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March 18, 2022 - Friday News

Wyoming County 4-H

Friday News

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 100 Years!

  • Mark 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

  • Tuesday, 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


  • This 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.

New 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 Poultry Program

Market Hog, Lamb, and Goat Weigh-in Information

  • 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

General Livestock Program Reminders:

  • Non-Auction 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.

DNA Extraction

  • 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.

Dairy 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 Register by March 14th.

4-H Dairy Judging

  • 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 4-H News

Goat Bowl Practice

  • 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.

District Goat Bowl

  • 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 Youth must be registered by Friday, March 25th.

DEC Pheasant Farm Tour

  • Saturday, April 9th at 10 AM; 8 Game Farm Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Wyoming 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 at 585-786-2251.

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: Holly at for more details.

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 January 20, 2023