May 21, 2021 Friday News
Wyoming County 4-H
May 21, 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
With the lifting and loosening of many NYS Forward guidelines,
we’re excited to announce several updates to our 4-H programming safety
plans. Vaccinated adults and any
vaccinated youth participants over the age of sixteen may participate in 4-H
programming without a mask. Unvaccinated
adults, unvaccinated youth participants, and all youth participants under 16
must remain masked. All other
pre-existing safety protocols (social distancing, sign-in sheets, etc.) are
still in place. Capacity restrictions for
outdoor programming are lifted, so long as six feet of social distancing is
maintained and all other safety protocols are followed (including the above
mask guidance).Previously listed
capacity limits for indoor events remain unchanged. We expect to update this guidance frequently
as we receive additional guidelines from the state and local health authorities
and as additional vaccination options are made available to youth across the
state. Please be sure to check out the
next issue of 4-H News for a full update on 4-H summer safety protocols.
Wyoming County 4-H Leaders’
Association Spring Meeting…
- Monday, May 24th
starting at 7pm, located at the Ag & Business Center. Agenda Items include 2021 cookie sale wrap up,
programming updates, funding requests, and more. All Wyoming County 4-H club leaders are invited
and encouraged to attend. If you have
questions or would like to let us know you plan to attend, you can easily
register here: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/leadermeeting_256
- The sheep Kahoot! game is currently live and will close at 8pm on
Saturday 5/22.It will work as an
education event to show beef, sheep or pigs at the fair. To participate just click here:
& Lease paperwork…
- Paperwork is due to the 4-H office by June 1, 2021! You can find
grade and leased animal certificates by clicking this link. Dairy Grade Certificate
- With only three farms remaining, there is still time to sign up
for dairy judging. Contact Stephanie at email@example.com or (585) 786-2251 to
Local dairy sale…
- If youth are looking for high quality
dairy project animals Co-Vista Holsteins will be holding a sale on Saturday,
May 22nd at 11 AM. They will have 80 head of high quality, local animals, for
sale. The sale is located at their heifer barn at 13669 Genesee Rd. Chaffee, NY
14030. If families have questions they can email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reminder that if families ordered pheasants that they are being
delivered on Wednesday, June 2nd at 1:30PM
- Exciting things are happening at the Wyoming County 4-H office!
Thanks to the Dairy Education Grant we were able to adopt this Holstein cow! We
will be holding a “Name our Cow” event. Wyoming County 4-H youth can enter a
name for our Holstein cow. We will be taking entries for her name until June
4th and following that we will do a poll on our Facebook page to vote for her
name. To submit a name please email the 4-H office at
email@example.com and include the cow’s name, 4-H members name and
age. Only 1 name submission allowed per youth.
Corners Dairy Growing Through showing…
- For more information contact Stephanie Luders at 585-786-2251 x115 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Western Equitation Clinic & Rider Evaluation this Saturday!! We
will begin promptly at 10AM. It is recommended you bring your own horse to work
with during the clinic if possible, but youth may also attend without their
project animal for educational event credit.
- Horse Certificates are dune June 1st!!
- Although our 4-H program will not be participating in the NYS Fair
this year, we will be treating the July 17th “Qualifying Show” as a 4-H Show.
We will be releasing the entry form in June! Stay tuned for more details!
- Please email Sarah at email@example.com or call the 4-H office! Details
of this event can be found on page 9 of the 4-H news.
Important Wyoming County Fair
- We are currently working with the Wyoming County Fair Association,
Pike Fire Department, Town of Pike, and the Wyoming County Health on the
necessary safety plans and protocols for the Wyoming County Fair this
year. We do not have final answers yet
as to potential changes within the August 14-21 schedule or how everything will
look but we will keep everyone up to date as we finalize plans.
- In the meantime, the 4-H office needs to gauge interest for 4-H
youth fair exhibits in order to help facilitate planning. Please take a few minutes to fill out a short
survey for each youth member about potential animal and youth building exhibits
you are planning on. We appreciate your
help in giving us the best information you have currently and understand things
may change before fair time. Please feel
free to call the 4-H office with any questions!
- 4-H Fair Participation Survey Link: https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Pa...
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 3, 2023