Spinning Around

Before the 4-H Leaders Association Meeting on March 17, 4-H members and volunteers spun around! It was a mini clover college in which everyone chose their paint and made art on heart shaped canvases. Check out all the amazing designs. Our Spin Art STEM Toolkit and supplies are available to 4-H clubs and other non-profit […]

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Mondovi Community Prevention Night

The first of two Community Prevention Nights hosted by the Buffalo County Partnership Council took place at the Mondovi High School IMC on March 18, 2019. The Community Prevention Night featured a drug awareness presentation, a mock bedroom and backpack for parents, a K9 demonstration and resources on vaping and juuling. The keynote presenter, Detective […]

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New Contact Email – Same Helpful Colleagues

We are still the same helpful colleagues located on the 4th floor of the Buffalo County Courthouse, just with a new name! Our official office title is now University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Buffalo County. And, with that change comes new email addresses. Please update your contact so you can reach us for university […]

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UWRF Block & Bridle Prospect Weekend

Prospect Weekend Date: May 4th & 5th, 2019  Pierce County Fairgrounds  Ellsworth, Wisconsin  The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Block and Bridle will be hosting a beef cattle, sheep, swine and goat prospect show on May 4th and 5th 2019.  The event includes beef, goat, sheep, and swine shows, and is expected to draw over 300 […]

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YQCA Online Registration Is Now Open

Online registration for the YQCA training is now open.  Please register online for the instructor-led trainings or the online individual training. See instructions below. Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training dates have been set for animal exhibitors planning to exhibit dairy, beef, sheep, swine, poultry, goats and rabbits at the Buffalo County […]

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2019 Festival of Arts

The weather got the best of the Festival of Arts (twice!), but that couldn’t stop our 4-H members from showcasing their talents and skills! Check out some of the arts/crafts, photography, music and speaking that we got to review thanks to technology.   Congratulations to Alison Bragger and Morgan Guenther for being selected to display […]

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4-H Horse and Horseless Horse Project Meeting

When: Sunday, March 31st at 1:15pm.   Where: Waumandee State Bank basement in Waumandee WI.  Join us as we plan and make decisions for the entire year’s activities. Beverages will be provided and snacks to share during the meeting are welcome.  We look forward to another year of Horse Project experiences.  For more information contact […]

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Animal Identification Information Entered by May 1st

IMPORTANT!  Deadline Approaching Soon! 4-H Exhibitors planning to exhibit animals at the 2019 Buffalo County Fair must identify all animals in 4-HOnline by May 1st.  Note: Animals entered into 4-HOnline in 2018 that have been carried over, must be selected and activated for the 2019 Fair season. Animal Identification Directions   

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Managerial Animal Project Agreement Due April 1st!

Non-market animals, such as breeding classes or steer calves may be ownership or managerial. In some instances, the 4-H member may not have the resources or facilities needed to own their own animal. In these cases, the 4-H member can still participate in the project by entering into an “Managerial Agreement” with someone who owns […]

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Do you know 4-H? The History Edition

Do you know that 4-H in Wisconsin is over 100 years old? Wisconsin 4-H started in 1914 and has had strong roots every since. 4-H work, as we know it, began around 1900 as a means of reaching parents with improved farm and home practices. American farmers had experienced hard times for many years and […]

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Northwest WI 4-H Horse Educational Contest

When: March 9, 2019 Where: UW-River Falls Agricultural Science Building 611 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022 Check-in: 8:30 am    Contest: 9:00 am Competitions offered ($5 per youth-payable to Pierce County 4-H Horse Project at the door): Horse Bowl and Hippology Registration Information: Deadline: February 28th Return name, address, county, e-mail, interested in […]

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Seeking Summer Interns at three locations in Buffalo County

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension in Buffalo County has multiple summer intern positions available for college students in the summer of 2019. For more information on any of the positions, please contact Annie Lisowski at annie.lisowski@wisc.edu 2019 MCYC Summer Assistant Program Coordinator (Mondovi, WI) An Assistant Program Coordinator for the Mondovi Community Youth […]

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Contact FSA Office to Report Livestock Losses

Livestock losses from this past storm and from cold weather events should be reported to the FSA office at 608-685-4454.  These payments are worth your time, even for small losses.  Prices are higher than current market prices.  See the following for more information:  February

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4-H Afterschool has new summer home thanks to local church

The 2019 Cochrane-Fountain City 4-H Afterschool Summer program will be conducted in the classrooms at the Christ Lutheran Church in Cochrane this summer. After planned renovations at the Cochrane-Fountain City School required 4-H Afterschool Summer, now in its 9th year of operation, to re-locate for 2019, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, 4-H Afterschool Committee […]

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‘Know’ing How to Say No – Buffalo County Eighth Grade Prevention Day

‘Know’ing how to say no was one of the key messages of the Buffalo County Eighth Grade Prevention Day on February, 19, 2019 at Mondovi High School. The Buffalo County Partnership Council, a coalition of teachers, students, law enforcement, university professors and public health and human services professionals, invited all eighth grade students in Buffalo […]

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True Leaders in Service

This April, as part of True Leaders in Service and National Volunteer Appreciation Month, 4‑H’ers across the nation will pledge their hands to larger service – leading positive change that empowers their peers and their communities.  True Leaders in Service will officially kick-off the first day of April, and culminate with the National 4‑H Day […]

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Wisconsins’ 4-H International Exchange Program

WI 4-H International Programs provides opportunities for 4-H families and students to host exchange students, and to travel abroad themselves. Each summer, we welcome around 60 international youth delegates who travel to WI to live with a host family and experience every-day life and culture for 4 weeks. This summer, we will be hosting youth delegates from […]

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Be Kind with the help of Buffalo County 4-H’s Service-Learning Project

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Buffalo County 4-H is excited to launch our 2019 Countywide Service-Learning Project as Kindness and Belonging for All. Througout this next year, Buffalo County 4-H members and volunteers will be planning, completing and recognizing intentional acts of kindness in our communities. Want to know more about research on kindness, […]

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Hilltop Climbers shows appreciation for local partners

The Hilltop Climbers 4-H club held their February meeting at the Marten Center on February 10 at 4:00 pm. The meeting was started by making Valentine’s cookies for all the companies that have supported 4-H this year. The business meeting started at 4:30 pm. The pledges were said and the reports were read and approved. […]

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