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4-H ANNOUNCEMENTS: Important upcoming events and dates to remember

April 29, 2014

Various clubs and organizations within the Whitley 4-H program have announced area events and important dates pertaining to county activities.

4-H projects

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 Before dropping a project, consider the following:

•Could the project be completed in a few weeks, once there is more time?
•Could the record sheet/book be completed and just not exhibit at the Fair?
•Could more help be sought to complete the project?
Before adding a project, consider the following:
•Is there enough time to complete the project?
•Was the project simply missed in being added on the enrollment form?

Animal enrollment

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:

•Beef Breeding Heifer (Junior)
•Beef Cow/Calf
•Beef Feeder (Junior Steer)
•Dairy Feeder Calf
•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:

•2014 Animal Enrollment Form
•Bred, Born and Raised Form (if applicable)
•Affidavit (if applicable)
•2014 Pre-Fair letter
•Pen sheet

The 4-H animal deadline for the Sate Fair is June 1. For more information, visit

ServSafe class

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

For more information, contact Cindy Barnett at 244-7615, 625-3313 or email

4-H horse and pony clinics

•Mark Burnett Clinic — 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.

•Beginner Clinic — 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.

•Advance Clinic — 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.

•Rick Walters Clinic — 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.

Sheep weigh-in

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.


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