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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, February 4, 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.

4-H Drama Company Continues to Accept Applications

Are you interested in drama? Take a look at this exciting statewide 4-H opportunity! The 4-H Drama Company is accepting applications until February 15, 2022.
The 4-H Drama Company is comprised of high school youth leaders from all over Wisconsin. Included in the Drama Company are actors, assistants to the director, and technicians. Drama Company Members work to learn directing and teaching techniques and create a show to be performed for delegates attending the Wisconsin Youth Conference and possibly visitors to the Wisconsin State Fair.

Applicants must be an enrolled 4-H member in good standing in grades 9-12 at the time of application. Applicants must complete and submit an application form electronically by February 15, 2022. Please read the application information and instructions on this site before completing the online application. The application is located at  http://wi.4honline.com. Please note: Applications will be found under “events.”

For more information, email 4-H Drama Company Director Jay Johnson at jjohnson@sasd.net or Justin Lieck at justin.lieck@wisc.edu.
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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 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 16th, 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!
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Fur, Fin, Feather: Teaching Show

Youth are invited to participate in our upcoming Fur, Fin, Feather: Teaching Show, slated for Saturday, April 30th 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.

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 15th, 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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Chris Clover Shirt Design Contest

I’m Chris Clover, and I hope you are excited about 4-H and the Wisconsin 4-H Movement! Check out all of the information I have for you on this page. You will find topics and resources important to YOU and others in 4-H. You will find information about the Wisconsin 4-H Movement, and you can view all of the materials we have for YOU to use!  Have fun!
Here’s what to do:
Download the Chris Clover shirt template, or if you want to create your own or free draw, please do! Create your shirt about a cause, project, history, anything important to you. Write about your shirt and any information or resources you have that will help others learn. Submit your design at http://bit.ly/wi4hmovementpicWe can’t wait to learn about what is important to you!

Designs must uphold the values of Wisconsin 4-H and may need to be edited to fit on Chris Clover.  By submitting a design, you agree for it to be used on social media and for promotional and educational purposes.

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, 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!

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Animal Science Educational Series Zoom - Precision Agriculture, Use of Technology in Agriculture

Market Livestock Identification-Ear Tag Distribution for All Species

  • Saturday, February 12, 9 am to 12 noon, Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds

Volunteer in Preparation Training (VIP)

Family Learning Day

  • Saturday, February 19 
  • Tuesday, February 22, 6:30-7:30 at UWO Fond du Lac Campus, Room AE-205/206
  • LEGO Build Challenge for February: a car

Tri-County Visual Arts Club

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

Conversation Corners

TLA Meeting 
  • Monday, February 28, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room and via Zoom

Animal Science Educational Series Zoom - Food Safety, Pork Live & Carcass Evaluation, Fabrication and Cooking With Pork

Tri-County Visual Arts Festival Entries Due

  • Sunday, March 6, 11:59 pm

Volunteer in Preparation Training (VIP)

TLA Meeting

  • Monday, March 28, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room and via Zoom

Dog Project Orientation

  • Thursday, March 31, 6:00 pm, Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Cow Palace

Volunteer in Preparation Training (VIP)

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