Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New Leader Process

Interested in becoming a 4-H Leader?  We have a new on-line procedure now in effect.  Potential leaders have two websites to start the process.  The first website gives people more information about 4-H and a place to add their names and address to "Become a volunteer!".

The actual new leader application to fill out on-line is linked HERE!  Join the fun at being a leader in 4-H!  More details to come, as always, don't hesitate in giving us a call at 517-279-4311 for any questions.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Newsletter is Ready

The July / August 4-H Newsletter is now ready for your viewing.  A lot of programs and activities are scheduled for the next two months, so be sure to ready your copy TODAY!!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Teen or Club Booth Info

Don't forget to sign up for a Teen Leader or Achievement booth or your club can even have a booth. Just mark your premium statement, include the $15 deposit and get started designing your booth.  Check out the guidelines and measurements of your booth space.  Exhibits are in the Home Ec Building and set up times are included on the guidelines.  Don't forget booths will be judged by appointment on Monday.

Friday, June 16, 2017

PEP Volunteers

Monday, June 19th is the orientation meeting for all of the Proud Equestrian Program volunteers.  It will be held at the MSUE conference room at 7:00 p.m.  If you have a friend who would also like to help, CLICK here for the application.  More volunteers are always welcome as PEP will be held June 26 - 30 at the Branch County Fairgrounds!!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dairy and Branch Buds

New this year Branch Buds ages 7 & 8 can show dairy.  For all the details and guidelines, click HERE.  Just remember that Buds can only show ONE animal, dairy, rabbits or poultry.  If they choose dairy they must also fill out the Non-Market Livestock Lease Contract too.

The Great Dairy Adventure

Wednesday, July 19th from 9:30 a.m - 2:30 the MSU Pavilion.  This "dairy" fun event will teach kids how fresh milk travels from the farm to your table with in 48 hours, you can milk a cow, enjoy free dairy food treats, even ice cream!  Admission is free and fun activities for all ages.  CLICK here for your detailed flyer.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Dairy, Sheep & Goat Workshops

The Branch County Dairy Organization is going to host a showing and fitting clinic on June 21st at 6:00 pm at Bill and Lisa Bowerman’s 218 Ray-Quincy Rd, Quincy, MI 49082.   The Jr. Holstein Association Officers will be doing this presentation. Any questions please call Lisa at 517-227-0590 or Suzanne Pish at the Extension office at 517-279-4311.   ALL current, new or thinking about showing dairy cattle should attend this meeting. Especially the NEW 7 and 8 year old’s.   Don't forget the fair board is now allowing Branch Buds ages 7 & 8 to show dairy.

There is a Goat /Sheep workshop set for Wednesday, June 28th at 6:00 p.m. at the Show Shelter.  Jr. Livestock is hosting this educational opportunity.  Youth showing Sheep or Goats need to attend to learn how to fit your animal for show.