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4-H Friday News - October 7, 2022

Wyoming County 4-H E-News

October 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)!

Reminder – the 4-H office will be closed this Monday, Columbus Day.

The October/November 4-H News should be in mailboxes within the next few days if it has not already arrived! There are many important deadlines coming up over the next few weeks so check it out!


  • Don’t forget that in order to participate in current 4-H activities, youth need to be enrolled in the current club year which started October 1st.


Outstanding 4-H’er Nominations – due October 15th!

Leader of the Year Nominations – due October 15th!

Memorial Award Nominations – due October 15th!

Jonathan Luders Memorial Scholarship Nominations – due October 15th!

Patricia Swartz Memorial Award – due October 15th!

  • Link for application
    • To be eligible for this award, a youth:
      • 1) Must have participated in the 4-H sheep program for the last 5 years, including showing sheep at the fair.
      • 2) Must be at least in his/her Junior year in High School.
      • 3)Must not have received this award before.

Erika Todd Memorial Scholarship - All applications are due October 15th!

    • Eligibility:
      • 1) Must currently be active with the Wyoming County 4-H Horse Program
      • 2) Must participate in multiple levels of activities throughout the 4-H Horse Program
      • 3) Must be in at least Junior year in High School
      • 4) A member is only eligible to receive this award once


  • Stenciling Workshop – Monday October 17th 6:30-8:30pm
    • Ages 8+, $10
    • Learn how to stencil and a brief history of stenciling. Participants will learn to stencil on cork, fabric and wood. All materials will be provided.
    • Call the office to register by October 13th.
  • Kumihimo Bracelet Making – Tuesday October 25th 6:30-8:30pm
    • Ages 8+, $10
    • Participants will learn to do Kumihimo style braiding and complete a bracelet with a metal clasp. All materials will be provided.
    • Call the office to register by October 20th.
  • Know Your Trees Nature Series
    • Saturday, October 15, 2022, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM at Beaver Meadow’s Audubon- 1610 Welch Rd, North Java
    • Are you curious about trees? Perhaps you want to identify them by species or wonder why they grow with such a variety of bark textures, leaf shapes, winter bud characteristics, branching patterns, and other traits. Get to know your trees by joining us for a fun filled morning with a natural resource’s specialist. We will collect leaf samples and label them so youth can create a tree identification book. The hike will happen rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Materials that youth will need to bring are a notebook and pen/pencil. Call the 4-H office at (585) 786-2251 to register, registration deadline is October 10th.


  • Tuesday October 18th 6-7:30PM at the Ag & Business Center, Warsaw


  • Saturday October 15th 10AM at ‘The Meadows’ – 2922 Two Rod Rd., East Aurora NY 14052
  • Youth are encouraged to bring their horse or learn from demonstration about the different opportunities that the Ranch Riding Division has to offer. NYS 4-H has Ranch Riding as an opportunity, but our county hasn’t traditionally offered ranch classes at shows and events. If there are enough interested youth to participate in this division, there is a potential to add some of these classes to the fair/qualifying show.
  • Instruction will be led by Grace Carls, local horse judge. This qualifies as an educational event to participate in the 2023 Wyoming County Fair.
  • Please call the 4-H office by Thursday October 13th to register for this event as it is helpful to have a headcount. Youth do not need to trailer their horse in, but it is an opportunity for hands on work! This event does fulfill the educational event requirement for the 2023 Wyoming County Fair.


  • Monday October 24th, 6:30pm
  • Any 4-H member age 5-18 are eligible to attend this club. Youth do not need horses to participate. We hope to gauge interest at this first fall meeting as to the direction the club wants to take for the year and prepare for horse bowl in January. Please call the 4-H office to register in advance.


  • Meat Animal Records are due October 15th which is a Saturday this year. Please make sure they are dropped off in office or post marked by October 15th!

4-H Staff Email Contacts


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

Last updated January 20, 2023