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Lake Geneva Destination for FIVE Educational Travel Experience

4-H members from Buffalo, Pepin and Pierce Counties participated in the FIVE (Finding Interesting Varieties in Everyone) educational travel experience to Lake Geneva, WI between June 13-15, 2018. During their travel, youth visited the Geneva Lake History Museum and learned about the first inhabitants of the area, the Potowatomi American Indians. Youth also toured the […]

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Child Care Clinic at CFC

Youth participated in a Child Care Clinic at Cochrane-Fountain City School the last week of May. Students developed skills in caring for toddlers and preschoolers, practiced problem-solving in challenging situations and learned some first aid. Each child care clinic participant completed in-class work and homework assignments, including caring for a child to observe their development […]

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Livestock Clinic helps youth get show ready for the Buffalo County Fair

Nearly 70 youth and adults from throughout Buffalo, Pepin, and Trempealeau counties attended the Livestock Clinic that was held at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds the morning of June 11.Three half-hour sessions on the topics of rabbits and poultry, beef, dairy, sheep and goats, and swine were presented. Youth leaders in the project area taught and […]

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4-H Camp Kinnissippewa Counselors Plan for Campers

4-H Camp Kinnissippewa staff from Buffalo, Pepin, Pierce and Trempealeau Counties met on Friday, June 8 at Pepin High School to plan the camp program for campers. This year’s theme is upside down, inside out and backwards! 4-H Camp Counselors also strengthened skills in preparation for camp including getting to know each other, ages and […]

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STEAM @ Cochrane-Fountain City

                                                                                                  STEAM Discovery Days started with a […]

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STEAM @ Mirror Lake in Mondovi

STEAM Discovery Days was a great way to get MCYC and many more community youth back into the summer! Students enjoyed a myriad of activities including Leather making, Bottle Tossing, Mirror Patterns and Spinner Art! In Leather crafts, students experimented with different stamps, punches, and types of leather in creating their pieces! So many cool […]

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Gilmanton Free Fair

The 72nd Gilmanton Free Fair will be taking place July 6-8th! The 2018 Fairbook is now available and entries are due to Amy Guenther by June 26. Gilmanton Free Fair FairBook Some highlights of the Gilmanton Fair will be a Kubb Tournament, Gilmanton Gallop 5K Run/Walk, Bicycle Ride, Classic Car Show, Bean Bag Tournament, Cook Off, […]

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4-H Leaders Enjoy June Meeting

At the June 2018 Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association Meeting, 4-H members, volunteers and parents enjoyed pizza and yard games at Suncrest Gardens near Waumandee. A couple of us missed the photo! 4-H Leaders Association is a oversight committee that makes countywide decisions, fundraises for youth development and advocates for Buffalo County 4-H clubs. The […]

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Hands and Hearts on a MCYC Mission

The Mondovi Community Youth Center in the basement of the Mondovi City Building received a fresh look this week thanks to Thrivent Financial. Donn Moe applied for a $500 Hands and Hearts grant to purchase paint and carpet for the MCYC basement. MCYC summer staff Hunter Black, Tori Ross, Haley Poeschel, Grace Pichler, Joanna Trujillo, […]

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The 21st Annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

   Progressive Agriculture Safety Day July 26th, 2018 Buffalo County Fair Grounds, Mondovi, WI 9:00am – 2:00pm Cost: $5.00   The Safety Day is a fun filled day of learning for Kindergarten thru Sixth grade.  Open to all children, farm and non-farm, from Buffalo, Trempealeau and Pepin Counties.  Topics include: Drug Awareness, Hidden Hazards, Mental […]

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Livestock Clinic to be held June 11th

Buffalo County University of Wisconsin Extension will be hosting a livestock clinic on June 11th from 9:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds. Youth and adults can expect to learn how to show different species of animals. Attendance and completion of the Second Educational form will count as exhibitors’ second educational requirement. Be sure […]

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UW-Extension Welcomes Three Summer Interns

Derek Anibas – derek.anibas@co.buffalo.wi.us UW-Extension Ag Intern I chose to intern with the UW-Extension to gain experience with crop production and soil parameters. I will be learning about agronomy management, the effects of different cropping systems, and pesticide application. I am excited to evaluate the measurable soil health parameters in alfalfa, soybean, and corn research […]

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Staff Strengthen Skills for Summer working with Students

The undergraduate and graduate students who will be working as part of our summer staff at 4-H Afterschool at Cochrane-Fountain City and the Mondovi Community Youth Center participated in a two day training May 22-23, 2018. Josh Close, Hunter Black, Katy Halverson, Grace Pichler, Tori Ross, Abby George, Joanna Trujillo, Haley Poeschel, Abby Waters, Savannah […]

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Home Alone This Summer? – Check out these videos!

Will your child be at home alone for the first time this summer? These videos are for parents and their children who are getting ready to stay home alone. Parents and children should watch the videos together and use the short activities after each video to discuss your plans to stay safe.   https://fyi.uwex.edu/homealone/

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O’Connell Takes Top 12 at State

  Bronco by Karissa O’Connell was chosen as a Top 12 photo in the 2018 Wisconsin 4-H and Youth State Photo Display. O‘Connell is a member of the Lookout Legends 4-H Club of Buffalo County. The 2018 State Photo Display, which features more than 130 selected photos taken by 4-H youth from 55 counties across the state, […]

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