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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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2018 4-H Dairy Promotion Program

All 4-H youth organizations in Wisconsin are invited and encouraged to participate in the 2018 Dairy Promotion Program, presented by the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. Please read the information below carefully to take advantage of the opportunity to earn dairy promotion merchandise. The 4-H Dairy Promotion Program is open to all Wisconsin 4-H clubs in […]

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WI 4-H International Opportunity for You!

“Do you know what I learned from this child?” asked one host father. “That you can live together and not understand what the other is saying, and yet still communicate and learn to love each other.”  Comments like this from a local family sum up the joy which can result from participating in the Wisconsin […]

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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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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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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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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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