White County 4-H News
In This Issue
- Happy New Year
- Mark your calendars
- Kids Helping Kids Corner
- 2018 Livestock Ownership Deadlines
- January Federation Meeting
- Journalism Workshop
- Woodworking FUN DAY!!
- Leadership Committee
- Cloverbud Pre-registration
- Rabbit & Poultry Clinic
- Local Carmi Elks Lodge Scholarships
- Leathercraft Workshop
- Junior Leadership Conference
- 2018 Live Division I Rube Goldberg Machine Contest®
- World of 7 Billion Video contest wants you
- Farm Credit Illinois Community Improvement Grants
- 4-H Project Grants Available
- Online ethics certification
- SoIL 4-H Summer Camp
- University of Illinois
Happy New YearIt is already 2018, where did '17 go? I hope this newsletter will find everyone filling themselves to the brim with holiday goodies and many memories to share for years to come.
January is filling up fast with meetings and workshops. If you have a new member in your club and don't have their enrollment forms in, I will need their birthday dates for the calendar. If you see that your birthday is wrong on the calendar, let me know. Please take time to read the newsletter; there is a lot of important information!
Extension Program Coordinator/4-H
Mark your calendarsJanuary 2018
January 4 Federation Meeting - 5:15pm; Journalism Workshop - 6-7:00pm
January 8 Due Dates for All State Awards/ Scholarships into the local office
January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Office Closed
January 20 Woodworking Workshop 9-12 @ Extension Office, 10.00.
January 23 Livestock Committee Mtg; 5pm; Support Committee Mtg; 6pm; Leadership Committee Mtg; 7pm
January 25 Pre-registration for Cloverbuds - 3:30-6:00pm
February 1 Federation Meeting - 5:15pm
February 3 Beef Weigh-In @ 8AM @ Fairgrounds; Unit 24 Rabbit & Poultry Clinic - @ Extension Office - 9-11
February 5&6 Set up/tear down for Pipe-Line Meeting @ Fairgrounds - 3:30
February 8 Tentative - First Cloverbud Mtg. - 3:30-4:30pm - Extension Office
February 16 Unit 24 Cosmic Bowling; 6-8pm @ Ross Cottom Lanes in Muddy
February 19 Stain glass workshop Time & Cost TBA
February 22 Cloverbuds 3:30-4:30pm - Extension Office
Leather craft workshop series will start February 5th. It will be each Monday in February except the 19th from 3:30-5:00
You are to sign up before January 26 so supplies can be ordered!
Kids Helping Kids CornerIt is such a joy to provide assistance to unfortunate families. Kids Helping Kids has provided Christmas for 7 families in White County. If there is any request needed for Norris City or Enfield please let Amber Ochs know. Grayville and Carmi have had requests.
Have a Merry Christmas!
2018 Livestock Ownership DeadlinesBirth, Ownership and Tattoo Dates for Illinois State Fair Junior Show and White County. If you are interested in State Fair, please ask for more specific guidelines.
STEERS & MARKET HEIFERS:
- Calved on or after January 1, 2017
- Owned & personally cared for by exhibitor since – February 1, 2018
- Tattooed & Tagged –
o On or between the last Saturday in January (January 30, 2018) and March 15, 2018.
Beef weigh-in is February 3. (All Male & Females will be weighed and/or tagged)
o In addition to tattooing, steers that will be going to state fair are to be tagged with the electronic ID tags.
- Regular Barrows
o Farrowed on or after January 15, 2018 and must be the property of the exhibitor by June 1, 2018.
Swine weigh-in is April 7 @ 9am @ the Fairgrounds
(All Male & Females will be weighed and/or tagged)
- Premiere Barrows
o Farrowed on or after February 10, 2017 and must have been the property of the exhibitor by June 1, 2018
o Weighed and Tattooed February 10 to April 15, 2018
o Tattooed within 35 days of birth and not weigh more than 1.0lbs/day of age
o Junior exhibitors can purchase nominated barrows
- Both Premiere & Live Show Wethers
o Lambed on or after January 1, 2018
o Ownership Date – May 15, 2018
o Weighed, Tattooed & Tagged – between March 15 and May 16, 2018.
Sheep & Goat weigh-in is May 5 @ 8:00am @ Browns Feed Store in Carmi.
(All Male & Females will be weighed and/or tagged)
- Weigh/Tattoo procedures for Open & Jr. Premiere & Live Show Wethers:
All lambs and meat goats to be exhibited at the State Fair MUST be taken to one of the statewide locations for weighing and tattooing. Each lamb will be tagged with an electronic ID tag, tattooed, weighed, and recorded on Lamb Nomination Forms from Dan Jennings.
Specific information regarding each of the weigh-in locations & procedures will be forthcoming.
MEAT GOATS: (ALL MEAT GOAT WETHERS MUST BE TATTOOED AT REGIONAL SHEEP PROCESSING SITES).
- Wethers – Born on or after October 1, 2017
- Tattooed in name of exhibitor only by May 15, 2018
- Ownership dates for Kids & Yearlings not in milk – May 15, 2018
Registration forms will be given at weigh-ins. They are to be returned to the Extension Office by May 15th, or you will be unable to sell at the auction.
January Federation MeetingMonthly Federation Meeting
January 4, 2018 at 5:15pm
Bring a canned good for the area food pantries! Everyone is welcome to join us!
Journalism WorkshopJanuary 4, 2018 - 6:00-7:00pm at Extension Office
Local Carmi Chronicle Editors Samantha Morrison and Brandon Siegert will come and talk to you about journalism and what it is like writing for the area newspapers.
Woodworking FUN DAY!!January 20, 2018; 9:00am - 12:00pm
Cost - $10.00
Limited to 15 members
A fun day with Steve DeStefano making a step stool! Adult assistance is a must!!! To RSVP call the Extension Office at 382-2662.
Leadership CommitteeJanuary 23, 2018
Livestock Committee - 5:00pm
Support Committee - 6:00pm
Leadership Committee - 7:00pm
Leaders: We would like to have one parent and one 4-H member from each club to sit on the committee. We will be discussing the 2018 guidebook and changes.
Enfield Blue Ribbons:
Karen McKinney, Holly Healy, (Parent?), (4-H'er?)
Dawn Lamp, Rachelle Hubele, Valarie Berekashvili, Marcy Fechtig, Amy Dixon, Amy Harrison, Sandra Bryant, (Parent?), (4-H'er?)
Kathy Price, Carolyn Price, Amanda Courson, Mary Pool, Mandi Johnson, Kim Fuqua, (Parent?), (4-H'er?)
Mallory Thompson, Ranelle Hubele, Liz Masterson, Jaclyn Garner, (Parent?), (4-H'er?)
Amber Ochs, Charlie and Gail Nolan, Carrie Gates, (Parent?), (4-H'er?)
Jennifer Neal, (Parent?), (4-H'er?)
Cloverbud Pre-registrationConsidering the awesome numbers we have had in years past, we wanted to have a pre-registration available again this year.
Cloverbud Pre-Registration - January 25, 2018, 3:30pm-6:00pm, University of Illinois Extension Office
Let all your friends know!!! Youth 5 - 7 years of age can join 4-H as a 4-H Cloverbud!
$10.00 covers ALL your costs for 8 meetings.
The meetings will be tentatively scheduled for 3:30-4:30 PM on Thursdays:
Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Mar. 8, Mar. 22, Apr. 5, Apr. 19, May 3, May 17
All meetings will be held at the U of I Extension Building in Carmi, unless stated otherwise.
Rabbit & Poultry ClinicFebruary 3, 2018; 9:00am - 11:00am; White County Extension Office, Carmi, IL
Everyone is invited from Unit 24 and 25
Mike Wilson of Wabash Co. will be instructing the clinic. Members will learn what they need to know to raise healthy and show worthy rabbits and poultry!
Sponsored by the Enfield Blue Ribbon 4-H Club
Local Carmi Elks Lodge Scholarshipshttps://www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?LodgeNumber=1652
Elks National Foundation 2018 Legacy Awards Application—Deadline Feb. 2, 2018
For more possible local scholarships contact Jeremy Pretzsch at the Carmi Lodge at 618-382-4687 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Leathercraft WorkshopCharlie Nolan is going to provide a leather workshop/SPIN club once again starting in February.
Dates: February 5, 12, and 26; 3:30 to 5:00pm at the Extension Office
Beginners (ages 8 and up) will make three bookmarks.
Non-beginners will have the chance to make a belt, billfold, checkbook cover, etc.
Sign up by January 26, 2018. Call 382-2662 to sign up. Bring a friend who is not in 4-H.
Junior Leadership ConferenceFind the Clue to You!
Mission: Adventure at this year's Junior Leadership Conference
If you are an Illinois 4-H member in the 7th or 8th grade, it's time to reserve YOUR spot for the 2018 Illinois 4-H Jr. Leadership Conference! We're focusing on Mission: Adventure – Find the Clue to YOU! Solve the mystery of the missing Chris Clover, examine the business world and see what it takes to start your own business, explore virtual reality, crack the forensic codes and more!
Our 4-H'ers fill the Illinois 4-H Jr. Leadership Conference to capacity each year, and we're hoping to do the same for our 2018 event! Save the dates of February 24-25, 2018 and travel to Springfield to join us at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Hotel. Registration is open and fills on a first-come, first-served basis with the first 100 youth. More information and the registration link is posted on the Illinois 4-H website: go.illinois.edu/4Hjlc. Adults wishing to chaperone this event must be screened by University of Illinois Extension screening procedures and contact the State 4-H Office for details. DEADLINE IS JANUARY 22, 2018
The Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team creates a fun, hands-on weekend that's full of 4-H educational sessions, lots of laughter, meeting new people, and learning new things! Take the mission and find the adventure - we'd love to see you there!
2018 Live Division I Rube Goldberg Machine Contest®Test your teamwork & problem-solving skills
All Illinois 4-H Clubs are invited to an engaging leadership and STEM project which builds teamwork and problem solving skills.
H Cubed, an organization founded by 4-H members, will host a 2018 Live Division I Rube Goldberg Machine Contest® on February 17 in Morris. The winner of the contest is eligible to compete at the Division I Finals and win the title: Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Division I Champion. Teams can range from 2 to 10 people age 11-14. The contest is open to 15 teams, so register NOW at https://www.rubegoldberg.com/hosts/h-cubed-morris-2018 .
A Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is an event where students of all ages compete with the machines they have imagined, designed and created in a fun and competitive forum. The competitions encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving, in a fresh learning environment and level playing field. Remember, to compete in an RGMC all you need is a pile of junk and a great imagination! For more information, contact Anthony Warmack at email@example.com.
World of 7 Billion Video contest wants youBack by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest helps you bring technology and creativity into your middle and high school classes. The contest challenges your students to create a short video connecting world population growth and one of three global challenges: Advancing Women and Girls, Feeding 10 Billion, or Preventing Pollution. Students can win up to $1,000 and participating teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The contest deadline is February 22, 2018 – use this lesson plan to get started now! Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found at https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/.
Farm Credit Illinois Community Improvement GrantsFarm Credit Services Illinois Community Improvement Grant is inviting 4-H Clubs to apply for a $400 grant to assist club members in being positive change agents by making their local communities better places to live. Eligible clubs are those located in one of the counties served by Farm Credit Services Illinois which includes 14 Extension Units in southern & central Illinois. Applications are due February 28, 2018. Use the following URL for more information and to connect to the online application:
If your club chooses to donate your grant to the White County 4-H G.I.F.T. Garden, like last year, please let us know.
4-H Project Grants AvailableThe White County Farm Bureau is pleased to offer White County 4-Hers the opportunity to apply for a Farm Bureau 4-H Project Grant. A total of $1,000 in grants are being offered for 2018.
The goal of this program is to encourage young 4-Hers to begin new projects by eliminating potential cost burdens they may have; as well as encourage new individuals to become active in the White County 4-H program.
Individual grants will range from $25 to $150 per 4-Her. Applicants must be between the ages of 8 and 14, and currently enrolled in the project that they are applying for. Applications must be completed by the 4-Her, and signed off by a parent/guardian and the 4-H Club Leader. Not all project supplies are eligible for the grant, and not all applications will be funded.
Applications are available through the White County Extension office, the White County Farm Bureau office, or they can be downloaded at www.whitecfb.com or web.extension.illinois.edu/ghhpsw. Applications are due March 1, 2018.
If you have questions about the White County 4-H Grant, please call (618) 382-8512.
ScholarshipsNeed cash for college—we have you covered!
EXTENSION TO ACES SCHOLARSHIP
Incoming freshmen and transfer students to University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences may apply for a NEW $2,500 scholarship. This year, 54 scholarships (two per each of Extension's 27 units) will be awarded. To learn more @ academics.aces.illinois.edu/scholarships/new-students. Click on "Incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students scholarship application." In Step #2, select "Extension to ACES" scholarship. Questions? Your local Extension staff can help you! Just ask us.
FARM CREDIT ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIPS
High school seniors planning careers in agriculture may apply for a $2,000 scholarship. Farm Credit Illinois will provide 30 scholarships to youth who live or farm in one of the 60 counties in their service area. The first $1,000 will be distributed for the Fall 2018 semester, and the second $1,000 will be applied during the Fall 2020 semester. Apply online at farmcreditIL.com before February 28. Are going to University of Illinois College of ACES? The college is MATCHING this scholarship, dollar for dollar! Double your money while getting a great ag education!
ILLINOIS 4-H LIVESTOCK SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 Illinois 4-H Livestock Scholarship is open to members who have demonstrated mastery in the livestock area and plan to continue their education in the area of agriculture. Members must have been involved in the livestock project a minimum of three years. You must have been a member for at least 5 years and attending either a 4-year university, community college, or trade school. The scholarship is open to high school seniors and college freshmen. Applications are due March 1. Download the application @ go.illinois.edu/4Hscholarships.
LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Eight $1,000 Legacy of Leadership Scholarship are offered to members who have demonstrated overall mastery and leadership in the 4-H program. You must have been a member for at least 5 years and attending either a 4-year university, community college, or trade school. The scholarship is open to high school seniors and college freshmen. Applications are due March 1. Download the application @ go.illinois.edu/4Hscholarships. Finalists must submit a video of your 4-H accomplishments.
Local White County deadline will be February 23, 2018. This gives us time to review and submit.
Online ethics certificationOnline ethics certification required for everyone taking 4-H animal projects.
All 4-H members enrolled in an animal project area are required to complete the online Quality Assurance and Ethics course one time in order to stay enrolled in an animal project area.
The certification must be done if you are enrolled in one of the following projects: beef, dairy, cats, dogs, small pets, goats, horses, poultry, rabbits, sheep, and swine. Members who do not 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 4-H members who exhibit live animals AND poster exhibits. White County deadline will be May 1! Get it done now, it's not hard!
SoIL 4-H Summer CampJune 17 to 20 or June 20 to 23
We will be looking for you!
Live in cabins for four days while you spend the day swimming, fishing, making crafts, and hanging with new friends.
Location: DuBois Center in DuBois IL
Ages: Open to youth age 8 to 16 years.
Registration and Scholarship information available at your Extension office.