Summer Internship Available

Burnett County UW-Extension has an opening for a paid 4-H/Youth & Family Development Summer Intern.  The position is for 200 hours in June – August.  The Summer Intern will work as a member of the UW-Extension office team to plan, facilitate, and evaluate outreach initiatives targeting youth and families in Burnett County.  Programs include day camps, two summer camps, project meetings, and promotion and outreach activities at community events. campfire During summer camps, the 4-H Youth & Family Summer Intern will serve as the Assistant to the Director.  This entry level position requires significant contact with the public.  This position provides flexibility in scheduling; however some evening, overnight and weekend work may be required.  The 4-H Youth & Family Summer Intern is supervised by the Burnett County 4-H Youth & Family Development Educator.  The position assumes program responsibilities with minimal supervision in the absence of the 4-H Youth & Family Development Educator.

Read the full 2016 Summer Intern Position Description and work schedule.

Application materials are due by March 14, 2016.  Interviews will be held the week of March 21, 2016.

Patty Close Named 2015 Wisconsin 4-H Key Award Winner

Patty Close, of Wood Creek 4-H Club, has been selected as the Burnett County Wisconsin 4-H Key Award winner for 2015.

Patty Close, Wisconsin 4-H Key Award 2015 Recipient

Patty Close, Wisconsin 4-H Key Award 2015 Recipient

The prestigious Key Award, one of the highest recognitions a 4-H member can receive, honors a select group of 4-H participants annually.  The youth receiving this award are those who have demonstrated consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership skills, and actively participated in their club and community.

According to Burnett County 4-H Youth Development Educator, Beth Rank, Patty exemplifies the goals and values of the Wisconsin 4-H Program.  An 11th grader, Patty is in her 8th year as a 4-H member.  She has been awarded Winter Camp, Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference, Citizen Washington Focus, and National Congress trips.  She is an active member of Burnett County Junior Leaders’ Association.  Patty’s projects include Foods & Nutrition (8 years), Horse (8 years), Youth Leadership (5 years), and Photography (3 years).

Key Award recipients are high school students with at least three years of experience in 4-H and one year as a youth leader.  In Burnett County, youth apply for the Key Award by submitting a resume, cover letter, and interviewing with the Awards Committee.

Burnett County UW-Extension congratulates Patty for the recognition of her 4-H achievements and for winning the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award.

Jolly H 4-H Club Earns Community Service Award

The 2015 winner of the Club Community Service Award was announced at the Achievement Celebration on November 1.  Jolly H 4-H Club was chosen for their participation in Adopt-A-Highway, National Night Out/Grantsburg, Pasture Sale for the Grantsburg Fair Board, and for the large flower boxes they made from recycled materials and donated to the Grantsburg Ambulance Service and Grantsburg Fire Department.  Thank you Jolly Hers for your contributions to your community!

Jolly Hers and their recycled wood planters

Service projects are part of Burnett County 4-H culture.  A few other projects include: Wood Creek 4-H Club’s dog pull toys for the Humane Society, Orange 4-H Club’s Salvation Army bell ringing, and Wood River Beaver 4-H Club’s caroling at Grantsburgs Continuing Care Center.