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2016 Area Animal Science Days Host Counties Named

Area Animal Science Days What:  These contests usually occur at the end of June beginning part of July. These are the qualifying contests for the State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest. Each year there usually is a topic that each species participates in. In addition, there is a meats portion to the day’s events. 2016 AASD […]


Fair Judges Training Webinar set for March 14

The Wisconsin 4-H program will again be offering a Webinar for  anyone interested in becoming a county fair judge or would like to brush up on their skills as a county fair judges.  Mark your calendars for Monday, March 14th, 6-8 p.m.  This will not be a project specific training, but an overview of working with […]

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So you Want to Start a Knowledge Team Webinar offered on January 14, 2016

Contact:  Bernadette O’Rourke, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, UW-Madison Email:  borourke2@ansci.wisc.edu Phone:  608-263-4304 (Madison:) UW Extension and the UW Madison Animal Sciences Department will be hosting a webinar entitled, “So you Want to Start a Knowledge Team” on Thursday, January 14 from 7-8 PM.  This program is to engage volunteers, leaders and Extension staff on how […]

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Livestock Learning Webinar Series Returns in 2016 – Updated!

Contact:  Bernadette O’Rourke, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, UW-Madison Email:  borourke2@ansci.wisc.edu Phone:  608-263-4304 (Madison:) 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 […]

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WI Pork Association Offers Youth Pig Project Scholarships

WPA Offers Youth Pig Project Scholarships   (Lancaster):The Wisconsin Pork Association Youth Committee is once again offering Youth Pig Project scholarships. These scholarships are designed to assist 4-H and FFA members in establishing swine projects that can lead to development of life skills and career opportunities in the Wisconsin pork industry. 4-H and FFA youth […]

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Dennis Buege Inducted into the Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame

(WI Dells): Dr. Dennis Buege, long time Extension Meat Specialist and faculty member at UW-Madison – Animal Sciences Department, was inducted into the Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame, posthumously, on Saturday, November 6 during the second annual WI 4-H Hall of Fame celebration. Dennis was born and raised in Juneau, WI. He received a BS […]


Wisconsin 4-H Has Success at 2015 National Livestock Skillathon Contest

  (Louisville, KY): Wisconsin 4-H was represented well at the 2015 North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, KY at the Livestock Skillathon Contest.  A team from Marathon County participated on behalf of Wisconsin.  They included:  Katelyn Zimmerman, Nathan Utecht, Emma Walters and Jake Thunder.  The team was coached by Mark Zimmerman. The team finished […]

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State 4-H Meats Contest set for Saturday, February 20th!

We cordially invite you to again bring your county junior and senior teams to the upcoming meat judging contest, to be held Saturday, February 20, at the UW Madison Meat Laboratory.  All of the materials can be found online at http://fyi.uwex.edu/youthlivestock/programs/4hmeatscontest/ We will continue with the change from the 2005 contest, junior contestants will be […]


Wisconsin Team Earns National Award for Livestock Learning Webinars

(Portland, OR): A team of Wisconsin 4-H Extension colleagues were recognized at the 2015 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference recognition banquet held in Portland, OR October 25-29th. Bernie O’Rourke, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, UW-Madison, Alissa Grenawalt, Extension Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison, Debra Ivey, Iowa County 4-H Youth Development Agent, and Pam Hobson Ag/Animal Science […]

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Livestock Judging Opportunity Hosted by UW-Platteville Block and Bridle Club

UW-Platteville Block & Bridle Club hosting a Fall Livestock Judging Contest   When:  Thursday December 3rd, 2015 Where:  Pioneer Farm Educational Center 29200 College Farm Road Platteville, WI TIME:  Registration begins at 8:30 am.   Contest begins PROMPTLY at 9:15 am.   Lunch & Awards 12:00   Pre Registration due by Monday 11/25/2015 to Alicia Prill-Adams, Advisor […]