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Knox-Lincoln 4-H Newsletter-March 2012

Notify Cindy or Pam if you or your club has an event or announcement that you wish to post, or just tell us what your club has been doing! We welcome your photos, artwork and creative writing as well.

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Upcoming Knox-Lincoln events and important dates

March 10         Spring Ahead! Set your clocks ahead one hour at midnight!

March 11         Public Speaking and Demonstration Tournament, 1-4pm

March 18         Applications for 4-H National Congress and Conference due

March 18         Snow date for Public Speaking and Demonstration Tournament

March 20         Newsletter articles due

March 26         KLLA Meeting, 6pm, Aldermere Farm, Rockport

April 2             ESE Horse Animal Approval From due

April 14           Photography Workshop, 10am-2pm

April 20           Newsletter articles due

April 22           Global Youth Service Day

April 30           KLLA Meeting, 6pm, Morris Farm, Wiscasset

March Birthdays

Mara A., Laurel B., Emma C., Katherine F., Jordan H., Nathaniel J., Logan J., Alanna L., Crystal M., Jean P., Frances P., Jennifer S., Julia T., Jacob W.

Public Speaking and Demonstration Tournament

The Knox-Lincoln Public Speaking and Demonstration Tournament will be held on Sunday, March 11, 1-4pm (snow date March 18) at the Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension office. We have 30 members registered to participate. Come out and cheer on your fellow members! If you are participating or plan to attend, please bring a snack to share. Beverages will be provided.

Sign Up for Photography Workshop

We are once again offering a Photography Workshop for 4-H members on Saturday, April 14, 10am-2pm at the KL Cooperative Extension office. Come learn more about your camera and how to take better pictures. In the session “Mystery Subject,” 4-H leader and art teacher Laura Freeman will help us explore the elements of an interesting image without getting hung up on the subject. Professional Photographer Kim Miller will help us take better portraits in several light conditions in “Photographing People.” One session on “Stop Motion Animation” will be lead by members of the PhotoGraphic Chickens 4-H club. This workshop is limited to 20 participants, so pre-register to get your spot! Bring a lunch, snacks provided. Parents are welcome to stay too. Call or email 832-0343,

Barnyard Bash Presenters/Volunteers Wanted

The Knox-Lincoln Leaders’ Association will once again present Barnyard Bash at Union Fairgrounds June 8-9, 2012. We already have some great workshops and activities lined up for this overnight event! If you would like to lead an activity, craft or other workshop, or if you would just like to help out, contact Cindy Rogers at 832-0343,, or Sandie Foster at 845-2615, All workshops must be confirmed by April 27, so contact us now!

Tractor Safety Course Offered in Union

The UMaine Cooperative Extension, Knox-Lincoln Farm Bureau and Union Farm Equipment will conduct a tractor safety course beginning Wednesday, April 4th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Union Farm Equipment on Route 17. The registration deadline is March 23th. The course is for those 13 years of age or older and is required for 14 and 15 year-olds who plan to operate farm equipment for hire on farms other than their own. Adults welcome.

Classes will continue on successive Wednesdays through April 25th. A written exam and tractor driving test will be held Saturday, May 5th at 9:00 a.m. at Union Farm Equipment. Free course, $10.00 charge for the course book. Contact Pamela Doherty 832-0343 or 800-244-2104,

4-H Accident Insurance Payments Requested

The Knox-Lincoln Leaders’ Association has voted to pay the cost of accident insurance in 2012 for all enrolled Knox-Lincoln 4-H members and leaders, covering them at 4-H events and meeting activities for the year. We are asking clubs and individual members who are able to reimburse the cost of this insurance (which is $1 per member, $2 for each horse project member or leader) back to KLLA. We thank you for your assistance.

Consider Participating in Global Youth Service Day

Knox-Lincoln 4-H wants to encourage youth in our counties to participate in Global Youth Service Day by volunteering to clean up garden beds or perform other needed tasks at nearby community gardens and school gardens. Then tell us about it!

Earth day, April 22, 2012, marks the 24th year of Global Youth Service Day. This event (April 20-22, 2012) is celebrated in more than 100 countries, and recognizes the positive impact that young people have on their communities 365 days a year. Organized by YSA (Youth Service America), a leader in the international youth service movement, Global Youth Service Day offers youth, ages 5 to 25, the resources and support to plan meaningful projects that improve their communities. Learn more at

KLLA Meeting To Be Held in Rockport

The March 26 meeting of the Knox-Lincoln 4-H Leaders’ Association, hosted by Heidi Baker, will be held at 6pm at Aldermere Farm in Rockport. Watch your email or contact this office for directions and information.

Can I visit your club?

If you would like to have Cindy visit one of your club meetings or events, contact her at, 832-0343.

State 4-H Office Core Newsletter Web Posts

  1. 2012 Maine 4-H Days –
  2. UMaine Day at the Legislature –
  3. 4-H Foundation Post-Secondary Education Scholarships –
  4. National 4-H Trips Applications Due –
  5. 4-H Dairy Project members – Hold the Dates in 2012 –
  6. Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) –
  7. Save the Date: 4-H @ UMaine 2012 –
  8. Tanglewood 4-H Camp February Vacation Camp –
  9. Winter Survival – Military Adventure Camp –
  10. ESE Announces Heidi Thuotte Appointed As Youth Working Steer Superintendent –
  11. Horse Quiz Bowl –


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Cooperative Extension in Knox & Lincoln Counties
377 Manktown Road
Waldoboro, Maine 04572
Phone: 207.832.0343 or 1.800.244.2104 (in Maine)E-mail:
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