June 19, 2020 Friday News
Wyoming County 4-H
June 19, 2020
During COVID-19 we want to make sure we
are keeping all of our 4-H families up to date as much as we possibly can!
During this time we will be releasing the “Friday News” where we will hopefully
answer any questions you may have; these will also be available on our website
to view. The entire Wyoming county 4-h staff is here for anything you and your
families may need during this time so please do not hesitate to reach out to
any of us with your question(s)!
With this edition of the 4-H Friday News, we have an
exciting update for our-H families.We
are currently working on our first hard copy of the Wyoming County 4-H News
since the February/March edition!It
will be mailed later next week so keep an eye out for it in your mailbox.In this edition, you will find information on
some upcoming opportunities we are planning for our membership this
summer.There will also be guidance for
in person opportunities as they begin to open up.We will continue with our 4-H Friday News
updates as well, as we navigate new opportunities and keep everyone informed on
YQCA (Youth for the
Quality Care of Animals) Training - Coupons are still
available for the YQCA training that is required by the meat animal BEEF, LAMB,
AND SWINE projects for participation in the online auction. This program can be
done online and provides approximately 60 minutes of guided education on food
safety, animal well-being, and character awareness for youth raising and showing
livestock. Contact Holly for more information at email@example.com.
Animal Auction Updates - The annual 4-H Meat Animal
Auction will be taking place online this year!We need all youth that originally registered animals for the project to
fill out the opt-in/out form found in the mailing that should have arrived last
week at your home or online at https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/ma...
by June 25th.You can find complete
program guidelines at https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/ma...
along with record sheets and other program information.
Broiler Chicken Updates - Final broiler project details
along with project record sheets can be found at
http://wyoming.cce.cornell.edu/4-h-youth-developm... in addition to the new
current auction guidelines found above.Thank you to all the participating families for your understanding this
week as we encountered challenges with delivery day!An email will be sent out this weekend to
confirm additional orders.
Wyoming County 4-H Livestock
Auction Scholarship - This scholarship is open to high
school seniors and post high school students that meet eligibility
requirements, intending to further their education at an institution of higher
education or directly entering the workforce. The scholarship provides a
one-time award to eligible applicants who will receive an equal share of the
monies available for the current year, at the discretion of the scholarship
committee. For more information on eligibility and the application packet check
Family & Consumer Science Updates…
- UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES!! -The Family & Consumer Science
Committee is planning multiple opportunities for youth to engage with our
program this summer – including in person exhibit evaluations for youth
projects this August, “fair week” follow along activities, and potentially
more! Please check back next week for more details regarding these
- SAVE THE DATE!! The Wyoming County 4-H
Program has been working within our office, the Health Department, and the
Sheriff’s Mounted Unit to come together and offer horse project youth a Horse
Show at the Posse Grounds on Wilder Rd., Warsaw - Saturday August 8th, 2020.
Please watch your mailboxes in the coming weeks for entry forms that will need
to be mailed or emailed back to the 4-H office with appropriate health
- To those families that operate Equine
Facilities, please see the interim guidelines released by the State Government
office last week. https://www.nyfb.org/application/files/3215/9188/...
- SAVE THE DATE!! The Dog Program will be also
be holding an unfair FUN dog show at Camp Wyomoco, Saturday August 15th. Entry
forms detailing guidelines and procedures will be mailed to all project members
who have graduated a dog in the past few years. Watch your mailboxes in the
coming weeks for more information!!
NYS 4-H Dairy Judging Workshop Series- Since we can’t get you all
together to dairy judge, we are bringing it to your living room! Join Dr. Doug
Waterman, Kevin Ziemba and Casey Hinz for a workshop series that teaches you
the ideas and concepts of dairy judging across the breeds. Regardless, if you are new to dairy judging or a
seasoned judge, these workshops will give
you the opportunity to grow as a dairy judge, connect with your fellow dairy
judgers (via Zoom), and build mastery
in your dairy judging skills. Open to all NYS 4-H members, parents, coaches and 4-H Educators. Join us for four
sessions with the first session is will include the how to’s and what to look
for when judging dairy cattle. Sessions two, three and four you will be
practicing judging cattle followed by analyzing them together. Seniors will be
able to give oral reasons individually to the instructors via zoom or over the
phone to with feedback to grow in their oral reasoning skills.
Session 1 – June 24- 7:00-8:30PM
Session 2 – July 8- 7:00-8:30PM
Session 3 – July 29- 7:00-8:30PM
Session 4 – August 5- 7:00-8:30PM
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jun 24, 2020 07:00 PM
Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this
After registering, you will receive
a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
NYS Junior DAIRY LEADER program
(JDL)- Applications due by August 1, 2020 - If youth are interested in
the dairy field and want to learn more about careers, personal and professional
growth through workshops, tours, and trips… please apply.Applications are done online at http://4h.ansci.cornell.edu/animal-programs/dairy/nys-junior-dairy-leader-application/
and more information about the program can be found here also. The age of youth
for the program is 16 to not have reached 19, by Jan. 1st. This
year’s class will start out a little differently than it has in the past, but
youth will still have the opportunity to attend WDE and the National 4-H Dairy
Conference in 2021. Please contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
CHANGE for the Grade and Lease Paperwork! - We are
extending the due date for grade and lease paperwork. If youth are planning on
showing a grade animal (meaning that the calf has no registration papers) or
leasing a project animal, the paperwork is due to the 4-H office by June 30,
2020. You can find the lease paperwork on our website at
Contact Stephanie with questions at email@example.com
- If you enjoy outdoor activities and building a close bond with
animals then a Working Goat Project may be perfect for you! You can teach your
goat to carry a pack and traverse difficult terrain as your hiking companion.
You can train your goat to pull a cart or other implements to help with chores
or provide recreation. Youth can also train their goats to walk through an
obstacle course. Goats will follow and learn but you will need treats to
encourage them to learn it. Below are some links to videos of obstacle courses
for goats and something you can try at home!
At Home Activities…
Weekly Challenge - Week 8...... 4-H
Impact - This week we are going to try something a bit different from our
weekly "Facebook Challenges." We are asking current members to tell
us how Wyoming County 4-H has impacted your life in a positive way.We are asking any and all current Wyoming
County 4-H members to reflect on how the 4-H program has impacted their life by
emailing a statement that we can share here on our Facebook page. We will share
just the first name, years in 4-H, and statement from each youth. You can email
impact statements to firstname.lastname@example.org.Each youth that submits a statement will be
entered into a drawing to receive a 4-H themed gift basket full of
goodies.We look forward to seeing how
4-H has impacted your life!
New York State 4-H - All are
Statewide Hour of Code APP Building
June 24 @ 6PM
Code is an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and
show that anyone can learn together the basics to be a maker, a creator, an
program is for youth ages 7-12 and requires an adult chaperone to join.
zoom link to
4-H Camp Wyomoco…
- Every Wednesday we will post a fun at home activity for you all to
- Keep checking our Facebook page for fun camp activities and
Last updated June 20, 2020