Green County UW-Extension – Justice Center Phone: 608.328.9440
2841 – 6th Street, Monroe, WI 53566 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: All committee & Green County Adult/Junior Leader’s, Inc. meetings are held at the Justice Center, Monroe, unless noted. Listen to AM
1260 WEKZ 325-2161 for the latest closings or call them if you get poor reception. If a meeting is cancelled, we will call WEKZ.
TBA= To Be Announced.
Inside this issue: Dear Green County 4-H Families:
Executive Board Message
4-H Club Happenings
2 4-H Volunteers - The Key to Success!
General Leader Reminders
3 4-H Volunteers are the catalyst to a positive 4-H experience for our
Animal Science 4-6 young people. Many times, 4-H volunteers are not seen at the
Swine 7-8 forefront of the 4-H program, but believe me, 4-H leaders are the
foundation that makes all the difference in making the best better for
Cats & Dogs 9 By: Alissa Grenawalt our members. I would like to personally thank all 4-H volunteers for
Horses 10 4-H & Youth Agent your dedication to the youth of Green County.
Cloverbuds & Exploring 10 UWEX Green County
Family, Home & Health 10-11 April 10-16 is National Volunteer Week and I hope you take the time to thank volunteers for
Youth Leadership 11 the time and efforts they give, not only that week, but year round. The impacts volunteers
Natural Science 11
Mechanical Science 12 make cannot be paid in monetary value, but pay off in so many other ways, its
Plant & Soil Sciences 12 unimaginable!!!
Arts & Communications 12
Shooting Sports 13
In 2010, the Green County 4-H Adult Leaders implemented a new policy that does impact our
Odds & Ends 14-15 4-H volunteers in the on an annual basis. It states:
Pillow Case Sewing Day 16
Green County 4-H Adult Leader Policy
MAQA Flyer 17
Certified 4-H Volunteers must offer a minimum of 1 face to face (club/county level) meeting with project members
Camp Flyer 18-19
annually. 4-H project leaders at the club level will need to report this to their club general leader by the
August/September Adult/Junior Leader meeting to keep in good standing for the next 4-H year. Failure to offer 4-H
project or activity meetings will result in leaders not receiving a reduced price fair pass for the Green County Fair.
Green County 4-H is I know this challenge can be easily met and many have done this already. Last year 96% of
on FACEBOOK! our 4-H leaders met this request! It is my hope that the time invested in your role as a 4-H
volunteer will pay dividends not only for the youth you impact, but for you personally as well!
Here is your opportunity Good Luck!
to learn more about 4-H Sincerely,
and be informed as to
what is going on! Search
CHRIS CLOVER GREEN
Green County 4-H Record Book Reminders:
and join other 4-H
members as they Just a reminder to all Green County 4-H members it’s never too early to work on record books. All
communicate on Green County 4-H Members are REQUIRED to complete some form of a record book in 2011.
Three options for members include:
County Level Record Book – (Green Cover)
4-H Minimal Record Book or Club Approved Record Book
Orange Auction Form
If members have not received their preferred record book materials from their general leader,
If you have any questions, please check with them, or contact the UWEX office to get the information. Many of the record
please contact Alissa at book materials are also available on the Green County UWEX Website at:
the UW-Extension office at http://green.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/4-h-forms/. Record books will be due to your 4-H
608-328-9441. club leaders at your August meetings. Thank you!
Executive Board Treasurer By: Pam Burke
Hi! I’m Pam Burke and as of January, I’m the treasurer for the Green County 4-H Adult Leaders and also co-
general leader of York 4-H. I was a 4-H member in the Silver View 4-H Club and now on the other end of 4-H
helping as a volunteer. I’m so impressed with the volunteers of 4-H…as a 4-H Family faced a tragic situation this
past January, the 4-H families were there to help. I couldn’t be more proud to be part of the Green County 4-H
organization. Please mark your calendars --March 13th will be a fundraiser at Pizza Hut, from 3:00-8:00pm for the
Eberle Family. It’s being done as a collaborative community effort, but if you are interested in helping bus tables or
be a door greeter, please call me at 558-4998.
It is an excited time for all 4-H members as they get busy with their projects: sewing for Style Revue (April 30th),
writing a speech or preparing a skit for Performing Arts and Creative Communications (also on April 30th), or if your
project is in the barn waiting for the perfect lamb, bunny, chick, pig or calf to be born. I personally will be excited
when my daughter Katie’s lambs are on the ground as I really hate 2:00am cold morning runs to check to see if
anyone Is lambing!
As I mentioned, Performing Arts and Creative Communications is April 30th. Plan to attend as Rock County
Heatwave is planning on performing at 2:30pm that afternoon!
Volunteer?....I said “YES” again!
I said “yes” again! They asked me for my help So, I thought it over,
And I couldn’t believe my ears! And I thought, who has the time? Do I want to give or take?
Yep, I said “yes” again… The phone calls and those meetings, I enjoy it all so very much…
I’m one of the chronic volunteers! Just for the fun and not a dime… The decision was easy to make!
I’ve loved every single minute So… Please don’t try to tell me
Of working with the gals! Volunteering is a pain…
Even when the hour was late… ‘Cause for all the friends I’ve made
It was always for my pals! And all I’ve learned,
I’ll say “YES, YES, YES” again and again!
4-H Recognition Congratulations!!
*To Meats Judging Participants— At the State Competition on Feb 19th at UW Madison, Green County 4-H Youth competed
in the State 4-H Meats Judging Competition. Senior team members were Cora Demler, Travis Gilson, Danielle Schneider, Heidi
Mann and Miranda Mann. They placed 5th overall as a team and Cora Demler placed 4th senior individual overall!
Congratulations to our participants!
*To Dairy Bowl Participants—Green County’s Sr. team members were Morgan Behnke, John Klossner, Joel Dieckhoff, &
Taylor Behnke. And Green County’s Mixed team members were Alyssa Cramer, Bryan Cramer, Ryan Smith, & Bryce Zettle.
This year’s coaches were Liz Matzke, Kristin Klossner, and Nikki Cramer. Both teams placed 4th.
4-H Club Happenings - - - Submitted by Super Secretaries!
Club Secretaries & Reporters: Please send in your minutes and happenings so we can let everyone know what
you are up to. Share your good news!
Cheese Country Clovers: February-In the fall, we went on a hayride and caroled for people at Pleasant View Nursing Home.
We plan to make Valentines for Monroe Manor Residents.
Dougherty Creek: January-Finishing up their annual pie sale; Donated $100 to the Autism Dog Fundraising Project.
Firefly: December-Held a leathercraft workshop after their regular meeting.
New Glarus: January-Will be making Valentine’s cards for the New Glarus Home residents.
New Horizons: January-Forming a committee for organizing ways to help animal project members with displays for the fair;
Will start club woodworking meetings in March. November-Planning a Christmas Party for the next meeting.
Spring Grove Honest Workers: January-Club members gave follow up reports on December community service projects:
Christmas Card Delivery, Playing BINGO at Brodview Manor, Delivering fleece blankets to the Pregnancy Center. November-
Picked two names from the giving tree-one boy; one girl-each will receive $25 from the club; gave $50 to Shop With a Cop.
Young Americans: January—Planning to make valentines & decorate cookies for St John’s Church congregation.
Thank You!!! We Couldn’t Do It Without You!!!
Teena Fey & Todd Long for their hard work with the Jr Leaders Program – Especially the Jr. Leader Out of County
Thank you to all the Club General Leaders, Youth Leaders, and Volunteers!!! WE
COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!!!!!
Our Green County 4-H Ambassadors, for all they do to promote Green County 4-H
The Executive Board for all their hard work throughout the year.
The Cloverbud/Exploring Committee for their successful planning of their workshops.
The Knitting/Crochet committee for the Knitting & Crocheting workshops!
To all the coaches for our Meats, Horse, and Dairy Bowl Teams!!!
To the New Family Orientation Planning Committee!
Alphorn 2011 Deadlines
Due Date Alphorn Issue Due Date Alphorn Issue Due Date Alphorn Issue
June 17 July/August October 14 November/December
April 15 May/June
August 12 September/October December 16 January/February
Ambassadors Speak Up.......Meet your Green Co. 4-H Ambassadors
Hello! My name is Whitney Disch and I'd like to introduce myself as one of the new Green County 4-H Ambassadors. I'm 15
years old and am a freshman at Monroe High School, where I am involved in Forensics, Chorus, Basketball, Volleyball and
Soccer. I've been in 4-H for 10 years and am a Junior Leader for the Countys' Cat Project. Over the years, I have learned from
20 different project areas, and I look forward to trying at least one new project area each year. I believe the greatest gift that
4-H has given me, besides basic knowledge of several subjects, is the confidence and ability to talk in front of people. This has
helped me, not only in school, but in all aspects of my life. I look forward to promoting the Green County 4-H and meeting
many new people along the way. So have fun, learn lots and don't forget to start those projects early!
General Leader’s Reminders
Encourage your club secretary or reporter to send reports to the Extension Office so that we can include your latest
club information in the Alphorn. They can be emailed to email@example.com
The 4-H Calendar is on the Web – if you need info, check it out! If you have changes in meeting dates, let us know!
Please make sure to check your club mailbox located in the cupboards in the WISLINE Room.
Green County 4-H Adult Leaders, Inc. is for ALL certified adult leaders who are in 4-H. Meetings are the first Monday of
the month in Nov, Jan, Feb, April, May, June, July, Oct and the last Monday in the month of August. If you are a club
General Leader, but cannot attend the meetings, please have another adult leader from your club attend in your place.
Meetings cover general business and give up to date 4-H announcements that miss the Alphorn! It is also a time of
sharing, learning and connecting with other leaders.
ES237 Reminder: If you have any project meetings, you need to fill out an ES237 Worksheet so we can complete the
required reporting at the end of the year. Thank You!
The 4-H Family Handbook has been updated and is available at the Green County Extension Office. You can put the
handbook in a 3-ring binder to make it easy to replace with updates. We also have the handbook posted on our website.
Community Effort ~ Eberle Family Pizza Hut Fundraiser
March 13, 2011 ~ 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM Pizza Hut, Monroe, WI
Plan now to attend a Community-Wide Eberle Family Fundraiser at Pizza Hut. This fundraiser is being
conducted by several organizations collaborating together. The meal will consist of salad bar, buffet
pizza, and a beverage for the cost of $10.00 per person. In addition, details are being worked out for a
carryout menu that will also contribute to the fundraiser! Come donate and fill your tummies!
Dairy Fitting Clinic ~ April 30, 1-3 p.m. Badger Dairy Camp
Bob and Nikki Cramer Farm June 12-14, UW-Madison Campus
W3224 Norton Road, Juda, WI Applications will be available MARCH 1! This fills up very fast so be
This fitting is to help new and experienced dairy sure to register ASAP if you would like to attend! At Dairy Camp,
project members get the basics of showing & young people between the ages of 12 & 18 learn about fitting,
fitting calves. Dairy animals will showmanship and judging while they develop life skills in self-confidence,
be available for older youth to teamwork & sportsmanship. Cost is approx. $110.00.
learn the details of fitting and The all-inclusive registration fee covers dorms, food and camper activities.
clipping. Bring clippers and Hurry as slots fill up fast! Applicants are admitted on a first come, first
brushes if you have them served basis. Contact the UW-Extension Office for a registration form or
available. Please call the go to the Dairy Camp website at www.uwex.edu/ces/dairy
Extension Office at 328-9441 youth/camp.php after March 1 for more detailed information.
if you plan on attending.
Dairy Judging Invitation 25th Annual Nasco Fitting & Grooming Clinic
Any youth wanting to learn more about dairy animals and Fort Atkinson, WI May 7th
the Green County 4-H Dairy Judging Team are invited to The 25th Annual Clinic will feature demonstrations on beef, sheep
attend any or all of the dairy judging workouts. All dairy and dairy. Nasco will provide lunch and there is no charge for
youth will be receiving a letter with a complete schedule attending. Door prizes will also be given away. To register call
soon. If you are unable to attend the first practice, you Nasco by May 2nd (920) 568-5600
may join the group at any workout. Dennis Dorn, Kelsi Sheep Demo: 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. - Beef Demo: 10:15 a.m.
Hendrickson, and Mike Marean currently coach the team. to 12:00 p.m. - Dairy Demo: 1:15 to 3:30 p.m.
More details for judging will be announced!
National Dairy 4-H Conference
October 2-5, 2011
Each year, a select number of youth will be chosen to represent Wisconsin Shayr-A-Heifer
at the National 4-H Dairy Conference. This international event allows
Wisconsin youth to participate in workshops, tour dairy companies, and visit Dairy youth who would like to have a
the World Dairy Expo. Most importantly, the National 4-H Dairy Conference Registered Ayrshire dairy project will want to fill
is an outstanding networking opportunity where Wisconsin youth will have out an application for the Wisconsin Ayrshire
the chance to meet & interact with future dairy leaders from across the USA Shayr-A-Heifer program. Application deadline
and Canada. Participants will be selected to represent Wisconsin at the is April 1, 2011. For more information, contact
Conference based on the information provided on an application form and the UW-Extension office at 608-328-9441.
by phone interviews in early July. Youth are chosen to be delegates by the
end of July. For more information, contact Alissa Grenawalt at the Green
County UW-Extension office.
Beef Bedding Rules
April 29-May 1,2011 All Green County Beef Exhibitors will be
The UW-Platteville Block & Bridle Club will be hosting charged $5/head bedding fee for all beef
their Pioneer Showdown --Steer & Heifer Jackpot Show animals entered at the 2011 Green
on April 29-May 1, 2011 at the Grant County Fairgrounds, County Fair. This fee is to help defray
Lancaster, WI. More details are available at the cost of the bark bedding that is
http://www.pioneershowdown.com/id17.html or provided by the Green County Beef
by contacting the Green County UW-Extension Office. Producers. The bedding fee will be
collected by the Green County Beef
Producers at the 2011 Green County Fair.
Nasco County Fair Rebates
All qualified purchases from the Nasco Farm & Ranch
catalog can give 5% back to the Adult Leaders if you
use this code: #9800229(Y) Green County.
Be sure to mention this number when calling in an
order. Or visit the store and take the “clip coupon”
pictured at right
State Livestock Skillathon: March 19 in Arlington
This year, any Junior and Senior livestock team in the state is invited to take part in the state livestock quiz and skillathon contests.
These contests will be held during the WLBA Annual Meeting which will be held Saturday, March 19 at the UW-Arlington Research
Station, Arlington, WI. There are two divisions: 4-H Senior team members must be at least 14 years of age on January 1, 2011 and
not have had their 19th birthday before Jan. 1, 2011. 4-H Junior team members must be 8-13 years of age. Team must consist of 3
or 4 members. The top Senior level 4-H team will represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Skillathon Contest, held each fall in
Louisville. FFA teams are also invited to participate, however the top Senior 4-H team attends the National 4-H contest.
Registration starts at 1:00pm. with the contest beginning promptly at 1:30pm, with awards being presented at the 5:00pm dinner.
The fee is $10/person, which includes the noon luncheon. There will be awards for top placing teams and individuals. If interested,
contact Alissa Grenawalt at 608-328-9440 by March 9th. Entry forms are due to the state by March 11th.
DAIRY STATE FAIR MANDATORY MEETING:
JUNE 22nd, 8:00 p.m., JUSTICE CENTER, MONROE, WI
The Dairy Youth who qualify for the 2011 State Fair will be required to attend the meeting on Wednesday,
June 22 at 8 p.m. at the Justice Center, Monroe, WI. Youth and/or a parent will need to be at the meeting
to fill out paperwork and get final instructions regarding the 2011 State Fair Dairy Show. If there are any
questions, please contact the Extension Office at 328-9440. Paperwork due to UWEX office June 24th.
LIVESTOCK/NON-LIVESTOCK STATE FAIR MANDATORY MEETING:
JUNE 23, 7:00 p.m., JUSTICE CENTER, MONROE, WI (NOTE TIME)
Youth who plan to exhibit at the 2011 State Fair will be required to attend the meeting on Thursday, June
23 at 7 p.m. at the Justice Center, Monroe, WI. Youth and/or a parent will need to be at the meeting to
fill out paperwork and get final instructions regarding the 2011 State Fair. If there are any questions,
please contact the Extension Office at 328-9440. This applies to Style Revue, Music and Drama groups
also. Paperwork is due to the UWEX office on June 24th.
GREEN COUNTY FAIR AUCTION MANDATORY MEETING:
JUNE 23, 8:00 p.m., GREEN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, BARN 7
If you plan on selling in the Fur & Feather or Livestock Auction during the 2011 Green County Fair youth
and/or a parent will need to be at the meeting on June 23 at 8:00 p.m. at the Green County Fairgrounds in
Barn 7. If there are any questions, please contact the Extension Office at 328-9440.
WI Cattlemen’s Association
The Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association is looking for volunteers to work the WI State Fair and the World Dairy
Expo. Individuals would assist staff members in grilling & serving sandwiches for each event and workers will
earn profits for their clubs/groups. For more information, contact Dave & Rena Koning at 608-325-9808 or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Livestock Premise ID
Livestock Premise Registration Numbers must be obtained for the location(s) where
your animals are housed. A Livestock Premise ID number must be obtained for all
animal projects with the exception of cats, dogs, & rabbits. The livestock premise
registration program is intended to protect animal health, as well as the security of the food chain.
Any person who keeps one or more livestock animals at a location in Wisconsin is required to
register that location. To “keep livestock” means to own, feed, house, confine or care for livestock,
or to exercise legal or physical control over livestock. To register for a livestock premise ID
number online, visit the website at www.datcp.state.wi.us/premises/index.jsp. If you have any
questions, please contact the UW-Extension Office at 608-328-9440.
NOTE: NO FAIR ENTRY will be accepted at the fair office for showing without a premise ID number for all
animal projects (excluding cats, dogs, & rabbits!) If you have any questions, regarding this rule, please
contact the UW-Extension Office at 608-328-9440.
Attention Dairy Exhibitors!!!
Reminders for the 2011 Green County Fair that Ownership vs. Managerial requirements for the dairy project are the following.
Please read below the changes that will take precedence for the 2011 Green County Fair.
Ownership of animals is defined when the animal is registered in the name of the junior exhibitor ONLY! Co-ownership is
allowed between immediate junior family members (i.e. brother, sister; no parents or farm name) and breed
associations. All registration certificates must be in the possession of the exhibitor.
Managerial: Classified as a registered animal carried continuously as a calf. Only calves and yearlings can be shown
managerial, and each exhibitor is allowed to show only one managerial animal. Managerial need to be in possession of the
junior exhibitor by May 1st of the exhibit year. Registration papers with parents as co-owners and/or farm names are
considered managerial projects. Contact the UW-Extension office for more information at 608-328-9440
LIVESTOCK EXHIBITOR APPEARANCE
2011 Green County Fair ~ Dress Code for Showing
Accountability for personal appearance of exhibitors at the Green County Fair rests with the youth and their parents/guardians during
judging competitions, auctions and other 4-H and FFA related activities. Dress or grooming that could cause a health problem, a
physical danger, a disruption or distraction to others or that sends a negative message will not be allowed. Exhibitors who wear
inappropriate clothing will need to make arrangements to obtain appropriate clothing before participation in a judging competition or
auction is allowed. A youth who refuses to wear appropriate clothing will be ineligible to participate in that event. Green County
Fairboard, Green County Fair Superintendents, UW-Extension Agents, 4-H Club Leaders and FFA Advisors will address violations of
these standards. If you have any questions, please contact the UW-Extension office.
2011 Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest
Wisconsin Farm Bureau, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, and WE Energies are sponsoring an essay contest
open to 4th and 5th grade students. The essay topic should be “If I lived on a dairy farm, I’d want people to
know that…”. The contest is designed to help students learn how Wisconsin agriculture provides products
and commodities that offer healthy food choices. Essays must be between 100 to 300 words in length and
must be postmarked by April 1, 2011. For more information, contact the
UW-Extension office at 608-328-9441.
Attention Livestock Youth!!!
Livestock Judging workouts will begin in May with a PIONEER SHOWDOWN
complete schedule and location of workouts to be mailed out UW-Platteville Block & Bridle Lamb & Hog Showdown
in April. Livestock judging helps youth enhance their Jackpot Show ~ May 14, 2011
selection skills of quality livestock and is open to all 4-H
youth interested in beef, sheep and swine. The Annual Lamb & Hog Showdown Jackpot Show will be held
The Area Animal Science Day Contest is Thursday, July 30th in at the Grant County Fairgrounds, in Lancaster, WI. For more
Monroe County. For more information, please contact information, stop at the UW-Extension office or visit the
Alissa at the UWEX office. website at
Swine 2011 Green County MAQA TRAININGS Are May 14 & 24.
See the flyer on page 17 for info!!!
Green County Fair Barrow Weigh-In
Saturday, March 26 9:00 a.m. – Noon ~ Green County Fairgrounds Swine Barn
All Green County 4-H and FFA members who wish to exhibit barrows in the Green County Fair Junior
Swine Show must have their pigs identified and weighed on Saturday, March 26th. Each exhibitor can
identify a maximum of five barrows for the 2011 Green County Fair. Barrows will be on test a period of 115 days. The
recommended weight for barrows on March 26th would be in the range of 50-60 pounds. The maximum weight for barrows to
be identified is 75 pounds (Remember that exhibitors need to hold their pigs on the scale) and the suggested minimum is 30
pounds. Barrows must weigh at least 225 pounds at fair to show and at least 235 to sell in the Green County fair livestock
Each barrow will be weighed and identified with a U.S.D.A. radio frequency ear tags that contain a computer chip with
information about each pig. To help eliminate the threat of disease transmission exhibitors will be responsible for handling and
holding their own pigs during the weigh-in. Market Gilts are not required to be identified at the weigh-in.
Green County swine exhibitors must be certified in the Meat Animal Quality Assurance Program prior to June 1, 2011 to be
eligible to exhibit swine at the Green County Fair. Swine exhibitors who need to be certified or recertified must attend one of
the two certification sessions that will be conducted in Green County. The sessions will be held on Saturday, May 14th at the
Justice Center, Monroe, and Tuesday evening, May 24th at the Juda Community Center. Swine exhibitors will be able to sign
up and register for the training session of their choice at the swine weigh-in on March 26th.
Before the pigs can be weighed and identified, exhibitors and a parent will both be required to sign affidavits at the weigh-in
stating their pigs originated in the U.S. as part of the new County of Origin Labeling (COOL) law. The majority of Green
County Swine Exhibitors purchase their animals from someone else. If you purchase your project animal, you should obtain a
Country of Origin affidavit from the seller and retain this affidavit for your own records. This provides additional evidence of
the validity of the Country of Origin affidavit that the exhibitor passes onto the buyer of their project animal.
Swine exhibitors are also required to have a Wisconsin intrastate movement certificate stating the herd of origin has been
inspected for disease within 30 days of the county fair by a veterinarian. This certificate must be turned in at the fair this
summer before your pigs are unloaded.
2011 WI State Fair Swine ID Sites
Barrows that will be exhibited at the Wisconsin State Fair will not be identified at the county weigh-in. Wisconsin State Fair
officials have announced the locations & dates for the 2011 swine identification. All junior and open show market hog
exhibitors wishing to exhibit at the State Fair, must attend one of these sites. Cost is $10.00/animal. Sat, April 16th from
9:00am-12:00pm, Rock County Fairgrounds, contact Tom Knauer (608-883-2838) or Iowa County Fairgrounds, contact Chase
Ivey (608-341-8382); or Sat, April 23 from 9:00-12:00pm, Arlington Ag Research Station, contact Bobbi Jo Oyen at (608-438-
4613). For more information contact Mark Mayer, UW-Extension Agriculture Agent at 608-328-9440.
ALL SWINE PROJECT YOUTH (4-H & FFA) will need to be certified through the Meat Animal Quality Assurance
Program (MAQA) in order to exhibit their swine project at the 2011 Green County Fair. This program takes place of the Pork
Quality Assurance (or PQA) program that swine project youth had went through in the past.
SWINE HEALTH RULES
Swine originating from within Wisconsin
All swine shall be accompanied by a Wisconsin intrastate movement certificate stating that the herd of origin has been inspected on
the farm within 30 days prior to the exhibition and no apparent disease has been present in the herd for the past 30 days. The
certificate must also include all required test documentation.
Swine originating from outside Wisconsin
All swine shall originate from a state classified as pseudorabies Stage V and be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection
including official identification and a statement that no pseudorabies vaccine has been administered to the swine. The Wisconsin
Division of Animal Health website has current import requirements for swine originating from other states:
If the state of origin is not pseudorabies Stage V, all swine shall have a negative pseudorabies test within 30 days of arrival at the fair
or exhibition or originate from a qualified-negative pseudorabies herd that is qualified by testing 7% of the herd each month, or
originate from a commercial swine herd in a state classified as Stage IV or V. The date of the last monthly test must be included on
UW-Madison Saddle & Sirloin ~ Bucky’s Spectacular
The 2011 UW-Madison Saddle & Sirloin ~ Bucky’s Spectacular Gilt & Barrow Show will be held in
Monroe, WI at the Green County Fairgrounds on May 21st. There will be a $500 payout for the Grand
Champion Gilt & Barrow and a $250 payout for the Reserve Champion Gilt & Barrow. Entry fee is $20
per head (No pre-entry required). This show is open to youth between the ages of 5-21 as of
Jan 1, 2011. Weigh in will be held from 8:00-10:00am. Contact Devan Brugger at 608-558-2646 with any questions. For
more details, visit the website at www.uwsaddlesirloin.com
Green County Goat Project Meeting
Green County 6th Annual 4-H Goat Fun Show Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011 ~ Green County Fairgrounds Green County Fairgrounds
Plan now to attend and participate in this goat fun show! Following the county-wide goat weigh-in,
The show is open to ages 8-19 and you don’t have to be goat members are encouraged to bring hoof
enrolled in the Goat project! Visit the website at trimmers. There will be a short clinic on how
http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/green/4h/goats.html or to trim the hooves. Visit the website at
contact Gail or Shayna Krebs at email@example.com http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/green/4h/goats.html or contact
or at 608-558-6714. Gail or Shayna Krebs at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 608-558-6714.
Green County Goat Identification
Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association
Rules for 2011 Green County Fair
Weigh-in date for both dairy and meat breed wethers is April 30,
2011 from 12:30-2:30 pm, Barn 7. The weigh-in is for those interested Wisconsin youth in 4-H or FFA wishing to enter the
in the Rate of Gain contest. Market wethers are NOT required to weigh
Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association Share-A-Kid
in, unless the exhibitor wishes to participate in the Rate of Gain contest.
program still have time to do so. Each year the WDGA
There will be a fitting clinic immediately following the weigh in. A
gives away registered doelings to youth who submit a
reminder to look over the lots when filling out your fair entry forms, as
new classes need to be entered correctly. written essay between January 1 and April 1 of that
All goats shown at the Green County Fair must be ID'd in one of two year. These are quality doelings from good
ways before they arrive at the Green County Fairgrounds. If non- bloodlines. Specific rules and entry form may be
registered, they MUST carry a scrapie tag. SCRAPIE TAGS MUST found at
CARRY YOUR FARM NUMBER, THEY CANNOT BE PROVIDED FOR http://www.wdga.org/widairygoatassoc/progr
YOU. If registered and tattooed, please bring the original registration ams+and+activities/share+a+kid/default1.asp
certificate and a copy to leave with the superintendent. We are
inspected and need to be in compliance. If there are any questions,
please contact Gail or Shayna Krebs at email@example.com or
Wisconsin State Fair Lamb Identification Sites
The 2011 Wisconsin State Fair Market Lamb & Performance Classes must identify their market
lambs at one of the official sites. All lambs will be individually identified, receive an official
Wisconsin State Fair ear tag and be required to have a DNA sample collected. There will be a cost
of 10.00/animal for the DNA testing which will be collected at the check-in sites. The dates and
sites available will be: Wed, April 27, 5-7pm~Iowa County Fairgrounds, Mineral Point, contact
Matt Heins (608-574-6477) or Sat, April 30th, 9:00-11:00am~Green County Fairgrounds, Monroe,
contact Mark Novak (608-426-0611) or Sat, May 7, 9:00-11:00am ~Rock County Fairgrounds,
Janesville, contact Randy Thompson (608-757-5696). If you have any questions, please contact
the Green County UW-Extension office at 608-328-9440.
Green County Market Lamb Identification and Weigh-in
Saturday, April 30th, 9:00 a.m. to 11AM ~ Green County Fairgrounds, Barn #7
All Green County Fair market lambs must be weighed and identified between 9 a.m-11a.m. in the south end of barn #7. Only
lambs that are identified on April 30th will be eligible for exhibition in the market wether classes and to sell at the Green County
Fair Meat Animal Auction. Each exhibitor can identify a maximum of 5 lambs. Market lambs being identified for the Green
County Fair can weigh no more than 105 pounds at the weigh-in on April 30th. There is no minimum weight. However, it is
suggested that lambs weigh at least 50 pounds in order to make the 110 pound minimum weight at fair time that is needed to
sell in the auction.
Exhibitors are reminded that all sheep also need to have a USDA Scrapie tag before the animals are allowed onto the
fairgrounds this summer. The animals do not need to have the scrapie tags in their ears prior to the identification day on April
30. Exhibitors can order their own free scrapie tags for their animals by calling 1-866-873-2824. These tags should be ordered
early since it usually takes several weeks before they are received from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Exhibitors and a parent or guardian must be present at the weigh-in and will be required to complete and sign a County of
Origin Labeling (COOL) affidavit stating that their animals originated in the United States. Auction record books and other
show information will also be distributed to exhibitors at the identification day. Contact Mark Mayer, UW-Extension Dairy and
Livestock Agent, at 608-328-9440 for more information.
Health Rules for Sheep Originating from Outside WI
All sheep shall be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection. All sheep must be identified with official scrapie ear
tags or other official individual identification. Sheep exposed to scrapie will not be allowed to enter Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Division of Animal Health website has current import requirements for sheep originating from other states:
Badger Livestock Judging Camp ~ March 10th Arlington Research Station
Mark your calendar for the Badger Livestock Judging Camp to be held on Thursday, March 10th, at the Arlington Research
Station, Arlington, WI. This camp is for youth who have completed 3 rd grade through one year past high school that are
interested in building their knowledge on the evaluation principles associated with market and breeding beef, swine, and sheep
as well as grading and giving reasons. This camp features speakers versed in the area of selection and reasons. The cost of
the camp is $15 per person which includes lunch and materials. Attendance is limited to the first 100 people. Contact the
UW-Extension office at 608-328-9440 for more details.
Cats & Dogs
2010-2011 Cat Project Meetings
Mar 30th : Project Meeting~7-9:00pm Justice Center Jul 9th: Fair Judging Day~8:30am Green County
May 18th: Project Meeting~7-9:00pm Green County Fairgrounds, Stock Pavilion
Fairgrounds-Stock Pavilion Oct 8th: 4-H F.A.R.E. ~ Green County Fairgrounds
June 29th: Project Meeting~7-9:00pm Green County Nov 6th: 4-H Awards Program ~ Justice Center, Monroe
Dog Project Trainings Scheduled
The Dog Project orientation meeting was held on Thursday, February 17th. Dog Project leaders, Krista
Bethke (608-934-5512); Tonya & Jarrett Kelly (608-328-3867); and Linda Roth (608-424-3584) have
set up the dog training schedules. If you missed the orientation meeting, you can pick up a packet of
materials from the UW-Extension office. Dues of $10.00/exhibitor ($20.00/Family) and your health
forms are due to the UWEX office by March 18th. For more information on the trainings, contact one of
the dog leaders above, visit the website at http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/green/4h/Dogs.html or
contact the UW-Extension office.
Horse Forms are due to the Extension Office May 1! If you have not picked up your packet,
please pick it up and pay your fees immediately. Thank you.
NOTE IMPORTANT CHANGE—
All Horse Classes will be listed in the Fair Book this year, therefore, all classes you plan to
compete in will need to be listed on your fair entry form. In addition, beside each class
entry, you will need to list the name of the horse you will be using in that class. More
information will be distributed with your 2011 Green County Fair Entry Form.
92nd Annual Little International Horse Show
April 30th-May 1st, Bounds Showtime Arena, Deerfield, WI
Little International Horse Show is an annual two day event with both Western and English shows sponsored by the
UW-Madison Saddle & Sirloin Club. For more information, contact the UW-Extension office at 608-328-9440. For the
registration information, contact Dana Erickwson at 608-575-2392, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cloverbuds & Exploring
Cabin Fever Day 2010 Cloverbud/Exploring Food Fair
March 12, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (included with the Cake Revue)
Auditorium, Government Services Building April 9th, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Any Cloverbuds/Explorers and interested volunteers are Justice Center, Multi-Purpose Rooms
invited to this exciting day. There is no cost for this This workshop is designed to help younger 4-H members become
workshop…supplies are being funded by the Green more prepared for the Food project and the Foods Revue. (No
County Adult Leaders Association. Please pre-register to sampling of the projects will be allowed.) Details will be mailed to
allow us to plan for supplies! You will need to bring a Cloverbud members. Registration information can be picked up at
sack lunch. Our theme will be “Transportation”. the Green County UW-Extension Office, or by calling 608-328-
Registration information can be picked up at the UWEX 9440. Registration deadline is April 1st.
Office. Registration deadline is March 4th.
Family, Home & Health
Foods Revue ~ June 14, 6:00 pm Style Revue ~ April 30th, 9:00 am
Justice Center, Multi-Purpose Rooms Parkside Elementary School, Monroe
The 2011 Foods Revue has been Letters will be sent out with information
scheduled for Tuesday, June 14th. All and forms for the 2011 Style Revue.
materials will be sent to Food & Nutrition Registration forms are due to the UW-
Project Members & Leaders in early May Extension office by April 15th.
including categories for each of the Registration will begin on April 30th at 9:30
levels. In the meantime, if you have any am, with judging starting at 10:00 am SHARP !If
questions about preparing for the 2011 you have any questions about Style Revue,
Foods Revue, contact Bridget Mouchon please contact Bridget Mouchon
at 608-328-9440. at 608-328-9440.
Knitting & Crocheting Workshops Planned
March 19th, 9:30-11:30am, Studio B, Monroe, WI
Argyle Fiber Mill, 9:30-11:30, Fiber Mill, 200 Milwaukee St, Argyle, WI
If you are interested in learning how to Knit or Crochet or you need help or motivation to keep on
Knitting & Crocheting, plan on attending this workshop. More dates will be scheduled at a later time.
For more information, visit the website http://green.uwex.edu/4h/knitting.html , call Kathy Olmstead at
543-3897 or email her at email@example.com
Cake Revue ~ April 9th, 10:00am-2 pm
Justice Center, Multi-Purpose Rooms
The deadline is quickly approaching for those of you who wish to participate in the 2011 Cake
Revue! If you would like to participate, you must pre-register with the UW-Extension office by
April 1st, 2011. The 2011 Cake Revue will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2011. The
registration and judging times are as follows:
Set Up Times: Reg begins at 9:30 am for Foods Class I & II
Reg begins at 12:30 pm for Foods Class III & IV
Judging Times: Judging is at 10:00 am for Foods Class I & II
Judging is at 1:00 pm for Foods Class III & IV
Cake Revue materials will be mailed to Food and Nutrition Project Members & Leaders, and 4-H
General Leaders. This year’s cake revue will include Cloverbuds & Explorers to allow the best
possible educational benefit by allowing them to see cakes they can create in the future! If you have any questions, please
contact Pat Sleiter, Foods & Nutrition Project Committee Chair at (608-325-1464), Connie Heimann (Cloverbuds) at (608-934-
5377) Bridget Mouchon or Alissa Grenawalt at 608-328-9440.
“Kaleidoscope of Quilts” Quilt Show ~ Monroe High School Gym
Saturday, April 9, 2011 ~ 10:00am-5:00pm & Sunday, April 10, 2011 ~ 10:00am-4:00pm
CourtHaus Quilters and the MHS German Exchange Club will be hosting this show which
features quilts made by area quilters, a trunk show of antique floral quilts, the Hoffman
Challenge traveling doll show, a merchant mall, and raffle items. Plan to attend and support
these two organizations. All proceeds from the show are returned to the community and helps
in the form of scholarships for the German Club. Admission is $5.00 or $4.00 with a non-
perishable food item for the Green County Food Pantry. If you are interested in entering a
quilt, please contact Janet Gobeli at 329-4781.
Junior Leader Opportunities!
Interested in being a Green County 4-H Camp Counselor? How about a Junior Superintendent at the 2011 Green County Fair?
Why not sign up to attend or be a counselor at the State Arts Leadership Lab? Many of opportunities abound for older 4-H
members to assume leadership roles in the Green County 4-H organization. Call the UW-Extension Office if you would like
Wisconsin Honey Producers Association ~ Beekeeping for Beginners
Saturday, May 7th, 2011 Dane County Extension Building
Have an interest in Beekeeping? This class is for those with no background at all in beekeeping. We will
touch on everything you need to know your first year. Pre-registration is required and cost of the class is
$40 per person. This is a lecture style session with props galore! Handle everything in sight, taste some
pollen, see a live observation hive (if all goes well) Plenty of time for questions. Cost includes full day class, appearance by
the Dane County Honey Queen, Membership in the Dane County Beekeeper’s Association, class handouts, catalogues, sample
journals, honey recipes, Reduced subscription rates for bee journals. Please bring your own sack lunch. For more
information, contact the Green County UW-Extension office.
Tractor Safety Certification Course
Starts March 22, Register by March 14!!!
The purpose of the course is to instruct youth between the ages of 12-16 on safe use of
farm equipment, to provide for youth a 24-hour course to comply with Wisconsin Act 455,
and to provide for youth to comply with the Federal Child Labor Regulations. The cost for
the course is $30.00. NOTE: This is a 24-hour state and federal course.
Participation in all classes is required! Be sure to pre-register with the Extension Office.
Forms and detailed schedule can be found on the UW-Extension website or from the office.
Plants & Soil Sciences
Green County 4-H Land Judging Contest ~ June 23rd, 2011
The annual Green County Land Judging Contest will be held on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011. Pre-
registration is requested by calling Todd Jenson at 608-325-4195, or Alissa Grenawalt at 608-328-9441.
Registration will begin at 8:30 am at the USDA Office located at 1627-4th Avenue W, Monroe, WI and
judging will start at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided at the Moose Lodge following the event for all
teams & their coaches. Plan now to participate!
Arts & Communication
Once again this year Roxanne Klossner will be offering ceramics clinics at RoxAnne's House of Ceramics in Verona.
On March 12, April 16 and May 21, clinics will be held from 10:00-Noon. On June 7, 14, & 21, clinics will be held
from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Contact Roxanne for more information.
2011 Statewide Art Events
4-H Art-Beat (For Grades 3-5) March 25-26th, Upham Woods;
Art Team Weekend Training, April 8-9, Upham Woods
Art Team at State Conference, June 27-30th, Madison
Art Teams at State Fair, Aug 4-Aug 14th, Milwaukee
For More Arts & Crafts updates, visit the web at
Arts Camp Staff Training, August 27-28th, Upham Woods
Arts Camp, October 7-8th, Upham Woods
Green County 4-H Communication & Performing Arts Festival
April 30, 2011 1:00 PM
Parkside Elementary School, Monroe, WI
Registrations due April 15, 2011 at the UWEX Office
Plan now to attend and showcase your talents! This year, the Creative Communications Celebration and
Performing Arts Festival have been combined and will be held on one day! Test your public speaking abilities
by entering the Creative Communications Celebration. A number of categories are offered which include:
Public Speaking; Extemporaneous, & Prose/Poetry. Reciting the 4-H pledge is an option for
Cloverbuds/Explorers. Test your talents and make posters, a promotional display, or any other type of
presentation related to 4-H. AND Put on your dancing shoes and strike up a tune on that musical instrument! Join us for an
afternoon of fun! All 4-H members are encouraged to participate in this afternoon of music, dancing, drama and more! Forms
are due April 15th to the Extension Office. See the detailed information on page 15 & 16. In addition, a special presentation
will be given by HEATWAVE, Rock County 4-H’s Show Choir! Don’t miss this event!
For more information, contact the UW-Extension or print a copy of the brochure at
Natural Sciences/Wildlife Ecology Grant By: Gina Butson
The Natural Sciences/Wildlife Ecology area of our Shooting Sports
program was recently awarded a grant for $3,000 for all the kids of
Green County 4-H to learn & experience more in the area of
environmental studies. The grant was received from TransCanada.
TransCanada is a company that builds and operates the energy infrastructure that North America needs. With
more than 50 years experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable and safe
operation of North American energy infrastructure. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns,
controls or is developing more than 10,800 megawatts of power generation. TransCanada’s Community Investment
develops meaningful partnerships with non-profit organizations to sustain onging quality of life improvements
through investing dollars to organizations. We have been privileged to receive such an amount from TransCanada
in order to grow our resources for this are of our 4-H program and to reach as many kids as possible.
Shooting Sports http://green.uwex.edu/4h/shootingsports.html
Shooting Sports Shooting Sports Upcoming Workshops
Do you need to complete a hunter’s safety course? The following
Additional Kick Off Meeting for Air Rifle, .22 Rifle,
courses are being offered in neighboring Counties. Contact the
Muzzle Loading, Air Pistol & .22 Pistol
individuals listed or go online at:
May 8th, 2011 9:00am Green County Rifle Range
Air Rifle will be held June 11th, 9:00am – 4:00pm and
Lafayette County starts 3/11/11— Barry King 608-482-0191 the Fair Shoot will be held the same day, at the Green
Dane County starts 3/21/11 – Kevin Hermanson firstname.lastname@example.org County Rifle Range. (Alternate Shoot-June 12th 9:00am)
Rock County starts 4/02/11 – John Cowan 608-289-3736
22 Rifle- will be held May 21st, 9:00am – 4:00pm and
the Fair Shoot will be held the same day, at the Green
County Rifle Range. (Alternate Shoot-May 22nd 9:00am)
Air Pistol/.22 Pistol will be held June 18th, 9:00am –
4:00pm and the Fair Shoot will be held the same day, at
the Green County Rifle Range. (Alternate Shoot-June
NEW!! Fun Day for Air/.22 Rifle/Muzzleloading, & Muzzleloading- will be held May 14th, 9:00am –
Air/.22Pistol-Top Gun Contest, etc 4:00pm and the Fair Shoot will be held the same day, at
the Green County Rifle Range. (Alternate Shoot-May
June 25th, 2011, starting at 9:00am 15th, 9:00am)
(Alternate Shoot-June 26th)
Indoor Archery - Starting Tuesdays: April 26, from
Details are being worked out for this fun day!
5:30-8:00pm; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and the Fair Shoot
be Sat, June 4, starting at 9:00 a.m. at SCWA. Note-
2nd Annual Lafayette County Archery Invitational First session starts at 6:30pm.
Saturday, April 16th, 2011 ~ Belmont, WI
Outdoor Archery - Starting Tuesdays: June 7, from
Plan to attend this event to qualify for the 4-H National Shooting 5:30-7:00pm; June 7, 14, 21, and 28th to be held at the
Sports competitions. You must also compete in Wildlife for scores Tim & Dixie Stechschulte home (N1780 Dougherty
to qualify. This event will be held at the Belmont Community Creek Rd, Argyle, WI.
Schools and is open to all 4-H Members in good standing with their
Shotgun - Friday nights 6:30 pm, starting April 8, 15,
local club. Registered shooters must be between 8 & 19 years of
22, 29, and May 6. Fair shoot on May 13 at 6:30 pm.
age. Registrations are due April 8. For more information, contact
Alternate Fair Shoot-May 14th at 9:00 am. All held at
the UW-Extension office at 608-328-9441.
the Black Hawk Sportsman's range.
Odds & Ends
Fruit Salad from the Garden ~ Saturday, March 13, 2010
The South Central Wisconsin Master Gardener Association is presenting a symposium on “Fruit Salad
from the Garden”. This symposium is open to the public and advanced registration is $30.00/person.
Experts from the area will share their knowledge of growing fresh fruits for your family. They will
introduce you to fruits from the orchard, the vine, the bramble and unusually fruits too! Learn how
to select and care for you plants and finally how to “put the fruit up” for later enjoyment. The event
runs from 8:30-4:00 and registration fees include refreshments, lunch and resource materials!
Contact the UWEX office for more details.
Green County Breakfast on the Farm
May 28, 2011
It is that time of year again – time to be thinking about volunteering to help at the Green County Breakfast on the Farm. We
need volunteers to bake coffeecakes for the breakfast, as well as to work serving, cooking and cleaning. This is always a fun
and interesting morning, so please call and volunteer. The required version of the coffeecake recipe is on the Extension
website or at the office. Call 608-328-9440.
12 Most Common 4-H Record Book Errors – Let’s Fix Them!
The Green County 4-H Awards Committee has been working hard to identify common record book errors. Below is
the list of the top 12 errors found when record books are read:
1) Leaving Blanks 7) Incomplete Financial Form
2) Incorrect Order (Per Assembly Sheet) 8) Permanent Record
3) Mixing Media (Pen, Pencil, Typed) 9) Participation Report
4) Unanswered Story Questions 10) Missing Special Forms
5) Lack of Growth in the Project 11) Back & Front of Story Page Inconsistent
6) No Project Talks Given 12) Missing Media Pages (Pictures & Clippings)
The 4-H Ambassadors, the Awards Committees, and Alissa Grenawalt are hoping to visit all 4-H Clubs and present
information to avoid the above errors! Save your club’s date & be sure to attend that meeting!
Join us for the Green/Lafayette/Iowa 2011 County Summer 4-H Camp
Monday -Wednesday, June 20-22 ~ Camp Upham Woods, WI Dells
Return the registration form on page 19 by April 1 to reserve your spot at Camp. Youth grades 3-7 can attend. 4-H Camp
includes transportation, family-style meals, lodges to sleep in, and a fun, educational curriculum. For extra registration forms,
go to the UW-Extension website. For more information on Upham Woods, go to the website at
www.uwex.edu/ces/4-H/uphamwoods Camp Scholarships are available—contact Alissa Grenawalt for details.
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Comes to Green County
May 6 – June 17, Brodhead, WI
Green County will welcome the Smithsonian exhibit “Key Ingredients: America by
Food” to Brodhead at the Brodhead Library. With this great opportunity comes the
chance to be directly involved with the project as a volunteer “docent”. A docent
(pronounced doe-scent) is a person who leads guided tours through museums. At
the Key Ingredients exhibit in Brodhead, docents will greet people who come to the
exhibit and make them feel welcome. Volunteer docents aren’t expected to know the
answer to every question, but can strike up casual conversations and help guide
attendees through the exhibit. This is a great chance to volunteer and support Green
County. Docents are needed for 75 three hour shifts while the exhibit is open. Docents can range in age from 16 to 106. No
experience or specific expertise is necessary. Duties will include greeting visitors, and asking and answering questions about
the exhibit and the area. For more details, contact Cara Carper at the Green County UW-Extension office at 608-328-9440. To
volunteer, contact Nancy Sutherland at 608-897-4481 or Lea Brookman at 608-897-9027.
There are many scholarship opportunities available to Green County youth:
Green County HCE Scholarship – Due March 31
Pork Producers Scholarship – Due June 1
Dairy Youth Recognition Auction Scholarship – Due April 30
Beef Producers Scholarship – Due July 1
Green County Adult Leaders 4-H Scholarship – Due May 2
Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion – Due April 1
Badgerland Farm Credit – Due March 17
To view all scholarship details & to download forms, go to the Green County UW-Extension
Website Scholarship page at http://green.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/scholarships/
41st Annual Mineral, Gem & Fossil Show Project & Club Websites
March 26 & 27, Monroe High School, 1600 26th St Project/Club leaders: If you
9:00 – 5:00 both days. would like to have a web page on
Admission by donation, this show includes dealers of fine the UW-Extension Website, go to
specimens, fossils, gems, jewelry, expert speakers, videos, the 4-H page and click on “Add
educational exhibits, demonstrations, hourly door prizes, club Your Project”. Fill the form in and email it to Alissa or
sale table, and kid’s games. mail it to the office. We can put up calendars for
project meetings and workshops, links to helpful sites,
contact information and any other creative ideas!!!
2011 4-H GATEWAY ACADEMY ~ TBD
The 4-H Gateway Academy is a day-camp joint venture of the Kern Family Foundation,
UW-Extension, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Fund, and local
school districts designed to inspire students to learn more about science, technology,
engineering, and math (STEM). The project based problem-solving activities deliver the fundamentals of STEM subjects, jump-
starting middle schoolers for the academic rigor that lies ahead in high school and beyond. This exciting event will be held in
the New Glarus Schools. More details will follow in the next Alphorn. Don’t miss this exciting new event!
Pillow Case Sewing Day ~ February 19th, 2011 By: Lynn Lokken
On Saturday, February 19th, thirty-seven adults and youth from
several organizations met together for a community sewing day at
St. John Fellowship Hall. What a wonderful event! Our goal was
to take donated fabric & notions and create dresses for the Dress
A Girl Around the World project and the Million Pillowcase
project. We created our own event and made 24 pillowcases to
donate to the Green County Homeless Coalition along with the
bed pillows to go in them. We also created (from gently used
pillowcases) 40+ dresses to send with Cherie Norquay and family
to the Lagutu School in Uganda.
Organizations involved with this event were thirteen 4-H
members, one 4-H Jr. Leader, & nine 4-H Adult Leaders (who
helped organize this event and teach the youth members), six Courthaus Quilters, and nine HCE (Home &
Community Educators). The HCE group did this as part of their “Stitches of Love” project. Helping serve our lunch
and taking care of kitchen duties were three VFW ladies!
The youth were asked to come to the workshop to learn how to make a pillowcase. In doing this project they learned
how to measure and cut the fabric. Next they learned how to prepare a border with a contracting accent trim and add
that to the pillowcase body with a seam by using a serger. Then to finish the pillowcase they were taught a French
seam. Each member was asked to make a pillowcase for their own use and also to make another one to donate to the
Green County Homeless Coalition. Thus, learning several sewing techniques and community service at the same
time and putting the 4-H motto into use “Learning by Doing.”
During a break in the sewing, Chelsea Norquay stopped by and took time to share pictures and answer questions
about her family’s mission to Uganda. There are about 50 widows in this village as most men have been killed due
to war. Most of these women & children have been in a refugee camp for 10 years and now have been resettled back
to their villages. Housing is mud huts with palm roofs. Chelsea has been involved in teaching crochet to the women
and her mom has been teaching them how to make soap. Jobs are very scarce. There is no electricity, but they do
have a well. Most of the children have only 1
dress and the dresses we created will be
given to the teacher at the school and then
handed out as the need arises when the
children’s clothing becomes worn out.
A big thank you goes to City-Country Mixers
(HCE Club) for their monetary donation.
Also to Kris Winkler & Mary Ann Krebs for
helping me organize the event. Also, a great
big thank you goes to everyone who donated
fabric, pillowcases and trims. WOW! Our
supply just kept growing, we were very
blessed, the more we sewed, it seemed our
pile of supplies kept increasing!
What is 4-H Camping?
4-H Camp is a co-educational program for youth grades 3-7 as January 1. Green County 4-H campers attend
with Iowa and Lafayette County 4-H members. The camp session is three days long. Campers stay in cabins
with 12-14 other youth and one or two high school age counselors. Wholesome meals are served family style.
Food and milk are plentiful.
Campers experience a wide variety of activities. Some encourage individual competition while others provide
teamwork. There are quiet times and noisy times. There are many opportunities for new friendships as well
as developing new skills and interests.
This program provides a great opportunity to meet and make new friends, develop leadership and cooperation
skills, and learn about our natural world in a safe environment with trained individuals.
N194 Cty Trunk N
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Camp Upham Woods is a recreational and natural resource complex. It is part of Cooperative Extension
Programs of the University of Wisconsin System. The Center deals with principles in youth development and
leadership. Located on the Wisconsin River just north of Wisconsin Dells, Upham Woods consists of 318
acres of woodlands. The facility is made up of thirteen buildings that supply lodging, meals and activity
resources. Upham woods functions all year round with the aid of both a permanent staff and an intern staff.
Transportation will be provided to and from Upham Woods 4-H Camp. A final letter outlining the planned
events will be sent to campers approximately two weeks prior to camp.
A health form and youth expectation agreement will be mailed out to interested participants They must be
completed and returned to the Extension Office two weeks prior to camp.
This is a three-county camp, and Green County can send 20 campers this year. Unfilled quotas will be
offered to the other counties to use on April 10. Please do not delay in sending in your application.
By signing the permission slip, parents designate all matters of discipline and emergency decisions to the
camp authorities and thereby release the camp authorities or camp association from any liability for
accidents. Parents further agree that the stated member shall be bound by camp rules and regulations.
2011 4-H Calendar
***For a complete Calendar, visit http://green.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/calendar-news/
(All meetings are held at the Justice Center, Monroe, WI, unless otherwise stated)
Times and dates are subject to change. Listen to WEKZ am 1260 for weather updates
March Event Where
1 4:30 pm Applications Due for 4-H Art Beat UWEX Office
1 National Trip Chaperone Applications Due UWEX Office
1 7:00 pm Awards Committee Justice Center, WisLine Rm
3 7:30-9:00 pm Sheep Management WisLine Justice Center, WisLine Rm
4 4:30 pm Cabin Fever Registrations Due UWEX Office
5 1:00-3:00pm Lego Workshop Monroe Library Community Rm
7 4:30 pm James Crowley Dairy Scholarship App’s Due UWEX Office
7 6:30 pm Executive Board Meeting Justice Center, MP 1-3
7 7:00 pm New 4-H Family Orientation Justice Center, MP 1-3
10 Badger Livestock Judging Camp Arlington Station, Arlington
11 7:00-Jrs;7:30-Srs Horse Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP 1
11 6:00pm Cloverbud/Exploring Cabin Fever Day Set UP GSB Auditorium
12 10-2 pm Cloverbud/Exploring Cabin Fever Day GSB Auditorium
12 2:00 pm Cloverbud/Exploring Committee Meeting GSB Auditorium
12 10-12 pm Ceramics Clinic Roxanne’s Verona
15 4:30 pm Registrations Due: Tractor Safety Program UWEX Office
16 8:00 pm State Fair Committee UWEX Conference Room
18 4:30 pm Dog Project Health Forms Due UWEX Office
19 9:30-11:30am Knitting & Crocheting Workshp Studio B, Monroe
19 1:00-3:00pm Horse Clinic Country View Equestrian Ctr
19 State 4-H Livestock Skillathon Contest Arlington, WI
21 7:00 pm Ambassador Meeting Justice Center, Wisline Rm
22 7:30 pm Sheep Producers Meeting Small Auditorium, GSB
22 7-9 pm Tractor Safety Starts – Session 1 Justice Center, MP 1-3
25 7:00-Jrs;7:30-Srs Horse Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP 1
26 9-1 pm Tractor Safety –Session 2 Argyle High School, Argyle WI
25-26 4-H Art Beat (for Grades 3-5) Upham Woods
26 9-12 Green County Swine Weigh-In Day Fairgrounds-Swine Barn
26 12:30pm Green County 4-H Dogs-Agility Test Out Krista Bethke’s Home
29 7-9 pm Tractor Safety – Session 3 Juda Community Center
30 7-9:00pm Cats Workshop Justice Center, MP2-3
31 7-9 PM Tractor Safety –Session 4 Justice Center, MP1-3
April Event Where
1 Deadline “Ag In The Classroom” Essay Contest Mailed To Location
1 4:30 pm 4-H Cake Revue Registration Forms Due (Including Cloverbuds) UWEX Office
2-7 National 4-H Conference Washington, D.C.
4 6:30 PM Executive Board Meeting Justice Center, MP 1-3
4 8:00 PM Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting Justice Center, MP 1-3
7 7-9:00 pm Tractor Safety –Session 5 Juda Community Center
8 7:00-Jrs;7:30-Srs Horse Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP 1
8 6:30 PM Shooting Sports-Shotgun BlackHawk Sportsman Club
9 8:00am-3pm Tractor Safety –Session 6 & Written Exam Juda Community Center
9 10-3 pm Cake Revue Including Cloverbuds Justice Center, MP 2-3
14-18 Space Camp Huntsville, AL
15 Due: Items for May/June Alphorn UWEX Office
15 4:30 pm Camp Registrations Due UWEX Office
15 4:30 pm 4-H Communications/Performing Arts Registrations Due UWEX OFfice
15 6:30 pm Shooting Sports-Shotgun BlackHawk Sportsman Club
16 10-12 pm Ceramics Workshop Roxanne’s, Verona
18 7:00 pm Ambassadors Meeting Justice Center, WisLine Rm
21 10-2PM Cloverbud/Exploring Record Book Workday Justice Center
21 2 pm Cloverbud/Exploring Committee Meeting Justice Center
19 4:00-7:00 PM Tractor Safety Practice Drive Fairgrounds
20 4:00-7:00 PM Tractor Safety Practice Drive Fairgrounds
21 4:00-7:00 PM Final Drive – Tractor Safety Fairgrounds
22 7:00-Jrs;7:30-Srs Horse Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP 1
22 6:30 pm Shooting Sports-Shotgun BlackHawk Sportsman Club
22 GOOD FRIDAY- Office closed UWEX CLOSED
23 9:30-11:30am Knitting & Crocheting Workshop Argyle Fiber Mill
24 Happy Easter!!! Office Closed
26 5:30-8:00pm Shooting Sports-Archery South Central WI Archers
29 7:00-Jrs;7:30-Srs Horse Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP 1
29 6:30 pm Shooting Sports-Shotgun BlackHawk Sportsman Club
30 10-12 Sheep ID Day Fairgrounds
30 4:30 pm Dairy Youth Recognition Auction Scholarship Due UWEX Office
30 10:00- Noon Clothing Style Revue Parkside School, Monroe
30 1:00 pm 4-H Performing Arts/Communications Festival Parkside School, Monroe
30 9:00am Horse Clinic-Showmanship Elaine Averill, BLanchardville
30 1:00-3:00pm Dairy Fitting Clinic Bob & Nikki Cramer Farm
May Event Where
TBA Livestock Judging Workouts
TBA Dairy Judging Workouts
1 1:00 pm Horse Workshop Gary Gibson Training Center
2 4:30 PM HORSE PROJECT FORMS DUE!!! UWEX OFFICE
2 6:30 PM Executive Board Meeting Justice Center, MP 1
2 8:00 PM Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting Justice Center, MP 1-3
3 7:00pm Awards Committee Justice Center, WisLine Rm
3 5:30-8:00pm Shooting Sports-Indoor Archery South Central WI Archers
6 6:30 pm Shooting Sports-Shotgun BlackHawk Sportsman Club
7 State Horse Bowl Wausau, WI
7 Green County Goat Fun Show Fairgrounds
10 5:30-8:00pm Shooting Sports-Indoor Archery South Central WI Archers
13 6:30 pm Shooting Sports-Shotgun Fair Shoot BlackHawk Sportsman Club
14 9:00am Shooting Sports-Alternate Shotgun Fair Shoot BlackHawk Sportsman Club
14 1:00 pm Horse Workshop Gary Gibson Training Center
14 9:00am-4:00pm Shooting Sports –Muzzleloading Green County Rifle Quarry
14 6-7 pm Meat Animal Quality Assurance Test Justice Center, MP 2-3
14 7:30 -9 pm Meat Animal Quality Assurance Class Justice Center, MP 2-3
15 10:00am-? Horse Fun Show Fairgrounds
16 7:00 PM Ambassador Meeting Justice Center, WisLine Rm
17 5:30-8:00pm Shooting Sports-Indoor Archery South Central WI Archers
18 7-9:00pm Cats Workshop Fairgrounds, Stock Pavilion
21 10-12 pm Ceramics Workshop Roxanne’s, Verona
21 10-12 pm Horse Clinic-Ground Driving (Sara Licht) Country View Equestrian Ctr
21 9:00am-4:00pm Shooting Sports – .22 Rifle Green County Rifle Quarry
24 5:30-8:00pm Shooting Sports-Indoor Archery South Central WI Archers
24 6-7:00 pm Meat Animal Quality Assurance Test Juda Community Center
24 7-9:00 pm Meat Animal Quality Assurance Class Juda Community Center
28 AM Green County Dairy Breakfast TBD Farm
30 Office Closed – Memorial Day
31 5:30-8:00pm Shooting Sports-Indoor Archery South Central WI Archers
June Event Where
TBA Dairy Judging Workouts
TBA Livestock Judging Workouts
1 9am-6pm Fair Entries Due (drop off only to Fair Office) Fairgrounds
1 10:00-Noon Cloverbud Record Book Workday TBD
4 11:30Beg;1:00Adv Horse Workshop Gary Gibson’s Training Ctr
4 9:00am-2:00pm Dog/Car Wash New Glarus Ace Hdwe
4 9:00 am Shooting Sports – Archery Fair Shoot South Central WI Archers
6 6:30 pm Executive Board Meeting Justice Center, MP 1
6 8 pm Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting Justice Center, MP1-3
7 6:00-8:00 PM Ceramics Workshop Roxanne’s Ceramics, Verona
7 10-12:00pm Horse Clinic-Photography Mary Barr’s Farm
7 5:30-7:00pm Shooting Sports-Outdoor Archery Stechschulte Home
10 6-8:00pm Horse Clinic-English Equitation Country View Equestrian Ctr
11 9:00am-4:00 pm Shooting Sports – Air Rifle Green Co Rifle Range Quarry
11 6:00pm Horse Arena Set-Up Fairgrounds
12 9:00 am Horse Pre-Fair Show (Rain or Shine) Fairgrounds
12-14 Badger Dairy Camp UW-Madison
14 6-9 pm Green County 4-H Foods Revue Justice Center, MP 2-3
14 6:00-8:00 PM Ceramics Workshop Roxanne’s Ceramics, Verona
14 5:30-7:00pm Shooting Sports-Outdoor Archery Stechschulte Home
15 Due: Items for July/August Alphorn UWEX Office
18 10:00Beg;12:30Adv Horse Workshop Country View Equestrian Ctr
18 8-2 pm Green County Dairy Day (Brodhead Hosts) Fairgrounds
18 9:00am-4:00 pm Shooting Sports =Air Pistol/.22 Pistol Green Co Rifle Range Quarry
20 7:00 pm Ambassador Meeting WisLine Rm
20-22 Green/Iowa/Lafayette County 4-H Camp Upham Woods
21 6:00-8:00 PM Ceramics Workshop Roxanne’s Ceramics, Verona
21 District Holstein Show Janesville, WI
21 5:30-7:00pm Shooting Sports-Outdoor Archery Stechschulte Home
22 Area Animal Science Day Dodge County-Beaver Dam
22 Green County Fair – Final Entry Changes Fairgrounds
23 Green County Land Judging Contest Monroe, WI
22 8 pm Mandatory State Fair Meeting Justice Center
(Dairy Youth Only) Monroe, WI
23 7 pm Mandatory State Fair Meeting Justice Center
(Livestock/Non-Livestock items ONLY) Monroe, WI
23 8 pm MANDATORY AUCTION MEETING Fairgrounds-Barn7
24 4:30 pm WI STATE FAIR PAPERWORK DUE UWEX Office
25 9:00 am FUN Day for Shooting Sports-Top Gun Contest, et Green Co Rifle Range Quarry
27-29 State 4-H Youth Conference UW-Madison
28 5:30-7:00pm Shooting Sports-Outdoor Archery Stechschulte Home
29 4:30-8:00pm Green County Pork Producers Pork Chop/Whole Hog BBQ S.L.I.C.E. Monroe, WI
29 State Fair Paperwork Due to Milwaukee State Fair Office
29 7:00-9:00pm Cat Project Meeting Fairgrounds, Stock Pavilion
July Event Where
4 Office Closed-Independence Day
5 6:30 pm Executive Board Meeting Justice Center, MP 2-3
5 8 pm Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting Justice Center, MP 1-3
6 7:30 pm Awards Committee Justice Center, WisLine Rm
7 5:00 pm Foods Preservations Workshop Justice Center, MP2-3
9 8:30 am Green County 4-H Fair Cat Show Fairgrounds-Stock Pavilion
16 AM Pre-Fair Judging Justice Center, Monroe
17 6:00 pm Green County 4-H Horse Show Set Up Fairgrounds
18 6:00 pm Green County 4-H Dog Agility Show Barn 7, Fairgrounds
19 8:30 am Green County 4-H Horse Show Fairgrounds
20-24 Green County Fair Fairgrounds
25 9:00 am Green County Fair Clean-Up Fairgrounds
26 7:30 pm Sheep Producers Meeting Small Auditorium, GSB
28 Record Book Work Days Justice Center, MP 2-3
August Event Where
4-14 WISCONSIN STATE FAIR West Allis, WI
12 Due: Items for September/October Alphorn UWEX Office
14 10:00am Horse Clinic-Team Penning Rob Ready Family Farm
29 6:30 PM Executive Board Meeting Justice Center, MP 1
29 8:00 PM Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting Justice Center, MP 1-3
29 4-H Record Books Due to County UWEX Office
Special Thank You to all the Green County 4-H Volunteers!
Keep in mind April 10-16th, 2011 is National Volunteer Week.
Although all too often we don’t get a chance to thank our
volunteers, we do appreciate each and every one!
Thanks for their generous time & efforts! What a great effort &
community learning experience for all involved!
The Green County 4-H Website is always being updated to include new information, links and dates. Check it out
for the most current news! http://green.uwex.edu/4h/index.html
Be sure to check the 4-H Calendar Page for up-to-date information as events approach!
The Alphorn is available on the site as well in 2 different formats so you can choose what works best for you!
Updates are posted on this page as well as all the links from the text (check the bottom of the page!)
Meet the UW-Extension Staff Here to Serve You!
Mark Mayer, Agriculture Agent/Department Head email@example.com
Alissa Grenawalt, 4-H & Youth Development Agent firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridget Mouchon, Family Living Educator email@example.com
Cara Carper, Community & Resource Development Agent firstname.lastname@example.org
Jayne Butts, Activity Assistant, 4-H and CNRD Program Areas email@example.com
Kristi Leonard, Activity Assistant, Agriculture & Family Living Program Areas – firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Our address is: UWEX Green County, Justice
Center, 2841 6th St, WI 53566 (608) 328-9440
The following individuals serve on the Green County Agriculture and Extension Education Committee: Feel free to contact
these individuals if you have any questions in regards to Extension Programs:
Green County Agriculture and Extension Education Committee:
Cathy Cryor-Burgweger, (Chair) (608) 862-1600 Arthur Carter, (608) 325-5453
N8010 Sandy Hook Rd, Brooklyn, Wisconsin 53521 N2659 Richland Rd, Monroe, Wisconsin 53566
Oscar Olson, (Vice Chair) (608) 325-2939 Ron Syse, (608) 523-4090
W7760 CTH P, Browntown, Wisconsin 53522 W9248 County Hwy H, Blanchardville, WI 53516
Ken Hodgson, (Secretary) (608) 543-3006
N 7005 County Rd. A, Argyle, Wisconsin 53504
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Monroe, WI 53566
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Emailed Mar 1, 2011 http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/green
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