Logan 4-H News
In This Issue
- 4-H Show Entries ONLINE - June 5th-June 30th
- Home & Family/Food, Nutrition & Health Shows
- Flower Arranging Workshop
- Logan County Fair Queen Pageant Seeks Contestants
- FREE Bike Rodeo
- Human Body Detectives: The 4-H Escape Challenge!
- Cloverbud Camp (ages 5-7)
- Ag Adventures with Queen Michelle
- Shooting Sports Events
- 4-H Food Challenge (ages 11 & older)
- 4-H Cheer Club (ages 8 & older)
- Test your Skills at State Livestock Judging Contest
- Calf/Pig/Goat/Chicken Scramble Sign Ups
- Swine Ear Notch Sheets - REQUIRED FOR ALL SWINE ENTRIES/EXHIBITORS
- State Fair Livestock Books/Entries/Fees
- Win $1000 (Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, Horse members - age 14-18)
- Tattoos - Sheept/Meat Goat Wethers (State Fair)
- Illinois State Fair General Project Info - Logan County Day - August 10th
- New Member Fair Orientation
- County Club News
- Help us tell the Story of Illinois Agriculture: Be a Livestock Ambassador
- Welcome New 4-H Members (Community Clubs)
- Junior Leadership Conference Report
- Register Today for Illini Summer Academies - Registration closes May 15!
- EDUCATOR CORNER - Carissa Akpore
- Do your part to help at Illinois State Fair
- 4-H Showring/Showbarn Beautification Workday!
4-H Show Entries ONLINE - June 5th-June 30th
All entries for Logan County 4-H Shows may be completed through ONLINE Fair Entry system (https://logan4-hfair.fairentry.com) from June 5th through June 30th. 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 5th and 30th ? 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 13, 2017 at the Extension Building and the following projects will be exhibited: AM/Morning: Foods, Food Decorating & Health; PM/Afternoon: Clothing, Child Development, Interior Design, and Consumer Ed. Deadline for ONLINE entry is Friday, June 30th!
Please look over the showbook (available from your 4-H leader, the 4-H Office or on our website — http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/logan4hshow/ ) 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 — Atlanta Ag, Atlanta Town & Country, Beason Ag, Chester, Cloverdale, & Hartem Clovers
10—10:30 am — Hollanders, Middletown 4-H'ers, 4 Corner Clovers, The Pioneers, Topper 4-H, & Wide-A-Wake
1 pm–ALL CLUBS - Clothing, Child Development, Interior Design and Consumer Ed 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.
Flower Arranging Workshop
A 4-H Workshop for youth ages 8 & older to learn to
work with flowers and make a special arrangement has been scheduled for Thursday, May 11th from 4 –
5 pm (This is just in time for Mother's Day!). Cost will be $8 – payable in advance. We must have at least six registered to hold
the workshop. To attend please call the
office (732-8289) to register or register
online BY May 8th at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=16554
Logan County Fair Queen Pageant Seeks Contestants
We are now seeking candidates for the 2017 Little Miss & Miss Logan County Fair Queen Pageant. If interested please refer to the website: www.logancountyfairqueen.com for a complete listing of Rules & Regulations and instructions on how to apply. For further questions, contact Bethany Rademaker – Pageant Director-Logan County Fair Association at 217-828-2804. Applications are generally due in early July.
FREE Bike Rodeo
Healthy Communities Partnership and Abraham Lincoln Legacy Trail will be hosting a FREE Bike Rodeo on Friday, May 19th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm in downtown Lincoln on Broadway Street in partnership with the City of Lincoln's 3rd Fridays. Bring your bike & helmet & complete five activity stations to earn a Bicycle Rodeo Certificate! Parent MUST be present with youth in attendance.
Human Body Detectives: The 4-H Escape Challenge!
Unlock the mysteries of fitness, healthy choices, and the human body! Youth ages 8-18 will learn all about healthy living through fun, hands-on activities in this program! Youth ages 8-18 are invited to join us for a program session of Human Body Detectives: The 4-H Escape Challenge! Due to grant funding obtained through the Illinois 4-H Foundation, there is NO CHARGE to attend a program session, however pre-registration is required (maximum of 25 on first-come, first-served basis per session/site). 4-H Escape Challenge will be offered on the following dates/locations:
June 9 – 10:30 am – Noon – Lincoln Public Library/Pegram Room/Carnegie Building
June 28 – 1 – 2:30 pm – Emden Community House
July 12—1—2:30 pm—Elkhart Public Library
July 21 – 10:30 am – Noon – Atlanta Public Library
Call 732-8289 or register online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=16490 (will also be open to general public)
July 25 —10:30 am —Noon —Mt. Pulaski Library, Mt. Pulaski (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 21, 22, 23 from 10 am – Noon at the Logan County Extension Office
SESSION B) Aug 14, 15, 16 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=16489) "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 Michelle
Logan County Fair Queen Michelle Paulus (also a Logan County 4-H Alumni!!) will host an "Ag Adventures" program on Friday, June 16th 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 and even get to make their own recipe using ag products to eat while at the program! "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 online by June 13th at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=16555
Shooting Sports Events
Please come join us for some fun filled Saturday morning shoot events! We have the following Saturdays scheduled for participation: 5/27, 6/3, 7/22, 8/26, and 9/23 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: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=16653 You may call the office to register (732-8289) or register online at web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/ For more info, or directions to the shoots, contact Amy Hyde at 217-732-8289 or (email@example.com)!
4-H Food Challenge (ages 11 & older)
Do you like to whip up your own recipes? Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Do you dream of competing in one of those reality show cooking competitions? Why not join a 4-H Food Challenge Spin Club. The 4-H Food Challenge lets you work with a team of your friends to create a healthy food dish for judges. We'll give you the raw ingredients and it's up to you and your team to create your food masterpiece and present it with a creative flair for the judge(s). Take the challenge and get a group of together or come on your own to compete in this 4-H spin club. In addition to the confidence you'll gain making creative dishes without a recipe, you could win prizes and awards for your presentation and your dish. Participants must at least 11 years of age. Register for one of the three locations online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=16575 No charge for current 4-H members, $20 for "New to 4-H" participants. Enrollment form also required for "New to 4-H" participants.
Menard County Extension Office – June 28, 29, 30 from 9 am – Noon
Logan County Extension Office – July 19, 20, 21 from 9 am – Noon
Sangamon County Extension Office – August 7, 8, 9 from 5 – 8 pm
4-H Cheer Club (ages 8 & older)
DATE/TIME: July 24, 25, 27, 28 4—5 pm AND Wednesday, August 2nd —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 2nd! (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=16488 (will also be open to general public)
Test your Skills at State Livestock Judging ContestThe Illinois 4-H Livestock Judging Contest will be held Monday, June 19 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. There is limited Street parking in front of the Stock Pavilion and it is all metered parking so if you wish to park close please bring quarters! Get all the rules and details online @ go.illinois.edu/4Hlivestock
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 8/2/2017
CALF SCRAMBLE — 12 yrs & not yet 18 as of 8/2/2017
GOAT SCRAMBLE — 8 or 9 yrs as of 9/1/2017
CHICKEN SCRAMBLE — 5, 6, or 7 yrs old as of 8/2/2017
** NO PREVIOUS WINNERS may participate again except Calf Scramble (if not filled with 'new' participants)
Swine Ear Notch Sheets - REQUIRED FOR ALL SWINE ENTRIES/EXHIBITORS
This year swine exhibitors are to turn in their ear notch sheets to the 4-H office by June 30th 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://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/downloads/69291.pdf and you will also receive a copy with your Entry Instruction Packet in May.
BARROW weight limit set for 2017 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 380 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). You MUST submit JR entries through our office BY June 30 (regardless of date printed on form).
All Junior Exhibitors will pay entry fees when entries are brought to our office (by June 30th deadline).
BEEF, DAIRY, HORSES—$10 per head (State Fair JR Horse Show July 16-23 – Horse entries due June 1)
SHEEP, SWINE, GOATS—$2.50 per head
DOGS — $5.00 per dog [State 4-H Dog Show – Aug 26 (Obed)/27 (Showmanship), Urbana, IL]
POULTRY, RABBITS — $1.00 per head
JR Dept judging schedule found here: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/downloads/69858.pdf
Win $1000 (Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, Horse members - age 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 21, 2017). Three $1000 Scholarships in Horses (contest date July 19), three $1000 Scholarships in Dairy (contest date Aug. 19), and total of nine $1000 scholarships in combined contest of Beef/Sheep/Swine (contest date Aug. 9). Youth participate in several contests; judging, skill-a-thon/hippology stations, management test, meat identification, and/or quality assurance testing. Registration is due by July 1; forms will be available on the Illinois State Fair website, under Competitions > Junior Livestock Premium Book.
Tattoos - Sheept/Meat Goat Wethers (State Fair)
Tattooing sheep and meat goats are done at centralized locations – date in our area: May 13 — 9—11:30 am; Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield. A complete list of tattoo locations can be found here: https://www.illinois.gov/statefair/competitions/Pages/Lamb-and-Goat-Tattooing-Locations.aspx 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 10th
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 2017! Logan County General Project Day at the Illinois State Fair is Thursday, August 10th.
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 following the Clover Celebration.
New Member Fair Orientation
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=16591 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
WIDE-A-WAKE – We recently had a meeting with a Grandparent Reception and discussed doing a "Paint Night" activity at a future club meeting.
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 9/1/16. Applications are due June 1 to Dan Jennings at the address indicated on the application form. New members will be notified soon after the deadline so they can attend the June 17-19 training in Champaign. 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.
Welcome New 4-H Members (Community Clubs)
ATLANTA AG – Dawson Banister, Paige Finchum, Rylie Gibson, Angelina McGinnis, Nina Salvator, Kyrah Zeschke
ATLANTA TOWN & COUNTRY – Callie Carlton, Abigail Goodman, Dalton Hembrough, Jacinth Kong (Cloverbud), Adriena Reynolds, Davis Rogers,
BEASON AG – Karson Komnick
CHESTER 4-H – Myah Bowman, Emery Kitterman, Anna Maser, Megan Siddens
CLOVERDALE – Peyton Bennett, Meya Harmon, Terrance Hyde, Sarai Jackson, Caitlynn Lewis, Chloe Lewis, Andrew Liesman, Ivy Sandel
FOUR CORNER BUDDIES (CLOVERBUDS) – Ryder Conrady, Chesney Davison, Elliott Hake, Alexander LaCroix, Reagan Titus, Boston Tomlinson, Ellie Wrage
FOUR CORNER CLOVERS – Trevor Bree, Sydnee Magerl, Ciara Senters, Samuel Shoultz, Britt Tomlinson, Ryan Wyles
HARTEM CLOVERS – Alayna Briggs, Anthony Coit-Kirk, Celia Cross, Austin Curry, Ella Klokkenga, Paul Yontz
HOLLANDERS – Aidyn Barber, Andrew DeCaro, Jack Haynes, Kyleigh Heinzel, Marin Luckhart
MIDDLETOWN 4-H'ERS – Calvin Aukamp, Soren Aukamp, Carter Ferguson, Kiana Hassebrock (Cloverbud), Madison Mester, Tucker Roate
THE WHIZ KIDS (Hollanders Cloverbuds) – Kamdin Heinzel, Malina Luckhart, Andrea Rogers, James Sewing
TOPPER 4-H – Dean Mileham, Jacob Mileham, Natalie Palmquist, Madison Prescott, Colin Remmert, Beau Tschantz, John Trainor
WIDE-A-WAKE – Sarah Dahmm, Chase Parr
Junior Leadership Conference Report
Caroline Ahrends, Chester 4-H Club member, recently attended the Illinois 4-H Junior Leadership Conference for 7th & 8th graders. Caroline shared she learned how to be a leader and learned a lot about herself while having fun doing so. Her favorite activities were bovine basics, where she learned all about cows, and architecture, and made a structure out of trash and recycled materials while working together as a group. Most of all she enjoyed meeting 4-Hers from other counties and met a lot of people she had things in common with. She would encourage all 7th and 8th graders who get a chance to go to this conference to do so. Caroline is picture at right along with Grace Skelton from the Middletown 4-H'ers who is a member of the Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team which planned the conference.
Register Today for Illini Summer Academies - Registration closes May 15!
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 information as well as reigster
on our website @ https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/programs/college-career/illini-summer-academies
EDUCATOR CORNER - Carissa Akpore
4-H Builds Strong Families
Families are crucial in the development of human competence and character. Research tells us that the family's influence is even greater than we have imagined. Families play a major role in how well children do in school, how well they perform on the job as adults and how well they contribute to society in general. Families have the first and foremost influence on our development.
What makes families strong? In landmark research at the University of Nebraska by Drs. Stinnett and DeFrain, researchers agree that strong, healthy families have six traits in common. These traits have been found in families of different types, races, social backgrounds, nationalities, and religious beliefs. The traits are commitment, spending time together, express appreciation, communication, spiritual wellness and coping with stress positively.
When 1500 children were asked, "What do you think makes a happy family?" they did not list money, cars, or fine homes. They replied: doing things together. Members of strong families agree. They spend lots of time together — working, playing, attending religious services, and eating meals together. What you do is not as important, they say, as doing it.
4-H provides that structure that helps families prioritize time so that they can be together attending club meetings, planning projects and setting goals of what is to be accomplished this year. From the daily chores of caring for animal projects to planning and creating a quilt, preparing a family meal together from skills learned in a 4-H foods project, to building and launching a rocket. 4-H families spend time together creating projects and skills, thus building a strong family. 4-H families spend as much time working together as playing. 4-H families have some of their best and closest times working together.
What about quality versus quantity of time? Strong families realize the time they spend together needs to be good time. It also needs to be sufficient; quality interaction is not likely to develop in a few minutes together. Preparing for 4-H contests and county fair gives a family the opportunity to spend that quality time together, communicating, practicing, refining, and expressing appreciation to each other. At times 4-H can create stress for the family, but it also gives the family the opportunity to work out positive solutions and in looking back, they gain a sense of accomplishment in their success as a family to over-come stress and adversity. So in 2017 take time to look at how 4-H helps your family build your family strengths. Based on personal experience, 4-H helped our family make time to work together to accomplish our goals, communicate and develop skills that are used daily.
Do your part to help at Illinois State Fair
Have you ever thought about judging or helping at the Illinois State Fair? Last year, more than 3,200 4-H exhibits were judged in just four days. It takes almost 150 judges and helpers a day to make the 4-H Show successful. We are accepting applications for judges (age 19 or older) and helpers (age 16 or older) NOW online @ https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=15711 . You can select the project area you have expertise and the days you are available to judge. Your application will be reviewed and someone will get back with you to see if your help is needed this year. Let this year BE THE YEAR you help.
4-H Showring/Showbarn Beautification Workday!
The Large Animal Project Development Committee will lead a cleanup/improvement day on Saturday, June 24th – time TBD. 4-H members age 12 & older as well as adult volunteers are needed to assist. Plans include replacing shavings in main show ring as well as Sheep Barn show ring and sprucing up main show ring with paint and repairs as needed. Please be sure to wear gloves and bring rakes and shovels along. Contact Kerianne Short – firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-8289 for additional details and start time as the date nears.