4-H Clover Connections
Welcome to our 3rd electronic version of the Jackson County 4-H Clover Connections Newsletter! We hope you are enjoying the new, interactive and colorful newsletter that you can access at your fingertips. The link will always be the same: https://jackson4-hnews.com
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to re-enroll in 4-H Online for the 2023 Program year. You can re-enroll online at https://v2.4honline.com/ using the same email and password as previous years, or stop by our office anytime Monday—Friday from 8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m. for enrollment assistance and to pay your yearly program fees. Program fees are $20 for grades 3-12 and $5 for grades K-2.
While we have a target enrollment date of January 15th, you can still enroll if you have not done that yet. Enroll TODAY so you receive timely information, announcements, and updates!
4-H Project Updates:
Here is the link to our 2023 4-H Handbook: https://bit.ly/JacksonCounty4-HHandbook2023 . We will be linking to all State 4-H Policies and Procedures within our Handbook so you always have access to the way Indiana 4-H is guided and supported by Purdue University. Be on the lookout for your 4-H project manuals at a meeting soon. We will have books ready for club leaders to pick up from the office on March 1st!
It is exciting to see 4-H Clubs meeting and thriving! Thank you to our 4-H Volunteers and Club Leaders for providing these opportunities for Jackson County 4-H Youth. There are a lot of upcoming opportunities at the county, area, and state level. Be sure to check out those opportunities and reach out if you have any questions!
Heather VonDielingen, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator
County Extension Director
What's New in
The Handbook can be viewed by visiting: https://bit.ly/JacksonCounty4-HHandbook2023
or click the handbook photo!
Area 2 4-H Day at the Statehouse
Jackson County 4-H Goat Club would like to say "thank you" to Premier Companies and Jackson County 4-H Council for their contributions in getting all the clubs new "Club Kits"
These Working for our Dreams Members will be going to the Ignite 4-H National Conference in Washington, D.C.
Judges & Leaders' Clinic
took place on
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Jackson County learning center
Several Jackson County Volunteers attended the clinic to increase their skills as a leader for our Jackson County 4-H Program. Thank you to those that participated! 4-H member Taylor Smith served on the youth panel and shared about 4-H experiences.
Indiana 4-H Animal ID Requirements for 2023
In Jackson County, we follow all State 4-H Requirements for Animal ID.
Click the Clover to see Indiana 4-H Animal ID Requirements for 2023
Thanks to our Livestock and Auction Committee, tags are provided free of charge to 4-H members.
Livestock Members: This year, Purdue Extension has adopted a program to replace YQCA. Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care Certification will be required for all Indiana 4-H members showing livestock: pigs, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, market rabbits and poultry. Stay tuned in future newsletters for information on in-person classes.
If you choose to utilize YQCA instead, that is acceptable, but you will need to take that course online and upload a copy of your certificate in Fair Entry in June/July.
Livestock ID DAYS:
Beef, Dairy Beef, and Feeder Steer ID Day
Saturday, April 22 - 7:30- 11
Goat and Sheep ID Day
Thursday, May 4 - 6-8 pm
Saturday, May 6 - 8-10 am
Swine ID Day
Stay tuned for more information about Swine ID for 2023!
Junior Leaders Learned from Kaylee Branaman about Small Business Management at Kays Kafe in Brownstown at their February Meeting.
Numbers include individual diapers and packages of wipes
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Seymour Museum Center of Indiana
220 North Chestnut St
Chairperson - Vivienne Siefker
Citizenship Report - Macy Casner Recreation - Bryan Brewer
Health & Safety - Brynn Burton
Refreshments - Committee
Unpaid Dues $3.00
Sign up to help at Livestock ID Days
Beginning Cake Decorating Workshop
The beginning cake decorating workshop took place in February. It was open to grades 3-5.
There were 9 4-H Members that attended.
Thank you to volunteers Lacey Lanam, Linda Eggersman and Julie Stahl for sharing your knowledge of the cake decorating project with these eager to learn 4-H'ers!
The juntos 4-H Program
Juntos means "Together" in Spanish. The Juntos program works to unite community partners to provide Latino youth (8th - 12th grade) and their parents with the knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent youth from dropping out and to encourage families to work together to gain access to fulfilling careers and higher education.
JUNTOS 4-H IN JACKSON COUNTY
Formal partnership between Purdue University and Seymour Community School Corporation. Cohorts will be added each fall and students will be supported until they graduate high school.
These four members will be attending Ignite by 4-H National Conference in Washington, D.C.
Four members of The Achievers 4-H Club were chosen to attend the National Juntos 4-H Convening at Oregon State University. They were each surprised at their schools and were notified they were selected! They will be reporting on their trip when they return.
Juntos 4-H advisor and
Interim Statewide Juntos 4-H Coordinator
Juntos 4-H Program Assistant
Juntos 4-H Site Coordinator
Juntos 4-H Success Coach
Area and State Happenings
Follow the 2023 State 4-H Junior Leader Conference Facebook Page
Calendar of Upcoming Events!
Fri March 3 - Performing Arts- Judging and Performance
Tue March 7 - Livestock and Auction Meeting
Thur March 16 - 4-H Council Meeting
Thur March 30 - Cake Decorating Workshop Grades 6-8
Sat April 15 - Vet Science Workshop
Sat April 22 - Beef, Dairy Beef and Feeder ID Day
Sat-Sun April 22 & 23 - Area 2 4-H Camp Counselor Retreat
Wed April 26 - Flower Basket Pick Up
Thur May 4 - Sheep and Goat ID Day
Sat May 6 - Sheep and Goat ID Day
Thur May 18 - 4-H Council
June 2 - 4 - Area 2 4-H Camp
June 7- 9 - 4-H Academy at Purdue
June 26 - 28 - 4-H Round Up at Purdue
Donations to the
Jackson County 4-H Endowment can be made any time by visiting https://in4h.org/my-best-gift/donate/ Be sure to type “Jackson County 4-H Endowment” in the “Gift Notes” section when making your donation.
Contact the Educators
ANR Extension Educator
HHS Extension Educator
4-H, Youth Extension Educator, CED
Community Wellness Coordinator
Jackson County Courthouse
111 S Main St. Ste. 10
Brownstown, IN 47220
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