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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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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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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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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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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2017 Fiesta of Fashion Clothing Revue

The 2017 Buffalo County Fair Clothing Revue, Fiesta of Fashion, was held on June 19, at the Roger Marten Community Center in Mondovi. The 4-H Clothing Project is an opportunity for youth to create and sew their own clothing as well as have their garments evaluated by a qualified judge. At the Clothing Revue, the […]

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Mount Olympus at 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa

“Mount Olympus” was the Greek mythology theme of the 2017 Buffalo, Pepin, Trempealeau and Pierce Counties’ 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota from June 14-16, 2017.  Over 120 youth ages 9 – 14 attended this year’s camp with 25 youth leaders contributing their leadership skills and time to serve as camp counselors. […]

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Program Coordinator for CFC 4-H Afterschool Needed

Summer just started but my minds on fall already… Do you know of a great college students age 21 or older that are interested in an amazing opportunity to provide leadership for our 4-H Afterschool program at C-FC? If so, send them our way, please! 2017 4-H Afterschool Program Coordinator position description Title:                                       C-FC […]

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4-H Alums, Raise Your Hand!

This spring, Wisconsin 4-H is asking alums to raise their hands! We believe that every child deserves the chance to succeed. If you’re a 4-H alum or know someone who is, we’re asking for your help in spreading the word. Together we can help 4-H provide the hands-on learning that empowers kids across America with […]

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Clinicians eager to coach 4-H horse youth

At the Buffalo County 4-H Horsemanship Clinic on Saturday, May 13, 2017, clinicians Laura Windmiller (English) and Tammy Olson (Western) coached 4-H horse project members from Buffalo and Trempealeau counties. At lunch, members practiced hippology, or horse skill-a-thons, that promote the learning of horse anatomy and care.

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Friends of Buffalo County Fair 5K – Register Now

The Friends of the Buffalo County Fair are partnering with the Buffalo County 4-H Youth Leaders to host a first annual 5K at the 2017 Buffalo County Fair!  The Friends of the Buffalo County Fair are now taking registrations for the 1st annual 5K walk! Please visit our website to sign up for this year’s event which […]

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4-H Dog Obedience Classes Begin May 21

It’s that time of year!  Dig out your gear, grab your dog and meet Kerri Kuhlemeier, Buffalo County 4-H Dog project leader and Buffalo County Fair Dog Superintendent, in the park for some obedience lessons! First practice night Sunday May 21st at 6pm at Reick’s Lake Park in Alma.  Bring: Choke collar Leash Water pail/water Poop […]

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Cheerful Workers 4-H Lends a Helping Hand to Local Business

On Sunday, May 7, Cheerful Workers 4-H club members got their ‘helping’ hands in the soil at  The Stone Barn in Nelson.   4-H members helped the local business get ready for their summer season by planting many herbs and flowers around the property. The Stone Barn wrote, “Wow, did we get a lot done. Thank […]

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Garcia-Soto Leads 4-H Clover College

Ileana Garcia-Soto taught Buffalo County 4-H members how to make paper flowers at the annual 4-H Clover College at the Marten Center in Mondovi on April 30, 2017. Youth and adult participants also created their own paper circuits and designed 3-D circuits with Snap Circuits with centers led by Annie Lisowski, Buffalo County 4-H Youth […]

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