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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, March 12, 2021

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Adult Leaders Meeting - Sat. March 13, 9-11 AM

If you have not, please kindly RSVP for the Adult Leaders Association Meeting on March 13 via Zoom from 9-11 am. When you RSVP, you have the chance to submit questions ahead of time which can help me to get answers for the meeting. The connection information will be sent out to you once you have RSVP'd for the meeting. The link to RSVP is here: https://forms.gle/1Rg6V9Raw77VA2xx9

4-H Black & White Photography Challenge

Minnesota 4-H Photography is excited to offer a photo challenge open to Midwest youth in grades
Explore the world in TONES with a black and white photography challenge! We encourage you to play with shadows, look at texture, and layer dark and light tones to create stunning black and white photographs. More information and rules for the challenge can be found here.

Submit up to three (3) jpg or jpeg images to fourhphoto@umn.edu by 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2021. Email fourhphoto@umn.edu for any questions.

Register at: https://z.umn.edu/BlackandWhitePhotos.

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!

All About Poultry!

Register now for Statewide Poultry Meetings! These three meetings are available for youth and adults! Registration is now open through your 4HOnline account.
Foundation Scholarship
Alyssa Frisch received a $2,000 WI 4-H Foundation scholarship in 2020 tostudy mechanical engineering. She was a member of the New Directions 4-H Clubin Columbia County.

2021 Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation will award more than $15,000 in scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin 4-H members and alumni pursuing higher education in 2021. To be considered for financial support, applications must be received by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation via email by Monday, March 15, 2021.

To be eligible for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships, students must have been a Wisconsin 4-H member for at least three years; have a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and be enrolled or planning to enroll at a university, college, or technical school during the 2021-2022 academic school year. Scholarship winners from previous years are not eligible to receive a second 4-H Foundation scholarship.

The application is a one-page resume and a one-page cover letter, both of which give the 4-H youth a chance to share their 4-H achievements, as well as their future plans. Applicants are asked to treat this process as if applying for a job.

Cover letters and resumes must be submitted as one PDF document and emailed to scholarships@wis4hfoundation.org. For detailed information about what to include and how to prepare the application documents, 4-H youth can visit www.Wis4HFoundation.org/scholarships.

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.

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 16, 25

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

Market Livestock Project Updates

Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Project Orientation

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Via Zoom
at https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/92032314505?pwd=SCtNbUtuUWRYbW44TzNXVGxqeTBuUT09   
passcode:  livestock

Join us on Wednesday, March 17 via Zoom meeting to learn updates regarding the 2021
Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Project and Sale. This meeting will count 1 point towards the minimum 8 points needed to qualify for the 2021 Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Sale.

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. Steer 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

Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program (WYLP)

Educational Programs 
April 8 - Artificial Intelligence in Animal Sciences using sensors and cameras
May 13 - Meat Science Cooker
For more detailed information on each presentation and to register for any or all of the events, please go to https://go.wisc.edu/r3x8lh.

Youth S
ought to Showcase Their
Livestock Lessons
Round 2 of the Wisconsin Livestock Lessons will include many ways for youth to show their work and interests.
For grades 3-8: (only one submission per category)
1.  An Oral Video presentation
2.  Written Public Service Announcement (PSA)
For grades 9-13: (only one submission per category)
1.  An Oral Video presentation
2.  Written Public Service Announcement (PSA)
3   SAE Project Slides

Submissions are due by March 19. The top entries in each division will receive monetary awards and may be featured on Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program social media, YouTube channels, and other media outlets.

Contact: Bernie O’Rourke at borourke2@wisc.edu, UW Madison Animal & Dairy Sciences, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, for questions.

More information: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/youthlivestock/livestock-lessons/.

Horse & Pony Project Virtual Judging Clinic 

Check out this awesome youth horse judging virtual clinic being offered by our partners at UW River Falls. More information about the clinic is located at the link below. All questions about the program should be directed to them.
To register, visit www.uwrf.edu/ANFS/EquineClinics.cfm.

If questions, email Bass at casie.bass@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-4769.

Members of Busy Bees 4-H Club tubing

Club News

Busy Bees - Snow Tubing at Sunburst
Members of the Busy Bee’s 4-H club went snow tubing at Sunburst in February. Several members from the Welcome 4-H club joined us. It was a fun time.
Submitted by Busy Bee’s reporter - Leah M



  • 2021 Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarship Applications - Due March 15 
  • 4-H Black & White Photography Challenge - Due March 15 by 11:59 pm

Virtual Exchange: Connecting w/ Kansas

  • March 25, 6-7 pm

Conversation Corners - Spring Guidance

  • March 16, 7-8 pm
  • March 25, 7-8 pm

Adult Leaders Meeting


  • 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
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