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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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4-H Dairy Fitting Clinic/Showing Demonstration

4-H Dairy Fitting Clinic/Showing Demonstration 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Sat., July 10 (Submitted by Nicole Miller Speich) Who? Rock County 4-H Dairy ) Project Members and Leaders What? 4-H Dairy Fitting Clinic/Showing Demonstration When? 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Sat., July 10 Where? Hobby-Hill Holsteins, 3703 Nelson Rd., Orfordville WI Why? To get hands-on experience fitting a calf (calves provided) and see a […]

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4-H Club Banners Exhibited at the Rock County 4-H Fair

The Rock County 4-H Fair is just over six weeks away! It’s time to think about whether your 4-H club’s banner needs repairing or replacing. (Banners are kept at the Extension Office.) Now is the perfect time to form a committee and work on a banner if your club doesn’t have one yet. Please reference the club banner guidelines (https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/4hrock/files/2011/05/Club-banner-guidelines.pdf) before starting. It would […]

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Dairy Promotion Materials

Are you interested in promoting June Dairy Month? Check out the free downloadable materials offered from Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. Trivia, milk carton arts and crafts, PSA scripts and social media assets can be accessed via https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4bqeq63astttpvi/AAD01XAXiUZXsJJlo1uOjN8Oa?dl=0. There are also activity sheets and some great digital resources at https://www.wisconsindairy.org/Youth-and-Schools/Dairy-Education.

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Wisconsin 4-H Policy for Participation in Parades

Wisconsin 4-H is committed to providing safe and healthy environments for youth and adults participating in 4-H programs and activities. Preparing floats and participating in parades can be a fun way to promote 4-H, AND there are risks associated with these activities. This policy brief outlines expectations for managing risk associated with vehicles used in […]

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4-H Softball Meeting

Let’s talk softball! If you are a 4-H Volunteer who is interested in discussing softball for this summer, please plan to meet via Zoom starting at 6:00 p.m. on Mon., June 21. Please register for this meeting: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdOGtqz0sH9c7WWbaK1IyvSuOIbOyTlJj After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Planning to Meet in Person for 4-H?

If you are planning to meet in person for any 4-H reason–a meeting (project or club). . . event. . . food stand. . . advisory committee. . . anything. . . you must submit the “Registration Form for Rock County 4-H In-Person Meetings and Events.”  https://forms.gle/zp19WGpX5u8PAwK89 Please also continue to follow the Wisconsin 4-H COVID-19 […]

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Rock County 4-H Fair Announces Fair Royalty Candidates

Congratulations and good luck to each of the seven Rock County 4-H Fair Royalty Candidates! Here is the link to the article in the Gazette Extra. https://www.gazettextra.com/news/local/rock-county-4-h-fair-announces-fair-royalty-candidates/article_adc907ff-2f36-5c6b-a64b-442a71b1f7fd.html

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Graduates!

Congratulations to everyone who is graduating! Whether it’s high school, college, eighth grade, etc., graduation is a milestone in your life’s story! Wishing you the best of luck in your future endeavors!

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Important Information About 4-H Programming – Updated June 2, 2021!

Wisconsin 4-H published new guidelines for programming! The information is on the Wisconsin 4-H website. https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/4-h-faqs-related-to-covid-19/ Think about how your 4-H Clubs, Projects, Committees will be able to use the updated guidance to get together safely and submit the “Registration Form for Rock County 4-H In-Person Meetings and Events.” https://forms.gle/zp19WGpX5u8PAwK89 Questions? Contact Laura Vander Veen, Rock County 4-H […]

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