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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, March 19, 2021

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Kitchen Science Savvy- Milk Fireworks!

When we look at milk, we see an opaque, white liquid. We can’t see that milk is actually a colloid made up of many solids suspended in a liquid. What are the solids in milk and how do we test they are there?

Join us and come be a ‘Scientest' as we use our Kitchen Science Savvy to experiment with milk fireworks and explore some of milk's inner workings! This presentation will be held at 6:00 pm on March 23 via Zoom.

Register now through your 4HOnline account. Open to youth in grades K-8, limited to the first 25 participants. We hope to see you there! Don't wait to register. Spots fill up fast!

2021 Project Kits

Did you participate in the Visual Arts Festival Cloverbud Kit, Goat Milk Bath Kit, or any of the Family Learning Day Project Kits?
If you would like to share your projects with us, please send them to Tracy at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu.  Any pictures of your projects will be shared in future newsletters and featured on our Facebook page! We would love to see your projects!
4-H Member holding up his CD art projects

2021 Family Learning Day Evaluation Due March 26

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Family Learning Day.  Typically when Family Learning Day is held, there is a short evaluation that is handed out after each session. These evaluations help the committee plan for the next year. They also help the session presenters know what they did well and what they need to work on. It also allows the youth to voice ideas for next year and reflects on the learning opportunity they had. Please complete the Google form evaluation by Friday, March 26. All entries that include an email address will be eligible for a prize drawing. The winner will be contacted on March 29. Here is the link to the survey: https://forms.gle/FHY6tJEAnS1AnA1z5  Thank you!

Volunteers in Preparation Training!

New Adult Volunteers are welcome and essential to the 4-H program! 4-H is proud of being a proactive, youth-serving organization with an excellent reputation for providing a healthy and safe environment for its members. The volunteer orientation process assures the quality of the program.

For any adults in need of a Volunteer In Prep Training (VIP), there are several upcoming virtual training options to fit your schedule! THE next VIP will be Tuesday, March 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

This training will be held virtually via Zoom. A minimum of 5 participants will be required for the training to be held. Registration is required three days before the date of the session. If the minimum is not reached, you will be notified two days before the training.

Photography People's Choice Winner
Painting Peoples Choice Winner
Drawing People's Choice Winner
Other Media People's Choice Winner

Tri-County Visual Arts Festival Winners

Congratulations all around! The virtual 2021 Tri-County 4-H Visual Arts Festival sponsored by the Ozaukee, Fond du Lac, and Washington County 4-H Leaders Associations was a huge success with approximately 90 youth art submissions, over 1,000 votes for the People’s Choice Awards, and the hard work of over 7 volunteer judges. 

Thank you to youth participants, volunteers, local schools, and community members for celebrating the talent in our community. We invite the public to continue to enjoy viewing the youth art online at  https://go.wisc.edu/7a8660. Winners for the various categories are as listed:

People’s Choice Awards by Category

Drawing: Wingless by Audrey S.
Painting: Landscape by Kayla W.
Photography: John Deere Green by Owen B.
Other Media: My Big Dog Hailey by River P.

Merit Awards by Category & Grade

Drawing Grades 3-7:
1st: Black Swan in March by Jackson Z.
2nd: Alone and at Peace by Katie V.
3rd: The Arctic Fox by Kaidy G.

Drawing Grades 8-12:
1st: Wingless by Audrey S.
2nd: A Daze by Jessica S.
3rd: Cafe Decorations by Nicole B.

Painting Grades 3-7
1st: Sunset in the Mountains by Emily O.
2nd: The Ocean Blows by Ariadne
3rd: Trees by Fletcher
4th: Feathers by Kennedy F.

Painting Grades 8-12
1st: Birch Tree by Jayden G.
2nd: Abandon House in West Virginia by Jessica S.
3rd: What’s on the Inside by Brianna B.
4th: Awesome Possum Vibes by Sarah S.
Photography Grades 3-7:
1st: Snow Hill by Kennedy F.
2nd: Snow Creek by Ginny E.

Photography Grades 8-12:
1st: A Quiet Winter Winter Day by Dayne Z.
2nd: Art or Vandalism by Jaye Z.

Other Media Grades 3-7:
1st: My Big Dog Hailey by River R.

Other Media Grades 8-12:
1st: Butterfly by Rebecca C.

Watch for next year’s Tri-County 4-H Visual Arts Festival, in Spring 2022. Below are a few winning entries from Fond du Lac County participants! Did you participate in the festival? If so, we want to hear what you thought! Please contact Tracy Keifenheim for the evaluation link by March 24! 

2021 Fond du Lac County Fairest of the Fair

Fond du Lac County is looking for its next Fairest of the Fair! Do you love the fair and want to serve as the fair's public spokesperson for the next year? Here's your chance! 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: Friday, April 23, 2021 

Mailed or hand-delivered to:Tiffany Venne, N8337 Beachview Drive, Fond du Lac, WI 54937

 tboyke07@gmail.com (preferred method of delivery) 

Tiffany Venne: tboyke07@gmail.com or (920) 979-0508 

Conversation Corner: Spring Programming

New program guidance for April was shared on March 10 - Need help with what it means for your club or project? Join us and find out!

Join the Conversation! Join us each month for a different Conversation Corner topic! Club and project leaders (youth and adult) from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties are invited to join these one-hour (optional) Zooms. These conversations are an opportunity for leaders to ask the Educators questions, brainstorm with other leaders, and share ideas!

We will cover what the new guidance is for April 1-June 1 for programming. We highly encourage project leaders and general leaders to attend! Zoom information will be sent a few days before the session. A minimum of 5 participants is required to hold the session. If the minimum number is not reached, participants will be contacted prior to the session. 

March Topic: Spring Program Guidance April 1- June 1 
Dates: March 25

Time: 7-8 pm
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/omrHcRrj8JwHC81X7

Market Livestock Project Updates

Save the date-Swine, Sheep & Meat Goat Ear Tag Distribution

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 3 pm to 6 pm | Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds
Those wishing to qualify for the 2021 Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Sale must pre-ID project animals via ear-tag. Steers ear tags were distributed in January with ID papers due earlier this winter. Official ear tags for sheep, swine, and meat goats will be distributed on Wednesday, March 24. Details regarding the distribution and self-id process will be forthcoming.

For more information regarding the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Project and Sale, please contact Ed Schrauth at eschrauth67@gmail.com  or at 920.960.8106.  Thanks!  -Tina Kohlman

Tractor Safety Certification Program: April 6-May 1- Register quickly space is limited!

Extension Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Washington, and Ozaukee Counties will be hosting a Tractor Safety Course for youth ages 12-16 years of age. The course includes eight (8) one-hour virtual meetings on Tuesday evenings (7 pm to 8 pm) and Saturday mornings (9 am to 10 am), April 6-May 1st, with an in-person written and driving exam tentatively set for June 19.  

Instruction will cover safety instruction for tractors and farm machinery operation, hazard recognition and correction, general farm safety knowledge, and how to approach farm safety with a positive attitude.  In addition, the course is designed for youth ages 14-15 that need the federal certificate of training for employment on farms, youth ages 12-15 who will be operating tractors or self-prolled farm machinery on a public road for their own family, and youth interested in tractor and machinery safety.  

Register today online at http://go.wisc.edu/8288cm or mail-in registration form: https://go.wisc.edu/sj17o0.



  • Tri-County Visual Arts Festival Evaluation - Wednesday, March 24
  • Family learning Day Evaluation - Friday, March 26

Virtual Exchange: Connecting w/ Kansas

  • Thursday, March 25, 6-7 pm

Conversation Corners - Spring Guidance

  • March 25, 7-8 pm


  • March 22, 7 pm - In-person and Virtual Meeting 

Volunteers in Preparation Training for new volunteers 

  • March 23, 6:30-8:30 pm via Zoom


Tractor Safety

  • Tuesday, April 6, 7-8 pm 

Virtual Exchange: Connecting w/ Kansas

  • Thursday, April 8, 6-7 pm

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