morgan county 4-h Connection

November-December Issue, 2022

Visit the 4-H Project Fair (and enroll for 2022) on Nov. 1st , 6:30-8:00 pm

Here it comes again!  4-H enrollment begins October 1st and continues until January 15th.  Come to the 4-H Project Fair on November 1st at the 4-H Building, starting at 6:30 pm, and see projects of all kinds.

Look around and see what you can add to your lineup of 4-H experiences.  Members interested in displaying a project or projects, please get in touch with the Extension Office at 765 342-1010 to be part of the fun.  Bring a friend who’s not (yet) in 4-H!  More details found HERE 

 

Re-Enroll in 4-H October 1st - January 15th, 2023.  Go to 4-H Online to enroll for 2022-2023. 

Congratulations to Sophia DeMoss for being selected to the State Junior Leader Council!  Enjoy this, Sophia!

sophia-demoss-cat-trophy.jpg

 

Thank you for your service!

Morgan County 4-H has great volunteers!  A few of our volunteers are moving on to greener pastures.  (How much greener can you get than 4-H?) We appreciate them very much, and respect their desire or need to change or discontinue what they are doing as volunteers.  Be sure to send a thank you note to them for all they’ve done. 

Cathy DeMoss- for serving as the Communications co-superintendent and the Animal Science & Health co-superintendent. She has also led the Mini Dog program and helped to write the materials for it.  Cathy has been a volunteer since 2007.

cathy-demoss wearing a green shirt and brown pants in the woods

 Darrel Findley- for serving as the 4-H Tractor superintendent and for leading the Tractor club.

Nicole and Darrel Findley Standing in front of a waterfall.

Nicole Findley- for serving as the superintendent of 4-H Home and Family Sciences, assistant leader for the Swine club, and leader for the Tractor club.

 Jason Maxwell- for serving as 4-H Swine superintendent since 2013.  Jason has put in long hours organizing the shows and keeping records of our members’ pigs.  Jason will continue to serve on the Morgan County Fair Board as a director.

 Jason and Katie Maxwell standing in front of Indiana sign

Shout out to all our volunteers as we continue to work toward the betterment of our youth!

 

Open 4-H Leadership Positions

get-involved.jpg

The following 4-H leadership positions are currently open:
  • Home and Family Sciences superintendent
  • Tractor superintendent/Tractor club leader
  • Swine superintendent

Those interested in applying for open 4-H leadership positions should contact the Extension Office by November 18th.

 

Brown cow cartoon clipart

4-H Theme for 2023:“MOOOVING FORWARD TOGETHER”

The Morgan County fair will be held July 7-15, 2023, and we all need to work together to make this fair another amazing Morgan County event!  To put together all the incredible pieces that make up the fair means everyone gets on board to help in some way.  A workday is planned just prior to the start of the fair.  Project judging in the 4-H Building starts June 28th with early check-in.  The 4-H Food Auction will be held on July 5th.  The 4-H Livestock Auction will be held on July 14th.  A complete list of shows and events is coming in a future mailing.

 

Project of the Month Begins December 3rd

Let’s think about the changes we need to incorporate into our schedules because of the county fair starting sooner in 2023. 

Something that seems important to me is to have your 4-H projects ready to exhibit much sooner this year. 

It concerns me greatly that time will slip up on our members and their families, and that some projects just won’t be exhibited when time runs out. 

That would be a shame!  To get members thinking about their projects sooner, we have a PROJECT OF THE MONTH for each month from December to June. 

The project of the month will have a workshop in person or virtually that will help you to get moooving on your projects.  Here is the lineup of projects to date:

  •  December Holiday Crafts (General Crafts) 
    • Wreath Workshop (more details below)
    • Date: December 3rd
    • Location: Morgan County Admin Building Sadler Room
    • Time: 10:00 AM EST

holiday wreath

  • January 
    • Create With A Mix (This may be a virtual workshop, depending on the weather)
  • February
    • Music
  • March
    • Garden
  • April
    • Electric
  • May
    • Poster Design
  • June
    • Floriculture
366 community service ideas in this newsletter

See the following link for an extensive list of ideas for serving your community.  Thanks goes to the University of Nebraska Extension Service:

http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/CommunityServiceIdeas.pdf

During this season of giving, take time to help others who have less than you.  You will both be better for it!

youth recognized for 4-H accomplishment scholarships

Congratulations to Mary Fritch and Mackensi Schneider as they are recognized at the 4-H Leadership Summit for receiving 4-H Accomplishment Scholarships. 

Mary is a recipient of the Animal Science—Companion Animal category and Mackensi will receive the Civic Engagement Scholarship. 

Indiana 4-H awards 33 4-H Accomplishment Scholarships, and two of the recipients are right here in Morgan County!  Congratulations, Mary and Mackensi!

 

Wreath-making Workshop Dec. 3rd at the Extension Office Sadler Room

The first Project of the Month is Holiday Crafts (part of General or Other Crafts), and 4-H members will make a decorative grapevine wreath for the holidays that can also be put away to be exhibited at the county fair. 

The workshop begins at 10:00 am at the Morgan County Administration Building (where the Extension Office is located at 180 S. Main St. Martinsville). 

To register for the workshop, go to this link and complete the form—once for each child being registered.  Mini members will complete a different wreath, as well as a large pinecone Christmas tree. 

Payment of $20 is expected at the door.  Cash and checks are accepted.  Make checks payable to Morgan County 4-H Adult Leaders.  Space is limited.  I hope to see you there.

Register:  www.bit.ly/4hwreath

wreath-clipart.png

 

4-H Scholarship Workshop Dec. 13th at the Sadler Room at 6:00 pm

Members in grades 10,11,12 and college freshmen are encouraged to apply for 4-H Accomplishment Scholarships, Senior Year Scholarships, and 4-H Club Scholarships. 

We will discuss how to complete each scholarship, and it is a huge help if you have kept your white cards (4-H Record of Achievement) up to date. 

Mostly, the judges want to know what you’ve learned, not how many trophies you’ve accumulated.  Parents are welcome to attend as well.  See you December 13th!

 

Sign Up for Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Red shield with white words The Salvation Army.  Words in black Giving Hope Today

Your club or your family can help turn around lives in need by being a Salvation Army Bell Ringer this holiday season. 

Over $17,000 was raised last year to assist Morgan County families with utility payments, rent, food, and other basic needs. 

Go to www.registertoring.com  to reserve a time at Wal-Mart, Rural King, or Kroger in Martinsville and Kroger in Mooresville, Wal-Mart in Camby. 

Need has no season, and all money raised in Morgan County stays in Morgan County

 

2022 Purdue extension small ruminant lunch and learn webinars

goat-clipart.png

Join the Purdue Extension Small Ruminant Team for an exciting lineup of topics.

  • Oct. 27, 2022- Hoof Care
  • Nov. 17, 2022- First Aid for Sheep & Goats
  • Dec. 15, 2022-Winter Feeding of Sheep & Goats
  • Jan. 16, 2023- Preparing for Lambing & Kidding

Each session will take place at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Permanent link for all webinars in 2022:

https://bit.ly/2022PurdueSheepGoat?_ga=2.158472634.1277059325.1666618139-208857730.1666618139

 

 

refrigerator page 

October               28—Club Scrapbooks due to the Extension Office by 4:00 pm

                              29—4-H Leadership Summit in Carmel 9:00 am

November          1—4-H Project Fair at the 4-H Building 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

                                  8—Election Day—Extension Office is closed.

                                9—Fair Board 6:00 pm

                                11—Veterans Day—Extension Office is closed.

                                14—Junior Leaders at the WKR 7:00 pm

                               17—Extension Board Annual Meeting at Equipment Technologies

                                21—Adult Leaders Meeting at the WKR 6:30 pm; Livestock Comm. Meeting 6:30 pm

                                21—4-H Council Meeting at the WKR 7:30 pm

                         24-25—Thanksgiving—Extension Office closed.

December             3—Wreath-making Workshop at the Extension Office Sadler Rm. 10:00 am

                                 12—Junior Leaders Meeting at WKR 7:00 pm; Shop for our Christmas family 6:00 pm

                                 13—Scholarship Workshop at the Sadler Room 6:00 pm

                         23-26—Christmas Holiday—Extension Office is closed.

                                                          

~Rena Sheldon

CED/Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development

Purdue Extension—Morgan County

180 S. Main St. #229 Martinsville, IN 46151

765-342-1010

www.extension.purdue.edu/morgan

 

sweet-holiday.jpg

Purdue Extension is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.

 

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

After the Fair Issue, September 2022  

4-H Achievement Banquet September 17th at 5:00 pm

Let’s honor our outstanding 4-H’ers (and volunteers) and have some fun on Saturday, September 17th at the 4-H Building on the fairgrounds with dinner starting at 5:00 pm and awards starting at 6:15 pm.  Wear your 4-H shirt, and bring your club’s t-shirt for the contest.  Also, there will be a coloring contest for young and old, as well as a dessert contest for youth and adults.  Share this time with your fellow members and leaders, and bring a side dish and a dessert.  Giant sub sandwiches, mac-n-cheese, and drinks will be provided.  A silent auction will help raise funds for scholarships, and you are welcome to donate items as well.

 

State Fair Results

Congratulations to all Morgan County 4-H members who exhibited at the state fair!  See the following link for state fair animal and non-animal results. https://extension.purdue.edu/4-H/fair/fair-results.html   

This is a reminder that if you do not have your non-animal state fair project in your possession, it’s probably still here.  Please come and take it home.  The Extension office is open weekdays from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Accept our thanks if you have already picked yours up.

 

Visit the 4-H Project Fair (and enroll for 2023 fair) on November 1st 6:30-8:00 pm

Here it comes again!  4-H enrollment begins October 1st and continues until January 15th.  Come to the 4-H Project Fair on November 1st at the 4-H Building, starting at 6:30 pm, and see projects of all kinds.  Take a look around and see what you can add to your own lineup of 4-H experiences.  Members interested in displaying a project or projects, please contact the Extension Office at 765 342-1010 to be part of the fun.  Bring a friend who’s not (yet) in 4-H!

Re-Enroll in 4-H October 1st – January 15th. Go to https://v2.4honline.com to enroll for 2022-23.

Congratulations to Sophia DeMoss for being selected to the State Junior Leader Council!  Enjoy this, Sophia!

sophia-demoss-cat-trophy.jpg

 

4-H Trunk or Treat October 22nd at the Swine Barn 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Come out to the fairgrounds Swine Barn on October 22nd for a ghoulish good time with the Junior Leaders for Trunk or Treat 2022.  Costumes are welcome, and games, prizes, and candy will be in abundance! 

All 4-H members are welcome, and be sure to bring a friend!

 

Indiana 4-H Leadership Summit Oct. 29th 502 East Event Centre Carmel 9:00 am

Youth in grades 7-12 and adult 4-H volunteers can register now through October 14th to attend the 4-H Leadership Summit on October 29th.  See two of our members, Mackensi Schneider and Mary Fritch receive 4-H Accomplishment Scholarships, have a great lunch, be inspired by 4-H leadership sessions, and come home feeling energized about 4-H!  See this link for content and registration details: www.in4h.org/2022Luncheon  Limited ride space is available to the event. 

 

Recycling Plastic Caps for Benches is Finished

I am sad to report that Greentree Plastics is closing its business, and we will no longer have a plastic caps recycling effort for 4-H.  The last load of caps is going to Greentree later in September.  Thank you to everyone who collected, cleaned, sorted, bagged, and hauled plastic to make benches.  It was a great program, and Morgan County 4-H is responsible for 32 benches and six picnic tables, making a total of 8,600 pounds of recycled plastic caps since we started this effort in 2016.  Please continue to recycle all household plastic at your local recycling center, and thank the friends, relatives, and others who have provided caps for 4-H.

4-h-clover-green.jpg Refrigerator Page 4-h-clover-green.jpg

September         12—Junior Leaders Orientation (New Members) 6:00 pm at the show arena

                           12—Junior Leaders Meeting (Returning Members) 7:00 pm at the show arena

                           13—Fair Board Meeting at the WKR 7:00 pm

                           15—Area Six Livestock Skillathon at Hamilton County Fairgrounds

                           17—Achievement Banquet at the 4-H Building 5:00 pm

                           19—Adult Leaders Meeting at the WKR 6:30 pm; Livestock Comm. Meeting 6:30 pm

                           19—4-H Council Meeting at the WKR 7:30 pm

October               1-- Fall Demo Derby at the fairgrounds 7:00 p.m.

                            3—Area Six Soils Judging

                            4—Farmers Day at the fairgrounds 4-7 pm

                            6—Fall Foliage Festival Customer Appreciation Night on the square 6:00 pm.  (Stop by the 4-H table.)

                            9—Fall Foliage Festival Parade

                            10—Columbus Day—Extension Office is closed

                            11—Fair Board meeting at the WKR 7:00 pm

                            17—Junior Leaders Meeting at the WKR 7:00 p.m. (Note date change)

                            22—4-H Trunk or Treat at the fairgrounds Swine Barn 2:00-4:00 pm

                            28—Club Scrapbooks due to the Extension Office by 4:00 pm

                            29—4-H Leadership Summit in Carmel 9:00 am

November           1—4-H Project Fair at the 4-H Building 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

                            8—Extension Office Closed (Election Day)

                            9—Fair Board 6:00 pm

                           11— Extension Office Closed (Observance of Veteran’s Day)

                           14—Junior Leaders at the WKR 7:00 pm

                           17—Extension Board Dinner at Equipment Technologies

                            24-25—Thanksgiving—Extension Office closed.

~Rena Sheldon

CED/Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development

Purdue Extension—Morgan County

180 S. Main St. #229 Martinsville, IN 46151

765-342-1010

www.extension.purdue.edu/morgan