4-H Friday
4-H Friday

4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, February 25, 2022

Head with lightbulb, heart with a heart, hands with a hand, and health with an apple representing the symbols of 4-H.
Club News written in white with a green background with a newspaper displayed

Have a Newsletter Contribution?

ALL CLUB and PROJECT LEADERS, MEMBERS, and PARENTS can contribute to the
articles posted weekly by completing a short form and uploading their article and any photos
to accompany it at
https://forms.gle/QBMvvsCzhaiHEfNM8. SAVE THIS LINK! Articles for the current week must be submitted by 12 pm on Wednesday. We would love to hear from you! Secretary minutes can also be submitted here as well! 
Art and Communications written in white with a green background

Annual Tri-County Visual Arts Festival

Everybody has a skill, a talent, an interest, or a special quality that they are passionate about. We call these things SPARKS. They provide joy, purpose, and direction. You guessed it, this year's theme is "Find your SPARKS!" Draw, paint, photograph, or create art that brings you joy, purpose, and passion!  
Scan/photograph your artwork and use this official entry form to submit your entry. Please complete a separate form for each piece of artwork that you submit. All entries must be submitted by Sunday, March 6 by 11:59 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for each category.
Animal Sciences written in white letters with a green background

YQCA Certificates

Completed or planning to complete YQCA certification soon? 

Print certificates by March 22 with the current system or wait until after March 23 to complete training on the new system.

YQCA is moving to a new online platform for registrations and http://yqca.org certificates that will launch on March 23, 2022!  On that date, users (youth or YQCA instructors) who have completed training will no longer be able to log in to their account and access their certification information. 
If you have completed, or plan to complete, YQCA before March 22, please download and print off your current and valid certification from http://yqca.org. Attached please find a file showing how to download and print from the website. Please send a copy of your certificate to katie.gindt@wisc.edu for her to give you credit.
A certificate number will be needed for WI State Fair Jr Large Animal show entries.  A hard copy is needed as proof of attendance for YQCA meeting credit for the Fond du Lac County Fair Market Livestock Sale.
Please note, YQCA certification is only offered online at http://yqca.org. In-person training will not be offered. Each exhibitor, including those showing their last year, must be Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certified. The YQCA training is offered online and is a $12 fee per person. Everyone must complete the online training and provide a copy of the certificate to Extension Fond du Lac County. This training will count two (2) points towards the minimum eight (8) points needed to qualify for the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Sale. To register for YQCA, please visit http://yqca.org/
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tina Kohlman at 920.929.3180 or via email at tina.kohlman@wisc.edu

A tall male 4-H member wearing a long white lab jacket getting judged on his bird by a man wearing a light green shirt, a blue apron, and jeans.

Fur, Fin, Feather: Teaching Show

Youth are invited to participate in our upcoming Fur, Fin, Feather: Teaching Show, slated for Saturday, April 30th at the Barney Center in Sparta, WI. This show is unique in the aspect that it focuses on teaching and learning. It is open to Cloverbud-13th grade, however, Cloverbuds will be under some restrictions.
For applications and a full set of rules/instructions, please visit the show bill found here: https://vernon.extension.wisc.edu/files/2022/01/Fur-Fin-Feather-Show-Bill.pdfThe online entry form can be found here: https://forms.gle/w291Udd3PC4fsCiz8.
Opportunites written in white, along with hands in white and with a green background

WI 4-H Foundation Scholarships

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation supports Wisconsin 4-H'ers in many ways, including scholarships for higher education. Application information is available now. The deadline to apply is March 15.
Bean bag board with one hole with two red bean bags and one red bean bag.

Calling All 4-H Youth & Adults - Volunteers Needed for 1st Annual Bean Bag Tournament

Anyone interested in helping plan the 1st Annual Bean Bag Tournament (which will replace the previous Basketball Tournament), please join South Byron 4-H Club at their monthly 4-H meeting on Monday, March 7 at 7:15 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, 300 Church St., Lomira. They plan on going through a list of things they could use help with. Ideas will also be shared. See you then!
The Bean Bag Tournament is being held Saturday, April 9 at Lomira High School. If you have questions, please reach out to Vicki Thomas at 920.517.3546.
Save the date reminder for shooting sports event with a greeen background and white lettering. Two male leaders standing behind a boy with a black shirt and blue jeans holding arrows for archery.

Apply for a Club Grant

Mutual of Wausau Insurance Corporation has a 4-H Grant that is currently open for clubs to apply for: https://mutualofwausau.com/community-involvement/.

The 4-H Club Grant was initiated to support 4-H Clubs in youth development and to promote civic and leadership responsibilities. The deadline for this grant is April 1, 2022. *4-H is not affiliated with Mutual of Wausau Insurance Corporation.

Chris Clover Shirt Design Contest

Here’s what to do:
Download the Chris Clover shirt template, or if you want to create your own or free draw, please do! Create your shirt about a cause, project, history, anything important to you. Write about your shirt and any information or resources you have that will help others learn. Submit your design at http://bit.ly/wi4hmovementpicWe can’t wait to learn about what is important to you!
Taking Care of Business written in white with a green background and a white briefcase.
New Volunteer Training is being advertised for March 31, 2022 at 6:30 pm. A woman with black hair, a blue shirt and green pants is sitting on an orange chair with her white laptop. A woman with brown hair and a white and orange shirt is on the green screen with blue and green buttons.
Upcoming Events written in white with a green background and a clipart calendar that is white and green.

TLA Meeting 

  • Monday, February 28, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room and via Zoom

Animal Science Educational Series Zoom - Food Safety, Pork Live & Carcass Evaluation, Fabrication, and Cooking With Pork

Tri-County Visual Arts Festival Entries Due

  • Sunday, March 6, 11:59 pm

Adult Leaders Board Meeting

  • Wednesday, March 9, 7 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus

WI 4-H Herd Game 


  • Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus

Conversation Corner

  • Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 pm via Zoom

TLA Meeting

  • Monday, March 28, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room and via Zoom

Dog Project Orientation

  • Thursday, March 31, 6:00 pm, Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Cow Palace

Volunteer in Preparation Training (VIP)

Facebook Instagram
Photo of Tracy Keifenheim. She has brown hair and a red shirt on. Photo of Tina Engelhardt. She has blonde hair with a black cardigan over a red shirt.
powered by emma
Subscribe to our email list.