Aubuchon Hardware 400 Narragansett Trail, Buxton, ME in conjunction with Purina Animal Nutrition is holding a Poultry seminar at their store on June 8, 2013 at 2:00pm. This will be an educational seminar for 4-Hers and adults. Learn more about Nutrition and care of poultry with Diane Salge from Purina Animal Nutrition.
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Maine 4-H Days will take place July 18 – 21, 2013 at the Windsor Fairgrounds, and the registration materials will be available online in May. As always, workshops are assigned on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to register early. If you do not have online access, please contact your local county office for paper copies of the forms.
We are in need of volunteers willing to help with all aspects of the event. Last year, Maine 4-H Days brought almost 500 individuals to the Windsor Fairgrounds, and we are preparing for even greater numbers for 2013. Volunteers are needed for: presenter assistance, office/registration help, being crafty in the Creativity Area, set-up, cleanup, and more. We request that one member of each group sign up for a minimum of one volunteer shift.
Along with many of your favorite returning workshops (Archery, ATV Certification, Modular Origami, Shades of Creativity, Blacksmithing, etc.), there are a ton of awesome new workshops this year: Decorating a 4-H Birthday Cake, Milk Science, Duct Tape Projects, Exploration of an Owl’s Diet, and so much more! The State 4-H Dairy Show will also be held during 4-H Days. All of the workshops, and their descriptions, will be posted on the Maine 4-H Days event page.
If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact Jessy Brainerd via email or phone at 581-3877.
The Northeast Livestock Exposition will be held May 17, 18, and 19 at the Windsor Fairgrounds, with many past favorites and new events for youth. Register for these events by visiting the web page and clicking on Youth for registration information.
New this year will be a market lamb sale with a jackpot show at Skowhegan Fair! Local breeders are offering great market lambs for youth to purchase for Maine market lamb shows and sales. For the latest and most up to date information, check out their Facebook page: NELE Youth Events.
Please submit your Intent to Participate Forms for the 4-H Market Lamb classes at Windsor and Fryeburg Fairs by May 1. You can find the form on the 4-H Sheep Project web page.
The first Market Lamb tagging site for 4-H lambs will be at NELE on Sunday, May 19 at noon at the Windsor Fairgrounds. Tagging sites in June will be announced in the next CORE, on the 4-H Sheep Project web page, and will be emailed to every one who sends their Intent to Participate Form.
Donna Flint will be doing the tagging, and will provide the approval forms. If you have any questions, you can call her at 324-2814, or (800) 287-1535, or contact her via email.
Maine 4-H Days will take place July 18 – 21 at the Windsor Fairgrounds, and volunteers are needed to present a variety of workshops. If you have a skill you could share with youth, anything from photography to cooking or botany, let us know! We also have 4-H Science toolkits available, and can provide materials for your workshop.
Some workshops we have had in the past: Wood Working, Jewelry Making, Fun with Science, Theatre, Cheese Making, Nature Walk, Phenology, Jump Rope Fun, Make Your Own Hula Hoop, and much more – workshops can relate to any of the 4-H projects – from public speaking to dairy goats or robotics. We have many more ideas available if you are interested in volunteering, but aren’t sure what you’d like to offer. Youth volunteers are also needed to be presenter assistants, or to offer their own workshops.
If you are interested in volunteering, as a presenter or otherwise, please contact Jessy Brainerd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 581-3877.
Join us for the 23rd Annual Fryeburg Youth Show held each year in conjunction with the National Belted Galloway Sale and The Maine Event – Elite Heifer Sale at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds in Fryeburg, Maine. Open to youth from USA and Canada. Stock Show University will be conducting educational clinics for all. Registration information is available at: www.fryeburgyouthshow.com.
For the specific forms, go to the Animal Science Resources page.
- Dairy Goat – April 15th
- Dairy Cattle – May 1st
- Sheep – May 1st
- Horse PACKETS are due June 7th
These dates are when forms are due to the Activity Coordinator! All forms must first go to the county in which you are 4-H enrolled for confirmation of eligibility. Do not wait until they are due as they will be late!
Maine 4-H Days will take place July 18 – 21 at the Windsor Fairgrounds, and the State Dairy Show will be on the 20th & 21st.
Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the event – from planning to presenting workshops, if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jessy Brainerd at email@example.com or 581-3877.
The Dairy Goat Animal Science Committee wants to invite youth who were at least 12 years old but not 19 years old as of December 31, 2012 and in at least their second year of the Dairy Goat 4-H project to tryout to be a part of the Maine ESE Dairy Goat team. Youth who are interested in this opportunity must submit an Intent to Participate by April 15, 2013. This form is available at: http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-projects/animal-science-resources/goat/.
Submitting an intent form does not guarantee a position on the team and does not commit a youth to participating. Those who are unsure are encouraged to submit the form as it is required as part of the tryout criteria. No late forms will be accepted. If you have questions about the process please contact Tami Hussey at 207-282-3201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year ESE Horse tryouts will take place on July 12, 13, and 14 at Skowhegan Fairgrounds. Reminder that riders/drivers must be 14 years old as of December 31, 2012. Information and tryout forms will be posted to the 4-H website the first week of February. If you have questions about ESE tryouts please connect with Tina Hogan, ESE Horse Committee Coordinator, email@example.com or Kristy Ouellette, Extension Educator, firstname.lastname@example.org.