4-H Youth Development

4-H Clover4-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.

Youth Heifer Program Accepting 2015 Applications
To help youth from all breeds, interested in working with dairy cattle gain hands-on experience with high quality Registered Brown Swiss. By working with Brown Swiss in this manner, it is our hope that youth will [. . .]

Cloverbuddies is Looking for Older Youth
Do you like to babysit? Would you like to become a teacher? Are you hoping to be a camp counselor at Camp Bird? Then start your journey with Cloverbuddies! We are looking for members in 6th grade and above to [. . .]

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 [. . . ]

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 [. . . ]

Tree Seedlings Available for 4-H Clubs
The Wisconsin DNR – State Nursery Program encourages 4-H Clubs to plant trees.  Trees provide a home for wildlife, protect our soil and water, and help clean our air. The State Nursery Program has a long tradition of providing tree seedlings to 4-H, FFA and other youth groups. These seedlings may be [. . .]

Apply for One of the State 4-H Art Groups!
Attention all 4-Her’s in grades 9-13 interested in participating in one of Wisconsin’s State 4-H Arts Groups for 2015. 4-H Art Team, 4-H Showcase Singers, 4-H Drama Company and 4-H Press Team can all be applied for on-line at [. . . ]

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 [. . . ]

Host a 4-H International Teen Next Summer or School Year!
¡Hola! Konnichiwa! Hei! Annyeong! Welcome a Young Person from Argentina, Japan, Mexico, Norway, or South Korea into Your Life Next Summer!  Add a great big handful of excitement to your home next summer by hosting an Argentine, Mexican, Japanese, Norwegian, or South Korean young person for one month! You could be a host! If you are [. . .]

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