Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Get your coupon for the Michigan Horse Council's 35th Annual Michigan Horse Expo.  Get a $1.00 off the admission for the March 9-11th event.  Click here for your coupon!

Scholarship Time!

It's here!!  The Branch County 4-H and Jr. Livestock Scholarship form is ready for those area 4-H seniors who will be graduating this spring.  They are due June 1st with interviews set for Monday, June 18th!  Yes!!! Interviews are earlier this year!  GET YOUR FORM TODAY!

You can also get your Scholarship Form in a Word Document on the 4-H Document Tab.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Project Day

The class options / form is ready for Project Day!  Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at the BACC is set for Project Day.  Sign up today for your classes.  You have 13 different classes to choose from.  4-H Youth is $5 and adults are $10.  Checks payable to Branch County 4-H Foundation.

Its a first come first serve basis, so make sure to indicate your 1st, & 2nd options for either AM or PM classes.  Pizza Lunch is included in the price.  Get your completed form and money into the Extension Office.    Additional casual walk-up classes will be held in the mall area.  Project Day is sponsored by the Branch County 4-H Foundation and the Branch County 4-H Leaders' Council.

Also scheduled that day at the BACC is the Animal Welfare Class scheduled for 10-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Award Form is Ready

It's that time of the year where eager 4-H'ers want to take that next step into filling out the Awards Form.  Well HERE IT IS!  Want to win a medal, plaque or an award trip because of your involvement in 4-H, school and in your community?  Give it a try.  Take a good look at what you can apply for, tear off the unnecessary pages and give it a try.... you will never know if you don't try.

Have questions about the Awards Form? The Leaders Council has an Awards Form Workshop available for you on Tuesday, March 27th at 6 p.m. at the MSUE Conference Room.  They are very helpful with the details of their award.  New this year is the Scoring Rubrics.  Take a look at how they score the Award Forms.

You can find both the Awards Form and the Scoring Rubrics on the 4-H Document page too!

Animal Exhibitor Flyer

The Branch County Fair has made a handy flyer for animal exhibitors to print.  It shows workshop dates by specie, weigh-in dates and Animal Welfare Mandatory Class schedule for 2018.  Print your Animal Exhibitor Flyer off today!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Rabbit & Poultry Workshop Dates


The season has started last night with our first Rabbit Workshop which was held at the 4-H Cabin,  We have 3 more scheduled meetings for Rabbit Exhibitors to attend.  They are:

Thursday, March 1st - Topic: Market Rabbits, 4-H Cabin, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday,April 19 - Topic: Skill-a-Thon,4-H Cabin, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23 - Topic Showmanship, Small Animal Barn, 6:00 p.m.


Monday, February 26 -Topic: Getting Started in the Poultry Project, 4-H Cabin, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, March 26, Topic: Egg Project, 4-H Cabin, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 23, Topic:  Market Poultry, 4-H Cabin, 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16, Topic: Educational Projects & Skill-a-Thon, Small Animal Barn, 6:00 p.m.

Poultry & Rabbits June and July dates for Showmanship & Fair Prep dates and times are TBA.  All Poultry and Rabbit Exhibitors must attend ONE mandatory workshop. Newsletters with guidelines and details of your project area are available on the 4-H Document page.

Revised / Updated

Just want to let everyone know that the 4-H Calendar for 2018 and the Rabbit Newsletter has been revised with some data / dates. Re-print your paper copy.

The Rabbit, Cavy and Poultry Project Reports have been updated and are available on the 4-H Document Tab along with paper copies at the office.

The blog is up to date with these recent downloads so please log on and print off your updated copy!