Gymkhana = Fun Horse Games

After the Buffalo County Fair & 4-H Horse Show, some exhibitors participated in a Gymkhana Show just for fun. Gymkhana are events that are horse games focusing on the speed of the animal utilizing barrels, flags and more. Exhibitors enjoyed the opportunity to try their hand in the events in a supportive environment after the […]

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4-H Horse Show Exhibitors Excel

The 2017 4-H Horse Show was held on July 22, at the Midnight Riders Arena near Mondovi. Fourteen youth from around Buffalo County exhibited their horses in English and Western classes, as well as trail classes, bareback, halter, showmanship, and costume. The judge for the day was Megan Sacia, from Holmen, Wisconsin. She provided constructive […]

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Cool end to summer for MCYC youth thanks to local business

The end of the summer will be a cool one for Mondovi Community Youth Center students and staff thanks to a generous contribution from the Bartingale Mechanical, Inc. and Goodin Company. Five employees from Bartingale Mechanical in Eau Claire, WI donated their expertise and time to install an air conditioning unit in the basement of […]

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STEAM Discovery Days

During our weeks of STEAM Discovery Days so far, we have had a ton of fun! We explored Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Each youth made their own balloon greenhouses, turned play-dough into topography maps, learned about drones, created quicksand and tested objects to see if they sunk or floated, built a structure to safety land […]

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Buffalo County Fair Herdsmanship

  Buffalo County Fair exhibitors are expected to take pride in their animals and the animals’ living space while at home and at the Fair.  Herdsmanship is very important in the welfare of each animal and should be conducted daily in order to ensure the animal is as comfortable and clean as possible. Herdsmanship is essential in effective […]

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Community at the Buffalo County Fair

  com·mu·ni·ty (noun) 1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common  2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. By all definitions, our Buffalo County Fair is a community — and, a strong one at that. At […]

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Homemade, Homegrown Foods Revue

The 2017 Buffalo County 4-H Foods Revue & Decorated Cakes Contest was held Monday, July 17th, at the Alliance Bank in Mondovi. The 4-H Foods Revue is an opportunity for 4‑H youth to practice skills related to the foods and nutrition project, exhibit their food products and displays, and receive feedback from a qualified judge. […]

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Buffalo County Fair Set-up & Clean-up

It is Fair time once again!  We are asking all 4-H members, parents and leaders to assist with Fair set-up and clean-up days.  Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Buffalo County Fair Association at noon for those who help.   Set-up:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017                8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Important:  Please […]

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4-H Food Stand & Snack Shack Schedules

Snack Shack Date Shift Time   Club / Group Thursday, August 3 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 4-H Afterschool Thursday, August 3 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM B-BC Thursday, August 3 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM Clover Thursday, August 3 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM Lookout Legends Friday, August 4 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM […]

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Outstanding 4-H Member

Every year the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association sponsors the Outstanding 4-H Member Award. The selected winner will receive a $100 scholarship from the 4-H Leaders Association. Basis for the selection of youth to receive the award will be as follows: The youth must be 16 or over as of January 1st, of the current […]

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Sidewalk Science at the Mondovi Public Library

After thinking like a scientist and creating fizzing rainbows during our last Sidewalk Science activity, we used our creative imaginations and built our own houses in Mondovi this week! After reading about a young boy with a big imagination, the youth were able to channel their inner architects while creating paper bag houses. Feel free […]

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Discovery in Duluth for 4-H youth

4-H youth leaders from Buffalo and Pierce counties engaged in discovery in Duluth, Wisconsin July 10-12, 2017. The educational travel experience encouraged youth to be independent, test their resilience and discover new places and foods. A foundation of the middle school travel experience is learning about the culture of Duluth, both past and present. Youth […]

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Buffalo County Fair Reminders

Buffalo County Fair-August 3-6 Reminders: Fair Entry Tags Fair Entry Tags will be available for pick up by club leaders/advisors from the UW-Extension Office on July 14th. Please distribute to members promptly and ask them to review. Any corrections need to be made by Monday, July 24th. Changes will not be allowed on entry day of […]

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Lookout Legends 4-H Hosts Judging at Gilmanton Free Fair

The Lookout Legends 4-H club has provided the leadership for the junior and open class judging events at the Gilmanton Fair for several years now. They are my Homegrown Heroes for putting in the hard work to bring this event together each summer. I had the opportunity to see their organization in action today and […]

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4-H & the 4th!

Buffalo County 4-H clubs and groups helped celebrate Independence Day on July 4th with the parade in Buffalo City and the festivities in the Buffalo City Park! Way to go Hill & Hollow 4-H and Buffalo County Horse Club!  

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4-H Leaders Take Road Less Traveled at UW-Madison

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 […]

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Sidewalk Science at Arcadia Public Library

Sidewalk Science was a super hit at the Arcadia Public Library. Our youth transformed themselves into scientists, engineers and architects after reading similar books. The experiments including rainbow chemical reactions and designing your own blueprint postcard. Two more sidewalk science opportunities still to come at the Arcadia Public Library in July! Check it out!

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Area Animal Science Days – Diversity in the Industry

On June 22, 2017 youth from across Wisconsin participated in the Wisconsin 4-H Area Animal Science Days. The educational event is for dairy and livestock youth to practice hands-on evaluating live animals in the show ring and providing oral reasons about their conformation. A part of the experience each year is learning more about the […]

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Thank you for improving the 4-H Food Stand!

A big Thank You goes out to Alan and Doug George of Doug George Plumbing, Dave Pelke of Glen Pelke Plumbing and the Buffalo County Fair Association for contributing towards our new holding tank at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds for the 4-H Leaders Association Food Stand! Another important note of appreciation goes out to our […]

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Alma Public Library Sidewalk Science

We had lots of fun today at the Alma Public Library for Sidewalk Science! We learned about what scientists do, and even did an experiment of our own! We created fizzing rainbows using baking soda, food coloring, and vinegar!

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