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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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Educational Travel Opportunity: Western Spirit Experience

A NEW 4-H educational travel opportunity will be offered for youth in Dane County! This experience is hosted by 4-H staff in the Northwest region of the state, and has recently been opened up to welcome youth from throughout Wisconsin. WHAT IS IT?: An educational travel experience for Wisconsin youth in grades 9-12 who are involved […]

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4-H New Family Orientation on November 30 & January 18

This event is designed for families who are just getting started with Dane County 4-H. The whole family is invited, and a light supper will be served. It is being offered on two nights, November 30, 2017 and January 18, 2018. Please sign up for one of these nights. Be sure to list all family […]

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Adult Volunteers: Apply to be an Adult Advisor for a 4-H Educational Travel Opportunity in 2018

Love working with youth? Interested in Aerospace? Citizenship? Leadership? Global Citizenship? Wisconsin 4-H Wants You! What opportunities exist? -Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington, D.C. (June-July); -National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia (late November); -Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama (late April); -International immersion programs in Costa Rica, Japan, Norway, South Korea (4 weeks, summer 2018); -Other […]

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IMPORTANT: 4-H Enrollment Updates for 2017

There have been some changes in the reenrollment process so please read carefully.  This year we will be running all remaining reenrolling volunteers who have not done a national criminal background check.  We are doing this to be incompliance with University policies.  We appreciate your support over the past two years in which we have […]

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Wisconsin 4-H Impact Report – 2016

Are you curious about the impact that 4-H has in the state of Wisconsin? Check out the 2016 Wisconsin 4-H Foundational Topics Impact Report for stories about how 4-H has strengthened communities throughout the state. Wisconsin 4-H Foundational Topics Report

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Annual Volunteer Leader Training 2018

You’re invited to the 2018 National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum Annual Volunteer Leader Training. Join us and get energized as you share ideas with volunteers from across the county! These e-forums fulfill the annual volunteer leader training requirement for all chartered 4-H clubs and groups.  Each club in Dane County should plan to have at least […]

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Raspberry Pi Workshop is a Success!

We had a wonderful group of Dane County middle-schoolers join us for our Raspberry Pi Workshop this past Saturday. Student representatives from UW-Madison IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers) led the youth in the fundamentals of the tiny computer and how to manipulate/create games using code. Each participant got to bring their Raspberry Pi home with […]

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2017 4-H Dairy Promotion Program

Dane County 4-H clubs are invited to participate in the 2017 June Dairy Promotion Contest, presented by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB). Please read the information below very carefully to ensure that you don’t miss out on the opportunity to earn free dairy promotion merchandise! The 4-H Dairy Promotion Program is open to all […]

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Congratulations to Cambridge 4-H Club!

The Cambridge 4-H has been donating tied fleece blankets to the Dane County Foster Care for a couple of years now.  However, when youth member Isaac shared an article about how children in Foster Care can be relocated so quickly that they may not have time to pack (or if they do their items can […]

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