Here is your March 4-H Newsletter. Be sure to open it for all Hot Spring County Monthly Updates!
Hot Spring Co 4-H Happenings March 2018
March is here, spring is near.  Please call or email any questions to 
Upcoming Events 
  • If you have not, Enroll or ReEnroll in 4-H Online 
  • If you have camps, ordered poultry chain, participated in judging events, etc, please stop by the office and pay.
  • March 1  Summer Equine Camp Deadline
  • March 1 Deadline to Register for AR Livestock Leadership Academy
  • March 5 Deadline to Order Poultry Chain and have them PAID FOR
  • March 16 Teen/Adult Meeting 
  • March 15 Ambassador/State officer apps due/Teen Star Apps due 
  • March 16 State 4-H Roping (Benton)
  • March 22-24 Livestock Leadership Academy 
  • March 29 Turn In AUCTION ITEMS
  • 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/Poultry BBQ/Livestock Skills Contest (CHANGES)
  • April 12 Livestock Judging Practice (location/time TBA)
  • April 28 Rabies Clinic
  • May 3- State 4-H Livestock Judging contest 
  • May 4-5 Arkansas State Spring Livestock Show
  • 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.
Giant Pumpkin and Watermelon Contest
Seeds may be requested by County Agents or Program Assistants through County Manager Registration in 4HOnline. Due date to request seeds in Monday, April 2, 2018. Because the price of seeds has dramatically increased in the past few years, distribute seeds only to bona fide 4-H members enrolled in the horticulture project. In order to be successful, these projects need a certain amount of adult direction and supervision. There is a $2.00 charge for pumpkin seeds and a $2.00 charge for watermelon seeds for each participant.
Poultry Chain

March 5 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. The Price is $25.  Make sure you pay by the deadline! If you need more information, email me at or call 501-332-5267
March 29 Dairy Foods and Apron Contest-more info to follow. Call Kristal or call for more information.
Dairy Foods Recipe Challenge: Registration is free but entry forms and recipes must be submitted to Kristal by email at or delivered/mailed to the County Extension Office by 4:00pm on Friday March 23, 2018.
 County O'RAMA and Poultry BBQ Contest
Call the office to sign up for County O'RAMA Events by March 30!

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. 

 The Grand and Reserve Market Hog, Grand and Reserve Market Goat, and Grand and Reserve Market Lamb will be sent to slaughter.  A necropsy will be done, including carcass inspection on these 6 animals, with Steers being added in 2019.  Not all Market animals will be slaughtered!
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