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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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Dane County 4-H Community Service Survey

Dane County UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development staff and the Dane County 4-H Leaders Association are interested in what clubs are doing for community service activities. We are conducting a survey to gather information about the scope and impact of club community service activities. With the information collected from this survey, the Leaders Association will collaborate […]

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Applications Open for John Lyle Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline has been extended to May 15, 2018. John Lyle Memorial Scholarships are available to help support the education of youth in Dane County, Wisconsin. The number and amount of the scholarships vary annually. The UW-Extension Committee of the Dane County Board approves the applications for the scholarships using the following criteria, not necessarily in the order given: […]

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Poultry, Cavy, and Rabbit Day April 28, 2018

Are you nine years of age or older? Do you have an interest in veterinary science, poultry, cavies (guinea pigs), or rabbits? Then we at Lodi Veterinary Care would love to invite you to participate in this fun and educational day that will highlight the husbandry and care of the mentioned species! We have a […]

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State 4-H Plant Science Day – July 10th, 2018

State 4-H Plant Science Day A fun way to learn about Horticulture Science!!! Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 Waushara County Fairgrounds, Wautoma, WI Plan now to participate in the State 4-H Plant Science Day event to be held Tuesday, July 10that the Waushara County Fairgrounds in Wautoma. Youth in grades 3-13 can test their knowledge about plants while learning how […]

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4-H Cloverbud Workshop at Schumacher Farm Park: May 19, 2018

This special workshop for 4-H youth in 5K – 2nd grade will be a fun, hands-on exploration of life on an old-fashioned farm! Schumacher Farm Park showcases farm life and work as it was in the 1930s. Cloverbuds will get to do a scavenger hunt of the farm land and buildings, meet the chickens on […]

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YQCA For State Fair

NEW FOR 2018! Wisconsin State Fair is pleased to announce implementation of a new national certification program available for youth. Completion of this informative and educational program, “Youth for the Quality Care of Animals” (YQCA), will be required for all youth who exhibit animal projects (Beef, Dairy, Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep and Swine) at the […]

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Hippology

The first Hippology practice of 2018 is scheduled for Fri, January 5, 7:00pm – 8:15pm, at the Dane County UW-Extension Office at 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison.  Check the board when you come in for the room number.  Come and learn about horses – their origin, genetics, judging, anatomy, tack, nutrition, disease, stabling needs and […]

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