1 Swine Nomination Deadline/Sang. Co.
1 Registration Deadline for Public Speaking Contest
4 PQA Certification, Spfld. Office, 6:30 pm
4 Dog Obedience/Showmanship—Lincoln
8 Final PQA Certification Opportunity, Lincoln, 9 am
9 State Jr. Horse Show Entries due to Dept. of Ag.
10 Sangamon Co. 4-H Horse Show, Terry Brown Stables
11 Dog Obedience/Showmanship—Lincoln
12 4-H Show Orientation
13 Shotgun at Lefthanders
16 4-H Public Speaking Contest
18 Dog Obedience/Showmanship—Lincoln
18 State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest
20 Rifle at Lefthanders
24-27 Illini Summer Academies
25 Dog Obedience/Showmanship—Lincoln
1 State Fair Jr. Livestock Entries Due to Dept. of Agriculture
2 Registration Deadline for Foods Demo.
2 Dog Obedience/Showmanship—New Berlin
3 Clean up Menard Food Stand
4 Independence Day – Offices Closed
9 Dog Obedience/Showmanship—Mock Show, New Berlin
10 Deadline to sign-up for Scrambles
11Shotgun at Lefthanders
11 Sangamon County 4-H Show Set-Up
12 Sangamon-Menard 4-H Clothing Show
12 Sangamon-Menard Food Demonstrations
13-15 Sangamon County 4-H Show
13 Sangamon-Menard Small Pets/Animal Science Show
14 Sangamon-Menard 4-H Dog Care, Obedience & Showmanship Show
15 Sangamon-Menard Family Fun Activities
15 Sangamon 4-H Livestock Auction
17-22 Menard County Fair and 4-H Show
18 Rifle at Lefthanders
23 Menard County Livestock Sale
24 Clean and close up Menard Food Stand
24-29 State Fair Junior Horse Show
Conference judging is offered to 4-H members at both the Sangamon and Menard County 4-H Shows. Conference judging is designed to increase the value of the 4-H exhibit experience for 4-H members. The judge may ask you questions about your project, such as:
1. Tell me how you made this exhibit.
2. What was the most difficult part of making this exhibit?
3. Did you learn anything new? What?
4. What would you do differently next time?
5. Did you enjoy working on this project?
Conference judging is not required, but is encouraged because of the increased benefit to the 4-H member. Conference judging for the general project areas in Sangamon will be on Saturday morning, July 14, at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin, and in Menard County it will be Wednesday morning, July 18, at the Menard County Fairgrounds. More detailed schedules will be available in the July issue of 4-H News that will get posted on the Sangamon-Menard website by July 1. If you have any questions related to conference judging, feel free to contact the Extension office.
Sunday, July 15,
Sangamon County Fairgrounds, New Berlin
Sangamon & Menard 4-H Families are eligible to
participate. Activities will include:
4-H STYLE SHOW
4-H CLUB TUG-OF-WAR CONTEST
RECOGNITION OF SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS,
10 YR MEMBERS & SENIORS
CHICKEN SCRAMBLE & PIG SCRAMBLES
Check out details, rules & guidelines for participating in the scrambles & Tug-of-War, Register for the Family Picnic, and see the schedule, online at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/ . The information is in both the Menard and Sangamon County 4-H Show Books.
4-H Families, as well as the general public, can access information about the Sangamon and Menard County 4-H Shows on the Extension website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/. On the right hand side of the homepage you can click on Menard County 4-H Shows, or Sangamon County 4-H Shows, to view schedules, rules & regulations, exhibit requirements etc. Show season kicks off Sunday, June 10, with the Sangamon County 4-H Horse Show at Terry Brown Stables, and concludes on Monday, July 23 with the Menard County 4-H Livestock Sale at the Menard County Fairgrounds. Majority of the events are on July 13-15 at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin, and on July 17-23 at the Menard County Fairgrounds in Petersburg. There will be a hard copy of the Show Book given to each main 4-H Club Leader, and there will also be one available at the Extension Offices for 4-H members to access. Copies of the Sangamon and Menard 4-H Show Schedules are available at the Extension Offices.
4-H members will be receiving entry forms through the mail soon that will be customized for them with their name and project information. Members are required to complete them and return them to the Extension office by the deadline stated in the letter to be eligible to exhibit at this year's 4-H shows. Preferable method for making entries is to bring your personalized entry form in to the Extension office and you will be given exhibit tags at that time. Completed forms can be mailed, but it will be the member's responsibility to make sure it was received, and also arrive early to check-in the morning of the show to complete exhibit tags. The Extension Office in Springfield will stay open until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, and the Extension Office in Petersburg will stay open until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, for those who would like to bring in their entry form in person that can't make it during regular office hours.
All Sangamon and Menard 4-H Livestock Show exhibitors, that plan to sell an animal at the Sangamon or Menard 4-H Livestock Auction, should read the updated sale rules for their county. Changes have been made, so please read carefully. Because of space issues, the rules are posted online for your viewing. Sangamon County Rules are available at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/sangamon4hshows/ ; Menard County 4-H Livestock Sale Rules are available at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/menard4hshows/. If you do not have internet access, please contact the Extension office to receive a copy
4-H members, leaders and families are encouraged to help with clean-up and set up for the Sangamon and Menard 4-H Shows. This year the clean-up and set up for the Sangamon County 4-H Show will be on Wednesday, July 11, 6:00 p.m., at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin.
In Menard County clean-up before the 4-H Show is set for July 3, 8:30 a.m. at the Menard County Fairgrounds 4-H Food Stand. Clean-up after the fair is scheduled for Tuesday, July 24, 8:30 a.m. at the Menard County Fairgrounds 4-H Food Stand.
Mark your calendar for the date/s in the county in which you are enrolled as a 4-H member and plan to lend a hand if possible.
4-H clubs in Menard County are also assigned shifts to work in the 4-H Food Stand. If your family has not yet been approached by the club leader, please contact the leader to volunteer your assistance during your club's assigned shift/shifts.
In Sangamon County the New Berlin FFA will be hosting a food stand on Saturday, so clubs will not be used in that capacity this year. We will need lots of help on Saturday from older teens and adults in the following capacities: directing people where to go; project check-in; judge's assistants; and project guards (on both Saturday afternoon and Sunday). If you are willing to help, but have not been contacted, please call or e-mail Amy Rebbe at 782-4617 or email@example.com,.
Two area high school seniors, who are members of Sangamon-Menard 4-H, have received Farm Credit Agriculture Scholarships. Ms. Lauren Henebry of Buffalo (Tri-City 4-H Club in Sangamon County) and Mr. Nicholas Paulsmeyer (West Menarders 4-H Club in Menard County) were chosen from a pool of over 100 applicants in central and southern Illinois. Each will receive a $1000 boost toward their college education. Applicants were judged based on their community and school-related involvement, scholastic performance, and their intention to pursue a career in agriculture. Congratulations Lauren and Nicholas!