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SHAWANO COUNTY 4-H FAMILY NEWSLETTER
August / September 2011
1 Fair Entries due at UW-Extension Office
(get them to your 4-H Leader or FFA Advisor before this date)
1 4-H Leader Evaluations due
1 Nominations due for Volunteer of the Year award
Mon & Wed Dog Training with Betty Kort, 7:00pm at the Fairgrounds
Tues & Thurs Dog Training with Diana Whealon, Complete Canine
10 Clothing Swap, 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Fairgrounds, see page 7
11 Shooting Sports Shotgun Practice, 6:00pm at J&H Game Farm
13 Shawano County Fair Set-Up, 9:00am to Noon
15 Rabbit & Poultry - Getting Ready for the Fair, 6:00pm at the Fairgrounds
16 Cat Project meeting: check cat books, 6:00pm, Courthouse, Room 102
16 Dairy Key Committee, 8:00pm, Courthouse, Room 102
18 Superintendent & Clerk Fair Training, 1:30 OR 7:30 at Jr Fair Office
25 Patti Pumpkin entry forms are due to the UWEX office
26 Visual Arts area fair set up, 1:00-3pm
26 County Fair Season tickets/money due back to the UWEX office
27 Pre-Fair Judging, Fairgrounds, 9:00am to 3:00pm
27 Shawano County Fair Fun Shoot, 9am – 3pm at Crawford Center, potluck to follow
30 Cat project fair set up, 5:00pm, Junior Fair Building, Fairgrounds
30 Dog project fair set up, 6:00pm, Crawford Center, Fairgrounds
31 Shawano County Fair Begins
1st - 5th Shawano County Fair
10 Shawano County Fair Clean-Up, 9:00am to noon
? See Horse Project Calendar for September on page 12
13 Judge Outagamie County Record Books, 7:00pm
15 Teen Leader Award Apps. due to the UWEX office
19 Record Books and Secretary Books due to UWEX office
19 County Record Book Tagging/Preliminary evaluation, 7:00pm at the Courthouse
19 June Dairy Month Scrapbooks due to the UWEX office
20 County Record Book Judging, 7:00pm at the Courthouse
24 Livestock Banquet, 7:00pm at the Shawano High School
26 Leaders & OYG Meetings, 7:30 at the Courthouse
To ensure equal access, please make requests for reasonable accommodations as soon as possible prior to the scheduled program, service or activity.
Hats Off To… All Photo Show Participants. The Judge was
Phillip Lang Jr. Sponsors of awards: Agnes
Lemmens, Audrey Henn Memorial, and Judith
State Fair Dairy Cattle Exhibitors:
Hendrickson Memorial. Janelle Berna won the
Kristen Allen, Riley Bricco, Kaila
Best of Show Award. Ryan Steffen, Janelle Berna
Wussow, Alex Sievert, Ashley
and Jessica Kust had their photos chosen to go on
Nischke, Kayla Nischke, Abby
to the State Photo Display. Leaders and parents
Tauchen, India Tauchen, Deanna
helping were Terri Jo Kust, Jim Leuenberger,
Zernicke, Danielle Robaidek, Amber Cina, Cody
Jessica Kust, Jim Berna, Kathy Krueger, Janae
Moeller, Trent Styczynski, Christopher Vomastic,
Berna, Cindy Wasielewski, Chris Jones, Janelle
Mikayla Maroszek, Brandon Smith, Jenifer Krull,
Berna, and Dave Krueger.
Amber Owen and Eric Bergsbaken.
To the Youth Leaders who helped plan and run
another outstanding horse camp! They were Sara
State Fair Livestock Exhibitors:
Arens, Jordyn Bell, Jen Krull, Aly
Mason Bohm, Samantha
Splan, Aaron Splan, Myro
Bohm, Clint Dallas, Jed
MacMurray, Reba McClone,
Dallas, Aly Dallas, Deanna Zernicke,
Molly Russell and Shannon
Alisha Wendler, Zach Wendler, Austin
Singer, Trevor Stewart and Brandon
To leaders at Horse Camp: First aid by Mark &
Kay McClone, great food by Rick Mullen, and
Special thanks to Mike Bohm, Doug Wilson,
extra clinician help by Candy Mullen and Linda
Nancy Zernicke, Terri Dallas, Terri Bohm, Doug
& Jolene Allen, Jay Krull and Eileen Lamm for
serving as Chaperones for WI State Fair.
To those who created a poster for the June Dairy
Month poster contest. Following are those who
Youth who are participants at State Fair in non-
placed and received generous cash
awards from the Farm Bureau:
Clothing: Kristin Allen, Country Korner
Grade 10-13: 1st- Rechel Beilfuss.
Grade 7-9: 1st-Garrett Borley, 2nd-
Tatelyn Ferguson. Grades 3-6: 1st-
Cat Show Leaders & Sponsors: Kathy Westfahl,
Sarah Hohn, 2nd-Mitchell
Sandy Ebert, Katie Westfahl and those who helped
Froemming, 3rd-Morgan Andre, 4th
to make the Cat Show a success.
– Tiana Ferguson. Beginners: 1st-Katherine
Judge for this event was Shelly
Bartz, 2nd-Claire Wasielewski, 3rd- Olivia Danley.
Tursky. Trophy Sponsors were:
ALL those who participated will received a
Jill’s Pet Shop, All About
coupon for a free ice cream sundae at the Farm
Animals, Applewood Kennels and
Bureau food stand during the fair. Posters should
Village Vet Clinic.
be returned to you at your next club meeting.
Financial prizes were mailed to winners not
attending Brunch On The Farm.
To Shawano County Rocket Launch Participants
In the Junior Division: 1st = Noah Schmidt, 2nd
= Joe Radtke, 3rd = Casey Clark. In the Senior
Brandon Ramirez, State Fair Exhibitor in Goats.
Division, Nathan Jerabek took 1st Place with Alex
Schauer taking 2nd.
Those who helped make 4-H Summer Camp an
Experience to Remember:
Junior Directors: Reba “Animal” McClone, Rachel
“Chelly” Utke, Kaitlin “Snoopy” Fuhrman. New Family Corner…
Counselors: Dylan “Turtle” Neumann Sleeper, Riley
“Mack” Bricco, Ryan “BamBam” Mathew, Jerot We hope all of you have had a
“Conrad” Ritter, Jenna “Pirahna” Schauer, Emily good year as a 4-H member, and
“Bullseye” Hovell, Cassie “Worm” Steichen, Charlie that you have been working on
“Ranger” Poppe, Aaron “Who” Kugel, Ashley your projects.
“Pebbles” Ainsworth, Sandrea “Peaches” Tiegs, Sarah
“Yogi” Esch, Tylena “Smiley” Bohl, Celeste “Bumble We want to remind all of you to
Bee” Block, Tana “Pringles” Jensen, Lindsay “Capt. check your fairbook carefully for dates and times
Obvious” Anderson, Laura “Zazu” Aprill, Brandon of fair judging and entries. Please note that many
“Goat” Ramirez, & Aubrey “Lynne” Netzel. projects (Visual Arts, Theater, Music, Mechanical
CITs (Counselors-In-Training): “Duct Tape”-Casey Science, Tractor, Small Engines, Rocketry, Scale
Clark, “Maverick”-Race McClone, “Cheeseball”– Models, Photography, Naturespace, Shooting
David Parrott, “Juice”-Kelsey Jo Sarenich, Sports, Adventures, Recycling, Woodworking,
“Sauerkraut” –Danny Tauchen, “Marshmallow”- Electricity, Communications, Computers, Youth
Courtney Ainsworth, “Pickles” –Emily Brei, “Squirt”- Leadership, and Self-Determined) are judged
Shianna Gracyalny, “Super Noodle”-Blair Lewis, before the fair begins, on Saturday, August 27.
“Sunny”-Mikayla Maroszek, Adult Volunteers were:
Dan Zernicke, Katie Westfahl, Doug & Mary Most non-animal departments are judged face-to-
Clark, Sam Tauchen, Erik Raether, Logan Siahaan, face. You bring your entries to the judge to be
Wendy Nooyen, Cortney evaluated. Be prepared to answer questions about
Machmueller, Tyler Rich, how you made your item.
Brenda Krause, Ellie
Borre, Marilyn Ebert, The blue handbook (to be given to you when you
receive your entry tags from your club leader) will
be very helpful with most of your Fair questions.
Please take time to look it over!
October Calendar Cloverbud members will receive a special award
ribbon, a coupon good for one shake at the 4-H
October Foodstand, plus a small premium after the fair.
1 Youth In Action Scrapbooks due to the
UWEX office Other 4-H members will receive regular blue, red,
1 Shooting Sports Graduation Award due to white or pink ribbons and also receive premium
UWEX money on a fair check at a later date. Ribbons will
2-8 Shawano County and National 4-H Week be attached to your entries.
10 Lawn Display contest entry due to UWEX
11 Key Committee Worknight, Remember to complete your record books
7:00pm at the Courthouse and turn them in to your general leader
(Also on 20th – watch for which night your in early September. This is required
committee meets) to receive your fair check.
11 Lawn Display Contest photos are due to
the UWEX office
30 Annual “4-H Experience”
Food Stand Tips No telephone in the food stand
take a few moments to review the importance of There is no longer a telephone in the 4-H food stand.
good customer service. We all need to make sure Please have at least two people on each shift carry a
that customers are given prompt and courteous cell phone with them for making necessary phone
attention. Some suggestions are as follows: calls. If a call for assistance is made, remember to
Assign members to certain windows, if possible leave your cell phone number for a call back.
(the front windows are generally more busy).
Have at least one adult in front to make sure all
customers are waited on and to help with making
change. Don’t Reassemble the Shake Machine
Remember, while you can chat in front when
you are not busy, face the windows so you can After cleaning the shake machine, please DO NOT
see when someone approaches. put the machine back together. Simply leave
Speak loud and clear to the customers and the beaters and other internal parts out on a
people in the back filling orders. clean dishtowel or paper towels on a table
Be polite to both the customers and those near the machine. These parts need to air-
working with you. ALWAYS THANK dry to prevent rusting. If put back into the
CUSTOMERS for their purchases. machine right after cleaning, the machine stays
Above all, enjoy yourself, smile and have wet inside and the parts start to rust. Our food
fun. stand manager will reassemble the machine the
Food Handling Safety During the Fair Also, if the shake machine is to be used the next day,
it doesn’t have to be cleaned at all! Simply leave the
machine running with an adequate amount of mix in
E. coli outbreaks have occurred at fairs, petting zoos
and farms across the country. Symptoms of an E.
Before closing the food stand, remember to check
coli infection include: stomach aches, bloody
both doors and all windows to make sure they are
diarrhea, vomiting and possible kidney failure. The
E. coli bacterium lives mostly in the intestines of
cattle, but has also been found in the intestines of
chickens, goats, sheep and hogs. It does not make
the animals that carry it ill. Humans can, however,
become infected when E. coli bacterium is ingested. Join 4H
That is why it is important to thoroughly wash
hands after working, playing with or petting
animals, or after being in an area that houses
animals. Use the following tips:
1. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20
seconds before entering the foodstand or
handling food. Dry hands with paper towels. 4-H Food Stand Needs:
2. Wear plastic gloves at all times when handling
food. But do not wear gloves when sweeping, The food stand is in need of covered containers to
making change or when touching anything other take leftover food home in – especially ice cream
than food. If you do touch something other than pails, large coolwhip, large cottage cheese, or
food, put on a new pair of plastic gloves. Tupperware, etc. Bring your clean extras to
3. If working in the barn before your food stand UWEX. If your club takes leftover food home,
shift, be sure to change clothes and wash please replace or return these containers.
hands/arms thoroughly before returning to the
Youth News and Happenings 4-H Lawn Display Contest
4-H families and clubs are encouraged to make a
lawn display promoting 4-H during National 4-H
4-H Experience! Week/Shawano County 4-H Week, October 2-8.
Follow these rules to compete:
Mark Sunday, October 30th on your
calendar for the 4-H Experience. The 1. The display should tell a message about 4-H
location will be announced later. The meal and include the following: Contact the UW
is served from noon to 1:00 with the program to Extension Office, Courthouse, Shawano 526-6136 for
begin at 1:00. more information.
Cost is $5 per person. 2. All displays must be outside for the public to
see (front yards, club corners, etc.) the entire week.
3. A color photo of the display must be sent to
Help Wanted -If your Club is interested in
the UW Extension Office by October 10th to be
decorating tables for the 4-H Experience to show judged. Digital pictures are preferred and can be e-
your club spirit, contact Terri soon. Planning is mailed. But, we’ll take regular photos too. Be sure to
already in progress for this event! indicate if it is a Family or Club entry.
4. Only one (1) display per family and/or one per
club may be entered. Therefore, a family may do
their own display, plus help their club make one.
Delegates … back from Trips 5. Displays will be judged on eye appeal,
neatness, conveying a clear message about 4-H and
The following individuals are available to do originality.
presentations about their exciting trips. Call the 6. Shawano County 4-H Leaders, Inc. Executive
UWEX office and we will put you in touch with Board judges and places the promotional display
these individuals. You’ll get a chance to hear them photos.
at this year’s 4-H Experience. Also check out 7. Cash prizes:
their booths during the fair. Family Entry Club Entry
1st - $15 1st - $25
American Spirit 2nd - $10 2nd - $15
Aubrey Netzel Alex Sievert 3rd - $ 5 3rd - $10
8. Photos will be published in 4-H Cloverline and
presented at the 4-H Experience.
Citizenship Washington Focus
Laura Aprill Kaitlin Fuhrman
Jenna Schauer Rachel Utke
Teen Leader Award
Rory Sarenich Taylor Gracyalny Congratulations to Alyssa Ainsworth of Belle Plaine
Mason Jauquet Carson Graf 4-H Club, who received the 2nd quarter Teen Leader
Award. She presented a talk on her 4-H
Ryan Steffen Casey Clark – counselor
activities at an Optimist Club meeting.
Alyssa is 16 years old and has been a 4-H
State Conference member for 7 years. She has been most
Lindsay Anderson Steven Aprill active in Swine, Visual Arts and
Tylena Bohl Casey Clark Photography projects.
Carson Graf Charlie Poppe
Katlynn Robaidek Erin Stiede Clubs may submit applications now for
Kelsey Jo Sarenich Kaila Wussow the 3rd quarter Optimist Award. Applications must
be in to the UWEX office by September 15th.
Check the blue JUNIOR FAIR
HANDBOOK for fair information, Record Book Reminders
time schedules, etc. Keep it with
you during the fair for a quick How well are you meeting the goals you set out to
reference but, remember, complete achieve at the beginning of the year? Now is the
information is found in your time to fill out your project record sheets and add
2010/2011 Fair Premium Book. optional pages, so that after the fair you only have
The complete Shawano County Fair to fill in the results. Record books are due to your
Premium Book is also found on-line at club on the day they specify, sometime after the fair
www.shawanocountyfair.net but before Sept. 19th.
The blue Handbooks have been given to your Club
General Leaders. Remember to ask for yours Make sure your record book sheets are in the
when you receive your fair entry tags from them. correct order. Refer to the Sample Record Book
distributed in spring for a list of required record
sheets and correct order. If you
don't have one, get one from your
Special Graduation Achievement Award general leader and/or the UW
Extension office. Information
A reminder to graduating 4-H members that you about how to put together a 4-H
are eligible to apply for this award. To apply, you record book is found inside.
need to turn in a current, complete record book Families should save this booklet to
that has been nominated by club leaders for county refer to from year to year.
level competition. Also submit record books for
each year you were enrolled in 4-H, by Sept. 19th. Record books are judged on a variety of criteria
(See chart below). A list of possible awards and
Winners are selected by 4-H Leaders from another their requirements is found in the Shawano Co.
County during record book evaluation. The Award Awards and Trips booklet, which your general
is presented at the 4-H Experience and is leader has.
sponsored by Helen Kallies.
Older Youth Group to Meet Involvement Project Work
* club *set goals
September 26, 7:30pm, at the Courthouse. * county * hours spent
* district * tried new things
Agenda items include: * state * exhibit quality
Discuss and evaluate fair * national * learned how to learn
Plan promotion during 4-H Week, Oct. 2-8.
Begin putting together slate of officers & Leadership Neat & Concise
* taught workshop * neat overall
discussion of By-Laws. * demonstration presentation
(Election held at October meeting) * gave report * handwriting/
Volunteers needed for 4-H experience * shared knowledge spelling
with others (when * not wordy or
Discuss and evaluate Softball age appropriate) repetitive
Discuss and evaluate summer
Carpool and bring all the 6th graders
and older from your club!
Want to Get Anywhere This Year? 4-H Softball Season Completed
How to Apply for 4-H Award Trips! Our 4-H softball playoffs were held on July 23rd.
If you have given any thought to attending State Tournament results are:
4-H Conference, Citizenship-Washington Focus, 1 place – Belle Plaine
Space Camp or any other trips, you need to start 2nd place – Brener Youthful Workers
thinking about filling out a resume and portfolio. 3rd place – Tiger Tribe
Since record book time is just around the corner, 4th place – Maple Grove
why not pick up a resume guide to start working on?
Those of you who have already filled one out, you Season results are:
are a step ahead. Now it becomes simply an st
1 place – Belle Plaine
updating process of your past resume. We had some 2nd place – Tiger Tribe
quality forms returned in the past,
3rd place – Brener Youthful Workers
so if you would like to see some for
4th place – Maple Grove
ideas, you can check those out.
ALL resumes and portfolios for Congratulations to other teams that participated
ALL trips are due to the UW- this year including: Bonduel Green, County
Extension office by November 7. Interviews will be Line/Pella/Caroline and Bonduel White.
November 28 during the OYG meeting.
Special thanks go to all coaches, youth leaders,
umpires, key committee members and parents who
helped with softball this year.
Fall is in the air – can you feel it?
This can only mean it is time for the FAIR! And,
back to school shopping!!
The horse project members are holding a fundraiser June Dairy Month Display Contest
that benefits all 4-H members and their families.
On Wednesday August 10th (rain date August 17th) Quite a few 4-H Clubs entered the Display Contest
beginning at 5:30 – 7:30 pm, there will be an sponsored by Shawano County Dairy Promotions.
opportunity for individuals to buy and sell gently Results will be decided at their September meeting
used kids clothing. The plan is for those interested and announced at the 4-H Experience.
in selling (Horse Project members only) to bring
their tubs or bags of outgrown clothing for kids. Thank You to area Businesses who hosted a
Then any 4-H members or their families interested in display! Participating clubs include:
buying these clothes can come to shop.
Nothing will be priced, but rather you can donate Bowler – Village of Bowler
money for the clothing that you want. The Bonduel – ECR Register, Bonduel
“shoppers” will place whatever they feel the items Caroline Aces – American Legion, Caroline
are worth in a donation jar. Country Korner – Vandenbrook Ford, Bonduel
It is a win-win situation. The Horse Key receives Gresham Town & Country – Gresham Townmart
money to have great FREE clinics, the donators will Tiger Tribe –
have clean closets and the shoppers will receive Gauthier & Sons Heating & Plumbing, Tigerton
some great gently used clothing for their families at Seneca Stingers – Farm Inn on Main, Shawano
a nice price. Plus the shoppers can watch the Drill County Line – Embarrass River, Badgers Tap
Team practice!! What a fun night! Brener Youthful Workers –
If you have questions, give Heidi Russell a call at Farmers Insurance, Shawano
715-853-6750 after 5 pm. Millennium Stars – Citizens Bank, Pulaski
Wolf River 4-H – Touch of Excellence, Shawano
Endowment Interest Income Available
Adult and Youth Leaders
The Don & Bernice Schoedel/Shawano County
September Leaders Meeting 4-H Endowment Fund Committee reminds Key
Committees and 4-H Clubs that each year there is
All leaders are invited to the September Leaders interest income available from the endowment.
Meeting on Monday, September 26 at 7:30pm in The committee will meet in November to review
the County Board Room of the courthouse. On request forms and decide how the interest income
the agenda is evaluation of the Shawano County will be utilized. Contact Joe for more information
Fair. This is your chance to say what went well and a form. Deadline for requests is October 25.
and what needs improving. Foodstand operations Clubs looking for a good cause to donate monies
will be reviewed, and planning for next year’s 4-H to should also consider donations to our
Super Saturday will begin. endowment fund.
County Fair Season Ticket Sales Penny War Challenge
The Ag Society again has provided season fair The Penny War club competition was started to
passes for 4-H Clubs to sell. Tickets are available raise funds for the Shawano County 4-H/Don &
at the UWEX Office and sell for $20.00. Clubs Bernice Schoedel Endowment Fund. This
receive .50¢ for each ticket sold and the club competition raised the most money to date in a
selling the most receives $25.00. single fundraising event. These monies help our
members realize possibilities beyond the normal
We ask that clubs have one person from each club routine activities. The endowment fund is used
in charge of tickets and money (1 check from each for helping key committees and clubs provide
club is appreciated!) Make checks out to: project materials at considerable savings to
Shawano Area Ag Society. members and do community service projects, such
as lap robe making, furnishing school backpacks,
Money and/or unsold tickets are due to UWEX etc.
office before 4:30 pm on Friday, August 26 or
bring them to the Fairgrounds on Saturday, As a reminder, all pennies and paper money count
August 27, pre-fair judging day. Note: the as a positive towards a club’s total, while all other
UWEX office will give credit to your club for coins count as a negative. So start saving your
sales there - if the customer mentions your club. change! You will again find the Penny War jugs in
the Junior Fair Building right outside the Jr. office
during the county fair.
Record Book Reminders The general leaders of the Belle Plaine 4-H Club
issue the following challenge to all Shawano
September 13 – evaluate Outagamie County County 4-H Clubs: “Belle Plaine 4-H ‘won’ the
4-H Record Books Penny War at the 2010 County Fair. Can we do it
September 19 – Tagging record books again? Can you ‘beat’ us? Anything is possible!
September 20 – review Shawano County 4-H Let’s continue to try to out due each other in this
Record Books great endeavor! We are pretty confident Belle
Plaine will again surpass all the rest of you and we
All start at 7:00pm at the courthouse. You'll have a will have the plaque resting again on my mantel
chance to look through record books from another for another year! It looks really nice there!”
club and/or another county, which can give you
ideas to pass on to your club members. Hat’s off to Belle Plaine! Who’s going to win it in
2011? Attend the 4-H Experience to find out.
Volunteers Needed for County Fair Shawano County 4-H Hall Of Fame
Set-Up: Sat. August 13th
Take-Down: Sat. September 10th At the 4-H Experience, we honor those individuals
who made a significant contribution to the 4-H
It’s fair time again! YOUR help is needed to set up program through years of dedication to our kids.
all display buildings and barns at the fairgrounds, for We are looking for individuals who you think
both animals and non-animal exhibits. At your next should be remembered on our “Hall of Fame”
4-H or FFA meeting, please discuss our fair (sign posted on our Food Stand on the
workdays and volunteer to help on either August 13 fairgrounds). This would be leaders who have
or September 10. Help on both days if you can! really had an impact on the members of our
county, not solely within their club, by their
Please report to the fairgrounds by 9 am on both passion for our programs and kids. Basic criteria
workdays ( or as soon as you can after 9 am). that has been set by the Executive Board is a
During the past several years, we’ve been getting the suggestion of minimum of 20 years service to be
work done by 12 Noon or earlier, but that depends, eligible. This award can be given to past or
of course, on how many workers show up. All current leaders while still living or posthumously.
adults and youth in grades 3 and up are
welcome….we will assign jobs appropriate to age To submit a nomination, all you need to do is send
and size. When you arrive at the fairgrounds, go to a letter (or e-mail) answering the following, before
the building or barn where you’d like to help and the deadline of August 15th:
report to the person in charge. If your chosen 1. Name
building has enough workers, you may be asked to
help in another building. 2. Years of involvement in the 4-H program
3. Clubs, projects and/or areas they were
It would be a good idea to pack drinks and snacks involved with
for your family, but water will be available in the 4- 4. Contributions to the 4-H program on the
H food stand. Helpful items to bring along include county level
work gloves, dust masks, shovels, forks and rakes to
move bedding in barns. Bring work gloves, a bucket 5. Any other information you would like the
and cleaning rags or sponges, plus paint brushes if Executive Board to know
working in non-animal buildings.
Submit to: Terri Brunner
Please remember to keep Saturday, 311 N. Main St, Room 101
August 20 open from 9:00am to noon as a Shawano, WI 54166
“backup date” for fair setup in case bad Or E-mail: email@example.com
weather prevents us from getting done on
August 13! Thank you in advance for your
UW-Extension Contact Info:
Below is our e-mail contact information.
Although we are actually still in the thick of things Charlotte, 4-H Office Assistant:
for this 4-H year, you will soon be receiving your re- firstname.lastname@example.org
enrollment forms for next year. Some of you have Terri , 4-H Program Assistant:
been inquiring about transferring to a different club. email@example.com
When you receive your re-enrollment form you can
Joe, 4-H & Youth Development Agent:
fill it out just the same as before, simply change the
club name to the club you wish to become a member
of. Make sure both the old and new club leaders
know of your decision. Your form should then be
turned in to your new club leader.
Policy For Incorrect Fair Entries Help Needed to Assist with Fair Judging
Despite everyone’s best efforts to catch them, some
items are incorrectly entered in the fair. The Youth and adult volunteers are needed to help assist
Shawano Agricultural Society (the people who run the fair superintendents on judging days, Saturday,
the county fair) asked the 4H Leaders, Inc. for a Aug. 27th, Wed thru Sat. during the fair, and release
uniform recommendation on how to handle incorrect night on Monday (Labor Day) at the County Fair.
entries. The policy adopted says that all junior Contact Terri if interested.
entries that are entered incorrectly, will be dropped
by one placing. For example, entries that would
have received a blue ribbon/ premium will receive a All Fair Superintendents and Clerks for
red ribbon/ premium if they are entered incorrectly.
both Open Class and Junior Fair are encouraged to
We recognize that there are a few departments where
attend one of the orientation sessions held on August
this system may not be possible. In
18th at either 1:30pm or 7:30pm, at the
those situations, Superintendent’s fairgrounds in the Jr Fair building, to help
discretion should be used.
you learn duties.
Topics to be discussed:
- Checking in fair exhibits
- Record placings of fair exhibits
Policy On Free Passes For - Reading entry tags and judges sheets
Livestock/Small Animal Auction Buyers - Any other questions or concerns you have
Shawano Area Agricultural Society, the sponsors of regarding judging day
our county fair, adopted a policy for distributing fair - Stocking your "Goodie Box"
admission passes to animal auction buyers. - Discuss displaying exhibits
- Animal Exhibit/Barn Boss Update
All BUYERS from the previous year will receive a
one-day fair pass that they can use for free Pre-registration will be helpful in planning this
admission to the fair on auction day, or any other session. Please call Charlotte at 715-526-6136.
day of the fair if they so choose. This is a way of
saying “Thank You” to committed buyers and
inviting them to return the following year. So, if Fair Judging – What to Expect
someone purchased an animal last year, they will
receive a one-day pass to this year’s Shawano The fair is a great opportunity for youth to get
County Fair. All buyers this year will receive a free feedback and evaluation on the projects on which
one-day pass to next year’s county Fair, and so forth they have chosen to work during the year. This
each year thereafter. experience can be both motivating and educational
for 4-Hers. Critiques from judges can serve as a
guide to further improvement. The judging process
Don’t Like How Things Are Done? is probably more valuable than the award or
recognition. To plan, practice, and
There are always better ways to get things done. present a finished product is to “learn
There may be times when you feel that you could by doing.”
make things run better. But
maybe you are new to 4-H or For more information on the types of
unaware of how to have your voice judging (Face-to-Face, Danish and
heard. We have a system in place to Conference) visit the Shawano County
accommodate suggestions for change. For steps in UWEX website at http://shawano.uwex.edu/4h/ and
the process please visit the Shawano County UWEX click on 4-H Youth Development and go to the
website at http://shawano.uwex.edu/4h/ and click on Shawano County Fair information.
4-H Youth Development and go to Leader Resources.
A Statewide Muzzleloading Tournament was
Natural Resources held on May 21st in Washington County. Beth
Rades placed in the top 3 of five senior
Muzzleloading divisions ! She also placed 6th in
Shooting Sports Graduate Award Wildlife. Brandon Strelow placed 4th in Senior
The Shooting Sports Key Committee is offering a
special award for a Shooting Sports project member Reminders:
who is graduating from 4-H this year. An award of
$50.00 goes to the recipient. Pick up an application August 11th, 6:00pm
form at the UW-Extension Office. Applications Shotgun practice at J&H Game Farm, Navarino
due by Oct. 1st.
Youth and Ladies Day, J&H Game Farm
Fair Fun Shoot and Potluck
Saturday, August 27
Crawford Center at the Fairgrounds Plant & Soil Sciences
All shooting sports project members are invited to
participate in the annual fun shoot held the same Contest for Alfalfa Exhibitors
day as the pre-fair judging. The event will run from
9am-3pm so that you can come either before or Are you planning to exhibit alfalfa haylage at the fair
after your other projects are judged. Remember to this year? Would you like to win $50 or $75 or even
sign up for this shoot when filling out your fair $100? If so, be sure to enter the forage contest at
entry form. See page 89-90 of the Fairbook for lot the fair. It’s easy and fun to enter. Just bring your
numbers to use. There will be a potluck meal for all alfalfa haylage sample to the Farmers Building on
shooting sports families. Tom Kramer will fire up entry day. When you enter the sample, ask to enter
the grill at 4:00pm. Please bring a dish to pass. the contest. Plan to take about 15 minutes for a
short quiz. And that’s all there is to it!
All-Star Shootout, May 13-14 To give you a head start on the quiz, take some time
to review the article on forage production that will
Kayla Clark Gabriel Huebner be mailed to members enrolled in crops early in
Moses Makowiak Rachael Valeria August. Contestants will be ranked on the quality of
Georgia Schultz Brock Gracyalny the alfalfa and their response to the quiz. The
Alyssa Strassburg Alexis Diemel contest is again sponsored by the Shawano County
Nathaniel Huebner Megan Gebert Forage Council. For more information contact:
Sarah Hohn Sam Schulze Tony Wagner at 920-373-2260.
Brennen Fowler Mathew Edwards
Ryan Steffen Hanna Jessup
James Palmer Joe Radtke
Rolando Colon Sydney Utke
Casey Clark Noah Schmidt
Beth Rades Ben Brulla
Adam Kramer Nathan Jerabek
Emily Hovell Paul Rades
Family, Home and Health Upcoming Horse Activities
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 28
Entering the Decorated Cake Auction? Drill Team Practice at Fairgrounds
August 1, 8, 15, and 16th Open Rides at the
All those planning on entering a cake in the Fairgrounds from 6:00 to 7:30 PM - Led by Marti
auction must bring their completed Cake Riemer, 715-754-2077. 4-H rules apply. Adults
Decorating Project Record Sheet with them to the welcome to ride. Not be held if raining or stormy.
face-to-face judging. It is understood that you will Aug 6th - Drill Team Competes in Door County
not know your results of judging but the rest must Aug 9th – Horseless Horse project event, 2-4pm
be completed and shown at judging time so that at the courthouse. Organized by Angie Schultz
you will be eligible to sell 715-526-1953 and open to all Horse members.
your cake. You will be Work on posters and other projects for the fair.
able to take this form back August 9th – Horse Key Committee meeting,
home with you after 7:00pm at the courthouse
judging. August 10th rain date of Aug 17 - Clothing Swap
for 4-H members, Fairgrounds, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
See article in this Cloverline.
August 13th – Fair Work day, 9am to noon- help
clean up horse barns & arena area for fair. All
Arts and Communication project members must help out one day or evening
to show at the fair. Second work night, Aug 24th
Visual Arts Project Members August 13th -Drill team in Clintonville parade
August 15th – Registrations due for State
Anyone enrolled in Visual Arts this year is invited Gymkhana Show
to come to the Junior Fair Building on Friday, August 24th beginning at 6:00 PM (rain date Aug
August 26 from 1-4pm to assist with cleaning and 25th) Fair Work day from 9am to noon. Clean up
set-up in the area where the horse barns & arena area. Project members must
Visual Arts projects will be on help out one day or evening to show at the fair.
display. Visual Arts projects will
be judged the following day September 2nd – Fair check in by 7:00 PM
(27th) and help would be Sept 3rd – Open Show (10am) and Drill Team
appreciated here in displaying Performance (during lunch break) at Fairgrounds
projects also. September 4th- Junior Show at Fairgrounds,
begins at 10 AM
September 5th – Fun Show and Drill Team
Performance (mid morning prior to fun show) at
Animal Sciences September 10th and 11th- State Gymkhana Show
in West Allis
September 15th – 18th 4-H State Horse Expo in
West Allis Information and entry blanks will be
Horse Project Members available at the fair. For more information visit
Please remember to be keeping track of your horse
handling hours. You will need to turn them in on
September 20th – Horse Key Committee Meeting
Friday when you bring your horses to the fair (when
you register). This year’s fair hours will be used for 7:00 PM at the Courthouse
next year. We will need your hours to calculate year-
end awards. Call Linda Olson with questions.
4-H Judging Teams Finish Strong Showing Animals at the Fair?
Congratulations to our Shawano County 4-H A Premise Registration number will need to be
Livestock and Dairy Cattle Judging Teams! Team included on your Fair Entry Form. Asking for this
members practiced and competed in the 4-H information is part of the Wisconsin Premises
Northeast Area Animal Science Day (AASD) Registration Act, which requires anyone who
event in Brown County on June 21. Shawano keeps, houses, or co-mingles livestock, to register
County’s Senior Livestock Judging Team won their premises. ALL animals except rabbits, dogs
FIRST PLACE, thereby qualifying to compete in and cats are included.
the State 4-H Livestock Contest to be held later
this summer. We congratulate our team members: Whether your animal(s) are kept at your property,
Jed Dallas, Clint Dallas, Ally Dallas, Brandon or are housed elsewhere, the owner should have
Ramirez and Sarah Esch. Jed, Clint and Ally applied for and received a premise number. If you
Dallas and Brandon Ramirez also placed 3rd, 4th , are still in need of receiving a premise number, go
5th and 6th place, respectively, in individual to www.wiid.org and click on the link for WLIC
scoring. Their 1st place overall team score was Premise Registration.
Our junior Livestock Judging Team of Cassy Reminder
Bonin, Elizabeth Esch and Emma Esch placed Your Club Leader will contact you when your fair
third at AASD. Cassy entry tags are ready (the middle of August). Check
Bonin won 8th place your tags over for correctness as soon as you get
individual score out of 23 them. Remember that there are no fair tags printed
entrants. for animal entries.
Shawano County Senior
Dairy Cattle Judging Team
Livestock Info, Events, Workshops, etc.
members finished strong in fifth place out of 10
teams, just one point behind 4th place Kewaunee
Would you like to receive info on upcoming
County. Team members include Abby Tauchen,
events, workshops, results from events, resource
Kaila Wussow, Riley Bricco, Brandon Smith,
information, etc. as it relates to youth livestock
India Tauchen and Kristin Allen. Junior Judging
(beef, sheep, swine, meat goats)? If yes, subscribe
Team members Colin Wussow, Ben Brown,
to the Youth Livestock Website. Go to
Taylor Gracyalny, Mason Jauquet, Nathan
http://fyi.uwex.edu/youthlivestock/ . Where you
Ferfecki, Carter Jauquet, Rory Sarenich, Danielle
see a box with the “subscribe” and “unsubscribe”
Robaidek, Whitney Ferfecki and Alexis Diemel
buttons, type in your email address and click
also finished strong.
“subscribe”. Whenever there is new information
posted, you will receive an email. You can also
Special thanks go to our Dairy Judging Team
follow youth livestock events on Facebook. Just
Coaches Heather and Jay Jauquet, and Livestock
search for Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program
Judging Team Coaches Brad and Lindsey
and like the page. Info is also on
Johnson! We also thank parents and farm
Twitter………the Twitter handle is
operators who assisted with our teams and hosting
@wiyouthlvstk. All of these methods will keep
judging team workouts!
you up to date on information as it relates to
Youth Livestock opportunities in Wisconsin. This
includes opportunities offered through 4-H, FFA
and the Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association
(WBLA). Share with other Livestock members!
New Swine Champion Signs Rabbit and Poultry
The Livestock Key Committee is accepting The LAST Rabbit and Poultry Meeting for
donations for new “champion” signs for the swine members to attend, to be able to show at
barn at the fairgrounds. These signs will be in the fair, is going to be held on
memory of Larry Buss, a former 4-H Leader, and MONDAY, August 15, at 6:00pm.
Ryan Wendler, a former 4-H & FFA member. We will be covering what is
Donations can be sent to: UW-Extension Office, expected during the fair from the
Attn Livestock Committee, 311 N Main Street, members and also covering any other
Shawano WI 54166. questions/concerns that anyone may have.
Anyone with questions concerning the signs may * We will be discussing: How to prepare your
contact Scott Breitrick at 715-851-4710. If extra animal for the fair including a
funds are collected, that money will go towards showmanship demo. *
the purchase of gates for between the barns. This will be the last market
meeting offered for poultry
members selling birds in the auction.
* This will also be fair building set up
day for the rabbit and poultry projects.
You need to help with either fair set up or clean up
to exhibit at the fair.
August Cat Meeting
County Fair Hog Exhibitors
A meeting for all Cat Project members will be
Due to the lack of response, we have had at the held on Tuesday, August 16, at 6:00pm, room 102
last several county fair Clean-Up days, we are in the courthouse. Bring your project activity
going to try something new this year. On book to be checked by leaders. Must have 1
Monday, September 5th (last day of the fair), from section completed in any chapter of your book and
4:00 to 4:30pm, there will be a limited amount of attended at least 1 Cat Meeting or the June Cat
people allowed in the hog barn to allow for group Show to show at the fair as well as help with set-
penning of hogs going to packing plants. up or take-down for one of the cat shows (fair or
fun show) This meeting counts as well as setting
After that is complete, we should be able to start up at the fair. We’ll also answer any other fair
taking down empty pens and getting the sawdust related questions.
pushed to the center alley of the hog barn for
about two-thirds of the building. This will All Cat Project leaders encouraged
hopefully alleviate the problem of only a few to come and assist – help is needed
people doing all the necessary clean-up work. We and appreciated! If you can’t make
ask for your cooperation on this matter and this meeting, bring your book on
hopefully this will work the way we have it Tuesday, Aug. 30th when you come
planned. Enjoy the fair! to help for judging set up at the fair
and it will be checked.
Jim Fuhrman, 4-H Swine Chairman
Attention Dairy Exhibitors Attention Dairy Exhibitors
Health forms are no longer required for your dairy Due to declining numbers in some of the colored
animal. However, because of this, you must have breeds, some breeds may be combined with the
your animal’s Identification Number on your entry “any other” class. There needs to be a minimum of
form. Registered animals must use registration 3 animals in each class. For example – if there are
number and grade animals must use the metal ear only 1 or 2 Shorthorns in a class, they would show
tag number. Incomplete forms will be returned! with the any other breed class, three or more
Registration papers are still required at check in as Shorthorns, and they would show in their own
well as verification of metal ear tag number. They class as usual.
must match numbers on your entry form. With no
health forms required, it becomes even more The superintendent will notify you on Friday if
important that you check your animals early for your breed has insufficient numbers. Any
ringworm, warts, etc. If in doubt, leave animals questions can be directed to Pat Brusky at 715-
Animals showing signs of ringworm, warts,
pinkeye, nasal discharge, etc. may not be
exhibited. It does not matter what the animal Dairy Key Committee Meeting
looked like when you chose it for your fair entry.
What matters is what the animal looks like when it The next meeting of the Shawano County 4-H
arrives at the fair. If in doubt, leave the animal Dairy Key Committee will be on Tuesday, August
home. That is why we have alternates. We have 16th at 8:00 pm. Dairy Key will meet in Room
had excellent cooperation from everyone in the 102 of the County Courthouse in Shawano.
past – let’s keep it that way!
Remember, for the colored breeds, we will be Pre-Fair Judging
showing registered and grade animals together.
Enter them as you always have, but they will be 4-H Members are reminded that many of
their projects will be judged on Saturday, August
One last note: there will no longer be a stockpile
of shavings available in the coliseum. Please plan 23, prior to the start of the Fair. All members
your bedding needs accordingly.
need to check the blue “Fair Handbook” that is to
Dairy Producers Youth Leadership Derby be given to families with their fair tags. This
The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin handbook will detail what projects are to be
(PDPW) are again offering their annual “Youth
Leadership Derby.” This two-day, weekend judged the Saturday prior to the fair as well as
retreat offers some high quality, fun leadership
development activities for any youth age 15 – 18 what time slot your 4-H Club is assigned to bring
interested in learning about the dairy industry.
The 2011 dates are November 5-6 and the location the project for judging that day. All Saturday
is Ripon High School. Cost is approximately
$100 for the weekend. For more information, visit judging is done face-to-face.
www.pdpw.org or call toll-free 1-800-947-7379.