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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, May 7, 2021

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Teen Leadership Workshop 

Save the Date
Saturday, June 26

Youth who have completed 6th grade have the opportunity to participate in a Teen Leadership Workshop. This workshop will take place at Camp Lakotah in Wautoma. Youth will learn about leadership skills that can be applied to Camp as well as other areas. Youth will also have the opportunity to explore camp activities such as swimming, hiking, archery, and other waterfront activities. More information will be coming in future newsletters. This is a one-day workshop. If you have questions, please contact Tracy Keifenheim. The registration will be opening soon.

Midwest States 4-H Photography Challenge

Minnesota 4-H Photography is excited to offer another photography challenge open to Midwest youth in grades K-13!

Explore the world around you through the Capture What’s Great in the Midwest States 4-H Photography Challenge! We encourage you to get out and explore the world around you. More information and rules for the challenge can be found at: z.umn.edu/Midwest-states-photo-challenge

Submit up to three (3) jpg or jpeg images to fourhphoto@umn.edu by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on June 30, 2021.

Register at: z.umn.edu/Midwest-states-photo-reg
Questions? Email fourhphoto@umn.edu.

Fond du Lac County Fair Updates & Information

Entry information
Online entries will open on May 17. The entry deadline is 11:59 pm June 12. Entry tags will be available for pickup beginning June 21.  There will not be an option to pay online; however, credit/debit card payments will be accepted at the office.  

For new families, a virtual fair orientation will be held Wednesday, May 12 at 6 pm. Please register here, so Bridget has an idea of how many people and has questions in advance.

Office information

The fair office will open on June 7. Hours will be Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with Saturday hours from 9 am-noon. The office will be closed Saturday, July 3. Junior exhibitors will be charged a $5 entry fee, and open class exhibitors will be charged a $10 entry fee. A season pass (which includes parking on the grounds for the duration of the Fair) can be purchased.  

Clothing Revue participants modeling their clothing projects

Clothing Revue Registration Open 

The Clothing Revue will be held virtually via Zoom on Monday, June 14, 2021 beginning at 6 pm. It will run similarly to last year. The youth will model and have the narrative read and will go to a breakout room with the judge to receive feedback. There will be fashion fun facts shared between participants, while the judge meets with the youth. Registration is open May 1-May 31 through 4HOnline. Participants will submit photos and narratives for their items via Google form by Saturday, June 12.

Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Updates

Animal Self-IDs (sheep, swine, and meat goat)
Due by 11:59 pm 
May 10, 2021 at http://bit.ly/fdleartags
Detailed instructions regarding the self-id process are attached and available at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/fdlmeat/forms/ (scroll down to Ear Tag/Self Identification Form).
Swine PRRS Testing/Health Certificates
The Fond du Lac County Market Swine Show is a non-terminal show.
  • 2nd hogs can return home from the fair
  • Exhibitors will be responsible for making their own butchering/processing appointments for the 2nd hog and ship the hog to the appointment themselves. Sale hogs will be shipped by the Market Livestock Project Committee. Make sure to have your appointments made as soon as possible. 
  • In addition to health certificates being required within 30 days of the fair, exhibitors are required to have a negative PRRS test within 90 days of county fair. This test is done through your large animal veterinary clinic. Contact your veterinarian for details and instructions for the PRRS test. 

Prohibited Use of Ractopamine (i.e. Paylean) in Swine

“The Fond du Lac County fair has prohibited our exhibitors from feeding their animals feed containing Ractopamine. Animals exhibited at the fair are subject to random testing for presence of this additive. Should it be discovered after the sale when the animal is processed that the animal has been fed with feed containing Ractopamine, the exhibitor will be required to make the buyer whole for any loss incurred due to the animal being rejected for processing at the processing plant/slaughterhouse. Should an animal test positive for Ractopamine, the exhibitor will be prohibited from selling at the fair for a year."

Swine Fitting Workshop

June 12 | 10 am | Dan Thomas | 1200 North Water Street | Lomira (2 points toward the minimum 8 points needed to qualify for the Fond du Lac County Fair Market Livestock Sale)

Beef Fitting Workshop 

June 23 | 6 pm | Jerry Huths | W9096 County AS | Oakfield  (2 points toward the minimum 8 points needed to qualify for the Fond du Lac County Fair Market Livestock Sale)

County Fair Final Weigh-in Schedule | Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Beef: 10 am to 12 pm
Sheep & Meat Goats: 2 to 4 pm
Swine:  5 to 7 pm *Please note hogs will be weighed as they come off the trailer, no hogs will be allowed off the trailers without a health certificate and a negative PRRS test.

Replacement Ear tags

If your project animal has lost an ear tag, please contact Ed Schrauth for a replacement ear tag.  If the animal has lost both ear tags, it will be disqualified from the sale.

If you have any questions regarding the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Project and Sale, please contact chairperson Ed Schrauth at 920.960.8106.

Clothing Revue Registration

May 1-May 31
Dog Project Meetings
Thursdays at the Fairgrounds

New Family Fair Orientation

Wednesday, May 12 at 6 pm via Zoom
Registration can be found above

Scholarships Due - May 15

Fair Entries Open - May 17


Dog Project Meetings

Thursdays at the Fairgrounds

Clothing Revue

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

Register in 4-HOnline

Teen Leadership Workshop

Saturday, June 26
Registration and more information coming soon!

Foods Revue - TBD


Fair Office Opens June 7
Entries due on June 12 at 11:59 pm

Available for pick-up starting June 21

Small Animal Meetings

June 10 at 7 pm at the Fairgrounds
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

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