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2017 Wisconsin 4-H Advanced Space Camp Announced

2017 Wisconsin 4-H Advanced Space Camp Depart Saturday, January 21st return Saturday, January 28th, 2017.  Click here for application WHAT: A fun-filled educational week at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. Participants will complete an in depth science experience. They will be part of a 6 hour simulated Space Shuttle/Space Station mission, […]


Summer Camp Enrollment is Open

GUESS WHAT TIME IT IS!!!!! Its Sum-sum-summer time, well pretty close anyway. Summer Camp Enrollment is open. Click here for the online form.   Cost: 4-H members: $40 / Community Campers $50 This price is made possible (actual cost $160) through sponsorship from Monroe County 4-H Leaders Association Registration is a Google Form Go to this web address: http://goo.gl/forms/L0rTnPwTym […]


What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2016?

One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of daily commodity market pricing like corn and soybeans. Another challenge this year is the significant drop in hay price, in some cases almost half of what it was going for just a few years ago. So the price […]

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Monroe County Tractor and Machine Safety Course

The below information contains the informational letter as well as the registration paperwork. The Class will run June 20-22. 8am-4pm. They will be 8 hour class days. Youth must attend all class time to obtain the mandatory 24 hours of training. The 2016 Tractor & Machinery Safety Packet

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Second Session of StrongWomen Coming in April!

A second session of the StrongWomen program is coming in April! Classes will take place both in Sparta and Tomah. Classes are available to previous participants and new participants. The StrongWomen program is an evidence-based strength training program shown to increase strength and bone density while improving balance and ability to do activities of daily […]


Herbicide Performance Information

Looking for some unbiased herbicide performance for planning for the 2016 crop year? The University of Minnesota Applied Weed Science group has the results of their research trials at the following web site. University of Minnesota Applied Weed Science Research Reports The reports provide trial results from their work evaluating different herbicide programs and packages […]


Clover College a HUGE success

ON January 16th Monroe County 4-H Partnered with Vernon County 4-H to hold Clover College at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve near LaFarge. The event was attended by 32 Cloverbuds & Explorers, a record attendance. There were many activities that the Junior Leaders led and taught. In the first two sessions Cloverbuds made homemade puff paint […]


Medicare, Medicaid mark 50th anniversary

July 30th marked the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, health insurance programs that provide coverage to nearly 1.2 million Wisconsinites. By providing coverage options for the elderly, blind, disabled, children and low-income residents since 1965, Medicaid and Medicare programs have contributed to a decline in the uninsured rate. With the full implementation of the Affordable Care […]

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Physical Activity Benefits, Consequences, and Recommendations

Physical activity through the lifespan is critically important to your health and well-being. Physical activity can have numerous benefits including weight control, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced risk for diabetes and metabolic syndrome, reduced risk of certain cancers, increased strength of bones and muscles, improved mental health and mood, improved ability to perform Activities of […]