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Rock County 4-H Virtual Project Exhibit

Information for Submission of Photos for the Rock County 4-H Project Exhibition Rock County 4-H members: Here is an opportunity to showcase your 4-H project work for this 4-H year (Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020)! Please upload a photo (no people in photo) of your completed project work (separate email for each project […]

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COVID-19 Office Closure

Update: March 17, 2020 The Rock County Extension Office will have limited capacity during the COVID-19 outbreak and is currently closed to visitors. Some Extension staff will be working remotely in accordance with guidance from state and local agencies in addition to our connection to UW-Madison. Employees will have access to email and phone messages. […]

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Cloverpatch Submission Information

Cloverpatch Submission Information The Cloverpatch is your newsletter. To ensure that the Cloverpatch continues to contain interesting and timely information, please contribute information using the 4-H Information Submission Form on the Rock Co. Extension website. https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/4hrock/submit-information/ Please submit articles/information by Tues., Dec. 3 if you’d like to submit information for the January Cloverpatch.

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Youth-Adult Partnership Spotlight-September

When the Goal is Hope “It’s never been this bad.” “That’s not the program.  Enrollment will be down.  No one will stay.” “Everyone’s tired.  They can’t create something brand new.” “We don’t have the resources.  We can’t connect.” These are words I hear these days.  But, I don’t hear them from youth.  I hear them […]

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Youth-Adult Partnership Spotlight-August

Dropping Weight: Redefining Our Goals for Ourselves “Were you an athlete in high school?” someone training at my gym asked me. “No.  I played volleyball, but I don’t know.”  I let my voice trail off into the floor where I was positioned to finish the current exercise.  Though I had played an organized sport, I […]

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Youth-Adult Partnership Spotlight-July

(Active) Listening Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in conversations with youth ages 9-12 grade.  The themes of the conversations were based on current events and connected to the underlying content of racial equity and social justice.  College aged youth lead these conversations.  What were the adults assigned to do?  To listen.  […]

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Youth-Adult Partnership Spotlight- June

What’s Next? Is my cactus dying?  What a question?  But, I’m serious.  When I turn my computer on to work in the morning, I worry.  Is my cactus dying?  I can see the plant where I left it in March, atop a bookshelf in the center of my office.  The question matters on more than […]

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Youth-Adult Partnership Spotlight-May

Distance versus Space In the middle of April, My dad walked into the kitchen while I was pouring my coffee.  “Everybody’s ordering their seeds now.  All backed up.  Never heard of that before.  Glad we got ours already.” I nodded.  Everyone gardening, I considered.  What does that mean? What will that mean?  What will we […]

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