Monday, May 21, 2018

First Place 4-H Meat Judging

First Place team in the Senior Division for 4-H Meat Judging went to Branch County with a team of Isaac Tappenden, Carson Rose, Emily Rissman and Shelby Souva.  They had a team score of 1454 (high three team member scores).  Isaac Tappenden was the top individual in the Senior division with a score of 536 points.  Third place was Carson Rose with 462 points, fourth with Emily Rissman with 456 and 6th place to Shelby Souva with 429. Congratulations to the team and coaches for the Branch County 4-H Meat Judging Team.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Flags for Veterans

Excellent Community Service Opportunity:

Got a call that help is needed to put flags on Veteran graves at local cemeteries. Monday, May 21 - 5:30 p.m meet at the Kinderhook Township Hall, then will travel to the 3 local cemeteries. AND again on Tuesday, May 22, 5:30 p.m. meet at Evergreen Cemetery in Girard. You help would greatly be appreciated! 

Fitting & Showing Workshop

Fitting & Showing Workshop

You have asked for it... so here it is! A Fitting and Showing Workshop set for Sunday, June 10th registration at 1:30 p.m. with a prompt start at 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 the Show Shelter on the Fairgrounds. This Fitting & Showing Workshop will be focused on Goats, Starter Calves and Sheep. You are encouraged to bring your animals. You will learn everything you will need for Fair. Scales will be open so you can check your animal's weight. Rain or shine!!  Any questions, give the office a call at 517-279-4311.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Animal Workshop Updates

Summer Poultry and Rabbit Workshops:

**Monday, May 21 - 6:00 p.m. Rabbit Barn (rescheduled from the cancelled May 16th date) Poultry - Educational Project & Skill-a-thon, along with Rabbit & Cavy Showmanship...both of them at 6:00 p.m. Bring Rabbits.

**Monday, June 11 - 5:30 Poultry Showmanship - (Birds Provided) and Rabbit & Cavy Showmanship at 6:00 p.m. Bring your Rabbits. To be held at the Rabbit Barn.

**Wednesday, July 11 - 5:00 p.m. Poultry Fair Prep; 6:00 p.m. Rabbit & Cavy -Fair Prep Bring Rabbit and Cavy. This will be the last workshop offered before fair. Everyone is encouraged to attend even if they have already attended their mandatory meeting. A lot of good information on what you will need for fair. Branch Buds are also welcome to attend.

This Saturday, May 19th is the Clover Classic Sheep and Goat Show.

Next Monday, May 21st is the King/ Queen Workshop at the Fair Office 6:00 p.m.

LAST Animal Welfare Workshop is Wednesday, May 23, 7:00 p.m. at the 4-H Cabin.


Dining with Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes is a fun and interactive course series targeting individuals with any type of diabetes.  Participants learn to make healthy food choices and incorporate balanced menus into the family dining experience.

We will be offering this series at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Coldwater on Wednesdays, May 30th, June 6th, June 20th and June 27th.  It will be held from 10:00 a.m. until noon.  FREE class which is sponsored by the Lions International Club and the Branch County Community Foundation.  Registration is mandatory so CLICK HERE for more details.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Newsletter is READY!

Hey 4-H families, the May - June 2018 4-H Newsletter is hot off the press with many details.  Take a moment to read about the many activities we have going on in Branch County!

4-H PEP Volunteers Needed

It's that time of the year where plans are being made for the 2018 Proud Equestrian Program.  It will be held June 25-29th at the Branch County Fairgrounds and we are looking for volunteers.  Please consider giving your time for this wonderful program.  PEP Volunteer Information Form