Tractor/Farm Machinery Safety Class Offered

Buffalo County UW-Extension is providing a tractor safety course for youth ages 12-15. The minimum age requirement for this class, as set in WI Act 178 effective May 1998, is 12 years old (12 and 13 year olds can only drive on their parents farm).  However, the course and literature are geared towards 14-15 year […]

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Data Tells More about Rural Buffalo County

In a report released today (5/18/2017) via the multimedia news platform, WisContext.org, APL researchers Malia Jones and Mitchell Ewald explore the multidimensional and complex ways in which “rural” is defined and measured. Jones and Ewald try to pinpoint exactly where the urban-rural divide lies in Wisconsin. A series of detailed maps highlights 5 official definitions of rurality […]

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Be OPEN to showing at the Buffalo County Fair!

  The Buffalo County Fair Association and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Buffalo County are hoping you would be OPEN in exhibiting in the 2017 Buffalo County Fair OPEN Division. OPEN Class is “open” to all youth and adult residents of Buffalo County who are not already showing in our junior division.  Did you know you can […]

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Meet our 2017 UW-Extension Summer Interns

     Hi, I’m Cassie Kees. I grew up on a dairy farm in Mondovi, WI, the largest city in Buffalo County, as well as the home of the Buffalo County Fair! I joined the Lucky 16 4-H Club when I was in kindergarten, starting as a Cloverbud, and continued being an active member until I was […]

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5K Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest

NEW to the Buffalo County Fair this year is a 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, August 6th. The Buffalo County Fair Association is reaching out to all FFA chapters and 4-H clubs to help design the first annual Buffalo County Fair 5K T-shirt.  The T-shirt design should include the Fair theme, “Homemade, Homegrown, Heroes”.  All […]

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2017 National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum

The National 4-H Volunteer e-forum is discussion and training for staff, volunteers and leaders interested in developing their skills in working with young people through 4-H youth development.

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Raise Your Hand Wisconsin 4-H

Calling all 4-H alums! You can do a world of good for Wisconsin 4-H’ers in just a few clicks. Show your 4-H pride by filling out the form at http://4-h.org/raise-your-hand/. By doing this, you “raise your hand” as someone who’s experienced the benefits of 4-H. The more hands raised, the better the chance Wisconsin 4-H […]

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Badger Dairy Camp UW-Madison

JUNE 8-10, 2017 Attending Badger Dairy Camp is a great opportunity for campers to solidify their dairy fundamentals and get a jump  on  the  upcoming  judging and showing season. The level of instruction received at UW-Madison is second to none. Our dairy professionals have coached collegiate champion teams and exhibited All-Americans. Campers will START THEIR […]

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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 […]

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Perspectives on Buffalo County’s Labor Force

Matt Kures; University of Wisconsin-Extension; Center for Community and Economic Development recently put together a presentation on the current labor force in Buffalo County and the region.  To see the complete report to go: buffalo_labor_force_april_2016 buffalo_labor_force_april_2016  This report is part of an Economic Development Administration grant that Buffalo County has secured.

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