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4-H Camp Kinnissippewa is Open for Campers!

Camp Kinnissippewa 4-H at Kiwanis Scout Camp 3 different camp experiences for 4-H members from Buffalo, Pepin, Pierce, & Trempealeau Counties at the beautiful Camp Kiwanis at Marine on St. Croix River! 2017 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa Information and Online Registration Instructions 4-H Base Camps   June 14-16, 2017 Enjoy an outdoor adventure at the 2017 4-H […]

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Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA) Meeting

Market animal exhibitors, this is an opportunity to meet the MAQA requirement for the Buffalo County Fair if you have not already done so. Monday, May 22, 2017 5:00 – 7:00 pm Buffalo County Courthouse, Alma, WI 4th Floor Conference Room Video conferencing available, please contact Carl Duley carl.duley@ces.uwex.edu or 608.685.6256 for details. This is the […]

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12th Graders Gain Insight Before Graduation

Buffalo County Senior Day, sponsored by the Buffalo County Partnership Council, is an opportunity for graduating students across Buffalo County to think critically about potential risk behaviors from local speakers.  The full day event which was hosted at Cochrane-Fountain City High School on April 27, 2017, centered on the themes of informed consent, gender-based based […]

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Buffalo County 4-H Scholarships Recognize Six Top Members

Abigail George, Collin Weltzien, Katelyn Abts, Deanna Wiersgalla, Briar Putz and Lavander Plank were awarded as the 2017 Buffalo County 4-H scholarship recipients.  The $500 and $250 scholarships will be presented at each graduation ceremony or scholarship banquet on behalf of the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders’ Association. The scholarships are set aside for a select […]

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Data Tells More about Rural Buffalo County

In a report released today (5/18/2017) via the multimedia news platform, WisContext.org, APL researchers Malia Jones and Mitchell Ewald explore the multidimensional and complex ways in which “rural” is defined and measured. Jones and Ewald try to pinpoint exactly where the urban-rural divide lies in Wisconsin. A series of detailed maps highlights 5 official definitions of rurality […]

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Backpack Meals are Important to Local Families, Communities, 4-H

One of the first contributions from Buffalo County 4-H to the Backpack Meal program at C-FC included apples, apple slicers and information on how to safely prepare fun apple snacks! The apple slicers and apples were purchased in part from dollars raised as part of donations made by participants at Buffalo County 4-H Clover College. […]

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4-H Alums, Raise Your Hand!

This spring, Wisconsin 4-H is asking alums to raise their hands! We believe that every child deserves the chance to succeed. If you’re a 4-H alum or know someone who is, we’re asking for your help in spreading the word. Together we can help 4-H provide the hands-on learning that empowers kids across America with […]

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Which is your favorite?

As a part of our Buffalo County Partnership Council goal to create social norms utilizing the Youth Risk Behavior Survey data from all four Buffalo County school district’s we’ve developed a set of amazing posters. Which is your favorite?

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Clinicians eager to coach 4-H horse youth

At the Buffalo County 4-H Horsemanship Clinic on Saturday, May 13, 2017, clinicians Laura Windmiller (English) and Tammy Olson (Western) coached 4-H horse project members from Buffalo and Trempealeau counties. At lunch, members practiced hippology, or horse skill-a-thons, that promote the learning of horse anatomy and care.

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Friends of Buffalo County Fair 5K – Register Now

The Friends of the Buffalo County Fair are partnering with the Buffalo County 4-H Youth Leaders to host a first annual 5K at the 2017 Buffalo County Fair!  The Friends of the Buffalo County Fair are now taking registrations for the 1st annual 5K walk! Please visit our website to sign up for this year’s event which […]

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4-H Dog Obedience Classes Begin May 21

It’s that time of year!  Dig out your gear, grab your dog and meet Kerri Kuhlemeier, Buffalo County 4-H Dog project leader and Buffalo County Fair Dog Superintendent, in the park for some obedience lessons! First practice night Sunday May 21st at 6pm at Reick’s Lake Park in Alma.  Bring: Choke collar Leash Water pail/water Poop […]

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Be OPEN to showing at the Buffalo County Fair!

  The Buffalo County Fair Association and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Buffalo County are hoping you would be OPEN in exhibiting in the 2017 Buffalo County Fair OPEN Division. OPEN Class is “open” to all youth and adult residents of Buffalo County who are not already showing in our junior division.  Did you know you can […]

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Cheerful Workers 4-H Lends a Helping Hand to Local Business

On Sunday, May 7, Cheerful Workers 4-H club members got their ‘helping’ hands in the soil at  The Stone Barn in Nelson.   4-H members helped the local business get ready for their summer season by planting many herbs and flowers around the property. The Stone Barn wrote, “Wow, did we get a lot done. Thank […]

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Buffalo County Fair Set-up & 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.   Set-up:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017                8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Important:  Please […]

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71st Annual Gilmanton Free Fair July 7 – 9, 2017

Join us for the 71st Annual Gilmanton Free Fair July 7 – 9, 2017! http://www.gilmantonfreefair.com/ FAIR ACTIVITIES —Kubb Tournament— Friday night at the beer tent we’ll be holding a Kubb tournament on the track. Details to come!    — Gilmanton Gallop 5K Run/Walk — The Gilmanton Gallop 5K will be held again this year at 8:30 am on […]

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Bear Creek 4-H Celebrates Spring

Bear Creek 4-H members celebrated Spring on Saturday April 29 by planting fairy gardens at May’s Floral. The youth members were excited to learn best approaches for designing a miniature garden from an expert and then designed their own. Several Bear Creek 4-H members plan to care for their gardens this summer and bring them […]

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Mill Creek 4-H Creates Masterpieces

Mill Creek 4-H club members created their own canvas masterpieces at their club meeting on April 30. Youth and adults taped off a design, painted with acrylics and then removed the painter’s tape to finalize their masterpiece. Several youth plan to enter their canvas paintings in the abstract art category at the Buffalo County Fair!

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47.9 Pounds of Drugs Out of the Community on National Take Back Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017 the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office and Buffalo County UW-Extension held a prescription drug clean sweep on National Take Back Day.  47.9 pounds of prescription drugs were collected and are now safely disposed of from the community. Thank you to Sheriff Mike Schmidtknecht and Carl Duley for coordinating this event. The Buffalo […]

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Garcia-Soto Leads 4-H Clover College

Ileana Garcia-Soto taught Buffalo County 4-H members how to make paper flowers at the annual 4-H Clover College at the Marten Center in Mondovi on April 30, 2017. Youth and adult participants also created their own paper circuits and designed 3-D circuits with Snap Circuits with centers led by Annie Lisowski, Buffalo County 4-H Youth […]

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