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It’s all about the people at the County Fair

In the last couple weeks in preparation for my annual Buffalo County Fair blog post I have been informally polling youth and adults about their favorite part of the Fair. When I set out to write this article, it was my predication that there would be a stark difference between what was important to young […]

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2016 Buffalo County Fair Herdsmanship Judging Schedule

The 2016  Buffalo County Fair Herdsmanship Schedule is now available. New this year –  ELECTRONIC JUDGING.  NO more clumsy sheets to fumble through.  No numbers to add together.  Once your done simply return the tablet to the Fair Office! Click here for the schedule and the instructions. 


Soggy Arena Halts 4-H Horse Show

The 2016 Buffalo County Fair and 4-H Horse Show was conducted on Saturday, July 23 at the Midnight Riders Arena in Mondovi. The Buffalo County 4-H Horse Show, led by volunteer 4-H leaders Kelli Krzyszton, Linda Fetting and Mary Norby, is not only an opportunity for exhibitors to sharpen their riding and horse training skills […]

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County Cooperative Extension committee member honored; Dennis Youngbauer recognized for 5 years of service

Dennis Youngbauer of Buffalo County was recognized recently for 5 years of service on the Buffalo County Agriculture and Extension Education Committee. Dennis recently was presented the award at the Wisconsin Associated County Extension Committees, Inc. (WACEC) annual recognition ceremony during the Wisconsin Counties Association Conference held recently in Wausau. “Dennis is an example of […]


Fair Set-up and Clean-up

It is Fair time once again! We are asking all 4-H members, parents and leaders to assist with Fair set-up and clean-up days. Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Buffalo County Fair Association at noon for those who help. With the help of many, our Fairgrounds will be cleaned and ready for the Fair […]

Buffalo County 4-H members became fairy tale scientists for a day at 4-H Cloverbud Day in Mondovi.

4-H Younger Members were Fairy Tale Scientists

On Thursday, July 14th, 2016 youth from the Mondovi area gathered at Mirror Lake Park to participate in a magical day at the 2016 4-H Cloverbud Days. The camp this year was a great success filled with STEAM! The fairy tale themed camp featured many STEAM activities based on some well-known fairy tales. This fun […]


4-H Service and Learning in Oregon

Written by Rachel Hovey of Lookout Legends 4-H Five Buffalo County 4-H’ers traveled to Oregon with seven other 4-H youth from Pierce and Pepin County to Oregon for the 2016 Service Learning Trip. Before departing on the trip, participants met and constructed over thirty book bags and ordered supplies for a camp. We flew to […]


Fireworks of Flavor: 4-H Foods Revue

The Buffalo County 4-H Foods Revue was held on July 11, 2016 at the Waumandee State Bank in Waumandee.  The 4-H Foods Revue’s theme was Fireworks of Flavor and there was certainly many healthy edibles that caused mini explosions in your mouth! The 4-H Foods Revue is an opportunity for 4-H youth to practice skills […]


MCYC Afterschool Registration is Now Open Until August 25!

2016-2017 MCYC Afterschool Program Registration Students in Grades K-6 Monday – Friday           3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  $5 a day per student MCYC Program Details Youth will have the opportunity to participate in homework help, recreational games, team building exercises, community service-learning projects, library time, arts & crafts, music and drama activities, science experiments and […]


Enroll Your Child in 4-H Afterschool Program at CFC Today!

Enroll Your Child in 4-H  Afterschool Program at CFC Today! Students in Grades K-6 in 2016-2017 school year Monday – Friday           3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  After School COST: $5 per student per day  Students receive a healthy snack provided by 4-H Afterschool. 4-H Afterschool staff is youth protection certified and experienced, trained college and high […]

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2016 Buffalo County Fair Reminders

Buffalo County Fair – August 4-7 Fair Entry Tags Fair Entry Tags will be available for pick up by club leaders/advisors from the UW-Extension Office on July 15th. Please distribute to members promptly and ask them to review. Any corrections need to be made by July 29th. Changes will not be allowed on entry day […]


Win a Signed Packer Football and Support MCYC!

  Come bid on this 2015 Packer Team Signed Football at the Buffalo County Fair. All the proceeds help support youth development efforts at the Mondovi Community Youth Center! The football will be on display at the MCYC booth in the Commercial Building. The individual with the highest silent bid will take home the ball!


Mindfulness, Leadership at 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa

“Once Upon a Time” was the fairy tale theme of the 2016 Buffalo, Pepin, Trempealeau and Pierce Counties’ 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota from June 28-30, 2016.  Over 140 youth ages 9 – 14 attended this year’s camp with 35 youth leaders contributing their leadership skills and time to serve as […]


Corn Damage from July 5 Storms

A fair amount of corn was flattened and some snapped off (green snap) from storms on July 5th.  Much of this corn should come back with little yield loss.  Stalks broken off will depend on where they broke off and continued growing conditions.  Feel free to contact the Extension office if you have questions or […]


Area Youth Gain Skills in Child Care Clinic Summer Series

  More than sixty Buffalo County youth, ages eleven and older, have recently completed the  UW-Extension Child Care Clinic trainings.  Students in the class learned about caring for themselves and other children safely and responsibly.  Topics included: leadership, responsible decision-making, problem solving, ages and stages of child development, toys and games, child abuse prevention, and […]


Krzyszton Shares U.S. Space Camp Experience

Philip Krzyszton of B-BC 4-H Club shares his reflection on his 4-H educational travel experience to U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. “Anyone who gets the opportunity to take the trip to Space Camp should go there. It is an amazing experience. A participant learns so much about space travel, space craft, and how to […]

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4-H Members Picture Their Success at UW-Madison

Buffalo County 4-H members were just a few of the hundreds of 4-H youth who attended the 96th annual Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus June 20 – 23, 2016. Lindsey Berg, Amy Losinski and Barbara Dittrich joined over 500 other young people representing UW-Extension’s 4-H Youth Development program in […]


Lightning Up the Runway – 4-H Clothing Revue is “Sew Electric”

The Buffalo County Fair Clothing Revue was held at the Marten Center in Mondovi on June 20, 2016. Youth constructed and modeled their own garments and accessories. Judge was Cyndy Jacoby from Trempealeau County. Can you feel the electricity in the air? It’s not the weather, it’s the excitement of completing the 4-H Clothing Revue 2016. […]


4-H Members Discover Diversity in Iowa

Eight 4-H members from Buffalo, Pepin and Pierce Counties spent three days in Dubuque and Davenport, Iowa discovering diversity and learning more about themselves as part of the Finding Interesting Varieties in Everyone (FIVE) trip for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. The purpose of the program is to enable youth to recognize and discuss how […]