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May 2018     
Macomb County 4-H News & Events
Macomb County 4-H Poultry Clinic - May 12
The   Macomb County 4-H Poultry Showmanship Clinic is May 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Grange Hall on the Armada Fairgrounds, 74280 Fair St., Armada, MI 48005. Participants will learn the techniques used to show 4-H poultry at the Armada Fair. The clinic will include a demonstration and hands-on practice. Participants may bring their own bird to practice the instruction. Those without a bird may still attend to gain valuable information. Birds may be available to borrow. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Contact Seth Martin at (586) 783-8163 for more information or to R.S.V.P.

Horse Project members: Register with the Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee by May 1
Horse project members who plan to participate in the 2018 Macomb County 4-H Horse Shows at Camp Rotary in Ray Township must register with the Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee by May 1, 2018. See your club leader for more information.

4-H Horse Program Ad Book Fundraiser
The Macomb County 4-H Horse Program's 2018 Ad Book Fundraiser forms are now online at http://msue.macombgov.org/MSUE-4H-Programs-Animals-Horses :
2018 Ad Book Leader Letter:   http://bit.ly/2nhfG4v
2018 Ad Book Fundraiser Information Packet - Member Copy:   http://bit.ly/2DNTVDK
2018 Ad Book Fundraiser Information Packet - Leader Copy:   http://bit.ly/2rNv1P3
2018 Ad Book Tally Sheet:   http://bit.ly/2Fslezz
2018 Ad Book Donor Receipt:   http://bit.ly/2DN1giN  
Ads and ad sales must be turned in by May 1st to Wayne Reeves, wayneereeves@gmail.com , or call Wayne at 843-263-2553 to make arrangements to get the submissions to him. If you have any questions, please email Wayne .

Trail patterns available online
The 2018 trail patterns listed now available online at http://msue.macombgov.org/MSUE-4H-Programs-Animals-Horses under "Forms & Patterns".

Voyageur Canoe - May 19th
Paddle along in a Voyageur canoe at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township at 10 a.m. on  May 19, 2018.   Voyageur Canoe is a great activity for your family or 4-H club! Learn about the history
of French Voyageurs in North America and their importance in Michigan. Also, learn about the marsh inhabitants that the voyageurs were seeking. This event is free after entrance to the park.  Pre-registration is required. Contact 4-H Program Coordinator Seth Martin at 586-783-8163 for more information or to register.
Macomb County 
4-H Staff
Ed Scott
District 11 Coordinator
Oakland & Macomb Counties

Diane Wisnewski
4-H Extension Supervising
& Staff Development Educator

4-H Program Coordinator

4-H Program Coordinator

Kathy Jamieson
4-H Educator
4-H Program Coordinator

4-H Educator

Computer Maintenance Clerk


Web Site:

MSU Extension
VerKuilen Building
21885 Dunham Road, Ste. 12
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Phone: (586) 469-6431

MSU Extension
Max Thompson
Family Resource Center
11370 Hupp
Warren, MI 48089
Phone: (586) 469-7614

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Turning Your Passions into Profits - June 2nd
The Turn Your Passions into Profits Workshop is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on June 2, 2018 at the Max Thompson Family Resource Center, 11370 Hupp Avenue in Warren. This workshop is designed to introduce youth ages 12-19 to the 4-H entrepreneurship project. Activities will focus on developing entrepreneurial thinking, supporting youth business planning, and teaching business etiquette. Workshop presenters will also talk about incorporating an entrepreneurship component into the projects that participants are already working with. The cost is $5 per person. Lunch is provided. Register online at https://events.anr.msu.edu/TurnYourPassionsintoProfits/ by May 30, 2018. Questions? Call 586-469-7614.

Exploration Days Orientation
All 4-H Exploration Days participants and chaperones are required to attend an Exploration Days Orientation. Macomb County has two scheduled:
Orientation #1:
June 5, 2018
6 p.m.
VerKuilen Building
21885 Dunham Road, Assembly Rooms A & B
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Orientation #2:
June 6, 2018
6 p.m.
Max Thompson Family Resource Center
11370 Hupp Avenue
Warren, MI 48089
Call 586-469-6431 or email macomb.4h@macombgov.org to R.S.V.P. for one of these orientations.

Macomb County Farm Bureau 4-H Grant Program  applications 
accepted through June 1st
Attention Macomb County 4-H Leaders and Members:
Macomb County Farm Bureau is offering grants to your 4-H clubs that are looking to bring leadership and agricultural programs to their clubs!
Looking to bring in a vet to speak on livestock care?
Wanting to increase your clubs public speaking skills?
Ever wonder about what careers are available to those in agriculture and the food industry, and want to bring in an expert?
Do you wonder what judges are looking for and want to bring some to your club to speak?
These are just a few ideas, and we know our youth of 4-H have many more great ideas that are agriculture related and wish they had the funds to do it!
Applications are online at https://bit.ly/2H7UM3v . Please take the time to talk about this opportunity with your club and get your applications submitted by June 1, 2018.
Thank you,
Amanda Kutchey
Macomb County 4-H Alumni
Macomb County Farm Bureau President

Macomb County 4-H in the news
4-H made the news recently! Check out these articles about our Mad City Money Program and one of our 4-Her's involvement in Michigan 4-H Healthy Living programs.

Who will be TOP 4-H'er 2018?
Will it be a King or a Queen?
Applications are online at http://bit.ly/2qFR3ho

The next Macomb County 4-H Youth Council meeting is May 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at MSU Extension, 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township.

Other Local News & Events
Armada Fair Animal Tagging - June 3
Animal taggings listed below will take place at the Armada Fairgrounds in Armada. Please direct any questions to the Armada Fair Office, 586-784-5488.

June 3: Swine Tagging, 8-10:30 a.m.
June 3: Lamb, Goat & Prospect Beef Tagging, 10:30 a.m.-Noon

Armada Fair Clean-Up - June 10
Come on out for the Armada Fair Clean-Up from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 10, 2018! Adult and youth volunteers will meet at the Armada Fairgrounds in Armada. Questions? Call 586-784-5488.

Armada Fair Set-Up - July 29
Armada Fair Set-Up is July 29, 2018 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Armada Fairgrounds in Armada. Watch for more information in the next newsletter or call the Armada Fair Office: 586-784-5488.

State 4-H News & Events 
Michigan 4-H Health and Food Science Camp - August 1-3

Join 4-H members across the state who are passionate about nutrition, food science, physical fitness, and sports science at the 2018 Michigan 4-H Health and Food Science Camp.
This three-day camp takes place at Michigan State University, August 1-3, and allows youth to explore health-related careers, research and more. In addition, youth will work together to 
develop a plan that addresses health issues within their community.
4-H Health and Food Science Camp is open to youth ages 13 to 19. Register at www.canr.msu.edu/4_h_health_food_science_camp/ by June 1.

4-H Renewable Energy Camp - July 23-27

Explore Michigan State University's campus from July 23-27, 2018 while learning about ideas, research and opportunities in the field of natural resources and agriculture energy during the 2018 Michigan 4-H Renewable Energy Camp. Camp participants will be lodged in Shaw Hall as they learn from company executives, interactive farm tours, discussions with MSU 
professors and more. The camp is open to youth ages 13 to 19 and registration closes June 1. For more information contact Insa Raymond at  raymon65@msu.edu  or 517-439-9301. Register at  msue.anr.msu.edu/events/4_h_renewable_energy_camp_2.

4-H club financial management tools available

The 4-H Financial Management Toolkit provides volunteers working with 4-H groups with information needed to address financial matters in any 4-H group.
The resources in this online toolkit supplement the materials in in the 4-H Financial Manuals for 4-H volunteers and 4-H treasurers, including fillable PDFs, tip sheets and short videos that summarize a topic in five minutes or less.
View the toolkit online at  http://msue.anr.msu.edu/resources/4_h_financial_management_toolkit.

Raise your Hand to support kids in our community!
4-H, the largest youth development program in the nation, is calling on alumni and supporters to raise their hands to help bring 4-H to 10 million youth by 2025. Currently, 4-H empowers nearly six million young people in every county across America.
As part of the Raise Your Hand campaign, which runs April 1-May 15, 2018, 4-H is asking supporters in Michigan to 'Raise Your Hand' to help kids in our community by providing the hands-on learning that only 4-H provides.
Joining is easy - alumni can go online to www.4-H.org/RaiseYourHand and fill in their details. Raising your hand is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most hands raised. Help Michigan be one of the winning states by voting now!

Michigan 4-H takes on Comerica Park!
Michigan 4-H Day at Comerica Park, July 28, 2018. Come cheer on the Tigers as they play the Cleveland Indians while you support Michigan 4-H! First pitch is at 6:10 p.m. Packages include a ticket to the game, a Detroit Tigers/4-H T-shirt, and a $5 donation to the Michigan 4-H Foundation. https://www.mlb.com/tigers/tickets/specials/michigan-4hContact 4-H Program Coordinator Katelyn Burns at (586) 469-5979 for more information.

Michigan 4-H encourages sportsmanship, resources available
Michigan 4-H encourages positive behavior and sportsmanship. View the new Michigan 4-H video about the importance of sportsmanship online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAo-RsguQSk, and find additional resources at msue.anr.msu.edu/resources/competitive_event_resources.

Did you know? Michigan 4-H Youth Development awards a  Michigan 4-H Animal Science Sportsperson of the Year Award. If you know of an adult or youth that has exemplified the definition of good sportsmanship in the 4-H animal science project areas, please consider nominating them by October 1. 

The Michigan 4-H Meats Judging Contest/ FFA Meats Evaluation & Technology Career Development Event is May 15, 2018 at Michigan State University.
The 2018 Michigan 4-H Meats Judging Contest and FFA Meats Evaluation & Technology Career Development Event will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at MSU. Registrations and entry forms are due May 1, 2018. This contest will include individual and team competition and participants will place three beef classes, three pork classes, identify 20 retail cuts of meat, yield grade and quality grade three beef carcasses, answer 10 questions on the classes, and give one set of oral reasons. Contact Macomb County MSU Extension at 586-469-6431 or macomb.4h@macombgov.org to request an event packet with registration materials. For more information, email dwyrick@msu.edu.

Michigan 4-H Foundation opens 2018-19 grant cycle

The 4-H After-School Robotics Club in Iosco County received a $1,000 Michigan 4-H Legacy Grant to use VEX Robotics as a tool to help club members develop life skills.
Awarded annually, the Michigan 4-H Foundation recently opened their grant and award opportunities for the 2018-2019 season. Open to 4-H volunteer leaders, members and staff, the grants and awards support local 4-H clubs and county programs, as well as recognize members of the 4-H community. All applications are due
June 1, 2018.

Opportunities include:  
  •  Michigan 4-H Legacy Grants of $1,000. These grants are awarded to support development of a new program or initiative, or to strengthen, enhance or expand a current program that's making a difference.
  •  4-H On-Target Grants of $500. These grants support 4-H Shooting Sports programs to enhance existing programs, develop a new program, or offer a special experience related to 4-H Shooting Sports.
  •  The Collins 4-H Youth Horticulture Grant of $350. This grant is available only to 4-H youth clubs and supports advancement of club work in plant science and horticulture activities.
  •  4-H Educational Garden Grants of $1,000. These grants support the creation of local 4-H educational gardens in Michigan.
  •  Michigan Farm Bureau 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Award (includes $1,000 grant). This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of 4-H agricultural volunteers.
Learn more or apply online at  http://mi4hfdtn.org/grants. Questions? Contact the Michigan 4-H Foundation at 517-353-6692.

The Michigan 
Beef Showcase
June 8-10, 2018
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

Spartan Classic Hog Show
June 15-17, 2018
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

State 4-H Trail Ride
June 15-17, 2018
D Bar D Ranch, Chase

State 4-H Goat Show
June 23, 2018
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

National 4-H News & Events

Raise your hand for Michigan 4-H!

Raise your hand to help
Michigan 4-H win $20K for Michigan 4-H'ers!
From April 1 to May 15, 4-H youth, alumni, friends and supporters have the opportunity to help Michigan 4-H win $20,000 as part of the Raise Your Hand campaign. This national competition is designed to raise awareness about the life-changing youth development program, while rewarding states with funds to help grow additional true  leaders.

Organized by National 4-H, the second annual Raise Your Hand 
campaign makes participating easy. Simply 
visit http://www.4-H.org/RaiseYourHand to register and show your support of 4-H. Anyone can raise their hand-4-H'ers, alumni, parents, volunteers and supporters - even if you participated in 2017! Each hand raised (registered) before May 15 counts as a vote and the states with the most hands raised will receive a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award.

Do your part and help grow Michigan 4-H experiences for additional youth in our state! After 
registering, make sure to share this opportunity with other fellow 4-H supporters and ask them to raise their hands as well.

Calendars of Events
Macomb County 4-H Calendar of Events

May 1:   Last day for 4-H horse project members showing in the Macomb County 4-H point shows to register  with the Macomb  County 4-H Horse Program Committee.

May 1:   Horse Program Ad Book Fundraiser deadline
Ads and ad sales must be turned in to Wayne Reeves, 843-263-2553.

May 10: Macomb County 4-H Youth Council Meeting
6:30 p.m., MSU Extension, Clinton Township

10 a.m., Grange Hall, Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

May 19: Voyageur Canoe
10 a.m., Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Township

(Email typed applications to jwallac@ctyfb.com)

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Max Thompson Family Resource Center, Warren

June 5: Exploration Days Orientation #1
6 p.m., VerKuilen Building, Clinton Township
(Each Exploration Days participant must attend one orientation. R.S.V.P. to 586-469-6431.)

June 6: Exploration Days Orientation #2
6 p.m., Max Thompson Family Resource Center, Warren
(Each Exploration Days participant must attend one orientation. R.S.V.P. to 586-469-6431.)

June 26: 4-H Summer Discovery Cruise
6 p.m., Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Township
R.S.V.P. to (586) 469-5979.

Other Local News & Events

June 3: Swine Tagging
8-10:30 a.m., Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

June 3: Lamb, Goat and Prospect Beef Tagging
10:30 a.m.-noon, Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

June 10: Armada Fair Clean-Up
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

July 29: Fair Set-Up
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

Statewide 4-H Calendar of Events

May 5-6: 4-H Fuzzy Fun Horse Show
Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan
Open to all, this fundraising horse show will benefit the Allegan County 4-H Therapeutic
Riding Program and Allegan County 4-H Horse Program.

May 9: Animal Care and Well-being
Alcona High School, Lincoln
Learn how to define animal welfare and how to apply it to fair animals at this workshop. Open to 
adults and youth ages nine to 19.

May 15: MI 4-H Meats Judging Contest/FFA Meats Evaluation & Technology Career Development Event
Michigan State University, East Lansing
Contact  dwyrick@msu.edu or macomb.4h@macombgov.org for more information.

May 16: Swine Welfare and Senses
Helena Township Hall, Alden
Learn how a pig perceives the world and how their senses are adapted to their environment. RSVP by May 10.

May 17: Food Safety for 4-H Youth
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo
This program will include basic food safety principles including food temperatures, cross-contamination, handwashing, etc.

May 21: Spring Horse Workshop
MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center, Novi
This educational workshop is led by many horse experts who will discuss the topics of
vaccinations, hay analysis reports and toxic plant identification. Pre-registration is required.

May 23: 4-H Junior Master Gardner Workshop
Bay City Community Center, Bay City
Open to community partners, teachers, volunteers and others interested in Junior Master
Gardening and using the Learn Grow Eat & Go curriculum with youth.

MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

June 9: 4-H Day at Michigan's Adventure
Michigan's Adventure, Muskegon
Enjoy a fun day in the sun with your 4-H friends and family! There will be a catered lunch for an additional charge.

June 15-17: State 4-H Trail Ride and Family Camp Weekend
D Bar D Ranch, Chase
Join for a fun weekend of camping, with or without your horse!

MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

MSU Pavilion, South Barn, East Lansing

June 27-28: 4-H/MMPA Dairy Tour

July 16-20: State 4-H Dairy Days

July 28: Michigan 4-H Day at Comerica Park
Comerica Park, Detroit

August 1-3: Michigan 4-H Health and Food Science Camp
Michigan State University, East Lansing

August 11: State 4-H Dog Show

August 17-19: State 4-H Horse Show

For the most up-to-date events listing, go to http://4h.msue.msu.edu/events .

National 4-H Calendar of Events