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4-H Calendar

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UPCOMING EVENTS, INFORMATION AND DEADLINES

Broiler Order due May 30th

Use this form to put in your broiler order, remember that in order to participate in the Howard County Fair 4-H Broiler Contest birds must be from this group order. ORDERS DUE BY MAY 30th.  $3 per bird, payment will be collected at pick-up. Pick-up is expected to be the week of June 26th.

https://forms.gle/ci4VqhEcYc7csAZg8

Remember - All project changes must be made by June 1st

Directions for Adding and Dropping Projects

Log into the enrollment system https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in

Sheep and Meat Goat Workshop

Date/Time: Sunday, June 4th at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Carroll County Agriculture Center

Goat, Sheep and Swine ID Day

Market hogs will be tagged and weighed on Saturday, June 3rd starting at 7:00 A.M. (If you are participating in the ECLA show circuit in 2023 and have not already made contact, please reach out to Sheryl via email at sherylb@umd.edu ASAP.)

Market lambs and market goats will be tagged and weighed on Monday, June 5th from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Please follow the following instructions:

  1. Read the letter from Sheryl
  2. Register your Market Livestock Online
  3. Fill out your Liability Release
  4. Fill out your Payment Form
  5. MAIL to the office

Livestock Registration Forms - Due June 1st

Please remember the forms only serve as a way to identify your 4-H animal projects and is required by the Maryland 4-H Program. It does not replace the process for completing fair entries. It will still be your responsibility to complete entries for fair for the July 1 st deadline.

Horse 4-H Identification Card:  For each horse that will be part of your 4-H project, you need to complete a Horse ID card. You cannot exhibit a horse at the county or state fairs in the 4-H show that you have not completed a card for, therefore, if you have more than one horse available, it is recommended to complete a card for each horse.

Dog 4-H Identification Card: For each dog you will use to be part of your 4-H project, a care Dog ID card needs to be completed. For example, if you use one dog for agility and a different dog for obedience, then you need to complete a card for both dogs.

Rabbit Registration Form: All 4-Hers with rabbits are required to complete a project registration form and submit the form to the Howard County Extension Office by June 1 st .  If you are familiar with the Market Livestock Registration form, this form is very similar. Please use the attached information sheet to provide you guidelines and information regarding this process.

Poultry Registration Form: All 4-Hers with rabbits are required to complete a project registration form and submit the form to the Howard County Extension Office by June 1 st .  If you are familiar with the Market Livestock Registration form, this form is very similar. Please use the attached information sheet to provide you guidelines and information regarding this process.

Pygmy Goat Registration Form: All 4-Hers with pygmy goats are required to complete a project registration form and submit the form to the Howard County Extension Office by June 1 st .  If you are familiar with the Market Livestock Registration form, this essentially the same form but for pygmy goats.

Lease Forms: If you are leasing an animal, you need to complete the Statement of Understanding and Release AND  Performance Animal Lease OR Breeding Animal Lease.

Sheep and Goat Workshop

A no-cost opportunity that will cover everything to prepare your sheep or goat for the show the following weekend. You will learn proper techniques in washing to clipping your animal. There will also be a section offered on showmanship. 

Carroll-Howard 4-H Sheep and Meat Goat Classic

Date:  Sunday, June 11th

Location:  Howard County Fairgrounds

Entries Due:  May 31st

We ask that you please read the 4-H Sheep and Meat Goat Classic letter and complete your registration form and mail to:  Carroll County Extension Office, Attention 4-H Sheep and Goat Classic, 700 Agriculture Center, Westminster, MD 21157

We are still looking for sponsors so if you know of someone who might be willing to be a sponsor, please share the Sponsorship Letter with them.

    Swine Workshop and Show

    We will be holding our 1st Carroll-Howard 4-H Swine Classic for Carroll and Howard County 4-H members.  There will be two opportunities for our swine exhibitors this year.

    Swine Showmanship Clinic on Friday, June 16th  7pm at the Howard County Fairgrounds

    Carroll-Howard 4-H Swine Classic held at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 17th

    We ask that you please read the 4-H Swine Classic Letter and remember that entries are due May 31st and need to be mailed to:  Carroll County Extension Office, Attention 4-H Swine Classic, 700 Agriculture Center, Westminster, MD 21157

    Howard County Residential and Day Camp

    We will hold Day camp in 2023 at the Howard County Fairgrounds from Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14.  All youth, ages seven (as of January 1, 2023) through 14, are welcome to apply. Camper fee is $300.00 for the week.  Parents and campers are required to attend the upcoming orientation being held virtually on Thursday June 8, 2023 at 7p.m.

    Need-based scholarships are available for those who qualify. For more information, please contact Chris Rein at 410-313-1915 or by email at Crein@umd.edu.  

     

    Central Cluster Fashion Revue - June 3rd

    Central Cluster Fashion revue Show will be held on Saturday June 3, 2023 at the Howard County Fairgrounds 2210 Fairgrounds Road West Friendship, MD 21794. All participants in the Fashion Revue show should be dressed and ready for Line-Up at 5:30 p.m. Show will begin at 6:00p.m. The theme for this year’s show is "Maryland Central Cluster Fashions”.

    Judging will be held at Howard County Fairgrounds 2210 Fairgrounds Road West Friendship, MD 21794 on Wednesday, May 31 2023. Judging will begin at 4p.m and run through the evening. The judging assignments will be emailed to all participants.

    All Central Cluster 4-Her’s are encouraged to participate. There are several opportunities for 4-H’ers to participate in the Show. If you are carrying Food and Nutrition, Public Speaking or even Crafts projects you could serve on one of the sub –committees to help prepare for the show. There are three sub-committees, Foods, Narrations, and Decorations, if you are interested in participating on one of the committees please contact Howard- Chris Rein at (410) 313-1915 or crein@umd.edu

    4-H’er carrying the Sewing, Clothing, Savvy Consumer, or Fashion projects may participate in the Fashion Revue Show. The show rules, classes, guidelines are posted on our local extension office 4-H websites. Please read them carefully.  If not uploaded during registration, please send all show narrations by email to Chris Rein at Crein@umd.edu by deadline.

    All entries are due in by May 19, 2023
    To Register for 4-H Central Cluster Fashion Revue Show: https://go.umd.edu/2023FashionRevueRegistration

    2023 Essay Question:  Describe the benefit of participating in 4-H to an elected official and why they should support the 4-H Program.

    2024 Essay Question:  How has your involvement in 4-H changed your life?

    2023 Special Awards:  We are looking for your support.  We have special awards for the 2023 Howard County Fair in need of sponsorship.  Since we had no awards last year we may have a number of awards that become available.  Please check availability often.

    Maryland 4-H Annual Report

    Enrollment Information

    As the youth development program of the Cooperative Extension System of land-grant universities, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, empowering six million young people throughout the United States. Cooperative Extension of 1862 and 1890  land-grant universities provide the leadership to engage young people in 4-H in all 3,007 counties of the United States.

    4-H'ers belong to 4-H Clubs that meet in local communities.  University of Maryland Extension Volunteers help youth learn life skills to become caring, competent and responsible individuals through club work, community service, and 4-H project curriculum.  4-H members work with their club leaders to develop their educational plans for each year.  These plans might include community service projects, speakers, field trips, or learning activities.

    4-H'ers participate in county-wide programs organized by volunteers and University of Maryland Extension faculty.  These programs include activities such as fashion shows, camps, public speaking contests, workshops, and more.  With so many community clubs and specialty clubs in Howard County, there is always something to do in Howard County 4-H.

    Please click on the Club Information link to find specific information about joining a club and the 4-H clubs in Howard County.

    To join the Howard County 4-H program, you will need to complete the online enrollment process.  Please keep in mind that we ask potential members to attend at least one 4-H meeting prior to enrolling in the online system.  

    Current re-enrollment for the 2023 is currently open and the link to register is https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in

    Volunteers

    Please check back for the updated process.

    Officer Training

    The Central Maryland 4-H Cluster is pleased to announce the release of a virtual Officer Training resource that was created to help our 4-H club officers.  

    The direct link to the resource is: https://go.umd.edu/MDofficertraining

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    For more information about the Howard County 4-H Program please contact one of the following:

    Sheryl Bennett

    4-H Youth Development Educator

    410-313-1912

    sherylb@umd.edu

    Chris Rein

    4-H Program Coordinator

    410-313-1915

    crein@umd.edu

    Beth Langvardt

    4-H Outreach Program Assistant

    410-313-2711

    elangvar@umd.edu