4-H Memo

Winneshiek County 4-H Memo for May 23, 2014

4-H Showcase Spotlight of the Week

Smiles to our members who completed their livestock identification forms. We are looking forward to a great fair!

New 4-H highlights for the week

Enrollment Update – as of 5/23/14

2013-2014 4-H Members: 271 4-H members, 55 clover kid members, and 30 4-H volunteers

Goal: 315 members (4th – 12th grade)

Communication & Food Fair Entries

If you are planning on participating in any communication events on Monday, June 16, please contact your 4-H leader by June 2 to sign up. These events include educational presentations, working exhibits, extemporaneous speaking, and share the fun. The Food and Nutrition Fair entry forms are due from 4-H members to the Extension Office by June 2. These forms are available at the Extension Office. The Food and Nutrition Fair is scheduled to be judged at assigned times on Monday, June 16.

4-H Livestock Entry Forms Due

Livestock Entry Forms are due to the Extension Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on June 16.  Entry forms will all be completed on a paper entry form. All 4-H/FFA members planning on exhibiting at the Winneshiek County Fair must turn in a livestock entry form to the Extension Office. If you have any questions, please contact the Extension office.

Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair is August 7-17. The premium book and 4-H schedule is available online at www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/StateFair/livestock.htm. Again this year, the process for entering State Fair Livestock (and horticulture) is online, within your 4hOnline records at http://iowa.4honline.com. State fair livestock entries close at 11:59 PM on July 1. To avoid a potentially panic-filled and stressful experience, log in well before that and complete your entries. Checks must be mailed or taken to the Extension Office, (received or postmarked) no later than JULY 1. Your entry will not be accepted if your money is not received by that time. State Fair livestock must have been identified by May 15 or weighed in at a state retinal image site to be eligible.

4-H/FFA Scholarship Auction

This year all proceeds from the Scholarship Auction will go towards our Winneshiek County 4-H/FFA Scholarship Fund. We are planning to auction off items that represent the entire 4-H program. If your club would like to donate an item, please contact the Extension Office by June 15.


Iowa State Engineering Kids and Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Region #4 4-H is proud to host a STEM Camp on June 11 at 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Northeast Iowa Community College –Iowa Dairy Center. Participants will explore engineering, robotics, aerospace and much more. Join us for an exciting day. Cost is $20. Registrations are due by June 6 to your County Extension Office.

Big Four Fair

The Big 4 Fair in Postville will be held June 20-22. The Big 4 Fairbook is now available on our webpage at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/winneshiek/node/7988. Animal Registration Form and/or Dog Show Entry Form and/or 4-H Registration Form must be submitted to the Fair Board Secretary on or before Thursday, June 12, 2014. Your signed copy of the Code of Ethics must also be included. For more information, please email jjohn273@centurytel.net.

Apply to be on Senior Council in ‘14- ‘15

Applications are now available for members who just completed grades 9-11 to apply for our Senior Council. Letters will be mailed to members eligible to participate. Please turn in the applications to the Extension Office by July 1.

4-H last chance reminders

Iowa 4-H Youth Conference

It’s not too early to start thinking about the upcoming Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. “Ticket to Success” and attend the conference from June 24-26, 2014 in Ames. If you've completed 8th grade, you're eligible to attend. You don't even have to be in 4-H to attend this conference! There are opportunities for you to share your talents with the rest of the delegation through small group discussion, the Conference Chorus, and a Talent Show! Join over 1000 teenagers on the Iowa State University Campus for 3 full days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. Mark the dates on the calendar and plan to attend this incredible conference.

4-H highlights from the previous week(s):

Winneshiek County Fair 4-H/FFA Fair Book and Forms

The 2014 Fair Book is now available. 4-H club leaders may pick up the fair books and forms at the Extension Office. Families will receive fair packets from club leaders in April. Please be sure to take a close look at the fair book as there have been some significant changes. Information is also available on our website at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/winneshiek/page/member-info.

Pinebluff 4-H Camp Donations

The Pinebluff 4-H Camp Board is currently looking for several donations to be used at the camp. These donations include: dish towels, roasters (large and small), 40 - 100 cups, coffee pots, and money towards inner tubes. Please contact the Winneshiek County Extension Office (563-382-2949) with any questions.

2014 4-H Fair Theme

The theme for the county fair will be “Ticket to Success!” Although fair is still months away, clubs are encouraged to start working on getting booth decorating ideas together. The 2014 Winneshiek County Fair will be held July 8 – 12, 2014.

State Wide 4-H Weekly News

Each week the State 4-H Office puts out a weekly memo with 4-H news and events. Check out the weekly news at the following link: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/explore/news.htm.

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4-H Calendar:**Green indicates the event/deadline is within a week.**

**Purple indicates new events added.**

 Upcoming Events            

Mon., May 26

Winneshiek County Extension & Outreach Office Closed

Mon., June 2

4-H Communications and Food Entries due to Extension Office

Fri., June 6

4-H Camp Counselor Training, 10 a.m., Pinebluff 4-H Camp

June 9-10

4-H Junior Camp (Grades 4-6), Pinebluff 4-H Camp

June 11

Region 4 4-H STEM Camp

June 12-13

4-H Junior Camp (Grades 4-6), Pinebluff 4-H Camp

Fri., June 13

4-H/FFA Advanced Feeder Class, Decorah Sales Commission

Mon., June 16

4-H/FFA Fair Livestock Entries due to the Extension Office (paper forms only)

Mon., June 16

4-H Clothing, Foods & Communications Day, Decorah Lutheran Church

June 17-19

4-H Intermediate Camp (Grades 7-8), Pinebluff 4-H Camp

June 24-26

Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, Iowa State University (Ames)

Sun., June 29

4-H Junior Leadership Council Meeting, 4 p.m., Fairgrounds

Sun., June 29

4-H Senior Council Meeting, 5 p.m., Fairgrounds

Tues., July 1

State Fair 4-H Livestock/Horticulture Entries Due

Tues., July 1

State Fair Communications Participant Information Sheet Due to Extension Office

Tues., July 1

2014-2015 4-H Senior Council Applications Due to Extension Office

Wed., July 2       

4-H Club Booth Set-up, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Community Building (Fairgrounds)

Thurs., July 3

4-H Static Exhibit Judging, Danan Lansing Building (assigned times)

Fri., July 4

Winneshiek County Extension & Outreach Office Closed

July 8 – 12

Winneshiek County Fair

Sun., July 13

Winneshiek County Fair Livestock & Exhibit Release

Sun., July 13

Winneshiek County Fair Clean-up

Mon., July 14    

Winneshiek County Extension & Outreach Office Closed

August 7-17       

Iowa State Fair

Tues., August 19

State Fair 4-H Exhibits available for pick-up at the Extension Office

Sun., October 5

4-H Spaghetti Supper & Silent Auction @ Decorah Lutheran Church

October 5 – 11

2014 National 4-H Week


Joni Bruvold
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Winneshiek County Extension  |  County 4-H and Youth Coordinator

325 Washington St., Ste. B  Decorah, Iowa 52101

Email: jbruvold@iastate.edu
Phone: 563/382-2949              Fax: 563/382-2940


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