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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 […]


2015 STEAM Discovery Days

  A Chance to Blow off Some STEAM this Summer! Want an opportunity for your child to blow off some STEAM this summer? Then try STEAM Discovery Days offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July this summer for all youth in grades Kindergarten to sixth grade. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art […]

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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 […]


Practice being a camp counselor this summer!

  4-H Youth Development is looking for 4-H members in grades 7-9 to join our 4-H Educator staff this summer! Practice being a camp counselor for the future and help younger members with learning projects or developing exhibits for the Buffalo County Fair! A STEAM Discovery Day Camp Counselor is responsible for assisting the 4-H […]


Buffalo County 4-H Horsemanship Clinic

On Saturday, May 9th the Buffalo County 4-H Equine Project sponsored a Horsemanship Clinic at the Midnight Riders Arena in Mondovi.  The clinic was made possible through a grant from the WI State 4-H Council and the horse and pony rides given  by the project members on July 4th and at the Buffalo County fair.  The program’s English clinician […]


2015 Buffalo County Trout Day

  2015 Buffalo County Trout Day The 3rd Annual Buffalo County Trout Day will be held Saturday, June 6, 2014 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Barry Johnson & Family Farm No Admission – Everyone is welcome! Full details for the program can be found by by clicking on the following link: 2015 Buffalo County Trout […]


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 […]


Show Your Creativity! Participate in Quilt Expo’s Kids’ Quilt Challenge

Youth age 15 and under are invited to enter their quilts in this year’s Kids’ Quilt Challenge. The contest is part of the annual, award-winning Quilt Expo presented by Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions. Quilt Expo will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 through Saturday, Sept. 12 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center […]


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 […]