Penny Pronschinske, left, of the Glencoe Hustlers 4-H Club received the 4-H Alumni Award for her swine project leadership at the county level.Dana Erickson, left, was awarded the 4-H Alumni Award by Patty George, president of the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association, at their meeting on Nov. 16.

Erickson, Pronschinske honored with 4-H Alumni awards


Two Buffalo County 4-H alumni were recently honored for their ongoing dedication to local 4-H programming.

Dana Erickson, UW-Extension Youth & Families At-Risk Educator, and Penny Pronschinske of the Glencoe Hustlers 4-H Club were both honored with the Buffalo County 4-H Alumni Award on Sunday, Nov. 16.

The 4-H Alumni Award traditionally recognizes a 4-H alumni and current volunteer who have made an educational impact on the lives of 4-Hers. The award also recognizes outstanding 4-H volunteers, leaders, or community members who are dedicated to the Buffalo County 4-H program.

A Barron County 4-H alum, Erickson continues to share her expertise and passion for 4-H projects, especially woodworking, with the hundreds of youth and families she works with in her role as an AmeriCorps VISTA and certified 4-H volunteer in Buffalo County. 

She was nominated by Cara Lee Wiersgalla of the Golden Hornets 4-H for her dedication to 4-H programming and the Buffalo County Fair.

Pronschinske also received the county’s 4-H Alumni Award after being nominated by Annie Lisowski, Buffalo County 4-H Youth Development Educator, for her tireless work on the Buffalo County meat animal committee and as a swine superintendent at the Buffalo County Fair.

Pronschinske provides important leadership to youth and adults related to quality meat animal assurance programming and proper, safe care of their animals throughout the year.

She received the award from her sister and fellow 4-H club leader, Patty George of Hilltop Climbers 4-H.

The Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association is proud to honor both Dana and Penny for their leadership and dedication to Buffalo County 4-H as outstanding 4-H alumni.


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