Fair time is quickly approaching and will be here before you know it. Put July 6th through July 10th on your calendar. If you see you will be unable to attend the food, clothing, or general show, please let me know at the office and have a write up ready to go with your project for the day of the show.
Amy McCarty, Extension Program Coordinator/4-H
May 1st—Final Day to enroll and/or add/delete projects. Ownership and lease forms for horses must be turned in. Ownership of Sheep and Goats are due today. Quality Assurance & Ethics Certification is due today!
May 4th—Sheep and Goat Weigh-in, 8AM—Brown's Feed Store
May 5th—Graduation Party 1pm
May 7th—Cloverbuds, 3:30-4:30pm—Extension Office
May 13th—Mother's Day
May 16th—Federation Pizza Party 7pm
May 18th—4-H Day With The Cardinals, St. Louis, MO
May 20th—Horse Club Meeting, 4:00pm—Livestock Barn
May 21st—Last Cloverbuds, 3:30-4:30pm—Extension Office
May 27th—Memorial Day—Office Closed
May 28th—4-H Day With the Miners, Marion, IL
June 2nd—Rabbit Tattooing, 1pm—Extension Office
June 16th—Father's Day
June 18th—Public Speaking Contest, 5pm—Extension Office
The last day to change or add a project is May 1.
Check what projects you are currently signed up for. Check the guidebook to see what exhibit you must bring for that project.
Tell your leader any change you want to make before May 1.
GET STARTED ON YOUR PROJECTS EARLY.
You and your family are invited to a party honoring the 2012 4-H high school graduates. The party, sponsored by the Federation, will be held from 1-2 p.m., Sunday, May 5th at the Extension Office.
This year's graduates include: Richie Brinkley, Hannah Gowdy, and Austin Thompson.
Seniors: The White County David Coston Scholarships have been mailed out. Fill the application out and have it turned in to the office by June 29th. They will be awarded on July 10th at the Awards Program right before the Livestock Auction!
Some dates to remember if you are enrolled in any livestock projects.
Steers Calved on or after January 1, 2012
Ownership deadline is February 1 (Bucket Calf ownership is May 1st).
* Swine Barrows
Farrowed on or after 1/15/13 (State Fair barrows after 2/15/13)
Ownership deadline is March 15
Barrow weigh-in is April 6th @ White County Fairgrounds @ 8 AM
You must be enrolled in swine as a project by March 15 to exhibit.
Wethers—lambed on or after January 1,2013
Ownership deadline is May 1.
Wether weigh-in is May 4th @ Brown's Feed Store @ 8 AM
You must be enrolled in sheep as a project by May 1 to exhibit
* Meat Goats
Wethers—lambed on or after October 1, 2012
Ownership deadline is May 1
Wether weigh in is May 4th @ Brown's Feed Store @ 8 AM
You must be enrolled in goats as a project by May 1 to exhibit
Horses/ponies may be owned or leased. Ownership and lease forms may be obtained from the Extension office or 4-H leader. These forms must be turned in by May 1 in order to participate in the 4-H Horse Show. One form should be filled out for each horse/pony that exhibitor will be showing or possibly showing. If there is no form on file, that animal MAY NOT BE SHOWN. Replacements may be made after May 1 (due to illness, death, etc.) upon proof (vet certificate) and approval by the Ag Committee.
The 4-H Great Debate is an opportunity for high school aged 4-H members to participate in a mock debate in the Illinois House of Representatives Chambers. Participants will select up to three bills that they will debate either for or against during the debate. This is an excellent opportunity for youth interested in learning more about the Illinois legislative process and hands-on experience researching a particular topic of interest. During the event, participants will hear from a legislative consultant and a current member of the Illinois House of Representatives. Contact your local Extension office ASAP for registration materials.
June 13, 2013 at 6:00pm
I would like ALL leaders and anyone else who assists with the 4-H show/fair to attend this meeting. We will be setting superintendents and other duties for the show week.
If you are unable to attend and would like to put your name down for some duties, please let Amy McCarty know at the office.
The Beautification SPIN Club
George Johnson has graciously accepted the leader position of this new club. George and members of the Carmi Elks Club will be working with you, the 4-Her's, in beautifying White County, starting with Burrell's Woods. Trees will be planted and the grounds will be beautified. Other projects are in the works for the summer, like cleaning and setting up for the Relay for Life in June. Stay tuned to the newsletter, Facebook, and emails for further information and dates.
The White County Public Speaking Contest will be held at 5PM, Tuesday, June 18th at the Extension Office in Carmi. Remember, you must be enrolled in the public speaking project. It's a great skill to develop...give public speaking a try! Call the office to register before June 11. We need to know what category and a title. Check the show book for a list of categories and rules.
Welcome to the Illini Summer Academies! This 4-day event (June 23rd-26th) provides Illinois teens new opportunities to explore the University of Illinois campus; study potential careers or build their leadership skills, and meet youth from across the state.
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, 2013.
Fees vary according to the Academy. Fees are noted with the individual Academy descriptions. Fees cover 15-hours of Academy programming and any transportation involved; dormitory room (with one other delegate) for three nights; 8 meals; evening programming; insurance; and a dance. Adult chaperones pay a discounted fee.
An early-bird registration discount is available for those who register by April 15 and submit appropriate paperwork and payment, postmarked by April 17. Regular registration fees go into effect April 16 and are available until registration closes on May 22, 2013. For more information, contact your local Extension Office.
We are currently recruiting for two youth leadership opportunities on the state level:
1. Illinois Farm Bureau Youth Education Committee
2. Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team
For the Youth Education Committee, details and applications will be available by mid-April. Deadline is June 15. Go to:
More information on YLT and the application can be found at:
Applications will be due June 15 or August 1 depending on interview dates.
Age: 16-19 by September 1st, 2012.
2013 will bring some exciting changes and new opportunities to 4-H Memorial Camp near Monticello! Current year 4-Her's will register for their county's selected camp session directly with their local Extension office and non-4-Her's will register with the 4-H Camp office itself. White County camp dates will be June 4th - 8th. The fee this year will be $175.00 for 4-Her's and $195.00 fornon-4-Her's.
Are you ready for an awesome time this summer meeting new friends and experiencing new things? Join us at Western Kentucky 4-H Camp in Dawson Springs, Kentucky June 24th-27th for another great camp session! Western Kentucky 4-H Camp is located 1 hour southeast of Paducah, Kentucky. This interactive camp offers hands-on classes like archery, rifle, canoeing, swimming, crafts, rope courses, horseback riding, fishing, and more! The camp fee will be $150, again this year. A camp pre-registration form is now available at your local Extension Office. Please complete the form and return with your $50 deposit. Upon receipt of your pre-registration, a full camper packet will be mailed. Do you have questions about camp? Contact your local Extension office or call/email Melissa Wilson, Unit 24 Youth Development Educator, at 252-8391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plans for the 14th Annual Master Showmanship Contest are under way! This year's contest will be coordinated by the Illinois Farm Bureau® and RFD Radio.
The contest will take place at the Illinois State Fair, Friday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Participants in the 2013 Master Showmanship Contest must be enrolled in a 4-H livestock event in their represented county. Please take note that the contest is only open to 4-H members. To participate in the state event, a county must select one (1) overall showmanship winner prior to the state event. This must be accomplished through a county based contest or set of guidelines established and published to all available participants.
If you are interested, please contact the Extension Office ASAP!!!!!
June 18 - Public Speaking Contest 5pm at the Extension Office
July 6 - Livestock Barn Clean Up at 8:30am
Dog/Cat/Small Pet Show at 12:30pm at the Extension Office
Horse Show at 4:00pm at Jerry Sutton Farm
July 8 - Floral Hall Clean/Set Up at 8:30am
Food/Clothing Shows at 11:45am
Rabbit/Poultry Shows at 5:00pm
July 9 - General Projects at 8:00am
Livestock Weigh In at 5:00pm
July 10 - Livestock Show at 8:00am
Tractor Driving Contest at 2:00pm
Awards Show at 6:00pm at the Grandstand
Auction at 8:00pm