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  • Iowa State University Extension programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability.

    pg 2 Date Reminders

    pg 2 Scholarship Information

    pg 2 Weigh-In Information

    pg 3 FSQA Trainings

    pg 3 County Events

    pg 4 Rabbit Workshop

    pg 4 May 15 Deadline!

    pg 4 Youth Action Committee

    pg 4 Way We Live Award

    pg 5 Livestock Committee Invite

    pg 5 Show information

    WHATS INSIDE:

    DUBUQUE 4-H NEWSLETTER

    DUBUQUE COUNTY EXTENSION

    Dont forget to enr

    oll in

    4-H Online by May

    15th

    to show at the Fair

    !

    MARCHAPRIL 2013

    DUBUQUE COUNTY EXTENSION

    IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION AND

    OUTREACH

    DUBUQUE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

    14858 West Ridge Lane, Suite 2, Dubuque, Iowa 52003

    Phone: (563) 583-6496 Fax: (563) 583-4844

    www.extension.iastate.edu/dubuque

    Open MondayFriday 8:00am4:00pm

    eae@iastate.edu or tsimmons@iastate.edu

    Find us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/dubuquecountyextension

    Office Hours: 8AM-4PM Monday through Friday

    A big thank you to Jill Koopmann, Kara Koopmann, Julie Bries, Megan Valentine, Sierra Valentine, Molly Waller, and all the parents for helping at

    the FSQA Training on February 25th. Your help was greatly appreciated!

    Greetings!

    It is amazing how quick the time is flying by! On January 20th the

    Youth Action Committee hosted a County Wide Bowling event that 61 4-

    Hers participated in. This was a great opportunity for everyone to get to

    know each other and have a little fun. The picture above is of Megan Valen-

    tine and Sierra Valentine at the Bowling Event. We also hosted a 4-H Night

    at a Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey game and sold about 50 tickets to 4-

    Hers and their friends and family. We look forward to doing more events

    like this in the future!

    Hopefully our last snow storm is out of the way and we can look

    forward to the weather warming up a little bit! With warmer weather comes

    thoughts of fair. The deadline to have your project areas and livestock in-

    formation listed in 4hOnline is May 15th (rabbits are July 1st)! If you need

    help entering this information into 4hOnline please stop by the Extension

    Office, give me a call or send an email. I am here to help!!

    Liz Edgington

    County Youth Coordinator

  • Important Date Reminders

    Sheep/Meat Goat Weigh In April 27 10AM-12PM Dubuque County Fairgrounds

    Cost: $2/ animal for tag fee

    10 Goats and 10 lambs may be weighed-in

    Recommended weight: 40 pounds for lambs

    Any 4-Her or FFA member exhibiting at the Iowa

    State Fair needs to weigh in their state fair animals at

    a State Fair weigh-in. The nearest State Fair Weigh-In

    is at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on May 4th

    from 8am10am. There is a $5 fee for each market

    lamb or goat identified as a possible state fair entry.

    Please let the Dubuque County Extension Office Know

    if you plan on weighing in at Delaware County.

    Dubuque County 4-H Scholarship Information

    ATTENTION SENIORS: Scholarships are available for active, college bound 4-H members.

    - Mabel Hilton Memorial scholarship is available for all 12th grade male 4-H members pursuing a degree at a 2 or 4

    year accredited college/university.

    - Fran Gansen Memorial scholarship is available for all 12th grade female 4-H members pursuing a degree at a 2 or 4

    year accredited college/university.

    Applications are available at the Dubuque County Extension office or on our website and are due to the Dubuque

    County Extension Office by May 1st.

    March

    12 Youth Action Committee Meeting 6:00PM

    12 Youth Leaders Committee meeting 7:30PM

    19FSQA Training at 6:30PM

    23 Swine Weigh-In date 7-11am

    23-24Multi Region Intermediate Trip

    April

    6Rabbit Workshop (registration form enclosed)

    13Junior Project Day (Registration due by April 5)

    20STEM Festival @ Grand Harbor

    27Sheep/Meat Goat Weigh-In date 10am-12pm

    May

    1Mable Hilton & Fran Gansen Memorial Scholarship

    applications due.

    15Livestock Entries Due in 4hOnline

    15Project Enrollment Due in 4hOnline

    18Communications day (registration due by May 1st)

    June

    15Clothing Event entries due to Extension Office

    July

    1State Fair Livestock entries due in 4hOnline

    9Clothing event

    Dubuque County 4-H Scholarship Information

    Livestock weigh-in Information

    Swine Weigh In March 23 7am11am

    Western Dubuque High School, Ag Room

    Cost: $2/ animal for tag fee

    Recommended weight: under 50 pounds at time of

    weigh-in.

    A member may weigh-in up to 8 pigs.

    .

  • All Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, Goat, Bucket/Bottle, & Rabbit, Poultry exhibitors MUST be FSQA certified to show

    livestock. Upcoming training dates include:

    March 19. Dubuque County. 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Contact Liz Edgington 563-583-6496 eae@iastate.edu April 1. Delaware County. 10am to 12pm. Contact Michaela Collins, 563-927-4201, collinsm@iastate.edu April 7. Jackson County. Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2 to 4 p.m. Preregistration is required. There is a $5 fee for out-of-county participants. Contact Heather Moore, 563-652-4923, hamoore@iastate.edu April 11. Jones County. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Kim Miller, 319-462-2791, kmiller5@iastate.edu May 15. Jones County. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Kim Miller, 319-462-2791, kmiller5@iastate.edu June 3. Delaware County. 10am to 12pm. Contact Michaela Collins, 563-927-4201, collinsm@iastate.edu June 17. Jackson County. Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2 to 4 p.m. Preregistration is required. There is a $5 fee for out-of-county participants. Contact Heather Moore, 563-652-4923, hamoore@iastate.edu June 11. Jones County. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Kim Miller, 319-462-2791, kmiller5@iastate.edu

    FSQA Training

    County Events!

    Project Day

    Join us for Project Day on April 13th in the 4-H

    Building at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds! Regis-

    tration begins at 8:45AM with sessions starting at

    9AM. The cost for this event will be $10. Friends are

    welcome at this event and need not be enrolled in 4-

    H. This will only be a morning event, lunch will not

    be included. Registration forms are included in this

    newsletter. All of the different project areas are show-

    cased on the registration form. Please pre-register

    both 4-Hers & guests by April 5th!

    If you would like to volunteer your time to help

    with project day please

    contact Liz at the Exten-

    sion Office. Our number is

    563-583-6496 or you can

    email eae@iastate.edu

    We are also collecting pop

    tabs. Please let us know if

    you have any!

    Communications DayMay 18

    Join us for a day of inspiring presentations, cool ex-

    hibits, and side-splitting skits all brought to you by

    your 4-H friends!

    Get the edge by giving a presentation, show off your skills in a Share the Fun skit, perform a skit, show everyone how to make some really neat stuff in a working exhibit, or try an extem-poraneous speech on for size. The possibilities are endless!

    Sign up by May 1st to partici-

    pate and possibly earn a trip to

    the Iowa State Fair!

    ... and don't forget to come

    cheer on your friends!

    Presentations and extemporane-

    ous speaking will be held at the

    extension office starting at 10a.m. Working exhibits

    and Share-the-Fun skits will be presented in the af-

    ternoon at Kennedy Mall.

    Show off your best outfit at the 2013 Du-

    buque County Clothing Event July 9 at 5pm at

    the Extension Office. Participate in Fashion

    Revue (created garments), Clothing Selection

    (purchased garments), or the $15 Challenge.

    Entries are due June 15. More information will

    be in your County Fairbook.

    Clothing

    EventJuly 9

    mailto:hamoore@iastate.edumailto:hamoore@iastate.edu

  • MISSION STATEMENT 4-H EMPOWERS YOUTH TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL WORKING

    AND LEARNING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CARING ADULTS

    The Dubuque County 4-H Rabbit Committee is hosting a rabbit

    workshop on April 6th in the 4-H Building at the Dubuque County

    Fairgrounds. Registration will be from 8:30am8:45am if you are

    interested in making a carrier for your rabbit. For all others registra-

    tion will begin at 9:15am.

    ALL rabbits that are shown at the 2013 Dubuque County Fair must

    be tattooed. At this workshop you will have the opportunity to have

    two of your rabbits tattooed and be shown how to tattoo the rest at home. The Extension Of-

    fice will have all of the equipment needed to tattoo your rabbits available for check-out.

    Lunch will be served as well. In the afternoon there will be a mock show that you can partici-

    pate in.

    Please fill out the attached registration form and send back into the Extension Office with

    payment by March 27th. Checks can be made payable to Dubuque County Extension. The

    cost to attend this workshop is $10.

    Be a STAR Volunteer

    Get involved on Youth Action Committee!

    For anyone committed to making a difference in

    the lives of our Dubuque County 4-H Youth. Mem-

    bers

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