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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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New leadership at 4-H Afterschool strengthens program

The newest Program Coordinator at Cochrane-Fountain City 4-H Afterschool program is Savannah Sixty, a senior in Special Education at Winona State University. Sixty joined the program in September and since that time has continued to build the program with experiential (hands-on) and social-emotional learning opportunities in the classroom. As program coordinator, Sixty is responsible for […]

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Moats elected to Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council

Buffalo County youth and adult represenatives from the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association participated in Wisconsin 4-H’s Fall Forum at Green Lake Conference Center November 3-5, 2017 in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Michelle Moats, Julia Moats and Morgan Guenther participated in activities related to building inclusivity through belonging in 4-H clubs. Michelle Moats was elected to […]

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Tom Taylor is 4-H Alumni of the Year

The 2017 Buffalo County 4-H Alumni Award was awarded in Mondovi on Sunday, November 5, 2017 by Lucky 16 4-H club members. Tom Taylor, a local electrician and 4-H volunteer leader in Buffalo County, was selected as the honorary alumni for 2017. The 4-H Alumni Award traditionally recognizes a 4-H alumnus or current volunteer that […]

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UW-Extension illustrates efforts to reach those most vulnerable

Utilizing data and research, UW-Extension staff members work to better serve protected and vulnerable populations in Buffalo County. On November 7, colleagues presented those intentional efforts to visiting members of the Civil Rights Leadership Team. The presentation is available for stakeholders to view below. An action plan will be finalized soon. Demographics of Buffalo County […]

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Panelists become trauma informed at State Teen Court Conference

Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court panelists Trista Lay, MaKayla Saul and Rachel Seifert participated in the Wisconsin Teen Court Association Conference on Friday, November 3 at Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Together with their Coordinators, Marie Ritscher and Annie Lisowski, the panelists learned about Adverse Childhood Experiences and how to approach […]

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Golden Hornets 4-H prepares for service

At their November 5 meeting, Golden Hornets 4-H club members made preparations for a service-learning project for youth in the C-FC backpack meals program. Rose Plank and Cara Lee Wiersgalla conducted a demonstration of how to make cookies and soup in a jar. Members asked questions to ensure the right fit for young people receiving […]

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4-H Leaders Association Meeting – November 12

  As part of our meeting together we will be gathering the food sources needed to enable students in backpack meal programs create their own Thanksgiving snacks during the long break from school. Each individual is asked to contribute at least one individually wrapped bag of M& M’s and at least one individually wrapped microwave […]

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Buffalo Bulletin November 4-H e-Newsletter

Generosity through Service One of the four essential elements of 4-H Youth Development is Generosity. (The other three are Independence, Mastery, and Belonging.) Through  our Countywide Service-Learning Project one of our goals is to provide opportunities for youth to give back to others an their community, or in other words, be generous. In order to […]

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Students Learn about Public Issues at Youth Government Day

University of Wisconsin-Extension Educator, Annie Lisowski, spoke with high school students from each of the four local Buffalo County high schools at Youth Government day on October 24, 2017. Lisowski helped students better understand how UW-Extension educators use university research and resources to help individuals, communities and county agencies make better decisions for their stakeholders. […]

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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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Clover College is an Adventure in Alma Art

4-H Members from across Buffalo County participated in a 4-H Clover College event at Alma Art Adventures on Main Street in Alma on October 22. Each 4-H member had the opportunity to glaze either a refrigerator magnet or a coffee cup. Alma Art Adventures owners, Kevin and Dixie, aided 4-H members in selecting their glaze […]

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Partnership with Merrick leads to Outdoor Learning Opportunities

An ongoing partnership between Merrick State Park user group the Turtles and Buffalo County 4-H has provided many opportunties for outdoor learning experiences for 4-H members at Cochrane-Fountain City 4-H Afterschool. One of those experiences is carving pumpkins with DNR staff and volunteers for the Not-So-Spooky Halloween Hike on October 21, 2017 at Merrick State […]

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Local Libraries are Friends of 4-H

The 2017 Friend of 4-H Award was presented to three local libraries for their partnership in programming. Alma Public Library, Mondovi Public Library and Arcadia Public Library have each hosted University of Wisconsin, Buffalo County Sidewalk Science events for Buffalo County 4-H.  In addition, each library has their unique collaboration efforts that support Buffalo County […]

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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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