The Creature Teacher at the Alma Library with 4-H Afterschool

The Creature Teacher, Tom Pederson, showcased his collection of amphibians and reptiles at the Alma Public Library on Tuesday, July 16 for 4-H Afterschool students in the summer program. Young people enjoyed learning more about his creatures and their unique habitats. Some were even brave enough to touch the snakes and lizards! Students also viewed […]

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Hilltop Climbers 4-H Brings May Day Baskets

Hilltop Climbers 4-H members created May Baskets at their April Meeting to share with local individuals. What a kind way to show others you’re thinking about them and represent Buffalo County 4-H’s yearlong service learning project for belonging and kindness!

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4-H Cloverbud camps were out of this world!

Buffalo County 4-H hosted two 4-H Cloverbud Quick camps on July 9 in Mondovi and Alma. The theme was outerspace and young people participated in universe and galaxy activities designed specifically for younger members. Cloverbuds are students in K-2 grades who are not yet junior members in 4-H. The activities allowed youth to create their […]

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4-H Afterschool at Alma Public Library

4-H Afterschool students engaged in paper folding activities at the Alma Public Library on July 2. As part of their summer program, students visit the library on most Tuesday mornings and participate in interactive activities with Librarian Rita Mango. Students were excited to show off their special kitty pets they created at the library program!

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2019 Wisconsin 4-H Youth Conference Delegation

Julia Moats, Hunter Guenther, Brook Putz  and Catherine Pehler joined hundreds of 4‑H youth who attended the 99th annual 4-H & Youth Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus in June. Moats, Guenther, Berg and Pehler joined about 400 other young people representing the University of Wisconsin Madison Division of Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program […]

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Do you know 4-H? The Judging Experience Edition

Do you know that 4-H judging experiences can be different across departments, counties and states? At the Buffalo County Fair, the primary judging method for the junior fair is called Danish judging. But, Cloverbuds participate in face-to-face judging and the open class department utilizes straight judging (a type of judging that gives only 4 placings […]

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Clover 4-H Club continues Acts of Kindness in Buffalo County

Clover 4-H Members took time out of their busy summer schedules for yet another Act of Kindness in Buffalo County.  In honor of all active and inactive military members that have fought or is fighting for our great country Clover 4-H Members planted festive red, white and blue flowers in front of the Alma American […]

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Med City featured location for 4-H youth travel

Six 4-H youth leaders from Buffalo and Pierce Counties traveled to Rochester for a leadership and cultural diversity experience throughout Southeast Minnesota. The travel is part of a program called FIVE (Finding Interesting Varieties in Everyone) that promotes engaging with different cultures, learning about the historical significance of local places and better understanding power and […]

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Cedar Crest Ice Cream 4-H Flavor Contest

4-H Clubs to Create Newest Cedar Crest Ice Cream Flavor: Entries Now Being Accepted Madison, WI [June 15, 2019] — Cedar Crest Ice Cream, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation have teamed up again to present the “Cedar Crest Ice Cream 4-H Flavor Contest” for Wisconsin 4-H clubs. More than 1600 clubs are eligible to create and […]

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Carnival Lights Showcase 4-H Clothing Garments

Seventeen youth from Buffalo County displayed their talent at the 2019 Clothing Revue, Country Nights & Carnival Lights on June 18, at the Roger Marten Community Center. Youth ranging from kindergarten to seniors in high school participated in this year’s Clothing Revue. Exhibitors were judged on the criteria of fit, style, pattern, and fabric selection […]

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Market Animal Exhibitors Participate in Livestock Clinic

Over 60 youth from Buffalo and Pepin counties participated in a livestock clinic hosted by Buffalo County UW-Madison Division of Extension on Monday, June 17. Dr. Nicole Costello from Mondovi Veterinary Service engaged and taught youth about disease transfer, the importance of quarantines, and public health. Fair Intern, Rachel Hovey, led a discussion based lesson […]

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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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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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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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