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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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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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4-H Volunteer in Preparation (VIP) Training

When: April 4, 2018 Time: 7 – 9pm Where: 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison, WI (UW-Extension Office) Questions?: Brianna Stapleton-Welch stapleton-welch.brianna@countyofdane.com 608-224-3702 This is the required orientation for any adults who wish to be enrolled as 4-H volunteers. The training will cover risk management practices to create a safe environment for youth, as well as […]

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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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2018 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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Dane County 4-H Scholarships

The 2018 Dane County 4-H Scholarship and 2018 Dickson Dane County 4-H Leadership Scholarship application forms are now available under the Awards tab on this website. All interested applicants should read the applications thoroughly, and fully utilize the associated manual, PowerPoint and help sheet found at the same tab. Completed scholarship applications must be received […]

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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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Annual Volunteer Leader Training 2018

You’re invited to the 2018 4-H Annual Volunteer Leader Training. Join us and get energized as you share ideas with volunteers from across the county! These training sessions 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 one enrolled adult […]

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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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