March 18, 2022 - Friday News
Wyoming County 4-H
March 18, 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)!
Wyoming County 4-H is Celebrating
your calendars now for Sunday, June 12, 2022, as we are planning an afternoon
centennial celebration at the Wyoming County Fairgrounds on June 12th.More details will be coming very soon!
Spring Wyoming County
4-H Leaders’ Association Meeting
March 29th at 7:00pm; held at the Wyoming County Ag & Business Center (LC1)
- All enrolled
volunteer leaders are welcome and encouraged to attend this semi-annual
meeting. The Leaders’ Association is
responsible for the annual 4-H cookie sale. Profits from the sale each year are held in the leaders’ association
treasury and are used for a variety of 4-h programs, materials, awards, and
much more. The association plays an
important part in providing the best opportunities for 4-H families. Topics of discussion will include: 2022
budget; program updates, award trips, cookie sale, and centennial
celebration. You can RSVP for the
meeting by calling the 4-H office at 585-786-2251 or emailing
Saturday, March 19th is the annual hippology contest! Test your knowledge on
equine studies. Topics include breeds, health, feed, tack, judging, and more!
Any 4-H member age 8+ may participate.
- This event
does qualify to show an equine project at the 2022 Wyoming County Fair.
Member Enrollment Deadline March 31st for Auction Programs
- New youth planning to participate in our 4-H auction
programs for market hogs, lambs, goats, or poultry MUST be enrolled in our
general 4-H program by 3/31.(Beef and
dairy beef youth began their projects in December.)
Market Hog, Lamb, and Goat
- Any enrolled members that expressed
interest in the meat animal market hogs, lambs or goats on their enrollment
forms will receive a mailing in early April with the program guidelines and
upcoming weigh-in information. As long as youth are enrolled in 4-H, you
do not need to anything special in the meantime. If you have not started
your search for project animals, it is time to get going. If you need
help with your search process, email Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Livestock Program Reminders:
Beef Sheep & Swine (Ages 8-18 as of 1/1/22): Youth members DO NOT have to
participate in the livestock auction project to show beef, sheep, or pigs at
the fair during 4-H shows. We have non-auction showmanship, market
classes, and breeding animal classes for each of these species. They are
a great way to learn how to raise and show livestock before jumping into the
auction program. To exhibit beef, sheep or pigs, youth members must
complete one of the specified education events for the livestock program.
Pre-registration in the form of a fair entry is also required by July
15th. Watch the June 4-H News for information and deadlines on fair
entries. Youth do have an opportunity to exhibit at the NYS Fair.
We have project learning materials available in the 4-H office on request.
- Join us on Monday, April 4th
at 7pm for a livestock workshop where we will extract DNA from fruits and
vegetables. This type of science exploration relates to many careers in
agriculture and animal science and is just fun! The event will satisfy
the educational requirement for youth to show 4-H beef, sheep, or pigs at the
fair. Please RSVP in advance of the meeting as space is limited by
calling the 4-H office at 585-786-2251.
Farm Robotic Rotary Tour
- March 19, 2022, at 10 AM; 3962 Batavia Elba Townline
Rd. Batavia, NY
- The 4-H program will be touring Oakfield Corners Dairy
where they recently installed the first robotic rotary in the Northeast. To
register for the event, call the 4-H office or email Stephanie at
email@example.com. Register by March 14th.
- Dairy Judging save the dates: April 16th in Arcade/North Java and
April 30th in Warsaw/Attica. More information will be available in the April
- March 22,
2022, at 6:00 PM at the Ag & Business Center, Warsaw, NY
- This practice
is for any youth interested in practicing for district goat bowl. This is open
for cloverbuds, juniors, and seniors. Youth will have the opportunity to use
buzzers throughout the practice. Call the 4-H office or email Stephanie if
youth plan to attend.
- Saturday, April 2nd at 10 AM at the Ag & Business
Center, Warsaw, NY
- There will be 3 age groups: Cloverbud, Junior, and
Senior divisions. This contest will test the knowledge of goat health, goat
products, and goat breeds. To register for the event email Stephanie at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Youth must be registered by Friday, March 25th.
DEC Pheasant Farm Tour
April 9th at 10 AM; 8 Game Farm Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
County 4-H will be visiting the DEC Game Farm and learning how pheasants are
incubated, raised, and released. To register for the event, call the 4-H office
Cornell Animal Crackers Program
- NYS 4-H is
once again offering an in-person, campus experience this spring for youth ages
8-12 interested in Animal Science. The
event will be held on Saturday, May 7th and full details can be found here:
https://4h.ansci.cornell.edu/events-2/animal-crac... Holly at email@example.com for more
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Last updated January 20, 2023