Cornell Cooperative Extension Chenango County January 21, 2011 Volume 1, Issue 9 2011 4-H Calendars available at the CCE Office. Inside this issue: 4-H’ers are Making a Difference! Courtney Ericksen is an selling the purses that she her business this year to New Staff 2 8thgrader who has been a is making herself! She include some different member of 4-H for eight says that she decided to varieties of purses as well years. She has partici- start a website because as some seasonal items, 4-H Opportunities 3 pated in various project she thought it would be such as hats and scarves Public Presentations 4 areas, but her specialty is the best way of advertis- in the winter, ponchos in sewing. Courtney says ing her product and to the spring and fall and that she has been sewing keep the business going. swim suit covers in the for nearly 12 years! Courtney says it was summer! Last year as a 4-H pro- difficult getting the web- Courtney is an Inde- ject, Courtney learned site running because she pendent 4-H member how to make a purse, and had to figure out exactly who is putting the life she did very well with it what she needed on the skills she has learned come fair time! Because site, try to organize it, through 4-H to work! she enjoyed making the make sure orders were purses, she decided that actually coming through Great job, Courtney! she would start making and that the whole thing and selling purses to the was working as it should public. be. Courtney has developed Courtney says that she a website, where she is is thinking of expanding Courtney Ericksen modeling one of her handmade purses Joan Cauley, a retired CCE/4-H educator who worked with High School Seniors-College Scholarship: the NYS 4-H Horse Program in 2004, is trying to compose NYS 4-H Foundation Opportunity Scholarship an interactive CD to go along with Jeannie Griffiths, “Equine Science” book. Joan is seeking digital photos of Applications available at NYS 4-H youth and their horses. She needs the side view www.nys4hfoundation.org with no tack, just a halter, and no riders. E-mail photos, the horses name, age, owners name, address, e-mail address and phone number to: JACAULEY@aol.com Deadline February 15, 2011 Volume 1, Issue 9 Page 2 New 4-H Staff Jennifer (Jenn) Sienko of Bainbridge will be filling the position of Community Edu- cator, and will specialize in the areas of sewing, public presentations, cooking, and after school programming. Jenn attended Broome Com- munity College and receive her Associates Degree in Business Administration, and then Oneonta State Richard Turrell of North Norwich has filled the po- where she received her Bachelor’s in Political Sci- sition of Volunteer Coordinator. He will be working ence. Jenn is also currently employed at the Sidney on recruiting new volunteers to the 4-H program, Price Chopper part time. Jenn is a former Chenango working the existing volunteers, and developing a County Dairy Princess, was the recipient of the Jay- teen leadership training series. cees Outstanding Young Farmer Award, was a dairy Richard attended SUNY Oneonta receiving a Mas- farmer for over twenty years, and president of the ters Degree in School Counseling. He previously Quality Milk Producers. In the fall of 2010 she com- worked, for 25 years, at Sherburne-Earlville Central pleted the Master Gardening Training. School as a high school counselor. Richard has been Jenn is hoping to encourage more youth participa- very involved with 4-H. As a youth his focus was tion in the project areas that she is specializing in. mainly growing, breeding and showing sheep. Since Jenn lives in Bainbridge with her husband Jim and then all of his children have been 4-H members, and son Cooper who she says can’t wait to turn 5 and join he has been a “4-H Dad” as well as helping out 4-H as a Cloverbud! She enjoys baking and garden- whenever needed. ing projects with Cooper, and visiting the family farm When asked about what he hopes to achieve with across the street. Jenn says her son loves the cows his new position, Richard said that he would love to and John Deere tractors! see 4-H head back to its “Glory Days”. He is very Jenn will be in the office from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on happy with the existing members and clubs, but he Tuesdays and Thursdays and would love to have you says that he would love to see more 4-H clubs started stop in some time to visit and answer any questions and have more youth involved. you may have! We are very excited to welcome Jenn Richard and his family own a farm, where they have to the 4-H staff! sheep and draft horses. He also says he enjoys doing forestry work. Volume 1, Issue 9 Page 3 4-H Opportunities NYS Guernsey Calf Award 4-H Shooting Sports Dairy Discovery & Dairy Judging A Guernsey calf will be awarded to the Jan. 29th— DEC Instructor Training Trainers Course, March 26. Cornell applicant who show interest in the Guern- February 25-27th— NYS 4-H Shooting University sey breed and has demonstrated capabilities Sports Instructor Training DEC School Seedling Program– To of developing the animal to its fullest po- April—NYS 4-H Shooting SportsBanquet request more info or to receive an order tential. Application deadline April 1, 2011. Apr. 9th—NYS 4-H Shooting Sports application call 518-587-1120 or go to Application available from Janet Invitational www.dec.ny.gov/animals/9393.html all High School Seniors-College Scholar- For more info, contact John Bowe, orders must be received by March 31, ship: firstname.lastname@example.org. 2011 NYS 4-H Foundation Opportunity Schol- Beginner’s Sewing Project, Feb. 22nd April 9th– Cornell Vet Open House arship. Deadline February 15, 2011 Bring all of your old ribbons and create a and Block and Bridle student Live- Applications available at: new use for them! We will use straight stock 4-H day and show– www.nys4hfoundation.org stitching to “quilt” all of your old flat rib- http://www.vet.cornell.edu/news/open Ride for 4-H Horse Clubs bons into a pillow front! Cost is $5 per house/ and Ride to raise money for the Chenango person for stuffing and back panel. Bring http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/students/ County 4-H horse clubs! Call Lorraine to own thread. blockbridle/index.html sign up or for more information– 607-898- NY Farm Show, Feb 24th-26th- NYS STARR, April 15-17, 2011 3808 website: Fairgrounds, Syracuse NY. See: NYS Fairgrounds, A statewide teen lead- www.purecountrycampground.com http://www.newyorkfarmshow.com ership building program lead by teens. Horse Bowl/Hippology Practices County 4-H Public Presentations, Feb. April 16th– State 4-H Horsebowl at Friday evenings, 6:30pm, CCE Office. 26th Cornell Contact Rhonda Turrell for more info: Capital Days Trip, Feb 27-March 1st email@example.com 2011 NYS 4-H Shooting Sports State Regional Hippology Contest, Mar. 5 Championship, April 15-17, 2011 Dairybowl Practices To be held in Broome County. Cost $10 Join 4-Hers from across the county as we March 5-6th Shearing School– Contact Doug Rathke per event. For more info: 607-849-6191 learn all about dairy cows. Runs every or firstname.lastname@example.org Monday through mid-March http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/sheep/cale ndar/shearingschool.html Incubation & Embryology Egg Deliv- Google Science Fair ery, April 25, 2011. $10 per dozen fertil- Visit www.google.com/sciencefair to learn March 15th– March Dog Madness & Dog advisory meeting at Cornell– con- ized eggs + $5 delivery fee. more about this global competition & get free resource kits for your club or class- tact Dana Palmer April 30th– State 4-H Dairy quiz bowl room. Deadline April 4, 2011. http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/4H/dogs/i at Cornell ndex.html Spring Classic Sheep/Goat events at 4-H Program Committee If you or someone you know is interested Regional Dairy Bowl/Horse Bowl, Cobleskill– TBD in helping to advise and direct the overall 4- March 19th May 7th– NYS 4-H Horse Communi- H Program, please contact Janet. We will March 19th– Pheasant Chick Orders cations Event– Cornell University begin meeting after the holidays. Past Due– contact Janet at 607-334-5841 ext. May 14th– 4-H Animal Crackers– members who have been on the committee 12 for more info and order forms Focus on Goats and Horses. will be contacted about the upcoming March 20-25th NY AG Literacy Week– http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/4H/crack meeting. This committee is not program focus on Poultry. To sponsor a book or ers/index.html specific, it is for the overall 4-H program. volunteer to read, please contact Janet. 4-H Secretaries Reports 607-334-5841 ext. 12 Club secretaries reports are due to the 4-H Office the 10th of every month. Don’t forget yours! Thanks for catching up with the Chenango County 4-H Program. 99 N. Broad St. Hope to see you soon! Norwich, NY 13815 Janet Pfromm 4-H Coordinator Louise Butcher explaining the finer points of public presentations. Photo by Katlin Smith 1/17/11 Helping You Put Knowledge to Work Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. NYS College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NYS College of Human Ecology, and NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Cooperative Extension associations, county governing bodies, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating. Attention!! If you would like to get in touch with Carol at all To submit your photo, send a while she is in IL, she would love to hear from you! You can clear, up-close shot of your 4-H write to her at- club/family activity to: Carol Loefstedt Janet Pfromm, Guest Quarters West email@example.com 1911 27th St. Room 29 Zion, IL 60099 Public presentations will be held on February 26, 2011 beginning at 9:00 AM. For information and ideas on planning your presentations check out Public Presentations under the 4-H link: www.cce.cornell.edu/chenango We’re on the web: www.cce.cornell.edu/chenango or become a Friend on Facebook!