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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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Round Two Livestock Lessons Due March 5, 2021

Round Two Livestock Lessons Due March 5, 2021 Are you a 4-H member interested in animal projects? If so, plan to enter in Round Two of Livestock Lessons! The potential topics for your lessons are endless–submit your 4-H demonstrations, any videos or written work that align with what you’re already doing. No matter what topic you […]

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Round One Livestock Lessons’ Winners, Winning Videos & Winning PSAs!

Livestock Lessons is a new animal science experience for Wisconsin youth. Giving a Livestock Lesson is an opportunity for youth to share their learning with others and to teach others about animal sciences.  Congratulations to the first round of Livestock Lessons youth! Grades 3-5 Video 1. Caleb Formo, Iowa County 2. Morgan Anderson, Polk County […]

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4-H Youth in Action Award Applications Due March 29, 2021

Application period for the 2022 4-H Youth in Action Awards is open! Four dynamic leaders will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share their stories along with unforgettable experiences, celebration on the national stage, recognition in the media and a $5,000 college scholarship. Open to youth ages 15-19. Applications due on or before March 29, 2021. […]

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Steps to Becoming a 4-H Volunteer

Are you interested in becoming a Rock County 4-H Volunteer? To become a 4-H Volunteer in Wisconsin, there are four steps: 1.  Enroll online in the 4HOnline database https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in . For directions, please reference the Family Enrollment Guide https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/4h-resources/4-h-online-2-0-family-enrollment-guide/ 2.  View the online Mandated Reporter Training through 4HOnline. (For instructions, see https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/4h-resources/mandated-reporter-training-for-4-h-volunteers/) 3. Attend a […]

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Youth-Adult Partnership Spotlight-January

What Matters When It Comes to Mattering In January many youth and adults write goals.  At the basis of those goals is an important element of youth development work, mattering.  We write goals to matter to ourselves.  We write goals to matter to others in our lives.  We write goals because we believe meeting these […]

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Youth-Adult Partnership Spotlight-December

It’s Okay to Celebrate Within the organization, Division of Extension, 4-H and Community Youth Development share one house, the Institute of Positive Youth Development.  When we, as staff, ‘walk out the door” of that house we seek to serve youth and the adults that serve youth.  Sometimes those adults are youth workers and sometimes they […]

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Virtual Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery Building Tour

The Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program, in connection with the University of Wisconsin Madison Animal & Dairy Sciences Department, College of Agriculture and Life Science and Division of Extension, will host a LIVE Virtual Zoom Tour of the brand-new Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery Building. The tour begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, via Zoom. Please register by going to […]

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2020-2021 Rock County 4-H Committee Sign Up

Seeking positive, passionate and creative individuals who have the ability to reimagine opportunities for Rock County 4-H members, volunteers and families. Please click on the link to sign up! https://forms.gle/rUsUTiwtEi9YhhFi9  Any questions? Any additional ideas?  Please email Laura Vander Veen, Rock County 4-H Program Educator at laura.vanderveen@wisc.edu 

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Celebrate the Arts-Deadline Extended until Jan. 1, 2021

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Celebrates the Arts Art Contest is open to any current Wisconsin 4-H member (kindergarten-year following high school graduation), with cash prizes totaling nearly $1,000. The contest will be held virtually, with photos of all entries submitted electronically. Entries are being accepted now through January 1, 2021. For more information, please click […]

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