Logan 4-H News
In This Issue
- 4-H International Night Held
- 4-H ONLINE Enrollment/Re-Enrollment
- NATIONAL 4-H WEEK Window Display Results!
- Interested in ROBOTICS?
- Recycled Art Workshop
- MISSION T.E.A.M. – 4-H OFFICER/LEADERSHIP TRAINING!
- State 4-H Exhibitions Policy (Attendance) – REMINDER!!
- State Fair Feedback Request
- Animal Leasing
- Unit 16 Horse Show Committee Meeting!
- Livestock Judging Opportunity
- Foundation Fund Drive
- ETHICS REQUIREMENT/ANIMAL SCIENCE PROJECTS
- ILLINOIS AWARD APPLICATION/CATEGORIES & PRIZES
- Apply for state 4-H awards – due Jan. 4, 2018!
- Plastic Lid Collection - PLEASE SAVE!!
- EDUCATOR CORNER – Carissa Akpore
- Go on trip of a lifetime to Washington, DC!
- Begin your global destination with 4-H
- CLUB CORNER
- Logan 4-H Shooting Sports Congratulations/State Shoot!!
- Dawn Irwin Excels at World Dairy Expo!
- 4-H members honored at State 4-H Awards Banquet
- 7th & 8th Graders -- Save the Date The IL 4-H Junior Leadership Conference is Coming!
- Illinois Electric Cooperative Scholarships
- Scholarship takes you from Extension to ACES
4-H International Night Held
International Night was held Monday, October 9th at the New Holland Community Center. Thanks to Hollander's 4-H Club for being hosts for the event! Six 4-H clubs were in attendance and participated in the program. Chester 4-H studied Japan, Cloverdale studied Germany, Hollanders 4-H studied Dominican Republic, Middletown 4-H'ers studied India, The Pioneers studied Germany, and Wide-A-Wake studied Mexico. Many tasty and interesting foods were part of the meal that night!
Katlyn Helton, Logan County 4-H member who traveled to India last summer was our speaker and shared info about her experiences and what life is like in India.
To find out more about participating in International Night next year, contact Amy at the 4-H Office (732-8289).
4-H ONLINE Enrollment/Re-Enrollment
Please refer to last year's showbook or contact the office to find out deadline dates for specific project enrollment (some animal/livestock have early in the year enrollment deadlines). LAST DAY TO ADD 4-H PROJECTS IS MARCH 1, 2018 — NO EXCEPTIONS!! If you are not enrolled in your project area by March 1, you will not be allowed to enter that project in any of our 4-H shows.
NATIONAL 4-H WEEK Window Display Results!
Six 4-H clubs participated during National 4-H Week to create window displays using the theme of "Mission Adventure". First place was awarded to Cloverdale 4-H (pictured above), second place to The Pioneers, third place to Wide-A-Wake 4-H, fourth place to Atlanta Ag 4-H and fifth place to Middletown 4-H'ers. Atlanta Town & Country 4-H also participated with a display. Thank you for doing such a nice job promoting 4-H in our communities during National 4-H Week!
Interested in ROBOTICS?
LoCo Robotics will host an interest and information meeting for 4-H Robotics Spin Club on Saturday, November 11th from 3- 5 pm at the Logan County Extension Office. Robotics club is open to ages 8-18 and members build and program a robot using LEGO Mindstorm and EV3 kits. Costs: "New to 4-H members" - $20 Annual 4-H Program Fee; ALL participants - $20 supply fee. For additional information, please contact Leslie Starasta at 217-732-7970. Pre-registration for the Interest Meeting is required. Call 732-8289 to register or register online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=17453
Recycled Art Workshop
A Recycled Art Workshop for youth ages 8 & older will take place on Wednesday, December 6th from 6:30—8:00 pm at the Logan County Extension Office – hosted by Retro Redo (www.facebook.com/retroredomc). You will learn to take an old 'shutter' and turn it into a cute snowman. Cost to attend will be $10 (payable in CASH night of workshop) and all supplies will be provided. This could be used as a decoration at home or a special holiday gift. A maximum of 12 will be accepted for this workshop. Please call 732-8289 by December 4th to attend or register online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=17446
MISSION T.E.A.M. – 4-H OFFICER/LEADERSHIP TRAINING!
4-H Officers, 4-H Club Leaders and Junior
Leaders - or any youth having an interest in running for an office in the
future, please register to attend "MISSION T.E.A.M." – (T.hriving, E.nergizing,
A.mazing, M.eetings!) – our 4-H Officer/Leadership Training on Saturday, November 11th from 9 am – 1 pm at the Logan County Office OR
Saturday, November 18th from 9 am – 1 pm at the Sangamon County
Office (700 S. Airport Drive, Springfield, IL) - choose the date that fits your
schedule!. Lunch will be provided!! Special sessions for both Club Officers AND 4-H Leaders will be
included in training as well as sessions to help youth & adults work as a
team! With two
dates to choose from we hope to see many of you in attendance! Register online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=17445
State 4-H Exhibitions Policy (Attendance) – REMINDER!!
A youth that enrolls in a 4-H club/group, but fails to attend any meetings, tours, workshops, or other activities sponsored by the club/group cannot be viewed as a 4-H participant/member. Therefore, the youth is NOT eligible to take part in 4-H exhibitions (shows), receive 4-H premiums, or other 4-H awards and recognitions.
What this means: If you do not attend meetings/tours/activities held by your club (verified by your Club Leader) prior to entering for the 4-H show(s), you will NOT be allowed to exhibit any 4-H projects, receive premiums (if available), be considered for 4-H awards, 4-H scholarships, or be in the 4-H auction at the Fair. Excused absences WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of attending actual meetings/tours/activities. Make sure that you attend your 4-H club meetings!
State Fair Feedback Request
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!!! More than 3,100 4-H members exhibited in the Illinois State Fair 4-H Project Show this year. We had all kinds of excitement… from hands on demonstrations by the U of I College of Vet Med to the announcement of a $1.5 million dollar grant from Google and the launch of a virtual reality 4-H world. As many cool things as we had, we know there are always ways we can improve. We want to hear it all… the good, the not so good, and the downright amazing. Write us a note at illinois4H@illinois.edu to let us know how you felt about your 4-H Day at the State Fair.
The ONLY animals which are allowed to be leased and then shown in Unit 16 4-H shows and State Fair Jr. Shows are Horses (State Jr. Horse Show July 22-28, 2018) & Dogs (UNIT 16 Show tentative date, Saturday 7/28/17 in Logan County). All other animals MUST be owned by the 4-H exhibitor (in their OWN name). Horses must be leased by June 1. Dogs vary by division.
Unit 16 Horse Show Committee Meeting!
Help us make the Unit 16 4-H Horse Show even better for 2018 by joining the planning committee! The committee meets about four to six times and helps to choose classes, schedule of events, recruit volunteers, find judges, awards, learning opportunities, and more! All adult and youth committee members ages 12 and up are welcome! The first meeting will be held Monday, November 20th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Sangamon County Extension Office. Find out more and be added to the email list by contacting Kathryn Long firstname.lastname@example.org
Livestock Judging Opportunity
4-H members in Logan, Menard or Sangamon Counties interested in learning about 4-H livestock judging for 2018 are invited to attend a meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, at the Extension Office in Springfield. An overview of the program will be given and those present will give input into the meeting date/time for practices this year. If you are interested in finding out about Livestock Judging, or being part of the Judging Team (even if you are not able to attend on January 9), Please register for 4-H Livestock Judging at the following link: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=17463 so that you can be added to a contact list.
Foundation Fund Drive
Logan County 4-H Foundation is still conducting their fundraising drive. If making a donation is still on your "to-do" list, please make your check payable to Logan County 4-H Foundation and send it to: Logan County Extension — 980 N. Postville Dr., Lincoln, IL 62656. All donations stay in Logan County and help support the Logan County 4-H program. We support things such as: Recognition items, 4-H manual costs, and 4-H Scholarships.
ETHICS REQUIREMENT/ANIMAL SCIENCE PROJECTS
ALL 4-H members ages 8-18 who enroll in Dairy, Swine, Beef, Sheep, Poultry, Horse, Goat, Rabbits, Cat and Dog projects MUST take the online Ethics training. If you do not complete the online Ethics Training, you will be DROPPED from project and NOT be able to exhibit your animals in any 4-H shows. Ethics is only needed ONE time in your 4-H career, so if you have already completed it a previous year you are fine. HOWEVER, any 4-H member newly enrolled in these project areas MUST make sure they complete the ethics training. It can be found at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/qaec/ and is "live" and available to complete at any time. If you are unsure if you have completed Ethics already you can contact our office (732-8289) to see if you are on our Logan County list. THIS ETHICS TRAINING MUST BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 31st, 2018!
ILLINOIS AWARD APPLICATION/CATEGORIES & PRIZES
Any youth ages 15-18 (by 9/1/2017) wishing to submit the Illinois Award Application to the State Level must have it to the 4-H Office by January 4, 2018!
The Illinois 4-H Award Application primarily focuses on the last three years of a 4-H member's participation in 4-H and other school or community activities. Two essays (250 – 550 words each – PER award area) are also included as part of the application – focusing on Excellence in Mastery (of your award area) and Impact (of your award area). While the first 3 sections of the application will be the same for any areas you apply in, members will need to write TWO individual essays for each award area in which they apply. Any 4-H member who makes it to the semi-final stage will be required to go through interview held in March or April in Champaign/Urbana.
If selected on the State Level 4-H members have the choice of one of the following Awards:
1) Trip to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, GA
2) $1000 College Scholarship
3) Trip to another National Event (such as Citizenship Washington Focus)
Apply for state 4-H awards – due Jan. 4, 2018!
The University of Illinois Extension 4-H Key Award recognizes 4-H members 16-18 as of 9/1/17 who exhibit outstanding 4-H leadership, community service, & service as a mentor. Awarded once during your 4-H career.
The Illinois Farm Bureau and Affiliates 4-H Premier LCP Award recognizes youth who excel in Leadership, Citizenship and Professionalism. Open to 17-19 year old 4-H members as of Dec. 1, 2017. Winners are invited to attend the Premier 20 Youth Leadership Conference in April.
The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association provides a $200 cash award each year to an outstanding member enrolled in the 4-H Veterinary Science project. Minimum three years in Vet Science project required. Winning member may be invited to ISVMA annual meeting in the fall of the year to be recognized at their event.
IF INTERESTED IN THESE AWARDS, STOP AT 4-H OFFICE FOR APPLICATIONS (DUE to Logan office 1/4/2018) or visit our website http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/logan4h/4772.html at to find the application forms.
Plastic Lid Collection - PLEASE SAVE!!
The Atlanta 4-H Clubs are saving plastic lids toward a recycling project that takes lids and creates a bench for use in the community. Lids can come from water bottles, juice bottles, butter tubs, icing tubs, cool whip tubs, etc. We have a collection 'bucket' at the 4-H office, so please drop off at your convenience. Farm Credit Illinois is also collecting plastic lids with the hope of collecting enough to donate a bench to the Logan County Fairgrounds – a collection box for their project is also located at the Extension Office. Please collect and help support these worthy projects!!
EDUCATOR CORNER – Carissa Akpore
Preparing 4-Her's for the Workforce and Beyond!
Today when you consider your future career you should understand that:
1. You have thousands of careers to choose from, which are changing constantly.
2. You will work approximately 86,000 hours in your lifetime.
3. You will change jobs 4 times by the time your reach 32.
4. Over 50% of US workers hold jobs that do not utilize their natural talents, so they are neither fully motivated nor satisfied with their work, it just doesn't fit.
5. The largest segment of our population that is unemployed or underemployed is 16 to 24 year old age group.
What is your PURPOSE in Life? Why are you HERE? What are you PASSIONATE about? What are you GOALS? Are all pressing questions to consider when determining what is next after K-12 school. To start to answer some of those questions examine the career wheel pictured above.
Apply The KASH Principle to autography your work with excellence and with every endeavor in life and always do your best. (Marc Changnon)
K = Knowledge
A = Attitude
S = Skills
H = Habits
4-H has a great place for you to start digging in even deeper. Consider the project, Build Your Future under the College and Career Readiness section in your Clover!
Go on trip of a lifetime to Washington, DC!
The next Illinois' Citizenship Washington Focus trip will take place Saturday, July 7 to Saturday, July 14, 2018! Registration is open now at: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=17411
Citizenship Washington Focus is for 4-H members ages 14-18 by May 1, 2018. Our delegates will travel by bus or air, depending upon the number of final delegates who register. Teens explore the federal legislative process through workshops and hands-on sessions, tour historical sights and museums, provide youth voice on issues that concern them, visit federal legislative offices, and meet teens from other states. Estimated cost for the 2018 trip is $1,200. The Illinois 4-H Foundation has provided funds to help keep that cost as low as possible. $325 due with registration by Dec. 1; $450 due Feb. 1; and $425 due May 1. The final payment will be adjusted once we can finalize our expenses in early 2018.
More information is available on the 4-H website: https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/events/citizenship-washington-focus. Registration is open through December 1, so start planning now!
Begin your global destination with 4-H
Applications are being accepted for participation in the 2018 4-H outbound international exchange programs being offered through University of Illinois 4-H and the States' 4-H International Committee. For 2018 interested 4-Hers between the ages of 12 – 18 can select to participate in a 4-week home stay to Costa Rica, Japan, South Korea or Norway. These programs enhance the 4-H program through international, cross-cultural experiences that enable young people to improve their leadership and communication skills, while increasing their international awareness and understanding. Caroline Ahrends, Chester 4-H Club member, was an outbound participant to Japan over the summer (pictured above in back row third from right)! If you have questions about the program, contact the 4-H Office and we can get you in touch with Caroline!
Selected delegates will be placed with a host family where they will experience family life, community activities and be immersed in the local culture of the country. With 4-H exchange opportunities, you are not just a tourist, but also a family member and expected to participate in all aspects of family and community life the program has to offer. Costs vary depending on the country and estimated airfare. Scholarships are available to provide financial assistance to selected delegates. States' 4-H will provide orientation and travel manuals to aid in delegate preparation. Delegates will be assigned to an adult chaperon who will travel with the group and will be placed with their own host family (ies) during the homestay experience. Interested individuals may access program information and delegate applications at: https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/programs/global-4-h
Atlanta Ag - At October meeting discussed club receiving $50 for their Float in Atlanta Fall Festival as well as $10 from cookie contest. Reminded members to save plastic caps for project, be sure to enroll online and talked about flag placement for Veteran's Day.
Hollanders 4-H – We recently elected officers, discussed the meal prepared for local farmers and served at the elevator, discussed International Night program, and played Halloween trivia.
Logan 4-H Shooting Sports Congratulations/State Shoot!!
The Illinois 4-H State Shotgun Shoot was held Saturday, Sept. 16, with more than 60 competitors at the Brittany Shooting Park in Bunker Hill.
The Logan County 4-H Shooting Sports Club took second place in the shotgun division of the Illinois 4-H State Shooting Sports competition AND had two members of the Logan County Team place in the TOP TEN overall shooters. Participants from the Logan County 4-H Shooting Sports club included Landon Alcorn, Brandon Batchelder, Brayden Rohlfs, Ethan Sanborn, Maison Sherman, and Makayla Stewart. Placing individually in the top ten at the state shoot were Brayden Rohlfs in fifth place and Brandon Batchelder in tenth place.
The Shooting sports club is led by William Kennett – Congrats to the Logan County team on an awesome State Shoot!
Dawn Irwin Excels at World Dairy Expo!
Congratulations to Dawn Irwin who recently competed at the World Dairy Expo as part of the Illinois 4-H Dairy Judging Team. Dawn placed 1st as an individual in Guernsey with the team placing 3rd of 22 states. Dawn also placed 2nd as an individual in Ayrshire with the team placing 3rd of 22 states. Dawn was also named an All-American award winner. The Illinois 4-H Dairy Judging Team was 6th high team overall. Congrats to Dawn on great representation of the Illinois 4-H Program at World Dairy Expo!!
4-H members honored at State 4-H Awards Banquet
Logan County 4-H members were recently honored at the Illinois State 4-H Awards Banquet held on campus. Selected as Illinois Award Winners (based on their IL 4-H Award Applications submitted to State, followed by personal interviews) were Molly Schempp, selected in Personal Growth, and Katie Lynn, selected in Community Service. Also honored at the banquet was Katlyn Helton who was selected as a Legacy of Leadership Scholarship Recipient. Congrats to all on these successes!
7th & 8th Graders -- Save the Date The IL 4-H Junior Leadership Conference is Coming!
Mission: Adventure! Who doesn't love an adventure? We know our 4-H'ers in the 7th and 8th grades do because they 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 plan to travel to Springfield to join us at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Hotel.
Look for more information & registration on the Illinois 4-H website: go.illinois.edu/4Hjlc. 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!
Illinois Electric Cooperative Scholarships
Scholarships valued at $2000 are available for high school seniors whose families are electric cooperative members. Applicants must be a son or daughter of an electric cooperative member who resides in Illinois and is receiving service from the cooperative at the time the scholarship application is submitted. If you meet this requirement, more info and an online application (DUE 12/31/2017) is available at https://www.cornbeltenergy.com/community/educational-support/scholarships.html
Scholarship takes you from Extension to ACES
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 and apply @ 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.