4-H Clover Connections
April was a busy month! There were workshops, 4-H club meetings, 4-H Council flower fundraiser, Performing Arts Contest, beef and dairy beef ID Day, and camp counselor training. Thanks to all of our staff and 4-H Volunteers who make these experiences possible. We are so excited that two Jackson County youth have been chosen as 4-H Camp Counselors: Brynn Burton and Taylor Smith. Congratulations!
May 15th is quickly approaching and that means animals need to be completely identified in 4-H Online. If you plan to show animals at the Jackson County Fair, be sure to check your mail for information that went out to youth in each species. Please be sure to read through the entire newsletter, as a lot of important reminders, events, and dates are included. If you have questions about any of the opportunities you read about, let me know!
We are excited for the Jackson County Fair! The dates for the fair are July 23 - 29, 2023. Included in this newsletter is a 2023 Jackson County 4-H Fair
Schedule. Please note where livestock shows will be held in 2023! There are a few changes for 2023. On the schedule, “Show Arena 1” is the show
arena that has been around for several years! “Show Arena 2” is the new show arena, located near the FFA Building. There will be a special rabbit and poultry
show area as well, more information to come from the Jackson County Fair Board. Please remember decisions for the 2023 schedule were made for what
is best for the entire 4-H program. We do appreciate everyone being flexible and understanding with an updated schedule! There are only a few minor changes for 2023.
Thank you to everyone for taking the time to re- enroll for the 2023 4-H Program Year. Just a reminder that if you have not yet paid your program fees, make plans to stop by the Extension Office as soon as possible. Animal identification information cannot be entered until your program fees have been paid and you are in “active” status. Youth will be receiving their project manuals in the next few months during their club meetings. It is never too early to start planning your projects! We have a variety of resources availabe in the Extension Office for purchase, check out the newsletter for prices and more information.
Heather VonDielingen, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator
County Extension Director
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Project Resources for Sale in the Extension Office
We keep a variety of project resources in the Extension Office for your convenience. Stop by if you would like to purchase the following resources:
Foam Poster Board: $4.00
Plastic Sleeves: $1.00
Entomology Boxes: $16.00
Entomology Pins: $6.00
Beginning Cake Decorating Kit: $12.00
Replacement Livestock Resource Book: $20.00
Replacement 4-H Manuals: $6.00
Prices are subject to change when current inventory runs out,
due to pricing changes from our vendors.
We will revise the pricing list when current inventory runs out.
Purchase your fair supplies as soon as possible to get these prices!
The Handbook can be viewed by visiting: https://bit.ly/JacksonCounty4-HHandbook2023
or click the handbook photo!
Performing Arts Judging Results
These 3 acts advanced to the Area 2 Contest that took place April 28th. We cant wait to hear how they did!
Grand Champion: Carly Kaiser
Reserve Grand Champion: Marlo Cornn
3rd Place Overall: Sophia and Emma Doriot
Special Thank you to Emmanuel - Seymour Campus for the use of your facility! Also, a very special thank you to Shaun Kendall for all of his sound equipment and expertise!
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If you don't know the status of your volunteer enrollment, please call the office ASAP!
Reminder, you should be an approved volunteer before interacting with our 4-H youth!!
If you interested in becoming a volunteer, call the Extension Office for more information!
Year round opportunities are available to develop your skills as a volunteer!
Volunteers are essential in making the 4-H Program a success!
Thank you to all the Beef and Dairy Beef volunteers that made Beef ID day a Successful day!
Rabbit & Poultry: The 4-H Livestock and Auction Committee and Jackson County 4-H Council approved these two species to be sold in the 4-H Livestock Auction, as long as there is a market for the animals. A Letter was sent out with more information! Be sure that you have completed the survey if you plan to order meat pen animals from your committees.
Swine: The 4-H Swine Committee worked together to come up with a process for picking up tags for swine! You should have received a letter in the mail and an email with this information. If you have not received the information, please contact the Extension Office at 812-358-6101.
All beef and dairy beef steers, commercial heifers, registered heifers, and dairy & beef feeder steers must be identified by midnight, May 15th in the 4-H Online system.
All animals except cat, dog, and poultry will need to be identified in the 4-H Online system by May 15th. All rabbits must be entered in 4-H Online again this year by the May 15th deadline. Specific instructions will be mailed to all cat, dog, and poultry exhibitors to put their identification information in Fair Entry prior to the fair.
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.
Classes for 2023 will be held in the Old Courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse (2nd Floor).
June 5th 9:30 a.m.
June 20th 1:00 p.m.
June 29th 6:00 p.m.
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.
Sign up now!
DNA Hair Samples
Market Steers (Beef, Dairy Beef), Registered Heifers, Commercial Heifers, Dairy Feeder Steers, Dairy Cattle, Goat, Sheep and Swine DNA Hair Sample Collection:
Youth wishing to show their beef and dairy beef steers at the 4-H Show at the Indiana State Fair must collect DNA hair samples. Envelopes to collect the samples are available at the Extension Office. Samples must be turned in to the Extension Office by May 15th
Livestock ID DAYS:
Beef, Dairy Beef, and Feeder Steer ID Day
Goat and Sheep ID Day
Thursday, May 4 - 6-8 pm
Saturday, May 6 - 8-10 am
Swine ID Day
You should have received a letter with information! Plan to bring your ID form to pick up your tags at the Extension Office on May 11th between 5:00 -7:00 p.m.!
Junior Leaders visited Excel Manufacturing at the April Meeting
Tuesday, May 9th
Driftwood State Fish Hatchery
4931 S 250 W
Chairperson - Addy Coomer
Citizenship Report - Macy Casner
Recreation - Bryan Brewer
Health & Safety - Brynn Burton
Refreshments - Committee
Unpaid Dues $3.50
Vet Science Workshop
Grades K-12 were invited to join the 4-H Vet Science Workshop.
Ten 4-H Members attended.
Meet the surprise animal guest from the 4-H Vet Clinic Workshop! The members got to meet an alpaca, a skunk, and ducklings. A big thank you to Dr. Peelman at Seymour Animal Hospital for making this experience possible for the second year!
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.
Aeroponic Grow Towers
Achiever's 4-H Club Members are tracking the growth of the vegetables planted in the aeroponic grow towers. The club members each planted seeds and transplanted them into the grow towers. They will get to harvest and enjoy the vegetables they grew at an upcoming club meeting!
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
Calendar of Upcoming Events!
Thur May 4 - Sheep and Goat ID Day
Sat May 6 - Sheep and Goat ID Day
Sun May 7 - Rabbit and Poultry Workshop
Thur May 11 - Swine ID at Extension Office
Thur May 18 - 4-H Council
June 2 - 4 - Area 2 4-H Camp
Tue June 6 - Sewing Workshop (8th Grade & Up Only)
Tues June 6 - Mini 4-H Day Camp
June 7- 9 - 4-H Academy at Purdue
Thurs June 8 - Sewing Workshop
Sat June 10 - Statewide Rabbit and Poultry Workshop at Jackson County
Tues June 13 - Area 2 Tractor Contest
Tues June 13 - Sewing Workshop
June 14 & 15 - Nature Camp
Thur June 15 - Sewing Workshop
Tues June 20 - Photography Workshop
Tues June 20 - Sewing Workshop
Tues June 20 - Livestock and Auction Committee Meeting
Thur June 22 - Purdue Agribusiness Science Academy for Juntos 4-H
Thur June 22 - Sewing Workshop
June 24 - 26 - 4-H Band & Chorus 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
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