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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, January 28, 2022

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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.
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Applications Still Being Accepted! 
Visit https://www.wppa.org/youth-pig-project/ to get an application.

JR Holsteins/Dairy Project News

Holstein Bowling Party Recruitment & Annual Meeting, Sunday, February 13, Dan's Village Bowl in Brownsville at 11 am. Pizza lunch provided. Open to all dairy project members, regardless of breeds shown or affiliation. Please RSVP to Jr Holstein Advisor Karla Stumpf at kstumpf1@new.rr.com.

Save the Date: Spring Educational Workshop

JR Holstein Association will be hosting a spring Educational Workshop in lieu of the annual showing and fitting workshop. Save the date: April 16, 12 noon, at Kamphuis Farms, Brandon.  Topics will include 4H dairy judging meeting/recruitment, how to select a show heifer, and proper filling prior to and at a show. Details will be forthcoming!

Fur, Fin, Feather: Teaching Show

Youth are invited to participate in our upcoming Fur, Fin, Feather: Teaching Show, slated for Saturday, April 30 at the Barney Center in Sparta, WI. This show is unique in the aspect that it focuses on teaching and learning. For rabbits and poultry, there will be an all-breed show and showmanship competition. For rabbits, there will also be a breed judging class/giving reasons. The judges for these shows will slow down classes and work with youth to give them advice and teach them more about their animals/showmanship skills and how to improve them.

In addition, there will also be a small pet and cat show (no dogs or livestock). This is an opportunity for youth to present their small pets to a judge, answer their questions about their care, management, and relationship with their animal and receive a participation certificate/award.

Finally, there will be a photography and poster show, along with an educational poster session, and an opportunity to complete a service project (making cat toys to be donated to local shelters). There is so much to do at the Teaching Show! 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.pdf.

The online entry form can be found here: https://forms.gle/w291Udd3PC4fsCiz8.

Finally, there will be some virtual pre-teaching sessions on rabbit and poultry showmanship for youth that are beginning or would like a refresher. Families can register for those sessions on 4HOnline. Rabbit Showmanship is slated for February 22 and poultry showmanship is on March 15, both at 7:00 p.m.

The Fur, Fin, and Feather: Teaching Show is a four-county effort: La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, and Vernon.
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WI State 4-H Horse Virtual Training

Are you a 4-H Horse Project volunteer, guardian, or older member that would like to find out more about the statewide 4-H horse project policies and concussion protocol? Have you always wanted to know more about planning a horse show? Join us on February 9, and we will take a closer look at each of these topics. The first hour will cover the policies and protocols and the second half will be on planning a horse show. 
Feb. 9, 2022, 6:30pm - Virtual Zoom Session

Register by: February 7, 2021
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Wildlife & Woods Series 

Wildlife and Woods is Wisconsin 4-H’s statewide natural sciences, wildlife, and forestry virtual event! Outdoor enthusiasts get to connect with other 4-H youth grades 3-13 from around the state. Together, we explore the natural world with a special focus on wildlife, wildlife habitats, and forests. Participants learn about wild places across the United States following the 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) and the 4-H Forestry Program. Each month focuses on a different habitat and some of its plants and critters. Materials are designed for all ages and knowledge levels, so everyone can benefit. Sessions will run from 7-8 pm on the third Wednesdays of the month thru April. Register today thru 4HOnline!

Family Learning Day 2022

For more information or session listings, please click here
**Face Covering Required. Every individual regardless of vaccination status, who enters campus buildings must wear a face covering (with exceptions.) This is NOT an Extension policy, but must be followed when Extension/4-H Programming happens in the UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus buildings.**
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Annual Leader Training Registration Open

The 2021-2022 Wisconsin 4-H Annual Leader Training will strengthen your skills in creating strong and positive Youth-Adult Partnerships. This will be offered virtually. Youth and adult participants can register using the link below. Once you register, you will receive the link for the zoom session(s), and be provided information on handouts, reference materials, and supporting documents. You only need to attend training for the Annual Training requirement.
Busy Bees, Brandon Tanagers, Campbellsport, and South Byron - your annual leader training has been marked as complete. If your club didn't have a representative attend on November 30, please send someone to the January 31 training!  

January 31, 2022: Learn Together, Lead Together: Equal Voices, Roles and Participation
Time:  6:30-8:00pm
Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/vze9e3.

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Family Learning Day Registration Deadline
  • Jan 31 at 4:30 pm

Annual Leaders Training

  • Monday, January 31, 6:30-8:00 pm via Zoom. Preregistration is required 
  • Monday, February 28, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room and via Zoom 


  • Tuesday, February 22, 6:30-7:30 at UWO Fond du Lac Campus, Room AE-205/206
  • LEGO Build Challenge for 

Tri-County Visual Arts Club

  • Wednesday, February 23, 4:30-6:00 pm via Zoom

Family Learning Day 

  • Saturday, February 19 
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