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January 13, 2021 Mid Week News

Wyoming County 4-H

Mid-Week News

January 13, 2021

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! 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)!

4-H Club Meeting & Activity Guidance

At this time of increased COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and reduced healthcare capacities across the region, CCE Wyoming is continuing our suspension of all in-person 4-H programming through the end of January. We know this is disappointing news, and while we’re dismayed to continue our pause of in-person programming, we hope to ensure everyone’s safety. And while in-person programming may be on hold, our 4-H Team will continue to provide exciting virtual and hybrid at-home activities as outlined in this update.

We plan to continue our email and online updates, most likely on a bi-weekly basis, throughout the year.This will be in addition to our traditional 4-H News you receive in the mail every other month.The 4-H E-News will give quick reminders and updates for our current programs.Thank you again for your patience and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for virtual programming!

Livestock Updates…

  • The Livestock Teen Chatroom meeting is this Thursday, January 14th at 7pm via Zoom. We are going to talk about this year’s livestock program and what types of programming youth would like to see happen. We will also throw in some interactive games through Kahoot! Livestock teens need to register here (Meeting Concluded) or email After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Teen Council…

  • The 4-H Teen Council is meeting Monday, January 18th at 7pm via Zoom. All teens are invited to join us and need to pre-register for the meeting at (Meeting Concluded) or email After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tractor Certification & Safety Program...

  • 2021 Tractor Certification and Safety Programs – This year we will be going remote with our NSTMOP (certification) and general tractor/farm safety programming! There is still time to sign up and participate with us via Zoom. Certification classes will officially start 1/25 and youth 14 and up need to register ASAP. Youth ages 10 and up may also register for our general tractor/farm safety sessions online. They will certainly look different than in the past but we will be able to offer some great safety videos, interactive activities and at home workbooks for participants. Email to register.

Soil Painting Workshop…

  • Join us on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 9 AM for a soil painting virtual workshop. Kits will be provided for this workshop. Kits will include: soil, canvas, paint brush, and containers for paint. Families will need to provide supplies such as: pencil, paper towels, water, newspapers, a can of crystal-clear acrylic spray paint (to help preserve the paint project).

COST: $3 for supplies. Only 20 kits will be available!

RSVP for a kit by January 15th by calling the 4-H Office at (585) 786-2251 or email Stephanie at Kits will be available for pick-up January 19th - 22nd.

Public Presentation Updates…

  • Public Presentations - Due to the uncertainty pertaining to in person events, the 4-H staff has decided to move public presentations to a completely virtual event.
  • If you are still interested in participating, please use the following link to register for specific days/times. Registration is due by February 1st!! We will still be scheduling meetings via zoom with evaluators, a 4-H educator and youth. Although this virtual option is not ideal, public speaking skills utilizing an online platform is more important now more than ever. We hope families still take advantage of this opportunity! Email Sarah at for any questions.

2021 Cookie Sale...

Dear 4-H Families,

You all should receive in the mail this week the letter, order form and other important information for our 2021 cookie sale! We encourage ALL of our 4-H membership to participate. Not only can you gain gift card incentives based off the number of cases you sell, but this is the only fundraiser we ask of our membership all year, and without it our programming would look much different. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of the 4-H staff. You can find links for the incentive sheets, cash/checks sheet, cookie chair information, and letter below. If you need an extra order form, please email the 4-H staff.

Cookie Sale and Public Presentation Q&A Session...

  • Wednesday, January 20th - Confused about how this year’s cookie sale is different? Want to know more about how virtual public presentations will function and best practices? Please join us for a Zoom meeting to discuss! Click the link below to register for this opportunity! (Meeting Concluded)

Horse Bowl…

  • This year, horse bowl will be a virtual event – utilizing the online game-based learning platform, Kahoot! You do need a smart device or computer to access this contest, but an account is not required. ANY enrolled 4-H member can participate! This event is not limited to equine project youth.

Please pre-register at the following link, making sure to specify your age division. This event will take place on Thursday evening, January 21st beginning at 5pm. The game will be "open" for three hours, but once you start your contest, you must finish as answers are timed. Placings will be shared via email and social media on Friday, January 22nd.

“Virtual” Table Setting Contest…

  • Highlighted on pages 26 & 27 of last month’s 4-H news, there is still time to submit your entries for our virtual table setting contest!

For the Table Setting Contest one place setting is to be displayed. Th­is place setting will include:

  • A table covering
  • Dinnerware
  • Stemware or glasses
  • Flatware (forks, spoons, knives, etc.)
  • A centerpiece
  • And a menu of the food to be served (food is not actually displayed)

Youth must properly display at least one place setting, with the appropriate table covering and centerpiece. Youth are asked to take a photo of their display, and submit to the 4-H office by mail or email ( by January 29th.

Along with the photo, entrants must submit the following:

  • Name, age, overall theme, centerpiece description, menu, any additional information you would like the judge to know about your centerpiece project.

Table Setting Contest is open to all 4- H members. Entries may be made by individuals or in teams of two. Th­ey will be judged in Cloverbud (5-7) Junior (8-10), Intermediate (11-13) and Senior (14+) age divisions and in the two categories, casual and formal.

Please refer to the 4-H news for more details. All entries are due to by January 29th.

Reminder – Gladiolus Orders are due February 12th….

  • You can find the registration form and details on page 15 of the Dec/Jan 4-H News

4-H Staff Email Contacts

Holly Harwood:

Sarah Clark:

Stephanie Luders:

Alesia Ackerman:

General 4-H:


Alesia Ackerman
Senior Administrative Assistant
585-786-2251 ext 110

Last updated November 2, 2023