of the Alma Public Library’s guest speaker series on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The speaker discussed launch and light themes including space flight and landing on the moon as well as different kinds of light waves (those that are safe for our […]

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Dog Obedience Classes

Dog obedience classes will be offering this summer at Riecks Lake Park in Alma WI. Classes will be offered Monday nights with Beginning classes starting at 6 pm and Experienced classes at 7 pm. All classes are goodwill donation for non 4-H families.  Classes will be held in good weather. Classes will start June 3rd […]

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Golden Hornets 4-H makes buddy bench for Fair

The members of Golden Hornets 4-H club met on Sunday, June 2 at Suncrest Gardens to assemble a buddy bench for the Buffalo County Fairgrounds. Bob Secrist was integral in coaching the young people and teaching them the necessary skills in using a wrench, drilling in screws and fastening bolts. The 4-H youth completed the […]

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Is your child ready to stay home alone?

School is out (or almost) for the summer!  The Home Alone program will help parents and children determine if they are ready to stay home alone. Parents and children should watch the Home Alone videos together and use the short activities after each video to discuss plans to stay safe. Share this resource in your […]

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Do you know 4-H? The Camp Edition

Do you know that Wisconsin 4-H has a state camping facility named Upham Woods in Wisconsin Dells? Buffalo County 4-H members in grades 3-8 have the opportunity to camp with young people from neighboring counties in Marine on St. Croix, MN! Our camp staff is made up of youth development professionals, certified volunteers and trained […]

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College students trained for summer with our students

The college students employed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Buffalo County are ready for a summer guiding our young people. Summer staff that will work at the Mondovi Community Youth Center and the Cochrane-Fountain City 4-H Afterschool program participated in a three day training May 21-23. At the training, college interns worked […]

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Hovey and Halper are summer interns in Extension

I’m excited to begin my third summer as the Buffalo County Fair Intern and my 13th year involved with the youth facet of the Buffalo County Fair! Recently, I completed my third year at UW-River Falls majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education. Each semester I have been able to spend […]

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2019 Summer Schedule

Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association Meeting June 5 6:00pm Buffalo County Fairgrounds 4-H Camp June 12-14   Camp Kiwanis Livestock Clinic June 17 3:00pm Buffalo County Fairgrounds Clothing Revue June 18 6:00pm Marten Center, Mondovi Buffalo/Pepin County Ag & Rural Safety Day June 20 8:30am Buffalo County Fairgrounds 4-H Cloverbud Quick Camp July 9 8:30am […]

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Montana Pioneers Spreading Kindness

The Montana Pioneers 4-H Club made tie blankets at the April club meeting and then delivered the blankets to the residents at the Tri- County Memorial Nursing Home in Whitehall on Saturday, April 28th. On Monday, May 20th the Montana Pioneers’ 4-H Club met and made buddy benches as part of the Buffalo County 4-H […]

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Tractor/Farm Machinery Safety Class Offered

The Division of Extension Buffalo County is providing a Tractor/Farm Machinery Safety Course for youth ages 12-15. The minimum age requirement for this class, as set in WI Act 178 effective May 1998, is 12. However, the course and literature are geared towards 14-15 year old youth. Certification will not be valid until the youth turn […]

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Kindness Matters in Buffalo County

Lookout Legends 4-H Club The Lookout Legends 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on Sunday May 20, 2019 following the meeting the members decorated cookies and put them in boxes to be distributed to all staff of the Gilmanton School District as part of their clubs random act of kindness in the county.  On the […]

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ATTENTION: Buffalo County Fair Animal Exhibitors

Did you attend the YQCA instructor-led trainings in March? Did you register on the YQCA website for the training you attended? If you attended the YQCA instructor-led trainings in March and have not registered online through the YQCA website you must do so to complete the YQCA certification.  Certificates of completion and certification identification numbers […]

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Buffalo & Pepin County Ag & Rural Safety Day 2019

June 20, 2019 8:30AM-11:30AM Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Mondovi Students in Grades K-8 Snack is provided and youth recieve a free t-shirt. Track 1 for Grades K-3 Being Safe Around Animals Bicycle and Helmet Use Staying Safe Outdoors Lawn Equipment Safety Track 2 for Grades 4-8 Using Lawn Equipment Safely You’re First on the Scene! Firearm Safety […]

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Horse clinic prepares 4-H members for summer shows

The Buffalo / Pepin County 4-H Horsemanship Clinic at Double H Arena near Mondovi on Sunday, May 5, 2019 aimed to prepare 4-H members with improved Western and English skills before summer horse shows. Clinicians Laura Windmiller (English) and Melissa Jo Hester (Western) shared their expertise with 4-H participants. The clinic focused on horsemanship, showmanship, […]

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