Windsor Fair has changed their baby beef and market lamb show and sale from 4-H to a youth show and sale. The 2014 Show and Sale will be open to all youth between the ages of 9 and 18 as of December 31st of the current year. In lieu of an Intent to sell form, youth must CALL the committee to let them know they want to raise a steer or lamb for the show and auction; committee members are: Diane Gushee – 256.7798 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Dana Prime – 446.3570, Carol Davis – 491.7893 or email@example.com, Curtis Prime – Livestock Superintendent, Windsor Fair – 242.3341, and Tom Foster, President, Windsor Fair. To participate in the 2014 Youth Show and Sale, notification must be communicated to a committee member by January 3, 2014 for market steers ad June 6, 2014 for market lambs. View a complete list of rules.
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One Maine Potato, Two Maine Potato, more….
The science behind cooking and eating spuds.
Come explore the science related to the storage conditions, processing and healthy consumption of Maine potatoes. This class will include baking potatoes, and preparing a “potato bar” with healthy toppings for lunch! We will discuss MyPlate recommendations, and where potatoes and toppings fit as part of a healthy diet. Participants will also have an introduction to kitchen basics and kitchen safety (knife skills, hand washing, equipment overview, etc).
This 4-H Science Saturday will take place on January 25, 2014 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, at Hitchner Hall, at the University of Maine in Orono (with a snow date of February 8, 2014); there is room for a maximum of 25 participants in grades 6 – 8. This event will be hosted by Jason Bolton, Assistant Extension Professor and Food Safety Specialist, and Kate Yerxa, MS, RD, Extension Educator.
Register online at: http://umaine.edu/4h/home/science-saturday/, or, for more information contact Jessy Brainerd at 800.287.0274 (toll free in Maine) or 207.581.3877 or e-mail jessica.brainerd@maine.
4-Hers raising a steer for the 2014 market steer shows at Fryeburg Fair need to send in an Intent to Participate Form by January 3, 2014. We appreciate you completing your paperwork early. Please enroll or re-enroll as a 4-H member early, and send your Intent to Participate form to your county office. The earlier we receive your paperwork, the earlier we can begin tagging animals, and avoiding tagging during the winter months.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension is co-sponsoring the 24th Annual Maine Beef Conference on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Bangor. The topics will be on Keeping Your Herd Healthy. For more information and to register go to the Cooperative Extension Livestock page at http://umaine.edu/livestock/beef/beef-conference/.
There will be a 4-H Rabbit Showmanship class at the Eastern Maine Rabbit Breeders open and youth show on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Newport, ME. 4-Hers and potential 4-H members are welcome to show. Rabbits will be scored according to the 4-H showmanship standards in What’s Hoppening?, the 4-H rabbit curriculum.
Show Starts Promptly at 9:00am.
4-H Showmanship participants will show individually in the morning during the Youth Show when their breed is not on the table. 4-H members and potential 4-H members are welcome to show. There will be an opportunity to become a 4-H member at the show. There is no cost to enter into 4-H portion of the show, but registration is required. Youth must be between the ages of 9 and 18 to show in 4-H. If you have questions about the 4-H Showmanship class, contact Michaele Bailey at Michaele.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-991-8065.
Send your entries for the 4-H Showmanship Class to Tena Ireland, 10 Bean Street Madison, ME 04950 (207)696-3783 Email Entries: email@example.com
Entries must include this information:
Name of Exhibitor
Name of rabbit and ear tattoo number if the rabbit has one.
State you are registering for the 4-H Showmanship class.
Mail entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, Nov 4, 2013. Phone and e-mail must be submitted no later than Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 (No calls after 9 PM). All e-mail entries will be confirmed. If you do not receive a confirmation by Friday, Nov 8, 2013, please contact Tena Ireland by phone to verify that she has received your entry.
Directions to Newport Recreation Center, 81 North St., Newport, Maine
Take I-95 to Exit 157 in Newport –southbound go right at end of ramp or northbound go left at the end of the ramp. Go straight through lights at Routes 2 and 7. After 2/10th of a mile, turn right on High St. There is a credit union on your right. Then the very next left on North St, go across a small bridge and the Newport Recreation Center will be on your right (large yellow brick building). Proceed to the rear of the building to unload.
The 4-H Showmanship Class will be held during the Eastern Maine Rabbit Breeders Association’s annual fall show. There will be hundreds of rabbits at this show representing close to 20 different breeds. Both youth and adults will be showing in the open show and this will be a great time for 4-Hers to see and learn more about different breeds of rabbits and how to show in the open shows. We hope to see many new 4-Hers at the show and welcome the opportunity to help you learn more about your rabbit project.
Explore your World!
The 2013 National Science Experiment, 4-H Maps & Apps, explores how geography and geographic information systems (GIS) help people make smart decisions that improve lives, respect our natural resources, and make a positive impact in our world.
In this year’s experiment, 4-H Maps & Apps, young people will become geospatial thinkers as they design and map their ideal park, use GIS mapping to solve community problems and contribute data about their community to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Join in the 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment, Maps & Apps! at Topsham Public Library!
- When: November 23rd, 1:00 pm
- Where: Topsham Public Library
- Who: Any youth, ages 9-18
- How: Register at the library. Space is limited.
4-H National Headquarters and National 4-H Council are pleased to reveal the National Science Experiment for the 2013 4-H National Youth Science Day. 4-H Maps & Apps will introduce youth to the power of geospatial technologies and their unique ability to help us understand and improve our communities.
Developed by Colorado State University Extension, this exciting activity will engage young people in ways to improve our environment with the help of geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS).
The experiment will test the ability of young people to:
- Use geospatial skills to create the ideal neighborhood park
- Become a community planner by using maps and layers to investigate and solve real-world problems, and
- Contribute data and their community to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) The National Map through The National Map Corps project.
Save the Date!
This annual youth science event will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, and will bring 4-H’ers together from all around the nation to complete this single, innovative activity.
Participation in 4-H National Youth Science Day is meant to help spark an early passion for STEM education and to encourage young people to consider these paths of study and future careers.
To download the 2013 National Science Experiment Youth and Facilitator Guides as well as other key resources, visit the 4-H National Youth Science Day website.
Open to all 4-H member 5 through 18 years of age, as of January 1 of the current year, who are enrolled in the 4-H Dog Care and Training project. Visit the website for information: http://www.thebige.com/fair/agriculture/2010_4_H_Packets.asp – download the Dog Packet; page 12 has the contest rules. If unable to open this page; contact Donna Flint at 207.324.2814 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you too young or otherwise unable to attend the Big E? This is your chance to promote your beef project. For rules and registration information, go to the following website: http://www.thebige.com/fair/agriculture/2010_4_H_Packets.asp, and download 4-H Beef Packet 2. Look for pages 14 and 15 for complete information. If unable to open this page; contact Donna Flint at 207.324.2814 or by email at: email@example.com.