Green County UW-Extension – Justice Center Phone: 608.328.9440
2841 – 6th Street, Monroe, WI 53566 E-mail: email@example.com
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:
4-H Club Happenings 2 4-H Volunteers - The Key to Success!
General Leader Reminders 3 4-H Volunteers are the catalyst to a positive 4-H experience for our
Animal Science 3-7 young people. Many times, 4-H volunteers are not seen at the
Swine 8 forefront of the 4-H program, but believe me, 4-H leaders are the
foundation that makes all the difference in making the best better for
Sheep 10 By: Alissa Grenawalt our members. I would like to personally thank all 4-H volunteers for
Rabbits 10 4-H & Youth Agent your dedication to the youth of Green County.
Cats 10 UWEX Green County
Dogs 11 April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week and I hope you take the time
Horses 11 to thank volunteers for the time and efforts they give, not only that week, but
Cloverbuds & Exploring 11
Family, Home & Health 11-12 year round. The impacts volunteers make cannot be paid in monetary value,
Youth Leadership 12 but pay off in so many other ways, its unimaginable!!!
Mechanical Science 12
Arts & Communications 12-13
In 2010, the Green County 4-H Adult Leaders implemented a policy that does impact our 4-H
Shooting Sports 13-14 volunteers in the on an annual basis. It states:
Odds & Ends 14-15
Green County 4-H Adult Leader Policy
CCC/PAF Registration Form 16-17
Certified 4-H Volunteers must offer a minimum of 1 face to face (club/county level) meeting with project members
Horse Fundraiser Letter 18
annually. 4-H project leaders at the club level will need to report this to their club general leader by the
MAQA Flyer 19
August/September Adult/Junior Leader meeting to keep in good standing for the next 4-H year. Failure to offer 4-H
Camp Flyer 20
project or activity meetings will result in leaders not receiving a reduced price fair pass for the Green County Fair.
I know this challenge can be easily met and many have done this already. Last year 97% of
Green County 4-H is
our 4-H leaders met this request! It is my hope 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
to learn more about 4-H Sincerely,
and be informed as to
what is going on! Search
CHRIS CLOVER GREEN Green County 4-H Record Book Reminders:
and join other 4-H
Just a reminder to all Green County 4-H members it’s never too early to work on record books. All
members as they Green County 4-H Members are REQUIRED to complete some form of a record book in 2012.
communicate on Three options for members include:
FACEBOOK! 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 the book materials are also available on the Green County UWEX Website at:
UW-Extension office at http://green.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/4-h-forms/. Record books will be due to your 4-H
club leaders at your August meetings. Thank you!
Green County UW-Extension Resources Available
Greetings 4-H Members, Leaders & Volunteers!
Are you looking for some extra materials and resources for your project areas? The Green County UW-Extension office
has been building up their available resources for checking out. These are resources in addition to the regular 4-H
literature that is available for projects. Here is a list of the available resources that may be checked out for two weeks at a
Goat Resource Handbook Rabbit Resource Handbook Dog Resource Handbook
Sheep Resource Handbook Standard of Perfection- The Complete Dog Book
Beef Resource Handbook Rabbits and Cavies The Complete Cat Book
Dairy Resource Handbook 4-H Muzzleloading 4-H Cake Decorating
Horse Judging Manual 4-H Pistol Beekeeping
Beginners Guide to Raising & Showing 4-H Archery Go Plants!
Chickens (DVD) 4-H Rifle Science-Fun With Flight
American Standard of Perfection-Poultry 4-H Shotgun Rockets Away!
Bantam Standard Safe Use of Guns You Can Quilt
Book Of Bantams Learning To Hunt Encyclopedia of Knitting
Beef, Sheep, & Swine Selection & Evaluation Teen Boardmanship 4-H Guide Digital Photography
Geospatial Geographic (CD) Teen Leadership on the Job 4-H Film Making Workshop(DVD)
4-H Recognition Congratulations!!
*To Meats Judging Participants— At the State Competition on Feb 18th at UW Madison, Green County 4-H Youth competed
in the State 4-H Meats Judging Competition. Senior team members were Cora Demler and Travis Gilson. Cora Demler placed
1st senior individual overall! Congratulations to our participants!
*To Lillian Horn, Jolly Mixers 4-H—Lillian was a participant in the 4-H LABO Exchange program last summer to Japan. She
shared her experiences with the Green County 4-H Adult and Junior Leaders at the February 6th meeting. Thank you Lillian!
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: December-Collected 223lbs of food for the local food pantry, worked on signing up for club project
talks and played games after the business meeting; January-Learned how to create a talk and Cloverbuds made vases.
New Glarus: December- Sang carols to the New Glarus Home resident & enjoyed a potluck lunch; January-Will be making
Valentine’s cards for the New Glarus Home residents before the start of the February meeting.
New Horizons: February-Voted to make a donation for the “Friend of the Fair”, Planning a cleaning/painting day for the
church where they meet; January-Working on ordering club T-Shirts and working on a club brochure.
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 Retreat!
Thank you to all the Club General Leaders, Youth Leaders, and Volunteers!!! WE
COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!!!!!
Our Green County 4-H Ambassadors, for all they do to promote Green County 4-H
The Executive Board for all their hard work throughout the year.
The Cloverbud/Exploring Committee for their successful planning of their workshops.
The Knitting/Crochet committee for the Knitting & Crocheting workshops!
To all the coaches for our Livestock, Horse, Dogs, and Dairy Teams!!!
To the New Family Orientation Planning Committee!
A HUGE thank you is extended to the following people who helped make the first Green County Day of Arts a success!
Kathy Olmstead, Sandy Rabotski, Nancy Meyer, Abby Bethke, Shannon Rabotski, Julia Meyer, Megan Miller, Madison
Katzenberger, Briana Katzenberger, Rosie Katzenberger, Erik Kraft, Alex Kraft, Lisa Haberli, Amanda Long, Casey Kehoe,
Connor Brauer, Erin Gellings, and Sharon Buri, and the Cloverbud Committee for supplies! Also thanks to the following
businesses- Behr Recycling, St Vincent DePaul Society, and Beast Buffet. Thank you for helping make my vision take its
first flight and for all your creative input and hard work. Krista Bethke
Alphorn 2012 Deadlines
Due Date Alphorn Issue Due Date Alphorn Issue Due Date Alphorn Issue
June 15 July/August October 12 November/December
April 13 May/June
August 13 September/October December 14 January/February
Ambassadors Speak Up..........................Ben Swedlund & Connor Brauer
We are your Green County 4-H Ambassadors and we would like to let you know that we are available to visit your club anytime.
This year we would like to visit clubs to let members know that there are many opportunities offered to everyone. There are
trips, scholarships, and more. Did you know that you could go to Huntsville, Alabama to U.S. Space Camp? You can visit
Washington, D.C. to learn more about our government and see many famous landmarks. You can help make a difference in our
state 4-H program by attending other events at the state level. There is a lot out there for you 4-H members to become a part
of this great program. You could become a 4-H Ambassador and help get the word out to our community about what 4-H has
to offer. Ask us to visit your club and we can give you the heads up on some of these things.
Take lots of pictures when you go to activities and events or you are working on your projects. We are planning a
memory book and need your photos to “Make the Best Better” in our county. Send your pictures to Kasey Heimann at P.O. Box
204, Juda, WI 53550 or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off at the 4-H Office. We would
appreciate! Thank You!!
General Leader’s Reminders
Encourage your club secretary or reporter to send reports to the Extension Office so that we can include your latest
club information in the Alphorn. They can be emailed to email@example.com
The 4-H Calendar is on the Web – if you need info, check it out! If you have changes in meeting dates, let us know!
Please make sure to check your club mailbox located in the cupboards in the WISLINE Room.
Green County 4-H Adult Leaders, Inc. is for ALL certified adult leaders who are in 4-H. Meetings are the first Monday of the
month in Nov, Feb, May, June, July, Oct and 4th Monday of 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.
Dairy Fitting Clinic ~ May 5, 1-3 p.m. Badger Dairy Camp
Jeremy & Amy Steiner Farm June 17-19, UW-Madison Campus
N388 Brunkow Rd, Juda, WI Applications are available NOW! This fills up very fast so be sure to
register ASAP if you would like to attend! At Dairy Camp, young
This fitting is to help new and experienced dairy
people between the ages of 12 & 18 learn about fitting, showmanship
project members get the basics of showing & fitting
and judging while they develop life skills in self-confidence, teamwork &
calves. Dairy animals will be
sportsmanship. Cost is approx. $110.00.
available for older youth to learn
the details of fitting and clipping. The all-inclusive registration fee covers dorms, food and camper
Bring clippers and brushes if you activities. Hurry as slots fill up fast! Applicants are admitted on a first
have them available. Please call come, first served basis. Contact the UW-Extension Office for a
the Extension Office at 328- registration form or go to the Dairy Camp website at
9441 if you plan on attending. www.uwex.edu/ces/dairy youth/camp.php after March 1 for
more detailed information.
Dairy Judging Invitation 26th Annual Nasco Fitting & Grooming Clinic
Any youth wanting to learn more about dairy animals and Fort Atkinson, WI May 12th
the Green County 4-H Dairy Judging Team are invited to The 26th 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.
Mayer, Danyel Hosto and Mike Marean currently coach the to 12:00 p.m. - Dairy Demo: 1:15 to 3:30 p.m.
team. More details for judging will be announced!
Attention Livestock Youth!!!
Livestock Judging workouts will begin in May with a Wisconsin Ayrshire
complete schedule and location of workouts to be mailed out Shayr-A-Heifer
in April. Livestock judging helps youth enhance their
selection skills of quality livestock and is open to all 4-H Dairy youth who would like to have a Registered Ayrshire dairy
youth interested in beef, sheep and swine. project will want to fill out an application for the Wisconsin
The Area Animal Science Day Contest is Friday, July 22 in Ayrshire Shayr-A-Heifer program. Application deadline is March
Walworth County. For more information, please contact 31, 2012. For more information, contact the UW-Extension
Alissa at the UWEX office. office at 608-328-9441.
Beef Bedding Rules
April 27-29, 2012 All Green County Beef Exhibitors will be
The UW-Platteville Block & Bridle Club will be hosting their charged $5/head bedding fee for all
Pioneer Showdown --Steer & Heifer Jackpot Show on April beef animals entered at the 2011 Green
27-29, 2012 at the Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, County Fair. This fee is to help defray
WI. More details are available at the cost of the bark bedding that is
http://www.uwplatt.edu/pioneerfarm/pioneer- provided by the Green County Beef
showdown/files/psbeefelevenentry.pdf or by Producers. The bedding fee will be
contacting the Green County UW-Extension Office. 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
WI Cattlemen’s Association
The Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association is looking for volunteers to work the WI State Fair and the World Dairy
Expo. Individuals would assist staff members in grilling & serving sandwiches for each event and workers will
earn profits for their clubs/groups. For more information, contact Dave & Rena Koning at 608-325-9808 or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATE FAIR IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION – SWINE, SHEEP,
The Wisconsin State Fair Committees are updating the procedures for State Fair Identification for Swine, Sheep, etc.
As soon as we receive updated information, we will pass it along.
DAIRY STATE FAIR MANDATORY MEETING:
JUNE 20th, 8:00 p.m., JUSTICE CENTER, MONROE, WI
Dairy Youth who qualify for the 2012 State Fair will be required to attend the meeting on Wednesday, June
20 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 2012 State Fair Dairy Show. If there are any
questions, please contact the Extension Office at 328-9440. Paperwork due to UWEX office June 22nd.
LIVESTOCK/NON-LIVESTOCK STATE FAIR MANDATORY MEETING:
JUNE 21st, 7:00 p.m., JUSTICE CENTER, MONROE, WI (NOTE TIME)
Youth who plan to exhibit at the 2012 State Fair will be required to attend the meeting on Thursday, June
21st 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 2012 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 22nd.
GREEN COUNTY FAIR AUCTION MANDATORY MEETING:
JUNE 21st, 8:00 p.m., GREEN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, BARN 7
If you plan on selling in the Fur & Feather or Livestock Auction during the 2012 Green County Fair youth
and/or a parent will need to be at the meeting on June 21st 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.
Buyer Cards Due to the GREEN COUNTY UW-EXTENSION office on July 6th by 4:30PM!
2012 GREEN COUNTY FAIR BOOK CHANGES
* An identification fee of $5/head will be deducted from the check of each exhibitor selling lambs, steers, and barrows
in the auction.
* Only exhibitors who are members of a Green County 4-H club or FFA chapter and have their primary residence in
Green County are eligible to sell animals in the Green County Fair Meat Animal Auctions. Members of Green
County 4-H clubs or FFA chapters that do not have their primary residence in Green County may earn eligibility to
participate in the Green County Fair Large Animal Auction by exhibiting sheep, swine, or beef animals for one year
prior to selling at the Green County Fair. They must also complete and turn in an Auction Record book by October
1st after their first year of exhibiting. To qualify to sell in the Fur and Feather Auction an exhibitor not residing in the
county would need to exhibit chickens, rabbits or turkeys for one year prior to selling. Exhibitors not having their
primary residence in Green County would then be eligible to participate in the auctions that they qualified for in their
second year of exhibiting and beyond.
* Maximum auction weight for barrows has been increased to 280 pounds.
* Beef Market steers must weigh a minimum of 1,000 and a maximum of 1,450 pounds at the final weigh-in to sell in
the auction. Beef steers weighing more than 1,450 pounds may be withdrawn from the auction OR sold through
the auction as a 1,450 pound animal.
* A beef exhibitor can retain show rights for WI state fair by declaring their intent to the auction committee prior to the
auction. Exhibitors must also provide a private written contract, signed by the exhibitor’s parents and the buyer, to
the auction clerks before the conclusion of the auction. The contract must state that the exhibitor and parents
agree to the following: to accept responsibility for any liability claims caused by the steer, to provide proper care of
the animal, to guarantee a minimum re-sale price to the buyer, to only exhibit the steer at the WI State Fair, and to
have their auction checks held until they confirm delivery of the animals to the buyer. A copy of this contract must
be turned into the Auction Clerk prior to the end of the auction and before trucking assignments are being made.
Fur & Feather Auction-
* Only exhibitors who are members of a Green County 4-H club or FFA chapter and have their primary residence in
Green County are eligible to sell animals in the Green County Fur and Feather Auction. Members of Green County
4-H clubs or FFA chapters that do not have their primary residence in Green County may earn eligibility to
participate in the Green County Fair Fur and Feather Auction by exhibiting chickens, turkeys or rabbits for one year
prior to selling at the Green County Fair. They must also complete and turn in an Auction Record book by October
1st after their first year of exhibiting. To qualify to sell in the large animal auction an exhibitor would need to exhibit
beef, sheep or swine for one year prior to selling. Exhibitors not having their primary residence in Green County
would then be eligible to participate in the auctions they qualified for in their second year of exhibiting and beyond.
* If an exhibitor fails to reimburse the auction committee by November 1st of exhibit year for any animals not
delivered, the exhibitor, and all the other family members will lose eligibility to sell in future auctions until full
restitution is made for the missing animals.
* All Exhibitors must include their name, full address, and final dressed weight along with “Not Inspected” on the
outside of the package before delivering dressed rabbits and poultry to the buyer.
* All fur and feather consignors must be prepared to process their animals at a licensed processing facility if
requested to do so by the buyer.
* Exhibitors will be allowed to enter and show TWO managerial animals.
* All non-managerial dairy cattle exhibited in the Spring Calf lot through the Fall Yearling lot must have been
transferred and registered under the exhibitor’s name BY MAY 1st of the exhibit year.
* All beef (except carcass steers) will be required to check-in at the fair on Wednesday, July 18th, from 2:00-5:00PM.
Beef cattle cannot be unloaded unloaded prior to 2PM.
* Beef exhibitors are strongly encouraged to use neck straps in addition to halters for securing their animals in their
* Exhibitors are allowed to only place one fan per pen in the swine barn.
Goats and Sheep-
* All sheep and goats must be checked in on Wednesday, July 18th, from 8:00AM -2:00PM
Poultry & Rabbits (Market Classes)
* Will be weighed upon check in 9:00am-5:00pm on Wednesday, July 18th.
NASCO ~ 26th ANNUAL SHOWING & GROOMING DEMONSTRATIONS ~ May 12, 2012
Nasco will be presenting their 26th annual Showing & Grooming Demonstrations on May 12, 2012. Experienced showmen will
conduct these informational demonstrations. Topics for discussions will include: animal selection, proper clipping techniques,
choice of grooming equipment and showmanship. Questions may be freely asked during the demonstrations. Schedule of
events: 8:30am-10:00am Sheep Demonstrations; 10:15am-12:00pm Beef Demonstrations; 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
Intermission & Visit Nasco Store; 1:15pm-3:00pm Dairy Demonstration. Nasco will provide lunch and there is no charge for
attending these demonstrations. To insure seating, pre-registration can be made by May 7th by calling 920-568-5600.
Livestock Premise ID
Livestock Premise Registration Numbers must be obtained for the location(s) where
your animals are housed. A Livestock Premise ID number must be obtained for all
animal projects with the exception of cats, dogs, & rabbits. The livestock premise
registration program is intended to protect animal health, as well as the security of the food chain.
Any person who keeps one or more livestock animals at a location in Wisconsin is required to register
that location. To “keep livestock” means to own, feed, house, confine or care for livestock, or to
exercise legal or physical control over livestock. To register for a livestock premise ID number
online, visit the website at www.datcp.state.wi.us/premises/index.jsp . If you have any questions,
please contact the UW-Extension Office at 608-328-9440.
NOTE: NO FAIR ENTRY will be accepted at the fair office for showing without a premise ID number for all
animal projects (excluding cats, dogs, & rabbits!) If you have any questions, regarding this rule, please contact
the UW-Extension Office at 608-328-9440.
Attention Dairy Exhibitors!!! Update on County Fair Dairy Managerial Rules!
In 2012, Green County Fair Ownership vs. Managerial requirements for the dairy project has been updated! Please read below
the changes that will take precedence for the 2012 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. Each exhibitor is allowed to sign up and show up to two managerial animals. 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
2012 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.
2012 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 “Why crops and plants are important to
Wisconsin agriculture…”. 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, 2012. For more information, contact the
UW-Extension office at 608-328-9441.
Green County Dairy Breakfast on the Farm Dairy Day Cattle Show ~ June 16th
Saturday, May 26th, Don & Jane Elmer Farm Green County Fairgrounds, Monroe
W6408 Cty H, New Glarus, WI Final plans are being made to coordinate the Dairy Day Cattle
The host farm for the Dairy Breakfast is located at W6408 Cty Show. The Cattle Show will be held in Monroe, hosted by the
H, New Glarus, WI. If you are able to volunteer & work at the community of Juda. All Dairy Project Youth will receive a
breakfast, please let your general leader know. Work shifts are letter regarding the show and form due dates as soon as
from 5:30-8:15 and 8:15-10:30. If you have any questions, information is finalized.
please contact Paul & Sue Reider 608-862-3992 or by email at
UW-Madison Saddle & Sirloin ~ Bucky’s Spectacular
The 2012 UW-Madison Saddle & Sirloin ~ Bucky’s Spectacular Gilt & Barrow Show will be held in
Monroe, WI at the Green County Fairgrounds on May 19th. 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, 2012. Weigh in will be held from 8:00-10:00am. Contact Devan Brugger email@example.com or
at 608-558-2646 or Nicole Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Swine 2012 Green County MAQA TRAININGS Are May 19 & 22.
See the flyer on page 19 for info!!!
Green County Fair Barrow Weigh-In
Saturday, March 31 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 31st. Each exhibitor can identify a
maximum of five barrows for the 2012 Green County Fair. Barrows will be on test a period of 108 days. The recommended
weight for barrows on March 31st 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 auction.
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, 2012 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 19th at the
Justice Center, Monroe, and Tuesday evening, May 22nd 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 31st.
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.
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 2012 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
“Buy Wisconsin First” Swine Directory Available
The Wisconsin Pork Association would like to announce the “2012 Buy Wisconsin First” Directory will be available mid-March.
This directory features several top quality Wisconsin show pig and seedstock producers from across the state. The directory will
be posted online by the middle of March on the Wisconsin Pork Association website at www.wppa.org and on The Midwest
Herdsman website at www.themidwestherdsman.com . It is a great resource for youth who are involved in 4-H or FFA pig
projects who are beginning to look for their project animals. For more information, contact the Wisconsin Pork Association at
1-800-822-7675 (in state only) or 608-723-7551.
Green County Goat Project Meeting
Green County 7th Annual 4-H Goat Fun Show Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Saturday, May 12 2012 ~ Green County Fairgrounds Green County Fairgrounds
Plan now to attend and participate in this goat fun show! Following the county-wide goat weigh-in,
The show is open to ages 8-19 and you don’t have to be goat members are encouraged to bring hoof
enrolled in the Goat project! Visit the website at trimmers. There will be a short clinic on how
http://green.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/4-h- to trim the hooves. Visit the website at
projects/goats/ or contact Kelly Gordee at email@example.com http://green.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/4-h-
projects/goats/ or contact Kelly Gordee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Green County Goat Identification
Rules for 2012 Green County Fair
Weigh-in date for both dairy and meat breed wethers is April 28, 2012 from 12:00-1:00 pm, Barn 7. The weigh-in is for those
interested in the Rate of Gain contest. Market wethers are NOT required to weigh in, unless the exhibitor wishes to participate in the
Rate of Gain contest. There will be a fitting clinic immediately following the weigh in. A reminder to look over the lots when filling out
your fair entry forms, as new classes need to be entered correctly.
All goats shown at the Green County Fair must be ID'd in one of two ways before they arrive at the Green County Fairgrounds. If
non-registered, they MUST carry a scrapie tag. SCRAPIE TAGS MUST CARRY YOUR FARM NUMBER, THEY CANNOT BE
PROVIDED FOR YOU. If registered and tattooed, please bring the original registration 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 Kelly Gordee at
Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association Sunday, March 11, 2012 1:00pm
Bring your curiosity and help make some cheese. On
Wisconsin youth in 4-H or FFA wishing to enter the Wisconsin Sunday, March 11 at 1pm Ron Gordee will demonstrate
Dairy Goat Association Share-A-Kid program still have time to do just how easy it is to make cheese. We will also have
so. Each year the WDGA gives away registered doelings to youth other assorted cheeses to sample and compare. This is
who submit a written essay between January 1 and April 1 of that NOT just for those in the goat project. Anyone is welcome
year. These are quality doelings from good bloodlines. Specific to attend, Foods project members may want to explore
rules and entry form may be found at this option. Please let the Gordees know by March 7, if
http://www.wdga.org/widairygoatassoc/programs+and+activities/ you think you'll be coming at email@example.com so that we
share+a+kid/default1.asp or contact Cindy Hoehne at have plenty of cheese on hand. This will be held at the
firstname.lastname@example.org . Gordee household, N4711 Jordan Center Rd halfway
between Monroe and Argyle. The demo itself will be less
than one hour long.
Poultry/Rabbit Swap Meets
Wisconsin Bird & Game Breeders Swap Meet Beaver Dam Pigeon & Bantam Club Spring Swap
March 10th, 2012 6:30AM - Noon March 18th, 2012 6:00AM-11:00AM
Expo Center, Fond Du Lac, WI Dodge Cty Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, WI
Contact Jim Bleuer 920-379-6188 Contact Dan Schwandt 262-470-6708
Admission: $3 (Under 17 free) Admission: $2 (Under 12 free)
Unique sale featuring pheasants, peafowl, water fowl,
Unique sale featuring poultry, rabbits and other small
poultry, caged birds, and small animals (including
animals. Great place to purchase your show rabbits,
rabbits) Buy Sell, Trade—If you are selling, reservations
poultry and other small animal supplies. Already have
for tables is required. Great place to purchase your
your animals? Attend to ask any questions you may have
poultry or rabbits for fair projects from breeders who
regarding the project. Many of the people here are local
know the animals. Event is held at the Fond Du Lac
Fairgrounds Expo Center.
Green County Market Lamb Identification and Weigh-in
Saturday, April 28th, 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 28th 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 28th. 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 28th. 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:
Grant County Happy Hoppers Rabbit Club Spring Youth Show
March 24 , 2012 Eckstein Exhibit Hall, Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, WI
The Grant County Happy Hoppers Rabbit Club will be hosting their Spring Youth Rabbit Show on March 24 th, 2012, at the Grant
County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, WI. Registration is from 7:30-9:00am, with the show starting at 9:00am. Entry fees are $1.00
per rabbit before March 1st; after March 1st, fees are $2.00 per rabbit; Showmanship is $1.00 per exhibitor. The latest rules of
the ARBA will govern this show. Ribbons will be given out the day of the show, none will be mailed. All rabbits must be
PERMANENTLY EAR MARKED in the left ear. For more information, contact the Green County UW-Extension office.
Richland County 4-H ~ Rabbits R Us Rabbit Show
Sunday, April 29th, 2012 Richland Center Community Center
The Richland County 4-H Rabbit Project members are hosting this show which includes crossbreeds,
purebreds, and meat classes. An entry fee of $1.50 per animal must be included with the registration form.
All rabbits not entered by April 23, 2012, will pay an entry fee of $2.00 per rabbit. All entries are final and
there is NO refund of entry fees. Animals are to be brought in their own cages. Exhibitors are responsible
for cleaning up after their own animals. For more information, contact the Green County UW-Extension
office at 608-328-9440.
2011-2012 Cat Project Meetings
Mar 28th: Project Meeting~7-9:00pm Justice Center Jul 7th: Fair Judging Day~8:30am Green County
May 16th: Project Meeting~7-9:00pm Green County Fairgrounds, Stock Pavilion
Fairgrounds-Stock Pavilion Oct TBA: 4-H F.A.R.E. ~ Green County Fairgrounds
June 27th: Project Meeting~7-9:00pm Green County Nov 4th: 4-H Awards Program ~ Justice Center, Monroe
Dog Project Trainings Scheduled
The Dog Project orientation meeting was held on Thursday, February 16th. Dog Project leaders, Krista
Bethke (608-934-5512); Tonya & Jarrett Kelly (608-328-3867); Catherine Kehoe, (608) 329-4707 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 16th. For more information
on the trainings, contact one of the dog leaders above, visit the website at http://green.uwex.edu/4-h-
youth-development/4-h-projects/dogs/ 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.
HORSE CLASSES ON FAIR FORM
All Horse Classes will be listed in the Fair Book again 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 2012 Green County Fair Entry Form.
Cloverbuds & Exploring
Cabin Fever Day 2012 Cloverbud/Exploring Food Fair
March 10, 9:00am to 3:00pm (included with the Cake Revue)
Auditorium, Government Services Building March 24th, 10:00am 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 County more prepared for the Food project and the Foods Revue. (No
Adult Leaders Association. Please pre-register to allow us to sampling of the projects will be allowed.) Details will be mailed to
plan for supplies! You will need to bring a sack lunch. Our Cloverbud members. Registration information can be picked up
theme will be “Under The Sea”. Registration information at the Green County UW-Extension Office, or by calling 608-328-
can be picked up at the UWEX Office. Registration deadline 9440. Registration deadline is March 16th.
is March 4th.
Family, Home & Health
Foods Revue ~ June 18, 6:00 pm Style Revue ~ April 14th, 9:00 am
Justice Center, Multi-Purpose Rooms Justice Center,
The 2012 Foods Revue has been scheduled Multi-Purpose Rooms
for Monday, June 18th. All materials will be Letters will be sent out with information
sent to Food & Nutrition Project Members and forms for the 2012 Style Revue.
& Leaders in early May including categories Registration forms are due to the UW-
for each of the levels. In the meantime, if Extension office by April 6th. Registration
you have any questions about preparing will begin on April 14th at 9:30 am, with judging
for the 2012 Foods Revue, contact Bridget starting at 10:00 am SHARP !If you have any
Mouchon at 608-328-9440. questions about Style Revue, please contact
Bridget Mouchon at 608-328-9440.
Knitting & Crocheting Workshop Planned
March 24 , 9:30-11:30, Argyle Fiber Mill, 200 Milwaukee St, Argyle, WI
If you are interested in learning how to Knit or Crochet or you need help or motivation to keep on Knitting
& Crocheting, plan on attending this workshop. More dates will be scheduled at a later time. For more
information, visit the website http://green.uwex.edu/4h/knitting.html , call Kathy Olmstead at 543-3897 or
email her at email@example.com
Cake Revue ~ March 24th, 10:00am-2 pm
Justice Center, Multi-Purpose Rooms
The deadline is quickly approaching for those of you who wish to participate in the 2012 Cake
Revue! If you would like to participate, you must pre-register with the UW-Extension office by
Friday, March 16th, 2012. The 2012 Cake Revue will be held on Saturday, March 24th, 2012.
The registration and judging times are as follows:
Set Up Times: Reg begins at 9:30am for Cake Revue Level C & D (MP Room 1)
Reg begins at 10:30am for Cloverbud/Explorers Division (MP Rooms 2 & 3)
Reg begins at 11:30am for Cake Revue Level A & B (MP Room 1)
Judging Times: Judging is at 10:00am for Cake Revue Level C & D (MP Room 1)
Judging is at 10:30 am for Cloverbud/Explorers Division (MP Rooms 2 & 3)
Judging is at 12:00pm for Cake Revue Level A & B (MP Room 1)
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.
Junior Leader Opportunities!
Interested in being a Green County 4-H Camp Counselor? How about a Junior Superintendent at the 2012 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
Tractor Safety Certification Course
Starts March 17, Register by March 9!!!
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 $35 for Green County
Residents; $45 for out of Green County participants. NOTE: This is a 24-hour state and federal
course, however participating in this program may not guarantee certification.
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.
Arts & Communication
Once again this year Roxanne Klossner will be offering ceramics clinics at RoxAnne's House of Ceramics in Verona.
On March 10, April 14 and May 12, clinics will be held from 10:00-Noon. On June 5, 12, & 19, clinics will be held
from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Contact Roxanne for more information.
2012 Statewide Art Events
4-H Art-Beat (For Grades 3-5) March 23rd -24th, Upham Woods;
Art Team Weekend Training, March 30-31, Upham Woods
Art Team at State Conference, June 25-28th, Madison
Art Teams at State Fair, Aug 2-Aug 12th, Milwaukee
For More Arts & Crafts updates, visit the web at
Arts Camp Staff Training, August 18-19th, Upham Woods
Arts Camp, October 6-7th, Upham Woods
Green County 4-H Communication & Performing Arts Festival
May 5, 2012 1:00 PM
Parkside Elementary School, Monroe, WI
Registrations due April 20, 2012 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 20th to the Extension Office. See the detailed information on page 16 & 17. Don’t miss this event!
For more information, contact the UW-Extension or print a copy of the brochure at
Plants & Soil Sciences
Green County 4-H Land Judging Contest ~ July 10th, 2012
The annual Green County Land Judging Contest will be held on Tuesday, July 10 th, 2012. 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!
Shooting Sports http://green.uwex.edu/4h/shootingsports.html
Shooting Sports 3rd Annual Lafayette County Archery
Do you need to complete a hunter’s safety course? The following Invitational
courses are being offered in neighboring Counties. Contact the
Saturday, April 14th, 2012 ~ Belmont, WI
individuals listed or go online at:
https://jc.activeoutdoorsolutions.com/wdnr/laam.nsf/publicHSClasses?OpenForm Plan to attend this event to qualify for the 4-H National
Shooting Sports competitions. You must also compete
Lafayette County starts 3/10/12— Barry King- 608-482-0191 (Darlington)
in Wildlife for scores to qualify. This event will be held
Lafayette County starts 3/7/12—Peter Jaggi -608-214-7228 (Argyle)
at the Belmont Community Schools and is open to all 4-
Dane County starts 3/24/12 – Glen Kazmar608-424-3401 (Belleville)
H members in good standing with their local club.
Registered shooters must be between 8 & 19 years old.
Registrations are due April 8. For more information,
contact the UW-Extension
office at 328-9441.
Shooting Sports Upcoming Workshops
Air Rifle will be held June 9th, 9:00am-4:00pm and the
Fair Shoot will be held the same day, at the Green
County Rifle Range. (Alternate Shoot-June 10th
22 Rifle- will be held May 19th, 9:00am-4:00pm and
Air Rifle Clinic ~ April 14th, 2012 the Fair Shoot will be held the same day, at the Green
County Rifle Range. (Alternate Shoot-May 20th 9:00am)
9:00AM-12:00PM ~ Hunting Woodland Company
2830 Cty DR, Monroe, WI Air Pistol/.22 Pistol will be held June 23rd, 9:00am-
For ALL NEW Air Rifle Shooters & ANYONE else wanting extra 4:00pm and the Fair Shoot will be held the same day,
practice before June! at the Green County Rifle Range. (Alternate Shoot-June
EARLY Registration & Sight In Day ~ May 12th, 2012 Muzzleloading- will be held April 28th, 9:00am-
9:00AM-12:00PM ~ Green County Rifle Range, Monroe 4:00pm and the Fair Shoot will be held the same day,
for Air Rifle, .22 Rifle, Muzzle Loading, Air Pistol & .22 Pistol at the Green County Rifle Range. (Alternate Shoot-April
NEW!! Fun Day for Air/.22 Rifle/Muzzleloading, & Indoor Archery - Starting Tuesdays: April 24*, from
Air/.22Pistol-Top Gun Contest, etc 5:30-8:00pm; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and the Fair Shoot
June 30th, 2012, starting at 10:00am-2:00pm be Sat, June 2, starting at 9:00 a.m. at SCWA.
(NO Alternate Shoot Date) *Note-First session starts at 6:30pm.
Details are being worked out for this fun day! Shotgun - Friday nights 6:30 pm, starting April 6, 13,
20, 27, and May 4. Fair shoot on May 5 at 9:00 am.
Alternate Fair Shoot-May 6th at 9:00 am. All held at
the Black Hawk Sportsman's range.
Odds & Ends
Going GREEN in Your Own Backyard ~ Saturday, March 10, 2012
The South Central Wisconsin Master Gardener Association is presenting a symposium on “Going GREEN in
Your Own Backyard”. This symposium is open to the public and advanced registration is $35.00/person.
Experts from the area will share their knowledge of “Growing Green-Environmentally Friendly Landscapes”.
Other speakers will cover-*Recycle Found Items into Garden Art; Hardscaping; Lasagna Gardening; Organic
Gardening; And More! 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 4-H Horse Project Fundraiser – Arena Panels
The Green County 4-H Horse Project has been growing in youth numbers over the years and work hard to create many
learning opportunities for the youth. They host numerous clinics on horse health, handling and showmanship. Many youth
qualify to compete at the state level shows. The Horse Committee, members, and parents have been working to make
major improvements to their show arena. Last year, with the help of fundraising and donations, they installed a sand
surface for the arena. Over the years, they have borrowed arena panels or snow fence to make their arena. Their goal
this year is to purchase 60 panels ($72/Each) for a more stable arena! If you would like to donate or know someone who
would like to donate, please contact Crimson Pulver, Green County 4-H Horse Project President at 608-558-0079.
See our fundraiser letter on page 18 of this newsletter and make your call by March 31st!
2012 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 event!
Join us for the Green/Lafayette/Iowa 2012 County Summer 4-H Camp
Monday -Wednesday, June 28-30 ~ Camp Upham Woods, WI Dells
Return the registration form on page 20 by April 15 to reserve your spot at Camp. Youth grades 3-7 can attend. 4-H Camp
includes transportation, family-style meals, lodges to sleep in, and a fun, educational curriculum. For extra registration forms,
go to the UW-Extension website. For more information on Upham Woods, go to the website at
www.uwex.edu/ces/4-H/uphamwoods Camp Scholarships are available—contact Alissa Grenawalt for details.
There are many scholarship opportunities available to Green County youth:
Green County HCE Scholarship – Due March 31
Dairy Youth Recognition Auction Scholarship – Due April 30
Pork Producers Scholarship – Due July 1
Beef Producers Scholarship – Due July 1
Green County Adult Leaders 4-H Scholarship – Due May 7
Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion – Due April 2
Badgerland Farm Credit – Due March 5
To view all scholarship details & to download forms, go to the Green County UW-Extension
Website Scholarship page at http://green.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/scholarships/
Project & Club Websites
42nd Annual Mineral, Gem & Fossil Show
Project/Club leaders: If you would
March 31-April 1st, Monroe High School, like to have a web page on the
1600 - 26th St, Monroe ~ 9:00 – 5:00 both days. UW-Extension Website, go to the
4-H page and click on “Add Your
Admission by donation, this show includes dealers of fine
Project”. Fill the form in and email
specimens, fossils, gems, jewelry, expert speakers, videos, it to Alissa or mail it to the office.
educational exhibits, demonstrations, hourly door prizes, club We can put up calendars for project meetings and
sale table, and kid’s games. workshops, links to helpful sites, contact information and
any other creative ideas!!!
Mt. Olympus – Family Fun Day(s) ~ April 7 & 14, 2012
Mt. Olympus Resorts, Waterparks, Theme Parks will be hosting Family Fun Day(s) April 7th
and April 14th. Admission includes all indoor water attractions. (Outdoor themepark is
weather permitting-visit the website www.mtolympuspark.com for hours of operations and
attraction descriptions). Cost is $6.00 (plus tax) per person for these special days only.
Mention “Friends of Richland County 4-H” at the ticket booth to receive the special rate.
Mt Olympus will donate $1.00 back to the Richland County 4-H Jr. Leaders.
Wisconsin DNR Tree Seedlings for 4-H Clubs
The Wisconsin DNR – State Nursery Program would like to encourage 4-H clubs and other youth
groups to plant trees. Tress provide a home for wildlife, protect our soil and water, and help clean our
air. The State Nursery Program has a long tradition of providing tree seedlings to 4-H, FFA, and other
youth groups. These seedlings may be used for reforestation, soil erosion prevention, and wildlife
habitat improvement. This is a great way for youth to get outdoors and learn about nature, especially
those members involved in the Forestry project or other nature projects. For more information, visit
the website at http://dnr.wi.gov/forestry/Nursery/Order/index.htm or contact the UW-Extension office at 608-328-9440.
Legos ~ March 24th ~ 1-3pm Community Room-Monroe Public Library
Join the Monroe Lego Club for their Lego Building Days! All participants 10 years old and under must have a
parent or guardian present in the library during the session. Legos will be provided to use during these building
sessions. Please do not bring your own Legos for building to avoid mix ups. Feel free to bring one of your favorite
Lego projects you have made to share in the “viewing gallery” during the Building sessions. There is no cost or fee
to join the Monroe Lego Club—just a love of Legos! All participants are expected to be respectful, cooperative, and follow Club
rules while having fun!
Dear Supporter of Green County 4-H/FFA Horse Project:
The Green County 4-H/FFA Horse project has been growing in membership and learning
opportunities we offer our youth. We have added approximately 10 members per year over the
past three years, and had 83 members last year. We host numerous clinics on horse health,
handling, and showmanship. We have had several members compete successfully at the state
level in showing, jumping, games, judging, and horse bowl.
For years, our youth showed on the grass infield fenced off by plastic snow fence held up by metal
t-posts. A grass surface can be very unsafe, as it can very slippery in both dry and wet conditions.
The plastic snow fence was also very unsafe – if a horse were to panic and run through it, the
fence would not give but would attach (the entire circumference) to the animal, further
endangering the other children and horses.
Green County 4-H has recently made some major improvements to our show arena on the Green
County Fairgrounds in Monroe, Wisconsin. For the past three years, we have eliminated the use of
the snow fence and borrowed arena panels from Oregon Farm Supply and from Rock County 4-H.
We put in a sand surface with the help and donations from many area businesses, families, and
individuals. We have fund raised approximately $1500 toward purchasing our own arena panels.
We have priced a suitable arena from Priefert Equine from Texas for approximately $4500.00 with
shipping. We would like to purchase this arena by March 31, 2012. The individual panels cost
$72.00 and we need 60 panels for the portable arena. We are actively pursuing donations from
area businesses and individuals to make this happen in 2012! Your contribution is tax deductible
and will help us reach our goal of having our own portable arena.
If you donate, please make your check to Green County 4-H Adult Leaders with “horse arena” in
the memo line. Donations can be given to members or mailed to UW Extension. If you have any
questions, please call Green County 4-H Horse Project President Crimson Pulver at 608 558 0079.
The Green County 4-H Horse Project Committee
Green County 4-H/FFA Horse Gate Donation Form
Amount donated: __________ Please send me a receipt____ No receipt needed_____
Please send to: UW Extension, ATTN: Horse Project
2841 6th St. Monroe, WI 53566
Thank you for your consideration and support of our youth!
2012 4-H Calendar
***For a complete Calendar, visit http://green.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/calendar-news/
(All meetings are held at the Justice Center, Monroe, WI, unless otherwise stated)
Times and dates are subject to change. Listen to WEKZ am 1260 for weather updates
March Event Where
1 4:30 pm Applications Due for 4-H Art Beat UWEX Office
1 National Trip Chaperone Applications Due UWEX Office
2 7:00Jrs 7:30Srs Horse Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP1
3 State 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl and Skillathon Madison
3 4:30 pm Cabin Fever Registrations Due UWEX Office
4 12:30pm Dog Quiz Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP1
5 6:00 pm New 4-H Family Orientation Justice Center, MP 1-3
6 7:00 pm Awards Committee Justice Center, WisLine Rm
6 6:00 pm Horse Judging Holly Deschene’s-Brodhead, WI
8 5:30 pm Foods Committee Meeting Justice Center, WisLine Rm
8 4:30 pm James Crowley Dairy Scholarship App’s Due UWEX Office
10 10:00-Noon Horse Workshop Justice Center, MP 2-3
9 4:30 pm Registrations Due: Tractor Safety Program UWEX Office
9 7:00Jrs 7:30Srs Horse Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP 1
9 6:00pm Cloverbud/Exploring Cabin Fever Day Set UP GSB Auditorium
10 10-2 pm Cloverbud/Exploring Cabin Fever Day GSB Auditorium
10 2:00 pm Cloverbud/Exploring Committee Meeting GSB Auditorium
10 10-12 pm Ceramics Clinic Roxanne’s Verona
14 8:00 pm Beef & Pork Producers Justice Center, MP 2-3
14 8:00 pm State Fair Committee UWEX Conference Room
16 4:30 pm Dog Project Health Forms Due UWEX Office
16 7:00-Jrs;7:30-Srs Horse Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP 1
16 4:30 pm 4-H Cake Revue Registration Forms Due (Including Cloverbuds) UWEX Office
17 9:00am-1:00pm Tractor Safety Starts – Session 1 Argyle High School, Argyle,
18 12:30pm Dog Quiz Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP1
19 7:00 pm Ambassador/Promotions Meeting Justice Center, Wisline Rm
20 7-9 pm Tractor Safety –Session 2 Justice Center, MP 2-3
23 7:00-Jrs;7:30-Srs Horse Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP 1
23-24 4-H Art Beat (for Grades 3-5) Upham Woods
24 9:30-11:30am Knitting & Crocheting Workshop Argyle Fiber Mill, Argyle, WI
24 1:00-3:00pm Lego Workshop Monroe Public Library
24 Camp Counselor Training Darlington, WI
24 10-3 pm Cake Revue Including Cloverbuds Justice Center, MP 2-3
27 7:30 pm Sheep Producers Meeting Small Auditorium, GSB
27 6:00 pm Horse Judging Holly Deschene’s-Brodhead, WI
27 7-9 pm Tractor Safety – Session 3 Juda Community Center
28 7-9:00pm Cats Workshop Justice Center, MP2-3
29 7:00 pm Rabbits Workshop Juda Community Center
29 7-9 PM Tractor Safety –Session 4 Justice Center, MP1-3
30 7:00-Jrs;7:30-Srs Horse Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP 1
30-31 4-H Art State Groups & YLC Training Upham Woods
31 1:00 pm Horse Workshop Country View Equestrian Ctr
31 9-12 Green County Swine Weigh-In Day Fairgrounds-Swine Barn
April Event Where
1 Deadline “Ag In The Classroom” Essay Contest Mailed To Location
1 12:30pm Dog Quiz Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP1
2 6:30 PM Executive Board Meeting Only Justice Center, MP 1-3
3 7-9:00 pm Tractor Safety –Session 5 Juda Community Center
5 6:00 pm Dog Agility Workshop Fairgrounds
6 6:30 PM Shooting Sports-Shotgun BlackHawk Sportsman Club
6 GOOD FRIDAY- Office closed UWEX CLOSED
7 10:00 Beginners; Horse Workshop Holly Deschene’s,
12:00 Advanced Brodhead,WI
8 Happy Easter!!! Office Closed
10 6:00 pm Horse Judging Holly Deschene’s-Brodhead, WI
11 8:00 pm Beef & Pork Producers Justice Center, MP 2-3
12 5:30 pm Foods Committee Meeting Justice Center, WisLine Rm
13 7:00-Jrs;7:30-Srs Horse Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP 1
13 6:30 pm Shooting Sports-Shotgun BlackHawk Sportsman Club
13 Due: Items for May/June Alphorn UWEX Office
14 8:00am-3pm Tractor Safety –Session 6 & Written Exam Juda Community Center
14 9:00-Noon Air Rifle Workshop-Extra Hunting Woodland Company
14 9:00am Dog Agility Workshop Fairgrounds
14 10-12 pm Ceramics Workshop Roxanne’s, Verona
14 10:00- Noon Clothing Style Revue Parkside School, Monroe
15 10:00 Beginners; Horse Workshop Gibson Training Center
15 Dog Obedience/Showmanship Verona
15 4:30 pm Camp Registrations Due UWEX Office
16 7:00 pm Ambassadors/Promotions Meeting Justice Center, WisLine Rm
17 6:00 pm Horse Judging Holly Deschene’s-Brodhead, WI
19 6:30 pm Dog Obedience/Showmanship Fairgrounds, Monroe
19-23 Space Camp Huntsville, AL
20 4:30 pm 4-H Communications/Performing Arts Registrations Due UWEX OFfice
20 6:30 pm Shooting Sports-Shotgun BlackHawk Sportsman Club
21 Camp Counselor Training Darlington, WI
22 Dog Obedience/Showmanship Verona
22 12:30pm Dog Quiz Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP1
24 4:00-7:00 PM Tractor Safety Practice Drive Fairgrounds
24 6:30-8:00pm Shooting Sports-Archery South Central WI Archers
25 4:00-7:00 PM Tractor Safety Practice Drive Fairgrounds
26 6:30 pm Dog Obedience/Showmanship Fairgrounds, Monroe
26 4:00-7:00 PM Final Drive – Tractor Safety Fairgrounds
27 6:30 pm Shooting Sports-Shotgun BlackHawk Sportsman Club
27 7:00-Jrs;7:30-Srs Horse Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP 1
28 12:00 Trail; Horse Workshop Storybook Farm, Juda, WI
2:00 Cattle Work
28 9:00am-4:00pm Shooting Sports –Muzzleloading Green County Rifle Quarry
29 12:00 pm Horse Workshop Barr Family Farm, Argyle, WI
28 10-12 Sheep ID Day Fairgrounds, Barn 7
28 Noon-2:00pm Goat Mrkt Wether ID Day/Rate of Gain Weigh In/Clip Clinic Fairgrounds, Barn 7
29 Dog Obedience/Showmanship Verona
30 9:00 am Dog Agility Workshop Fairgrounds
30 4:30 pm Dairy Youth Recognition Auction Scholarship Due UWEX Office
May Event Where
TBA Livestock Judging Workouts
TBA Dairy Judging Workouts
1 5:30-8:00pm Shooting Sports-Indoor Archery South Central WI Archers
1 4:30 PM HORSE PROJECT FORMS DUE!!! UWEX OFFICE
3 6:30 pm Dog Obedience/Showmanship Fairgrounds, Monroe
4 6:30pm Shooting Sports-Shotgun BlackHawk Sportsman Club
5 9:00am Shooting Sports-Shotgun Fair Shoot BlackHawk Sportsman Club
5 1:00 pm 4-H Performing Arts/Communications Festival Parkside School, Monroe
5 1:00-3:00pm Dairy Fitting Clinic Jeremy & Amy Steiner Farm
6 9:00am Shooting Sports-Alternate Shotgun Fair Shoot BlackHawk Sportsman Club
6 12:30pm Dog Quiz Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP1
7 6:30 PM Executive Board Meeting Justice Center, MP 1
7 7:30 PM Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting Justice Center, MP 1-3
8 5:30-8:00pm Shooting Sports-Indoor Archery South Central WI Archers
8 7:00pm Awards Committee Justice Center, WisLine Rm
9 7:00pm Beef & Pork Producers Justice Center, MP 2-3
10 6:30pm Dog Obedience/Showmanship Fairgrounds, Monroe
11-12 State Horse Bowl Contest Wausau, WI
12 Horse Games Clinic Ready Family Arena, New
12 Green County Goat Fun Show Fairgrounds
12 9:00am-Noon Shooting Sports-Early Registration/Site In Day Green Co Rifle Range Quarry
12 10-12 pm Ceramics Workshop Roxanne’s, Verona
13 Dog Obedience/Showmanship Verona
14 6:00 pm Dog Agility Workshop Fairgrounds, Monroe
15 7:00-Jrs;7:30-Srs Horse Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP 1
15 5:30-8:00pm Shooting Sports-Indoor Archery South Central WI Archers
16 7-9:00pm Cats Workshop Fairgrounds, Stock Pavilion
17 6:00 pm Horse Workshop Country View Equestrian Ctr
17 6:30pm Dog Obedience/Showmanship Fairgrounds, Monroe
18 7:00pm Dog Quiz Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP1
19 2:30 pm Horse Fun Show Set Up Green County Fairgrounds
19 9:00am-4:00pm Shooting Sports – .22 Rifle Green County Rifle Quarry
19 9-10:00am Meat Animal Quality Assurance Test Justice Center, MP 2-3
19 10:30-12:00pm Meat Animal Quality Assurance Class Justice Center, MP 2-3
19 8:00am UW-Madison Saddle & Sirloin-Bucky’s Spectacular Green County Fairgrounds
20 9:00 am Horse Fun Show Green County Fairgrounds
20 Dog Obedience/Showmanship Verona
21 6:00 pm Dog Agility Workshop Fairgrounds, Monroe
21 7:00pm Ambassadors/Promotions Meeting Justice Center, WisLine Rm
22 5:30-8:00pm Shooting Sports-Indoor Archery South Central WI Archers
22 6-7:00 pm Meat Animal Quality Assurance Test Juda Community Center
22 7:30-9:00 pm Meat Animal Quality Assurance Class Juda Community Center
24 6:30pm Dog Obedience/Showmanship Fairgrounds, Monroe
25 7:00pm Dog Quiz Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP1
26 AM Green County Dairy Breakfast Elmer Farm, New Glarus
26 9:00am-Noon Dog/Car Wash Tru-Value, New Glarus
27 Dog Obedience/Showmanship Verona
28 Office Closed – Memorial Day
29 5:30-8:00pm Shooting Sports-Indoor Archery South Central WI Archers
31 6:30pm Dog Obedience/Showmanship Fairgrounds, Monroe
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 7:00-Jrs;7:30-Srs Horse Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP 1
1 7:00pm Dog Quiz Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP1
2 9:00 am Dog Agility Workshop Fairgrounds, Monroe
2 10:00-Noon Horse Workshop Carrie Zander’s, New Glarus
2 9:00 am Shooting Sports – Archery Fair Shoot South Central WI Archers
3 Dog Obedience/Showmanship Verona
4 6:30 pm Executive Board Meeting Justice Center, MP 1
4 7:30 pm Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting Justice Center, MP1-3
5 6:00-8:00 PM Ceramics Workshop Roxanne’s Ceramics, Verona
5 7:00pm Awards Committee Justice Center, WisLine Rm
7 6:30pm Dog Obedience/Showmanship Fairgrounds, Monroe
8 6:00 pm Horse Workshop Country View Equestrian Ctr
8 7:00pm Dog Quiz Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP1
9 9:00am-4:00 pm Shooting Sports – Air Rifle Green Co Rifle Range Quarry
9 WLBA Spring Preview Show TBA
10 Dog Obedience/Showmanship Verona
12 6:00-8:00 PM Ceramics Workshop Roxanne’s Ceramics, Verona
13 7:00pm Beef & Pork Producers Justice Center, MP 2-3
14 6:30pm Dog Obedience/Showmanship Fairgrounds, Monroe
15 Due: Items for July/August Alphorn UWEX Office
15 7:00pm Dog Quiz Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP1
15 Green County Fair – Final Entry Changes Fairgrounds
16 10:00Beg;12:00Adv Horse Workshop Carrie Zander’s, New Glarus
16 WLBA Livestock Show Camp TBA
16 9:00 am Dog Agility Workshop Fairgrounds, Monroe
16 8-2 pm Green County Dairy Day (Juda Hosts) Fairgrounds
17 Dog Obedience/Showmanship Verona
17-19 Badger Dairy Camp UW-Madison
18 5-9 pm Green County 4-H Foods Revue Justice Center, MP 2-3
19 6:00-8:00 PM Ceramics Workshop Roxanne’s Ceramics, Verona
19 7:00pm Ambassadors/Promotions Meeting Justice Center, WisLine Rm
19 District Holstein Show Monroe, WI
20 8 pm Mandatory State Fair Meeting Justice Center
(Dairy Youth Only) Monroe, WI
21 7 pm Mandatory State Fair Meeting Justice Center
(Livestock/Non-Livestock items ONLY) Monroe, WI
21 8 pm MANDATORY AUCTION MEETING Fairgrounds-Barn7
21 6:30pm Dog Obedience/Showmanship Fairgrounds, Monroe
22 4:30 pm WI STATE FAIR PAPERWORK DUE UWEX Office
22 7:00pm Dog Quiz Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP1
22 Area Animal Science Day Walworth County
23 6:00 pm Prefair Arena SetUp Green County Fairgrounds
23 9:00am-4:00 pm Shooting Sports -Air Pistol/.22 Pistol Green Co Rifle Range Quarry
24 9:00 am Green County Pre-Fair Show Green County Fairgrounds
24 Dog Obedience/Showmanship Verona
25-28 State 4-H Youth Conference UW-Madison
27 7:00-9:00pm Cat Project Meeting Fairgrounds, Stock Pavilion
27 4:30-8:00pm Green County Pork Producers Pork Chop/Whole Hog BBQ S.L.I.C.E. Monroe, WI
28-30 Green/Iowa/Lafayette County 4-H Camp Upham Woods
29 7:00pm Dog Quiz Bowl Practice Justice Center, MP1
29 6:30pm Dog Obedience/Showmanship Fairgrounds, Monroe
29 State Fair Paperwork Due to Milwaukee State Fair Office
29-7/1 Wisconsin State 4-H Hunt & Dressage Show Sheboygan Cty Fairgrounds
29-7/7 4-H Exchange - TEXAS Here Green County
30 9:00am-4:00pm Shooting Sports FUN DAY Green Co Rifle Range Quarry
30 9:00 am Dog Agility Workshop Fairgrounds, Monroe
July Event Where
1 Horse Educational Forms Due UWEX Office
2 6:30 pm Executive Board Meeting Justice Center, MP 2-3
2 7:30 pm Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting Justice Center, MP 1-3
4 Office Closed-Independence Day
6 6:30pm Dog Obedience/Showmanship Fairgrounds, Monroe
7 8:30 am Green County 4-H Fair Cat Show Fairgrounds-Stock Pavilion
7 8:30 am Green County 4-H Fair Dog Show Fairgrounds-Barn 7
7 6:00 pm Green County 4-H Horse Show Set Up Fairgrounds
8 8:30 am Green County 4-H Horse Show Fairgrounds
10 Green County Land Judging Contest Monroe, WI
10 7:00pm Ambassadors/Promotions Meeting Justice Center, WisLine Rm
14 AM Pre-Fair Judging Justice Center, Monroe
16 6:00 pm Green County 4-H Dog Agility Show Barn 7, Fairgrounds
17 9:00 am Green County 4-H Horse Games Day Fairgrounds
18-22 Green County Fair Fairgrounds
23 9:00 am Green County Fair Clean-Up Fairgrounds
24 7:30 pm Sheep Producers Meeting Small Auditorium, GSB
25 1:00pm-7:00pm Record Book Work Days Justice Center, MP 2-3
31 1:00pm-7:00pm Record Book Work Days Justice Center, MP 2-3
Special Thank You to all the Green County 4-H Volunteers! Keep in
mind April 15-21, 2012 is National Volunteer Week. Although all too
often we don’t get a chance to thank our volunteers, we do appreciate
each and every one!
Thanks for their generous time & efforts! What a great effort &
community learning experience for all involved!
The Green County 4-H Website is always being updated to include new information, links and dates. Check it out
for the most current news! http://green.uwex.edu/4h/index.html
Be sure to check the 4-H Calendar Page for up-to-date information as events approach!
The Alphorn is available on the site as well in 2 different formats so you can choose what works best for you!
Updates are posted on this page as well as all the links from the text (check the bottom of the page!)
Meet the UW-Extension Staff Here to Serve You!
Mark Mayer, Agriculture Agent/Department Head firstname.lastname@example.org
Alissa Grenawalt, 4-H & Youth Development Agent email@example.com
Bridget Mouchon, Family Living Educator firstname.lastname@example.org
Cara Carper, Community & Resource Development Agent email@example.com
Jayne Butts, Activity Assistant, 4-H and CNRD Program Areas firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristi Leonard, Activity Assistant, Agriculture & Family Living Program Areas – email@example.com
Office Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Our address is: UWEX Green County, Justice
Center, 2841 6th St, WI 53566 (608) 328-9440
The following individuals serve on the Green County Agriculture and Extension Education Committee: Feel free to contact
these individuals if you have any questions in regards to Extension Programs:
Green County Agriculture and Extension Education Committee:
Cathy Cryor-Burgweger, (Chair) (608) 862-1600 Arthur Carter, (608) 325-5453
N8010 Sandy Hook Rd, Brooklyn, Wisconsin 53521 N2659 Richland Rd, Monroe, Wisconsin 53566
Oscar Olson, (Vice Chair) (608) 325-2939 Ron Syse, (608) 523-4090
W7760 CTH P, Browntown, Wisconsin 53522 W9248 County Hwy H, Blanchardville, WI 53516
Ken Hodgson, (Secretary) (608) 543-3006
N 7005 County Rd. A, Argyle, Wisconsin 53504
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Monroe, WI 53566
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Emailed Mar 1, 2012 http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/green
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