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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 www.extension.purdue.edu/whitley. 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
•Dairy Feeder Calf
•Goat
•Horse and Pony
•Poultry
•Rabbit
•Sheep
•Swine

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 www.in.gov/statefair/fair.

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 info@indianarestaurants.org.

For more information, contact Cindy Barnett at 244-7615, 625-3313 or email cbarnett@purdue.edu.

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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