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Tractor Safety Certification

The Tractor and Machinery Safety course certifies youth under 16 to operate tractors on public roads or work near dangerous equipment on farms. This certification allows 12 and 13 year olds to drive equipment on public roads for their parents’ farm while 14 and 15 year olds are certified to work for extended family and […]

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Dairy Judging Schedule

The 2015 Dairy Judging Schedule is out! If you have any questions about the schedule, please contact one of the coaches (contact information is included in the link below) 2015 Dairy Judging Schedule

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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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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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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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