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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, January 7, 2022

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Members of Weeping Willow 4-H Club Beeling Ringing in Rosendale.

Weeping Willow Club Bell Ringing for

Salvation Army 

Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army Red Kettle at Bluemkes BP in Rosendale were members of the Weeping Willow 4-H Club. From left: Alisabeth P, Amelia S, Lydia S, and Brandon S. 
Members of Armstrong 4-H Club singing Christmas carols at Serenity Villa Assited Living.

Armstrong Club Updates

On Sunday, December 12, 2021, the members of the Armstrong 4-H club went to Serenity Villa Assisted Living Facility in Campbellsport to sing Christmas carols to the residents. Afterward, members had fun bowling at King Pin Lanes for our December recreational activity.

Submitted by Jackson S, Reporter
Members of Green Valley 4-H Club Bell Ringing

Green Valley Club Updates

Green Valley 4-H club recently did Belling Ringing at Fleet Farm for one of their community service projects. We had a great time and the weather was beautiful. After the bell ringing, we held a short meeting and played a bingo game, that one of the leaders created. Our next meeting will be held on January 10, 2022 at Rolling Meadows Dairy Barn.

Club Reporter, Owen B.
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National 4-H Congress

I departed for Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, November 26 with thirty-six other Wisconsin delegates- ready to attend National 4-H Congress. I met my fellow delegates for the first time at Mitchell International Airport. The only other person I knew was Jaye Zingsheim, another Fond du Lac County Delegate. Once we arrived in Atlanta, we were greeted by the congress design team and rode the Marta, the Atlanta public transportation service, to the hotel and conference center. I have never really been a shy person, but sometimes I find it challenging to meet new people. However, during this trip, I came to the realization that I never disliked when people came up and introduced themselves to me, so I decided that I would start introducing myself to the other delegates. I grew particularly close to two Connecticut and one
West Virginia delegate.

On our first night, all the state delegations were greeted at the opening ceremony by the keynote speaker that climbed the seven summits. Our first day was spent in mega workshops: baking, team building, service-learning, and speed meeting. Most were hands-on learning experiences. My favorites were the speed meeting and service-learning workshops. In the service-learning workshop, I learned that it is extremely important how one presents community service opportunities to their club. Younger members need to understand the why behind their acts by helping plan the activities. This leads to full participation when executing the activities. In the speed meeting workshop, around 250 youth sat at tables and answered questions and then moved along the tables to meet as many new individuals as possible. During this activity, I met one of my great friends from Connecticut that I made memories with the rest of the conference. That evening we enjoyed a night of culture and sampled foods from around the world before participating in a dance. I was shocked when every other person on the dance floor knew the line dances to the most random songs.

The next day for lunch, the Wisconsin Delegation walked to Mary Mac's Tea Room to try
some authentic southern cuisine. I loved the fried chicken and sweet tea. On our walk to the tea room, we got to see a little bit of the city’s architecture. Later that afternoon, we went to our mini learning sessions. I learned how to ballroom swing dance and a little bit about drones. That night we went to the Atlanta History Museum. We started our museum tour with dinner. Again, I was able to drink some sweet tea. Afterwards, we explored the Cyclorama Civil War exhibit. The Cyclorama was a circle room with a mural of a battle painted on the walls. Later, we listened to multiple styles of music: bluegrass and African drumming. I particularly enjoyed the bluegrass music because of the fiddle. To round out the night, we listened to a comedian and learned how to “dance through the ages.” My friends and I learned how to polka and participate in a Victorian Grand March. This was by far my favorite day of the trip.

Monday morning we set out on our community service activities. I went to the Chattahoochee Nature Preserve and helped clean a greenhouse with a couple of other Wisconsin delegates. After lunch, we went on our tours of Atlanta. I went on a short bus tour of the city and
then the Coke Museum. Others had the opportunity to go to the aquarium or the zoo. The
night concluded with the conference gala and dance. We dressed in our fanciest attire and ate
dinner while listening to a couple of speakers and their 4-H stories. The conference closed out on Tuesday morning with a keynote speaker, and then we traveled back to Milwaukee. Overall, I
enjoyed my experience at the National 4-H Congress and would recommend it to all other
4-Hers.     - Submitted by Morgan Y.
4-H Congress delegates standing outside Mary Mac's Tea Room Five Congress delegates posing at the Chattahoochee Nature Preserve. Some wore masks, and others wore gloves along with their jackets and jeans.
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Market Livestock Updates

2022 Market Beef Identification-February 12 
For the 2022 Fond du Lac County Fair and Market Livestock Sale, there will not be an Initial Market Beef Weigh-in. Instead, individuals wishing to qualify and tag animals for the 2022 Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Sale will have the opportunity to self-identify project animals in February.

Please save the date: February 12, 2022, 9 am to 12 noon. At this time, individuals will be able to pick up ear tags and paperwork to identify their market beef project animal. Paperwork and photos will be due March 1. Breeding stock does not need to be self-identified. Details will be forthcoming.

If you have any questions, please contact Market Livestock Chairperson Ed Schrauth at 920.960.8106.  Thanks! -Tina Kohlman

Animal Sciences Education Series

Announced for 2022

The Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program (WYLP) is excited to offer these LIVE Virtual Zoom educational programs for the spring of 2022. These current topics are for youth and adults alike and occur on the second Thursday of the month from January through May. For registration and details about each presentation, go to: https://go.wisc.edu/tnq61h

January 13 – Grand Challenge: Animal Health & Welfare
February 10 – Grand Challenge: Precision Agriculture
March 10 – Grand Challenge: Food Safety Pork Carcass Evaluation, Fabrication and Cooking with Pork
April 14 – Grand Challenge: Land and Water
May 12 – Grand Challenge: Biomedical Advancements

Contact Bernie O’Rourke, UW- Madison Animal & Dairy Science Extension Youth Livestock Specialist at (608) 263-4304 or borourke2@wisc.edu. For more information, go to the Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program.
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Family Learning Day 2022

Date: Saturday, February 19, 9:00 am-3:15 pm
Where: UWO Fond du Lac Campus
Registration deadline: Jan. 31 by 4:30 pm
Register at: 4hOnline 
4-H and community youth are invited to attend Family Learning Day at UWO Fond du Lac Campus. Learn a new skill or gain fresh ideas. It will be a fun, informative day. Parents are encouraged to spend the day with their children and help them find their sessions. The cost will depend on your sessions. Register soon as sessions are filling up fast, and we have a limited number of spots this year!
A box lunch will be available at the campus for $8.25 (small) or $11.25 (standard). Box lunch will include a meat sandwich with cheese, chips, cookie, and a bottled water. You must sign up during the registration process if you would like a lunch. You may bring a bag lunch with you if you wish.

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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Teal Background Adult Volunteer Training sign up: Learn Together, Lead Togwether: Youth-Adult Relationships

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. Fond du Lac County is offering this session in virtual settings. 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.
Thanks to the clubs who signed up and completed the training on November 30! Busy Bees, Brandon Tanagers, Campbellsport, and South Byron your annual leader training have 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.

Volunteers in Preparation (VIP)

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 prior to the date of the session. If the minimum is not reached, you will be notified two days prior to the training. 
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Volunteers in Preparation Training (VIP)
  • Wednesday, January 19, 6:30-8:30 pm via Zoom


  • Monday, January 24, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room and via Zoom 


  • Tuesday, January 25, 6:30-7:30 at UWO Fond du Lac Campus, Room AE-205/206
  • LEGO Build Challenge for December/January: a Boat 

Tri-County Visual Arts Club

  • Wednesday, January 26, 4:30-6:00 pm via Zoom

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 
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