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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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2015 State Dog Show

Information and registration materials for the 2015 State 4-H Dog Show are now on the State 4-H website at http://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4haganimalscience/state-4-h-dog-show/  The Show will be at Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, August 21-23, 2015. Please see that it gets to your key Dog Project people. Questions should be directed to the State Show Chairperson […]

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Kids Quilt Challenge

Youth age 15 and under are invited to enter their quilts in this year’s Kids’ Quilt Challenge. The contest is part of the annual, award-winning Quilt Expo presented by Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions. Quilt Expo will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 through Saturday, Sept. 12 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center […]

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Investigate Your Plate STEM Camp

Investigate Your Plate What do water, energy, science, technology, math, engineering, soil, plants, and animals have in common? Attend a STEM Camp at UW-Platteville Farm and find out! Investigate Your Plate Camps Offer: Team Building Activities — How do all things relate? Trip Around the Farm using GPS Technology Plant your seeds and watch them […]

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Wildlife WHEP Wisconsin 4-H

Wildlife and Forestry Opportunities! For more information about this and more go to the following web site: http://fyi.uwex.edu/dane4hyouth/4-h-projects/shooting-sports/  

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Beef Sheep and Swine Educational Meetings

All youth planning to show or sell a large animal at the Dane County Fair MUST attend at least one Educational Meeting per species they’re selling. This is in addition to attending MAQA training or testing. A list of approved Educational Meetings is listed below. Be sure to check this list often for updates and/or […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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