January 29, 2021 - Friday News
Wyoming County 4-H
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
4-H Club Meeting & Activity
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any
All registered participants will be contacted after 2/5 to verify
presentation date, time and any questions regarding ZOOM! https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=wy_co_4h_pp2021_256
- 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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYS Virtual Dairy
- 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
Friday, March 19 at 7pm Hoof Health
Register for the sessions at
https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsdeGgpjoqGtOsnKp2Oz2MxqJlIqJor99w (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 email@example.com
– Gladiolus Orders are due February 12th….
- You can find the registration form and details on page 15 of the
Dec/Jan 4-H News
Thank you to all 4-H members who
participated in our Kahoot virtual Horse Bowl! More information to come about
4-H Staff Email Contacts
Holly Harwood: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Clark: email@example.com
Stephanie Luders: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alesia Ackerman: email@example.com
General 4-H: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated November 2, 2023