Various clubs and organizations within the Whitley 4-H program have announced area events and important dates pertaining to county activities.
The add/drop deadline for 4-H projects is June 2. If changes need to be made, request an add/drop form from your 4-H leader or the Extension Office. 4-Hers may also print one off the website at www.extension.purdue.edu/whitley. Before dropping a project, consider the following:
â€˘Could the project be completed in a few weeks, once there is more time?
â€˘Could the record sheet/book be completed and just not exhibit at the Fair?
â€˘Could more help be sought to complete the project?
Before adding a project, consider the following:
â€˘Is there enough time to complete the project?
â€˘Was the project simply missed in being added on the enrollment form?
May 15 is 4-H animal enrollment deadline. Enrollment forms are due to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. for the following animal projects:
â€˘Beef Breeding Heifer (Junior)
â€˘Beef Feeder (Junior Steer)
â€˘Dairy Feeder Calf
â€˘Horse and Pony
The record sheet is due at the record book deadline on July 4 and is to be turned in to the 4-H leader.
Visit the Extension Office for necessary livestock project forms. The Extension Office will not be mailing forms or pen sheets. Please make sure participants have the following:
â€˘2014 Animal Enrollment Form
â€˘Bred, Born and Raised Form (if applicable)
â€˘Affidavit (if applicable)
â€˘2014 Pre-Fair letter
The 4-H animal deadline for the Sate Fair is June 1. For more information, visit www.in.gov/statefair/fair.
As of Jan. 1, 2005, food establishments must have at least one certified food handler in their employment.
In order to help meet this requirement, a ServSafe class will be offered Thursday and Friday, May 29 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Whitley County Extension Office. The test will be June 5 at 9 a.m.
To register, call 317-673-4211 or 1-800-678-1957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Cindy Barnett at 244-7615, 625-3313 or email email@example.com.
4-H horse and pony clinics
â€˘Mark Burnett Clinic â€” May 17 and 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m This clinic will cover Natural Horsemanship and is for ages 12 and up. The cost is $35 for both days.
â€˘Beginner Clinic â€” May 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This clinic is presented by WC 4-H Horse and Pony Advisory Board. It is recommended for first, second or third year 4-H Horse and Pony Club members and parents. There is no charge.
â€˘Advance Clinic â€” June 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This clinic is presented by WC 4-H Horse and Pony Advisory Board. It is for fourth year and up 4-H Horse and Pony Club members. There is no charge.
â€˘Rick Walters Clinic â€” June 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is for advanced showing and for ages 12 and up. The cost is $35.
For more information or to sign up for these clinics, contact Karen Stump at 691-2030.
Participants should provide their name, age, year in 4-H Horse and Pony Club, and phone number. More details will be sent to attendees prior to clinics. It is recommended that participants sign up a week in advance of each clinic.
The sheep weigh-in and eye scanning is Saturday, May 10 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Dairy Barn. The flock tag will need removed from the ear of all market lambs. Eye scanning will take place for all State Fair-bound sheep. Forms turned in after the May 15 deadline will not be accepted.
For more information, contact Dave Addison at 244-7615.