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4-H Friday News January 7, 2022

Wyoming County 4-H

Friday News

JANUARY 7, 2022

The entire Wyoming county 4-H staff is here for anything you and your families may need, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us with your question(s)!


  • Club rosters will be mailed to you early next week. If you have any questions or concerns once you receive those, please contact our office.

National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operators Program (Tractor Certification)

  • Registration is now open for our annual 4-H Tractor Safety Program! Open to youth age 14+. Youth must be enrolled in 4-H to participate. The certification allows youth ages 14-15 legally operate farm equipment for hire. Registration forms are available in the December 4-H News, or you can contact the 4-H Office for more information. This group meets weekly from 1/24 through 3/7.There is a $20 fee to cover program materials.

Beginner Beef Series

  • Monday, January 17th from 10:00AM till 11:30am at Sunrise Farms, 2939 Glor Road in Attica. This will be the first in a series of meetings geared to newer beef project participants. Whether you have a steer, heifer or are interested in starting a project, all are welcome. This event WILL NOT count as an educational event for fair but is sure to deliver some great tips for aspiring beef producers! Please call the 4-H office in advance so that we can have an approximate count of participants. Remember to dress for the weather as this event is in an open-air barn!

Beef Kahoot

  • Join us online for a beef Kahoot! game on Saturday, January 29th.This event, all about beef, will count towards the educational meeting requirements to show beef, sheep, or swine at the fair. Participants must pre-register here: to receive the game link to play.

Swartz Family Lambing Workshop

  • Are you interested in sheep projects for 4-H? Join us for a unique opportunity during lambing season at a local sheep farm. Chad Swartz has invited members who have and interest in sheep to learn about the lambing process, caring for newborn lambs and flocks. This will be a hands-on experience in the barn, where you will probably get dirty! Interested families MUST register ahead with the 4-H office for one of two opportunities: Saturday, January 29th from 1-3pm or Sunday, January 30th from 1-3pm.

Horseless Horse

  • A reminder that the horseless horse inaugural club meeting is scheduled for MONDAY January 10th 6:30PM at the Ag & Business Center! Any enrolled Wyoming County Youth may participate in this club. Members do not have to own a horse at home to participate. Topics to be discussed include safety, equipment, equine nutrition, breeds, colors, show divisions, grooming and more! The goal is to grow a fun and collaborative group that can work towards learning more about equine husbandry. Call the 4-H office or email Sarah at to sign up! Club meetings will be led by current horse club and committee leaders.

Horse Bowl

  • Is scheduled for Saturday January 22nd at the Ag & Business Center. Please call or email the 4H office to sign up! All youth are encouraged to participate that are interested no experience necessary. If there are any questions, please email Sarah at Study packets are available online and in person.

Teen Council

  • Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday January 17th at the Ag & Business Center! Call the 4-H office to register!

Public Presentations

  • Registrations are due February 1st! Find the registration form and dates and details HERE at on our website.
  • Our virtual Q&A Session and opportunity for presentation feedback is January 26th at 7PM! Register in advance for this meeting: (Meeting Concluded)

Virtual Place Setting

  • Rules for the virtual place setting contest can be found HERE. Entries are due via email to Sarah at by 1/31. This year we will be highlighting the 2021 and 2022 participants on our Facebook page and showcase at the Wyoming county fair!

Dairy Bowl

  • Our annual Dairy Bowl contest is Saturday, January 29th. Event registration is due by January 21, 2022. All youth are encouraged to participate. There are Junior and Senior study packets available at the 4-H office. Call the 4-H office or email Stephanie at if you have any questions.

NYS 4-H Virtual Dairy Bowl Series

  • Join the NYS 4-H Dairy Committee as they host guest speaker every Thursday in February from 6:30-7:45PM. Each week a new topic will be discussed. The topics include: Calf & Heifer Care, Milk Quality & Udder Health, Crops & Nutrition, and Reproduction. After each presentation there will be a Kahoot! Game with dairy bowl questions. To register for the event click on the link below.
  • Registration link: (Event Concluded)

Soil Painting Workshop

  • Soils are one of our most important natural resources. They also are important for the beauty the many soil colors add to our landscapes. Most of us overlook this natural beauty because we see it every day. Often these colors blend with vegetation, sky, water, etc. Soil colors serve as pigments in bricks, pottery, and artwork. The color and texture of soil painting is fascinating and a creative opportunity for all ages.
  • Join us on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 6:30-8:30 PM for a soil painting workshop. All the supplies will be provided for this fun evening event. Registration closes January 12th. Call the 4-H office or email Stephanie at to sign up!
    • COST: $5
    • Space is limited to 12 youth, open to 4-H members and cloverbuds.

Goat Information Meeting

  • Is a goat the right project animal for you? Come learn about the different breeds of goats, what you need to raise goats, and then we will help you find the right goat for you! Join us Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 6:30 PM at the Ag & Business Center in Warsaw. Call the 4-H office or email Stephanie at to sign up!

STEM Mars Challenge

  • On Tuesday, February 1st at 6:00 PM at the Ag & Business Center, the STEM challenge will explore sending a mission to Mars. The challenge is well suited for youth ages 8-14 and will learn skills like mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, and agriculture.
  • Registration is due by January 21st. Call the 4-H office to register for this opportunity.

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 17, 2023