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WPA Offers Youth Pig Project Scholarships

The Wisconsin Pork Association is once again offering Youth Pig Project scholarships. These scholarships are designed to assist 4-H and FFA members in establishing swine projects that can lead to development of life skills and career opportunities in the Wisconsin pork industry. 4-H and FFA youth are eligible to apply for a $100 scholarship used […]

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Shooting Sports 2023 Quiz Bowl

Here is an awesome Quiz Bowl opportunity for Wisconsin 4-H members to compare their shooting sports knowledge with others from across the United States. You compete virtually any time between January 16 – 20, 2023 with others in your age range as a Junior, Intermediate or Senior. You can participate as an individual or create […]

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January 2023 Parenting Conference

The University of Wisconsin – Madison Extension’s Human Development and Relationships Institute is excited to announced that the 2nd annual Raising Wisconsin’s Children Conference, a free online parenting conference, will be offered statewide January 23 to 27, 2023! Parents, caregivers, and professionals can attend any of the nine sessions to get practical, positive parenting ideas from […]

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WI Youth Livestock 2023 Spring Programs

Below are the 2023 program offerings from the Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program.  Programming includes 3 virtual animal sciences sessions.  First one is January 9th.  We will be offering tours of the new Meat Science Building on 3 designated dates only.  We will host a carcass judges training for those that want to judge carcass shows.  […]

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December Project Day

Youth in Grades 3+ are invited to a Super Fun Project Day on Thursday, December 29th at the Leon Community Center. The kids will be out of school for winter break so this will be a great opportunity to be with their friends and make some really cool projects at the same time. Cost will […]

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Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Arts Contest

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation has kicked off a contest that challenges all 4-H members to explore their creativity. They will sponsor the art contest, open to any current Wisconsin 4-H member, with cash prizes totaling nearly $1,000. The contest will be held virtually, with photos of all entries submitted electronically. Entries will be accepted from […]

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KITS

KITS  (Kids Inspired to Try Stuff) What is KITS? KITS is a monthly subscription from Monroe County 4-H. Each month your child(ren) will receive the necessary materials* to create or learn about a variety of 4-H project areas. These KITS will be available January through March 2023 and they will be delivered to your Club Leader. […]

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Conversations About Children’s Immunization

The University of WI-Madison Division of Extension Health Communications State Outreach Specialists are recruiting participants for a Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grant in partnership with UW-Madison’s Department of Community and Environmental Sociology. The study is called “Wisconsin Immunization Hesitancy: exploring approaches in Rural Parents” or WI HEAR Parents for short. Our goal for this research project […]

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2023 Monroe County 4-H Calendar

If you’re interested in supporting Monroe County 4-H and need a 2023 calendar, we can hook you up! Calendars are available for $10 each and 100% of the sales go directly to our activity programming. Calendars are available at the Monroe County Extension Office, 206 South K Street, Sparta.

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2022 FEED Summit

UW-Madison Division of Extension Community Food Systems Program is organizing a 2-day virtual summit for Wisconsin food entrepreneurs! The 2022 FEED Summit will be held virtually on November 14th and 15th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Community Food Systems Program’s Food Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development (FEED) Initiative is a statewide program that promotes food […]

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