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Greg Blonde Retires from UW-Madison Extension Waupaca County

It is with mixed emotions and sincere gratitude for his service that we are announcing the retirement of Greg Blonde. Since 1984, Greg has served as the Agriculture Agent for UW-Madison Extension in Waupaca County. His work and dedication have been integral to the local farming community, and to the broader community as a whole. […]

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4-H Friday! – November 20

During this time of the year, we are reminded to give thanks. What are you thankful for? Try the “Baked Macaroni and Cheese” recipe. Clothespin Wreaths” are a favorite for any occasion, here is a sample of a fall wreath,  https://waupaca.extension.wisc.edu/files/2020/11/4-H-Friday-Nov-20.pdf  

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4-H Friday! – November 6th

Have some fun with a healthy snack – “Broccoli Trees” and some fun things to try with “Electricity”.  https://waupaca.extension.wisc.edu/files/2020/11/4-H-Friday-Nov-6.pdf Don’t forget to re-enroll by November 15 for the upcoming 4-H year!  Go to http://wi.4honline.com For all 4-H Fridays click here

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4-H Projects in a Box – Orders Due November 17th

With the colder weather and holidays coming, are you looking for some project ideas, handmade gifts to give away, or even a gift for your kids?  Did you enjoy Super Saturday last year and want to make some projects similar to those offered there?  With the success of “Projects in a Box” this summer, we […]

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2020 Wisconsin 4-H Virtual Meats Judging Contest

We are happy to announce that registration is open for the 2020 Wisconsin 4-H Virtual Meats Judging Contest on Sunday, November 22nd, 2:30-6:00pm. This virtual contest will test the knowledge of youth in placement of carcass and retail cut classes, carcass grading, and retail cut identification. Juniors (age 8-13) and Seniors (age 14-19) are invited […]

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4-H Friday! – October 23

This is a great time to find colorful leaves in your yard – “Making Leafy Bookmarks”.  Another fun fall recipe – “Meat Loaf”.  Try making “Zoo Snacks” using animal-shaped crackers and teddy-bear-shaped cookies.  Enjoy!  Click here for the October 23 Issue or All 4-H Friday Issues

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Make Halloween 2020 a Year to Remember

Halloween is upon us and for many, is a time for family, memories, costumes, fun, and magic. The pandemic doesn’t have to ruin Halloween. This science-based website can help you decide how to celebrate this year and make Halloween 2020 a year to remember.

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4-H Friday! – October 9th

This week’s 4-H Friday includes: “Pop-Up Greetings” – Identify helpers in your community and create a unique 3-D card to thank them. Or make a card to brighten somebody’s day to let them know you are thinking about them. Try the 4-H recipe “Taco Bake” for your next Taco Tuesday. Make “Mason Jar Pumpkins”. Have […]

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4-H Online Version 2.0 Ready for Re-enrollment!

We are happy to announce that 4-H Online 2.0 is now open for re-enrollments and new enrollments! Go to http://wi.4honline.com to access the new system. Your family login and password will be the same as you used last year. If your password does not work, you can click on the Reset Password link on the login page […]

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4-H Friday! – September 25th

Exciting news – the Wisconsin 4-H Program is launching the NEW Wisconsin 4-H Movement! How do you live out the Wisconsin 4-H Movement? Also, watch for ways to help celebrate National 4-H Week. #wi4hmovement. Check out the “Color Changing Leaves & Leaf Printing” websites, and make a batch of “Snickerdoodles” a recipe from the 4-H […]

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4-H Friday! – September 11th

This week’s 4-H Friday includes a recipe for “Roasted Summer Vegetables”, “September 11th” community service ideas, and a “Scarecrow Craft”.   4-H-Friday-September 11th issue If you would like to take a picture of you or your family doing one of these  4-H projects, feel free to email it to me at penny.tank@wisc.edu, with the subject […]

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Resources for food safety education month

September is food safety education month and there are many resources to help everyone take steps to keep food safe and healthy. In the U.S. each year, there are an estimated 48 million cases of foodborne illness – that’s about 1 in 6 Americans each year. Each year, these illnesses result in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and […]

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September/October 2020 Newsletter – 4-H Forecast

Moving FOURward with 4-H this Fall! The September/October 2020 4-H Forecast is now available. Items included in this newsletter are Educational Experiences, Contests, Record Books, 4-H Enrollments, Member Opportunities and much more!  September/October 2020 4-H Forecast

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Update: The jar sealed, is the food safe? and other questions

Tested recipes recommend glass Mason-style jars and 2-piece self-sealing lids for home canning. In the past few weeks, one of the most frequently asked questions has been about jar sealing. Handling jars and lids correctly will go a long way towards successfully preserving your garden’s bounty for the winter months ahead. Tested recipes recommend glass Mason-style jars and 2-piece self-sealing […]

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