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2015 Drug/Medication Waste Collection

Buffalo County 2015 Drug/Medication Waste Collection Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:00 am until Noon Mondovi, WI Buffalo County Highway Shop 360 South Eau Claire Street For complete details:poster pharmaceutical clean sweep 2015


Avian Influenza – Take a Few Precautions

From Dr. Paul McGraw, WDATP State Veterinarian: “Gathering poultry together increases the chances of exposure to the virus,” McGraw says. “Returning the same poultry to their home farms increases the likelihood of spreading the disease.” Commercial poultry producers, backyard flock owners and poultry exhibitioners are encouraged to use proper biosecurity methods, including restricting poultry exposure […]


Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA) Dates Set

May 13, 2015 6:30 p.m. Buffalo County Board Room, 3rd Floor Buffalo County Courthouse, Alma Also available via Video Conference at: Mondovi High School Ag Room & Cochrane-Fountain City School   June 3, 2015 6:30 p.m. 4th Floor Conference Room Buffalo County Courthouse, Alma Please pre-register by contacting the UW-Extension Office at 608-685-6256 or email carl.duley@ces.uwex.edu. […]

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4-H Candy Bar Sales Results

Congratulations to Rylee Rosenberg of the Cheerful Workers 4-H Club and Aidan Lisowski of the Golden Hornets 4-H Club for being the top two Candy Bar Selling 4-H Members in the county.  Also congratulations to the  Lookout Legends 4-H Club for being the top selling Club in the county.   This year 11,750 candy bars were sold, beating the 2014 record […]

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4-H Members Develop Teamwork at U.S. Space Camp

  Five youth from Buffalo County 4-H participated in a trip to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama from April 16-20, 2015. This trip is an educational opportunity that encourages a lifelong interest in science and math among 4‐H youth who are enrolled in the 4-H Aerospace Project. The Space Camp program promotes […]

Students in grades 2-4 at Gilmanton Elementary School developed a better understanding of agricultural sustainability on April 22, 2015 while participating in the Water Windmill Challenge.

#4HAgInnov8ers Experience at Gilmanton Elementary

    The participating youth were challenged to engineer a water windmill prototype using everyday materials to help generate wind-powered electricity to deliver clean, safe water to crops and farm animals. Youth worked in teams and used everyday materials, like a bucket, craft sticks, scissors and dowel rods, to build a simulated water windmill. The […]


Hilltop Climbers April 4-H Meeting

  Hilltop Climbers 4-H club met on Sunday, April 12th, 2015 at 4:00 at the Marten Center in Mondovi.  The meeting was called to order at 4:03 pm by president Abby George.  The Flag pledges were said and the secretary and treasures reports were read and approved. For Old Business items, we congratulated Marissa Pax, […]

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2015 Area Animal Science Days

The 2015 Area Animal Science Days will be coming to your area again this summer. Dairy, Livestock and Horses are the headliners with some small animal offerings at the different sites. This year there will be no preliminary registration like in the past, but final registration with payment for meals and registration fees will be […]


Investigate Your Plate – Summer Camp Opportunity

Investigate Your Plate is an opportunity for you to get youth involved in STEM activities, learn more about their food system, and what the UW Platteville research farm has to offer. There are 2 camps scheduled for July, one a “residential camp”, and the second a “day camp”. Attached please find 2 flyers to hand-out […]

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Fall Forum – November 6-8, 2015 – What is it and Who Attends?

Save the Dates and Plan to Send a County Delegation Fall Forum is an opportunity for youth and adult leaders to attend the statewide training weekend with county and state staff. Planned by a team of youth and adult volunteers from Adult Leader Council (ALC) and Youth Leader Council (YLC) with the support of county […]


2015 Wisconsin State Fair Youth Expo Programs

I wanted to send a reminder to let you know that the 2015 Youth Expo program information and registration materials are available online.  Click on the link below to find information and registration materials for all of the Youth Expo programs at Wisconsin State Fair including Music & Drama, Mini Performances, Project Exhibits, Activity Stations, Clothing Revue, and Demonstrations. http://wistatefair.com/competitions/youth-exhibits/ […]

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Buffalo County Sixth Graders Encouraged to Help Others

On April 23, 2015 at Mondovi High School all sixth graders in Buffalo County participated in the annual Buffalo County Partnership Council Sixth Grade Day. Sixth graders from all four school districts of Cochrane-Fountain City, Alma, Mondovi and Gilmanton engaged in the event.  The program was hosted by the Buffalo County Partnership Council, a group […]

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Three $500 4-H Scholarships Awarded to Graduating Seniors

Erin Putz, Anna Rippley and Amber Cafferty were selected as the Buffalo County 4-H scholarship recipients for 2014.  The $500 scholarships will be presented at each graduation ceremony or scholarship banquet on behalf of the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders’ Association. The scholarships are aside for graduating Buffalo County 4-H members who excel in citizenship, leadership […]


4-H Camp Counselors Trained in Positive Youth Development

On Sunday, April 19 4-H Camp Counselors from Buffalo, Pepin, Pierce and Trempealeau Counties were trained with skills and knowledge to promote positive youth development programs and welcoming environments at camp. Counselors also planned lessons and activities for campers around the 2015 theme “Mysteries of Nature.” Come join us at 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa in June!

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Buffalo County 4-H featured in Morning Ag Clips!

Morning Ag Clips from April 14, 2015   FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. — Buffalo County 4-H’ers led a National Ag Day celebration that went beyond promoting agriculture to solving a real-world agriculture challenge. 4-H teen leaders Rachel Hovey of Lookout Legends 4-H and Abby George of Hilltop Climbers 4-H engaged 50 youth in an interactive “Water […]


2015 Science Discovery Days

  More information coming soon… Tuesdays June 16, 23, July 7, 14, 21   9AM – 3PM at Cochrane – Fountain City School Wednesday June 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22  Noon – 4PM during summer school, other dates 9AM – 3PM at Mirror Lake in Mondovi


First Generation 4-H Youth and Families

What does it mean to be “new” to Buffalo County 4-H? I recently had the opportunity to be a part of a national effort to better understand the answer to that question. If you did not “grow up in 4-H” it can sometimes be difficult to navigate our organization with our unseen rules, 4-H jargon […]