Skip to main content

Wisconsin Parent

Wisconsin 4-H Turns 100!

Sep 25, 2014 01:53PM, Published by Tiffany Malloy, Categories:




To be honest, when I think of 4-H, I think of farming, livestock, and tractors. Little did I know that it includes robotics, music festivals, photography, travel, and more! 4-H Youth Development is celebrating its 100th year of growing Wisconsin student leaders, and we’re excited to be able to share with you a book released recently that helps kids learn more about 4-H.

Badger State Buddies by Noreen O’Brien is a book about four 3rd and 4th graders who, while having very different journeys, end up joining the same 4-H club and find friendship with one another. In this book the reader not only enjoys a good story, but also learns more about how 4-H is run, the fun opportunities it offers, as well as the values that it instills in the club members. Throughout the book the reader learns a good bit about Wisconsin history and geography. We’re pretty new to Wisconsin, so it was a great way to teach my kids about the great dairy state in which they live!Badger-State-Buddies-Cover2 Badger State Buddies can be purchased through the UW-Extension site. A dollar of each book goes towards the 4-H Foundation.

To celebrate the Centennial, you and your family can pick up a book and participate in the “Wisconsin 4-H Reads” program. Around the state, families will be reading this book around the dinner table and at bedtime, learning more about Wisconsin, and 4-H. More than anything, 4-H encourages kids to be caring, active members of whatever communities they live in. That is definitely something I can get behind!

Visit the website for more information as well as book discussion questions.




4-H Badger State Buddies Noreen O'Brien University of Wisconsin


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Noels' Angel Walk Fundraiser

    05/30/2017
    11:00AM — 07:00PM

    Collective Goods, formerly Books Are Fun, brings quality products at reduced prices as a pop-up f...



Special Thanks to These Relaunch Partners


Woodman's Markets - Employee Owned
Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau