4-H Youth Development

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4-H Youth Development programs give young people a chance to learn important skills, gain experience in teamwork and accountability and contribute to their communities. 4-H Youth Development Educators connect the University of Wisconsin to the community through local coalition and community programs.

4-H News and Announcements

Check out the latest Friday Notes for current county events and information.

I Want to Know! Camp (IW2K!)
Do you like science, technology or engineering? Have you always wanted to know what makes things work? Would you like to do cool, hands-on experiments—including activities in food science, DNA, and electricity, learn about the science of herpetology and more? If so, then I Want To Know! Camp is for [ .. . .]

Wanted!   2015 4-H Arts Camp Youth Staff
Do you have a passion for drama, visual art, music, photography or communications? Do you enjoy teaching younger youth?  Come be part of the staff!  We’re looking for 9th through 12th graders (in the fall of 2015) to be part of the Arts Camp State Staff.  The purpose of Arts Camp is [ . . . ]

4-H Arts Camp 2015
The statewide 4-H Arts Camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders is scheduled for October 3-4, 2015 at Camp Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells. Youth will get together to explore and participate in the exciting world of the arts: theatre and drama, photography, communication, music, visual art and more! Campers will learn plenty of [ . . . ]

Fairest of the Fair
Serving as Fairest of the Fair or Junior Fairest of the Fair is a wonderful and extremely rewarding experience. The contestants chosen will not only serve as hostesses of the 2015 Fair, but will also work with the Fair Board to promote the fair throughout the year by attending various community events. Application deadline is [. . . ]

2015 Wisconsin State Fair Market Animal Identification
New for 2015!  Youth interested in showing market beef, sheep or swine at the 2015 Wisconsin State fair will need to get their animal projects DNA/FRID identified through the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) by the respective State Fair eligibility deadlines. WLIC is coordinating [. . . ]

Shayr-A-Heifer Award & Program
The Wisconsin Ayrshire Breeders Association (WABA) are now accepting applications for its 2015 Shayr-A-Heifer Program.  The WABA Shayr-A-Heifer program gives young people the opportunity to work with a registered Ayrshire as a project animal.  Ownership will be on a 50/50 basis with [. . . ]

Targhee Flock Giveaway
The Wisconsin Junior Targhee Sheep Association will be giving away a starter flock of three Targhee ewes in 2015 to a lucky Wisconsin youth. Applicants must be aged 12 to 17 as of January 1, 2015, a resident of Wisconsin, and not currently raising Targhee sheep. The winner must also be eligible [. . . ]

MAQA Trainings Scheduled
UPDATE:  All youth exhibiting market beef, dairy, dairy goats, meat goats, poultry, rabbits,  sheep or swine at the fair must attend a MAQA (Meat Animal Quality Assurance) training every year. If you are not MAQA certified, you will not be eligible to [. . . ]

Feel the Beat, 4-H ArtBeat!
Do you like to have fun?  Would you like to learn about different types of art?   Try 4-H Artbeat!! It’s fun! It’s creative! It’s cool!  4-H ArtBeat! South is an exciting introductory program for 4-H members in grades 3-5 along with parents and leaders! Held Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, 2015, at [. . . ]

Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Scholarship
The Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board will award three $1,000 scholarships, to third or fourth-year college students pursuing dairy-related or food science degrees at one of Wisconsin’s four-year universities. Two additional $1,000 scholarships will be [. . . ]

Looking Ahead! Join us at 4-H Camp 2015!
Summer Camp will be Saturday, June 13-Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  The brochure and registration information will be available in March, 2015.  Youth who have completed 3rd-6th grades can look forward to a fun-filled summer camp adventure at Camp Bird, which is located on lovely Sand Lake and offers [. . .]

Scholarship application time is just around the corner!!
The 4-H Foundation provides a number of scholarships to deserving 4-H members who are continuing their education at an institution of higher education. The process for applying is being updated, but we can tell you that information about the application process will be [. . .]

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Oconto County 4-H has email!
 …and it’s easy to remember:  4H@co.oconto.wi.us  Please send all your requests for information to the new email address [. . .]

Deadlines that may help with your planning:
Please note these dates as you do your planning, and send information to the office for publication and sharing [. . .]

If you have any questions regarding 4-H Youth Development in Oconto County, please contact Paula Huff:

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Paula Huff
4-H Youth Development Agent

Oconto County UW-Extension
Oconto County Courthouse
301 Washington Street
Oconto WI 54153-1699
Phone:  920-834-6845
Fax:  920-834-6853
Email:  paula.huff@ces.uwex.edu

Karen Behnke

Karen Behnke
Program Assistant

Phone:  920-834-6845
Email:  karen.behnke@co.oconto.wi.us