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					January/February 2008
Green County UW-Extension – Government Services Building – Pleasant View Complex – N3150B Hwy 81, Monroe, WI 53566 Phone: 608.328.9440 E-mail: alissa.grenawalt@ces.uwex.edu
NOTE: All committee & Green County Adult/Junior Leader’s, Inc. meetings are held at the Government Services Building, 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:
President’s Message 4-H Club Happenings 4-H Recognition Alphorn Deadlines Thank You Ambassadors Speak Up General Leader Reminders Animal Science Dairy Beef Swine Goats & Sheep Horses Cats Cloverbuds & Exploring Family Home & Health Communication Arts 4-H Exchange Youth Leadership Shooting Sports Odds & Ends Clip & Returns Camp Registration Spotlight on 4-H Brochure 2008 Calendar 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 7-8 8 9 9 10 10 10 11 11-13 13 14-15 16 17-22

Dear Green County 4-H Families:

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
By: Alissa Grenawalt 4-H & Youth Agent UWEX Green County

A New Year, a new page and a new start! It’s a good habit to start every New Year with a fresh start! Have you begun your New Year yet with any 4-H resolutions? Some of you have and some of you probably have not. If you haven’t yet, then now is the time to get started!

So how do you exactly make a 4-H New Years Resolution? Here is a recipe for success.

Place one heaping scoop full of memories in a large bowl. Stir in a dash of reflection Beat in one bag of critical thinking Spread this mixture on the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan In a second bowl, crack three or four ―goals for the New Year‖ and beat with a fork. Generously add your plans for achieving these goals and stir well Pour this mixture in your pan. Bake for 3-4 months. Finally, sprinkle your success on the top and enjoy!
That’s it, you have created a dessert that has the foundation of your past experience, a middle layer of your great plans (that are created from what you’ve learned in the past), and a great top layer of success for the future! Let’s stop the trend of ―breaking‖ our resolutions and strive to make the best even better! Happy Holidays! Sincerely,

Ingredients:

Check out great resources!
Included in this issue is the 2008 4-H Calendar, also available on the web year-round, updated regularly. Check out the 4-H website for lots of other information, resources, forms and links – Like to the newly updated 4-H family handbook!

Thanks to Pam Hobson, 4-H Youth Development Agent, Richland County for sharing her creative poem!

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President’s Message

By: Dixie Stechschulte

Happy New Year - I'm Dixie Stechschulte and I am excited for the opportunity to be the 2008 president of the Green County 4-H Adult Leader Association. I started with this group when we moved to Green County in 1996 and my family continues to be active today. I am the General Leader of Dougherty Creek 4H, a County Poultry Leader, and a County Archery/Shooting Sports Leader. I am also the founder of the both Master Showman and Ag Olympic events at the County Fair. My family has grown up with 4H on our hobby farm outside of Argyle. My husband Tim, is also a leader in Archery and is known as ―Mr. Handy‖ to many. Our kids, Aaron (24) , Amanda (20) and Nicole (16) have been involved in a wide array of projects from Beef, Horses, Sheep and Poultry to shooting sports, home environment and vegetables. They have participated across the board in Jr. leadership roles, camp counselors, livestock judging, fair Jr. superintendents and have taken advantage of many of the trips available through 4H. I encourage all of you to take the time and look through your literature and start your project plans and challenge each of you to learn something about a project that you didn't know before. Get involved in your clubs or better yet with other county adults through the adult leaders association. I am a firm believer in making the best better and look forward to a new year together. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail me at steck5@mhtc.net or call and leave a message at 608-543-3952. Looking forward to a great 4-H year, Dixie Stechschulte

4-H Recognition
The following 4-H Members received awards which were accidentally omitted from the last Alphorn! Congratulations to: Matthew Wymer, CBP, who received a Swine Award; Traiten Gorr, JM, who received his 1st Year Member Award, Troy Gorr, JM, who received a Beef Award, and Rachael Schieldt, NG, who received her 1st Year Member Award. Keep up the Great Work! Special Congratulations go to the following Adult Leaders for their efforts: 1st Year Bronze Leaders- (BBB) Julie Allen, Janet Medinger, Kim Poirier; (Clarno) David Bethke, Kristine Shippy, Scott Shippy, (DD) Loran Klitzman, Christine Meier, Dawn Roe, Anne Statz, Julie Sutter-Blair, Tami Woller; (Decatur) Adeline Fulton, Mike Fulton, Angie Montefelt, Maria Nagel, Jennifer Prindle, Angallita Streuly; (JM) Dawn Oliver, Kirk Oliver, (NH) Debbie Myers; (WC) Jill Crouch, Sheri Winters; (York) Cindy Gilson, Tammy Gilson, (YA) Sandra Rabotski, Annette Rackow, Jennifer Zimmerman; (County) Jarrett Kelly, Tonya Kelly, and Jill Olson. 5th Year Silver Leaders- (BBB) Sheila Berrey, Laurie Boeck, Jeffrey Ditzenberger, Marie Ditzenberger, David Minder, Mark Novak, Rebecca Novak; (Clarno) Stacy Eberle; (Decatur) Marina Mahaney; (DC) Michael Butson, (FCC) James Cessna; (JM) Debra Gorr, Craig Roth; (SRA) Brenda Schultz; (WC) Nancy Karlen; (York) Steve Demler, Jill Gaskell, Melissa Leonard, Laurie Martin, (County) Kelli Winkler-Malueg. 10th Year Gold Leaders- (CBP) Holly Miller; (Clarno) Sheila Fry; (FCC) Karen Foley, Vicki Wiesenberg; (JM) Wendy Detra; (JJJ) Daniel Lincoln; (NG) Diana Wilinski; (NH) Valli Brauer; (York) Pete Leonard; (County) Kari Westphal. 15th Year Pearl Leaders- (Clarno) Rae Wellnitz; (TCK) Amy Johnson; (County) Karen Groth. 20th Year Diamond Leaders- (NG) Mary Kaye Dorn. 25th Year Emerald Leaders- (NH) Roy Schwebke. 35th Year Sapphire Leaders- (Hiawatha) Werner Vogel; (SGHW) Virginia Friedly

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! New Glarus: October Meeting-Special Speakers at the meeting were from the New Glarus Nursing Home who were prior 4-H members. Holiday Cards will be made at the next meeting. New Horizons: November Meeting-Poinsettas will be taken to Basswood Cemetery; A bowling party with Decatur 4-H is being planned.

Alphorn 2008 Deadlines
Due Date February 11 April 14 Alphorn Issue March/April May/June Due Date June 16 August 11 Alphorn Issue July/August September/October 2 Due Date October 13 December 15 Alphorn Issue November/December January/February

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Thank You!!!
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We Couldn’t Do It Without You!!!

Patti James, Todd Long, & Teena Fey for their hard work with the Junior Leaders Program. Our Green County 4-H Ambassadors, for all they do to promote Green County 4-H The Executive Board for all their hard work in 2007. The Cloverbud/Exploring Committee for their successful planning and implementation in their fall workshops. The Foods Committee for providing refreshments for the Awards Program Kathy Olmstead for teaching the Knitting & Crocheting Workshops! Key Award Recipients: Jerid Dickman, Tim Gellings, Ethan Luhman, Danielle Nickels, Mike Olmstead, and Amanda Stechschulte Volunteer of the Year: Pam Burke Friend of 4-H Award Recipient: Sandy Cecil, Gary McKenzie Clubs & Committees who created a showcase of articles for the UWEX display case in 2007! Thank you to all the Club General Leaders and Volunteers!!! WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!!!

Ambassadors Speak Up.......Meet your new Green Co. 4-H Ambassadors
Your Green County 4-H Ambassadors are available to speak at club meetings. They can talk about 4-H programs, events, and more. Don’t hesitate to invite them to attend your next meeting! Contact Alissa at the UW-Extension office, or call Connie Heimann (934-5377). Recently at the Green County 4-H Awards Program, two new 4-H Ambassadors were selected to promote the Green County 4-H Program. Introductions for the new Ambassadors follow: Rebecca Stauffacher and Chris James Greetings from Chris: Hi! My name is Chris James. My parents are Carl & Patty. I am 14 years old and a freshman at Argyle High School. I play football, wrestle, and run track. I also participate in band and choir in my school. I am the president of the Browntown Busy Beavers 4-H Club and I have been in 4-H for 6 years. I am one of the new ambassadors. I enjoy being an ambassador of 4-H because it allows me to represent the entire 4-H of Green County. I want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season! Greetings from Rebecca: My name is Rebecca Stauffacher. My parents are Jeff and Chris. I am an only child but have a dog (Jasmine), a cat (Callie), and a rabbit (Selena). I am in 8th grade at the Monroe Middle School. I have been in volleyball and Prairie Fire Theatre. I will be in forensics and the musical. I am a member of the Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble, playing the trombone. My favorite subjects are Art and Math. I am in the Christmas Musical at church. I will play my trombone in the orchestra and sing in the choir. I am a Leader-in-Training with the Awana youth group. I have been playing piano for 5 years. In 4-H, I am involved in Clothing, Home Environment, Arts and Crafts, Photography, Electricity, Natural Sciences, Flowers, Houseplants, and Youth Leadership. My favorite projects are Home Environment and Clothing. I love to wear the clothes I make and am currently redecorating my room for Home Environments. I love to work on projects and took 36 to the fair last year. I am Vice-President of Hiawatha 4-H and recently joined Junior Leaders. I will go to the 4-H and Youth Conference next summer. I am in the Exchange trip program. As a new ambassador, I am excited to be a part of this program. I have a busy schedule between school, church, and 4-H but I love it and always seem to find time to get it all done. 4-H is full of possibilities. All you need to do is reach out and grab them! Happy Holidays to everyone!

Theresa Wyss - Clarno 4-H Karla Wells – Browntown Busy Beavers 4-H Chelsea Vogel – Hiawatha 4-H Rebecca Stauffacher – Hiawatha 4-H

Jessica Schieldt – New Glarus 4-H John Klossner – New Glarus 4-H Carissa Brooks – Clarno 4-H Chris James – Browntown Busy Beavers

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General Leader’s Reminders
Club Audits: 990 Forms
Annual club audits of all club checkbooks/other accounts are REQUIRED of all clubs or groups that operate under the sanction of UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development Program. This must be done after turning the books in to the new treasurer (club or committee). Please remember that leaders or youth leaders not related to the treasurer will audit all club accounts at the club level. Signatures of the auditors should be written in the checkbook with the words ―Found in Order‖ and dated. If your books are NOT in order, please correct them. Form 990 will need to be completed and turned into the UWEX office by February 15. Club income minus expenses should equal gain or loss for the year. Also, the December 31st balance from the bank should be used, not just the statement ending balance. The starting balance should be the same as the ending balance from last year. If you have any additional questions on this process, please call Alissa at the UW-Extension Office.

New Volunteer Orientation
Any new adult leader and any adult interested in chaperoning MUST complete the New Volunteer Orientation program. The next session will be held Monday, February 25th from 7-9 in the Auditorium. Adults may also choose to attend Rock County sessions at the Rock County Courthouse if they cannot attend in March. Be sure to call Rock County at (608) 757-5696 and register.
    Tuesday, January 29-7:00 p.m. Rock County Courthouse Saturday, February 23-10:00 a.m. Rock County Courthouse Wednesday, March 12-1:00 p.m. Rock County Courthouse Thursday, March 27-7:00 p.m. Rock County Courthouse

Updated 4-H Family Handbook
The 4-H Family Handbook is being updated and will be available on the Green County 4-H website in January. Remember to check it out and update your 3-ring binder. You can view the handbook at http://green.uwex.edu/4h/ and print new updated pages to complete your 2008 binder. Specific numbers will be available in mid January.

New Enrollments are due February 4th

All new enrollments need to be in the Extension Office by Monday, February 4th to still be eligible to exhibit at the 2008 Green County Fair. Youth are able to join 4-H at any time, but if they want to exhibit at the Green County Fair, February 4th is the cutoff date! 
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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 alissa.grenawalt@ces.uwex.edu 2008 Calendar Pages are provided to give you pertinent dates of programs from the 2008 4-H year. Keep this calendar handy all year, then watch the Alphorn for specific information and updates. Please note that, on occasion a program may need to be changed, due to some unforeseen circumstances. Please make sure to check your club mailbox located in the closet of the Auditorium. 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! Educational Plans are due January 15th to the UWEX Office! Exchange Committee is continuing their sale of Butter Braids for $10.00 each! If you missed a chance to purchase some, contact the Vogel Family at 608-325-1583.

ARE YOU A GOOD LEADER?
*Be sure to involve youth in decisions… *Be open to their ideas, wants, and expectations… *Teach them to be helpful, giving, and community oriented… *Provide leadership, citizenship & life skills and they will grow into responsible adults…..

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Animal Science
Green County Fair Book Update
New this year, the Fair book, Dairy & Beef fans can not be placed behind animals along public walkways in the cattle barns. If used, they must be hung in front of, or to the side of the cattle. All Cloverbuds will receive wristbands like other exhibitors and will not be charged an entry fee. No Fair Entry Changes will be allowed after NOON on June 23rd.

Green County 4-H Livestock Youth! ~ Livestock Quiz Bowl & Animal Welfare Results
Area Livestock Youth participated in the State 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl Competition held on December 8th, 2007 at the UWMadison Animal Science Campus. Livestock Bowl is a quiz competition where all the questions are about beef, sheep and swine topics and students use a buzzer in order to answer the questions. Teams compete in a double elimination format by giving oral answers to questions posed by a moderator. Each match has both an individual and toss-up question round. The teams are divided into three age divisions. The junior division is made up of four members who are under 14 years of age as of Jan.1. The junior team composed of Ellen Kiser, Heidi Mann, & Katie Burke placed 3 rd overall. The mixed team, composed of Christina Richardson, Cassie Mann, and Miranda Mann placed 4th overall. Team Coaches were Rusty Kiser, Pam Burke, and Carrie Mann. Congratulations to both teams! Area Livestock Youth also participated in the Animal Welfare Judging Contest held on Friday, December 7 th at UW-Madison. Participants complete rankings and answer questions on a series fo scenarios based on management, health, and welfare of the animals involved. Coached by Carrie Mann, Cassie, Miranda, & Heidi Mann of the Juda Jolly Juniors 4-H participated in this contest. Great Job!

Meats Judging
Youth in grades 3-13 can participate in Meats Judging. If you are interested be sure to contact Alissa. Practices will be held in preparation for the State 4-H Meats contest help in Madison at the Meat Science Lab on Saturday, February 16. Youth involved will judge classes of Beef, Sheep and Swine where you quality- and yield-grade carcasses, identify meat cuts, etc. See the calendar or the website for practice dates, and call Alissa with questions.

State 4-H Livestock Skillathon Contest: March 15 in Arlington, WI
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 15 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, 2008 and not have had their 19th birthday before Jan. 1, 2008. 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 8:30 a.m. with the contest beginning promptly at 9 AM, with awards being presented at the noon luncheon. Teams will be on their way home before 3:00 that afternoon. The fee is $15/person, which includes the noon luncheon. There will be awards for top placing teams and individuals.

UW-Madison Farm & Industry Short Course
The Short Course is a program of college courses oriented toward production agriculture, packed into a special 17-week time period from mid-November to mid-March when demand for farm labor is the lowest. A student can earn up to 15 credits toward a 4-year degree in Agriculture by attending the Short Course. Both a one- and two-year certificate is available, and students may test out of required math and English courses. The format includes two six-week sessions, two one-week sessions and a three-week session. Six specialty programs will also be offered. There is a preview day set for February 20 & 21, 2008. Call or email Alissa to request information for the 2007-2008 Sessions. 5

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DAIRY
2008 State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl -- January 26th, Portage High School
Entries are due January 10 for the 2008 Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Bowl competition. The event will be held Saturday, January 26th at the Portage High School in Portage, Wis., starting at 9:45 a.m. Dairy Bowl is a quiz competition in which all the questions are about dairy topics. Contest rules and registration forms are available from your county UW-Extension office or at the Wisconsin Dairy Youth web site www.uwex.edu/ces/dairyyouth Competition in the 4-H Dairy Bowl encourages a 4-H member to develop a more complete knowledge of dairy animals and related subjects. This contest provides an educational dairy program for all dairy project members, including those who may not own a dairy project animal, and provides a way to develop alertness and self-confidence. The teams are divided into three age divisions. The junior division is made up of four members who are under 14 years of age as of January 1. The senior division is for teams of four members who are all 14 years of age or older as of January 1. A mixed team must contain at least one youth from each age division. Contact the UW-Extension office if you would like more information on practice times and contest rules.

Attention Dairy Exhibitors!!!
Reminder for the 2008 Green County Fair, Ownership vs. Managerial requirements for the dairy project as follows and will take precedence for the 2008 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 animals 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 608-328-9441.

2008 James W. Crowley Scholarship Opportunity
Attention Dairy Youth currently in Grades 10-12!!! Green County will be selecting ONE dairy youth from the County who has been involved with the dairy project for a minimum of two years and is currently in grades 10-12 can apply. Green County youth interested in applying for this scholarship must have their completed application turned into the UW-Extension Office by March 3rd 2008. The county award winner will then compete at the state level and from there the finalists selected will be recognized at the WI State Fair. Last year’s recipients, Ashley Nimtz and Nicole Smith received scholarships to attend the National Dairy Conference! Applications are available at the UW-Extension office or online at the UW-Extension web page at http://green.uwex.edu. Please call 328-9441 for additional questions.

2008 Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest
The 2007-08 Wisconsin Farm Bureau-Ag in the Classroom’s Essay Contest will help students learn how various commodities are grown, raised or produced. They can research how the commodity is processed and packaged, and follow transportation to the consumer. This guide will provide additional subtopics for essays, resources for students and teachers to explore, and activities that teachers can incorporate into lesson plans. The essay contest is open to 4th and 5th grade students. For more information, contact the UW-Extension office at 608-328-9441. Essay deadline is January 15th, 2008.

ANIMAL SHOWMANSHIP TIPS
4-H members are responsible for the care, preparation, fitting and exhibiting of their 4-H project animals. Club leaders and parents can be on hand to assist members if they are having difficulty, but are not to be performing duties that members can do for themselves. Learn to do by doing! 4-H is first and foremost a youth development program. What’s important is the 4-H member, not the project or the show. The exhibition of 4-H projects is the means to develop the elements of responsibility, decision-making, goal-setting, and leadership skills in 4-H youth. 6
(Re-printed from 4-H Ontario, 2002)

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BEEF
Reminders-Green County Fair Beef Exhibitors
All Green County Fair Beef Exhibitors will be charged a $5/head bedding fee for all beef animals exhibited at the 2008 Green County Fair. This fee is to help defray the cost of the bark bedding that is provided to all beef exhibitors by the Green County Beef Producers. The bedding fee will be collected by the Green County Beef Producers at the County Fair next summer. Steers will no longer have to have their hair clipped to a maximum length of ½ inch to show at the fair. The use of adhesives, paints, oils, and other foreign materials on the animals is still prohibited on steers. Beef exhibitors who enter the Green County Fair Beef Carcass Contest will be responsible for finding a buyer for their beef carcass or consume the meat themselves. All exhibitors entering the Beef Carcass Class will be required to pay for the kill charge for their carcass animal. The Green County Beef Producers will only pay for the kill charge and processing for the Grand and Reserve Champion Steers that are sold in the auction. Livestock Premise Registration Numbers should be obtained for the location(s) where your steers are housed. 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.

WSF Market Steer Identification
For the 2008 WI State Fair, Junior Beef Exhibitors will be required to identify their cattle at registrations and breed weigh-ins. Beef check-in guidelines:  All junior exhibitors interested in exhibiting steers at the WI State Fair MUST identify them during one of the WSF preidentification dates at centralized sites.  No intact males will be identified.  On site steer identification will include issuing of official WSF ear tag and collection of a DNA sample for accurate identification.  Exhibitors will be charged $10 per steer to cover the cost of DNA identification.  Pre-registration forms must be completed and paid in full before registration will be accepted at the check-in site.  Pre-registration does not replace or override WSF entry guidelines enforced by the Green County UW-Extension Office.  Steers need to be pre-registered in exhibitor’s name or by immediate family name only. Steers cannot be crossidentified in non-immediate family member’s names. 2008 Beef Check-In Sites:  Elkhorn: Walworth County Fairgrounds, February 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Contact Terry Kegley at 262-642-5283  Richland Center: Equity Auction Market, February 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Contact Neal Anderson at 608-585-3092 or 608-6476151  Arlington: Arlington Public Events Center, February 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Contact Kermit Rhiner at 608-635-4683 or 608445-1279 For more dates or further information check www.wistatefair.com or the Green County UW-Extension website.

Swine
2008 MAQA ~ Youth Training
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 2008 Green County Fair. This new program takes place of the Pork Quality Assurance (or PQA) program that swine project youth had went through in the past. Swine project youth ages 8-19 will have to attend this program on a yearly basis, however with the MAQA program there is a ―test out‖ option for youth who meet the minimum requirements of certification. All swine project youth can expect a letter this spring explaining the new requirements of the MAQA program and when the training sessions will be held. Beef and Sheep exhibitors may also participate in this program, but are currently not required to, but may have to in the future. Information to register for MAQA trainings will be distributed at the Swine Weigh In held on March 29 th.

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2008 MAQA ~ Train-the-Advisor Training
Plan now to attend an MAQA ―train-the-advisor‖ training session on Feb 4th at the Grant County UW-Extension Office (608)723-2125, or Feb 13th at the Columbia County Law Enforcement Center (608)742-9680, or Feb 21st at the Racine County UW-Extension Office (262)886-8460. In 2008, this training is required for Extension personnel, Veterinarians, Agricultural Education Instructors, swine project leaders, parents, and other interested volunteers. Sessions start at 7pm and go until 9pm. The MAQA curriculum meets the Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) program requirements and is the only accepted material to teach PQA in Wisconsin. These trainings are not certification sessions for youth! Youth can attend if they would like to help teach the program. Volunteers need to attend a training conducted by the Youth Livestock Specialist at least once every 3 years; otherwise trained extension agents, Veterinarians, and Agri-Science teachers can update them the other years through a county training. It is highly encouraged to attend trainings frequently as the activities and material change each year. To register, please use the phone numbers above to contact the site you will be attending.

Goats
2007-2008 Goat Calendar
* May 3, 2008 – LaCrosse County Youth Goat Show & Quiz Bowl * May 3, 2008 – Goat ID Day, market wethers only! Held at the Green County Fairgrounds, this is required to show at the fair * May 10, 2008 – Green County Goat Show – Fairgrounds * June 21, 2007 – Green County Dairy Day – Possible float in the Dairy Day parade. * June 25, 2008 – Jefferson County Youth Goat Show * July 16-20, 2008 – Green County Fair * July 31-Aug 10, 2008 – Wisconsin State Fair Goat Show

Sheep
Sheep Management WisLine Series
The long-running annual Sheep Management teleconference series will start its 2008 season on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at WisLine sites in County Extension Offices throughout the state of Wisconsin. This session will be about ―Why Do I Raise Sheep?‖ Additional programs will be on the Thursday evenings of February 7 (TBA) and March 6 (TBA) from 7:30 to 8:50 p.m. The schedule for the series complete with topics and speakers is available through your local County Extension Office and at the UW-Extension Animal Sciences Sheep Website http://www.uwex.edu/ces/animalscience/sheep/. The programs are free, but participants must call the Extension Office prior to each session to register for that particular session. This will guarantee that the WisLine site is open and that adequate copies of handout materials are available. Further questions should be directed to the Extension Office (608) 328-9440, or to Dave Thomas, Sheep Extension Specialist, UW-Madison at dlthomas@wisc.edu or 608-263-4306.

Horses
Horse & Pony Project Kickoff Meeting Sunday, February 10th at 1:00 p.m. Auditorium
Make plans to attend the countywide Horse & Pony Project orientation. A letter will be sent out with more information. Clinics and activities for the coming year will be discussed as well as paperwork requirements.

State 4-H Horse Bowl Practices
Horse Bowl Practices are scheduled as follows: January 11, 25; February 8, 22; March 14, 28, April 11, and 25th. All practices start at 7:00 pm for Juniors and 7:30 pm for Seniors at Yodel Hall. Any questions, please call Nancy Karlen, 938-4486 or Roger Vogel, 325-1583.

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The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine will offer the Horse Breeder’s Short Course January 12 th & 13th, 2008 in Urbana, IL. This course is designed to increase horse owners, breeders, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians knowledge about equine breeding management. To learn more about this program, visit www.cvm.uiuc.edu/ope/horsebreeders/ or contact Mandy Barth at 217-244-1561.

University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine – January 12th & 13th Horse Breeder’s Short Course

Cats & Dogs
2007-2008 Cats Project Meetings
May 10: committee 12-1, meeting 1-2:30 Auditorium ~ Go over rules, answer any questions, fill out fair forms, and learn about showmanship! June 28: FAIR Judging Day – No late vet checks allowed! GSB Auditorium July 2: Southeast Area Animal Science Day – Green County Fairgrounds October 11: Green County 4-H FARE November TBA: Green County 4-H Awards

Cloverbuds & Exploring
February 2nd - Workshop Auditorium; Cost $4.00 Learn to paint with a local artist! 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. March 8th - Cabin Fever Day Auditorium; Cost: $5.00 (bring lunch) Native American Pow-Wow 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. April 26th – Foods Fair Auditorium; Cost: TBA Learn from older youth! 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m

Cloverbud/Exploring Foods Fair ~ April 26th, 2008 – Auditorium
Plan now for your Cloverbuds to participate in the 2008 Foods Fair. Beginning youth will learn to set a table properly, bring and discuss nutritious snacks, bring decorated cupcakes, make microwave foods, etc. While the details are not finalized for this event, it’s a great way for younger youth to learn about the foods project and what it has to offer.

4-H Camp

Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells

June 12-14, 2008

Plan now to register for 4-H Camp at Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells! Only 20 registrations from Green County will be accepted for this camp! Our camp will be held with Iowa & Lafayette County and this year’s camp theme is Hawaiian Luau! Camp Cost is $80 and Registration Deadline is April 1st. A camp registration form is on page14 & 15 of this Alphorn! Contact Alissa Grenawalt at 608-328-9441 with any questions!

Family, Home & Health
Knitting & Crocheting Workshops Jan 12 & Feb 9, 9:30-11:30 Yodel Hall
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 these workshops. For more information call Kathy Olmstead at 558-5494 or email her at kittyknits@hotmail.com. Also check out the knitting & crocheting page on the website which contains calendar dates and project contact information!

Ceramics Clinics
Once again this year Roxanne Klossner will be offering ceramics clinics at RoxAnne's House of Ceramics in Verona and will be from 10:00 until Noon. The dates are: January 12, February 16, March 15, April 12 and May 17. Also, on June 10, 17, 24, clinics will be held from 6:30-8:30pm. You can contact Roxanne for more information at 608-5272654. Also check out the ceramic page on the website which contains calendar dates and project contact information!

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Communication Arts
Come to the 3rd Annual Foods Workshop

Foods
Saturday February 9, 2-5pm New Glarus Hotel and New Glarus Bakery Learn about cake decorating and preparing traditional Swiss foods from local experts! Foods Members are invited to attend a workshop where we can watch and learn from local professionals in the restaurant and baking business – plus have some hands-on experience AND sample the delectable results! The charge is $4 per member, and RSVP’s are necessary – please contact the UWEX office for a registration form or visit the website at http://green.uwex.edu/4h/Foods.html

"SPOTLIGHT ON 4-H"
Who: Members in grades 3 and up! What: Communication Arts Day Camp! When: Saturday, January 19th; 9:30 AM with show at 5:30 PM! Where: 4-H Office Complex, Government Services Building Why: To have fun learning to communicate with the arts! How: Send registration form to 4-H office by January 9th. Open to all members in 4-H! Hope to see you there! For more information, Please check out the flyer on page 16 of this newsletter!

Creative Communications Celebration – Monday March 31, 2007 UWEX Office
The CCC will be held on March 31st. A copy of the brochure is on pages 17 & 18 of this Alphorn. Plan now to test your talents in Public Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Prose/Poetry. You can also create a Promotional Display, Posters, or even participate in a Photo Opportunity. Cloverbuds/Explorers can participate in a 4-H Pledge Speaking Contest. For more details, read the brochure or contact the UWEX-Office at 608-328-9441. Registrations will be due March 24.

4-H Exchange
The 4-H Exchange Project is selling butter braids and has a few left for sale on a first come, first serve basis. Cost is $10.00 each. Contact Roger & Lori Vogel at 608-325-1583 or email llvogel4@wekz.net. Flavors are: Apple, Cream Cheese, Raspberry, Bavarian Cream, and Cinnamon Butter Braids, and Caramel Rolls. It’s not too late to be a part of the Green County 4-H Exchange Committee! Exchange is a two year process, hosting one year, and traveling the 2nd. 4-H families are still needed to participate. Contact Alissa Grenawalt at 608-328-9441 or email alissa.grenawalt@ces.uwex.edu for more details!

Youth Leadership
Join Green County Junior Leaders!
Youth in Grades 7-13 are encouraged to join the Green County 4-H Junior Leaders Association. Junior Leaders meet along with the Adult Leaders, usually the first Monday of the month. Many educational and fun events are planned throughout the year. Be sure to take advantage of Junior Superintendent Opportunities as well as counselor and leadership opportunities!

Additional Junior Leader Opportunities!
Interested in being a Green County 4-H Camp Counselor? How about a Junior Superintendent at the 2008 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!

Dane County 4-H Ambassadors are inviting youth who are 8th grade or older to join them for a lock in to be held on March 1-2, 2008, from 10:00pm – 6:00am at the west YMCA, 5515 Medical Cir, Madison, WI. Meet new people from all over the Southern District. Cost is $20 for 4-Hers and non4-Hers. Bring your friends for an evening of swimming, basketball, food, games, socializing, movies and open gym. For more information, contact the UW-Extension office at 608-328-9441.

Dane County Ambassador Lock In – March 1-2, 2008

Green County Junior Leader’s Retreat
Make plans to attend the Out-Of-County Jr. Leader Retreat on Saturday, January 26th through Sunday, January 27th. All Green County 4-H members in grades 7-13 are invited to attend the retreat that will be held at Eagle Cave in Blue River, WI. Complete details of the event are being finalized and will be available at the January 7th leaders meeting. Please contact Patty James (biggvalley@wekz.net), Teena Fey (tpriebe@tds.net), or Todd Long (toddandchristy@charter.net) if you are willing to help out.

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Receive the Alphorn By Email!!!
We would like to encourage anyone with e-mail and Internet capabilities to start receiving this newsletter electronically via e-mail. The Alphorn is posted to the Green County UW-Extension website at http://green.uwex.edu/4h/news.html and can be printed out on your computer. We are asking 4-H families to seriously consider this option to help us reduce our production costs and time. The Alphorn has been converted to delivery through your club General Leader at local club meetings. Receiving the notice that the Alphorn has been posted to our website via e-mail will enable you to view updates sooner so you are kept up to date. If you would be willing to receive the Alphorn in electronic format, please send an e-mail to alissa.grenawalt@ces.uwex.edu with “Alphorn” in the subject line. Families who cannot receive the newsletter electronically will receive hard copies of the Alphorn through General Leaders at club meetings. Throughout the time in between publishing the next Alphorn, check the Alphorn page for updates on items that did not make the deadline or changes.

Shooting Sports

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Volunteers looking to become certified in the various disciplines of the 4-H Shooting Sports Program can take advantage of the various workshops by checking out the WI State 4-H Shooting Sports web page at: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/onlinpro/shooting/index.cfm#events The 4-H Shooting Sports website, listing 2008 4-H Shooting Sports events (certification workshops and competitive youth shoots) may be found at: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/onlinpro/shooting/index.cfm#events. The first statewide workshop for the New Year is scheduled for March 29, 2008 at the Kolf Sports Center, UW-Oshkosh. Registration forms for this workshop and other shooting sports events are available by following the links to the above event website. Additional workshops and competitive events will be posted as they are received. For local workshops in Green County, visit the website at http://green.uwex.edu/4h/shootingsports.html. We will be holding our 2008 Kickoff Meeting on March 11, 2008 at the GSB Auditorium. Details about the meeting will be in the next Alphorn!

Odds & Ends
Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarships
The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation and generous sponsors are providing funding for educational scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin 4-H youth. Please keep in mind that all scholarship applications must be POSTMARKED by March 1, 2008 or they will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Donna Faulkner at donna.faulkner@uwex.edu or 608-262-1597. Scholarship applications are available at the Extension Office and on our website or can be downloaded from the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation website at www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/foundation. Scholarships available are the 4-H Animal Sciences Scholarship, the 4-H Community Service Scholarship, the 4-H Family, Home & Health Scholarship, the 4-H Leadership Achievement Scholarship, the 4-H Natural Resources & Environmental Education Scholarship, the Betty Krueger Memorial, the 4-H Agricultural Scholarship, and the 4-H Dairy Scholarship.

WISCONSIN FARM TECHNOLOGY DAYS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
The Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Inc. Board of Directors will be awarding a $2,000 scholarship to one candidate who is a Green County resident or a student at a Green County School. Candidates must have been involved in the 2007 Green County Farm Technology Days activities and must be planning to enter their 1st year of college at the time of applying. Applicants must be planning to take post high school agriculture related training, long or short course, within the University of Wisconsin System or Wisconsin Technical College System. For more details regarding this scholarship, contact the Green County UW-Extension office at (608) 328-9441, or visit the website at http://green.uwex.edu/scholarships.html and download a copy of the application. 11

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Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Provides Support for 4-H Programs
The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation partners with a variety of businesses, foundations, organizations and individuals to raise money for Wisconsin 4-H programs. These funds help support and enhance nearly sixty 4-H activities at the club, county, district, and state levels. The Foundation helps to fund a wide range of 4-H opportunities, including club community service projects, county pilot activities, district volunteer and youth training, and statewide 4-H programs. How are these funds used and how does it affect the 4-H work in your county? The 4-H Foundation money is to be used to enhance programs, to build community partnerships, to keep expenses for youth and volunteers affordable. For example, grants are given to:  create or purchase new teaching materials,  pay for the expenses of volunteers serving on state 4-H committees,  provide keynote speakers at conferences,  cover some of the costs for youth participating in national 4-H competitions or attending national 4-H conferences,  help maintain Upham Woods 4-H Environmental Education Center,  support leader training, and  pilot programs that can be used in other counties or other states. How does this affect 4-H work in your county?  Your clubs can apply for community service grants to make a difference in their community.  Your volunteers can participate in the volunteer conference, Fall Forum, State Adult and Youth Leader Councils, district trainings and the North Central Region Leadership Conference by having many of their expenses covered by the 4-H Foundation.  Your county can have access to new or revised materials funded by the Foundation, such as the livestock and meats judging materials, the Dairy Cattle Judging Made Easy CD, 4-H After School kits, natural resources learning backpacks, and project-specific newsletters.  Your youth can attend state activities such as Arts Camp, Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference, Area Animal Science Days, Plant Science Day, and dairy and livestock state bowls, where fees have been reduced due to Foundation dollars.

Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Scholarships
The Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board will award three $1,000 scholarships for use during the second semester of the 2008-09 school year, to third- or fourth-year college students pursuing dairy-related or food science degrees at one of Wisconsin’s four-year universities. Two additional $1,000 scholarships will be made available to high school seniors planning to pursue a dairy-related or food science degree at one of Wisconsin’s four-year universities or students studying in a twoyear, technical school program related to dairy or food science. Applicants will be evaluated on involvement and leadership in ag-related activities, scholastic achievement, and career objectives. Finalists will be interviewed in mid-April, with the recipients to be announced at the 2008 Wisconsin State Fair. Applications are available at www.wistatefair.com/home/wsfp/AGRICULTURE/dairy.htm For more information, contact Katy Katzman at 262-473-5097 or katzman@idcnet.com Application deadline is April 1, 2008.

2008 Tractor & Machinery Safety Classes to be Offered this Spring
Youth between the ages of 12 & 16 may attend this course to be certified to operate machinery. More information will be posted and sent out as the dates approach. If you are interested in taking this course, email Alissa or call the Extension Office and we will put your name on the mailing list. Registrations will begin in February…check the UW-Extension webpage http://green.uwex.edu/ for a listing of dates as soon as they are available.

2008 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest
The results of honey bee pollination are many and varied. Essayists are encouraged to become familiar with these pollination activities and then survey their communities to see what examples they can find. This contest is open to active 4-H club members only. The essay must be 750 to 1000 words. Essays will be judged on scope of research, accuracy, creativity, conciseness, and logical development. Deadline for entries is February 5, 2008. For more information, contact the UW-Extension office. 12

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4-H Entrepreneurship
The calendar has been set for the 4-H Entrepreneurship Project with the following dates: Jan 30th, Feb 20th, March 19th, April 30th, May 28th, June 11th. Most meetings will be held from 7:008:30 pm, however, the March 19th meeting will be from 6:00-9:00 for a business plan workshop, and on June 11th we will be taking a tour. (More details will be released at our first planning meeting). This year looks to be even more exciting than last year, with possible plans to create a ―Marketplace‖ at the Green County Fair to sell 4-H Entrepreneur products! Chris James & Cora Demler, two 4-H Entrepreneurs from last year, attended the Green County Entrepreneurs & Inventors Club meeting in December 2007 and shared their business ideas with adults who are starting and running their own businesses. The professional opportunities are unlimited in this project area! If you are interested in listening to local entrepreneurs in the area and learning to run and finance your business, you still have time to join this amazing project area to experience being a young entrepreneur!! For more information, visit the website at http://green.uwex.edu/4h/4HEntrepreneurship.html

2007-2008 Wisconsin State 4-H Arts Program and State Team Opportunities
It is never too early to start thinking about the WI State 4-H & Youth Conference, and the state teams that are part of it. There are opportunities in Art Team, Drama Company, Press Team, Showcase Singers, and Tech Team. Being a member of a state team is a marvelous way to not only learn about your craft, but also is a chance to teach others about an area of the arts that you may love. Details can be found on the State website at http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/events/4-HArtBeat.cfm. Or for more information, please contact the UWEX office.

National 4-H Trips Adult Chaperones
Adults: If you would like to be a chaperone for any of the 2008 National 4-H Trips, call the Extension office for an application. Deadline is March 1. Chaperone youth going to Citizenship Washington Focus, National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, National 4-H Dairy Conference in Madison or Space Camp in Huntsville.

Project Websites
Project leaders: If you would like to have a web page on the UW-Extension Website, go to the 4-H page and click on ―Add Your Project‖. Fill the form in and email it to Alissa or 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!!!

Clip ‘N Returns
New Volunteer Orientation:
February 25th, 7-9 pm GSB Auditorium Name_____________________________________________ Club___________________________________ Address___________________________________________________________________________________ Phone_____________________________________ Email address____________________________________ Please Return to the Extension Office. Return to: UW-Extension, N3150B Hwy 81, Monroe, WI 53566 or email alissa.grenawalt@ces.uwex.edu

2008 Cloverbud/Exploring Workshops
Name:____________________________________________ Age:_____________ Grade:______________ Club:_____________________________________________ Phone:________________________________ Address:________________________________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian:__________________________________________________________________________
Sessions Attending: ____February 2nd - Workshop $4.00;_____March 8th – Cabin Fever Day $5.00 Return To: Cloverbud/Exploring Workshop: UW-Extension, N3150B Hwy 81, Monroe, WI 53566. 13

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What is 4-H Camping? 4-H Camp is a co-educational program for youth grades 3-7 as of 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 http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/uphamwoods/ 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 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 before 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. Quota 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.

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Mark Your Calendars to attend the 3rd Annual

SPOTLIGHT ON 4-H
An event sponsored by the Green County 4-H Performing Arts Committee

When: January 19, 2008
Registrations due by January 15, 2008

This is an event open to both 4-H and Non-4-H members looking to have fun, express themselves and learn about what they can do in the world of 4-H. If you would like to DANCE, do MIME, rock to MUSIC, create Still Life Photography and “ham it up” in THEATRE ARTS, this is the event for you to attend! We will be doing THREE 1 1/2 hour sessions in each category. This event is open to youth in GRADES 3-13. The event runs from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. with an ending show at 5:30 PM. For friends and family to attend and enjoy while you “SHOW OFF YOUR TALENTS”.

Below is a registration form: PLEASE FILL OUT COMPLETELY!
[One per participant]

Name______________________________________________ Grade_______ Address____________________________________ Phone______________ PLEASE CHECK ONE: 4-H member____ Non 4-H member____ 4-H Club or School_____________________________________________ Parent/Guardian_______________________ E-Mail__________________
Please rank your three preferences :( i.e. 1, 2, 3)

Tip Toe Through 4-H [Dance] ____ Put On A Happy Face With 4-H [Mime] ____ 4-H Rox my Sox [Music] ____ Picture This Through 4-H [Photography] ____ What’s My Line in 4-H [Theatre Arts] ____
PARENTS: We could use some help that day: 1 Dozen Cookies___ Fruit/Veggies___
NOTES!!!! **YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN SACK LUNCH WITH DRINK FOR THAT DAY** Supper: [Hot Dogs, Chips & Milk] is being provided by the Committee PRICES FOR THE ALL DAY EVENT!!!! $7.00 for one child $12.00 for two children $15.00 for three children
RETURN TO: Spotlight on 4-H Workshop: UW Extension Green County N1350B Hwy 81, Monroe WI, 53566 The event is held at the Green County Extension Building, BEHIND Pleasant View Nursing Home

Be sure to register early as space is limited to the first 50 participants!
For more information on the event, Paul Heimann, Chair at 934-5377, pjheimann@tds.net or Alissa Grenawalt, 4-H Youth Development Agent UWEX Green County at 328-9440 or email alissa.grenawalt@ces.uwex.edu. For more information, check out the Green County 4-H webpage at: http://green.uwex.edu/4h/index.html

University of Wisconsin-Extension, United States Department of Agriculture, and Wisconsin Counties Cooperating ―An EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, University of Wisconsin –Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA Requirements. ―Requests for reasonable accommodations or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please do so as early as possible prior to the program or activity so that proper arrangements can be made. Requests will be kept ―confidential‖. If you need this material in alternative format, please contact the program coordinator or the UWEX Affirmative Action Office.

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2008 4-H Calendar
January
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***For a complete Calendar, visit http://green.uwex.edu/4h/calendar.html Event Where
ETN Room Auditorium Auditorium Auditorium/Yodel Hall Yodel Hall Auditorium Yodel Hall Equity Livestock Yodel Hall Roxanne’s - Verona Urbana, IL Yodel Hall Mailed To Location Yodel Hall UWEX Office Dick’s Supermarket Yodel Hall GSB Buildings Small Auditorium Small Auditorium Small Auditorium Dick’s Supermarket Yodel Hall Portage, WI Eagle Cove-Muscoda, WI UWEX Office Conference Room Small Auditorium

(All meetings held at the Government Services Building, unless otherwise stated) Times and dates are subject to change. Listen to WEKZ am 1260 for weather updates

7:30-9:00 pm 6:15 PM 6:30 PM 8:00 PM 7 pm 8:00 PM 7:00Jrs 7:30Srs 9-12:00 pm 9:30-11:30 am 10-12:00pm 7:30 PM 6:30 PM 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM ALL DAY 7:15 PM 8:15 PM 7:00 PM 7-9 pm 7:00Jrs 7:30Srs 9:45 am 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00-8:30 pm

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Happy New Year (Office Closed) Sheep Management WisLine Ambassador Meeting Executive Board Meeting Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting Awards Committee Meeting Dairy Committee Meeting Horse Bowl Practice Snow Date—Green County Steer Weigh-In Knitting & Crocheting Workshop Ceramics Workshop Horse Breeder’s Short Course Horse Committee Meeting Deadline ―Agriculture & Me‖ Essay Contest Cloverbud/Exploring Committee Meeting Spotlight On 4-H Registrations Due Deadline for Drama Team/Showcase Singers Meats Judging Performing Arts Committee ―Spotlight On 4-H Workshop Promotions Meeting Exchange Meeting Sheep Producers Meeting Meats Judging Horse Bowl Practice Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Bowl Green Co. 4-H Jr. Leaders Retreat Cloverbud Exploring Registrations Due Dog Project Committee Meeting 4-H Entrepreneurship Meeting

February
10:00-12:00pm 12:00-3:00pm 9-12 pm 6:15 PM 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Event
Green Co. 4-H Camp Counselor Applications Due Cloverbuds/Exploring Winter Workshop Meats Judging State Fair Market Steer Identification Ambassador Training Executive Board Meeting Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting All New Enrollments Due to show at Green County Fair Last Day to Add/Drop 4H Projects Meats Judging Practice Sheep Management WisLine Horse Bowl Practice Knitting & Crocheting Workshop 19

Where
UWEX Office Auditorium UW-Madison Elkhorn & Richland Center Auditorium Auditorium Auditorium/Yodel Hall

7:00 pm 7:30-9:00 pm 7:00Jrs 7:30Srs 9:30-11:30 am

Auditorium ETN Room Yodel Hall Yodel Hall

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2:00-5:00pm 9:00 - Noon 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 10-12 9-2 pm 7:00-8:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00Jrs 7:30Srs 9-12 pm 7:00-9:00 pm 7:00 pm

Foods Workshop Meats Judging Workout Horse Project Kickoff Meeting Due: March/April Alphorn Items Meats Judging Due: 990 Forms Ceramics Workshop State 4-H Meats Judging Contest 4-H Entrepreneurship Meeting Performing Arts Committee Horse Bowl Practice State Fair Market Steer Identification New Volunteer Orientation Sheep Producer Meeting Cloverbud Cabin Fever Day Registration Due

New Glarus, WI Lena Maid Meats Auditorium UWEX Office Auditorium UWEX Office Roxanne’s Verona UW-Madison Small Auditorium Yodel Hall Yodel Hall Arlington Auditorium Small Auditorium UWEX Office

March
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Event
Tractor Safety Trainings Applications Due for 4-H Art Beat National Trip Chaperone Applications Due James Crowley Dairy Scholarship App’s Due New 4-H Family Orientation Night Awards Committee State Fair Committee Sheep Management WisLine Cloverbud/Exploring Cabin Fever Day Shooting Sports Kick-Off Meeting Cloverbud Exploring Committee Meeting Performing Arts Committee Meeting Horse Bowl Practice Ceramics Clinic WLBA Skillathon Contest Registrations Due: Tractor Safety Program 4-H Entrepreneurship Meeting GOOD FRIDAY- Office closed Happy Easter!!! Creative Communications Registrations Due Tractor Safety Starts – Session 1 Entries Due: Style Revue Sheep Producers Meeting Horse Bowl Practice Due: Cake Revue Registrations 4-H Art Beat Clothing Style Revue Green County Swine Weigh-In Day Horse Workshop National 4-H Conference Creative Communications Celebration

Where
UWEX Office UWEX Office Auditorium & Yodel Hall Yodel Hall Small Auditorium ETN Room Auditorium Auditorium Yodel Hall Yodel Hall Yodel Hall Roxanne’s Verona WI Dells UWEX Office Small Auditorium UWEX CLOSED Office Closed UWEX Office Auditorium UWEX Office Small Auditorium, GSB Yodel Hall UWEX Office Upham Woods Auditorium Fairgrounds Auditorium Washington, D.C. UWEX Office

4:30 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 7:30-9:00 pm 10-2:00 pm 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 7:00Jrs 7:30Srs 10-12 pm 9-3 pm 4:30 pm 6:00-9:00 pm

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TBA 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 10-2 pm 6:30 PM 8:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00Jrs 7:30Srs 10-12 pm 9:00 am

4:30 PM 7:00 TBA 4:30 6:30 7:00 6:30 6:30 PM PM PM PM PM PM

7:30-8:45 PM 9:00 AM TBA 1:00 PM 5:30 pm 7:00-8:30 pm 4:30 pm

Tractor Safety Trainings Camp Registrations Due Shooting Sports – Shotgun Cake Revue Executive Board Meeting Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting Performing Arts Committee Performing Arts Practice Horse Bowl Practice Ceramics Workshop Shooting Sports – Shotgun State Camp Counselor Training Weekend Due: Items for May/June Alphorn Performing Arts Registrations Due CO-OP Youth Educational Summit Shooting Sports – Shotgun Green County 4-H Performing Arts Festival Cloverbud Foods Fair Registrations Due Shooting Sports – Archery Sheep Producers Meeting Shooting Sports-Air Rifle & Air Pistol Performing Arts Evaluation Meeting US Space Camp Horse Bowl Practice Shooting Sports-Shotgun Cloverbud/Exploring Foods Fair Foods Workshop Shooting Sports-Archery 4-H Entrepreneurship Meeting Dairy Youth Recognition Auction Scholarship Due

UWEX Office Black Hawk Sportsman Club Auditorium Auditorium Auditorium/Yodel Hall Yodel Hall Yodel Hall Yodel Hall Roxanne’s, Verona BlackHawk Sportsman’s Club Upham Woods UWEX Office UWEX Office WI Rapids BlackHawk Sportsman’s Club Juda HS UWEX Office South Central WI Archers Small Auditorium, GSB South Central WI Archers Yodel Hall Huntsville, AL Yodel Hall BlackHawk Sportsman’s Club Auditorium Auditorium South Central WI Archers Small Auditorium UWEX Office

May
TBA TBA 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 10-12:00 pm 6:15 PM 6:30 PM 8:00 PM 5:30 pm 7:00 PM 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 9-10 am 10:30 -noon 1:00-2:30 pm

Event
Livestock Judging Workouts Dairy Judging Workouts HORSE PROJECT FORMS DUE!!! Shooting Sports – Shotgun Sheep/Goat ID Day LaCrosse County Youth Goat Show Ambassador Meeting Executive Board Meeting Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting Shooting Sports-Archery Awards Committee Meeting Shooting Sports-Air Rifle & Air Pistorl Cloverbud Exploring Committee Meeting Shooting Sports – Shotgun Fair Shoot Goats – Green County Goat Show Meat Animal Quality Assurance Test Meat Animal Quality Assurance Program Cat Project Meeting

Where

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UWEX OFFICE BlackHawk Sportsman’s Club Fairgrounds LaCrosse County Auditorium Auditorium Auditorium/Yodel Hall South Central WI Archers Yodel Hall South Central WI Archers Yodel Hall
BlackHawk Sportsman’s Club

Fairgrounds UWEX Office UWEX Office Yodel Hall

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5:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 8 pm 10-12 pm 5:30 pm 6-7 pm 7:30 -9 pm 6:30 pm AM 5:30 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00-8:30 pm 6:30 pm
Noon-6:00pm Noon-6:00pm

9:30 am

State Horse Bowl Shooting Sports-Archery Shooting Sports-Air Rifle & Air Pistol Performing Arts Committee Meeting Dairy Youth Auction Meeting Ceramics Workshop Shooting Sports-Archery Meat Animal Quality Assurance Test Meat Animal Quality Assurance Program Shooting Sports-Air Rifle & Air Pistol Green County Dairy Breakfast Office Closed – Memorial Day Shooting Sports-Archery Shooting Sports-.22 Rifle Sheep Producers Meeting 4-H Entrepreneurship Meeting Shooting Sports-Air Rifle Fair Entries Due (drop off only to Fair Office) Fair Entries Due (drop off only to Fair Office) Shooting Sports – Archery Fair Shoot

Wausau, WI South Central WI Archers South Central WI Archers Small Auditorium Yodel Hall Roxanne’s, Verona South Central WI Archers TBA TBA South Central WI Archers Joe Schwartzenberger Farm South Central WI Archers Green County Rifle Range Small Auditorium, GSB Small Auditorium South Central WI Archers Fairgrounds Fairgrounds South Central WI Archers

June
TBA TBA 6:15 pm 6:30 pm 8 pm 7:00 pm 6:30 pm 9:30 am 6:30-8:00 pm 6:30 pm 5:00-9:00 pm

Event
Dairy Judging Workouts Livestock Judging Workouts Ambassador Meeting Executive Board Meeting Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting Awards Committee Meeting Shooting Sports-.22 Rifle Shooting Sports – Air Rifle & Air Pistol Fair Shoot Ceramics Workshop Shooting Sports-.22 Rifle 4-H Entrepreneurship Tour Green/Iowa/Lafayette 4-H Camp Badger Dairy Camp Due: Items for July/August Alphorn State 4-H Youth Conference Ceramics Workshop Shooting Sports-.22 Rifle Green County Dairy Day Green County Fair – Final Entry Changes Green County 4-H Foods Revue Ceramics Workshop Shooting Sports-.22 Rifle Sheep Producers Meeting Jefferson County Youth Goat Show Mandatory State Fair Meeting (Dairy Youth Only) Mandatory State Fair Meeting (Livestock/Non-Livestock items ONLY) MANDATORY AUCTION MEETING Green County 4-H Fair Cat Show

Where

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6:00-8:00 pm 6:30 pm 8-2 pm 6-9 pm 6:00-8:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 8 pm 7 pm 8 pm

Auditorium Auditorium Auditorium Yodel Hall Green County Rifle Range South Central WI Archers Roxanne’s, Verona Green County Rifle Range TBA Upham Woods UW-Madison UWEX Office UW-Madison Roxanne’s, Verona Green County Rifle Range Browntown Fairgrounds Auditorium Roxanne’s, Verona Green County Rifle Range Small Auditorium Jefferson County Auditorium Auditorium Fairgrounds Auditorium

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318/10

Event
Shooting Sports-.22 Rifle Area Animal Science Day Office Closed-Independence Day Ambassador Meeting Executive Board Meeting Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting State 4-H Plant Science Day Pre-Fair Judging Shooting Sports-.22 Rifle Fair Shoot Green County 4-H Horse Show Green County Fair Green County Fair CLEAN UP Sheep Producers Meeting State 4-H Livestock Contest Record Book Work Days WISCONSIN STATE FAIR

Where
Green County Rifle Range
Fairgrounds, Green County

6:30 pm

6:15 pm 6:30 pm 8 pm AM 9:30 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 7:00 pm TBA

Auditorium Auditorium Auditorium Hancock, WI Auditorium Green County Rifle Range Fairgrounds Fairgrounds Fairgrounds Small Auditorium, GSB Arlington Auditorium West Allis, WI

August
11 22-24 25 25 25 26 3 4 5-7 6 8-11 11-14 15-18 21-27 19-21 22-25 23 26-28
28-Oct1 30-Oct4

Event
Due: Items for September/October Alphorn State 4-H Dog Show Executive Board Meeting Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting 4-H Record Books Due to County Sheep Producers Meeting

Where
UWEX Office Washington County Auditorium Auditorium UWEX Office Small Auditorium, GSB

6:30 pm 8 pm 7:00 pm

September
7:00 pm 8 am 6:30 pm 6:30 pm

Event
Office Closed – Labor Day Record Book Reading Orientation Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival Green County 4-H Awards Interview Day Record Book Reading State 4-H Horse Expo Record Book Reading National Farm Safety Week Green County Cheese Days Record Book Reading Sheep Producers Meeting World Beef Expo National Dairy Conference World Dairy Expo

Where
Old Kitchen Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson Yodel Hall Old Kitchen West Allis, WI Old Kitchen Monroe, WI Old Kitchen Small Auditorium, GSB West Allis, WI UW-Madison Alliant Energy Center

7:30 pm 7:00 pm

October
1 2 5-11 6 6 6 11 5:30 pm 6:15 pm 6:30 pm 8:00 pm TBA

Event
Mandatory Auction Record Books Due to County Awards Meeting National 4-H Week Ambassador Meeting Executive Board Meeting Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting Green County 4-H F.A.R.E. –Tentative

Where
UWEX Office Monroe Engraving Auditorium Auditorium Auditorium UWEX Office

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7 pm 7 pm

Due: Items for November/December Alphorn All Committee Night Sheep Producers Meeting

UWEX Office Auditorium Small Auditorium, GSB

November
3 3 13 17 25 25 27-28
28-Dec2

Event
Green County 4-H Awards Banquet Executive Board Meeting Adult/Junior Leaders Meeting 4-H Club Officer Training Ambassador Reception New Volunteer Orientation Sheep Producers Meeting Happy Thanksgiving – Office Closed National 4-H Congress –

Where
TBA Auditorium Auditorium Auditorium Auditorium Auditorium Small Auditorium, GSB Atlanta GA

TBA 6:30 pm 8 pm 7 PM 7:00 PM 7 pm 7 pm

December
1 19 23 25-26 30 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 10am-2pm

Event
Executive Board Only/Holiday Social Due: Items for January/February Alphorn Sheep Producers Meeting Merry Christmas—Office Closed Ambassador Training

Where
Auditorium UWEX Office Small Auditorium, GSB Yodel Hall

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! http://green.uwex.edu/4h/calendar.html 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!) http://green.uwex.edu/4h/news.html

Emailed December 28, 2007

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