In This Issue
- Youth Bow Camp at Gardner Camp
- Ready4Life Challenge Exhibit
- We’re back to the Orr Building
- Test your skills at state livestock judging contest
- Open your home to international visitors
- Do your part to help at Illinois State Fair
- Help Illinois win $20,000
- Step Up & Take the Leadership Challenge!!
- Win $1,000!
- Let’s protect that beautiful head of yours
- Adams County 4-H News
- Pike County 4-H News
- Brown/Schuyler County 4-H News
- Hancock County 4-H News
Youth Bow Camp at Gardner CampGardner Camp has a great Camp coming up this summer! If youhave older youth (ages 12-18) that want additional time shootingat an archery range and learning about bow hunting, this is theevent for them! The TV show Raised Hunting on the OutdoorChannel is hosting one of their bow camps at Gardner Camp thissummer! If you've never seen the TV show, it's a pretty cool,family friendly show.
The camp runs June 22-25 overnight at GC. Planned activitiesinclude a 3D archery trail competition, getting youth up in a treestand, strapped in and shooting targets, lots of games on the statictarget range, family style cookouts and LOTS of shooting time.Here's a great video showing theimpact and activities at the Camp.
https://vimeo.com/152212077Raised Hunting charges a feeof $175 for the 4 day, 3 nightcamp.
You can register at http://www.raisedhunting.com/illinoisbowhunting-camp-registration/
Ready4Life Challenge ExhibitOur mission in 4-H is to empower and prepare youth for a successful future. We've added an exhibit class that lets you show us what your future might be. Every project has a "Ready4Life Challenge" exhibit option. We created the challenge to encourage and recognize 4-H members who take their project to the next level by becoming experts on one or more of the careers related to the project or by starting a business using their project as the product, service, or tool of trade.
Follow these steps:
1. Enroll in a project area you like.
2. Prepare a physical/visual display representing your business, product, service, or career related to the project.
3. Be prepared to offer verbal or written explanation that shows your knowledge of the related career or business, historical and emerging trends, requirements for success in the field and an action plan for preparation that may include items such as an educational pathway plan, a resume, and/or business plan.
Just so you know, the judging for this class is MORE about your knowledge of the career/business side of the project and LESS about the skill in the project itself. For example, if you enter the Woodworking Ready4Life Challenge class, a judge will focus on your knowledge of the woodworking business (training opportunities, your business plan, a portfolio of designs, etc.). Sure, they'll want to see something you've made, but that WON'T be the focus of their judging of the project.
We’re back to the Orr BuildingOnce again, all 4-H general project exhibits will be housed in the Orr Building on the state fairgrounds.
State Fair Date is August 10 for Unit 14-Adams/Brown/Hancock/Pike/Schuyler counties!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN
- DROP OFF your exhibit anytime from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Orr Building. YOU WILL NOT NEED TO CHECK IN WITH ANYONE.
- CHECK THE BOARD to see what time you should be back for judging. Members 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 p.m. following the Clover Celebration.
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.
Counties may enter a total of three 4-member teams and unlimited number of individuals in the junior and senior contests. (The teams may be either two junior and one senior or two senior and one junior teams.) The top three scores of a team will be combined for the final team score.
Juniors are 4-H members who were 13 years of age and younger as of January 1, 2017. Seniors were 14-18 years of age on January 1, 2017. Any 4-H member that has completed a year of college should be entered as an extra individual and not part of a team, but the college student may not have undergone training for post-secondary livestock judging. Any 4 H member who has competed at the American Royal 4-H Livestock Judging Contest as a member of the county team representing Illinois must participate as an extra individual in the June contest and not as a part of a team.
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).
Open your home to international visitorsIllinois 4-H is participating in the 4-H Summer Exchange with Japan. The hosting period will be from July 22 – August 18. We are currently recruiting host families for Japanese youth 12 – 16 years of age or adult chaperones. The youth are currently participating in language acquisition programs – LEX and Labo with similar emphasis on family involvement much like our 4-H program. However, many youth are learning English and come with limited language skills, which provides opportunities for host families to be very creative in communicating with the child.
To be a host family, you must have a child the same gender and within 3 years of age as the host student. Host families do not need to plan special activities as these youth want to experience American culture, make new friends, and improve their English by staying with your family.
Interested families may apply online at: https://www.states4hexchange.org/account/login
For information contact: Miriam Rosenbohm, inbound coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do your part to help at Illinois State FairHave you ever thought about judging 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 and helpers 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.
Help Illinois win $20,000We need every 4-H alum to raise their virtual hand and be counted by National 4-H Council. It's easy to do. Go to: http://4-h.org/raise-your-hand and complete the online form. You'll even have a chance to donate $10 if you want to help Illinois 4-H. That's up to you. 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, email it…. you can even speak it aloud!
Step Up & Take the Leadership Challenge!!There is still time for teens to step forward and make their mark on the statewide Illinois 4-H program! Applications are available for the following statewide 4-H Teen Leader opportunities that are opening this spring and summer. Applications are available @ https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/members/leadership.
Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team – This team of 22 4-H members and recent alumni plan, teach, implement, and evaluate the Illinois 4-H Jr. Leadership Conference and Speaking for Illinois 4-H program. They also assist at various statewide events throughout the year and have opportunities to travel to national conferences. Applicants must be 16-19 years of age by September 1, 2017 in order to apply for the 2-year teams. Interviews are required. Interviews take place during the dates of the Illini Summer Academies in June and State Fair in August, so there are two application deadlines – June 15 and July 31.
Win $1,000!The Superior Young Producer Scholarship Program is offered by the Illinois State Fair to 4-H members in Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, and Horses as an educational activity at the Illinois State Fair to promote youth development and personal growth.NEW IN 2017
- Three $1,000 scholarships will be provided in horses and three $1,000 scholarships will be provided in dairy. A total of nine $1,000 scholarships will be provided in a combined contest for beef, sheep, and swine contestants.
- Contest Dates: Horse will be July 19; Dairy will be Aug. 19; Combined Beef/Sheep/Swine will be Aug. 9.
- The SYPA contest is open to any youth 14 years of age or older (on Jan. 1, 2017) who are current Illinois 4-H members who are enrolled in that project.
- Participants do not have to be exhibiting animals at the Illinois State Fair in order to participate in the SYPA contest.
- Entries are requested prior to the State Fair Junior Shows and available at the Illinois State Fair website.
- A participant may receive only one scholarship throughout their career. Further, after receiving a scholarship in any of the species award areas, the eligible 4-H member may participate in other species award programs in following years but will be eligible to receive phase awards only.
- In order to receive a scholarship, the 4-H member must be enrolled in a post-secondary trade school, or advanced educational program.
- Scholarship monies are paid directly by the Illinois 4-H Foundation to the institution where the student is enrolled.
Let’s protect that beautiful head of yoursEquine Headgear:
All 4-H members are required to wear a properly fitted ASTM or SEI standard F1163 (or above) certified equestrian helmet whenever mounted or driving at all 4-H horse and pony events, shows, activities, or practices. Original tags must be present in all approved helmets. The 4-H member is responsible to see that this specified headgear is properly fitted with the approved harness fastened snugly in place whenever mounted. Helmet policies apply to all county, area, and state 4-H horse and pony events, shows, and activities. Protective helmets are recommended for all riders and drivers at all times. It is recommended that all adults working with 4-H members model the desired youth behavior by also wearing protective helmets whenever mounted or driving.
Adams County 4-H NewsCome Ride With Us Events
4-H Day Camp- Adams County Fair Grounds on Saturday May 20 from 1-4pm.Tuesday Evening Clinics Before the Fair- Adams County Fair Grounds on June 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 6:30-8:30pm.All 4-H members are welcome. These events are sponsored by the Adams Co. 4-H Equine Committee. All youth must wear a helmet. All youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Participants must bring their own horse, they will not be provided.. Participants must also complete a medical and assumption of risk forms (this only needs to be done once). Call 217-223-8380 or email email@example.com with any questions.
The Art Club will be meeting at the Quincy Arts Center on Sunday May 21 from 3-5pm. The program costs $8 a student with a snack provided for participants. The club does a new project every month and would love to see new faces this month! If you have an questions please contact Jeremy Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-223-8380.
Shooting Sports Events
Shotgun- Saturday May 20 at Paloma Park from 9-11am.Archery- Saturday May 27 at the Eagles Club 3737 N. 5th St. in Quincy from 9-11am. Beginner shooters at 9am and more advanced shooters at 10am.
Quincy Saddle Club Horse Show
The Quincy Saddle Club will be having a Horse Show at the Adams County Fairgrounds on Saturday June 24 starting at 10am. It will cost $2 a class and ribbons will be given to winners of the classes. For more information on the Horse Show please visit www.quincysaddleclub.org
4-H Electricity School
The Unit 14 Extension team is co-sponsoring The 4-H Electricity School on Wednesday June 14 at Bailey Park in Camp Point with Adams Electrical Cooperative and Ameren CIPS. You can register by going to our website web.extension.illinois.edu/abhps. There are different levels of the program ranging from beginner to advanced. This program is highly recommended for those enrolled in Electricity projects for the Adams County 4-H Fair. The program begins at 8:30am and runs until 11:30am.
Pike County 4-H NewsPike County 4-H Shows week of June 20th to 23rd, 2017
The Home Ec and General Project Shows will be held Tuesday, June 20th at the Pike County Farm Bureau in Pittsfield. The Livestock shows will be held Wednesday, June 21 though Friday, June 23 at the Western Illinois Fairgrounds in Griggsville.
Pike County 4-H Fairbooks
4-H Leaders should have the 2017 Pike County fairbooks. Please let me know if you have not received your copy. Be sure to read all general rules, dates, times and exhibit requirements for your projects.
4-H Fair Livestock barn clean & set-up day
All 4-H Livestock show participants Sunday, June 11 at 4 p.m. at the Western IL fairgrounds in Griggsville.
Recycling Center Schedule 2017
- June 3 Independence Hustlers
- July 1 Club needed
- August 5 Club needed
- September 2 Club needed
- October 7 Griggsville 4-H Club
Animal Science Skill-a-thon
The skill-a-thon will be held Friday, June 23 at the Western IL fairgrounds after the Master showmanship contest. The contest is designed to test and build a member's knowledge about animal science and the efficient production of livestock. Prizes will be given to the top performers in each age division, but the main goal is for all participants to learn more about production agriculture. Age divisions: 8-10, 11-14, and 15 & over. You can pre-register for the Master showmanship or Animal Science Skill-a-thon by emailing email@example.com or calling 217-285-5543.
Visual Arts Work shop
Saturday, June 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Farm Bureau. You will make projects, while learning new ideas and mediums to use. Ages 8 and up.Register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/abhps/Contact Dorothy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-285-5543 with any questions.
Master showmanship contest
Friday, June 23 starting at 9 a.m. at the Western IL fairgrounds. Participants will show an animal in each of the three categories: Beef, Swine and Sheep or Goat. There will be a Junior and Senior Division. Prizes and Awards will be available as well as an opportunity for the Senior divison winner to participate in the IL Master Showmanship Contest at the State fair.
Brown/Schuyler County 4-H NewsPHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
We are starting a Photography Club on the 1st Thursday of each month from 4-5pm running from May-August at the Schuyler County Extension Office for ages 8-18. Jenine Henniger will be the leader and she will be teaching different techniques and what to look for while taking photographs. A 5x7 or 8x10 will be printed for each child per meeting for peer critique. Registration cost is free for current 4-H members and $20 for non-members. Supply cost is $5 for this first session to cover printing costs. Please call the Schuyler County Extension office to sign your child up today. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity!
2017 BROWN/SCHUYLER 4-H FAIR
Mark your calendars for the 2017 Brown/Schuyler 4-H Fair June 15 & 16! General projects will be shown on Thursday, June 15 and all animal projects will be Friday, June 16. A full schedule can be found in the front of your 2017 Brown/Schuyler 4-H Fair book. **New this year will be club games on Thursday night following the Livestock Judging competition. Look for more details closer to the fair.
SCHUYLER COUNTY & BROWN COUNTY FAIRS
4-H will have a presence at the county fairs with project displays and games. Please check us out during the Schuyler County Fair (June 29- July 4) and the Brown County Fair (August 1-6). We will be displaying our projects, so please bring out your projects the afternoon/evening the day before each fair. We did not have many projects last year and would like as many as possible this year. We will also be needing volunteers to help, so please let Melinda know if you would be able to help at 217-322-3381 or email@example.com. A schedule will be emailed to all members in early June.
RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP WORKSHOP
Rabbit showmanship is a new competition that will be added to this year's fair. A workshop was held on Saturday, April 8 by Andy Root who gave a lot of helpful tips and tricks and even worked with the youth and their rabbits. Pictured here from left to right are Collin Shelts with Cinnamon, Andy Root, Justin Shelts with Pebbles, and Jayden Fink with Ember.
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR SHOW DATE FOR UNIT 14
Unit 14 will be showing General Projects at the Illinois State Fair on Thursday, August 10. Mark your calendars today! More information will be given to your child at the 4-H Fair upon being selected for the Illinois State Fair.
HORSE SHOW WITH ADAMS COUNTY
The 2017 Horse Show will be with Adams County again this year on Wednesday, July 26 at the Adams County Fairgrounds starting at 8am. Please come out and support our fellow Brown/Schuyler horse exhibitors
4-H RECORDSDon't wait until the last minute! Start working on your records today! You will need to update your permanent records and fill out the Project Award Applications (yellow papers) for each project. They are due August 31, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time so you aren't in a time crunch at the end of August. Ask your leader if you have any questions. A project workshop night will be in early August. Date and time will be coming soon.
Hancock County 4-H NewsPQA Plus Training
4-Hers wishing to exhibit swine at the Illinois State Fair must have current PQA Plus certification. Youth can now log in and complete their Youth PQA certification online. Go to www.pork.org/login. Once there they will find two logins. Youth PQA Plus ages 13-19 Register Now will direct youth ages 13-19 to the appropriate course. Parents of Youth PQA Plus Register Now must be used by parents of youth ages 8-12 to get them in to complete their certification. Youth ages 13-19 will need their own email account.
Open show for beef
Hancock County Beef Producers will be hosting an Open Beef Show on Tuesday, July 12, during the Hancock County 4-H Fair. This show is open to all 4-H and FFA members. Check in will be 7:30-9:00 AM on Tuesday the 12 and the show will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday. HEALTH PAPERS WILL BE REQUIRED in order to show and must be presented before showing. Please see the fair book for details or contact Tom Laffey for further details/questions at 217-357-0787.
Hancock County Fair will be held July 10 - 14
ATTENTION ALL LIVESTOCK
A certified veterinarian will be at the Hancock County 4-H fair to check livestock health papers. Please have these ready and available for showing. The rules for this are listed in your fair book. If you do not have health papers up to date, you will not be able to show at the fair.
State Fair Dates
Mark your calendar- August 10 for Unit 14-Adams/Brown/Hancock/Pike/Schuyler counties!
May 31: Members must be registered for their 4-H fair classes in order to show at the fair.
Dog Obedience Refresher
The dog obedience refresher will be held on June 8 at 6:30 at the Hancock County Extension Office.
Babysitting Clinic with CPR Certification
A babysitting clinic will be held at the U of I Extension center. The Red Cross will be teaching CPR and First Aid and youth will be certified in both.Thursday, May 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)This is open to youth 6th Grade - 12th Grade and the cost is $10.00 per person.
Topics will include:
- CPR/First Aid
- Basic Child Care
- Growing Your Babysitting Business
- Handling Difficult Child Behaviors
VISUAL ARTS DATE CHANGEVisual arts will now be judged on Monday July 10. This is a change from the fairbook which states July 11th.