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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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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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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Do you know 4-H? The Money Edition

Do you know that all 4-H money is public money? That’s right. All dollars that are raised in the name of 4-H are monies that follow rules and guidelines for public dollars.   https://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4hvolunteers/clubs-and-groups/finances/ Purpose of Fund Raising Fundraisers should promote healthy youth development. In addition to raising funds, the project should be one in […]

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Do you know 4-H? The Four Essential Elements Edition

Do you know that 4-H is backed by the top youth development research in the nation? Foundational research from Dr. Richard M. Lerner at Tuft’s University tells us that if we apply four essential elements in our 4-H clubs, we’ll be more successful in developing capable young adults.     

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