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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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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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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Berg Awarded Bewick Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarship

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation awards more than $10,000 in scholarships annually to outstanding Wisconsin students pursuing higher education. Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated personal growth, development and leadership, academic performance and future educational goals. This year Buffalo County 4-H graduating senior, Cassie Berg, was awarded one of only five […]

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4-H Agility Fun Match

Saturday, July 14, 2018 Judging Starts at 10:00 am Held at: Smarty Paws Agility 4175 123rd Street Chippewa Falls WI, 54719 Show facility has turf floor and all approved AKC Equipment.  All 4-H classes will follow 4-H Wisconsin State Agility guild lines.  Novice class will follow AKC rules. Dogs must have crate.  Please bring lawn […]

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Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court Panelists Receive $500 Scholarships

Two senior members from Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court, will receive scholarships for their role in juvenile restorative justice.  Kayla Kaczorowski is one of only two state 2018 award recipients from the Wisconsin Teen Court Association (WTCA). The WTCA Scholarship encourages new and long term volunteer participation while encouraging ongoing education. Maya Smith is the first […]

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Montana Pioneers 4-H Donate to Food Share Program

As a community service project the Montana Pioneers 4-H Club collected and donated cereal to the Food Share Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Food Share collects and distributes food to local needy households of school aged children for the After School program.  Pictured is Morgan Becker of the Montana Pioneers 4-H Club […]

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#Adulting theme of BCPC day for graduating seniors

Buffalo County Senior Day, sponsored by the Buffalo County Partnership Council, is an opportunity for graduating students across Buffalo County to think critically about potential risk behaviors from local speakers.  The full day event which was hosted at Cochrane-Fountain City High School on April 27, 2018, centered on the themes of informed consent, suicide prevention […]

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