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  June 2017     
Macomb County 4-H News & Events
Summer Camp 2017
Another fun summer camp for youth ages 5-12 is planned for June 26-30, 2017 at Max Thompson Family Resource Center, 11370 Hupp Avenue, Warren. The cost is $65 per 4-H member. Non-members pay an additional $10 participation fee. Aftercare will be available for an additional fee of $10 per hour per child until 6 p.m. Register online at https://events.anr.msu.edu/SummerCamp2017/ . For more information, call 586-469-7614.

4-H Youth Council Animal Clinic - June 4th
Join the Macomb County 4-H Youth Council for its second annual animal clinic from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on June 4, 2017 at the Armada Fairgrounds, 74280 Fair Street, Armada, MI 48005. Open to the public - membership in 4-H is not required. Learn from local 4-H leaders, members and fair superintendents. Topics include proper fitting and showing, health and nutrition, and animal well-being. The animal classes involved in this year's clinic include hogs, fiber sheep and dogs. Cost: $3 with pre-registration/$5 at the event. R.S.V.P. to macomb.4h@macombgov.org. Questions? Call 586-783-8163. 

4-H Family, Fun & Fitness Day was FUN!
4-H Family, Fun and Fitness Day (F3) was held on May 13 th at the Max Thompson Family Resource Center. Participants spent the beautiful sunny day playing disc golf, volleyball, baseball, archery, soccer or running an obstacle course. Nutritional snacks and beverages were offered. The event, sponsored by a Walmart grant and facilitated by MSU Extension staff and teen counselors, was indeed FUN!

Warren resident Nicey Russell, age 7, shows off her hula hoop skills.


4-H Family, Fun & Fitness Day participants enjoy a game of volleyball.
 
Macomb County Teen Counselors, from  left to right: Joy Craig, Nyla Rocks, 
Julian Warren, Carly Filion, Katy Filion and Asha Stevens!
Macomb County 
4-H Staff
Richard Wooten
District 11 Coordinator

4-H Extension Educator

4-H Mentor Program  
Coordinator
 
4-H Program Coordinator
 
Program Coordinator
4-H Tech Wizards

4-H Program Coordinator

Computer Maintenance Clerk

Email:

Web Site:

Locations:
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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Group learns about the fur trade and wildlife on the Voyageur Canoe Trip 

Macomb County 4-H'ers joined Lake St. Clair Metropark Nature Center Interpreter Dale for a ride in the 34-ft. voyageur canoe! The canoe is a replica of the Montreal style canoe that was used by French voyageurs in the fur trade era. The group learned all about the fur trade with Native Americans in Michigan and the wildlife they would encounter. The group even paddled by an active beaver lodge. Beaver was one of the most sought after furs in that time period. We ended the trip with a voyageur salute holding the paddles up high.


K-9 & Kompany 4-H Dog Fun Match - June 10th
The annual K-9 & Kompany 4-H Fun Match is June 10, 2017 at the Armada Fairgrounds, 74280 Fair Street, Armada. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Judging starts at 9:45 a.m. The event is open to 4-H members and cloverbuds.
 
Participants will have the opportunity to show their skills in showmanship, rally, agility and/or obedience. If registrations are postmarked by June 1, 2017, pay $6 per entry plus $2 for each additional class with the same dog. Register after June 1 or at the event and pay $7 per entry plus $3 for each additional class with the same dog. For more information, contact Jim Jerse, 586-549-0310 or jjerse@ymail.com , or Susan Wilkinson, 586-786-2177 or slwilk2003@yahoo.com .


Model Rocketry Classes Open to All 4-H/FFA Students in Macomb County
BEGINNERS (1st year): We will begin building rockets on Wednesday, June 28th at 6 p.m. at the Armada  Fairgrounds in the Grange Hall. The grange is located at 74280 Fair Street in Armada - just north of  town.. Please use the Main Street entrance.
 
Bring Skill Level 1 rocket kit and white glue. Parents should plan on staying to supervise those members  under age 12. NOTE: DO NOT BRING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TO THIS CLASS: paint, engines.  THIS IS A MANDATORY MEETING FOR 1st year ROCKETRY students who want to take rocketry with  Mrs. Davis (even if you took rocketry through another organization).  Nancy Davis 586-784- 9410. SHE  WILL NEED AN EMAIL ADDRESS TO SEND INFORMATION TO YOU.  PLEASE SEND YOUR NAME,  AGE, PHONE NUMBER, AND EMAIL ADDRESS TO:  davis_lighthouse@att.net . Please R.S.V.P. at  least 24 hours in advance.
 
YOU MUST ATTEND AT LEAST ONE FLIGHT DAY!!!  We will not automatically be at the park on flight  days.  We will only be there if you called and notified Mrs. Davis at least 24 hours in advance.
 
TO ALL ROCKET MEMBERS: All flights will be held at the Ray Township Park on Wolcott Road just north  of 29 Mile Road.  -- must park in Park lane, not by the library.
 
       1st  Flight  Wednesday, July 19th   6 p.m.
 
       2nd Flight  Wednesday, July 26th   6 p.m.
 
       3rd  Flight  Wednesday, August 2nd,  6 p.m.
 
You may bring rockets from prior years to fly, but they will not be eligible to show at the fair.

Submitted by Nancy Davis, 4-H Volunteer


Exploration Days Orientation
All 4-H Exploration Days participants are required to attend an orientation before the event. Macomb County MSU Extension has two orientations for participants to choose from:
 
June 5, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
MSU Extension
VerKuilen Building, Assembly Rooms A & B
21885 Dunham Road
Clinton Township, MI 48036
 
June 6, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
MSU Extension
Max Thompson Family Resource Center
11370 Hupp Avenue
Warren, MI 48089
 
Please R.S.V.P. for one of these orientations to 586-469-6431 or macomb.4h@macombgov.org. If the orientation dates and times are not convenient, please contact 4-H Program Coordinator Seth Martin at 586-783-8163 or mart1885@anr.msu.edu to make alternate arrangements.



4-H Horse Program Committee meeting and show dates
Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee meetings
Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee meetings are held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Camp Rotary Activities Building, 20505 29 Mile Road, Ray Township.
  • June 27, 2017 - Horse Program Michigan State Meeting
  • September 25, 2017 - Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee Meeting
  • October 23, 2017 - Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee Meeting
Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee meeting minutes
The January-April 2017 Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee meeting minutes are now online at  http://msue.macombgov.org/MSUE-4H-Programs-Animals-Horses.
 
Direct links:
January 23 -  http://bit.ly/2qXXH3c
February 27 -  http://bit.ly/2pYlEZV
March 27 -  http://bit.ly/2prnaAa
April 24 -  http://bit.ly/2pggWaS

2017 Macomb County 4-H horse show dates
June 3, 2017 -  Mini/Draft at Camp Rotary
June 10, 2017 - Mini/Draft at Camp Rotary
June 17, 2017 -  Light Horse (Double Judge) at Camp Rotary
June 24, 2017 - Light Horse at Camp Rotary
July 8, 2017 - Mini/Draft at Camp Rotary
August 5, 2017 - Warm & Sunny Show
 
Macomb County 4-H Horse Show bills and patterns and other information are online at http://msue.macombgov.org/MSUE-4H-Programs-Animals-Horses.


4-H Days at Max Thompson Family Resource Center
The next 4-H Days event is 2-4 p.m. on June 11, 2017 at  Max Thompson Family Resource Center , 11370 Hupp, Warren. Participants ages 5-19 will be able to explore a variety of program areas, from gardens to food science to cooperative games and more.
 
More than just play time, 4-H Days values  the experiential model of "Do, Reflect, Apply", and all materials are research-based. Youth are empowered to be in charge of their own learning, instilling a passion for self-directed, life-long exploration.
 
The cost is $10 for non 4-H members. Call 586-469-7614 or just show up.


YOU could be the next Top 4-H'er! Apply by July 1st
The purpose of the Macomb County Top 4-H'er Program is to give 4-H youth members, ages 13 through 19, the opportunity to grow and progress in their personal knowledge of 4-H history and vision. As a Top 4-H'er, you will become the role model for other members in your club and community as you promote Macomb County 4-H.

A Top 4-H'er is a self-motivated, enthusiastic leader who promotes 4-H using the skill, knowledge and leadership abilities acquired in 4-H with fellow members, area residents, community leaders, elected officials and non 4-H youth. A Top 4-H'er serves to strengthen the 4-H program through public relations. They are knowledgeable of 4-H, passionate and active in 4-H!

What are the benefits of being a Top 4-H'er?
  • Increased knowledge of 4-H
  • Acquired life skills
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Improved communication skills
  • Gained leadership skills
  • Gained awareness of strengths and capabilities
  • Gained networking opportunities
  • Enjoy getting others excited about 4-H
Qualifications for Top 4-H'er:
  • Any Macomb County registered 4-H member age 13-19
  • He/she must be willing to increase his/her knowledge in 4-H programming
  • He/she must be willing to learn the history of 4-H at the county, state, and national level
  • He/she must be willing to follow through on commitments
  • He/she must be committed to developing his/her communication skills (oral, written & verbal)
  • He/she must be enthusiastic and energetic
Youth who want to participate in the Top 4-H'er competition must have leaders submit an entry form to the Armada Fair Office by the fair entry deadline and submit a completed portfolio to Macomb County MSU Extension by July 1. For more information about the Top 4-H'er program, contact Elizabeth Duran at 586-469-6090 or duraneli@anr.msu.edu.


Armada Fair information
Armada Fair volunteers wanted:  Have you been interested in helping at the Armada fair? 4-H, FFA and other youth organizations that participate in the fair are looking for superintendents and judges for youth projects entered in the fair. We are currently looking for judges for our vet Science projects, educational projects, natural resource projects, culinary arts projects and photography projects. Also, we are looking for superintendents for horses and dairy goats. Professional expertise is not required, but judges should having experience in the project area they are judging. Please contact  Seth Martin  from MSU Extension/4-H for more information at (586) 783-8163.

Armada Fair entries: Armada Fair Youth Organization entries are due to the Armada Fair Office during the month of June. Call the Armada Fair Office at 586-784-5488 or see your club leader for more information. Fair books and entry forms are online at  http://www.armadafair.org/4hffalivestocksale/.

Armada Fair Swine, Lamb & Goat Tagging: Swine, Lamb and Goat Tagging is from 10 a.m.-Noon on June 4, 2017 at the Armada Fairgrounds in Armada. For more information, call the Armada Fair Office at 586-784-5488.

Exhibit Barn Sign-Up: Sign up for a shift in the Exhibit Barn at the Armada Fair at  http://bit.ly/2rq9Uyb.

Coffee Cart Fundraiser/Shaving Sales Sign-Up: Sign up for a shift at the 4-H Youth Council's Coffee Cart and shaving sales fundraisers at  http://bit.ly/2qFSLiT.

Armada Fair Craft Superintendent Meeting: June 7th, 6:30 p.m., Armada Fairgrounds, Armada.

Armada Fair Livestock Superintendent Meeting: June 14th, 6:30 p.m., Armada Fairgrounds, Armada.


Fair Clean-Up/Set-Up and Judging Dates
Volunteers needed before and during Armada Fair
Leaders, it's time to line up your club helpers for pre-fair and fair dates!

Fair clean-up is S unday, July 9th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m . at the Armada Fairgrounds in Armada.
We will be sweeping barns, pulling staples on risers, cleaning  glass cases and other displays,  raking leaves, pulling weeds, picking up debris on fairgrounds, etc. 

Things to bring:  rakes, brooms, gloves, pliers, screwdrivers, cleaning supplies, etc.

Fair set-up is Sunday, July 30th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Armada Fairgrounds in Armada.
We will be setting up Barn #12, removing staples on table tops, papering tables with plastic tablecloths, determining where each club will set up their display, setting up club displays, as well as any last-minute set up in other barns.

Things to  bring : heavy duty staplers, staples, nails, screws, extension cords, hammers, screw drivers, pliers, straight pins, peg board hooks,  as well as  scissors, pens, pencils, string, tape, markers, clips, cleaning supplies, etc.

Sunday Judging  is  Sunday, August 13th.  Each club should be represented on this day. Volunteers will be helping clerk, carry exhibits back to barns, and tag with appropriate ribbons. Be sure judge signs Department book, return judge's books to Fair Office.

Sunday, August 13th:  Arrange Barn #12 -  Be sure tags are unfolded so that names can be seen, clean rods before hanging quilts and pin to secure.  Ribbons should all be visible on all items.  Be sure tag and ribbons are visible such as on lower corner of quilts or on the front of picture frames.  Arrange entries in the barn after judging is complete.  Be sure all ribbons are on each item and clearly visible. Set up fencing to secure areas.

Monday, August 14th through Sunday, August 20th, volunteers shall assist in clerking ALL youth shows, passing out ribbons/trophies and manning all gates, most importantly the horse arena gates and anything else required during the shows.

Check-out is Sunday, August 20th:  Assist collecting items for exhibitors.  Match tag numbers to items. Perishables are to be tossed out.  Attach ribbon to tags for pick up.  Clean-up on Sunday night is mandatory.

Submitted by Nancy Davis, 4-H Volunteer


Armada Fair
August 14-20, 2017
www.armadafair.org

School Section 4-H Club member 
Mary Malyn Berger is on 
Congratulations!

Other Local News & Events
Annual Macomb Demo Garden Plant Exchange - June 3
The Annual Plant Exchange will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 9 a.m.-Noon in the parking lot of the MSU Extension office at 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township. Please know something about the plants you may wish to exchange. No invasive species please! Don't have plants to exchange? Come anyway! There will be Demo Garden plants available for a donation and an orphan table for plants that are free for the taking. Master Gardeners and Master Composters will be available to answer your gardening questions. Call 586-469-6440 for more information.
 
 
Macomb County Master Gardener Association offers classes
Bats of Michigan, Bat Conservation Organization - Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Learn about bats in your own back yard. Often misunderstood or overlooked, bats play a key role in Michigan's environment and economy. During this live animal program you will learn why bats are important to the state, where Michigan bat species are located, and how to identify them. Learn about  from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mt. Clemens Library, 150 Cass Ave., Mt. Clemens. $5 each for MCMGA members + 2 guests. All others pay $10 each. An MCMGA quarterly meeting will follow. To register or for more information, contact the Macomb County Master Gardener Association at macombcountymga@yahoo.com.


Free kittens
Two black and white male kittens, about four weeks old, are free to a good home. Both are eating wet cat food. They will have had all appropriate shots. They are currently at the Kitty Clinic, 42940 Garfield (located in shopping center on southeast corner of 19 Mile and Garfield). Call 586-286-4740 for more information. 


2017 Summer Discovery Cruises registration is now open!
Do you want to learn about the Great Lakes by being on the Great Lakes?  If so, you will want to learn more about our 2016 Summer Discovery Cruises ( www.discoverycruises.org ) season!  For the 1 6 th summer, Michigan Sea Grant Extension will provide Michiganders (and visitors to Michigan) with the opportunity to learn about the Great Lakes by being on the Great Lakes.  Cruises depart from Lake Erie Metropark, with cruises on the lower Detroit River and Lake Erie, and Lake St. Clair Metropark, cruising Lake St. Clair.

The 201 7 season offers more than 20 educational cruises around themes such as Fisheries, Wildlife, Wetlands, Shipwrecks, Lighthouses, Weather, Shipping and more. Cruises for educators wanting to enhance the use of Great Lakes content in their teaching are also provided, with stipends.
Some of the exciting cruises for the 201 7 season include :

Lake St. Clair Fisheries - This is not a fishing cruise, but it definitely is a "fishy" cruise! Learn first-hand about the fish that are found in Lake St. Clair, many of which are available for hands-on examination during the cruise. We will be joined by a Michigan DNR Fisheries Biologist and rendezvous with their research vessel while out on the lake to observe fish tagging, measuring and other research operations.

Warfare on the Waterfront  - The War of 1812, World War II, and even the American Civil War have all shaped the Detroit River and western Lake Erie.  Long after the end of hostilities, remnants of this military presence can still be found.  Join an Interpreter for an in-depth look at these conflicts, their sites and stories, and see how they impacted the region and the world.

Shipwreck at SugarJust under the waves off a crumbling Sugar Island dock lie the remains of a vessel sank in 1945. Travel with our resident historian to the wreck site to learn about the S.S. Seabreeze, the story of how it got there and the circumstances surrounding its mysterious sinking.
Birds, Boats & Booze (4 hour history cruise) - Many things brought people to the St. Clair River Delta Flats area. The abundant wetlands brought duck hunters and fishing. Wood boats and passenger steamers brought tourism and recreation, and Prohibition brought rumrunners and speakeasies to the region. Spend a little more time in "the flats" with us as we cruise farther up the South Channel and share a little of the past including stories of the big hotels, Tashmoo Park, Chris Craft boat building and more.

Great Lakes Science for Kids - Learn about the ecology of Lake St. Clair or Lake Erie, by using the tools a Great Lakes Scientist uses to determine water quality by studying the plants and animals of the lakes. Try your hand at using a plankton net, bottom dredge, water testing kit, underwater camera, and binoculars to discover the exciting nature of the lake and become a Great Lakes Scientist!

To learn about the Great Lakes by being on the Great Lakes, visit the Summer Discovery Cruises web site at www.discoverycruises.org for complete cruise descriptions, locations, dates and times, as well as directions on how to register for your 201 7 Summer Discovery Cruises. Don't miss the boat!
Statewide 4-H News
2017 Michigan 4-H State Goat Show
This exciting, hands-on opportunity - presented by Michigan State University Extension 4-H Youth Development - provides participants with opportunities to (1) demonstrate their knowledge and skill in showmanship and (2) take part in classes such as dairy, fiber, Boer, pygmy and specialty breed, as well as driving and pack classes. The show has wonderful judges who focus on educating youth as they compete. It's a great show for youth to attend! 
 
Who Should Attend?
  •  Exhibitors must be Michigan 4-H'ers who are 9 to 19 years old, as of January 1, 2017.
  •  To participate in the Cloverbud Division, youth must be aged 5 to 8 as of January 1, 2017.
When Is the Show?
June 24, 2017
 
Where Will the Goat Show Be Held?
MSU Pavilion South Barn
 
How Can Someone Register?
Registration forms (for participants and show sponsors) are available on the Michigan 4-H web site . All entries and entry fees must be submitted online , using a credit or debit card. The online registration site will close on June 2 , 2017. Participants should print and bring a copy of their registration confirmation to the event.
 
What Is the Cost of the Show?
The nonrefundable fees are:
  •  $6 per person for all State 4-H Goat Show participants
  •  $10 per goat (The individual goat can be entered in all appropriate classes for its age, breed and sex)
  •  $25 Pavilion camping (Friday night only)
More information about this event is available from:

Heartland Rabbit and Cavy Show
The 4-H Heartland Rabbit, Cavy, and Poultry Show is coming up on June 10, 2017, at the Clare County Fairgrounds. This is a sanctioned show and will also include Cloverbud events free of charge. The Clare County 4-H Small Animal Association also has a few extra fun events for participants including Costume Contest, Educational Posters, Photography (5x7 matted or framed), Breed I.D. and Questions Challenge.  See flyer for more information and show rules.


Helpful 4-H Rabbit Project bulletins


Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament - July 29
The Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament is July 29, 2017 at Centerline of Calhoun County. Register by July 7th. See http://bit.ly/2qcKcQu for more information or contact Seth Martin at 586-783-8163.


State 4-H Trail Ride
2017 Michigan 4-H Trail Ride & Family Camp Weekend is June 23-25, 2017 at D Bar D Ranch in Chase, Michigan. Register by June 1st. For more information, see the event packet: http://www.canr.msu.edu/ans/uploads/files/Packet_of_Info_2017.pdf.


State 4-H Horse Show
The State 4-H Horse Show is August 11-13, 2017 at the Michigan State University Pavilion for Agriculture & Livestock Education in East Lansing. The State 4-H Mini-Horse Show is Aug. 20. For more information, see http://www.canr.msu.edu/events/2017-michigan-4-h-horse-program-state-show or contact Macomb County 4-H Program Coordinator Seth Martin at 586-783-8163 or mart1885@anr.msu.edu.


State 4-H Dog Show - August 19
The State 4-H Dog Show is August 19, 2017 at MSU in East Lansing. This show offers agility, showmanship, obedience and service dog classes. The one-day show is open to participants aged         9 to 19 by Jan. 1 of the current year. 4-H members can exhibit up to two dogs of any breed. You must be a 4-H member but you don't have to be enrolled in a 4-H dog project to compete. Spectators are welcome!


New 4-H donation receipt, updated financial manuals
MSU Extension has a new donation receipt form that clubs should use when receiving a donation of cash, goods or services. The receipt can be found in the Financial Manual for 4-H Volunteers: Leading the Way to Financial Accountability . For the convenience of 4-H volunteers, the following forms contained within the manual are available as a fillable PDF form:
Club and committee treasurers can also find helpful information in the Financial Manual for 4-H Treasurers: Managing Money Wisely . Both publications have recently been updated. See the Michigan 4-H Financial Manual Corrections letter for clarification/corrections to the financial manuals.


Webinar: You put what on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter?
Join the Michigan State University Extension staff at 7 p.m. on June 15th  to help you think about what you post on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This webinar will help you consider some of the benefits and consequences of social networking and help you make an informed decision about what you post and share with others. Register online:  http://bit.ly/2qrD3eS.


Dairy Events
The 2017 4-H Youth Dairy Days event takes place July 17-21, 2017 at the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education.  Four educational contests occur during the week, as well as a public education/outreach on Wednesday, July 19th. 
 
The Dairy Days entry information contains all the rules and procedures for the educational contests, as well as all forms that must be submitted for participants. Youth 9-19 years old (as of January 1, 2017) are eligible to compete in all events during the week. 
 
The Michigan Dairy Expo Showbook contains information about how to register cattle for Dairy Days, as well information about the breed association shows held on Friday, July 21.  
 
The Great Dairy Adventure is a consumer education and outreach year. Dairy organizations from across the state, such as United Dairy Industry of Michigan, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Dairy Farmers of America, Michigan Farm Bureau, partner with Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan State University Department of Animal Science to host this event. There will crafts, dairy treats to snack on, the ability to interact with dairy farmers and dairy cows, and much more.  The event is free and there is free parking at the Pavilion. Everyone is welcome!
 
For more information about these events, contact Extension Educator Melissa Elischer at 517-432-4306 or elischer@anr.msu.edu.


Large Livestock Showmanship 
& Judging Clinic
Friday, June 30, 2017 
5:30-9:30 p.m.
Sanilac County Fairgrounds, Sandusky

Michigan 4-H
at the Tigers
Sunday, June 18, 2017
1 p.m.
Comerica Park, Detroit




Other Statewide Events
Free Fishing Weekend
June 10-11, 2017 is Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan. See  http://bit.ly/1iSRA6m  for more information.

The 2017 Michigan State Fair Youth Scholarship Program
The Michigan State Fair is committed to promoting and recognizing excellence in agricultural, and is pleased to announce the continuance of our successful Gold Ribbon Scholarship Program.
 
Who is eligible to compete for a Scholarship?
  • Animal/Livestock Exhibitors, Home Arts and Agriculture Exhibitors, and Urban Farming Youth exhibitors
  • Home Arts and/or Agriculture 12 exhibitors in the areas will compete for up to twelve (12) $500
  • Scholarships. Eligible to exhibitors eight (8) years of age and no older than twenty (20) years of age as of January 1 of the current year.
  • Animal exhibitors at the Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair in the Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goat,
  • Swine, Rabbits, Poultry, and Equine areas are eligible to compete for a $1,000 scholarship (8 total scholarships). Eligible to exhibitors eight (8) years of age and no older than twenty (20) years of age as of January 1 of the current year. 
  • Urban Farming youth from cities of 30,000 people or more are eligible to apply for Scholarships based on their contributions to the production of food in their community. Youth Exhibitor: K-12th
  • Grade. Youth must be five (5) years of age, but not over twenty (20) years of age as of January 1 of the current year. Date of birth must be on entry form. Open to Michigan youth only.
An exhibitor is only eligible to win one scholarship per year at the Michigan State Fair, but may enter more than one division.
Calendars of Events

Macomb County 4-H Calendar of Events    

June 3
Macomb County 4-H Mini/Draft Horse Show
Camp Rotary, Ray Township

June 4
12:30-2:30 p.m., Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

June 5
4-H Exploration Days Orientation #1
6:30 p.m., MSU Extension Assembly Rooms A & B, Clinton Township

June 6
4-H Exploration Days Orientation
6:30 p.m., Max Thompson Family Resource Center, Warren

June 10
8:30 a.m., Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

June 10
Macomb County 4-H Mini/Draft Horse Show
Camp Rotary, Ray Township

June 11
2-4 p.m., Max Thompson Family Resource Center, Warren

June 17
Macomb County 4-H Light Horse Show (Double Judge)
Camp Rotary, Ray Township

June 24
Macomb County 4-H Light Horse Show
Camp Rotary, Ray Township

June 26-30
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Max Thompson Family Resource Center

June 27
Horse Program MI State Meeting
6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township

June 28
4-H/FFA Model Rocketry Building
6 p.m., Armada Fair Grange Hall, Armada

July 1
Top 4-H'er applications due to Macomb County MSU Extension

July 8
Macomb County 4-H Mini/Draft Horse Show
Camp Rotary, Ray Township

July 9
Armada Fair Clean-up
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

July 19
4-H/FFA Model Rocketry Flight Day #1
6 p.m., Ray Township Park, Ray Township

July 26
4-H/FFA Model Rocketry Flight Day #2
6 p.m., Ray Township Park, Ray Township

July 30
Fair Set-Up
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

August 2
4-H/FFA Model Rocketry Flight Day #3
6 p.m., Ray Township Park, Ray Township

August 5
Warm and Sunny 4-H Horse Show
Camp Rotary, Ray Township


Other Local Calendar of Events

June 3
MSU Extension Plant Exchange
9 a.m.-Noon, VerKuilen Building parking lot, Clinton Township

July 12
Bats of Michigan
6:30-7:30 p.m., Mount Clemens Library, Mount Clemens


Statewide 4-H Calendar of Events

June 2-4
Camp Tuhsmeheta, Greenville

June 3
Michigan's Adventure, Muskegon

June 10
Anthony Hall, MSU, East Lansing

June 10
Clare County Fairgrounds, Harrison

June 15
7 p.m., online
 
June 16-18
Southern Michigan Outdoor Recreational Education Symposium (SMORES)
Contact Denise Noble (nobledenise@rocketmail.com)
Camp Tuhsmeheta, Greenville

June 17
Project FISH Instructor Training
Contact Mark Stephens (steph143@msu.edu)
Camp Tuhsmeheta, Greenville

June 18
Comerica Park, Detroit

June 21-23
MSU, East Lansing
 
June 23-25
D Bar D Ranch, Chase

June 24
MSU, East Lansing
 
June 24-July 1
National 4-H Conference Center, Chevy Chase, Maryland
 
June 25-June 30
Grand Island, Nebraska
 
June 26-30
MSU, East Lansing
 
June 27-28
Novi

June 30
5:30-9:30 p.m., Sanilac County Fairgrounds, Sandusky

July 17-21
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

July 29
Centerline of Calhoun County, Bellevue

August 11-13
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

August 19
MSU, East Lansing

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


Other Statewide Events

June 10-11

August 31-September 4
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi