The 4-H Horse Council is now in its 31st year of providing quality education, horse and leadership programs for youth in the 2-county area. They offer leadership training for adult and youth members of the board, provide scholarships for regional and state level workshops, organize clinics and shows, they secure sponsorships for record keeping and sportsmanship awards and for educational displays during fairweek, as well as offer educational programs at their bi-monthly membership meetings. Their mission is to provide opportunities for youth to learn important project skills like caring for animals, veterinary science, safety, riding skills and record keeping, as well as important life skills such as public speaking, leadership, sportsmanship, parliamentary procedure, decision making, group dynamics, citizenship, time management, and community service.
Enrollments for this group are due yearly by the January membership meeting, with the horse registration form due May 1st.
The 2011-12 officers are:
Clubs and leaders include: Chaps & Jodphurs - Patti Watchorn Drill Team - Jan Wieland Mane Attraction - Cyndy Shaw & Terri Hollopeter Pounding Hooves - Becky Swiger / Richard & Pat Brady Stable Mates - Beth Harwood & Amy Howard
Market Livestock Association
The Market Livestock Association is a 2-county program where youth learn skills in raising, showing and marketing livestock, as well as record keeping and quality animal care and welfare. In addition, they learn valuable life skills of responsibility, ethics, sportsmanship, decision making, public speaking and parliamentary procedure. The Livestock Association has been providing educational opportunities to livestock members for 35 years.
Participation eligibility is as follows:
Members must be between the ages of nine (9) and nineteen (19) as of January 1, 2012, with the exception of members with a handicap or disability. Their maximum age of eligibility is age 26, as of January 1 of the year of the fair. Members must be 12 years as of January 1, 2012 to exhibit a steer project.
The adult members of the 2010-11 Executive Board are:
Steer & Veal Superintendents
Ren Graham & Adam Greenman
Nicole Wilks & QuinciAnne Fuller
Sheryl Thayer & Michael Nachazel
The 2011-12 youth officers are:
Eric Greenman & Crystal Clavier
Veal & Jr. Beef Representatives
Cameron Graham & Mikaela Graham
Trista Hull & Riley Thayer
Stephanie Clavier, Chelsea Dann, Deana Graham, Brielle Healey, Kortney Heckman, Katelyn Skornia and Cassidy Thayer
Animal Husbandry Council
The Animal Husbandry program is a non-market, animal breeding program and is open to youth aged 5 -19, with non-competitive opportunites for those youth aged 5-8.
Registrations for the program are to be turned in by club leaders no later than May 1, 2012. Members must first complete a "4-H Enrollment Form", followed by an "Animal Husbandry Enrollment Form" for each animal they plan to exhibit at the county fair.
Animal Husbandry projects include non-market beef, sheep, and swine, as well as dairy, rabbit, chicken, pocket pets, goats and exotic animals. Animal Husbandry animals are breeding stock and are therefore, ineligible for sale at the fair.
The 2011-12 Animal Husbandry Superintendents are:
Beef : Adam Greenman & Ren Graham Sheep: Nicole Wilks & QuinciAnne Fuller Swine: Sheryl Thayer & Michael Nachazel Rabbits: Linda Liberty Poultry: Judy Johnson-Smith Pocket Pets: JoAnn Wilder Goats: Nicole Wilks
Exotics: Amy Howard
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