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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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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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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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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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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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