BUFFALO COUNTY 4-H LEADERS’ ASSOCIATION MEETING

BUFFALO COUNTY 4-H LEADERS’ ASSOCIATION June 5, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Mondovi IF you would like to connect by ZOOM (video and/or audio) for the meeting portion, please contact Annie Lisowski at annie.lisowski@wisc.edu by May 31 for the connection information. PIZZA WILL BE SERVED! BRING YOUR OWN DRINK PLEASE. AGENDA Call meeting […]

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Buffalo & Pepin County Ag & Rural Safety Day 2019

June 20, 2019 8:30AM-11:30AM Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Mondovi Students in Grades K-8 Snack is provided and youth recieve a free t-shirt. Track 1 for Grades K-3 Being Safe Around Animals Bicycle and Helmet Use Staying Safe Outdoors Lawn Equipment Safety Track 2 for Grades 4-8 Using Lawn Equipment Safely You’re First on the Scene! Firearm Safety […]

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Horse clinic prepares 4-H members for summer shows

The Buffalo / Pepin County 4-H Horsemanship Clinic at Double H Arena near Mondovi on Sunday, May 5, 2019 aimed to prepare 4-H members with improved Western and English skills before summer horse shows. Clinicians Laura Windmiller (English) and Melissa Jo Hester (Western) shared their expertise with 4-H participants. The clinic focused on horsemanship, showmanship, […]

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Do you know 4-H? The Volunteer Edition

Do you know that being a certified volunteer in 4-H means that you are much more than just an adult in 4-H? Volunteers are trained as mandatory reporters and are workings towards skills identified in our Volunteer Research, Knowledge and Competencies (VRKC).   The VRKC taxonomy is expressed in six domains that are listed in the […]

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CFC 2nd graders learn how hydrogels can be helpful

Second grade students at Cochrane-Fountain City School engaged in an experiment on April 30, 2019 that allowed them to investigate how hydrogels can be helpful in conservation. Hydrogels are superabsorbent polymers that can soak up to five times their weight in water. Hydrogels are used in farming and other industries to help conserve water. University […]

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Do you know 4-H? The Fair Edition

Do you know that Buffalo County 4-H and the Buffalo County Fair are not one in the same? While 4-H, UW-Extension and the Buffalo County Fair Association, Inc. work in partnership to bring a high quality experience for 4-H members and the community they are not the same entities. There are specific roles Extension Educators […]

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Sheep and Goats weigh in for Fair

Market sheep and meat goat exhibitors weighed in at Countryside Coop in Waumandee for the Buffalo County Fair. Penny Pronschinske led the weigh by helping 4-H & FFA youth tag their animals with an electronic ear tag. The Buffalo County Fair Junior Meat Animal Sale is Friday, August 2, 2019 in Mondovi at the Buffalo […]

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Buffalo County Fair Entry Dates in May

The 2019 Buffalo County Fair dates have been set for: Thursday, August 1, 2019 through Sunday, August 4, 2019 The 2019 Fair Theme is: Country Nights & Carnival Lights!   2019 Buffalo County Fair Online Entry Period for Junior Exhibitors:  May 6 – May 12 – FFA, Scouts, Chippewa 4-H, Lima Lads & Lassies 4-H, Waubeek Corners 4-H, Glencoe Hustlers 4-H May […]

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Buffalo & Pepin County 4-H Cloverbud Quick Camps

4-H Cloverbud Quick Camp is a half-day just for young people entering Kindergarten through 2nd grades. The day is designed with programming for early learners with an outer space theme! It’s a camp experience without the overnight – encouraging youth to gain independence close to home, master new skills on their own and make new […]

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Scholarships for Buffalo County 4-H Members Berg, Dittrich & Foust

Tyler Berg, Korlen Dittrich and Ben Foust were awarded as the 2019 Buffalo County 4-H scholarship recipients.  The $500 and $250 scholarships will be presented at each graduation ceremony or scholarship awards banquet on behalf of the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders’ Association. The scholarships are set aside for a select number of graduating Buffalo County […]

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Area Animal Science Days (AASD)

Regional animal science educational opportunities available to Wisconsin 4-H members.  Specifically, Area Animal Science Days is a series of four day-long events held around the state in June where youth in the beef, dairy, horse, sheep and swine projects increase their decision making skills and knowledge of animals through judging and grading experiences.  Events include […]

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Volunteers are the HEART of 4-H

During National Volunteers Week 2019, we’d like to call out our Buffalo County 4-H Volunteers who make our county program one of the best in Wisconsin. Give your favorite volunteer a shout out in the comments by telling how they are extraordinary and they could win a special volunteer gift this year! Thank you 4-H […]

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Do you know 4-H? The Civil Rights Edition

Do you know that Wisconsin 4-H is an organization that receives federal assistance and oversight from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture through UW-Extension? It is because we receive federal support (and because it’s simply the right thing to do for our youth and families) we need to comply with civil rights laws and […]

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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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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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