4-H Newsletter: Fayette County
In This Issue
University of Illinois Extension Fayette County Office
118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Hours: Wednesday—Friday, 8 am-11:30am and 12:30pm - 4:30 pm
STAFF SERVING FAMILIES IN FAYETTE COUNTY
Office Support Assistant
Community Worker, SNAP-Ed
Extension Program Coordinator,
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Extension Program Coordinator, Ag/Family/Youth
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development
Intern County Extension Director
The Fayette County Extension Office would like to express its sincere gratitude to all of the 4-H volunteers, parents, members, committees, judges and assistants for their immense help before, during, and after the Fayette County 4-H Fair. It takes a tremendous amount of effort to make the events run successfully, and we greatly appreciate the generosity of your time and hard work.
Thank you so much for all that you do!!!
More than 2,000 youth played the "That's 4-H Adventure" during the state fair and entered to win one of four iPads given away.
Congratulations to Isaac Diaber for winning!!!!
THE AFTER FAIR MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 26TH AT THE FAYETTE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE.
GENERAL PROJECT AND FOOD & CLOTHING SHOWS
BEST OF SHOW PHOTOGRAPHY : Rachel Zimmerman
BEST OF SHOW VISUAL ARTS : Payton Hoopingarner
BEST OF SHOW WOODWORKING : Isaiah Diaber
BEST OF SHOW FOOD : Josef Meyer
BEST OF SHOW CLOTHING & TEXTILES : Kiralyn Hayes
BEST OF SHOW ANIMAL SCIENCE : Faith Williams
BEST OF SHOW CROPS : David Stine
BEST OF SHOW TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING : Clay Miller
BEST OF SHOW NATURAL RESOURCES : Nate Miller
BEST OF SHOW PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT : Rachel Zimmerman
BEST OF SHOW PUBLIC SPEAKING : Rachel Zimmerman
BEST OF SHOW HOME & FAMILY : Isabelle Diaber
BEST OF SHOW HORTICULTURE : Madison Howard
TROPHY DONORS: TONY'S TAXIDERMY, MIDWEST TRACTOR SALES, FAYETTE COUNTY HOSPITAL & LONG TERM CARE, ST. PETER HCE, BROWNSTOWN LUMBER, BURTCHI BROS. & CO., ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 5784, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION, RADLOFF ACCOUNTING, CHANDLER EMBROIDERY
STATE FAIR DELEGATES
FOODS: Faith Williams, Cake Decorating; Josef Meyer, Sponge Cake; Faith Williams, Yeast Bread; Rachel Zimmerman, Sweet Rolls; Camille Hunt, Nut Bread; Kieara Hayes, Scones
WELDING: Clay Miller, Britney Bolyard
WOODWORKING: Isaiah Diaber, Clay Miller
CROPS: David Stine
CHILD DEVELOPMENT: Isabelle Diaber
INTERCULTURAL: Faith Williams
HEALTH: Rachel Zimmerman
INTERIOR DESIGN: Kara Beck
FLORICULTURE: Isabelle Diaber
HORTICULTURE: Madison Howard, Maisie Howard, Isaiah Diaber
COMMUNICATIONS: Rachel Zimmerman
PHOTOGRAPHY: Rachel Zimmerman, Sadie Simon, Addison Cage
ANIMAL SCIENCE/VET SCIENCE: Faith Williams
VIDEO/FILMMAKING: David Zimmerman
COMPUTER SCIENCE: Jeffery Taylor
VISUAL ARTS: Olivia Kershaw, Paper; Addison Cage, Paper, Nature, Chalk/Carbon/Pigment; Isaac Diaber, Clay; Rachel Zimmerman, Scrapbooking; Payton Hoopingarner, Fiber; Isaiah Diaber, metal, Chalk/Carbon/Pigment; Isabelle Diaber, Nature
CLOTHING & TEXTILES: Kelly Hayes, Rachel Zimmerman, Faith Williams
Swine Grand Champion Barrow: Nicholas Wollerman
Reserve Champion Barrow: Chloe Lansford
Swine Grand Champion Female: Matt Lidy
Reserve Champion Female: Holly Lidy
Swine Junior Showmanship: Makayla Watson
Swine Senior Showmanship: Nicholas Wollerman
Swine Clean Pen: Brandi Howard
First National Bank of Vandalia
S & K Concrete
Wright Way Simmental
Sheep Grand Champion Ewe: Nicholas Wollerman
Sheep Grand Champion Wether: Jordan Schaal
Sheep Senior Showmanship: Nicholas Wollerman
Sheep Junior Showmanship: Annie Chandler
Sheep Champion Rate of Gain: Nicholas Wollerman 0.71 pounds/day
Sheep Clean Pen: Nicholas Wollerman
Schaal Club Lambs
Wright Way Simmental
Rick Gottman - Mayor of Vandalia
CONGRATULATIONS TO KYLE EDDY AND COLE JENNINGS AT THE LAWN MOWER/TRACTOR DRIVING CONTEST !!!!
Poultry Grand Champion: Faith Williams
Poultry Champion Market Pen: Haley Fasnacht
Poultry Senior Showmanship: Bo Sapp
Poultry Junior Showmanship: Faith Williams
POULTRY DONORS: Durbin Geothermal, First National Bank of Brownstown, In Honor of Gary and Darlene Elliott, University of Illinois Extension
Rabbit Grand Champion: Rachel Zimmerman
Champion Buck: Jacob Doedtman
Champion Doe: Rachel Zimmerman
Rabbit Grand Champion Market Pen: Rachel Zimmerman
Rabbit Senior Showmanship: Rachel Zimmerman
Rabbit Junior Showmanship: Kyle Eddy
RABBIT DONORS: Zimmerman Rabbitry, Durbin Geothermal, Tony's Taxidermy, Midwest Tractor Sales
Cat Grand Champion: Riley McDowell
Longest Whiskers: Jeffery Taylor
Most Impressive Tail: Courtney Howard
Smallest Cat: Courtney Howard
Largest Cat: Maisie Howard
Cat Senior Showmanship: Maisie Howard
Cat Junior Showmanship: Reagan Walker
CAT DONORS: St. Elmo Pet Clinic, Woodmen of the World Lodge 561, Durbin Vet Clinic, Aces & Eights Western Wear
Goat Grand Champion Commercial Wether: Jacob Doedtman
Goat Grand Champion Meat Goat Wether: Madison Howard
Reserve Meat Wether: Maisie Howard
Goat Grand Champion Wether: Wesley Radloff
Overall Champion Female: Jacob Doedtman
Reserve Female: Jacob Doedtman
Goat Junior Showmanship: Jacob Doedtman
Goat Senior Showmanship: Maisie Howard
Goat Champion Rate of Gain: Maisie Howard 0.64 pounds/day
Goat Clean Pen: Julianna Berg
GOAT DONORS: Mary and Ron Howard, All About Pets Veterinary Hospital, Radloff Accounting, Howard Farm Boer Goats
Beef Grand Champion Steer: Seth Purcell
Reserve Beef Steer: Reagan Walker
Dairy Champion Steer: Ali Willenborg
Reserve Dairy Steer: Matt Lidy
Beef Grand Champion Female: Emily Chapman
Reserve Female: Colton Payne
Champion Angus Female: Colton Payne
Champion Simmental Female: Morgan Walker
Champion Shorthorn Female: Clay Miller
Champion AOB Female: Emily Chapman
Champion Beef Bull: Colton Payne
Beef Junior Showmanship: Madelyn Barker
Beef Senior Showmanship: Dalton Courson
Beef Champion Rate of Gain: Hunter Strauch 3.23 pounds/day
Beef Clean Pen: Madelyn Barker
First National Bank of Vandalia
Durbin Vet Clinic
First National Bank of Brownstown
Aces & Eights Western Wear
Wright Cattle Company
Dog Champion Beginner Novice I: Lizzie Meyer
Dog Champion Beginner Novice II: Faith Williams
Dog Champion Junior Dog Care: Lizzie Meyer
Dog Champion Senior Dog Care: Stephen Berg
Dog Champion Costume Class: Faith Williams
Dog Junior Showmanship: Faith Williams
Dog Senior Showmanship: Steven Berg
DOG DONORS: Wright Way Simmental, Denny's, Woodmen of the World Lodge 561, First National Bank of Brownstown, Sisters Resale Shoppe, University of Illinois Extension
Horse Champion Open Halter: Camille Hunt
Horse Champion Walk-Trot: Camille Hunt
Horse Champion Western Pleasure: Corrin Hunt
Horse Champion Country Pleasure: Corrin Hunt
Horse Open Showmanship I: Camille Hunt
Horse Open Showmanship II: Corrin Hunt
Horse Costume Class: Ellisa Beasley
Horse Trail Class I: Lizzie Meyer
Horse Trail Class II: Corrin Hunt
HORSE DONORS: Radloff Accounting, Wright Way Simmental, Sisters Resale Shoppe, Sherman and Barbara Hunt, Woodmen of the World Lodge 561, C & C Cattle, University of Illinois Extension
Attention all exhibitors!! Anyone seeking more confidence with their
horses is welcome to attend Horse Practices every Thursday at 6pm at the fairgrounds. All that is required is your equine, saddle equipment and a smiling face. Non-members are welcome to
attend as well. For more information please contact Trisha Buzzard at 618/ 292-4956.
Shooting Sports volunteer training on target for Sept. 26-28
Adults interested in teaching the shooting sports hobby to young people should attend the fall's adult volunteer certification training for the Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program Sept. 26-28 at 4-H Memorial Camp in Monticello. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. Cost is $120.
It's amazing the growth of this program. Now, 95 of the 102 counties are eligible to offer the shooting sports program. In September, counties who have sent adult volunteers to be trained in the new Hunting and Outdoor Skills discipline will be able to add this new opportunity as a 4-H project. Youth aged 8-18 will be eligible to participate in those 'eligible' counties. Please understand that there must be those trained adults in Hunting and Outdoor Skills in order for youth to take it as a 4-H project.
Volunteers must register through their local U of I Extension office. Check in begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26. The training ends at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Volunteers must be present for all hours of the training to receive their certification.
There are five concentrations of study, and volunteers must choose only one discipline to attend per session. These include archery, rifle, shotgun, and the new field of hunting and wildlife, as well as the overall county coordinator training. Remember, volunteers will work with their local Extension 4-H staff to establish or add to an existing shooting sports program in the county. Learn more about the Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program at: web.extension.illinois.edu/shootingsports.
Nothing beats a family camping trip
Join us September 19-21, 2014 for the Family Camp program at 4-H Memorial Camp. We will take away all the stress of planning a camping adventure while allowing you and your family to enjoy a weekend together at camp. Your family will sleep in your own cabin, have meals provided, and enjoy many fun activities! Things to do include rock climbing, zip lining, hayrack rides, campfires, storytelling by Dan Keding (Professional story teller), police K-9 demonstration, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, model rocketry, hikes in Allerton Park, and much more!
At least one child attending must be 8-16 years old, and children must be accompanied by at least one parent, guardian, or responsible adult. The fee for participants 8 years and up is $75/person while those under 8 are only $35/person. The Family Camp flyer and registration form can be found on our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/4hmemorialcamp/specialtycamps.cfm .
Please contact Andy Davis at (217) 762-2741 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Hope to see you at Camp!
Back at the range again for Second Annual Illinois 4-H State Shoot
In order to best prepare the Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports team for national competition, Illinois has moved its statewide shooting sports competition to the fall. This will allow team members to train several months before they compete nationally in the summer of 2015.
The fall state shoot will be Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Brittany Shooting Park in Bunker Hill. Check with the local office for updated rules and registration information. Participants must have passed their 14th birthday by January 1 of the current year and may not have passed their 19th birthday before January 1 of the current year. Participants must be currently enrolled in the shooting event/discipline they enter and must be in good standing in their respective 4-H Shooting Sports Club. 4-H members may only participate in one of the following shooting events: archery/compound; archery/recurve, air rifle; smallbore rifle; or shotgun.
Illinois state teams will compete at the National 4-H Invitational June 21-26, 2015 and will be selected from this event if a number of requirements are met. Previous state winners will be allowed to return to Illinois competition in the same discipline they won previously, but they may only compete in nationals one time per discipline.
Celebrate National 4-H Week
4-Hers in the county will join the 6 million other youth currently in 4-H in celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11. 4-H youth development programs provide hands-on learning activities for youth in Illinois and are assisted by more than 540,000 volunteers, 3,500 professionals and more than 25 million Alumni.
Fayette County clubs are encouraged to participate in a window display contest to promote National 4-H Week to area's public.
National 4-H Week is Oct. 5-11 and the theme is "That's 4-H."
All clubs are asked to notify the office of where the displays are located for judging.
The display must include the Extension website (http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cefj/), Extension phone number (618-283-2753), and the theme.
First, second and third place clubs will receive cash prizes.
New 4-H Year
The new 4-H year begins
September 1, 2014.
Invite your friends and family to join 4-H by becoming a new 4-H
Member, Leader, or forming a new Club.
If interested, please
contact the Fayette County
Extension Office at
Members must be 8 yrs. old as of September 1st and have not reached their 19th birthday to
Congratulations to Brian Willenborg for being inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame on August 9 on the Director of Agriculture's Lawn on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Discover CHICAGO! October 11-13, 2014
Be AMAZED by an incredible collection of aquatic animals from around the world at Shedd Aquarium.
VIEW Chicago from the John Hancock Center.
DINE on a hearty four- course meal while cheering brave knights as they demonstrate their skills at Medieval Times.
Don't miss the chance to TOUR an actual Boeing 727 jet, explore the depths of a coal mine, and take a cross country train trip at the Museum of Science and Industry.
ENJOY a wildly unique dining experience at the Rainforest Café.
EXPLORE our galaxy and beyond at Americas first planetarium, the Adler Planetarium.
What is Discover Chicago?
Discover Chicago is your chance to
experience three jam-packed days in one of our largest cities.
Who can go?
All Southern Illinois youth who are in grades 5–7 during the 2014– 2015 school year can attend.
How much does the trip cost?
The $249 fee includes admission to all attractions, lodging at Embassy Suites Hotel, meals, charter bus transportation,
and insurance. This amount also includes a commemorative t-shirt.
How can I f i nd out more?
Contact your local University of Illinois Extension office, The deadline to register is September 8, 2014. Minimum of 50 participants is required.
Note to P a rents
Discover Chicago is sponsored by University of Illinois Extension so you can be assured that your child will be properly supervised by caring adults. The trip offers just the right mix of fun and education for an experience your child will never forget.
TSC returns with fall 4-H Paper Clover Campaign
October 8 – 19, 2014
Tractor Supply Company stores will be decked out in 4-H Clovers Oct. 8 through 19 as part of the National 4-H Paper Clover Campaign. Shoppers at the TSC stores will have the opportunity to support 4-H in their county by choosing to purchase paper clovers for $1 or more at checkout. All funds raised will be donated to 4-H and will support 4-H right here in our county. Last spring, the campaign raised $787,769 for local, state and national 4-H programs. It's easy to make your donation while doing your fall shopping.