Buffalo County 4-H members were just a few of the hundreds of 4-H youth who attended the 97th annual Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus June 26 – 29, 2017.
Lindsey Berg, Amy Losinski, Morgan Guenther and Hannah Noll joined over 500 other young people representing UW-Extension’s 4-H Youth Development program in celebrating the 97th anniversary of the youth program in Wisconsin at the conference. The adult 4-H leader volunteers advising the county delegation were Jennifer Losinski and Angela Berg of Glencoe Hustlers 4-H club.
The annual four-day conference gives youth a chance to learn about a variety of 4-H and other youth programs, experience hands-on learning in a university campus atmosphere, strengthen life skills such as communication and leadership, gain knowledge to share back home, and exchange ideas and form friendships with youth from around the state.
The delegates attended workshops and assemblies developed around the theme, “Leadership…the Road Less Traveled,” which highlighted leadership, individual responsibility, goal setting, healthy living, sustainability and living up to one’s potential. Workshop topics included everything from communication arts to building leadership skills, healthy living, STEM topics, youth citizenship, and a host of other exciting subjects.
The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation and the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association provided financial support for this conference and for the four local youth selected.