FARM WI DISCOVERY CENTER FIELD TRIP OPEN TO ALL WINNEBAGO COUNTY 4-H-ERS!
Sponsored by the Winnebago County 4-H Dairy Project
- Saturday, March 11, 2023
- Cost $5 per person
- Limited to 50 people
- 9AM depart by bus from JPCC – 10AM Arrive at Discovery Center – 1PM Head back to JPCC
- Register at: https://forms.gle/PiRtYCHR9gtWNB7Y8
OTHER DAIRY PROJECT NEWS
Rosendale Dairy Tour
- Saturday, April 22. 2023
- Tour begins at 9am
- Meet at the farm. Carpooling encouraged.
- Limit 25 people, only open to Dairy enrolled youth
- Register at: https://forms.gle/mftosfTxToSLvWWS8
May 13 – Q2 Business meeting & Getting Started with Dairy Activity Day at Ewald Farm
DON’T MISS THE 4-H SUMMER CAMP EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION!
June 27-30th at Upham Woods
This year’s theme is Under the Sea!
Early Bird: $145
After March 3rd: $170
Download Registration Form: https://winnebago.extension.wisc.edu/4h/camp/
CAMP CHAPERONES NEEDED
We are in need of 2 more female camp chaperones for this summer’s 4-H camp. If you enjoy the outdoors and working with our 4-H youth, please contact Dana Berger!
2023 Summer Camp: June 27-30th at Upham Woods, WI Dells
HORSE & PONY LOCK-IN
Please join the Horse & Pony Project for their Annual Horse & Pony Lock-In on February 18th 2023 at 6:00pm at the JP Coughlin Center.
They will start with a Taco Bar dinner. Followed by a presentation by Dr. Andrea Bell from Greatlakes Equine. Then, get your craft on with the making of a Horseshoe Dreamcatcher!
Wendy Stabler will be there to talk about Horse Bowl and have questions to practice with so you can get a feel of what the competition is like. Some of the members will share their knowledge about the Model Horse Category for Fair and we will be finishing up the evening with a viewing of the 2020 version of Black Beauty.
Youth will not only have a great time but will also earn an Educational Credit (remember those books you got at the first meeting). Remember to bring your Handbook along so we can sign off on them.
The event goes until 11:30pm. We will have an 8:00pm pick-up for those who choose.
RABBIT PROJECT MEETING
There will be a rabbit project meeting on February 19th at JPCC from 12-2PM. Also we will be conducting a showmanship clinic. Each member is allowed to bring 1 rabbit in a secure carrying cage if they wish to do a practice run of showmanship. We will be ordering pizza in as well!
DOG PROJECT DATE CHANGE
Next meeting is Feb. 23rd at 6:30 PM at Oshkosh Animal Hospital for a tour and demonstration by a veterinarian. Members are to bring a product donation for the Oshkosh Humane Society.
COOKIE ART SERIES
March 2nd, 9th, and 10th at 6:00 pm at the Butte des Morts Lions Club
Middle school and older 4H members are invited to participate in the Cookie Art Series! Participants are encouraged to take part in all three in-person workshops
- Thursday, March 2nd | Workshop #1): Roll Out Cookies: Learn how to make, roll out and bake cut-out cookies. Youth would learn techniques and practice rolling out that night.
- Homework: roll out and bake cookies learned from workshop #1; Make royal icing (recipe will be shared at workshop #1)
- Thursday, March 9th | Workshop #2): Royal icing: practice icing consistency, techniques, tipless piping, outlining, and first layer decorating
- Friday, March 10th | Workshop #3): Decorating techniques continued: flooding, wet on wet, layering
Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfN-bpWRWWvat4fIm2aOE4vMlxAN1dazZlQ-70MCQcslrHFpA/viewform
4-H HORSE & PONY PROJECT TACK SALE
March 4th at Sunnyview Exposition Center – Opens at 9AM
See attached flyer for more info.
2023 RABBIT FUN SHOW
It’s fun show time! We will once again be putting on a raffle, donations are welcomed and encouraged from clubs and individuals!
April 22nd at Winnebago County Fairgrounds – Barn A
ENTRY FEES: $1.00 per entry. Please bring your own lunch! We are the only ones on the fairgrounds (as of right now) so no hot food will be available this year. We may offer this again in the future, but for now we will be limited to water and snacks as sale items just to make things easy.
Not listed on the flyer: We will be STARTING with Showmanship in the morning, with the breed show starting after the conclusion of showmanship. See attached flyer for all the details.
4-H KEY AWARD AND SCHOLARSHIPS
4-H Key Award is the highest 4-H recognition you can receive. 4-H Key Award applicants must have consistent 4-H growth, be a 4-H youth in 9th grade or older, must have completed at least 3 years of 4-H and 1 year of youth leadership and contributed to service to their club, community, and county.
The Winnebago County 4-H Leaders’ Association awards up to five $500 scholarships to current 4-H members who are high school seniors. This
includes one scholarship from the Judith Gruszynske Memorial (Oshkosh
Area Community Foundation), one scholarship from the Simpson Memorial, one from the Stevenson Memorial, and two from the Winnebago County 4-H Leaders’ Association.
The Key Award and Academic Scholarships (for post-high school education) are a combined application. Youth can apply for just one or both, depending on their eligibility.
For application and requirements visit: https://winnebago.extension.wisc.edu/files/2022/01/SCHOLARSHIP.KEY-Application.pdf
SRING 4-H PIZZA SALE
TIME TO SELL THOSE PIZZAS!
For Just $7 You Get:
- a FRESH, handmade 12-inch pizza with your choice of toppings: cheese, cheese & pepperoni, cheese & sausage or cheese & sausage/mushroom
- Over 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese on each pizza
- Total weight of each pizza is approximately 21 oz.
- Local company Knaus Cheese is our supplier
Online ordering option: https://winnebago4hleaders.square.site/
Or download the pizza order form here: https://winnebago.extension.wisc.edu/files/2022/12/Member-Order-Form-Pizza-23.pdf
Important Pizza Dates:
- Online ordering closes on March 15th
- Pizza Count Night: March 16th / 6-8PM / JPCC
- Pizza Making Set Up: March 31st
- Pizza Making: April 1st
Help is needed for pizza making. Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4ca9ad2cabfc1-spring1#/
ICESKATING WITH WINCHESTER 4-H CLUB
Please join Winchester 4-H Club for a fun night of ice skating at the Downtown Neenah Plaza on Monday, February 20th. We will be skating from 4-7pm. The cost is $5 to skate and $3 for skate rental. The plaza requires a waiver so you will be asked to sign a waiver ahead of time online or you can do so at the rink. Please be aware that they accept credit card only. Bring friends and family and join in on the fun!
VISIT BARLOW PLANETARIUM WITH RIDGEWAY
Come enjoy the Barlow Planetarium & Weis Earth Science Museum located on the UW-Fox Valley campus on Saturday, March 18th! You will be able to participate in 1 or 2 Planetarium shows, and enjoy the Weis Earth Science Museum all for a low price! There are only 98 seats for each Planetarium show so select your seats today! Families may select 1 or both shows to attend & visit the Weis Museum & Gift shop. Grade levels are for the intended audience, all are welcome.
Date: Saturday, March 18th
Location: 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI 54952
Weis Museum entry included!
Pricing: One show: $7/ticket
Two shows: $6/ticket ($12 for each viewer of both shows)
Registration form link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10hf__1CC-sbsObS_HNmRhF2H5-h3hlYf3HE9oOXCZDc/edit?usp=sharing
MEAT ANIMAL BOARD INFO
Beef, Sheep and Swine Projects:
My apologies for not getting the following information in the 4-H newsletter.
Here are some updates from the Meat Animal Board:
Beef Weigh In will be Saturday February 25, 2023 from 9 – 11 am at DOUG REESE FARM with a snow date of Saturday March 4 from 9 – 11 am.