Pumpkin Pie Soap 4-H Project Pop Up

4-H members from Cheerful Workers 4-H and Golden Hornets 4-H participated in the Buffalo County 4-H November 4-H Project Pop Up. Youth created their own melt and pour soap that resembled pumpkin pie in both looks and smell. 4-H members used goat’s milk soap base and real pumpkin to create the soap just in time […]

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Cloverbud Leader Learning Session

Cloverbud Leaders – Come One – Come All! Looking for new resources to help you plan Cloverbud Meetings? Attend the Cloverbud Project Leader learning session. Monday, November 29 at 7:00 PM. Register to attend in 4-H Online.  The training will review the purpose and goals of the Cloverbud program. Attendees will learn about creating a welcoming […]

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Annual 4-H Leader’s Training Information

Each year 4-H Leaders are responsible for attending one training each year to bring together new ideas for Wisconsin 4-H. Join Wisconsin 4-H in a yearlong experience – Learn Together, Lead Together:  Youth-Adult Partnerships!  We will kick off with two sessions for the 2021-2022 Annual Leader Training.  Plan for interaction and engagement, and all youth […]

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4-H Scholarship Winners Announced

On Sunday, November 14th, eight diligent high school seniors from Buffalo County 4-H, interviewed for 4-H Service-Learning, 4-H Project, and/or 4-H Leadership scholarships.   Linda Larson, a member from the Friends of Buffalo County 4-H Trust Fund, Paige DeWitt, Buffalo County 4-H Program Assistant and Annie Lisowski, Buffalo County 4-H Youth Development Educator, all assisted in […]

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Beef Quality Assurance Certification Meetings Scheduled

UW-Madison’s Division of Extension and Wisconsin Beef Council will be hosting a set schedule of in-person Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification meetings over the coming months.  In-person sessions are intended for those who cannot complete the online certification available by going to https://www.bqa.org/ and clicking on ‘Certification’.  Farmers are encouraged not to wait until the […]

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Metal Stamp an Ornament at the December 4-H Project Pop Up

December 12, 2021 1:00pm – 2:30pm Glencoe Town Hall near Arcadia, WI Pop in, learn the 4-H project skills, make your own metal stamped ornament to hang on your tree or give as a gift! $5 for each ornament for all Buffalo County 4-H members and leaders Adults, Pepin County 4-H members, and community youth […]

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5 years of 4-H Fall Forum for Moats

Julia Moats, Hilltop Climbers 4-H Club in Buffalo County, and Kendall Keith, Eau Claire County 4-H, attended the virtual 4-H Fall Forum leadership training this past weekend. Julia wrote the following about her fifth year in a row of participation in this statewide 4-H opportunity: “We started Friday night off with energizers like, cookie decorating, group […]

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4-H Annual Volunteer Leader Training Topic is Youth-Adult Partnerships

At least one certified 4-H adult volunteer from each Buffalo County 4-H club is required to participate in at least one of the following training opportunities for the 2021-2022 4-H year. All youth and adult leaders are welcome to participate.   More registration information coming soon.   November 30, 2021 6:30-8:00pm Topic: Learn Together, Lead […]

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Teen court panelists hear devious licks case

Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court panelists heard a virtual case recently surrounding a devious licks Tik Tok challenge that occurred in a local school district. Students asked reflective questions of their peer to learn more about how and why the damage to property occurred. Teen Court panelists are trained to use restorative practices that […]

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4-H STEM Challenge proves easy for Alma sixth graders

Sixth graders at Alma Area Schools learned about how robotic engineers use hydraulics to conduct scientific research on Mars as part of the National 4-H STEM Challenge on October 27, 2021. Students in Mrs. Betty Glanders’ science classroom used critical thinking skills to design a cosmic claw that opened and closed using hydraulic pistons. Students […]

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Sixth graders at C-FC are 4-H STEM engineers

Sixth graders at Cochrane-Fountain City School District learned about how robotic engineers use hydraulics to conduct scientific research on Mars as part of the National 4-H STEM Challenge on October 26, 2021. Students in Mrs. Wendy Baures’ science classroom used critical thinking skills to design a cosmic claw that opened and closed using hydraulic pistons. […]

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4-H Project Pop Up with a spooky twist

Buffalo County 4-H members popped into the October 4-H Project Pop Up in Mondovi on October 24th. Youth and adults created their own haunted house gelli prints using masks, brayers, and gel plates. 4-H participants first created their own reverse stencils and pulled a layered print on white paper then used black paper and white […]

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4-H members at MCYC learned about Cipher Space!

On Wednesday, October 20, 4-H members at the Mondovi Community Youth Center were eager to role play as scientists and changed codes into words that displayed a secret message.  The students made their own Caesar cipher wheels to decode encrypted messages with a key number to solve.  Deciphering uses critical thinking skills students will need […]

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4-H Projects Popping Up Near You!

October – 4-H Art Project Pop Up in Mondovi October 24 at Tourist Park at 1:00pm Create your own haunted house gelli prints! November – 4-H Soapmaking Project Pop Up in Alma November 21 at Alma Courthouse at 1:00pm Make a goat’s milk pumpkin pie spiced soap just in time for Thanksgiving. December – 4-H […]

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Reflection is key to 4-H members experience

Members from Buffalo County 4-H completed 4-H records filled with reflections from the past 4-H year that consisted of goals, financial records, a 4-H resume and memories.  4-H members wrote about how they grew and developed through citizenship, leadership, service-learning and 4-H project work in the 2020-2021 4-H year. See some of our favorite quotes […]

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4-H Afterschool hiring adult staff for their team

Cochrane-Fountain City 4-H Afterschool is looking to hire a college student or other responsible adult to serve as lead educator on Mondays, Wednesdays and some Fridays from 2:45pm-5:30pm at the C-FC school. The starting wage is $12-$18 per hour based on experience. This is a very rewarding experience and resume builder. There are currently 32 […]

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Looking for an adult to help kids after school

The Mondovi Community Youth Center is looking to hire a responsible adult (age 21 or older) to help support elementary students after school. An immediate need is to find an individual to provide support to students on Wednesdays from 3:15pm-5:30pm, but the MCYC Board of Directors is also looking for a permanent individual to work […]

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Alma 5th graders get hands on with wind turbines

Fifth grade students in Mrs. Glander’s science classroom at Alma Area Schools got hands on with wind energy the week of October 12. As part of their conservation unit, students utilized the Buffalo County 4-H STEM wind energy toolkit to act as engineers in designing, building, and testing wind turbine prototypes. Students discussed gear ratios […]

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College students teach the importance of handwashing

4-H Afterschool students at Cochrane-Fountain City school learned about proper handwashing techniques from guest educators. College students from Winona State University’s community nursing course developed a lesson about how and when to hand wash to effectively eliminate germs. 4-H members received “goo” on their hands and saw how “dirty” their hands were under the black […]

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