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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, January 21, 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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Small Animal Project Meeting

Save the Date

January 26, 2022 | 6:30 pm | Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds - Rec Building

The first countywide meeting for Small Animal Project members will be on January 26 at 6:30 pm at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds in the Rec Building. Future dates will be sent out when finalized.  If you have any questions, please contact Jaime Karls. 

Market Livestock Updates

Market Livestock Identification-Ear Tag Distribution for All Species

February 12, 2022 | 9 am to 12 noon | Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds
With the cancellation of the Market Beef Initial Weigh-in, and numerous requests from other species to receive ear tags prior to selecting project animals from breeders or sales, the Market Livestock Committee will be distributing ear tags for market beef, sheep, swine, and meat goats on Saturday, February 12, 2022, 9 am to 12 noon at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds.
To be eligible to qualify for the 2022 Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Sale, project market animals must be identified with proper paperwork and photos submitted by March 1, 2022, for Market Beef, and April 15, 2022, for Market Sheep, Swine, and Meat Goats. Breeding stock beef and sheep do not need to be pre-identified for the fair. Information regarding submission of information will be provided at the time of ear tag distribution and on the located at Market Livestock Project website at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/fdlmeat/educational-requirements/.
If you are unable to pick up your ear tags on February 12, please contact chairperson Ed Schrauth at 920.960.8106 or via email at eschrauth67@gmail.com to make other arrangements.

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Certification-No in person offering-Online only

Each exhibitor, including those showing their last year, must be Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certified. The YQCA training is offered online and is a $12 fee per person. Everyone must complete the online training and provide a copy of the certificate to Extension Fond du Lac County. This training will count two (2) points towards the minimum eight (8) points needed to qualify for the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Sale. To register for YQCA, please visit http://yqca.org/

Qualifying Meeting Requirements
To qualify for the Market Livestock Sale, participants are required to complete eight (8) educational credits. There will be no educational requirement for youth who graduated from high school the previous year besides YQCA. Visit https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/fdlmeat/educational-requirements/ for the Educational Requirements. Often check the Calendar of Events at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/fdlmeat/calendar-of-events/ for pre-approved meetings. If there is a meeting or webinar you are interested in fulfilling your meeting credits, but it is not listed, please email Tina Kohlman at tina.kohlman@wisc.edu prior to the meeting to verify if it will count. With many meetings being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, webinars and other virtual meetings will be worth one (1 point) each. To submit meeting credit, please complete the online Google form at http://bit.ly/fdllivestockpoints.

Save the Date - Orientation Meeting | March 21 | 7:00 pm | Cow Palace
Join us for the annual Orientation Meeting on March 21, 2022, at the Cow Palace to learn what's new regarding the Market Livestock Project. This meeting will count two (2) points towards the minimum eight (8) points needed to qualify for the Fond du Lac County Fair Market Livestock Sale.

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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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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  • 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 
  • 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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