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4-H Youth Development

Gives young people hands-on experiences to develop an understanding of themselves and the world.

Community Youth Development

Building community environments for youth grow into the effective, empathetic adults of tomorrow

Human Development & Relationships

Provides tools Wisconsinites need to thrive as well-rounded, capable individuals and families.

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Community Development

Offers educational programming to assist leaders, communities, and organizations realize their fullest potential.



If it happens on a farm or in a field, the Extension Institute of Agriculture works with you to achieve better results.

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4-H Impact May 2023
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Community Development Impact May 2023

Since 2021, Paul has been part of a county team that has developed an annual process that allowsrepresentatives from the Agriculture (AG) Community to share their perspectives on the currentstate of agriculture in Washington County with the County Executive. These sessions help informcounty operations and policies. In 2023, Paul presented the themes identified from the […]

Harvesting alfalfa to ensure quality feedstuff

Local dairy farmers want high quality alfalfa haylage for their cows, especially the first cutting of this 4-cut crop since it provides over half of the total haylage harvest for the year. Farmers wait 28-30 days between cuttings to harvest the optimal quality in haylage, but how do we determine when to cut the first […]

Stop Scammers with Credit Check

As a consumer, you can help stop scammers and strengthen your own financial future by checking your credit report. By law, everybody can obtain three free credit reports each year at AnnualCreditReport.com. It is important to check your report regularly to make sure it is accurate and up to date. Scammers often desire to open credit […]

June Cloverline 4-H newsletter now posted

Read the latest Washington County 4-H news.

New 4-H Summer Outreach Coordinator

Introducing Stephanie Hartwell, our 4-H Summer Youth Outreach Coordinator.

WI 4-H Key Award; apply today!; applications due July 15
Invitation to apply for the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award

Apply for the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award

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4-H Impact April 2023
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Community Development Impact April 2023

A Kewaskum village board member, who also serves on the library board, reached out to Paulto facilitate a process that would engage the library board in developing a vision for the library.Paul had recently facilitated a community visioning session and strategic planning process forthe Village Board. As part of those processes, Paul learned that the […]

Families + Screens: It’s a Balancing Act

Parents today share many challenges when it comes to raising happy healthy children. One of those challenges includes the use of technology.  According to the Pew Research Center, two-thirds of parents in the US say that parenting is harder today than it was 20 years ago, citing technology as the reason. ​ ​Screens aren’t good or […]

May Cloverline 4-H newsletter now posted

Read the latest Washington County 4-H news.

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