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Cara Lee Wiersgalla received the 2015 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award from her daughter at the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association Meeting on November 25 in Alma.

Wiersgalla is 4-H Volunteer of the Year

Cara Lee Wiersgalla of Golden Hornets 4-H in Waumandee was awarded the 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award by her daughter, Deanna Wiergalla, on November 15, 2015 at the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association meeting in Alma, Wisconsin. The Volunteer of the Year Award typically recognizes one 4-H Leader who has gone “above and beyond” […]

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2016 4-H Travel Experiences Awarded

Name Trip Cassie Berg American Spirit Kaleb Krzyszton American Spirit Lavander Plank CWF Austin George FIVE Hannah Noll FIVE Karissa O’Connell FIVE Morgan Guenther FIVE Sawyer Gibson Service Learning Morgan Bremer Service-Learning Rachel Hovey Service-Learning Tyler Berg Service-Learning Naomi Fogel Service-Learning; American Spirit Alternate Katelyn Abts Service-Learning; Western Spirit Alternate Donniejo Dittrich Space Camp Ella […]


Wisconsin 4-H 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl & Skillathon Contest

http://fyi.uwex.edu/youthlivestock/programs/quizbowlskillathon/ What:  Livestock Bowl is a quiz competition where all the questions are about beef, sheep, swine, and meat goat topics and students use a buzzer in order to answer the questions.  Teams compete in a double elimination format by giving oral answers to questions posed by a moderator.  Each match has both an individual […]


Wisconsin 4-H Meats Judging Contest

http://fyi.uwex.edu/youthlivestock/programs/4hmeatscontest/ What:  This Contest test the knowledge of youth in placement of carcass and retail cut classes, carcass grading, retail cut identification and a quiz. This contest occurs annually with the teams traveling to Kansas City, MO and Denver, CO for national competition.  There is a Junior Division as well at the state level. When:  […]

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Livestock Learning Webinar Series

Wisconsin State Youth Livestock for University of Wisconsin Extension will be hosting a “Livestock Learning Webinar Series” this winter.  This series is best suited for new families exhibiting livestock (Beef, Sheep, Swine & Meat Goats) however experienced families are encouraged and invited to attend as well. These webinars can be taken from your home using […]

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2015 Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court Annual Report

The 2015 Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court Annual Report is now available! Teen Court works to create a change in youth behavior, provides an opportunity for youth to restore her/his image in the community while repairing his/her relationship between themselves and the victim, facilitates the strengthening of family resiliency, and offers ways youth can gain academic […]


State 4-H Art Lab in January

The 4-H Art Lab will be held January 29-31, 2016, at our State 4-H Environmental Center, Camp Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells. The registration deadline is January 8, 2016.  The registration fee is $80.00. PLEASE NOTE: this year’s Art Lab includes more time for you to be creative! Check-in will begin at 6:00 PM on Friday, […]

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Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court Hosts 2015 Wisconsin Teen Court Association State Conference

On October 23, 2015 over 75 youth, juvenile justice workers, school personnel, Teen Court/ Peer Court coordinators and community members gathered in Menomonie, WI for the 2015 Wisconsin Teen Court Association (WTCA) State Conference hosted in conjunction with University of Wisconsin-Extension and Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court. The conference was coordinated by Dana Erickson, Annie Lisowski, […]

Jordon Dittrich was awarded the 2015 James W. Crowley 4-H Dairy Award. Dittrich is shown here with his Outstanding Dairy Exhibitor trophy at the Buffalo County Fair.

Dittrich wins Buffalo County 4-H Crowley Dairy Leadership Award

Jordon Dittrich, a member of the Golden Hornets 4-H Club and a student at Cochrane-Fountain City high school, has won the Buffalo County 4-H Crowley Leadership Award for 2015. As a county winner, Dittrich received a commemorative engraved medallion and the chance to compete for state-level awards, including a chance to compete for two $500 […]


Lisowski Receives National 4-H Recognition

University of Wisconsin-Extension, Buffalo County 4-H Youth Development Educator, Annie Lisowski received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) at their annual conference in Portland, Oregon on October 28, 2015. The national plaque is awarded to an individual who is a state winner; Lisowski received her state recognition in […]


Hilltop Climbers 4-H October Meeting

Hilltop Climbers 4-H club met on Sunday October 18, 2015 at the Marten Center in Mondovi.  The meeting was called to order at 4:38pm.  The pledges were said and the secretaries and treasururies report were read and accepted.  We then had our record book awards ceremony. Outstanding Record Book Awards (junior)-Abby George, Alan George, Austin […]

Oliver Engler works with a Winona State Nursing Student at 4-H Afterschool to carve his pumpkin for Merrick State Park.

Merrick State Park Turtles Partner with 4-H Afterschool

The Merrick State Park Turtles, a user group that advocates for the park, partnered with Cochrane-Fountain City 4-H Afterschool students to light the ‘Not-So Spooky’ Halloween Hike on October 24, 2015. 4-H Afterschool students created unique jack-o-lanterns with carving tools and pumpkins contributed by Merrick State Park. Ranger Chris Lake coordinated and taught the event […]

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2016 Adult Advisor Opportunities

Love working with youth? Interested in Aerospace? Citizenship? Leadership? International travel?  If so… Wisconsin 4-H wants You! Learn more about the 2016 Adult Advisor Opportunities and the application process at:  http://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4hedopp/cwf-chaperone-info/.

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4-H November e-Newsletter

2015 Buffalo County November 4-H E-Newsletter 4-H Grows Here 4-H grows confident, capable, and caring kids with the life skills to thrive in today’s world and succeed in their boldest dreams for tomorrow. Working in partnership with the University of Wisconsin, 4-H programs are research-backed and offer life-changing experiences to youth around the world and […]

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Position Openings! 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa Counselor Applications Available

Limited Time Job Offer! 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa is seeking 4-H Camp Counselors in grades 9-13 to help plan, implement, teach and implement safe programs at our Buffalo, Pepin, Pierce, Trempealeau County 4-H overnight camp June 28-30, 2016. Training is offered as part of the position. Benefits include building your resume and making the difference in […]


Contributing to the 4-H Leaders Food Stand

Thank you to the Lookout Legends 4-H Club for your contribution of a Nesco Roaster, 6 pizza trays, and a set of portion control spoons to the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association Food Stand. If your 4-H club looking for ways to give back to the Buffalo County 4-H at the Buffalo County Fair in 2016, then […]


4-H Drones Take Flight

                      Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAV), or drones, took flight on Sunday, October 18 at the Buffalo County 4-H Clover College. Youth had the opportunity to pilot their drone at the Buffalo County Courthouse in Alma and then take it home with them. The youth also […]