Here is your  February 4-H Newsletter. Be sure to open it for all Hot Spring County Monthly Updates!
Hot Spring Co 4-H Happenings February 2018
February is going to be very busy and packed with fun!  Please call or email any questions to jbraziel@uaex.edu. 
Upcoming Events 
  • If you have not, Enroll or ReEnroll in 4-H Online 
  • Feb 3 Pancake Breakfast
  • Feb 5 Livestock Judging Practice (Bismarck Ag bldg 3:30)
  • Feb. 15 Horse Judging Workshop at Lake Hamilton School 3:00 (Let Jason know)
  • Feb. 17 Practice 4-H Judging Contests (Sign Up by Feb. 2)
  • March 1  Summer Equine Camp Deadline (online)
  • March 1 Deadline to Register for AR Livestock Leadership Academy
  • March 7 Deadline to Order Poultry Chain (order through the office)
  • March 15 Ambassador/State officer apps due
  • March 16 State 4-H Roping (Benton)
  • March 22-24 Livestock Leadership Academy (Sign up Online)
  • March 29 County Dairy Foods and Apron Contest 6:30 pm
  • April 2 Pumpkin and Watermelon Seed Requests DUE
  • April 5 Poultry Chain Orders Pick up
  • April 6 4-H Auction
  • April 14 County 4-H O'RAMA and Poultry BBQ Contest (CHANGES)
  • May 3- State 4-H Livestock Judging contest 
  • June 8 District 4-H Horse Show Benton
  • June 19 District 4-H O'RAMA at Malvern Middle School
  • July 10-13 State 4-H Horse Show
Re-Enroll in 4-H Online!
Encourage others to join!
Re-enrollment for the 2017-2018 4-H year has begun. If you have any questions concerning how to re-enroll in 4-H Online, please contact the office.
 
4-H Foundation Pancake Breakfast Feb. 3rd
The annual Foundation Pancake Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, February 3 at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Malvern from 6:30 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. This breakfast is all you can eat and tickets are only $10.00. Not only are pancakes available, but bacon, eggs, sausage, ham, buttermilk biscuits and gravy as well! Tickets are available for purchase through any 4-H Club or the Extension Office until Friday, February 2nd. This is one of the major fundraisers for the 4-H Foundation which assists in funding county 4-H programs such as camps, trips, the banquet, etc. It is really important that we advertise, sell tickets, and support this event. These are due to the office by Friday, Feb 2 at 4:29 pm!
Feb. 5  Livestock Judging Practice after School at Bismarck Ag. Building until 5pm
Judging Contests

If you would like to participate in a practice judging contest on Sat. Feb. 17 please let me know by  Friday Feb. 2, 3:00pm.   Poultry, Livestock, and Horse will be the 3 contests we will be involved with.  You can only participate in one of the 3 areas.  email jbraziel@uaex.edu for more details. 
Poultry Chain

March 7 Deadline to Order Poultry Chain (order through the office)

Poultry Chain information: This year we are able to stay with brown egg layers, the Hyline Brown. These are large bodied, docile birds and are fantastic egg producers.  Each project order will receive between to 18-20 birds.  Please remember, this project is for the benefit and education of our youth and is not to provide birds for personal gain/profits. Only youth participants; one set per 4-H member.  If you don't want that many you can split a group of birds.   I will have more information to follow.  If you need more information, email me at jbraziel@uaex.edu or call 501-332-5267
March 29 Dairy Foods and Apron Contest-more info to follow. See Kristal or call for more information.
 County O'RAMA and Poultry BBQ Contest
April 14 at Hot Spring County Fairgrounds we will start at 9:00 am set up for Poultry BBQ Contest.  9:30-10:00 start time for BBQ.   Contest ends at 12:00 pm, with meat provided for lunch, please bring sides and desserts.  

1:00 pm will start talks and demonstrations

3:00 pm will be the Big B contests (Bicycle, Bait Casting, and BB Shooting) and others-we will add livestock skills this year. 

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