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Nasco Showing and Grooming Demonstrations

Nasco Showing and Grooming Demonstrations Nasco will be presenting their 29th annual Showing & Grooming Demonstrations on May 9, 2015. 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 […]

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Targhee Flock Giveaway

The Wisconsin Junior Targhee Sheep Association will again be giving away a starter flock of three Targhee ewes in 2015 to a lucky Wisconsin youth. Applicants must be aged 12 to 17 as of January 1, 2015, must be a resident of Wisconsin, and must not currently raise Targhee sheep. The winner must also be […]

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SHAYR-A-Heifer Program

The Wisconsin Ayrshire Breeders Association (WABA) are now accepting applications for its 2015 Shayr-A-Heifer Program. The Shayr-A-Heifer Program is designed to give young people the opportunity to work with a Registered Ayrshire as their project animal. Ownership will be on a 50/50 basis between the qualified youth and the WABA. If selected youth will need […]

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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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Tree Seedlings Available for 4-H Clubs

The Wisconsin DNR State Nursery Program would like to encourage 4-H clubs and other youth groups to plant trees. Trees provide a home for wildlife, protect our soil and water, and help clean our air. The State Nursery Program has a long tradition of providing tree seedlings to 4-H, FFA and other youth groups. These […]

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What is 4-H?

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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Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarship

The Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation has increased their scholarship awards once again this year to $15,000 and fifteen of Wisconsin’s best youth will be the recipients. The 2015 Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction Scholarship application has just been issued. The Foundation is sponsoring two $2000 awards, three $1500 awards, three $1000 scholarships and […]

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2015 Wisconsin State Fair Market Animal Identification

2015 Wisconsin State Fair Market Animal Identification New for 2015! Youth interested in showing market beef, sheep or swine at the 2015 Wisconsin State Fair will need to get their animal projects DNA/RFID identified through the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) by the respective State Fair eligibility deadlines.  WLIC is coordinating a statewide DNA/RFID identification […]

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Izzy Quattrucci at Board of Regents Meeting

Izzy Quattrucci at Board of Regents Meeting

On December 5, 2014 Dane County 4-H member Isabella (Izzy) Quattrucci , a member of Queststars 4-H Club, was invited to participate in the Student Spotlight at the University of Wisconsin System’s Board Of Regents meeting on the UW-Madison Campus.  As an urban 4-H member, Izzy was able to share with those in attendance about […]

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Revised 4-H Forms and Manuals

Newly revised 4-H forms and manuals are now available on the Dane County 4-H website: fyi.uwex.edu/dane4hyouth/awards. These include new project record book forms for all levels, new Special Awards forms and new Dane County 4-H/Dickson Scholarship forms.  Please discard any previous versions of these forms from your computer or 4-H files and direct members to […]

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MAQA

As a reminder, ALL Beef, Sheep and Swine Exhibitors must meet MAQA requirements in order to show OR sell an animal at the 2015 Dane County Fair. The dates for this year’s training and testing have been set. Remember to mark these dates on your calendar! These will not count towards the Educational Requirement Meetings – […]

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Dane County 4-H Facebook Page

Don’t forget to visit and “like” the Dane County 4-H Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/DaneCounty4H?ref=hl#!/DaneCounty4H

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Shooting Sports Committee Seeking Support!

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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