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Buffalo County Livestock Educational Meeting

When:  July 7, 2015 at 6:30pm Where: Buffalo County Fair Grounds, Mondovi The Livestock Educational meeting is for anyone interested in learning about market animals and much more.  Topics will include care and showmanship of Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goats and Poultry.  Open to all exhibitors, you do not need to have a market animal to […]

Kokua means help in Hawaiian. Our 4-H youth helped to free the native plants at Koke'e State Park.

4-H Youth Leaders Serve Hawaiians in Poverty

 Youth leaders served meals to over 100 native Hawaiians living in poverty. Seventeen 4-H youth leaders from Buffalo, Pepin and Pierce Counties participated in a weeklong service-learning trip in the state of Hawaii June 20 – June 28, 2015. The purpose of the trip is to build teens’ youth leadership skills and appreciation for diversity, […]

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Citizenship focus of 4-H Washington, D.C. Experience

Reflection from Rachel Hovey, Lookout Legends 4-H Club I attended the third week of Citizenship Washington Focus. Eight states were in attendance totaling 250 4-H youth. All of the youth stayed at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. In groups of 4-Hers from around the country we debated many hot topics and each […]


Fair Set-up & Clean-up

It’s 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 ready for the Fair in no time. […]


Mysteries of Nature Focus of 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa

  Mysteries of Nature Focus of 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa Nature, mysteries, and lots of forensic science fun marked the “Mysteries of Nature” theme of the 2015 Buffalo, Pepin, Trempealeau and Pierce Counties’ 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota from June 10-12, 2015. Over 100 youth ages 9 – 14 attended this year’s […]


“Mysteries of Nature”: 2015 Cloverbud and Explorer Day Camp

Get ready for a day of mysterious fun at the 2015 Cloverbud and Explorer Day Camp!  This camp is for kids entering kindergarten to 3rd grade in the Fall of 2015.  We will be having fun learning about and investigating the mysteries of nature.  Activies such as teambuilding games, constructing homemade magnifying glasses, painting rock monsters and making flower […]

Commodity Carnival

Win Prizes at the Commodity Carnival at Buffalo County Fair

Do you want to learn how to take care of a hog, without the mess? You’re in luck! This year at the Buffalo County Fair, you are able to raise a hog! Commodity Carnival is fun activity to help you learn about managing livestock for market. There are three activities that go with Commodity Carnival […]


Buffalo County UW-Extension 2014 Annual Report

What Drives our Work?
We look to the future and care deeply about quality of life and sustainability for families, organizations, businesses, communities and local government in Buffalo County. Whether it be economic, human or environmental, we work to help Buffalo County thrive!
We bring our expertise and resources to local issues for the purpose of improving lives and increasing capacity to address and solve complex problems.


1st Public Economic Development Forum

UW-Extension Buffalo County held the first of three public forums on economic development on Wednesday, May 27th.  This is part of an effort to gauge public input into directions for economic development activities in the county.  This session featured Matt Kures, UW-Extension Community Development Specialist on historical trends and characteristics of Buffalo County.  To see […]

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Gilmanton Free Fair is July 9-12!

Gilmanton Free Fair is July 9-12!  We want you to join in the fun!  Why not show off your hard work and earn premiums twice!  Fair books are available at the UW-Extension Office or by contacting Michelle Hovey at mhovey@ghs.k12.wi.us or (715) 946-3802.   It is also online at www.gilmantonfreefair.com for your convenience!


Buffalo County Fair Foods Revue

July 13, 2015 6:00 pm Judging Begins Waumandee State Bank, Waumandee Register for the Buffalo County Fair Foods Revue via Google Form at: http://goo.gl/forms/VeedbYCGWY

Summer Challenge List

Are You Up for the Challenge?

  Are you up for the challenge? This summer the University of Wisconsin- Extension and Buffalo County 4-H Youth Development programs want you to enter into the 100 Summer Challenge! Check off challenges throughout the summer, submit a photo, and you could win a prize!  For every 25 challenges completed, send at least one photo […]


2015 State 4-H Dog Show

Information and registration materials for the 2015 State 4-H Dog Show are now on the State 4-H website athttp://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4haganimalscience/state-4-h-dog-show/  The Show will be at Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, August 21-23, 2015. Please see that it gets to your key Dog Project people. Questions should be directed to the State Show Chairperson Michelle […]