e-CloverLink Digest

e-Cloverlink Fair Food Stand

There is a table at the end of this E-Cloverlink that shows each club’s percentage of the total county 4-H Program. The grid also shows the number of each kind of shift the club is responsible to fill based on that percentage. Each number is one person working one shift

              A link to an electronic sign-up form for fair shifts will be emailed out to all families. Clubs that have five or more members work two shifts at tractor pull will receive the link on Monday, June 19. All other clubs will receive the link on Tuesday, June 20th. They Will release at 8:30 on the respective day. When you open the form it will list the shifts and how many spots are already filled. This way, you know how many spots are open in each shift. Please fill out the information completely If you cannot use the electronic form please call the office and we will help select your shifts. The list below is the shifts for 2017 County Fair and the number of people needed for each shift. 

Wed. July 26

  3pm-6:30pm: 9 Adult/ 10 Youth/ 2 Cloverbud or Explorer

  6:15pm-Close: 11 A/ 12 Y/ 2 C/E

Thu. July 27

  9:00am– 12:45pm: 9 A/ 10 Y/ 2 C/E

  12:30pm– 4:00pm: 11 A/ 12 Youth/ 2 C/E

  3:45pm– 7:15pm: 9 A/ 10 Y/ 2 C/E

  7:00pm– Close: 11 A/ 12 Y/ 2 C/E

Fri., July 28

9:00am– 12:45pm: 9 A/ 10 Y/ 2 C/E

  12:30pm– 4:00pm: 11 A/ 12 Youth/ 2 C/E

  3:45pm– 7:15pm: 9 A/ 10 Y/ 2 C/E

  7:00pm– Close: 11 A/ 12 Y/ 2 C/E 

Sat., July 29

  9:00am– 12:45pm: 9 A/ 10 Y/ 2 C/E

  12:30pm– 4:00pm: 11 A/ 12 Youth/ 2 C/E

  3:45pm– 7:15pm: 9 A/ 10 Y/ 2 C/E

  7:00pm– Close: 11 A/ 12 Y/ 2 C/E

Sun. July 30

  9:00– 12:45: 9 A/ 10 Y/ 2 C/E

  12:30– Close: 11 A/ 12 Y/ 2 C/E

 

Clean– Up: Southwest District (Jolly Joiners/ Leon Livewires) Date TBA

The food stand manager has pared down the numbers from years past so it is important that each shift listed here is filled. We are also going to see how doing breakfast on two mornings will work at Fair. We will need 3-4 volunteer 16+ each on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

This is the grid for club responsibilities.

Club Name % of
Program
Required Adult Shifts Filled Adult Shifts Required Youth Shifts Filled Youth Shifts Required Cloverbud Shifts Filled Cloverbud Shifts
Denim n’ Dust A8% Y10% 12 17 3
Hill-n-Valley A6% Y6% 9 10 2
Hoppy Trails A9% Y4% 14 7 1
Jolly Joiners A16% Y13% 24 23 4
LaGrange Tunnel-Lites A10% Y18% 15 31 4
Leon Livewires A18% Y17% 27 30 4
Norwalk Clovers A15% Y17% 23 30 4
Stepping Stones A3% Y3% 5 5 1
Valle Ville A10% Y6% 15 6 6
West Beaver Creek A5% Y6% 8 10 1

 

If you have questions make sure to ask by calling the office at 608-269-8722.

 

 


e-Cloverlink 3rd Week of May 2017

Hello MOCO4-H,

It is a little cooler today, it will not be long and we will be wishing for cool weather like this. There are many activities coming up in Monroe County 4-H. Our summer assistant Jessica will be joining us in a little over three weeks and she will begin her planning for the Boy’s and Girl’s Science days as well as our 3-6 grade Summer Road Trip. There is so much great stuff on tap for the summer of 2017. I can’t wait to get it started. Below are the updates.

Clover Camp: The annual Clover Camp for all Monroe County Cloverbuds is scheduled for Saturday, June 17th. It will start at 8 am and wrap up at 2 pm. I am working on firming up the location and will share it when it is final. This year’s theme is all about Water. The cost will be $10 to cover all the fantastic activities. One major change this year is you will need to bring a sack lunch. Click this link https://goo.gl/forms/yrpZuHAKM2zvzZaU2
to get signed up right away. Deadline to sign up is Friday June 2nd.

Clothing Preview: Our annual Clothing Preview will be held Monday, June 19th. The event will again be located at Rolling Hills’ Auditorium. Registration will begin at 9 am. The show will start at 9:30 am. Instead of creating an electronic form I am attaching the pre-registration form to this email. The entry deadline is June 5th.

Tractor Safety: Tractor Safety is filling up fast. The Tractor Safety and Certification Course will be held on June 19- 21, 2017 at the Barney Center, 1000 E. Montgomery St., Sparta.  The course is taught by UW Extension Agents, Tomah, Brookwood, and Sparta Ag Teachers, with presentations/ demonstrations by Sparta Area Fire Department, and Law Enforcement.  The course will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.  All classroom and driving practicum will be conducted at the Barney Center in Sparta.  Participants must attend the entire course and pass written and driving exams in order to pass and receive the certification.

The purpose of this course is to satisfy the requirements of the Federal Hazardous Occupation Order for Youth under 16 and Wisconsin Law Act 455.  The federal law applies to youth who are at least 14 years old but less than 16 and who intend to work on farms not owned or run by their parents.  The state law applies to youth under age 16 operating tractors on public roads for their immediate family’s farm.  All youth under the age of 16 who intend to operate tractors on Wisconsin public roads must have this state certification.  Youth must be at least 12 years old at the time of the course to attend. Youth under 12 years of age at training time legally cannot participate in the training program.

Participants enroll by contacting the agriculture instructor from their school district or by calling the Monroe County Extension Office 269-8722. Enrollment deadline is June 12th in order to have adequate materials prepared.  A registration fee of $30.00 per person will be charged to cover the cost of course materials.  Each person should bring a sack lunch all three days. You can download the forms here: http://monroe.uwex.edu/2017/03/09/tractor-and-machinery-safety-class-scheduled-for-june-19-21/

Tractor and Machinery Safety Class Scheduled for June 19 …

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The Tractor Safety and Certification Course will be held on June 19- 21, 2016 at the Barney Center, 1000 E. Montgomery St., Sparta. The course is taught by UW …

Foods Review: Foods Review is scheduled for July 19th at St. Patrick’s Church in Sparta. There will be an email to all members enrolled in the Foods projects with more information and registration information in the May/June Cloverlink.

Summer Camp: August 5 sounds like a long time from now but it will be here sooner that you think. Monroe County is going to participate in the August 5-8 Island Explorers Open Summer Camp. Our counselors and adults will be there and many of our LaCrosse County friends as well. Another plus, there may be some cool people from all over the state. We will again have a bus from Tomah to camp and back to Tomah. The cost for camp this year is $80 for members and $100 for community friends. If you sign up for camp your payment to the county will be due July 1st. If you pay Upham Woods directly you will be eligible for a refund of the difference. To enroll go to 4-H Online, call or email us if you have trouble. Here is a link to more information: http://fyi.uwex.edu/uphamwoods/programs/open-enrollment-summer-camp-and-outpost-trip/

Open Enrollment Summer Camp – Upham Woods Outdoor Learning …

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Why go to camp? Studies have shown that going to summer camp helps youth grow in areas such as self-confidence, independence, making friends, exploring and learning …

Outpost: LaCrosse County and I are looking at plans for our traditional Grade 6-8 Outpost experience during Summer Camp. We need to know if there is interest in this. The cost and dates would be the same as Base Camp. Please let me know if you or your youth would be interested in this experience. We need at least 15 Monroe County youth attending to make it happen. I have heard from only 1 person interested in this experience. If no one shows interest by June 5th we will discontinue planning the event. 

Adults: We need adults to sign up for camp too. If you are interested in a great opportunity to help kids have a great time and learn about the outdoors. This is a great way to do that. You sign up the same way as the kids on your 4-H Online Account.

State 4-H Dog Show: Monroe County 4-H is sponsoring the 2017 State 4-H Dog Show. There is a committee meeting on May 23 at 7 pm. The meeting will be in room 220 here at the UWEX Office. They will meet regarding judge selection, program management, show schedule, food options, as well as lodging. If you would like to help make sure we have a great event please consider joining.

 

Monroe County 4-H Food Stand: Plans have started for our food stand for tractor pull and fair. Tractor pull will be handled by clubs each signing up for a shift. Those clubs unable to fill a shift will tell how many short they are by May 24th. We will then post the shifts where help is needed. I know for sure the Saturday, 12:30-4 pm shift is one that will need lots of help. Please consider working these shifts your program needs the Food Stand to be successful. The Fair shifts will again be an individual sign up. The Club requirements will come out this next week and the sign up will go live on June 5th.

Cloverlink: The May/June Cloverlink will be printed the First week of June. Reporters need to have their minutes in to mocowi4h@gmail.com if they want them in the newsletter.

Fair Entry: The online entry system for the county fair is live the link is here: https://www.blueribbonfair.com/BRFairProd/BlueRibbonStart.aspx?ID=1218 there is also a directions document here: http://monroecountyfairwi.com/pdfs/2017/OnlineEntryUserGuide.pdf   Both links are on the home page for the Monroe County Fair.

Dairy Windows: Clubs are again asked to make a display for June Dairy Days. Place a poster or decorate a business window with a message celebrating Wisconsin dairy. Register the location by May 31 and submit the photo by June 2nd. All participating clubs will receive an award for the Dairy Promotion Board. Ask your leader for more information.

e-Cloverlink 1st Week of May 2017

Hello Again MOCO4-H,

I hope you are enjoying our wet weather. Remember, it is supposed to bring flowers at some point. Anyway, here it is the first week of May already and another opportunity for me to share some 4-H information with all of you. I promise no more yellow print, I will stick with bold colors.

  • Clover Camp: The annual Clover Camp for all Monroe County Cloverbuds is scheduled for Saturday, June 17th. It will start at 8 am and wrap up at 2 pm. I am working on firming up the location and will share it when it is final. This years theme is All About Water. The cost will be $10 to cover all the fantastic activities. One major change this year is you will need to bring a sack lunch. Click this link https://goo.gl/forms/yrpZuHAKM2zvzZaU2to get signed up right away. 
  • Photography Workshop: We have 4 youth signed up for this class, we need 6 more by Thursday at noon to hold the class. It is a full day of Photo knowledge and technique hosted by a gifted photographer. The students should learn a lot about taking great photos. There is also a great opportunity to scout out and take photos in lovely downtown Sparta. Who:
    • All Monroe County 4-Hers 3rd Grade & up
    • When: May 6, 2017 May 20th will be the make-up day.
    • Where: Sparta, Rolling Hills & downtown
    • How: Please register online at
    • https://goo.gl/forms/f1D1BzyzFSzTCZK03
    • Deadline: Thursday May 4th NOON!!
    • Cost: There is a $20 fee to attend this workshop
  • Livestock Exhibitors: Make sure Goat, Sheep, & Swine are all registered by 4:30 pm on Monday, May 15. Follow this link for the directions: https://monroe.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/4-h-projects/meat-animal-id/
    • All Youth exhibitors must attend at least on Jr. Livestock Committee Meetings to be eligible to sell at the Auction on Saturday evening. There is no longer a first year exemption.
    • Youth grade 3-8 may be represented by a legal guardian. All Youth grade 9+ must be present in person.
    • The final Jr. Livestock Committee Meeting will be held on June 6th at 8 pm at Brookwood High School, 28861 WI-131, Ontario, WI 54651. This will be your last chance to meet the requirement to sell.
  • Clothing Preview: Our annual Clothing Preview will be held Monday, June 19th. The event will again be located at Rolling Hills’ Auditorium. Registration will begin at 9 am. The show will start at 9:30 am. There will be an electronic registration coming out in email on or before the next e-Cloverlink the 3rd week of May.
  • Summer Camp: August 5 sounds like a long time from now but it will be here sooner that you think. Monroe County is going to participate in the August 5-8 Island Explorers Open Summer Camp. Our counselors and adults will be there and many of our LaCrosse County friends as well. Another plus, there may be some cool people from all over the state. We will again have a bus from Tomah to camp and back to Tomah. The cost for camp this year is $80 for members and $100 for community friends. If you sign up for camp your payment to the county will be due July 1st. If you pay Upham Woods directly you will be eligible for a refund of the difference. To enroll go to 4-H Online, call or email us if you have trouble. Here is a link to more information: http://fyi.uwex.edu/uphamwoods/programs/open-enrollment-summer-camp-and-outpost-trip/
  • Outpost: LaCrosse Coutny and I are looking at plans for out traditional Grade 6-8 Outpost experience during Summer Camp. We need to know if there is interest in this. The cost and dates would be the same as Base Camp. Please let me know if you your youth would be interested in this experience. We need at least 15 Monroe County youth attending to make it happen.
  • Foods Review: Foods Review is scheduled for July 19th at St. Patrick’s Church in Sparta. There will be an email to all members enrolled in the Foods projects with more information and an electronic registration link in the May/June Cloverlink.
  • Monroe County 4-H Food Stand: It is that time again to be thinking about our food stand for tractor pull and fair. Tractor pull will be handled by clubs each signing up for a shift. Those clubs unable to fill a shift will tell how many short they are by May 20th. We will then post the shifts where help is wanted. Please consider working these shifts when they are open, our program needs the Food Stand to be successful. The Fair shifts will again be an individual sign up. The Club requirements will come out this week and the sign up will go live in mid-May.
e-Cloverlink 3rd Week of April 2017
Hello MOCO4-H,
I am excited to start a new communication effort. My plan is to send communications on the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month. The 1st week of February, April, June, August, October, and December will be our traditional paper Cloverlink and it will be uploaded on the website and in 4-H Online. The deadline to be in the paper Cloverlink is the 20th of the odd months.
The other weeks will be an email digest with important links and upcoming opportunities. I am looking at a way to catalog the email versions as well.
  • Clover Camp: The annual Clover Camp for all Monroe County Cloverbuds is scheduled for Saturday, June 17th. It will start at 8 am and wrap up at 2 pm. I am working on firming up the location and will share it when it is final. This years theme is All About Water. The cost will be $10 to cover all the fantastic activities. One major change this year is you will need to bring a sack lunch. Click this link https://goo.gl/forms/yrpZuHAKM2zvzZaU2 to get signed up right away.
  • Photography Workshop: 
    Join us for a 4-H Photography Project Photo Class
     Who: All Monroe County 4-Hers 3rd Grade & up
     When: May 6, 2017 May 20th will be the make up day.
     Where: Sparta, Rolling Hills & downtown
     How: Please register online at
    goo.gl
    Please enter your information to enroll in the 2017 Photography Workshop.
     Deadline: Friday April 28th
     Cost: There is a $20 fee to attend this worksho
  • Dog Show: Monroe County is hosting the 2017 State 4-H Dog Show on August 18-20 in Tomah. This is a great way to show the state what Monroe County 4-H has to offer. There are many ways to help. If you want to get involved please let us know by emailing me or Jackie Menn at lawnviewfarm@yahoo.com
  • Summer Camp: August 5 sounds like a long time from now but it will be here sooner that you think. Monroe County is going to participate in the August 5-8 Island Explorers Open Summer Camp. Our counselors and adults will be there and many of our LaCrosse County friends as well. Another plus, there may be some cool people from all over the state. We will again have a bus from Tomah to camp and back to Tomah. The cost for camp this year is $80 for members and $100 for community friends. If you sign up for camp your payment to the county will be due July 1st. If you pay Upham Woods directly you will be eligible for a refund of the difference. To enroll go to 4-H Online, call or email us if you have trouble. Here is a link to more information: http://fyi.uwex.edu/uphamwoods/programs/open-enrollment-summer-camp-and-outpost-trip/  
    fyi.uwex.edu
    Why go to camp? Studies have shown that going to summer camp helps youth grow in areas such as self-confidence, independence, making friends, exploring and learning …

    If you have information that you would like shared in these emails please share it with me and I will add it to the next email that goes out. All the best in the weeks to come.

Joshua L. Goede
4-H & Youth Development Agent
UW Extension – Monroe County Office, 1434 County Highway B, Room 1
Sparta, Wisconsin 54656
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