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2015 Summer Internships Opportunities with UW-Extension, 4-H Afterschool & MCYC

          Buffalo County UW-Extension is seeking qualified applicants for multiple summer intern positions. Positions will be available for position description for a UWEX 4-H Youth Development Summer Intern, a UWEX Fair Summer Intern, and Summer Program Coordinators at Cochrane-Fountain City 4-H Afterschool and Mondovi Community Youth Center. Applicants must have completed one […]


Discover our STEM Toolkits for Free Today!

The University of Wisconsin- Extension, Buffalo County 4-H Youth Development is interested in supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and science-inquiry with STEM Discovery Toolkits. According to the National Education Association, students should have access to STEM related education that is interactive and helps develop 21st century skills. With STEM and the common core […]

Serving Our Community 4-H Clover

2015 4-H Youth Service-Learning Trip Pledge Drive

Help us get to our $10,000 goal so we can help others! Twenty youth and adults in Buffalo, Pepin, and Pierce County 4-H are   travelling to  volunteer and complete service-learning projects for those living in poverty in Hawaii on June 20-27, 2015. We plan to work with a   local church youth group to make the biggest […]


UW-Extension Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign 2/2, 6/6, 10/10

By law, you can obtain three free credit reports each year. The information in your credit report affects your life in important ways–your ability to get a loan, how much you pay for credit and insurance, obtaining a job, renting a house or apartment, and preventing identity theft. It is important to check your report […]

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Buffalo County 4-H Blankets

  The Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association now has 4-H Blankets for sale.  All of the proceeds are going towards the Service Learning trips in 2015. Price per Blanket is $20.00.                                                         Quanties are limited!!                                                    When they are gone they are gone!!! Contact Annie or Roxane to purchase your 4-H Blanket today!!!

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STEM Inquiry-Based Learning

Inquiry-based learning is an approach that incorporates a process of exploring the world, which leads to asking questions, making discoveries and conducting experiments in the quest for new understandings. Inquiry-based learning values the learner’s ideas and questions to work towards achieving desired outcomes. It also incorporates the idea that there is more than one way […]


2015 UW-Extension Cattle Feeder Clinic

Decision Tools for when to Market Fed Cattle, Risk Management to Protect Price Declines, and Health Management for Receiving Calves Highlight UW Extension Cattle Feeders Clinics Feb 12th in Western Wisconsin. Mondovi, Buzz’s Bar and Grill, 10:00 am registration, program 10:30 am to 2:00 pm, $15/person includes materials, noon meal, and meeting room costs contact: […]

Erin Putz receives 4-H Key Award, the highest achievement for leadership, citizenship and service from 4-H Leaders Association President, Patty George.

Putz, Rippley Earn Wisconsin 4-H Key Award

Erin Putz, daughter of Brian and Teri Putz of Cochrane, and Anna Rippley, daughter of Ed and Laura Rippley of Waumandee were selected as the Buffalo County Wisconsin 4-H Key Award winners for 2014.  The prestigious Key Award, one of the highest awards a 4-H member can receive, honors only a select group of 4-H participants […]


Tree Seedlings Available for 4-H Clubs

The Wisconsin DNR – State Nursery Program would like to encourage 4-H clubs and other youth groups to plant trees. Trees provide a home for wildlife, protect our soil and water, and help clean our air. The State Nursery Program has a long tradition of providing tree seedlings to 4-H, FFA and other youth groups. […]


Northwest WI 4-H Horse Educational Contest

March 7, 2015 UW-River Falls Agricultural Science Building 611 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022 Guest Speaker Dr. Toby Scheely, Stillwater Equine Clinic Topic: Routine observations all horse owners should make, basic first response/first-aid Check-in: 8:30 am Contest: 9:00 am Registration Information: Deadline: February 21st Return to jennifer.weinert@uwrf.edu Competitions offered: Horse Bowl Hippology Posters […]


Iverson, Plank Join Friends of Buffalo County 4-H Board

The Friends of Buffalo County 4-H are pleased to welcome two new members to their 4‑H Trust Fund Board. Sue Iverson of Mondovi and Lavander Plank of Waumandee were elected to positions at the January meeting on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at KD’s Restaurant in Gilmanton. Iverson will replace retiring, inaugural board member, Louis Pospishil […]

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Lookout Legends 4-H Donates Blankets to Drug Endangered Children Program

At their November meeting, Lookout Legends 4-H made twelve fleece blankets.  The blankets were then donated – 6 of them went to the Buffalo County Drug Endangered Children program, 3 were given to the Buffalo County Homeless Shelter, and 3 were included with the Christmas gifts purchased for three needy children during the holidays. At their […]


January 4-H Meeting of Golden Hornets 4-H

Golden Hornets 4-H January 4, 2015 Girls: 8 Boys: 8 Leaders: 3 Visitors: 2 The meeting was called to order at 4:06 by President Erin Putz. The pledges were lead by Deanna Wiersgalla. The secretary’s report was read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read with a balance of $974.40. Old Business: Community calendar sale […]


Hilltop Climbers December Business Meeting

Hilltop Climbers 4-H Club met on Sunday December 11, 2015 at the marten Center in Mondovi.  Our club made pinecone bird feeders, as a conservation project.  The meeting was called to order at 4:05 by president Abby George.  The flag pledges were said and the sectary and treasures reports were read and approved. For Old […]


2015 Wisconsin State Fair Century Farm or Home Applications

Applications are now available for the 2015 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, an award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years. Application deadline is March 1, 2015. Click here for the application 2015-Century-Farm-Or-Home-Application


Weigh-In Dates 2015

Meat Animal Weigh-In Dates for 2015 Beef Weigh-In February 21,2015 10:00AM-Noon Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Mondovi, WI or   NFO Livestock Marketing Center in Independence, WI Sheep & Goats April 11, 2015 10:00AM-Noon Garden Valley Co-Op in Waumandee, WI Swine Information The State Veterinarian ruled that there will be no pre-fair swine weigh-in for 2015. For additional information please […]


2015 Buffalo County Fair Premium Book is Online!

The new Fair Book is here! You can find it at http://buffalo.uwex.edu/4hyd/4h/buffalocountyfair/ This year’s theme is Step Right Up! Look for… New Engineering Class in the Mechanical Sciences Department Poultry Updates New Lots in the Photography Department including Portrait, Abstract and Editing Updated Swine Regulations Additional Lots in the Planted Pots Classes in Flower and […]

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New Buffalo County Website Now Available

Buffalo County has a new webpage where citizens and stakeholders can access services, information and communicate with County employees and Board members. Check out the website at www.co.buffalo.wi.us. You can continue to learn more about University of Wisconsin-Extension programs and learning experiences at our website at buffalo.uwex.edu. In addition, Buffalo County employees can be reached […]

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2015 Buffalo County 4-H Annual Calendar

Annual Events Calendar 2015   2015 4-H Events Calendar   (Items in italics are district, state and national events) Please note that all dates are tentative and subject to change!   January   July 18 4-H Leaders’ Assoc Meeting 11-13 Gilmanton Fair 18 4-H Youth Council Meeting 19 Horse Show 18 Candy Bar Fundraiser Begins […]

Erin Putz demonstrates how to make rosettes.

Holiday Party for Golden Hornets 4-H

                    Golden Hornets Secretaries Report December 7, 2014 Girls: 10 Boys: 9 Leaders: 3 Visitors: 4 The meeting was called to order at 4:10 by the president Erin Putz. Kayley lead the pledges. The secretary’s report was read and approved. Treasurers report was given, $1546.90 in […]