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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, June 11, 2021

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Fond du Lac County Fair


Fond du Lac County Fair is celebrating 170 years! Be sure to get your fair entries in for this year's county fair. Entries are due Saturday, June 12!
For more information on exhibiting at the fair visit: https://www.fonddulaccountyfair.com/p/exhibitor-information. Click here to complete your fair entries: https://fond.fairwire.com/.

Adult Leaders & TLA Foodstand Sign Up

Adult Leader Association Food Stand Schedules Available

These are major fundraisers for the county 4-H program, benefitting all clubs, members, and the communities in which they reside. For the Adult Leader Food Stand, eight to twelve workers are needed per shift. Older teens or adults are needed to sign up to be managers for half a day in the Adult Leader Food Stand. Please note with all the changes the silent auction/raffle tables will be in the Expo building and staffed by the adult leaders stand instead of the TLA stand. There are still 4 time slots to fill.

Teen Leader Association Food Stand 

Each 4-H club is asked to secure one adult and 2-3 youth (age 12 or older) volunteers. Shifts may be broken down, so people can work half a shift, then be replaced with another club representative for the other half. There are 10 slots to fill yet!
Time slots for both food stands can be viewed at: https://fonddulac.extension.wisc.edu/events-activities/ under 4-H Fundraising Events. To sign up for a time slot, please contact the office at (920) 929-3171. In the event your first choice is already filled, please have an alternate choice ready. All workers are reminded to wear a hat or tie their hair back.
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4-H Graduation

We ask that you please save the date Sunday, July 18, at 2:00 p.m. for 4-H graduation. Recognition is given at this time, rather than at the 4-H Achievement Program in October because some of the graduates are away at college. To help us plan the program and have supplies for graduation, we ask that youth members in grades 12 & 13 please complete a short survey. If you are a grade 12 member but plan on staying in an additional year, please complete the survey as well. 
Participants showing their dairy cows
Dairy Project County Fair Updates
Dairy IDs are to be submitted via online through a Google Form by June 12! The information will not only be used to check cattle in at the county fair, but to develop the show book. Please list ALL information requested on the form for a complete book!  The link to the google form can be found at https://www.fonddulaccountyfair.com/p/exhibitor-information.
  • Quality Milk Auction entries are due July 1! Application can be found at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/fdldairyyouth/files/2019/06/Quality-Milk-Auction-Entry-updated.pdf. The Quality Milk Auction is open to anyone showing any breed cow which is on a test program for components. I encourage you enter your cows and have an opportunity to qualify for the Quality Milk Auction sale and help to raise funds for yourself and the Dairy Project.
  • Outstanding Dairy Youth Exhibitor application due July 1! Any Fond du Lac County Fair dairy cattle exhibitor grades 9-13, as of January 1st, may apply for this award. Two award winners will be named who have shown exceptional involvement in the dairy project: $200 cash award for grades 9-10-11 and $300 cash award for grades 12-13. Gift certificates ($25) will be provided to all youth who apply for the award. Cash awards are sponsored by CP Feeds and the Dairy Youth Fund. Applications are available online at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/fdldairyyouth/county-fair/.
  • Dairy Showmanship Requirement: All dairy youth wishing to exhibit at the Fond du Lac County Fair must have attended a showmanship clinic. If you missed the one offered in May, please contact Sarah Loehr at sarahloehr24@hotmail.com on how you may be able to meet this requirement.
  • Need show whites? The Mahloch Family has a white pair of Wranglers size 8 slim their son wore for dairy showing. If someone can use them, please contact Tina Mahloch at 920-588-7848 or at tmm7806@gmail.com.
If you have any questions regarding the dairy project or the County Fair Jr Dairy Show, please contact a Dairy Project Committee member with contact information found at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/fdldairyyouth/committee-contacts-2/.

Market Livestock Project

County Fair Jr Swine Breeding Stock & Feeder Pig Entries
With the Jr Market Swine Show being non-terminal, you now can show swine breeding stock and feeder pigs at the Fond du Lac County Fair. For a description of these classes and to enter them, please visit https://forms.gle/xEym4g9WAbUHf2P68 or at https://www.fonddulaccountyfair.com/p/exhibitor-information. This separate link must be used only for entering swine breeding stock and feeder pigs. All other entries for Jr market animals and beef and sheep breeding stock must be entered through https://fond.fairwire.com/Entries are due June 12!
Upcoming dates:
June 12:
  Fond du Lac County Fair entries due online

June 16:
  Livestock Skill-a-thon Contest | 6 pm | Fond du Lac County Fair Grounds **NEW​** (2 points)
une 23:  Beef Fitting Workshop | 6 pm | Jerry Huth | W9096 County AS | Oakfield  (2 points)
June 23:  
Swine Fitting Workshop | 6 pm | Dan Thomas | 1200 North Water Street | Lomira **2nd DATE CHANGE​** (2 points)
June 26:
  Livestock Barn pen set | 8:05 am |Fond du Lac County Fair Grounds Livestock Barn *NEW* Many hands make small work!

For more updates and information visit:

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Dog Project Meetings

  • Thursdays at the Fairgrounds

Clothing Revue

  • Pictures and narratives due June 12
  • Monday, June 14 at 6 pm via Zoom

Teen Leader Association (TLA) 

  • Monday, June 28 in person at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room & via Zoom, 7 pm
  • Contact Tina Engelhardt for zoom info

Foods Revue 

  • Ingredient is Apples
  • Registration due Friday, June 18
  • Foods Revue - Tuesday, June 22 at Marian University Stayer Center 

Fair Entries due on June 12 by 11:59 pm

  • Available for pick-up starting June 21

Livestock Meetings & Activities

  • Livestock Skill-a-thon Contest - June 16 at  6 pm 
  • Swine Clinic - June 23 at 6 pm
  • Beef Clinic - June 23 at 6 pm 
  • Livestock Barn pen set - June 26 at 8:05 am

Small Animal Meetings

  • June 17 at 7 pm at Fairgrounds - MANDATORY Auction meeting
  • June 24 at 7 pm at the Fairgrounds
  • June 26 at 8:30 am - Barn Set up

Midwest States 4-H photography Challenge

  • Entries due - 11:59 pm on June 30
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