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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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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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Dane County 4-Hers invited to Washington County 4-H Art Discovery Day

Washington County 4-H is hosting an Art Discovery Day event that is open to youth and adults interested in exploring their creativity. They are inviting people from other counties to join in this event. The event features many sessions with hands-on learning. You do not have to be enrolled in an art related project to […]

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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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4-H National Youth Science Day 2017 – Join in the Fun

What is National 4-H Youth Science Day? 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. Every year thousands of youth take part in the National Science Challenge focusing on important STEM topics and issues. NYSD takes place during National 4-H Week (October 1-7, 2017). What is the experiment this year? […]

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Applications now available for the Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council

Applications for the Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council are now available on the WLC website. They are due September 30, 2017. The Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council (WLC) provides a statewide forum for youth and adult volunteer leaders to discuss ideas and provide input to enhance UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development programs at the state, county and local levels. WLC […]

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Create an Ice Cream Flavor Contest

Cedar Crest Ice Cream and the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation have teamed up to present a Create an Ice Cream Flavor Contest. The contest is open to all Wisconsin 4-H members. Entries are due to Cedar Crest Ice Cream no later than October 1, 2017. ***** Who: All 4-H members in the State of Wisconsin What: Develop and […]

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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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