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January 29, 2021 - Friday News

Wyoming County 4-H

Friday News

January 29, 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

Due to a high rate of COVID-19 cases and reduced healthcare capacities across the region, CCE Wyoming is continuing our suspension of all in-person group programming through the end of February. We know that this is disappointing news, and while we’re dismayed to extend our pause of in-person programming, we hope to ensure everyone’s health and safety for the weeks ahead. And while in-person programming may be on hold, our Ag and 4-H teams will continue to provide exciting virtual and hybrid at-home programming throughout the winter—as well as one-on-one guidance and support in the weeks ahead.

CCE Wyoming will revisit its in-person group programming suspension in late February. Please be sure to check 4-H News, Farm & Homestead, and our social media streams for updates and announcements. Thank you again for your patience and understanding. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for virtual programming!

Public Presentation Updates…

  • 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. The registration deadline has been extended to Friday February 5th! 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. Youth may utilize PowerPoint, other presentation software, and posters and other props like years past. We hope families still take advantage of this opportunity! Email Sarah at for any questions.

All registered participants will be contacted after 2/5 to verify presentation date, time and any questions regarding ZOOM!

2021 Cookie Sale...

  • Cookie sale is coming up soon!! 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.

We’re looking for photo & quote submissions from our 4-H membership to showcase the WHY behind their participation in 4-H, to showcase to the community why supporting our program is so important! Please email Sarah at with a photo of 4-H’ers in action and add a quote answering the question – Why is 4-H important to you? Please note all submissions will be used for marketing and social media release.

Teen Council…

  • The 4-H Teen Council is meeting Monday, February 15th 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. We will be making your own microgreen garden! Packets will be available for pickup Thursday February 11th and Friday February 12th. Materials will be reserved for those who pre-register for this event only!

Online Tractor Safety Program begins February 1st

  • An email was sent with Zoom connection details to everyone registered for the upcoming 4-H Tractor and Farm Safety series. If you did not receive the message or would still like to join in – email General sessions geared for 10-14 year old members will last approximately 30-45 minutes each week. Topics will include: tractor maintenance and safety checks, personal protective equipment/shop safety, small engines overview, and animal handling safety.

Virtual Dairy Bowl…

  • This year, dairy bowl will be postponed but, in the meantime, we will be hosting 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 dairy project youth. This event will take place on Saturday morning, February 13th beginning at 9am. The game will be "open" for four hours, but once you start your contest, you must finish as answers are timed. Placings will be shared via email and social media on Monday, February 15th. There is a Novice, Junior, and Senior division. Pre-registration is required, register by February 10th by email to Stephanie at

NYS Virtual Dairy Bowl Practices…

  • The state dairy committee is putting together virtual sessions for dairy bowl. All educational sessions will end with dairy bowl questions played on Kahoot.

Thursday, February 4 at 7pm Digestive system/nutrition presented by Janet Pfromm

Thursday, February 18 at 7pm Mastitis/udder health presented by Rick Watters

Friday, March 5 at 7pm Reproduction presented by Ashley Marshall

Friday, March 19 at 7pm Hoof Health

Register for the sessions at (Meeting Concluded)

Valentine Card Community Service Project…

  • Help us spread some cheer to Wyoming County residents in cooperation with the Wyoming County Office for the Aging. We are asking 4-H families to create colorful and fun Valentine’s Day cards and drop them off at the 4H office in Warsaw by Friday, February 5th. There is a Valentine Box outside our suite door to place them in. Our goal is 280 cards to distribute through the OFA meal program. If signing cards, please only use first names, Wyoming County 4-H members, or 4-H club names. If you have any questions – email us at

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

Horse Update…

Thank you to all 4-H members who participated in our Kahoot virtual Horse Bowl! More information to come about regional opportunities!

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