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MCYC Summer 2018 Program Registration Now Open!

Students in grades K-6 during 2018-19 school year Monday – Friday; June 4 – August 24, 2018;  7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Cost: $700 / per student for entire summer MOST FRIDAYS ARE FIELD TRIPS DAYS!    The cost of the summer program will be $700 and will cover Monday-Friday, June 4 – August 24, […]

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Be Intentionally Kind this Holiday Season

Be (intentionally) kind this holiday season. Research tells us it will pay off for you and others. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation tells us more about the many reasons to be kind to those we know (and those we don’t) in their video The Science of Kindness. But take it a step farther this […]

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Pepin County 4-H exibitors to join Buffalo County Fair in 2018

The Buffalo County UW-Extension and Buffalo County Fair Association are happy to welcome Pepin County Fair exhibitors in 2018! We are already working to ensure the transition is a solid one for Pepin County 4-H and Buffalo County 4-H members and their families. The letter from Pepin County Fair Association Chair, Christina Hager: “Dear Friends, […]

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Metal Stamping new to the Festival of Arts

       Mark your calendars for the February 11, 2018 Buffalo & Pepin County 4-H Festival of Arts.  This year at the Festival of Arts you will have the opportunity to make your very own custom stamped jewelry or key chain you can take to the Buffalo County Fair.  Don’t forget to bring some spending money […]

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A Super THANK YOU is in order…

Thank you to all the parents, volunteers and patrons who supported the 4-H Afterschool fundraiser at the Cochrane-Fountain City School PTO Craft Fair this year! We had our best year yet! Our proceeds were nearly $1200 on Saturday, December 2 which means our profit is about $1000! These contributions and donations will mean we have […]

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4-H partnership with JOANN: 15% off and 2.5% donation

Posted on November 30, 2017 by holly.henschen   JOANN is helping 4-H bring more hands-on programs to local communities across the nation to inspire kids to lead lives with their hearts, hands and minds. Exciting news, savings and fundraising from a National 4-H Council partnership with JOANN stores — great for art project supplies and […]

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Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation will award more than $10,000 in scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin students pursuing higher education in 2018.  To be considered for financial support, applications must be received by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation via email by March 15, 2018, 5:00 pm. Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated personal […]

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Buffalo – Pepin County 4-H Festival of Arts

  February 11, 2018 1:00pm-3:00pm Alma Area Schools Register online by February 1, 2018 at https://goo.gl/forms/4mszpzbFv1cTUVQ82  County Festival Guidelines Festival of Arts Entry Tags More information about the STEAM activity and schedule will come in January.

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Food for a Week – Interactive Hunger Simulation

The 2018 4-H Annual Leaders Training will be conducted on January 21 at 5:00pm. The training will be an interactive hunger simulations followed by a discussion about the implications for families living in poverty in Buffalo County. This is a learning experience for youth and adults and is a required training. The simulation is also […]

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Cheerful Workers 4-H donate to Backpack Meals Program

At their November meeting, Cheerful Workers 4-H members were asked to bring in a 4-6 count package of applesauce, fruit cups, pudding or gelatin.  Nearly 40 packages were collected (that’s approximately 150 single cups!).  The donations were taken to the UW-Extension office to be distributed through the Backpack Meals Program service-learning project.  In addition to […]

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Bee Keeping Seminar

A great opportunity for anyone (including kids) to get quality information for starting a bee keeping business or just a hobby.  The seminar is in Menomonie on February 3rd, 2018 and registration is due by January 27, 2018.  see attached for more details: DunnCoBee11th Annual2018Flyer  

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4-H Meats Judging Contest

4-H Meats Judging Contest What:  This contest test the knowledge of youth in placement of carcass and retail cut classes, carcass grading, retail cut identification and a quiz. This contest occurs annually with the teams traveling to Kansas City, MO and Denver, CO for national competition.  There is a Junior Division as well at the […]

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4-H Resume Interview Results – Travel Experiences Awarded

Congratulations to all those traveling through Buffalo County 4-H in 2018! Your interviewing was strong and you are to be commended on your efforts! Josh Linse Hilltop Climbers FIVE Julia Moats Hilltop Climbers FIVE Sofia Sandberg Lucky 16 FIVE Olivia Taylor Lucky 16 FIVE Lindsey Berg Glencoe Hustlers Out-of-State Service Learning Cassandra Berg Glencoe Hustlers […]

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Cloverbud knits scarves for local backpack meals program

A 4-H Cloverbud in first grade, Norah Lisowski, a member of Golden Hornets 4-H Club, utilized the knitting machine she received from her birthday to knit 30 scarves for students in the Cochrane-Fountain City backpack meals program. Norah asked to learn to knit for 6th birthday last June and her grandmother, Pam Hobson, a state […]

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4-H members give shout out to their mentors

As part of their interviews that accompanied resume and cover letter applications for travel experiences in 2018, 4-H members let us know more about them as a 4-H leaders and, most importantly, who their 4-H mentor is. (P.S. We always have nachos in November. #Nachos).

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Lookout Legends 4-H has the Volunteer of the Year

Michelle Hovey of Lookout Legends 4-H Club in Gilmanton was awarded the 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award by her daughter, Rachel Hovey, on November 12, 2017 at the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association meeting. The Volunteer of the Year Award typically recognizes a 4-H Leader who has gone “above and beyond” their 4-H responsibilities, […]

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4-H’s Community Servant of 2017 is active with Buffalo County Fair

Penny Pronschinske, of rural Waumandee, and of Glencoe Hustlers 4-H club was awarded the third annual Buffalo County 4-H Community Servant Award by Cara Lee Wiersgalla of Golden Hornets 4-H on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Buffalo County Fair Association meeting at the Alma Courthouse. The award recognizes an individual with exemplary service to […]

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