FOCUS ON 4-H

Take note of upcoming deadlines and events

By Chrissy Karrer | Published Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Wise County Youth Fair tag-in for sheep, goats, hogs, non-registered heifers and dairy sale heifers is 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. If you miss this tag-in date, you will not be eligible to show in the WCYF. Just because you tag your animal does not mean you are entered in the WCYF. Entries open on Monday, Jan. 9, and will close on Saturday, Feb. 11. For more information, go to http://www.wcyouthfair.org.

Livestock Judging practices will be at 5 p.m. on Jan. 11, 18 and 25 at the Extension office. Livestock Judging teaches youth about market animal characteristics and selection and helps with public speaking skills. All 4-H members are welcome to attend. Please bring a pencil and paper to take notes.

Consumer Decision Making practices will be at 5 p.m. on Jan. 12 and 26 at the Extension office. Consumer decision making is a project based on teaching youth about selecting products at the store based on economics and product information. All 4-H members are welcome to attend. Please bring a pencil and paper to take notes.

There will be an “Upcycle” Tote Bag Sewing Workshop 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Extension Office. The only supplies you will need to bring are an old T-shirt (preferably an adult medium or larger) and matching thread. Please call the Extension office at (940) 627-3341 by Jan. 17 to sign up.

There will be a Broiler Clinic at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Extension Office. Topics that will be covered include: housing, nutrition, health, daily care and selection. If you have been showing broilers for years, or if this is your first time, this workshop is for you! Call the Extension office at (940) 627-3341 to sign up!

An exciting scholarship opportunity for senior 4-H members is the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo School Tours. This year Wise County 4-Hers will give tours to school children on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the San Antonio Stock Show. We will travel to San Antonio after school on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and return home the evening of Feb. 22. All senior youth that participate in this tour guide experience have the opportunity to apply for a $1,000 scholarship (in either 4-H or FFA) or an add-on to their market animal if it makes the sale at San Antonio. Tour guide training is 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 24 and Feb. 1 and 2 at the Extension office. You do not have to make every training, but please try to attend at least two. For more information, contact the Extension office.

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