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 more time in the classroom and work with youth from all backgrounds! The fair truly is one of the highlights of my summer. I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to continue my involvement with the fair and the outstanding youth, families, and community we have! I look forward to and enjoy helping families prepare for the fair, answering questions regarding exhibits, and watching the many successes of our 4-H and FFA members from both Buffalo and Pepin counties! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding the Buffalo County Fair!
My name is Jacob Halper and I am currently a student at Saint Mary’s University in Winona, MN. I am a Theology, Philosophy, and History major (yes all 3) and through that it becomes obvious that one of my favorite things to do is read. I am also an avid gamer and fisherman, and between those three hobbies I pretty much use all of my free time! In the future I would love to go on to graduate school to get a Masters and PH.D in Theology and History, and a Masters in Philosophy. I am most excited to finally get to experience 4-H as I was never able to when I was growing up!
Jacob comes to Extension with experience in day camps in Illinois and working with students at-risk. In his role he will be coordinating STEAM Discovery Days, serving as an assistant direct at 4-H Camp and teaching at Cloverbud Days. Welcome, Jacob!