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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.


January Thaw!
You can still register for January Thaw!  This contains all the information to get enrolled in the sessions at January Thaw on January 3rd at Washington Middle School in Oconto Falls. There are links to register online and to all the project challenges. Registrations received  [. . .]

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 [. . . ]

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 [. . . ]

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 [. . .]

MAQA Trainings Scheduled
All youth exhibiting market beef, poultry, sheep, swine, or meat goats 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 [. . . ]

Quilt Camp 2015
Quilt Camp will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Hillside Assembly Church. 5890 Hwy 22 West, Gillett, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Quilt Camp is open to anyone in 5K and up.   This year’s quilt is called Tipsy  by Missouri Star Quilt Co. The size [. . . ]

Winter Leadership Camp 2015
Attention youth leaders in grades 6-8 and adult 4-H volunteers! Don’t miss your chance to participate in the 2015 East Metro Region Winter Leadership Camp. It is always a great weekend full of leadership development [. . . ]

Art Lab 2015
Take the challenge and join us for the annual 4-H Art Lab!  Scheduled for January 30-31 at Camp Upham Woods in Wisconsin Dells.  Choose from one of many tracks to go “in depth” and explore the art form that interests you the most.  Participants will also [. . . ]

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:  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

Karen Behnke

Karen Behnke
Program Assistant

Phone:  920-834-6845