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					                                                                                     March/April 2011
                                         Green County UW-Extension – Justice Center                                          Phone: 608.328.9440
                                         2841 – 6th Street, Monroe, WI 53566                                                 E-mail:
                                       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!
Thank You
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
Goats                         8
                                                                      foundation that makes all the difference in making the best better for
Sheep                        8-9
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
Calendar                   20-23
                                       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
                                                                       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       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
     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
     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!

Animal Science
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
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
                                                                                            Wisconsin Ayrshire
 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 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.

            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.

                 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

                                                     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 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
the certificate.

                                              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

                                                                                        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 or                           to trim the hooves. Visit the website at
      contact Gail or Shayna Krebs at     or contact
                      or at 608-558-6714.                            Gail or Shayna Krebs at or at 608-558-6714.

               Green County Goat Identification
                                                                                    Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association
               Rules for 2011 Green County Fair
                                                                                         Share-A-Kid Program
 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
  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 or
                                at 608-558-6714.

                      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
           Fairgrounds-Stock Pavilion

                                                          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 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

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 , call Kathy Olmstead at
                      543-3897 or email her at

                                        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.

Youth Leadership

                                               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
                                                     more information!

Natural Sciences

               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.

Mechanical Science
                                                         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
                                                     Ceramics Clinics
    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                                          
                               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              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
                                                                              19th, 9:00am)

   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 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
      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.

Upham Woods
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.

Health Forms
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.

Parent Permission
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
                              (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!
           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            
Alissa Grenawalt, 4-H & Youth Development Agent          
Bridget Mouchon, Family Living Educator                  
Cara Carper, Community & Resource Development Agent      
Jayne Butts, Activity Assistant, 4-H and CNRD Program Areas
Kristi Leonard, Activity Assistant, Agriculture & Family Living Program Areas –

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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