New Year, New Website

Jackson County 4-H Website Update

As part of the streamlined 4-H Communications Plan, we have updated the 4-H page on the Jackson County UW-Extension page and will be removing the 4-H WordPress site that has been in use for several years. Having one page where all of 4-H’s information can be stored and found easily will help all of us to stay up-to-date and on schedule with resources and upcoming events. Check out the updated site at:

https://jackson.uwex.edu/4-h/

It’s still a work in progress, and we want the site to be user friendly. So if you can’t find what you’re looking for, please reach out to Alex at alex.galston@ces.uwex.edu and we’ll do our best to help.

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2017 4-H Rabbit Fun Show

2017 4-H Rabbit Fun Show
Hosted By: Clark & Taylor County Rabbit Committees
Saturday, October 21st
Clark County Fair Grounds in Neillsville, WI
Rabbit Classes: Junior (under 6 months) & Senior (over 6 months)
Open to ALL youth under 19 years of age
8:30am Doors Open
10:00am Exhibiting Begins
Guidelines:
1. To receive pre-registration rate
a. Show entries and fees must be postmarked by October 13, 2017
b. Pre-registration fee is $1.50 per animal and $1.50 for Showmanship
2. DAY of registration is $2.50 per animal and $1.50 for Showmanship
3. Substitutions of pre-registered rabbits can be made the day of the show
a. Substitutions are .25¢ per rabbit
b. Exhibitors MUST check in upon arrival; NOTING any changes at that time
c. Substitutions MUST be decided prior to the breed being placed on the table
d. NO REFUNDS
4. Rabbits must be legibly tattooed in left ear.
5. Carrying cage show (All carriers must have solid bottoms)
6. Light lunch, snacks and beverages will be available at cost
7. Raffle tickets for sale the day of for some awesome prizes.
8. There will be a Rabbit Educational display and Rabbit Trivia throughout the day.
9. Rabbit Halloween Costume Contest
a. One costume per rabbit entry (awards for the best rabbit costume)
Awards:
Grand Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for all classes up to 3rd place
Showmanship to top show person in grades (ribbons to 4th place):
Beginning (4th-5th) Advanced beginning (4th-5th) Intermediate (6th-8th) Senior (9th & older)
PREREGISTRATION due/postmarked by October 13, 2017
Complete and return entry blank with fee to:
Sara Fischer, W3286 Bridge Road, Owen, WI 54460
Make checks payable to: Clark County 4-H Leaders Federation.
Questions call Sara 715-654-5223

Rabbit Fun Show 10-21-17 Registration Form

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2017 4-H e-Forums

Reminder: 4-H Record Books are Due September 1st

What are record books?

Record books are a great way for youth to keep track of what they do for their 4-H projects. Similar to a scrapbook, record books are a place to keep their memories of their 4-H year and the projects they participate in so they can learn and grow from one year to the next.

 Why should youth keep records?

Records help members:

  • Learn how to identify goals and set priorities.
  • Establish good organizational and planning skills.
  • Reflect on the year, understanding and recognizing their challenges and achievements.
  • Learn how money is made or lost.
  • Experience personal satisfaction and growth through completion of a worthwhile task.

In Jackson County, you must turn in a record book in order to be selected for county-level project and record book awards.

Who turns in a record book? All 4-H’ers are encouraged to turn in a record book to the Jackson County Extension Office. This includes Cloverbuds (using the Cloverbud Record Book) and all 4-H members in grades 3-19 (using either the 3rd-5th Grade Record Form or the General Purpose Record Form for youth in grades 6 and up).

Do youth have to do a project record for every project they sign up for?

No. The minimum number of project records a youth must complete for a record book is one. Youth are encouraged to complete more project records and can receive county awards for as many as 3 projects in one year.

 

How are record books and the Annual Banquet related? 4-H’ers must complete a record book to be able to apply for a county award. In September, the record books and project records are judged by a county team of adult leaders. County record book and project awards are announced at the Annual Banquet in late October.

How do youth know how to complete a record book?

Jackson County has a “Member’s Guide to Doing Your Record Book.” The guidelines are available on-line at the address below or from the UWEX Office. A sample record book is also available at the UWEX Office so youth can see how it can look.

Record book resources can be found at: https://jacksoncounty4h.wordpress.com/member-resources/record-book-info/

Sign up by August 17 for Next Summer of Science Event

Archaeological Dig Cancelled

The Summer of Science event for July 18 has been cancelled. If you have any questions please call the Jackson County UW Extension Office.