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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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State 4-H Meats Judging Contest Registrations Due February 12

4-H Meats Judging Contest What:  This contest tests the knowledge of youth in the placement of carcass and retail cut classes, carcass grading, retail cut identification and a quiz. This contest occurs annually with the top senior teams traveling to Kansas City, MO and Denver, CO for national competition.  There is a Senior (Grades 9-13) and Junior Division […]

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Nominations for Youth Governance Program Now Open

The Dane County Youth Governance Program (YGP) is currently seeking nominations for the 2016-2017 term.   Nominees must be Dane County residents who will be in grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2016. The Dane County Youth Governance Program was created in January of 2012 as an opportunity for the youth of Dane County to make […]

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2016 Sewing and Quilting Camps

Please join us for sewing fun, learning new sewing techniques, and learning how to make a garment/quilt that shows quality construction. Are you interested in: *Gaining a little more sewing experience and learn new sewing techniques? *Making a project in a day? *Learning how to use a serger? *Learning simple quilting techniques? *Learning how to […]

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2016 Livestock Learning Series Webinar

UW-Extension and the UW Madison Animal Sciences Department will again be hosting a “Livestock Learning Webinar Series” starting in February 2016. This series is best suited for older youth to gain animal project & issue based information.  Attendees will gain ideas about project based leadership and career goals with the species of Beef, Sheep, Swine […]

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Expand your world in 2016 by hosting an International friend!

Looking for some exciting fun for summer or the next school year? Have you considered hosting a young person from another country? Wisconsin 4-H offers four week and 10 month programs with a variety of countries. In summer 2016, visitors will come from Finland, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, and (tentatively) Costa Rica. Join the fun […]

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2016 WI 4-H Foundation Scholarships

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation will award more than $10,000 in scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin students pursuing higher education in 2016. Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated personal growth, development and leadership, academic performance and future educational goals. To be eligible for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships, students must have been a […]

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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 […]

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2016 4-H and Youth Conference

The 2016 4-H and Youth Conference will take place June 20 – June 23! If you are interested in attending, please complete the form below and mail it to the 4-H Office by February 1. Youth Conference Sign Up Sheet

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