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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, October 2, 2020

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New Wisconsin 4-H Website

After almost a year of development, the newly redesigned website is ready.  The URL has not changed. Check out the new website here: http://4h.extension.wisc.edu
If you have any trouble locating something please let us know!

4-H Online 2.0 Registration- Opens Monday, October 5 

The moment everyone has been waiting for! Families will be able to register in the new system Monday, October 5. For step-by-step instructions please click here
If you need help please reach out to us and we can help answer questions! This system is new so please be patient while enrolling for the 2020-2021 4-H year.
You can enroll by clicking here!   

Livestock Judging

We are happy to announce that registration is open for the 2020 Wisconsin 4-H Virtual Livestock Judging Contest on Sunday, October 18, 2:30-6:00 pm.

Juniors (grades 3-8, age 8-13) and Seniors (grades 9-13, age 14-19) are invited to register as individuals to participate and display their livestock evaluation skills in this competitive educational experience. Youth will judge classes and enter placings through www.LivestockJudging.com. Seniors will present oral reasons via Zoom. Juniors and Seniors will also answer questions for a portion of the classes through Livestockjudging.com. 

*With the cancellation of all national 4-H livestock judging contests in 2020 These will be stand-alone, non-qualifying state educational contests.

Registration Deadline: October 12, 2020. No cost to enter! Registration available at this link: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6hzcm6iHKWG3J89

Also, save the date for the WI 4-H Virtual Meats Judging Contest on Saturday, November 22! Registration and details coming soon.

More information at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wi4haganimalscience/livestock/.  Please direct all questions to Joe Muellenberg at joe.muellenberg@wisc.edu or Bernie O’Rourke at borourke2@wisc.edu

Congratulations-Junior Dairy Judging Team

On Saturday, August 29, Virtual Wisconsin state junior dairy judging competition, four Fond du Lac County 4-H members took third place overall as a team, and first place for the Brown Swiss breed: Sophia L., Isaac L., Lucia L., of Forest Hills, and Kora W. of Armstrong, coached by Joe L. of Forest Hills. Thirteen teams competed from across the state.

National 4-H Week 

Mark your calendars NOW and plan on joining us as we “celebrate” National 4-H Week! All WI 4-H youth and adult leaders are invited and encouraged to join us via Zoom on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. to reflect on our 2019-2020 4-H Year and look ahead to 2020-2021!! WI 4-H Staff will be sharing information about the 4-H Movement, our WI 4-H Project Tip Sheets, and more. The link will be available soon.

We acknowledge it has been a challenging year. Let’s come together to celebrate what we have learned and done and to look forward to opportunities and possibilities in the upcoming year!

4-H Gallery Awards: Exhibit Pick-Up

The 4H Gallery Award pieces are ready for pick up. The shop offers curbside pickup. Please call ahead of time, so the shop can have your item(s) ready.  Then, call the Gallery and Frame shop when you are readyfor pick up, and the shop will run the items out to your car.

Thank you again for the opportunity to display these wonderful projects!

Julie L Balson, CPF | owner
Gallery & Frame Shop, LLC | 94 South Main Street | Fond du Lac, WI  54935
Custom Picture Framing since 1975
Website:  www.galleryframe.net
Follow us on Facebook (Gallery & Frame Shop) & Twitter (galleryframe)

Virtual Officer Training- SAVE THE DATE

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. or Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
All officers and leaders are strongly encouraged to attend! Our 4-H Club/Group Officer Training will be held via Zoom on the evenings of Thursday, October 29, and Tuesday, November 10! Club leaders and officers should save one of these evenings for time together with other Fond du Lac and Area 4-H Members and Leaders. Our agenda will include virtual and face to face team builders that officer teams can lead, introducing the 4-H Movement, and of course break-out sessions for each officer position!  
Register Here!

Registration deadline extended to Oct. 9 

T-shirts and mailings are guaranteed through October 1.

Fall Forum is an opportunity for youth and adult leaders to attend the statewide training weekend with county and state staff. Planned by a team of youth and adult volunteers from the  Wisconsin 4-H Leaders Council with the support of county and state staff; we hope you will promote to youth and adult leaders in your county!

When: November 6-7, 2020
Who: Youth and adults across the state are encouraged to join us.
Youth 7th – 13th grade
Adult volunteer leaders
Registration: Register Now! Registration will close October 9. Workshops fill fast, so register early. The cost for the event is $20 and includes a t-shirt and some basic workshop supplies.

Meeting Michigan: Fall Virtual Exchange

Open to all 4-H Youth Ages 12 and up Virtual Meetings With Youth From Michigan 4-H

First Exchange Meeting via Zoom:
Thursday, October 8, from 6 pm to 7 pm

We have a fun opportunity for you to learn more about youth involved in 4‐H in another state! If you are a 4-H youth member who has completed sixth grade and up, join us for a virtual exchange with 4-H youth from Michigan. You will have the opportunity to learn more about their state, their 4‐H program, how they are different, and similarities in their 4-H program. Each youth will have an opportunity to lead an icebreaker, whole group discussion, breakout room, or the reflection over the 6 Zoom meetings. Planning will begin at the first meeting.

Please register by Monday, October 5. Click here to register! Meeting information will be sent out prior to the first meeting.   

Graduation Shoutout- Congratulations Kyle! 

4-H Conversation Corner: October

Join the Conversation! Calling all 4-H Club and Project Leaders!!

Each month we will be offering a different Conversation Corner topic! Club and Project Leaders from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington County are invited to join these one hour, optional, Zoom meetings. The conversations are an opportunity for leaders to ask questions, brainstorm with other leaders, and share ideas!

Our October topic is the “WI 4-H Movement.” Pick a date and time that works for you. Register now for one of our three sessions!

Wednesday, Oct. 7  from 1-2:00 pm
Tuesday, October 13 from 6:00-7:00 pm
Thursday,  October 29 from 10-11 am.


National 4-H Week- October 4-10- See our Facebook page for more 

  • Tuesday - October 6 at 7 pm via Zoom, All WI 4-H youth and adult leaders are invited to join for a National 4-H Week Celebration.
  • Wednesday, October 7 is National 4‑H Week spirit day!
  • Thursday, October 8 Trivia at 8 pm

Virtual exchange - Meeting Michigan

  • First meeting Thursday, October 8 at 6 pm

Virtual Livestock Judging

  • Registration Deadline: October 12, 2020
  • Livestock Judging Contest on Sunday, October 18, 2:30-6:00 pm 

Teen Leader Association Meeting

  • October 26, 7 pm - Look for details to be emailed out!

Officer Training - (Choose one of the following dates)

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Virtual Exchange - Meeting Michigan- October 5
  • Fall Forum Registration- October 9
  • Club Charters - Due October 15
  • Coloring Book Contest- October 30
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