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Buffalo County 4-H plans to offer scholarships to 2021 graduating seniors

Graduating 12th grade students enrolled in Buffalo County 4-H are encouraged to submit one or more essays by November 1 to receive $500 or $250 scholarships in spring of 2021. All interviews will be conducted via Zoom in November 2020.  Buffalo County 4-H Scholarship Policy Eligible youth are 12th grade high school graduating seniors who […]

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Two options for 4-H Records Review in 2020

2020 has been a complex, changing and challenging time for many 4-H members. As a result, Buffalo County 4-H is encouraging members to reflect on their 4-H experience this year as a way of documenting an important and historical time in their lives and 4-H “journeys.”   2020 4-H Journey Story Unique in 2020, 4-H […]

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Safe and Healthy Food for Your Family

For up-to-date resources on safe food preserving and preparation please see UW Madison Division of Extension’s Safe Food website:https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/safefood/ With specific questions or for free pressure canner gauge testing, please email mary.campbellwood@wisc.edu or call 608-685-6252  

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National 4-H STEM Challenge goes to the galaxy

The 4‑H STEM Challenge, formerly known as 4‑H National Youth Science Day (4‑H NYSD), is an annual initiative to inspire kids everywhere to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning. The race to land humans on Mars is on! The 2020 4‑H STEM Challenge will explore sending a mission to […]

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4-H Road Rally Winning Selfies!

The Pehler-Ziegeweid 4-H Family of Glencoe Hustlers 4-H club are the Buffalo County 4-H Road Rally Champions! They successfully completed the entire challenge and captured photo selfies at each of the 8 stops across Buffalo County. For their efforts they will receive a $25 Kwik Trip Gift Card and super bragging rights! Congratulations!

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Industrial Hemp Virtual Field Day

The Division of Extension UW-Madison is hosting an Industrial Hemp Virtual Field Day on September 18, 2020 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  The field day will provide an update on current UW-Madison and the Division of Extension industrial hemp research with essential oils, seed, and fiber production.  An update on research projects occurring in the Midwest […]

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#wi4hmovement sweeps the state

  The Wisconsin 4-H Movement- Being Yourself In your club or community there are many different opportunities for you to be yourself! When you are being yourself, you find and share your authentic sparks and interests. Here are some ideas to encourage you to be yourself and live out The Wisconsin 4-H Movement:   Give […]

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2020 National 4-H Week Lawn or Window Display Contest

Buffalo County 4-H clubs are encouraged to enter the 2020 Lawn or Window Display Contest to promote 4-H during National 4-H Week. Follow these rules to compete: The display must include the “Wisconsin 4-H Movement” theme.  Must include a 4-H clover according to guidelines. See graphic below for more about the Wisconsin 4-H Movement and the following […]

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MCYC reopens for students and staff September 1

The Mondovi Community Youth Center welcomed students back on the first day of school, September 1. While the reopening plan allows for limited capacity, one pod of elementary students enjoyed returning to MCYC in the basement of the City Hall Building. Students and staff are following physical distancing and face covering requirements set by the […]

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Top 10 4-H Pink Party Winners Announced

While it wasn’t a competition, we wanted to recognize the top ten 4-H youth that grabbed the most attention on our social media page this summer! These 10 youth had the most views, engagements, reactions and post clicks in the first days following their 4-H Pink Party photo debut! There were so many more Buffalo […]

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Students and staff return to 4-H Afterschool program for fall

The 4-H Afterschool program at the Cochrane-Fountain City School welcomed students back on the first day of school, August 27. While the reopening plan allows for limited capacity, two separate pods of elementary students enjoyed returning to 4-H Afterschool. Students and staff are following physical distancing and face covering requirements set by the school and […]

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Thank You Blue Ribbon Businesses!

Thank you to the the following businesses who helped sponsor the Blue Ribbon Edition for our 4-H members in the Buffalo County News the first week of August! Your support is so appreciated by our youth and adults! Without your kind contributions, our young people would not have had the opportunity to share their 4-H […]

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A final hearing for two Teen Court peer judges

On August 26, 2020 Alyssa Kosidowski (Alma) and Ian Schneider (Durand), both 2020 high school graduates, participated in their last teen court hearings as panelists. Morgan Moline (Pepin) also served as a panelist for the Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court hearing. The purpose of teen court is to provide an alternative for first-time youth offenders ages […]

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4-H Photo Composition Competition Winners Recognized!

Over 50 amazing photographs were entered in our 4-H Photography Composition Competition by 4-H youth and adults during July and August 2020! Our 4-H youth leader review team took the time to provide individual feedback for each entry and select a winner, runner up and honorable mention in each of the 10 composition categories. We […]

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Cloverbuds with their huge smiles and 4-H prizes!

The Buffalo County 4-H Cloverbuds (younger 4-H members in grades K-2) who participated in our STEAM Engage program in May and returned a photo and/or video of their final product received a certificate and small 4-H prizes in August! Check out all their big smiles – they loved the surprise for their critical thinking! More […]

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4-H Road Rally!

Less than a minute to complete! – 4-H Road Rally Registration Form The 4-H Road Rally takes place between August 14, 2020 and September 14, 2020. Visit up to 8 different locations around Buffalo County from two different starting points. Discover our own beautiful back roads! The 4-H Road Rally is a family event that […]

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Wake Up Call! Happening 9/29

Wake Up Call is a free virtual community prevention presentation for parents, family and community members happening on September 29, 2020. Get registered at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_839jhpvqQb6caQBOMjoJ1Q Download the flyer for print by clicking 9-29-20 Wake Up Call Flyer

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Tractor Safety Class Offered New Format

The Youth Tractor and Machinery Safety Training is a program offered by UW-Madison Extension Buffalo County. This program is designed for youth ages 12 -15 and requires 24 hours of instruction for certification. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, measures were taken to move this annual program to a virtual platform in 2020. The program consisted […]

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The Cutting Edge: A Podcast in Search of New Crops for Wisconsin

UW-Madison Division of Extension is on the search for new crops for Wisconsin. The Cutting Edge podcasts, produced by Extension Ag Agents and Educators from around the state, give a glimpse of some new Wisconsin crops. Learn about Hazelnuts, Hops, Industrial Hemp, Kernza and more as you listen. https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/grain/cutting-edge/ Additional podcasts will be coming soon.

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4-H Camp Kinnissippewa in a Bag 2020!

4-H Camp Kinnissippewa In A Bag contained all the materials for over 30 engaging learning activities that brought environmental education and nature science projects to young people! Check out photos from our 2020 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa campers and counselors!  More photos will be added throughout July and August.      

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