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Record Book Forms for 4Hers
May 2015 4H Newsletter   May Special Edition 4H News
June/ July Newsletter and Fair Info for 4H
"How To" enter exhibits in Fair Entry for Fair 2015
 
MILLS COUNTY FAIR JULY 10-14, 2015
  Fair Queen Application    Little Miss/ Jr Miss Application
2015 Mills County Resource Directory

  • ">Happening in Mills County Information:

  • NEED TO ENROLL IN 4H?  CLICK HERE!  Pay for your enrollment by November 30 to receive $5 discount.  December 1st becomes $32
  • ACES DAY CAMPS IN GLENWOOD FOR YOUTH IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 5TH GRADES
  • July 28- Region 17 Tablesetting Competition
  • August 11- Record Book Workshop by Youth Committee- Kate Phelps 6:30pm
  • August 18- Record Book Workshop by Youth Committee- Tracy Blankenship 6:30pm
  • August 13-23 Iowa State Fair
  • August 25- Record Books due to leaders
  • September 15- Leaders Meeting- Bring all record Books 6:30pm Start Time
  • September 22- Youth Committee Meeting
  • September 29- Youth Committee Meeting
  • October 6- Youth Committee Meeting
  • October 13- possible Back up Youth Committee meeting
  • Awards Interviews October 24th
  • October 25- Awards Program
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  • REMINDERS FOR STATE FAIR AND AKSARBEN

  • Iowa State Fair Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock Show Beef, Sheep, Goats & Swine were required to be nominated during weigh in’s for the Iowa State Fair. Those animals that were nominated will now be required to submit additional paperwork. Dogs were required to be entered online by May 15th. All other animals such as rabbits and horses must have their information on 4-H Online by June 15th. ALL Iowa State Fair entries are due to the Extension Office by July 1, 2015. Please note this will be an additional entry than the county fair Fair Entry process. Check with the Extension Office to get fully enrolled for the Iowa State Fair! ENTRY FORMS are available online at www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/statefair/ livestock.htm. All entries must be submitted at the local County Extension Office prior to the deadline, July 1. All market beef, sheep, swine, and goats were required to be nominated during weigh in’s for the AkSar-Ben Livestock Show. June 15th— feeder calf and breeding beef nominations due to the Extension Office. August 10th all entries due to the Extension Office to final Ak-Sar-Ben entries.

County News

Region 17 4-H Table Setting
July 24, 2014

Region 17 4-H Table Setting Event
Join with other 4-H'ers in your county and across Region 17 to participate in this growing program where you will apply your communication, hospitality, planning and food and nutrition skills to plan an event around serving a meal for friends, family or both. To learn more about the event and what you will need to do to participate click her to go to the Region 17 4-H Table Setting Webpage.

December 29, 2014
Keeping young cows in the herd is critical to ensure enterprise profitability and facilitate herd expansion; particularly with decreased numbers in the national cow herd.  Plan to attend these clinics to learn more ways to keep her working for you.  Topics include nutrition, management, costs, health, reproductive management, and lifetime productivity.
December 17, 2014

owa State University Extension and Outreach in Harrison County is excited to announce that Annie’s Project will be offered in Logan. A steering committee met on December 15th in the conference room of the Harrison County Extension and Outreach Office.  The purpose of the meeting was to establish the dates, times and topics for this six week course.

December 17, 2014
Leadership Mills County:
20 Clues to Rural Survival will be held on January 22nd, 2015 from 11-3pm at the Congregational Church Fellowship Hall in Glenwood at 109 N Walnut St
 
 
 
The Clues Workshop will help us:
 Bring our community together to learn the secrets of rural success
 Build on community strengths
 Create strategies for short-term goals and long-term development
 Take action to achieve the characteristics critical to the success of our rural community
December 1, 2014

This is an event where youth will learn more about beef production in Iowa, how to get the best product for their effort, and ways to increase the quality of their cattle for fair exhibits.  The event will be held at the Iowa Lakes Community Campus in Emmetsburg and is open to all youth in grades 4-12.  Cost is $5 per participant with lunch included.  Deadline for registering is January 16th. 

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