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February 2018   
Macomb County 4-H News & Events
Chinese New Year! Event - Feb. 10
Join MSU Extension's 4-H Youth Development for its Chinese New Year! Global Education and Diversity Event from 1-5 p.m. on February 10, 2018 at Max Thompson Family Resource Center, 11370 Hupp Avenue, Warren. Youth participants will learn about the Chinese New Year while experiencing a combination of regional traditions, such as the northern Chinese tradition of eating dumplings, southern Chinese dragon and lion dances, and the making of Chinese Lanterns. 

The program is open to youth who are ages 5-12.  Register online at https://events.anr.msu.edu/ChineseNewYear2018/ by Feb. 9th and pay $5 per person, or pay $7 at the door. For more information, contact 4-H Program Coordinator Lizz Duran at 586-469-6090. 

Countywide Craft Day - March 10
The Macomb County 4-H Youth Council is hosting a countywide Craft Day on Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 1-3 p.m. at MSU Extension, 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township. If your club would like to host a craft table or register, please contact Seth Martin at mart1885@anr.msu.edu. There is no participant registration deadline, however, hosts should reserve craft tables by 5 p.m. on February 23rd. 

Pending and Incomplete 4-H Online Enrollments
Macomb County currently has several 4-H Online member enrollment requests that are pending or incomplete. A member enrollment/re-enrollment request may be pending because the State 4-H participation fee payment hasn't been received by Macomb County MSU Extension, or because there is a problem with your signatures on the authorization page.  Remember, you are not enrolled yet if your record is still pending or incomplete. 

An email message went out in January to members with pending/incomplete enrollment. If you haven't paid the State 4-H participation fee, please make checks out to MSU Extension and mail them to Macomb County MSU Extension, Attn: 4-H Youth Development, 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036. There currently is no payment option in 4-H Online. 

If there is a problem with your authorization signatures in 4-H Online, or if you don't know why your enrollment is pending or incomplete, please contact Macomb County 4-H at 586-469-6431 or macomb.4h@macombgov.org

Shared Projects
Do you want to work with projects that your primary 4-H club doesn't offer? You can! Join a second club that offers the project you want to do and add the club and shared project to your 4-H Online record. Be sure to talk to the club leader before you do this. 

Macomb County offices, including MSU Extension,    will be closed on February 19, 2018.
Macomb  County 
4-H Staff
Ed Scott
District 11 Coordinator
Oakland & Macomb Counties

4-H Extension Supervising
& Staff Development Educator

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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Who will be TOP 4-H'er 2018?

Will it be a King or a Queen? 
Applications are online at  http://bit.ly/2qFR3ho


Macomb County 4-H Youth Council meeting dates
The Macomb County 4-H Youth Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:
March 8, 2018 (Camp Rotary, Ray Township)
May 10, 2018 (MSU Extension, Clinton Township)
July 12, 2018 (Camp Rotary, Ray Township)
September 13, 2018 (MSU Extension, Clinton Township)

Nebel recognized with the 2017 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award
Congratulations to 2017 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Bette Nebel. Thank you for all you have done and all you continue to do! Read the newspaper article about Nebel online at http://www.macombdaily.com/article/MD/20171219/NEWS/171219708
Macomb County 4-H Newsletter Deadline: February 23rd
Macomb County 4-H club and committee officers, volunteers, members and families, do you have something to add to the next Macomb County 4-H Family Newsletter? If so, we'd like to hear from you! Please send articles, announcements, flyers or photos to macomb.4h@macombgov.org by 
5 p.m. on February 23, 2018 . When submitting photos, please include the names of everyone in 
the photo.
Volunteer's dedication remembered
Former 4-H volunteer David Schenburn passed away on Novemer 4, 2017. Mr. Schenburn was an amazing 4-H leader and role model to many! He was deeply dedicated to helping many people. It was not uncommon to see him and his wife helping 4-H members at the Armada Fair in the Exhibit barn and the livestock barns. The Schenburn family is a 4-H icon to many past 4-H members as well as current 4-H members. Our sincere condolences go out the the Schenburn family.

Submitted by Katie Nebel, 4-H Volunteer

Horse Judging, Hippology and Horse Bowl project meetings - 4-H'ers welcome
Macomb County 4-Hers are welcome to attend project meetings for Horse Judging, Hippology, and Horse Bowl at Goodells County Park at 6:30 p.m.on February 5th, March 5th, and April 2nd. Contact  4-H volunteer Lucy Brown for more information:  lamckier@yahoo.com.

Observation Rides scheduled for April
Macomb County 4-H Leaders:

According to the Macomb County 4-H Horse Project Rules and Regulations, "members must have passed the basic observation ride and/or jump observation to be eligible to participate in the point shows if showing in riding classes."

At a recent Horse Program Committee meeting, the 2018 observation ride was scheduled for Saturday, April 7 (with make-up on April 21), at:

Lenox, MI  48050

Time to be determined based on number of riders.

Please submit names of club members who will participate in the observation ride to Macomb County MSU Extension (mart1885@anr.msu.edu  or 586-783-8163 ) by Friday, March 2. Please note that the contact information for the observation ride has changed

O  Name of member
O  Contact information (email, address, phone)
O  Club Name
O  Indicate whether testing for basic or jumping
O  Indicate if rider will be trailering with a friend (so similar times can be assigned)
O  Indicate date of choice - April 7 or April 21*

*If the above 2 dates do not work with your club member's schedule, an individual ride can be scheduled at their own barn.  Cost is $35.00 per rider.

All participants must provide negative Coggins on the day of this event along with a signed waiver (provided by Four Star Farms).  No exceptions will be made.

Thanks for your cooperation!

Macomb County 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 at wayneereeves@gmail.com

Camp Casey has volunteer opportunities
Camp Casey, a non-profit organization that offers horseback riding to children with cancer and their families, is looking for volunteers (people and horses). Be an equine therapist, ranch hand, student intern, or activity leader. Contact Alex Gedda-Shaheen at alex@camp-casey.org for more information . If enough people express interest, Ray's Riding Rascals 4-H Club can set up a meeting for Alex to present to interested teens.

What can you do in a 4-H Outdoor Adventure Challenge Club?
Members of Dresden Outdoor Adventure Challenge 4-H Club hiking along the lake during 
Winter Wilderness Survival Camp.

Recently Macomb County's Outdoor Adventure Challenge 4-H Club took a weekend winter survival camping trip to Wilderness State Park. The trip, organized by husband and wife team Joe and Theresa Whitenight, involved all the fun winter activities they could pack in. 4-H members went cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, played a version of shuffleboard on the frozen lake with a rock, learned compassing and had a snowman building contest. The group stayed in three cozy cabins and enjoyed good food while making new friends.

Mrs. Whitenight feels so strongly about getting youth outdoors that during the Fall Club Leader Meet, she offered to mentor any club interested in doing an Outdoor Adventure Challenge activity within their own club. Research  shows that youth who participate in such outdoor adventure challenge activities develop positive self-esteem and leadership.

The club is in need of skis, so if anyone has sets collecting dust that they are contemplating getting rid of, please contact the Whitenights at THERESA.WHITENIGHT@UticaK12.org and make arrangements to donate them .

Exciting New Partnership!  JOANN Fabrics & Crafts partners with 4-H

As reported in January's email newsletter, JOANN Fabrics and 4-H have formed a new partnership to bring more hands-on 4-H programs to youth in local communities across the nation. There are three locations in Macomb County:

20550 13 Mile Road
Roseville, MI 48066

50809 Waterside Drive
Chesterfield Township, MI 48051

14367 Hall Road
Shelby Township, MI 48315

How can you participate?
  • Ongoing - First and most important, JOANN's is providing a free rewards card to members of the 4-H community, including youth, parents, alumni, volunteers and supporters. Reward card holders receive 15 percent off the total cost of eligible in-store and online  purchases; 2.5 percent of all rewards card purchases will be donated back to 4-H . To sign-up for your free rewards card, visit http://www.joann.com/4-h/ or download the JOANN app on your mobile device.
  • Next - The popular craft store is also supporting 4-H through a 4-H Paper Clover campaign that will take place during the month of February. Visit your local JOANN store during this time to purchase either a $1 or $4 Paper Clover. One-hundred percent of the proceeds raised during the Paper Clover campaign will support 4-H with 70 percent of funds generated in Michigan being donated to the state 4-H program.  
  • And ... Join hundreds of 4-H youth at their local stores February 3, 2018, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to make and deliver custom Valentine's Day cards to local children's hospitals, senior citizen centers, and others in the community. Visit your local JOANN store to participate.
  • Finally, for all you would-be designers, sewers or just plain fashionistas, JOANN'S is hosting an online Fashion Contest . Through this contest, 4-H'ers can enter to win a tour of the JOANN Fabric and Crafts Stores headquarters and a chance to attend the Kent State Fashion Show April 27-29! To enter, youth upload up to five (5) photos online with an explanation of the outfit they made, the construction methods used, the purpose of the outfit and what items worn or displayed in the photo are purchased, if any. The contest is open to 14-19 year old teens as of Sept 1, 2017 who are currently enrolled in the 4-H program in their state and entries must be submitted Feb. 3- Feb 23 , 2018.  Complete rules are available at www.4-H.org/JOANNFashion .
  • Service project: Please tag pictures from the card making events and other promotions around the JOANN 's partnership with # JOANN hearts4H. As you make your plans, please also remember to ask your local 4-H staff members to put your service project events on the Extension calendar

Dog Project Leaders & Judges Workshop - Feb. 17
Macomb County 4-H Companion Animal Project members and volunteers, please consider attending the 2018 Michigan 4-H Dog Project Leaders and Judges Workshop at MSU on Feb. 17, 2018. The workshop is for project volunteers, youth over age 14, current dog project judges, and those who are interested in becoming judges. Participants will learn from seasoned judges how various classes are evaluated at a dog show and how to effectively work with youth in clubs to help them prepare for the various classes. The cost of the workshop is $10 per participant, which includes all materials and lunch.  Register by Feb. 9, 2018. Thanks to funds raised through the  TSC Paper Clover Campaign, Macomb County MSU Extension is offering scholarships. For more information, contact Elizabeth Duran at 586-469-6090.

4-H'ers: Vote for a 2018 4-H Fair Theme
Macomb County 4-H'ers: Vote for the 2018 4-H Fair Theme online at https://doodle.com/poll/xn7m76mahvirzc73 now until 5 p.m. on February 23, 2018. Please vote only once. The theme receiving the most votes will be the 2018 4-H Fair Theme. 

WANTED: Armada Fair Superintendents
Have you ever wanted to be more involved at the Armada Fair? 4-H is currently looking for fair superintendents who will be in charge of their project areas at the fair. We are currently looking for superintendents for the Youth Exhibit Barn (Barn 12). We are also looking for superintendents for the dog and horse project areas. P ositions are once a year seasonal postings. All positions have strong, knowledgeable mentors who will assist and guide anyone who is willing to learn and serve in these roles.  If you are interested, please contact Seth Martin for more details at (586) 783-8163.
Other Local News & Events
Armada Fair News

Nancy's Notes!
Thanks to all who attended the meeting at the Armada Fair Board office, January 17 th .  Here are the highlights of what was discussed.

Presently - suggestions for fair theme to be submitted to 4-H office by January 31, 5 p.m. To be voted on in February, closing February 23, 5 p.m.

March 2nd for superintendents to be defined and information given to the fair along with any necessary fair book changes.

June 10 for Fair cleanup and setup 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Lunch provided by fair.
July 29 for Setup 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch provided by 4-H.

Judging of still projects on Sunday before fair will take place between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  All youth must be in line with tags on all items and ready to be judged no later than 1:30 p.m.  Fair Board will prepare lunch of hot dogs, beans, and watermelon on this day.

Fair Board will put a work order in to the maintenance committee to treat barn #12 for hornets in the spring, and another work order to fix the west large door.

4-H will be painting the grand best of show displays and removing the Plexiglas boxes from these displays.

4-H is looking for a team to help set up and take down the dog displays during fair week and to clean up under the tent on Friday night.

Question as to whether all 4-H entries can be done online this year including paying for entries. Some people want to pay by check.  Don't believe this is possible, but will look into all options.

4-H given the okay for fundraisers they proposed at the last fair board meeting.

Submitted by Nancy Davis
Armada Fair Board

IMPORTANT - Updated Livestock Tagging Dates
Armada Fair Livestock Tagging dates have been updated:
  • February 4, 2018 Beef Weigh-in, noon to 2 p.m.
  • June 3, 2018 Hogs 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • June 3, 2018 Sheep, Goats and Prospect Beef, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
  • July 15, 2018 Rabbits and Poultry, 10 a.m. to noon.
All tagging takes place at the Armada Fairgrounds in Armada.

Miss Armada nomination and application information
Nominations for Miss Armada 2018 are due by Friday, February 23, 2018. Applications are due by March 2, 2018. The contest is open to single women between the ages of 17 and 24 who have graduated from or live in the Armada Area Schools district. Visit http://armadafair.org/missarmada/ or call 586-784-5488 for more information.

Source: http://armadafair.org/missarmada

Bill Hahn Memorial Scholarship
The Armada Agricultural Society sponsors the Bill Hahn Memorial Scholarship in memory of former president and longtime board member, Bill Hahn. The scholarship will be awarded yearly to one high school graduating senior male and one high school graduating senior female. The applicant must have been a volunteer, employee, open class exhibitor or Youth Organizations exhibitor at the Armada Fair to apply. This would include Miss Armada and her court. Applications must be postmarked no later than  April 15th and may be mailed to the Armada Agricultural Society, P.O. Box 507, Armada, MI 48005 or dropped off at the Armada Fair Office during normal business hours. More information and the application can be found at  http://armadafair.org/scholarship/ .

Submitted by Nicholas Shafer
Armada Fair Board

Statewide 4-H News & Events
Upcoming Horse and Pony Events

4-H Horse Judging Workshop & Practice Contest
February 2-3, 2018 at the MSU Pavilion
Friday evening workshop on horse judging & learning the AQHA scoring system, Saturday morning practice judging contest of 3 classes.
Link to register & pay online:  https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3645 

4-H Benefit Clinic
February 3, 2018 at the MSU Pavilion
Riding clinics in the arena to include western dressage, showmanship, beginning over fences, and ranch riding. Riders have already been selected, but audience members are welcome!
Website event:  http://www.canr.msu.edu/events/mi-4-h-mqha-benefit-clinic
Link to buy tickets online:  https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3645

Teen & Adult 4-H Horse Leaders' Conference
February 23-25, 2018 at Kettunen Center
Space is limited and we are already 50% full. Register quickly!

Michigan Horse Council's Stallion Expo
March 9-11, 2018 at the MSU Pavilion
Be sure to stop by the youth area for a fun, interactive activity for young horse enthusiasts!

4-H & FFA State Horse Judging Contest
March 25, 2018 at the MSU Pavilion
Now offering a clover bud division as well!

4-H Hippology Skills & Communications Contest
April 7, 2018 at Anthony Hall on MSU's campus
Now offering a clover bud division as well!

Norma Agnew Memorial Hairy Horse Show/Clinic
April 14, 2018 at the MSU Pavilion
An event where the judges wear microphones and offer feedback directly to exhibitors. Space is limited!

Accessing and Applying for Student Loans Webinar - Feb. 19
Accessing and Applying for Student Loans webinar is from 12-1 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2018. This FREE one-hour online class will cover the basics of understanding student loans. This session will address the following areas: 
  • How to prepare financially for college
  • What does the FAFSA and Financial Aid process look like?
  • How to choose which loans to utilize
The class will be held via Zoom. It is recommended that you have a microphone and webcam, but it is not necessary. Register online at  https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=630E12CDD5EA64EE .  For information, contact Khurram Imam at  imamkhur@anr.msu.edu .

New 4-H Families: Watch for Survey
Michigan 4-H strives to create an environment that is inviting and easy to navigate for families participating in 4-H for the first time. We are currently conducting a survey so we can identify and remove barriers for youth and families who are new to 4-H. If your family was new to 4-H in the last few years, keep an eye out for an email with the survey link!

Michigan 4-H Dairy Conference - March 9-11
The Michigan 4-H Dairy Conference is March 9-11, 2018 at Kettunen Center, and it's open to 4-H members ages 11-18 and adult volunteers who are interested in dairy cattle and dairy cattle health. Register online at https://events.anr.msu.edu/dairyconference2018/ by Feb. 18, 2018. 

State 4-H Goat Expo - April 14
The State 4-H Goat Expo is April 14, 2018 at MSU and is designed for young people who are interested in live animal evaluation and in testing their knowledge of the goat (caprine) industry. The event includes contests in judging, quiz bowl, skillathon, creative writing and problem-solving. Open to 4-H members who are 4-H ages 9-19. Register online at https://events.anr.msu.edu/2018goatexpo/ by April 4, 2018.

America Saves Week - Feb. 26-March 3
America Saves Week is Feb. 26-March 3. Use these tips to increase your savings: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/make_a_pledge_to_increase_your_savings_today.

4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp - August 5-11
4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp  will be held Sunday, August 5 through Sunday, August 11, 2018, at Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle. Participants will have fun and amazing outdoor hands-on learning experiences as they go charter fishing, snorkeling, sailing, hike through forests, wade through wetlands, explore dunes and more!
This camp is for teens aged 13-15, or going into 8 th -10 th grades in the fall. The cost is $375.00 for 4-H member and $395.00 for non-4-H members. Older teens (at least age 16 with some experience in camp counseling) may apply for counselor positions. Please apply online at https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=02B2D330861D46B4 . See the brochure  for more information, or contact Laura Potter-Niesen at 517-432-2963 or potterla@msu.edu .

Oakland County Tack Sale - Feb. 17
The Oakland County Tack Sale , hosted by the Oakland County 4-H Horse Council, is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at the Springfield Oaks County Park Activity Center, 12451 Andersonville Road in Davisburg. Vendors of new or used items and 4-Hers are welcome. The vendor registration form must be returned by Feb. 9, 2018. Contact Debbie Morgan at 248-347-3860 ext. 279 or morga194@anr.msu.edu for more information.

Michigan 4-H Robotics Challenge - March 10-11
Do you participate in robotics? Save the date for the Michigan 4-H Robotics Challenge, March 10-11, 2018 at the Kettunen Center in Tustin, MI! Participate in LEGO EV3, Junk Drawer Robotics, or VEX real-time challenges and a teambuilding challenge. Open to youth ages 12-16, youth can participate as a team or register as an individual and be assigned a team (youth should have prior knowledge in your challenge choice). More information and registration details will be coming soon!

Save the date for the 4-H  Robotics  Challenge
On March 10-11,  Michigan 4-H members from across the state will gather at the Kettunen Center to participate in the 4-H Robotics Challenge Open to youth ages 12-16 as either individuals or a team, the event will  include LEGO EV3, Junk Drawer Robotics, and VEX real-time challenges.  Registration for the 4-H Robotics Challenge will by available soon and will be due by Feb. 20.

4-H Veterinary Science Teen and Adult Leaders Workshop
The 4-H Veterinary Science Teen and Adult Leaders Workshop is February 16-17, 2018 at Kettunen Center in Tustin. The workshop is designed for 4-H teens and adults who are fascinated by animal health and want to explore animal systems. Registration due Feb. 4. For more information, visit
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/events/4_h_veterinary_science_teen_and_adult_leaders_workshop2 .

4-H Beef, Sheep and Swine Teen and Adult Leaders Workshop
The 4-H Beef, Sheep and Swine Teen and Adult Leaders Workshop is February 17-18, 2018 at Kettunen Center in Tustin. Take your beef, sheep or swine project to the next level by attending this workshop and learning about animal health, management, care and nutrition. Registration due Feb. 4.
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/events/4_h_beef_sheep_and_swine_teen_and_adult_leaders_workshop2 .

4-H Capitol Experience - Apr. 15-18
4-H Capitol Experience is a 4-day program, taking place April 15-18 in Lansing, Michigan. High-school aged youth come to the state's capitol to learn about state government through visits with legislators and other policy influencers. During the event, youth select a public policy issue area that they are interested in and work with a team of other youth to develop a mock legislative bill related to their issue of choice. While observing and learning about the real state government processes, youth mirror that by putting their bills through their own legislative simulation. The four-day event includes tours of the Michigan State Capitol, meeting with their state legislators, and time to find and strengthen their own voice in the legislative process. The cost of the program includes lodging and most meals and is $350 for 4-H members, $370 for non 4-H members. Registration is available online at https://events.anr.msu.edu/4HCapEx/  until March 16.

Make the Most of Your Market Livestock Project Workshop
Youth Business Guide to Success: Make the Most of Your Market Livestock Project Workshop is February 19, 2018 at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center in Frankenmuth. Spend some time learning about the business and entrepreneurial aspects of your livestock project. Register by February 15 at  http://bit.ly/2E2vqlz.

Michigan 4-H Night
with the Grand Rapids Griffins

4-H Horse Tack Sale
Allegan County, Michigan

Calendars of Events

Macomb County 4-H Events   

February 1
Mark of Excellence Essay submission deadline
5 p.m., Macomb County MSU Extension, Clinton Township

February 1-28
JOANN Fabrics and Crafts stores - Chesterfield Township, Clinton Township, Roseville

February 3
JOANN Fabrics and Crafts Stores - Chesterfield Township, Clinton Township, Roseville

February 3-23

February 5
Winter Horse Projects Meeting
6:30 p.m., Goodells County Park, Goodells

February 10
1-5 p.m., Max Thompson Family Resource Center, Warren

February 19
Macomb County offices closed

February 23
Macomb County 4-H Family Newsletter submission deadline
5 p.m.,  macomb.4h@macombgov.org

March 5
Winter Horse Projects Meeting
6:30 p.m., Goodells County Park, Goodells

March 8
Macomb County 4-H Youth Council Meeting
6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township

March 10
Countywide 4-H Craft Day
1-3 p.m., MSU Extension, Clinton Township

April 1
Macomb County 4-H enrollment deadline for new members planning to show 4-H projects at the 2018 Armada Fair

April 2
Winter Horse Projects Meeting
6:30 p.m., Goodells County Park, Goodells

April 7
Macomb County 4-H Observation Ride
Time TBD, Four Star Farms, Lenox Township

April 21
Macomb County 4-H Make-Up Observation Ride
Time TBD, Four Star Farms, Lenox Township

May 1
Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Ad Book Fundraiser ad sales deadline

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

July 12
Macomb County 4-H Youth Council Meeting
6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township

Other Local Events  

February 4
Beef Weigh-in
Noon-2 p.m., Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

February 23
Miss Armada nomination deadline

March 2
Miss Armada application deadline

April 15
Armada Fair Office, Armada

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

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

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

July 15
Rabbit and Poultry Tagging
10 a.m.-Noon, Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

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

Statewide 4-H Events

February 1
State Awards application deadline
Submit applications to  State4HAwards@anr.msu.edu

Kettunen Center, Tustin

February 16-17
Kettunen Center, Tustin

February 17
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Springfield Oaks County Park Activity Center, Davisburg

February 17

Kettunen Center, Tustin

February 19

February 19
Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center, Frankenmuth

Kettunen Center, Tustin

February 24
Grand Traverse County MSU Extension, Traverse City

March 9-11
Kettunen Center, Tustin

March 10-11
Kettunen Center, Tustin

Kettunen Center, Tustin

March 25
MSU Pavilion, E. Lansing

March 31
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Springfield Oaks County Park Activity Center, Davisburg

April 7
Anthony Hall, MSU, East Lansing

April 14
MSU, East Lansing

April 14
Anthony Hall, MSU, East Lansing

April 15-18

For the most up-to-date events listing, go to 

Other Statewide Events

February 17-18

March 9-11
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

National 4-H Events
February 26-March 3