Logan 4-H News
In This Issue
- 4-H Show Entries - ONLINE - from June 4th - June 29th
- Home & Family/Food, Nutrition & Health Shows!
- Logan 4-H Family Fun Night/Pool Party - 7/15!
- 4-H Mythbusters! Coming this SUMMER!
- Cloverbud Camp (ages 5-7)
- Ag Adventures with Queen Meg
- Shooting Sports Events!
- 4-H Cheer Club
- Test your Skills at State Livestock Judging Contest
- Calf/Pig/Goat/Chicken Scramble Sign Ups
- Swine Ear Notch Sheets - REQUIRED FOR ALL SWINE EXHIBITORS
- State Fair Livestock Books/Entries/Fees
- Win $1,000 - Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, Horse members - ages 14-18
- Tattoos - Sheep/Meat Goat Wethers (state fair)
- Illinois State Fair General Project Info - Logan County Day - August 13th
- New Member Fair Orientation
- County Club News
- Help us tell the story of Illinois Agriculture: Be a Livestock Ambassador
- Register Today for Illini Summer Academies - by May 15th!
- Welcome New 4-H Members
- National 4-H Conference Report!
- Educator Corner - Carissa
- Logan County Fair Queen Pageant Seeks Contestants
- Help Illinois win $20,000
4-H Show Entries - ONLINE - from June 4th - June 29th
4-H Show Entries - ONLINE
June 4th – June 29th!!
All entries for Logan County 4-H Shows may be completed through ONLINE Fair Entry system (https://logan4-hfair.fairentry.com) from June 4th through June 29th. Instructions for the NEW online entry system will be mailed to 4-H members by the end of May. Please be sure to go ONLINE to complete your entries between June 4th and 29th – don't miss the deadline! For those who do not have online computer access, please contact the 4-H office at 732-8289 to make special arrangements for entry.
Home & Family/Food, Nutrition & Health Shows!
These shows will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Extension Building and the following projects will be exhibited: AM/Morning: Foods, Food Decorating & Health; PM/Afternoon: Clothing, Interior Design, Consumer Ed AND COMMUNICATIONS. Deadline for ONLINE entry is Friday, June 29th!
Please look over the showbook (available from your 4-H leader, the 4-H Office or on our website — http://go.illinois.edu/loganshowbook) for your project requirements.
Club times for Food, Nutrition & Health Show registration are listed below (this include all Food projects, Food Decorating, and Health Projects). Please be sure you are here at the time your club is assigned:
9—9:30 am — Hollanders, Middletown 4-H'ers, 4 Corner Clovers, The Pioneers, Topper 4-H, & Wide-A-Wake
10—10:30 am — Atlanta Ag, Atlanta Town & Country, Beason Ag, Chester, Cloverdale, & Hartem Clovers
1 pm – ALL CLUBS - Clothing, Interior Design, Consumer Ed AND COMMUNICATIONS project check-in/judging begin. As you go through the online Fair Entry process you will be able to view a scoresheet for your project if you would like to.
Logan 4-H Family Fun Night/Pool Party - 7/15!
The Logan County 4-H Alumni group will be hosting/sponsoring a
4-H Family Fun Night/Pool Party open to all Logan County 4-H families and alumni! All ages and family members are welcome to attend – kiddie/baby pool, main lap pool, and plunge pool have all been reserved for our Swim Party! (At least one parent or adult should be with their family for adequate adult supervision.) Snacks will also be provided. This will take place on Sunday, July 15th from 6 – 8 pm at the Lincoln Park District Aquatic Center (1400 Railer Way, Lincoln, IL). Please register to attend at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=18564 and look under "Register Online" options or call the 4-H office at 732-8289.
4-H Mythbusters! Coming this SUMMER!
Can an onion charge an iPod? Do horses sleep while standing up? Did you know Hawaii is moving toward Japan by 4 inches every year? Breakout of the myths with hands-on activities and unlock secrets behind Vet, Natural, and Food Science as well as discover the magic of electricity by attending 4-H Mythbusters this summer! Youth ages 8-18 are welcome to attend a FREE OF CHARGE program session, however pre-registration is required (maximum of 25 on first-come, first-served basis per session/site). 4-H Mythbusters will be offered on the following dates/locations:
June 12 – 10:30 am – Noon – Lincoln Public Library/Pegram Room/Carnegie Building
July 6 – 10:30 am – Noon – Atlanta Public Library
July 11—1—2:30 pm—Elkhart Public Library
Call 732-8289 or register online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=18579 (will also be open to general public)
July 24 —10:30 am —Noon —Mt. Pulaski Library (PLEASE REGISTER AT MT. PULASKI LIBRARY)
Cloverbud Camp (ages 5-7)
University of Illinois Extension in Logan County will be offering TWO sessions of a three-day mini camp for children ages 5—7. This camp will provide youth with activity-based learning opportunities. Topic areas will include science & technology, plants & animals, environment & earth and more!
Cloverbud Camp sessions will be held on the following dates (Cost per session: $10 current 4-H Cloverbuds/$30 "NEW to 4-H" participants/Non-refundable):
SESSION A) June 20, 21, 22 from 10 am – Noon at the Logan County Extension Office
SESSION B) July 17, 18, 19 from 10 am—Noon at the Logan County Extension Office.
Cloverbud Camp is limited to 20 youth per session filled on a first-come, first-served basis per session. To register your child for Cloverbud Camp, call 732-8929, or register online at: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=18565 "NEW to 4-H" participants will be required to fill out an additional enrollment form. Register ASAP as this will also be open to the general public.
Ag Adventures with Queen Meg
Logan County Fair Queen Meg Meeker (a Logan County 4-H Alumni!!) will host an "Ag Adventures" program on Monday, June 18th from 10 -11:30 am at the Logan County Extension Office for those ages 7-14. Youth will learn more about different agricultural products through hands-on activities! "Ag in the Classroom" will co-host the program and there will be NO CHARGE to attend. Please call the office (732-8289) to register or register by June 14th at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=18566
Shooting Sports Events!
Please come join us for some fun filled Saturday morning shoot events! We have the following Saturdays scheduled for participation: 5/12, 6/16, 7/14, 8/25, and 9/8 at 9 am. All three shooting sports disciplines (shotgun, archery, and air rifle) will take place at each event. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER SO THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES FOR EVERYONE and also have Health & Risk forms completed & returned to 4-H office ahead of events – these can be found on our 4-H Shooting Sports page: http://go.illinois.edu/loganSsports . You may call the office to register (732-8289) or register online at http://go.illinois.edu/logan4h For more info, or directions to the shoots, contact Amy Hyde at 217-732-8289 or (email@example.com)!
4-H Cheer Club
DATE/TIME: July 23, 24, 26, 27 4—5 pm AND Wednesday, August 1st - 7– 8 pm (Fair Grandstand Stage)
COST: No Charge-4-H Member/$20 -"NEW to 4-H" member/participant
LOCATION: Logan County Extension Office
DESCRIPTION: Participants in Cheer Club will practice physical fitness while having fun! You will learn cheers and cheering fundamentals. Final session will be a performance of cheer learned during 4-H Night at Logan County Fair on the Grandstand Stage on August 1st! (Maximum 12 participants). Enrollment form also required for "NEW to 4-H" participants. Call 732-8289 to register or register online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=18567 (will also be open to general public)
Test your Skills at State Livestock Judging Contest
The Illinois 4-H Livestock Judging Contest will be held Monday, June 18 at the Stock Pavilion in Urbana (1402 West Pennsylvania Ave.) beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. All participants must be checked in by 9:30. The contest will begin at 10. Each county may enter a total of three teams, with no more than two junior teams or two senior teams. Get all the rules and details online @ go.illinois.edu/4Hlivestock. There will be three classes of beef, three classes of swine and two classes of sheep. There may also be a class of meat goats substituted for one class of the other species. There will also be a class of 15 questions (5 from a beef class, 5 from a swine class and 5 from a sheep class).
Calf/Pig/Goat/Chicken Scramble Sign Ups
Openings are still available in ALL 4-H Scramble events. ALL scrambles must be signed up in person at the Extension Office on a first come-first served basis. Parent/guardian permission is required.
PIG SCRAMBLE — 10 yrs and not yet 15 as of 8/1/2018
CALF SCRAMBLE — 12 yrs & not yet 18 as of 8/1/2018
GOAT SCRAMBLE — 8 or 9 yrs as of 9/1/2018
CHICKEN SCRAMBLE — 5, 6, or 7 yrs old as of 8/1/2018
** NO PREVIOUS WINNERS may participate again except Calf Scramble (if not filled with 'new' participants)
Swine Ear Notch Sheets - REQUIRED FOR ALL SWINE EXHIBITORS
This year swine exhibitors are to turn in their ear notch sheets to the 4-H office by June 29th at 4:30 pm — Must submit ear notch sheets on ALL swine (ALL Gilts & ALL Barrows) in order to be eligible to show your swine project at the Logan County 4-H Swine Show. Ear notch sheets are available at the 4-H office as well as on our website: http://go.illinois.edu/logan4h and you will also receive a copy with your Entry Instruction Packet in May.
BARROW weight limit set for 2018 State Fair is 300 lbs. Our Logan Co. 4-H Swine show will follow this limit. If barrows weigh OVER 300 lbs they will show in the Super Heavy class at our Logan Co. 4-H Swine Show. COMMERCIAL GILTS which weigh over 375 pounds will ALSO show in Super Heavy class (along with Barrows).
State Fair Livestock Books/Entries/Fees
Illinois State Fair Jr. Department books with classes & requirements are available only on the web. Jr. Livestock animal entry forms will also need to be printed off the web (these can be filled IN online before printing). State Fair Jr. Livestock Dept. entries will need to be submitted by 4-H member TO STATE FAIR. Must have membership verification signature from office – deadline for this verification is June 29th (regardless of date printed on form). Fees for 2018 Junior State Fair entries will be:
BEEF, DAIRY - $15 per head
HORSES—$10 per head (State Fair JR Horse Show July 22-29 – Horse entries due June 1)
SHEEP, SWINE, GOATS—$5 per head
DOGS — $5.00 per dog [State 4-H Dog Show – Aug 25, Dixon, IL]
POULTRY, RABBITS — $1.00 per head
JR Dept judging schedule found here: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/downloads/69858.pdf
Win $1,000 - Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, Horse members - ages 14-18
The Superior Young Producer Scholarship Program
is offered by the Illinois State Fair to 4-H and FFA members in Beef, Sheep,
Swine, Dairy, and Horses (ages 14-18 as of Jan 1, 2018). Three $1000
Scholarships in Horses (contest date July 25), three $1000 Scholarships in
Dairy (contest date Aug. 18), and total of nine $1000 scholarships in combined
contest of Beef/Sheep/Swine (contest date Aug. 8). Youth
participate in several contests; judging, skill-a-thon/hippology stations,
management test, meat identification, and/or quality assurance testing.
Registration is due by June 1 (horses) and July 1 (all other species); forms
are available on the Illinois State
Fair website, under
Competitions > Junior Livestock Premium Book.
Tattoos - Sheep/Meat Goat Wethers (state fair)
Tattooing sheep and meat goats are done at centralized locations – date in our area: May 12 — 9—11:30 am; Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield. A complete list of tattoo locations can be found here: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/downloads/63161.pdf Animals to be tattooed include live and premiere wethers for the State Fair Jr. Show.
Illinois State Fair General Project Info - Logan County Day - August 13th
Once again, all 4-H general project exhibits will be in the Orr Building on the state fairgrounds. ALL 4-H youth age (8-18) are eligible to be selected as State Fair Delegates in 2018! Logan County General Project Day at the Illinois State Fair is Monday, August 13th.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN
DROP OFF your exhibit anytime from 8 to 9:30 am at the Orr Building. YOU WILL NOT NEED TO CHECK IN WITH ANYONE.
CHECK THE BOARD to see what time to be back for judging – you must be present for conference judging.
LEAVE YOUR EXHIBIT on display throughout the day. You cannot remove it before the release time at 3:30.
PICK UP YOUR EXHIBIT from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.
New Member Fair Orientation
New Member Fair Orientation — June 27th!
Please call the 4-H Office (732-8289) by June 26th to register to attend or register online at: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=18568 This will be a good opportunity for members to learn what to expect when exhibiting their 4-H projects for the first time. Bring all your questions to this New Member Fair Orientation. Hope to see you there!!
County Club News
ATLANTA AG – At recent meetings we colored Easter Eggs, volunteered at Atlanta Firehouse Pancake Breakfast, and had a club program about Scotland.
BEASON AG – We recently collected food for Food Drive, discussed Taste of Beason, and did a painting project.
CLOVERDALE – At meetings we have recently talked about helping at Spaghetti Meal and basket donation, held a game night and discussed future meeting ideas.
MIDDLETOWN 4-H'ERS – At a recent meeting we discussed Spaghetti Meal and made table decorations for nursing home with a St. Pat's theme.
Help us tell the story of Illinois Agriculture: Be a Livestock Ambassador
Illinois State 4-H Livestock Ambassadors promote Illinois 4-H and the livestock industry throughout the state at events such as Illinois State Fair, Illinois 4-H Livestock Judging, and the Youth Livestock Conference. Youth must be 16 to 21 years of age as of 9/1/18. Applications are due June 1 to Dan Jennings at the address indicated on the application form. Five new members will be selected. The application can be found on the Illinois 4-H website here: https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/members/leadership (scroll down page to find link) or from the Extension office.
Register Today for Illini Summer Academies - by May 15th!
Imagine getting to work alongside university professors while you're still in HIGH SCHOOL and getting to hang out on a college campus! That's what happens at Illini Summer Academies! This program offers teens the opportunity to explore the U of I campus and many degree programs and careers. The conference runs from Sunday, June 25 to Thursday, June 29. Open to youth 14 – 18 by Sept. 1, 2017 and has completed eighth grade by the time of the conference. Check out all the info as well as register on our website @ go.illinois.edu/illini4H
Welcome New 4-H Members
ATLANTA AG – Kennadie Finchum, Joshua Reed, Kasey Salvator
ATLANTA TOWN & COUNTRY – Mia Boughan, Lily Carlton, Trista Davis, Tyler Davis, Allen Goodman (Cloverbud), Magenta Kong (Cloverbud), Tatum Liesman (Cloverbud), Lucy Prestegaard (Cloverbud), Luke Prestegaard, Caden Saddler (Cloverbud), Hollis Scheets
BEASON AG – Isabella Curry, Aaron Roede, Alyssa Roede, Keegan White, Oliver White, Madisen Wurth
CHESTER 4-H – LillieAnn Calfee, Paislie Calfee, Charlotte Judd
CLOVERDALE – Aleaha Crane, Isabella Miller
FOUR CORNER BUDDIES (CLOVERBUDS) – Cash Tomlinson, Henry Farmer
FOUR CORNER CLOVERS – Kamdin Heinzel
HARTEM CLOVERS – Devin Aper (Cloverbud), Jayden Behrends, Miley Bruder, Emma Eeten, Brett Hayes, Timbre Karrick
HOLLANDERS – Madlin Brooks, Reece Entwistle, Malina Luckhart, Anna Parr, Emma Rodgers
MIDDLETOWN 4-H'ERS – Payton Bishop, Kindall Helton
THE WHIZ KIDS (Hollanders Cloverbuds) – Karlee Lewis
TOPPER 4-H – Claire Bobell, Audrey Carlson, Emmett Carlson, Wyatt Carlson, Audrey Cooper, Kaden Entwistle, Tucker Fitzpatrick, Bella Hunt, Logan Hunt, Clay Leonard, Braden Olson, Natalie Palmquist, Max Rohlfs, Olivia Smith, Cullen Tyson, Piper Tyson, Haley Werts
WIDE-A-WAKE – Emma Jones, Kaeli Jones
LOCO ROBOTICS – Ben Houpt, Ethan Smith
National 4-H Conference Report!
Grace Skelton, Middletown 4-H'er club member and State 4-H Youth Leadership Team member, recently attended National 4-H Conference as an Illinois delegate. Grace shared "I just returned home from Washington D.C. The National 4-H Conference trip was an unforgettable experience. Over the week, I met with my roundtable to discuss the issue of the shortage of vocational jobs as it relates to people in the United States. My roundtable gave a presentation to the U.S. Department of Labor. I specifically covered the barriers that youth come across when looking at vocational jobs. I also talked about my vocational training in Health Occupations at Lincoln Community High School and how it prepared me to assist a man during a motorcycle versus car accident that I witnessed. The six Illinois Delegates then met with Congressmen from our surrounding districts to inform them about Extension and 4-H. I was able to tell them my 4-H story and how 4-H has led me into choosing my future career. I plan on majoring in nursing and this early training is helping me build a foundation for my future career. Special thanks to 4-H for my health project experience leading me to this education in our community. I learned that many people still do not know what Extension is, and the services that are provided throughout the country. Plans are in the works to provide a project for Unit 16. I will be working with Amareon Naudain, another Illinois Delegate, to facilitate this future program. " Grace is pictured above with Congressman LaHood and Beth Wharton.
Educator Corner - Carissa
Are you trying to reach new
communities with your 4-H youth programs or clubs?
Early in my career, I came to understand that what draws young people to programs is adults that take a genuine interest in them. Building a genuine, positive relationship with a young person takes time and patience. One of the most effective ways to make it happen is through youth-adult partnerships.
According to Adam Fletcher from The Freechild Project, a youth-adult partnership is an intentional relationship between young people and adults that relies on adults acknowledging and empowering the ability, perspectives, ideas, and knowledge of young people throughout the relationship.
Are you ready to use this approach? These questions developed by the Freechild Project are an inventory of your readiness to develop partnerships with young people:
- Do I respect and value the opinions of others no matter how old they are?
- Do I seek to involve a diverse group of people in my programs and projects?
- What is my motivation for working with youth?
- Do I expect one person to represent the opinions of all youth?
- Am I willing to let go of some of my own control in order to share responsibility?
- Why do I want to work with youth?
How will you change your practice as you strive to develop a youth-adult partnership approach? A good rule of thumb to think about when interacting with youth is, "You can quote me but you cannot speak for me." If you want more tips on how to grow youth adult partnerships in your club contact Carissa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Logan County Fair Queen Pageant Seeks Contestants
We are now seeking candidates for the 2018 Little Miss & Miss Logan County Fair Queen Pageant. Applications are available NOW!!!! If you would like an application, please send us a request at email@example.com !! Little Miss: Must be at least 5 and no older than 7 years of age by the pageant date. Junior Miss: Must be at least 11 and no older than 13 years of age by the pageant date. Miss: Must be at least 16 by the pageant date and not have reached her 22nd birthday by January 1st of the following year.
Help Illinois win $20,000
April 1 – May 15, you can help Illinois win $20,000 just by raising your hand! We need every 4-H alum AND (NEW IN 2018) ANY ILLINOIS FRIEND OF 4-H to register online with National 4-H Council. The state with the most "hands raised" during this campaign wins $20,000. So, spread the word and tell all your friends… tweet it, post it, chat it, snap it, email it…. you can even speak it aloud! Your vote counts even if you voted last year! RAISE YOUR HAND HERE: https://4-h.org/raise-your-hand/ We are a HUGE state. Let's WIN this year!