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Goodhue County 4-H Weekly Newsletter

Goodhue County 4-H Weekly Update

July 22, 2020

 

 

CALENDAR:                                                                                                                        

July 22 – Dog Training – Fairgrounds

July 22 – SSWL Air Practice

July 23 – Adventures with Artifacts Day Camp – Zumbrota

July 23 – Dairy Judging Team Practice

July 23 – General Livestock Judging Team Practice

July 23 – SSWL Archery Practice

July 27 – Horse Clinic - Fairgrounds

July 28 – Hiking Day Camp – Red Wing

July 29 – Dog Training – Fairgrounds

July 29 – SSWL Air Practice

July 30 – General Livestock Judging Team Practice

July 30 – SSWL Archery Practice

July 31 – Goat Costume show entries due!

July 31 – Friend of 4-H Nominations Due

August 4 - Dog Agility Training – Best for Pets, Zumbro Falls

August 5 – Dog Training – Fairgrounds

August 5 – SSWL Air Practice

August 6 – Goat Costume show judging begins

August 6 – General Livestock Judging Team Practice

August 6 – SSWL Archery Practice

August 7 – Performing Arts and Demonstration Judging

August 9 – Horse Show

August 10 – Static Judging

August 11 – Sheep Show AM

August 11 – Poultry Show PM

August 11 - Dog Agility Training – Best for Pets, Zumbro Falls

August 12 – Rabbit Show AM

August 12 – Beef Show PM

August 13 – Swine Show (Market and Breeding)

August 14 – Dairy Cattle Show

August 15 – Dairy and Market Goat Shows

August 18 - Dog Agility Training – Best for Pets, Zumbro Falls

August 19 – Dog Training – Fairgrounds

August 20 – Dog Training - Fairgrounds

August 21 – Dog Agility Show

August 22 – Dog Obedience, Rally Obedience, and Showmanship Show

 

 

Make sure you keep an eye on the official Goodhue County 4-H Calendar! The link is on the website, the Facebook page, and listed below. The calendar is continuously updated by staff with event dates and times, office hours, deadlines etc.  If you would like to submit a meeting to be displayed on the calendar – please email Aly or Robin!

https://z.umn.edu/4-Hcalendar

 

 

4-H Fun Fact of the Week

Did you know that Goodhue 4-H had over 100 participants in virtual statewide programs? 

 

 

New this week in the Weekly

Family Adventure Kit – now available!

We are offering a family based adventure kit this summer! The kit will be mailed to you with supplies and directions. It includes all the supplies and instructions for family relay races and games, as well as a scavenger hunt exploring some parks in the Red Wing area. If you are interested in this, please email our Summer Intern Hannah at hneil@umn.edu to receive a kit. Kits are $5.

 

 

Scholarship Announcements

Because we cannot hold an awards ceremony this year, all scholarship announcements will be made via social media this week. Please keep an eye on the Instagram and Facebook pages for those announcements! All recipients of scholarships will also receive an email and a mailed certificate from our office.

 

 

Dog Agility Show Update

The agility show has been moved to August 21st! All other information remains the same

 

 

Scholarship Announcements

Because we cannot hold an awards ceremony this year, all scholarship announcements will be made via social media in the coming week. Please keep an eye on the Instagram and Facebook pages for those announcements! All recipients of scholarships will also receive an email and a mailed certificate from our office.
 

 

 

Previously in the Weekly (but still important!)

Livestock Auction Update

The Livestock Auction Committee met and made the decision to not hold a Livestock Auction this year. This was not an easy decision to make. All donors should have received a letter from our office, or from an Auction Committee member personally explaining our decision. 

We know that many businesses and individuals have funds set aside for 4-H that are normally spent at the auction, and we are taking donations at this time to help pay for our showcase needs. Judges costs, cleaning supplies, porta potties etc. will all need to be purchased.  A letter will be going to some businesses in the coming week asking for donations for the shows – if you would like to get on that list to receive a letter, please let Aly know.

 

 

Goat Costume Show – Going Online!

Our fan favorite, the Goat Costume Show, will be headed online this year! Please submit photos, videos, or both, of you and your goat to Aly via email (schw1348@umn.edu), text them to the 4-H cell phone number (651-380-9779), or you may send photos and videos via Facebook messenger to the 4-H page. We’ll collect all the entries, and let all our friends and family on social media vote! The Mann family has generously donated funds to provide awards to the division winners this year.

Entries are due to Aly by July 31st. Voting will begin August 6th.

 

 

Friend of 4-H Award Nominations

Each year Goodhue County 4-H awards the Friend of 4-H award to an outstanding group, organization or individual who has been a true 4-H booster and friend to our 4-H program.  This year is no different! We are seeking nominations at this time, and will decide and announce our 2020 Friend of 4-H in August.

Nominations can be submitted via the following form: https://forms.gle/fyDTERuf4tkRWtzVA

Nominations are due by July 31

 

 

Horse Clinics – Don’t forget to sign up!!

Next clinic is July 27th. We are hoping to fill in more dates and host some open arena time. Keep watching your emails for updates.

If you plan to attend the clinics – please fill out the survey below to let us know which dates you’ll be coming to. If you already filled out the survey for one of the dates, but more have been added, please re-submit for the new dates so we keep a good running record!

https://forms.gle/wq638HAhwig9fCYm6

 

 

 

4-H Plastic Sculpture Challenge

Join the 4-H Plastic Sculpture Challenge with your creative artwork using single use/recycled or unwanted plastics! Get more info and sign up at https://extension.umn.edu/courses-and-events/4-h-plastic-sculpture-challenge . Fun awards!  Submit by July 31st.

 

 

The 2020 State Dog Show will be virtual

The Minnesota 4-H Dog Program Development Committee (PDC) spent many hours considering the trade-offs for in-person and virtual state shows. Their decision-making process has prioritized positive youth development and our ability to comply with health and safety policies. With this in mind, the PDC has decided to offer the 2020 Minnesota State 4-H Dog Show virtually. Youth will be judged to a blue, red and white level (no champions) and receive written feedback from certified dog judges.

 

 

State 4-H Horse Show is Canceled for 2020

The Minnesota 4-H Horse Program Development Committee (PDC) spent many hours over the last two months considering the trade-offs for both an in-person and virtual state show. Many things have been out of our control, but we assure you that our decision-making process has prioritized positive youth development and our ability to comply with health and safety policies. With this in mind, we’ve decided to cancel the 2020 Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show.

 

 

2020 Campus Immersion Experience
We know that summer is looking different for most youth and families. At 4-H, we are committed to helping all youth in Minnesota, learn, explore, and make a difference. We invite youth who have completed grades 7-11 to participate in our 4-H Virtual Campus Immersion experience: July 27 - 31, 2020 from 10AM - 11:30 AM.

Through this virtual experience, participants will voice their dreams and aspirations, virtually explore campus life at each University of Minnesota campus, connect with current college students, create personal plans for higher education, all while meeting youth from across the state.

We would love to have you join this program. Space is limited. To learn more and register: https://extension.umn.edu/event/4-h-virtual-campus-immersion

 

 

Please Use County Staff Individual Emails to Contact Us

General Extension: mnext-goodhue@umn.edu

Aly Kloeckner: schw1348@umn.edu

Robin Hartmann: hartmann@umn.edu

Erica Cordes: eggen@umn.edu

We encourage you to email all 4 emails to serve you better

We are on Facebook!

To find out all the latest information about meetings, events, deadlines, etc., “LIKE” Goodhue County 4-H on Facebook!  www.facebook.com/GoodhueCounty4H

Goodhue County 4-H
University of Minnesota Extension
509 W 5th St, Room 102
Red Wing MN 55066

651-385-3100
651-267-4884 FAX

Aly Kloeckner, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, schw1348@umn.edu

Robin Hartmann, Administrative Asst, hartmann@umn.edu  

Erica Cordes, Administrative Asst, eggen@umn.edu

** Remember it is always best to call the Extension Office prior to stopping in as we have limited staff.  (651-385-3100)**

 

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