Washakie County Fair 2016

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County Fair is approaching quickly and we are excited to announce some new changes and additions coming this year!  Fair books are now available at the Extension Office along with copies of the fair schedule, or you can check out the 2016 Washakie County Fair Schedule here.

Fair EntriesFair entries are due July 22nd (no late entries are accepted).  This year we will be doing fair entries online and we strongly encourage you to try it out!  However, paper entry forms will still be accepted.  Online entries can be completed at https://washakiecountyfair.fairentry.com.  To login, use your 4-HOnline username and password.  If you have any questions or problems, do not hesitate to give us a call at the Extension Office (347-3431).

4-H Round Robin- This year for fair, we are introducing a 4-H Round Robin Showmanship Contest for both large and small animals.  The Round Robin will take place on Friday at noon.  The grand champion from select species in the junior, intermediate, and senior division will be eligible to compete.  Please refer to the General Fair Letter link below for more information and Round Robin rules.

Fair Tours- We will have self-guided and guided tours throughout the week of fair.  The self-guided tours will have a map and help sheet, which will be available at the gate and fair office.  Guided tours will be scheduled at specific times Wednesday-Friday.  We will be looking for older 4-H members to act as tour guides for the guided tour, so please let us know if you are interested.  

Over the Hill Showmanship- This year at fair, we will be doing Over the Hill Showmanship, so be thinking of someone you would like to enter.  More information will be available during the shows at county fair.  

T-Shirt Sales- We will be selling t-shirts at the fair office, so make sure to come check them out!

Please read through the General Fair Letter for important information about this year’s county fair.  Also included below are helpful links about interview judging and filling out a learning statement for your projects.

We wish you a great summer and can’t wait to see you all at county fair!

General Fair Letter

What to Expect with Interview Judging

Learning Statement

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May 2016 Happenings

Summer is HERE!!

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Congratulations to all the Worland and Tensleep graduates, we will miss those seniors in 4-H  as they wrap up their 4-H careers! We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

Summer InternThis summer we are pleased to welcome Kellynne Doyle as our 4-H summer intern! She will be working in our office, helping with different 4-H activities/events. She starts May 23rd and works through State Fair.  Please help me give her a warm welcome to Washakie County 4-H. We are excited to have her a part of our team!!

With graduation and summer comes a flood of activities for our members to participate in.  Listed below is some important information to know,  4-H activities for the month, and deadlines coming up:

  • There are lots of project meetings happening now, so hopefully you have been contacted by your 4-H Club leader and have attended a monthly meeting or have got started on your 4-H project with a 4-H leader.  If you have not please contact the Extension Office so we can put you in contact with the right leader.  We want to make sure your 4-H experience is wonderful and if you have any questions, please let us know here at the Extension Office.
  • Clover Bud Meeting – May 26 – 3:30pm – Extension Office – Open to youth ages 5-7 years old. Clover buds will be talking about summer safety fun.
  • Market Animal Tagging – All market animals MUST be tagged if you plan to show at county fair.  Plan to come either Tuesday, May 31th from 5pm 6:30pm in Worland at the fairgrounds or Thursday, June 1st from 5pm 6pm in Ten Sleep at the Rice Ranch.  All market animals (sheep, swine and goats) MUST be present on one of these days.
  • Livestock Quality Assurance – As you may know the Junior Livestock Sale Committee has voted to make Livestock Quality Assurance again mandatory for all 4-H and FFA members planning to sell animals (to include, beef, sheep, swine, poultry, goats and rabbits) at the Junior Livestock Sale during county fair.  This is a requirement each year.  This year is a FLEX YEAR, which means you are able to attend any livestock educational opportunity, fill out the form, have it signed and turn it in to be approved and considered passed for the year.  There are a variety of opportunities scheduled and several more in planning.  All educational opportunities need to be completed by June 30 to be eligible to sell at the Junior Livestock Sale.
  • NEW for livestock members – The Junior Livestock Sale Committee and Washakie County Fairboard have decided to allow family animals – what does that mean? It means that a family can tag an extra animal for the family in the case something happens to member’s animals.  “The purpose of the family animal is for hardship cases.  Each family (same mailing address) may designated one animal, per species, as a family animal during official tagging dates.  The animal may be tagged and designated for all members of the family and must follow county fair deadlines.  At weigh-in during county fair the family can designate which child that animal is to be assigned to permanently (animal may be assigned as 4-H or FFA at that time).  This animal is eligible to sell at the Junior Livestock Sale, however NOT eligible for state fair.  All other rules still apply to the family animal (tagging dates, weights, ownership, etc).” Effective October 1, 2015.  Any questions, please contact the Extension Office.
  • Range Plant ID Camp – The University of Wyoming Extension is holding a two day range plant identification workshop for all 4-H and FFA members on June 14th and 28th. Registration is due June 1st. Find out more information here!

A few important deadlines are approaching fast…

  • Market sheep, goat, and swine tagging coming up in Worland (May 31st) and Tensleep (June 1st)
  • Registration for 4-H Camp is also due soon! Registration needs to be in by June 1st. You can find the registration form here.  Cabins are also available on a first come first serve basis, so get your spot ASAP! You can call the office to reserve a spot in the cabins, or for more information.
  • Ownership Deadline for all other animals (breeding beef, breeding swine, breeding sheep, dairy cattle, dairy goats, rabbits, poultry, dogs, and cats) is June 1st
  • Livestock Quality Assurance Education Opportunity deadline is June 30th
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2016 County Shoot

4-H Shooting Sports Members,

County shoot is scheduled for June 6-9! The deadline to register for county shoot is June 1st.  Please look over the registration form below, get registered, and let us know if you have any questions!

2016 County Shoot Registration Form

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2016 4-H Camp

4-H Camp Registration is OPEN!!!

Summer is almost here and 4-H Camp is just around the corner!! 4-H Camp is scheduled for June 16-19 with a registration deadline of June 1st.  The cost is $70 per person, which includes meals, lodging and lots of fun! The camp is located at the H<>W Youth Camp on Grass Creek (60 miles from Worland, maps available at the Extension Office or on Google Maps). If you have any questions, please let us know at the Extension Office.  Don’t forget the registration deadline is June 1st!!  We would love to have you join us for 4-H Camp in June!

2016 4-H Camp Registration

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Enrollment Now Open!!!

A chilly hello to everyone!

I hope that everyone had a very fun and safe holiday season! With a new calendar year come a new 4-H year, one that will be more fun that ever!

This post is a reminder to family who wish to re-enroll themselves in 4-H

4-H enrollment is now done online at wy.4honline.com

Please visit the “4-H Online Enrollment” page for more information and a handy “how-to” sheet.

If you were enrolled last year, but have not re-enrolled for this year, please note that after January 31, 2015 you will stop receiving emails, letters, newsletters, and other correspondence. Re-enroll so you don’t miss out on all the 4-H activities and news!!

As always, if you have any questions about 4-H or enrollment please give me or Tajin a call at the Extension Office: 347-3431.

Hope everyone has a great year in 4-H!

-Amber

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