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Nominations for Rock County 4-H Jr. & Sr. Leaders Council Officers

Are you (or do you know someone) looking to develop their leadership skills and work with a great group of leaders? We have the perfect solution for you! We are looking for you to serve with the 2022-2023 Rock County 4-H Jr. and Sr. Leaders Council Officers’ Team.  Here are the open positions. Jr. Council (4-H […]

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Youth-Adult Partnership Spotlight-Summer 2022

This week was the official start to summer.  It was a hot one and it was full of another kind of heat, ‘sparks’.  In Positive Youth Development we talk about how sparks “give a young person a sense of direction and encourages goal setting.”  June 21 was one of two Spark Days held by Division […]

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Youth Tractor Safety Virtual Courses Available!

If you or someone you know is interested in Youth Tractor Safety Courses, please visit the UW-Madison Division of Extension Farm Management website. Currently, there is not an in-person course offered in our area. Please consider enrolling in the Virtual Course, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Monday, July 11-Friday, July 15 with driving exams to be determined. The Wisconsin […]

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4-H Means Belonging. Belonging Means All Youth

June is Pride Month  The Department of Instruction cites “Wisconsin’s LGBTQ students reported higher rates of depression and suicidal thoughts than their peers” according to the Youth Behavior Risk Survey.  Belonging is a key aspect of 4-H.  We are grateful for our community partners and the work they do to keep youth safe and connected […]

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4-H Camp is back 2022 & Adult Volunteers Needed!!

4-H Camp families, we have a wonderful opportunity and need your help! The reality is, until April 15th, the state hadn’t given approval to allow us to hold our Rock County 4-H Camp (with overnights) in 2022. With this opportunity, our challenge is that without enough 4-H Adult Volunteers, we will not be able to […]

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Music & Drama Festival

The 2022 Rock County 4-H Music & Drama Festival will be held at the UW-Whitewater at Rock County Campus, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville on Saturday, May 21.  The Festival is open for youth enrolled in 4-H (grades K-13) to participate, so that means Cloverbuds can do it, too! Make sure you sign up with your […]

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Rock County 4-H Softball

The Rock County 4-H Softball season is coming up and we want you to be part of it! Your 4-H Club Leader will receive more information soon about signing up your 4-H Club. What can you do as a 4-H Member? Let your 4-H Club Leader know you’re interested! Then sign up and attend practices […]

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Diversity Action Team Program-Inside the Diversity of Asian America

You can watch the recording on Hedberg Public Library’s YouTube Channel to learn more.  Learning also means leading.  The following are some Action Steps youth can take using a variety of resources. Self-Educate:  Set your own learning goals and find resources you love to learn with.  For example a website https://asianamericanedu.org/, a book https://socialjusticebooks.org/booklists/asian-americans/,  a […]

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Create your Educational Action Plan JUNTOS!

What is an Educational Action Plan? It is a plan to guide our steps and actions to follow so that we reach our educational goals. You can identify the small goals in order to reach the large goals. Ask yourself: What is the educational goal you want to achieve? What are the actions needed to […]

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Model Rocket Kits and Balsa Spot Landing Airplanes for Sale

If you are interested in building a model rocket, Viking Rocket kits (along with three engines) are available for $10/each at Rock County Extension, 3506 N. US Hwy. 51, Building A, Janesville.  Balsa spot landing airplanes are also available for $1/each.  Questions? Please call the Rock County Extension Office at 608-757-5066.

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