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Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court Panelists Receive State Scholarships

Brianna Beseler and Megan Reinhardt, two senior members from Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court, were awarded the 2016 Wisconsin Teen Court Association (WTCA) Scholarship. The WTCA Scholarship encourages new and long term volunteer participation while encouraging ongoing education. To apply, applicants were asked to describe their role in their local Teen Court as what impact they […]

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2016 Meat Animal Quality Assurance Dates Are Set!

According to the Buffalo County Junior Livestock Sale Rules, all meat animal exhibitors must complete the Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA) Level III training every year to be eligible to sell their animals at the Buffalo County Fair. The following dates for the 2016 MAQA trainings have been scheduled.  Sunday, May 15th 6:30 p.m. C-FC […]

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STEAM Discovery Days Summer 2016

STEAM Discovery Days is an interactive outdoor learning experience for youth in grades K-6 focused on developing critical thinking and problem solving skills. Through inquiry-based science, engineering and art lessons students gain 21st century skills while having fun with peers.   Register for either location at Google Registration Form STEAM Discovery Day Health Form Cochrane-Fountain […]

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Seniors Get Important Messages 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 11, 2016 centered on the themes of informed consent, depression and […]


It’s Time to #Spillthebeans about Wisconsin Agriculture!

Members of Wisconsin 4-H and FFA grades 3-13 (as of January 1, 2016) are encouraged to participate in a new video contest opportunity highlighting the importance of soybeans in livestock projects.  Winners can earn cash awards and be recognized at the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair! Get your smartphone, video camera or tablet ready and enter […]

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Area Animal Science Days Registration

The 2016 Area Animal Science Days will be coming to our area again this summer. Dairy, Livestock and Horses are the headliners with some small animal offerings at the different sites. Registration is $10.00 per participant and meals are $7.00 each – make sure to include all participants, coaches, parents, leaders, etc. that will be […]

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Pharmaceutical Clean Sweep – Success!

A total of 67 pounds of unwanted/expired pharmaceuticals were safety disposed of on Saturday, April 30th.  36 Buffalo County residents participated in the pharmaceutical clean sweep which was held in Cochrane.  Pharmaceuticals should not be flushed or thrown out in the trash.  They can cause environmental harm and even small amounts can reduce the effectiveness […]

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Once upon a time at 4-H Cloverbud Days…..

Come one come all to the 4-H Cloverbud Day.  A day just for young people entering Kindergarten through 2nd grades.  The day is designed with programming for early learners with a fairy tail theme!  It’s a camp experience without the overnight.  For more details and to register visit http://buffalo.uwex.edu/cloverbud/ by June 17, 2016 to secure […]


Buffalo County Fair Entry Period is May 23 – June 6, 2016

  FairEntry Family Entry Instructions 2016   2016 Online Entry Procedures Please follow the instructions below to register for the 2016 Buffalo County Fair (Please read all of the instructions BEFORE registering). These instructions are for Cloverbuds, Explorers, Junior/4-H Exhibitors and Open Class Exhibitors. Enrollment Dates: Cloverbuds, Explorers, Junior/4-H Exhibitors: May 23 – June 6, 2016 […]


Buffalo County Fair Clothing Revue

Date: June 20th, 2016 Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Marten Center, Mondovi To register by June 1, please visit the Buffalo County Fair Clothing Revue Google Registration Form   NEW At this year’s event youth and adults will get the opportunity to try some hands-on activities from the new Beyond the Needle STEAM Clothing 4-H […]


Buffalo County Fair Foods Revue

Date: July 11th, 2016 Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Event Location: Waumandee State Bank, Waumandee To register by June 15, 2016 please visit the 2016 Buffalo County Fair Foods Revue Google Form     NEW Youth and adults can participate in a just for fun food photography contest! There will be three categories appetizer, main dish and […]


Communicate and Care for Others is Message to Buffalo County Sixth Graders

On April 26, 2016 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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Rippley & Rippley will be Interns at UW-Extension This Summer

  The University of Wisconsin, Extension – Buffalo County is excited to announce that they will have two interns working and learning with us this summer, both from the same family. Andrea Rippley has accepted the position as the 4-H Youth Development Summer Intern and Anna Rippley will be returning to her role as the […]


Perspectives on Buffalo County’s Labor Force

Matt Kures; University of Wisconsin-Extension; Center for Community and Economic Development recently put together a presentation on the current labor force in Buffalo County and the region.  To see the complete report to go: buffalo_labor_force_april_2016 buffalo_labor_force_april_2016  This report is part of an Economic Development Administration grant that Buffalo County has secured.


Buffalo County Horsemanship Clinic

Saturday, May 14, 2016 Midnight Riders Arena, Mondovi, WI Registration deadline is May 9, 2016 Clinic is free for Buffalo County 4-H Horse and Horseless  Horse project members. $20.00 Per Family for Trempealeau and Pepin County  4-H Horse and Horseless  Horse project members. Sessions include Showmanship, Western Horsemanship, English/Hunter Horsemanship, Leads, Hippology and much more. […]


2016 State 4-H Dog Show

The 2016 State 4-H Dog Show is being hosted by Grant, Iowa and Crawford Counties.  It will be held at the Grant County Fairgrounds, in Lancaster, WI.  The dates are July 29th -31st.  Complete details, rules, guidelines and entry forms can found on the State 4-H website or by following this link: 2016 State 4-H Dog […]


State 4-H Plant Science Day- A fun way to learn about Horticulture Science!!!

State 4-H Plant Science Day Thursday July 7th, 2016 Waushara County Fairgrounds, Wautoma, WI Plan now to participate in the State 4-H Plant Science Day event to be held Thursday July 7th at the Waushara County Fairgrounds in Wautoma. Youth in grades 3-13 can test their knowledge about plants while learning how to judge and identify a wide variety of […]