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Youth Tractor Safety Class to be Offered June 13 – 16, 2016

The Tractor Safety course is offered to students 12-15 years of age (12 & 13 year old students can only drive on their parents farm), but certification will not be valid until the youth turns 14.  Students must register by June 3rd to participate.  The class will once again be offered in Modena.  Please read […]


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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Newest Barn Quilt in Buffalo County

The BBC 4-H Club has been busy working on their Service Learning Projects.  They decided to incorporate two Buffalo County 4-H Countywide Service Learning projects into one.   The barn that is displaying this Barn Quilt also doubles as the Little Free Library for the community of Buffalo City, WI.  This tiny, but mighty Barn Quilt not only promotes […]


Buffalo County Fair Entry Period is May 23- June 6

The 2016 Buffalo County Fair Season is here! The time has come to reveal the new FairEntry web-based online fair management program and all of the new and exciting features it encompasses. The Buffalo Fair Entry period is May 23rd through June 6th.  You must complete all entries via our online FairEntry software during this […]


Marlin Subra Speaks to Montana Pioneers 4-H About Meat Animals

On Monday, May 16, 2016 the Montana Pioneers 4- H club welcomed Marlin Subra to their club meeting. As a former beef, swine, goat, and sheep judge for the Buffalo County Fair, Marlin provided members with knowledge and skills related to care and management of their animals, giving a strong live show presence and how to develop […]


Is Rhubarb Safe to Eat After a Frost?

Is Rhubarb Safe to Eat After a Frost? Growing Rhubarb is fairly easy as long as Mother Nature keeps temperatures above freezing once the leaves have emerged.  Rhubarb should not be harvested when the leaves are wilted and limp after a hard freeze.  The part that we consume is the petiole or the leaf stalk.  […]


Gilmanton Free Fair Exhibitor Information Is Ready!

The 2016 Fair Book is now available! This book includes rules, classes, entry forms, and much more!  Visit the Gilmanton Free Fair Webpage for more information at http://gilmantonfreefair.com/Info_for_Exhibitors.html  —THURSDAY, JULY 7 (Entry Day)— 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Entries may be brought to the fair —FRIDAY, JULY 8— 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. Entries may be […]


Extra Buffalo County 4-H Grows Shirts

It’s not too late!!   There are a few extra 4-H Grows shirts available.  The shirts can be picked up at the UW-Extension Office in Alma, WI.   HURRY  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED. Click here for sizes and prices. 


Newest Little Free Library in Buffalo County

Buffalo City Park in Buffalo City, Wisconsin is the newest site to host a Little Free  Library. This Little Free Library also serves as the smallest Barn Quilt in Buffalo County!  The Barn Quilt and Little Free Library are featured on our 4-H Youth Development Service Learning webpages.  Thank you to the BBC 4-H Club for […]


Buffalo / Trempealeau Summer Science Camp

What is Summer Science Camp all about? This 3rd annual 1st-5th-grade camp is a convenient and affordable option to provide your children with an exciting, educational, and well-supervised science adventure! If you find your child struggling with science in the classroom (or loving it!) then this is the perfect opportunity for them to explore the […]


4-H Horse Clinic Develops Young Riders

On May 14, 2016 a Buffalo County 4-H Horsemanship Clinic was conducted at the Midnight Riders Arena in Mondovi, WI.  There were two clinicians that were brought in to coach young people and develop their grooming, showing and riding skills. Tammy Olson, Western clinician, is from Friedli Performance Horses where she is an instructor and […]


4-H Clubs to Create Newest Cedar Crest Ice Cream Flavor

  Cedar Crest Ice Cream of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation announce a contest to create the next Cedar Crest Ice Cream flavor.  More than 1600 Wisconsin 4-H clubs are eligible to create and submit a flavor ‘recipe’ with the top clubs named as finalists and the top flavor produced for summer 2017. […]


Upcoming Buffalo County 4-H Horse Events

        2016 Buffalo County Equine Project Calendar of Events March 13th –  Project Kick-Off meeting- 1:30 pm at Waumandee State Bank – Waumandee, WI April 15th – 17th – Midwest Horse Fair- Alliant Energy Center-  Madison April 22nd – 24th – MN Horse Expo- Mn. State Fairgrounds- St. Paul May 1st– Trempealeau Co. Horse Camp Registrations […]


Buffalo / Trempealeau County Safety Day

The Buffalo / Trempealeau County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day was conducted on May 7, 2016 at Pietrick Park near Arcadia, Wisconsin. Over 100 youth and adults contributed and participated in the learning experience to learn about sun safety, noise induced hearing loss, personal protection equipment, food safety, first aid and much more.      

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Hovey Takes Home State 4-H Bewick Scholarship for $1000

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS! Each year the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation awards 10 scholarships to deserving 4-Hers. Applications are due in the spring of each year, with scholarships available to 4-H youth and 4-H alumni attending a technical school, college or university. The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation is proud to announce this year’s winners: 4-H […]

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4-H Members ‘In the Know’ at State STEM Camp

Reece Lisowski, Jacob Guenther, Russell Rumpca and James Greshik, all of the Cochrane-Fountain City School District, and members of Golden Hornets 4-H and BBC 4-H Club, participated in the I Want to Know! Camp in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin April 29-30, 2016 at the Wisconsin State 4-H Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center. The two-day camp is […]


Northwest Region 4-H Agility Fun Match

Northwest Region 4-H Agility Fun Match will be held Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at Smarty Paws Agility 4175 123rd Street Chippewa Falls, WI 54719.  Judging starts at 10:00am.  Click here for more details.


2016 4-H ARTS CAMP

The statewide 4-H Arts Camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders is scheduled for October 1-2, 2016 at Camp Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells. Youth will get together to explore and participate in the exciting world of the arts including: communication, music, photography, theater arts, culinary arts and art in nature! Campers will learn plenty of […]

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Advanced Space Academy

Depart Saturday, January 21st return Saturday, January 28th, 2017. WHAT:             A fun-filled educational week at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. Participants will complete an in depth science experience. They will be part of a 6 hour simulated Space Shuttle/Space Station mission, experience-training simulators, train as a pilot simulator or in a […]


Application for 2016 4-H Arts Camp Youth Staff

Application and other required forms for the 2016 4-H Arts Camp Youth Staff now available on the State 4-H website at http://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4harts/arts-camp/ Do you have a passion for theater arts, music, photography, culinary arts, art in nature or communications? Do you enjoy teaching younger youth?  Come be part of the staff!  We’re looking for 9th […]