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What is 4-H?

4-H is the youth development part of University of Wisconsin-Extension. Dane County youth and adults learn together to think clearly and make decisions, to care about others, to develop skills for living, and to practice healthy lifestyles. Education happens through 4-H projects, group programs, fun activities, and in-depth learning experiences. 4-H youth and adult volunteers work […]

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Represent 4-H at the Madison Mini Maker Faire!

Looking to participate in a fun event and recruit new members for your club? We have an exciting opportunity to have a 4-H Booth at the Madison Mini Maker Faire! They have a specific focus on youth makers, and have invited us to showcase the talents of 4-H youth at their event. The event is […]


2016 Dane County 4-H Performers Festival

Mark your calendars and get ready to perform! Share your talent on stage! 4-H musicians, actors, magicians, dancers, and jugglers are invited to perform as a group or an individual act. Sunday, May 1, 2016 Performances start at 1:00pm St. Dennis School – stage in the gym 409 Dempsey Rd, Madison 53714 Registration is open. […]


Badger Dairy Camp

The 2016 Badger Dairy Camp dates have been set for June 9-11! The camp will be held at UW Madison and will include two and a half days of workshops on fitting, showing, and caring for dairy animals along with other workshops pertinent to the dairy industry. The total cost of the camp is $115 […]


Rabbit/Poultry Fun Day in Langlade County

Rabbit/Poultry Fun Day – Langlade County! Please join us  on May 14th in Langlade County for Rabbit & Poultry Fun Day, the day will feature showmanship workshops, educational exhibits, Q&A with a DATCP animal health inspector & pullorum testing for poultry. Rabbit Poultry Flyer


Nasco Showing and Grooming Demonstrations

Nasco will be presenting their 30th annual Showing & Grooming Demonstrations on May 7, 2016. Experienced showmen will conduct these information demonstrations. Topics for discussion will include: animal selection, proper clipping techniques, choice of grooming equipment and showmanship. Questions may be freely asked during the demonstrations. During each demonstration, door prizes will be given away […]


Shooting Sports Committee Seeking Support!

The Dane County 4H Shooting Sports Committee is in need of archery equipment and is seeking your support. Every year the Shooting Sports Committee organizes youth archery lessons throughout Dane County for interested youth. Classes are run by state certified volunteer instructors and are open to youth of all ages. We are excited to report […]


Youth Livestock Safety

Welcome to Youth Livestock Safety Livestock represent a major source of injury to children, accounting for at least one in five non-fatal injuries to children every year. Youth who show livestock generally spend a great deal of time with their animals, and therefore may be at greater risk of injury. The information here is designed […]