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Multi-drug Resistant Salmonella Heidelberg – in Wisconsin

This resistant strain of Salmonella has been associated with the handling of dairy bull calves in Wisconsin.  See the CDC website for details:  http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/heidelberg-11-16/map.html Take precautions: from DHS and Animal Health officials Advice for People Who Have Contact with Livestock Always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after you are done touching or working […]


Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)

Starting January 1, 2017, medically important antimicrobials in medicated feed will become veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs, and the resulting VFD feed must be authorized by a licensed veterinarian and distributed and used in compliance with the VFD regulation. Also, animal producers will no longer be able to use these VFD feeds for growth promotion […]


State 4-H Team On-line Application Form is up and ready to go!

Posted on November 15, 2016 by lynn.pfeiffer Attention all 4-Her’s in grades 9-13 interested in participating in one of Wisconsin’s State 4-H Arts Teams for 2017.  4-H Art Team, 4-H Communications Team, and 4-H Drama Company can all be applied for on-line at:  http://wi.4honline.com Information, Job Descriptions, Photos, Video and Timelines can all be found […]

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4-H Award Trips Offered

4-H resume’ interviews were conducted November 13, 2016. Two interview teams challenged and encouraged 4-H members participating in the interview process.  Congratulations to the following 4-H members for being offered these award trip selections. Name Trip Katelyn Abts Citizen Washington Focus Briar Putz Citizen Washington Focus Hunter Guenther FIVE Alan George FIVE Axel Noll FIVE Cassie Berg Service Learning Sawyer […]

Dick and Becky Suhr were honored as the 2016 Buffalo County 4-H Volunteers of the Year.

Suhrs are 4-H Volunteers of the Year

Dick and Becky Suhr of Hill & Hollow Helping Hands 4-H Club in Fountain City were awarded the 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award by 4-H club members on November 13, 2016 at their Hill & Hollow Helping Hands 4-H club meeting. The Volunteer of the Year Award typically recognizes a 4-H Leader who has gone “above […]


Lucky 16 Stuffs Stockings for Military Heroes

HO HO HO from the Lucky 16 4-H Club.  The Lucky 16 4-H Club stuffed 16 stocking for Military Heroes. The stockings included a Handmade Card, Reindeer suckers, and other goodies that were donated by the families of the Lucky 16 4-H Club.  Both the card and the suckers were made by the members of […]

•	Junior member award winners are (L-R), Josh Linse, Abby George, Alan George, Benjamin Pichler, Grace Pichler; 2nd row, Austin George, Alison George, Alivia Pichler, Kira Lee, Julia Moats; back, Jake Linse

Hilltop Climbers 4-H Club Presents Awards

The Hilltop Climbers 4-H Club met on Sunday, October 9, at the Marten Center in Mondovi.   The meeting was called to order. The flag pledges were said.  We started the meeting with an introduction of our officers for the year: Abby George: President; Hailey Bauer: Vice-President; Grace Pichler: Secretary; Maddie Ness: Treasurer; Josh Linse: Reporter; […]


Small Savings Build Big Dreams

  Small Savings Build Big Dreams is a campaign led by University of Wisconsin-Extension county educators to promote the benefits of saving for college, answer common questions about saving for higher education, and provide information about how you can get started.   The Most Important Step is the First One–Getting Started! Deciding how much to […]


Buffalo County 4-H November 2016 e-Newsletter

The Buffalo County 4-H November e-Newsletter is now available. With our 4HOnline enrollment system, you can view the e-Newsletter in a couple different ways. You can log into 4HOnline with your email and password at http://wi.4honline.com and view the e-Newsletter from your family homepage. Or, you can view the e-Newsletter on the Buffalo County UW-Extension webpage at […]

Allison Bragger of Montana Pioneers 4-H Club, shown here with medal, was awarded the 2016 4-H Crowley Dairy Leadership Award for Buffalo County.

Bragger wins Buffalo County 4-H Crowley Dairy Leadership Award

Allison Bragger, a member of the Montana Pioneers 4-H Club and a student at Independence High School, has won the Buffalo County 4-H Crowley Leadership Award for 2016. As a county winner, Bragger received a commemorative engraved medallion and the chance to compete for state-level awards, including a chance to compete for two $500 scholarships […]


Volunteer In Preparation Training Scheduled

VIP Training * December 4, 2016 * Lyster Parish Hall *  at 4:00p.m.     Volunteer in Preparation training is designed for volunteers who are committed to the learning and skill development necessary to be an enrolled 4-H volunteer. Enrolled volunteers can serve as 4-H leaders, chaperones or work directly with youth. Volunteer in Preparation (VIP) training was formerly called […]

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Feature Your 4-H Club Here

The event or activity your 4-H’ers participate in every year could end up as the website post that draws in youth and adult volunteers into Buffalo County 4-H or Wisconsin 4-H programs and partnerships. For that reason and more, we want to champion our local 4-H clubs and activities to other 4-H enthusiasts, as well […]

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#4HGrown Badges

Yes, you’re seeing that right – this is not the Scouts. 4-H now has 16 digital badges 4-H members can earn throughout the year! In Buffalo County 4-H,   4-H may have the opportunity to earn a badge a 4-H club and countywide events. The badge may come in digital form (thanks for the idea […]

Aidan Lisowski, a second year 4-H cloverbud member, received the up and coming younger member award.

Golden Hornets 4-H Recognizes Members; Starts New Tradition

Golden Hornets 4-H club presented three new award to their 4-H club members this year with the intention of making it a new annual tradition. The certificates came with a small cash award and were determined by the adult leadership of the club. What a great way to recognize 4-H members and their actions, Golden […]


New Study Confirms Parental Happiness Gap in America

Why are American parents less happy than their counterparts in other developed countries across the world?  Family policies and extreme stress on parents just might be the key… To learn more, click the link below http://www.wpr.org/new-study-confirms-parental-happiness-gap  


Nutrition education Program changes to meet needs of new audiences

  FoodWIse is new name of Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program. A successful nutrition education program is getting a new name to make it relevant and accessible to more audiences. FoodWIse, formerly known as the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program, or WNEP, has a long legacy of providing nutrition education to Wisconsin families and individuals with limited […]