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Rock County 4-H

Cloverpatch
February 2010
WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN 4H?
You are one of over 1600 youth and 600 adults in Rock County who choose to be part of the Rock County 4-H Program. It is because of your participation that this organization continues to be successful in its many endeavors. Keep up the good work and continue to share your experiences with neighbors and friends and encourage them to get involved with you! We realize that families have lots to do, but we encourage you to read the Cloverpatch and get involved in the county wide project meetings and activities. Check these out… Have you considered participating in the Communication Arts Festival on February 22 at Rotary Gardens? Check out the public speaking opportunities, posters, writing and, new this year, Public Service Announcements. Please note there was an error on the registration form for Cloverbuds. They can enter the poster and Division H, Cloverbud 4-H Pledge Speaking Contest. Register today! There’s also the Pre-fair Cat Show on February 27. This show is open to all 4-H members. The registration is available at our website, www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/rock/4h/index.html (click on projects), or at the UWEX Office. There is also the Jr. Council Volleyball Tournaments coming up in March… check and see if your club will have a Jr. and/or Sr. Team and sign up. It’s lots of fun. The Horse & Pony project is having some important meetings to welcome members and explain all the opportunities that are coming up. There are also rabbit, poultry, cat and mechanical science project meeting coming up. Check them out. These are just a few of the things to do on the county level and we know your club has many opportunities as well. So make the best of your 4-H involvement and get involved! If you don’t find what you are looking for in the Cloverpatch, check out our website, www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/rock/4h/index.html or call us at 757-5690.
Phone: 608-757-5690 Fax: 608-757-5581

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“4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.”

Cloverpatch Table of Contents

Leadership

Leadership…………………..2-4 Special Projects & Activities...4-5 Communication Arts……..5-6 Home and Family………….6 Animal Science…………….6-11 Environmental Education....11 Mechanical Science ………..12 Fair Facts…………………….12 Other………………………….13 Calendar & Snip & Send..14-End

Attention all 4-H members grade 7 and up! You are invited to the next Junior Council meeting to meet new friends, learn about leadership opportunities and have fun. Be there… Monday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Rotary Gardens, Janesville. *Note: We are meeting at Rotary Gardens because the Communications Arts Festival will also be held there that evening starting at 6:00 p.m. If you are participating, plan to stay for the meeting otherwise come early and listen to some of the presentations.

Junior Council Meeting February 22 – 7:30 p.m.* Rotary Gardens, Janesville

4-H Staff: Donna Duerst
4-H Youth Development Agent

Sue Fredrich
4-H Program Advisor

Linda Marshall
4-H Program Assistant

Sally Reisem
Americorps Vista

All club chairs, co-chairs and any interested leaders are invited and encouraged to attend Senior Council meetings. Senior Council meetings are usually held the fourth Monday of the month (except July and December) at the Courthouse. The date for February is Monday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. This meeting is being held in conjunction with the 4-H Communication Arts Festival at Rotary Gardens in Janesville, so come a little early and listen to some of our talented 4-H public speakers!

Senior Council Meeting February 22 – 7:30 p.m. Rotary Gardens, Janesville

Carol Jaggi
4-H Support Staff

ROCK COUNTY UWEX WEBSITE: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/ rock/4h/ Rock County UW Extension Service Phone Number: 608-757-5690 Fax Number: 608-757-5581

Are you interested in taking on a leadership role outside of the county program? If you answered yes, here’s an opportunity for you! The Southern District Leadership Team (SDLT) is taking applications for the 2010 Fall Youth Leadership Conference Committee. This committee is responsible for planning and organizing the State 4-H Youth Leadership Conference that will be held November 20 in the Wisconsin Dells. If you are interested 2

Southern District Leadership Team (SDLT) Looking for Committee Members

contact the UWEX Office for an application form and return it to the UWEX Office by March 1. If you have questions contact Sue at 757-5690.

Enrollment form and a leader application form. They must also attend a leader orientation session. The remaining schedule for 2010 is: Thursday, February 25 – 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 6 – 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 29 – 7:00 p.m. All sessions will be held at the courthouse. New leaders may sign up for a session on their Leader Enrollment form. PLEASE NOTE: this year, the fee for the required Department of Justice records check is $7.00, and that fee will be collected at the orientation session. Leaders, please be sure you complete all the requirements to be in compliance!

A number of tax benefits are available for volunteers under the general charitable deduction of the Internal Revenue Code. Volunteers may deduct unreimbursed, out‑of‑pocket expenses directly related to a charitable organization such as 4-H if they itemize deductions for 2009. Detailed information is available in IRS Publication 526, or check out the IRS website at www.irs.gov/ Click on “Forms and Publications” then “Publication number” then scroll down to Publication 526.

Volunteer Tax Deductions

Rock County 4-H offers open enrollment so new members may join any time during the year. If your club does not have room for new members, please call the UWEX Office so we can consider this when doing club referrals for new families. If your club is closed, you need to be consistent and not allow anyone else to join for the remainder of the current 4-H year. Clubs cannot choose or vote on whom can be members!

Full House

Any 4-H member 14 years old or older (as of January 1, 2010) who enjoys camp, likes to work with younger members AND is willing to make 4-H Camp Staff a priority is encouraged to apply for the Rock County 4-H Camp Staff Team! PLEASE NOTE: 4-H Camp this year is Saturday, August 14 to Tuesday, August 17. You MUST be available on those dates in order to be on the Camp Staff Team! All applicants (except those in college) MUST attend the Initial Selection Workshop, which will be held Tuesday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the Craig Center at the fairgrounds. If you cannot attend that workshop, you are not eligible to be on the 4-H Camp Staff Team…no exceptions! Applicants who make it through the Selection Workshop will be considered “on the team” but not yet part of the “starting lineup.” The team members selected to go to 4-H Camp are the Starting Lineup and they will be selected in June. 3

4-H Camp Staff Applicants Needed!

In 2010, we will again be complying with the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Protection Program. Leaders who completed the Leader Application form and attended a leader orientation session need only to re-enroll with their club this year. (Please Note: All returning leaders MUST complete a Leader Re-Enrollment form!) NEW leaders will need to complete a Leader

Attention NEW Leaders! Wisconsin 4-H Youth Protection Program

Criteria for selecting the Starting Lineup include: • Number of scheduled training sessions attended; • Active participation in training and planning activities; • Number of registered campers. The required training sessions for the 4-H Camp Staff Team are: • Tuesday, April 27 – 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, May 25 – 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, June 22 - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, August 3 - 6:30 p.m. All sessions will be held in the Craig Center. Check your calendars now…if you can’t commit to ALL of these sessions, you may not make the Starting Lineup. You will be allowed one EXCUSED absence, but more than one excused absence MAY eliminate you from consideration, as may any unexcused absences. We NEED camp staff members who are 100% committed to their counselor position and are willing to make it their FIRST priority in 4-H. If that describes you, PLEASE apply! Descriptions of the available positions and an application is available on the Rock County 4-H website, http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/ rock/4h/index.html, under “4-H Calendar and Newsletter.” All youth wishing to be on the 4H Camp Team MUST apply, even if you have been a camp counselor before or CIT in the past. Applications are due to the UW Extension Office by March 12th.

Special Projects And Activities

The annual 4-H Volleyball Tournament planned and organized by the Jr. Council will be held on March 7th and 21st at Craig High School in Janesville. Junior teams will play March 7 and senior teams will play March 21. Teams should report no later than 11:00 a.m. Playing will begin at 11:30 a.m. Registration packets for this event were mailed to club leaders and are available at the UWEX Office. The registration deadline is February 15.

4-H Volleyball Tournaments Craig High School, Janesville

The members of the Children’s Christmas Benefit Committee would like to thank all the clubs, leaders, parents, members and friends that helped to make this year’s benefit another great success. The many gifts of food, toys, clothing and cash donations were greatly appreciated. This event continues to have a huge impact on people and families in Rock County. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Children’s Christmas Benefit Thanks You

The Jr. Council Bowling Bonanza held at River’s Edge was a huge success. Eighty members between the ages of 6-18, representing 14 clubs, enjoyed an afternoon of bowling. Jr. Council provided soda and door prizes that were handed out throughout the afternoon and four grand prizes were given at the end of the event. Thanks to the parents and leaders that helped at the event. 4

Bowling Bonanza Huge Success

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation and generous sponsors are pleased to provide educational scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin 4-H youth in order to show their appreciation for 4-H youth accomplishments as a result of their 4-H experiences, and to support their future educational goals. Minimum Requirements—applicant must: • Have been a Wisconsin 4-H member for at least one year • Have a high school graduation date of June 2010 or earlier • Be enrolled or planning to enroll in a university, college or technical school during the 2010-2011 school year • Have a current grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (high school or collegiate level) • Meet other eligibility requirements specific to individual scholarships. Scholarships are available in Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Horse and Pony, Leadership, Family/Home/Health, and Natural Resources/ Environmental Education. Scholarship Application process: Scholarship applications can be obtained at the UWEX Office or by calling the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation (608-262-1597) or emailing donna.faulkner@uwex.edu, or on the internet at www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/foundation/ scholarship.cfm. Applications are available on the website in either Word or editable Adobe Acrobat formats. Recipients of Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships will be selected based on their 4-H involvement, scholastic achievement, and future educational and career goals.

Wisconsin 4-H Scholarships

The application deadline is FEBRUARY 26th. Please note: The application and all other materials must be POSTMARKED by February 26th or they will not be considered! E-mail and fax copies will NOT be accepted.

Thanks to the efforts of the 4-H Achievement Program Committee, we enjoyed a wonderful program on Saturday, January 9th! Committee members were involved in designing the invitations and program cover, ordering awards, assigning presenters, decorating the facility and providing refreshments. A BIG thank you to Kathy Heider, Center 4-H; Kelli Viele, Magnolia 4-H; Lauren Metcalf, Milton 4-H; Sarah Goiffon, Newark Beloit 4-H; Ashley Revels, Porter 4-H and Marissa Sayre, Porter 4-H. The awards results booklet is available on the Rock County 4-H website at http://www.uwex.edu/ ces/cty/rock/4h/index.html.

Thank you 4-H Achievement Program Committee!

Communication & Cultural Arts

Here's your clubs opportunity to shine on stage at the 2010 4-H Music & Drama Festival. You will again be performing on stage at the Wells Cultural Center on the UW Rock Campus. Please mark your calendars and join all clubs and groups participating in this fun opportunity to share your talents. Updated Music and Drama Guidelines will be distributed to club chairmen at the February Sr. Council meeting. Registration deadline is April 26.

4-H Music and Drama County Festival May 15 UW Rock County Campus, Janesville

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Don’t delay…. Our deadline is February 12th. All posters, creative writing and Public Service Announcement entries are also due then. Public Service Annoucements will be pre judged for content and youth will be scheduled to perform the night of the festival. New families get involved with this event! It’s fun to have the opportunity to be creative and learn to speak with ease in front of others! One correction, cloverbuds are eligible to do posters and Class H (not Class G) See the registration in last month’s newsletter or online at www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/rock/4h/.

Deadline for Communication Arts Festival!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 27th! Foods Revue will be held at the Craig Center at the 4-H Fairgrounds. All members enrolled in the food project are eligible to enter. This is a fun way to design your menu, place setting and theme for a meal presentation. Registration information is at the end of this newsletter and available at the workshop on February 6th at the Janesville Courthouse. The registration for Food Revue is due March 5th. If you have any questions about this event, contact Deb or Michelle Bader, Foods Revue Superintendents.

Foods Revue 2010 Registration

Animal Science
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Home and Family

If you have questions or need help with knitting or crocheting projects contact Jane Pennycook (knitting), 752-3274 or Charleta Affeldt (crocheting), 365-6423. Remember the winter months are the best time to work on these projects.

Knitting & Crocheting Project Members & Leaders

The Rock County 4-H Fair is once again requiring identification of market animals is order to be eligible for exhibit at the 2010 County Fair. Steers must be identified by April 1 utilizing county ID tags. Individuals who have identified steers for State Fair may use the State Fair ID. We are again asking Vo-Ag instructors and project leaders to assist with the identification. Contact your project leaders to make arrangements for identification. Tags and ID Forms will be available at the UWEX Office. Contact Randy Thompson at 757-5699 if you have any questions.

Beef Project Members – Steer ID

The joint meeting of Beef & Pork Producers Organizations will be held on Saturday, February 20th at the Craig Center, 4-H Fairgrounds. The social hour will start at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $5.00 6

Joint Beef & Pork Producers Annual Dinner/Meeting

per person. Reservations can be made by contacting the UWEX Office by February 15. Beef & Pork project families are encouraged to attend and support the organizations. The Beef & Pork Producers have been and will continue to be very supportive of the counties youth livestock programs.

Applications are now available for the 2010 Rock County Ag Scholarship Program. The scholarship program is open to 2010 graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a college or technical school program. Applications are available online at the Rock County 4-H Program website, high school guidance departments, Vo-Ag Instructors or the UWEX Office.

Rock County Ag Scholarship Program

The Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board will award $1,000 scholarships to three students who will be third-or fourth-year college students pursuing dairy-related or food science degrees at one of Wisconsin’s fouryear universities during the 2010-11 academic year. Two additional $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors, who will be a first-year college student during the 2010-11 academic year. Students studying in a two-year program are also encouraged to apply. Interviews will be scheduled with each finalist, with the scholarship recipients to be announced at the 2010 Wisconsin State Fair. The application and additional information is available at: www.wistatefair.com/fair_info/dairy.html. The application deadline is April 1.

Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board to Award $1,000 Scholarships

Each year 12 to 14 local scholarships are presented through the Ag Scholarship program. Scholarships are sponsored by the various county producer groups, Agribusiness Council and Agribusinesses. Scholarships range in amounts from $250 to $500. Although special consideration may be given to students pursuing a career in Agriculture, the program is open to all local students intending to further their education. The application deadline is March 1, 2010. Award winners will be announced at the respective high school awards programs. Please contact Randy Thompson at 608-757-5699 if you have questions.

Dairy Project members and leaders… are you interested in seeing a dairy operation with 30,000 cows? If you are then you need to read on about the Dairy Tour being planned by Rachel Gerbitz, LaPrairie 4-H, to Fair Oaks Farms in Rensselaer, Indiana. Fair Oaks Farms is a unique, high impact shared experience not to be missed, producing memories not to be forgotten. Fair Oaks has 30,000 cows on 10 farms. The 3 1/2 hour tour has new experiences such as a carousel parlor, touring a Cheese Plant and a 4D movie. There will also be a bus tour of the farm. Plan to attend this exciting tour on Saturday, April 10. 4-H members and leaders 7 years old and up may attend. We have room for 40. If more than 40 sign up, preference will go to dairy project members. .

Fair Oaks Farm Dairy Tour Planned… Don’t miss it! Rensselaer, Indiana April 10

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The tour cost is $15 per person. Meals, snacks and transportation are included. We will be meeting at the Kmart parking lot in Janesville at 7:00 a.m. on April 10, to take a coach bus to Rensselaer, Indiana and returning to Janesville around 6:30 p.m. Please send your money with the registration form to Rachel Gerbitz, 2014 E MH Townline Rd., Milton, WI 53563 by March 5. If you have questions contact her at 608-868-2847 or email grettagirl2015@gmail.com. Registration information is available at www.uwex.edu/ces/rock/4h/index.html under Cloverpatch Monthly Newsletter.

Don’t miss the Horse and Pony project’s Scoopie Night on Wednesday, February 10, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Milton Avenue Culver’s in Janesville. Ten percent of all sales, counter or drive-up, will go to the Horse and Pony project for educational events. We will need 2-3 youth to help serve in one-hour shifts. We will also need EVERYONE to come to Culver’s that day and support our project! To sign up to help or for more information, contact Jenna Elliott at 362-5896.

Come to Scoopie Night!

Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn This clinic is open to all swine, beef and sheep members and will include animal nutrition, proper care & management, show day prep and much more. Featured speaker is Bryan Vaughn, Honor Show Chow Ambassador from Ohio. Questions, call 262-878-5720.

Honor Show Feed Clinic March 20

Are you in your 1st or 2nd year as a Horse and Pony project member? Then this meeting is just for you! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Courthouse. This meeting will cover the specific information you need to know about safety, different styles of riding, tack (equipment) and show attire. ANY Horse and Pony project members are welcome to attend but we REALLY want to see the 1st and 2nd year members! Hope to see you there!

Horse and Pony New Member Informational Meeting

The Horse and Pony Project Committee meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the courthouse. The next meetings are Thursday, February 4 and Thursday, March 4. All Horse and Pony project and Horseless Horse project leaders and parents are invited to attend all Project Committee meetings.

Horse and Pony Project Committee

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Plan to attend to learn more about what you can do in this project from our guest speaker, Jordan DeLong. Bring questions to learn more about your project animals. June 19 - 10:00 a.m. – Sales Arena, Fairgrounds – Discussion on Pullorum testing and State forms that you must have for the fair. We will also discuss fair week and preparing poultry for the fair. MARK THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDER AND PLAN TO ATTEND.

Poultry Project Member & Leader Meetings March 13 – 10:00 a.m. Courthouse

tact Jordan at 608-676-4907. Check out the flyer at the Rock County 4-H website at http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/rock/4h/ index.html under projects

If you are a 4-H or FFA poultry project member and are interested in photography… here’s a contest for you. The 2nd Annual Rock County Poultry Project Photography Contest is planned and organized by Jordan DeLong, Bradford 4-H. Grade Divisions: Beginner, grades 3-6; Junior, grades 7-9; and Senior, grades 10 and up. Rules are: Members may enter 3 photos; prizes will go to different people so no one person wins all the prizes in that age division; photos must be taken of domesticated show poultry only; all photos must be unframed/ unmated and 8” x 10”; all photos will be judged on quality, clarity and composition (the bird(s) should be the main subject; and all entries must have your name, address, phone number and grade just completed attached to the back of the photo. Prizes may include chicken feed, feed scoops, incubators, feeders, waters, watering cans and more! Entries may be handed in during poultry check-in on Tuesday, July 27, in the poultry barn. Entries may also be mailed before July 25 to Jordan DeLong, 11631 E. Creek Road, Darien, WI 53114. If you have questions con9

2nd Annual Poultry Project Photography Contest

Project members and leaders are encouraged to attend this fun and informational meeting to learn more about the project from a judge’s point of view. Discussion will be held on selecting your rabbit, proper grooming techniques and showing your rabbit. If you have any questions contact Donna Jones at 883-2837.

Rabbit Project Meeting February 4 – 6:30 p.m. Craig Center, Fairgrounds

Mark your calendars, bring your rabbits and join us for a fun-filled ROCK COUNTY RABBIT FUN DAY on Saturday, June 12, 2010 for 4-H (including Cloverbuds) and FFA members at the Craig Center at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Janesville, Wisconsin.

RABBIT FUN DAY-JUNE 12

AGENDA FOR RABBIT FUN DAY:

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Classes will be provided on grooming, toe nail cutting, tattooing, handling your rabbit and showmanship; and entries taken for rabbit fun show and breed identification and showmanship contests. 11 a.m.: Rabbit Fun Show, Showmanship Contest and Breed Identification Contest start. Rabbit Fun Show Details: The cost to enter the rabbit show is $2.00 per rabbit. At the time of entry, each exhibitor will complete a show entry form and remark cards.

Assistance will be provided to exhibitors to assist in this process. The breeds of rabbits eligible to be shown are those breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association. This is a non-cooped show. Exhibitors must furnish their own carrier/cage, and each cage/carrier must have a solid leak proof bottom. All animals must be permanently earmarked in the left ear. Awards will be given out for Best in Show, Best of Breed, Best Opposite Sex, and class placings from first to third; and participation ribbons. Showmanship and Breed Identification Contest Details: These contests are free. Awards will be given out to the winners. A food counter will be available throughout the day. All proceeds will be used to fund future rabbit fun day events. SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR!! We will be having a raffle at the show, so we encourage all exhibitors and interested persons to donate items for the raffle. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to help cover the costs of hosting this FUN DAY, and to fund future RABBIT FUN DAYS AND CLASSES. For further information, please contact Lynn Galbraith-Wilson at 608-758-0866.

Contact Cindy Stelloh at 262-363-4186 for additional information.

Lakeland Rabbit Breeders Show February 14 Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn

What: Open and Youth Rabbit Shows Where: Jefferson, WI (County Fairgrounds) Dates: March 6 & 7

53rd Annual Badger Breeders Show

Please Come: All interested youth are encouraged to attend. Youth may enter animals in the Youth Division the morning of the show. It is a great learning experience for them. Badger Club members will be available to answer questions. There will be equipment and breeding stock of top quality for the youth to look at and buy if they wish. If you have questions, contact Theresa Christen at 608-849-9890.

The Dog Project Orientation is an important meeting and will be held at the Craig Center at the Fairgrounds. Please do NOT bring your dogs to this meeting! Dog project training sessions will begin on Thursday, March 4 at the Craig Center. If you have any questions, please call Ann Sellnow at 290-2453 or 882 –6578.

Dog Project Orientation Meeting February 18 - 7:00 p.m. Craig Center, Fairgrounds

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Come and join cat project members from around the county to learn more about proper grooming of your cat. Bring your helpful tips and questions and join the fun. If you did not receive the Rock County 4-H Cat Project Booklet at the January meeting, it is available at http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/ rock/4h/projects.html. If you have questions contact Judy Karstaedt at 365-2441, Sondra Austin at 754-0134, Bonnie Wehrle at 3652938 or Angie Stefanczyk at 931-7143

Cat Project Member & Leaders County Cat Project Meeting February 16 7:00 p.m. Craig Center, Fairgrounds

Rock County 4-H Cat Project Booklet you received or it is available at http:// www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/rock/4h/projects.html and return it to Rock County UWEX, Attn. Cat Project, 51 S. Main St. Janesville, WI 53545, the entry deadline is February 12-don’t miss it! If you have questions contact Judy Karstaedt, 365-2441, Sondra Austin, 754-0134, Bonnie Wehrle, 365-2938 or Angie Stefanczyk, 9317143.

Your cat’s shots must be current by February 6 if you want to show your cat in the Pre-Fair Cat Show on February 27. Shots must be current by April 3 for you to show your cat at the Fair Cat Show on April 24. Be aware of these important deadlines!

Important Cat Project Deadlines

Volunteers are needed Friday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Craig Center on the fairgrounds to help set-up for the Pre-Fair Cat Show. All those who help will also be able to decorate their cages at this time. In addition, members can earn BONUS Cat Cash by helping with set-up OR clean up on February 27th!

Volunteers Needed For Pre-Fair Cat Show!

Environmental Education

The Rock County 4-H Pre-Fair Cat Show will be held in the Craig Center at the fairgrounds. Check-in time is 8-9:30 a.m. and the show starts at 10:00 a.m. The entry fee $10 for one cat and $15 for two cats, and entries are limited to 2 cats per member. ALL 4-H members, including Cloverbuds, are welcome to participate. You need not be a member of the cat project to show your cat in this show! You can also enter the Cage Decorating Contest and Dress Your Cat Contest, as well as the Poster Contest, Photo Contest and Showmanship! To enter, please complete the entry form in the

Pre-Fair Cat Show February 27 (Note earlier date this year) Craig Center, Fairgrounds

In order to offer any 4-H Shooting Sports disciplines (archery, air pistol, air rifle, .22 rifle, shotgun, muzzleloading, hunting) 4-H leaders must be certified in the discipline at an approved 4-H Shooting Sports Certification Workshop AND complete the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Protection Program (see article in the “Leadership” section of this newsletter.) The 4-H Shooting Sports Certification Workshop schedule will be updated periodically over the next several months and can be found at www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/onlinpro/shooting/ index.cfm Currently, the ONLY certification workshop listed for 2010 is March 5 and 6 in Appleton. Please refer to the website listed above for more information.

4-H Shooting Sports Certification Workshops

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Mechanical Science

Fair Facts

There will be an orientation meeting for ALL members, leaders and parents in Rocketry, Bicycle, Models, Aircraft and Small Engines on Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Courthouse. The 2010 project calendars will be distributed and important information on rules, fair book changes and procedures will be discussed, so plan on attending! PLEASE NOTE: If you do not attend this meeting, you may not receive the project calendars and information on the year’s events, including fair judging! It is VERY important for everyone to attend! Mark the date NOW! Attention Rocketry Project Members! This year’s Spot Landing Contest rocket is the Alpha. Alpha rockets and A8-3 engines will be for sale at the February 18th orientation meeting. One Alpha rocket and 3 engines will cost $10.00...what a deal! So bring your money on February 18th and get your rockets and engines while they last!

Mechanical Sciences Project Meeting

One of the display’s at the museum this year will be Foods Revue. Committee members are busy finding old recipes, pictures, trophies and other memorabilia from Foods Revues of the past. If you have any items from a foods revue you or a family member participated in and would be willing to have it displayed at the museum for fair week we would like to hear from you. Please contact Denise Braukhoff at 752-8838 or Shirley Barlass at 752-1286.

2010 Rock County 4-H Fair Museum

The 2010 Rock County Fair Premium Books will be available at the Monday, February 22nd Senior Council meeting. Please pick up your club’s books at this time. If you can’t make it on February 22nd, call Mary Check at 755-1470 to confirm her hours at the Fair Office before making the trip to pick up your books.

Club Chairpersons Premium Book Pick Up

The Rock County Fair Board is pleased to announce the winner if its 8th annual Premium Book Cover Contest. Autumn Quinn, of the Magnolia 4-H. Autumn will receive $25.00 and her artwork will appear on the cover of the fair premium book that is distributed to over 2,300 members of 4-H and FFA in Rock County

Premium Book Cover Winner

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Other

Youth in grades 6 – 8 who are interested in science, engineering or technology are invited to attend the IW2K! (I Want to Know!) Camp at the Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center in Wisconsin Dells, April 24 – 25, 2010. The camp will provide fun, hands-on learning experiences for youth who are interested in asking questions and learning about how things work. Camp sessions will explore global positioning systems, engineering design, environmental science, rocketry, careers in science and military applications of science and technology. The camp will begin at 10 am on Saturday, April 24 and conclude at 2:00 pm the following day. The camp fee of just $45 per participant includes all meals, lodging, a T-shirt and supplies. The registration deadline is March 19, 2010, but space is limited. Registrations will be taken on a first come basis with a waiting list if necessary. Go to www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/set/science.cfm for a registration form or contact Rock County UWEX Office at 757-5690.

IW2K! SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY CAMP FOR YOUTH WHO WANT TO KNOW!

From the UW Extension Staff

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FEBRUARY 2010 CALENDAR 1 4 4-H International Host Family Program applications due to State 4-H Office Rabbit Project Meeting, Craig Center – 6:30 p.m. Horse & Pony Project Committee Meeting, Courthouse – 7:00 p.m. DEADLINE: 4-H Ski Trip registration Foods/Foods Review Workshop, Conference Center, Courthouse - 8 am – 1:15 p.m. State Fair Beef Identification, Elkhorn & Richland Center DEADLINE: Cat project shots due for Pre-fair show Scoopie Night for Horse & Pony Project, Milton Ave. Culver’s – 4:00-8:00 p.m. DEADLINE: Communications Arts Festival Registration, Posters, Creative Writing and Public Service Announcement due to UWEX Office DEADLINE: Pre-fair Cat show entries due to UWEX Office 4-H Ambassador Team meeting, Courthouse – 6:00 p.m. Jr. & Sr. Council Executive Board Meetings, Courthouse – 7:00 p.m. DEADLINE: 4-H Volleyball team registration/fee due UWEX Office DEADLINE: Reservations due for Beef & Pork Producers Annual Dinner/Meeting Cat Project Meeting, Craig Center – 7:00 p.m. Horse & Pony Project New Member Informational meeting, Courthouse – 7:00 p.m. Mechanical Sciences Orientation Meeting, Courthouse – 7:00 p.m. Dog Project Orientation, Craig Center, Fairgrounds-7:00 p.m. Beef & Pork Producers Annual Meeting, Craig Center-6 p.m. State 4-H Meats Judging Contest, UW Madison Meat Lab Junior & Senior Council Meetings, Rotary Gardens – 7:30 p.m. Communication Arts Festival, Rotary Gardens – 6:00 p.m. Youth Protection Program Leader Orientation, Courthouse – 1:00 p.m. Horse & Pony Project Lock-In and Extravaganza, location TBA Jr. Council Ski Trip, Cascade Mountain Set-up for Pre-Fair Cat Show, Craig Center – 6:00 p.m. DEADLINE: Wis. 4-H Scholarships to State 4-H Office Pre-fair Cat Show, Craig Center, Fairgrounds Horse & Pony Project Tack Swap, Craig Center, Fairgrounds – 9:00 a.m.

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MARCH 2010 CALENDAR 1 DEADLINE: Rock County Ag Scholarship Applications due DEADLINE: ArtBeat registration due to 4-H State Office SDLT Committee Applications due to UWEX Office Horse & Pony Project Committee Meeting, Courthouse – 7:00 p.m. DEADLINE: Foods Revue Registrations, due to 4-H Fair Office Youth Protection Program Leader Orientation, Courthouse – 10:00 a.m Horse & Pony Project Open Arena and Badger Vet Day, Fairgrounds – 1:00-4:00 p.m. Jr. Volleyball Tournament, Craig High School, Janesville. DEADLINE: 4-H Camp Staff applications due to the UWEX Office Poultry Project Meeting, Courthouse – 10:00 a.m. Horse & Pony Project Open Arena and Vet Coggins Day, Fairgrounds – 1:00-4:00 p.m. Jr. & Sr. Council Executive Board Meetings, Courthouse – 7:00 p.m. Cat Project Meeting, Craig Center – 7:00 p.m. Sr. Volleyball Tournament, Craig High School, Janesville Junior & Senior Council Meetings, Courthouse – 7:00 p.m. 4-H Camp Staff Selection Workshop, Craig Center, Fairgrounds – 6:00 p.m. Bicycle, Rocketry, Models, Small Engine and Aircraft Project Meetings, Courthouse – 7:00 p.m. Foods Revue, Craig Center, Fairgrounds – 9:00 a.m. 4-H Art Beat South (3-5th grade), Camp Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells Youth Protection Program Leader Orientation, Courthouse – 7:00 p.m.

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SNIP AND SEND

4-H Member__________________________________________Phone________________ Address, City and Zip Code_____________________________________________________ Club______________________________________________________Age_____________ Class___________________________Lot No._____Grade_____Exhibitor No._____________ I can help: ____set up ____ take photos of exhibitors ____ work at registration table

Firm Deadline – March 5

Foods Revue Registration

_____ kitchen hostess (with equipment) ____ work at taste/refreshment table

Return to: 4-H Fair Office/Foods Revue, Post Office Box 170, Janesville, WI 53547
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Rock County Cooperative Extension Service
U. S. Department of Agriculture 51 South Main Street Janesville, WI 53545
OFFICIAL BUSINESS Penalty for Private Use, $300 (604)

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Janesville, WI 53545 Permit No. 1230

Return Service Requested

We will be meeting at the Kmart parking lot at 7:00 a.m. on April 10, to take a coach bus to Rensselaer, Indiana and returning to Janesville around 6:30 p.m.

Rock County Cooperative Extension Staff Phone 608-757-5690 Fax 608-7575581 Donna Duerst
Rock County 4-H Youth Development Agent Email: donna.duerst@ces.uwex.edu

Sue Fredrich
Rock County 4-H Program Advisor Email: sue.fredrich@ces.uwex.edu

Linda Marshall
Rock County 4-H Program Assistant Email: linda.marshall@ces.uwex.edu.

Sally Reisem
AmeriCorps Vista Email: reisem@co.rock.wi.us

Carol Jaggi
Rock County 4-H Support Staff Email: carolj@co.rock.wi.us

For more information visit our website at www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/rock/4h/

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