Congratulations, Sarah Brackney & Paige Logan!!! Sarah & Paige were selected to receive this year's Illinois State 4-H Key Club Awards!!
This state recognition is for older 4-H members and rewards those who exhibit outstanding 4-H leadership, community service, and service as a mentor. A member may receive this recognition once during their 4-H career.
4-H members are required to attend the Youth PQA Plus training to show at the county and Illinois State Fair.
One LAST CHANCE PQA local training will be held 6:30-7:30 May 21 at the Sunrise Youth Center and Community Building, 1401 Clayton Ave., Newton. Register online at:
Monsanto is excited to announce its America's Farmers Mom of the Year 2013 program, designed to recognize the countless contributions that farm moms bring to their families, farms and communities. Beginning March 3, anyone can nominate their favorite farm mom. Five regional winners will be selected by American Agri-Women, and each will win a $5,000 cash prize from Monsanto. Online voting will determine the National Farm Mom of the Year and winner of an additional $2,500.
Anyone can nominate a farm mom – simply visit www.AmericasFarmers.com by Mother's Day (May 8) and tell us in 300 words or less how the mom you're nominating embodies the family farm way of life. Regional winners will be notified on April 26, and online voting will take place May 1—10. Your favorite farm mom could be this year's national winner! To nominate your mom go to: http://www.americasfarmers.com/mom/nominate.aspx
Starting in 2013, all 4-Hers enrolled in a livestock project area are required to complete the online Quality Assurance and Ethics course one time in order to stay enrolled in a livestock project area.
The certification must be done if you are enrolled in one of the following projects: poultry, beef, dairy, goats, horses, sheep, and swine. Members who don't complete the certification before the show will be removed from the project and not be allowed to show. Anyone who has already taken the certification does not need to retake the test. The local office has a list of those already certified.
The website is located online at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/qaec/ . This rule applies to 4Hers who exhibit live animals AND poster exhibits.
The Fayette County Extension office has been contacted by Sandra Leidner (retired Vandalia Junior High teacher and former Mayor of Vandalia) about the upcoming Lincoln Heritage Trail event. The event is scheduled for July 20-21 in Vandalia.
Volunteers are needed to bring items for the Farmer's Market including produce, jams and jellies, etc. Other volunteer opportunities include management of the Farmer's Market, management of the cake walk, greeters for reenactment group members, etc. Cakes will also be needed for the cake walk.
If interested in volunteering, please contact Mrs. Leidner at 618-283-2176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Take Back Day is April 27, 2013! Do you have any medications to dispose of? Don't know what you should do?
Stop by the Effingham County Sheriff's Department from 10 AM to 2 PM on the 27th! Bring all your expired or left over medications with you. You will learn more about the P2D2 Program that is run by the Effingham County 4H Youth Ambassadors and how your unused medication is being recycled to energy!
Tuesday, July 30
4-H Dog Show, 5 PM
Friday, August 2
General Project 4-H Show
Beef Check-in, by 9 PM
Dairy/Meat Goat Check-in, by 7 PM
Saturday, August 3
Poultry & Waterfowl
Blood Draw, 8 AM
Horse Check-in, 7:30-8 AM
4-H Horse Show, 8:30 AM
Swine Check-in, by 9 AM
Beef Weigh-in, 9:30 AM
Sheep Check-in, by 10 AM
Dairy/Meat Goat Weigh-in, 10 AM
Sheep Weigh-in, 10 AM
Swine Exhibitor Mtg., Noon
4-H Boer Goat Show
Swine Weigh-in, 6 PM
Sunday, August 4
4-H Beef Show, 1 PM
Monday, August 5
4-H Swine Show, 7:45 AM
4-H Poultry & Waterfowl Show, 8 AM
4-H Sheep Show, 1 PM
Tuesday, August 6
4-H Dairy Goat Show
Rabbit Check-in, 2-7 PM
Wednesday, August 7
Dairy Cattle Check-in, by 8 AM
4-H Rabbit Show, 8 AM
4-H Cat Show
Pygmy Goat Check-in, by 10 AM
Youth Auction, 5:30 PM
Thursday, August 8
4-H Dairy Show, 9:30 AM
4-H Pygmy Goat Show, Noon
Friday, August 9
4-H Llama & Alpaca Show, 9 AM
Check for updates in the July newsletter!
June 23 - 26, 2013 experience campus life!
University of Illinois Campus, Champaign-Urbana
Registration is open March 1!
Early Bird Fee Discount Until 4/15/2013
This opportunity offers teens the opportunity to explore the University of Illinois campus and potential degree programs and careers. University faculty and staff plan interactive learning sessions to provide delegates an overview of actual college classes required in various majors.
Academies are open to ANY Illinois youth who is currently in 8th to 12th grade. They must be an incoming high school freshman to graduating senior this summer and must fall within the 14-18 age range as of September 1, 2012.
Each academy will offer 15 hours of interactive activities and study in a specific field of interest. There will be 10 academies this summer; each with limited enrollment that will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cost varies from $180 to $360 depending on the Academy you select…. That's why it's so important to register EARLY so you get the Academy you want! When they're filled up, your chance is over!
CHOOSE ONE OF THESE ACADEMIES TO STUDY
· Aerospace Engineering
· Art & Design
· Creative Writing NEW!
· Crop Sciences
· Electrical & Computer Engineering
· Landscape Architecture
· Molecular & Cellular Biology
· Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences NEW!
· Veterinary Medicine