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  May 2017     
Macomb County 4-H News & Events

Mad City Money - May 6th
Want a taste of the "real world" before you get a salary, spouse, kids, and credit card debt? Practice managing money as an adult in the Mad City Money simulation with Michigan State University Extension 4-H in Macomb County. Participants will learn how to:
  • Make a monthly budget or spending plan
  • Juggle house, car and utility payments
  • Balance family needs with personal wants
The program is May 6, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. at MSU Extension, 11370 Hupp Avenue, Warren. It's open to high school students, and it's free. R.S.V.P. to 586-469-7614 or duraneli@anr.msu.edu .

4-H Youth Council Meeting - May 11th
The next Macomb County 4-H Youth Council meeting is May 11, 2017 at Camp Rotary, 20505 29 Mile Road, Ray Township. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Voyageur Canoe Trip - May 20th
Paddle along in a Voyageur canoe at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township from 9-10:30 a.m. on May 20, 2017. All ages are welcome.

Learn about the history of French Voyageurs in North America and their importance in Michigan, and learn about the marsh inhabitants that the voyageurs were seeking. This Voyageur Canoe program is free after entrance to the park. 

Pre-registration is required. Contact Seth at 586-783-8163 for more information or to register.

Exploration Days Orientation
Everyone attending Exploration Days is required to attend an event orientation. Macomb County has two to choose from:

Exploration Days Orientation #1
June 5, 2017     
6:30 - 8 p.m.
MSU Extension Assembly Rooms A & B
21885 Dunham Road,  Clinton Township, MI 48036

Exploration Days Orientation #2
June 6, 2017
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Max Thompson Family Resource Center
MSU Extension
11370 Hupp Avenue
Warren, MI 48089
R.S.V.P. to macomb.4h@macombgov.org or 586-469-6431 for your orientation of choice.  Balance and orientation information will be sent to participants in mid-May. 

Need to cancel out of Exploration Days? The last day to cancel and receive a full refund is May 3, 2017. 
Macomb County 4-H Staff
Richard Wooten
District 11 Coordinator

4-H Extension Educator

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

4-H Program Coordinator

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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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 Armada Fair are looking for superintendents and judges for youth project entries. We 
are currently looking for judges for our veterinary 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 have experience in the project area that they are judging. Please contact Seth Martin from MSU Extension 4-H for more 
information at (586) 783-8163.

2017 4-H Fair Theme: "There's No Place Like 4-H"

4-H Horse Program Committee meeting and show dates
The Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee announced its 2017 meeting and show dates. All meetings listed will be held from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Activities Building at Camp Rotary, 20505 29 Mile Road, Ray Township. Show information will be announced as it becomes available.

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.

May 22, 2017 - Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee
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

2017 Macomb County 4-H horse show dates
Macomb County 4-H Horse Show information will be announced as it becomes available.

May 27, 2017 - Light Horse at Camp Rotary
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 registration forms are online at http://msue.macombgov.org/MSUE-4H-Programs-Animals-Horses . Registration forms should be returned to your club leader for review so that they may be turned in to the Recording Secretary 
by May 1st .

Macomb/St. Clair team competes at State 4-H Horse Judging Contest

From left to right: Sharon Torello, Audrey Beaudin, Erin Carbury, Felishia Block, Sara Scott, Jaelyn Sutphin, Hailey Moses, Madilyn Morris, Shauna McIntosh, Breanna Ngow, Carrie Brown, and Sam Enright, with Coach Lucy Brown in front.

Macomb and St. Clair County 4-H Horse Judging Team members experienced much success at the State 4-H Horse Judging Contest held at MSU on March 26th. The twelve project members were split into three teams, finishing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the state with some great individual results as well.
The combined Macomb/St. Clair team of Audrey Beaudin, Felishia Block, Hailey Moses, and Sara Scott ranked second in reasons and overall. They will go on to represent Michigan at the American Quarter Horse Congress judging contest this coming October, in Columbus, Ohio. Individually, Felishia finished 8th overall and 9th in reasons, in the senior division. 
The St. Clair County team comprised of Shauna McIntosh, Breanna Ngow, Jaelyn Sutphin, and Sharon Torello ended up 3rd in the state, both in reasons, and in their overall score. This team will go on to compete at the Eastern National 4-H Round-up in Louisville, Kentucky in November. Individually Jaelyn finished 7th overall, and Shauna finished 9th. Additionally, Breanna went a step further, performing additional requirements to compete in the FFA division as well, where she placed 6th individually and was a member of the second place FFA team.
The final St. Clair County team of Carrie Brown, Erin Carbury, Sam Enright, and Madilyn Morris finished 4th in the state. While they don't have the opportunity to go on to the national level this year, they'll continue to practice this summer, ready to step in for any of their team mates, if needed. Individually, Madilyn placed 6th in the reasons category among very strong competition. 
A great contest was had by all Macomb and St Clair County team members, with everyone finishing in the top 20. Audrey Beaudin, Sara Scott, and Erin Carbury also gave up their novice year and jumped straight into competition with seasoned horse judging project participants. This meant they had to give an extra set of reasons, and compete in a tougher pool of contestants, but they rose to the challenge, turning in fantastic individual scores. 
The horse judging project will begin accepting new members this fall. Meetings are held the first Monday of every month from October through April at Goodells County Park, with additional meetings and clinics to be determined. As project members will tell you, they learn not only how to judge horses, but also public speaking and decision making skills, along with tips to improve their own horse show performances. Members who just want to learn, and don't want to compete are accepted as well. 4-Hers need not have a horse to participate in the horse judging project. Anyone interested can contact coach Lucy Brown at 586-855-3215 or lamckier@yahoo.com for more information or to be placed on next year's contact list.

Submitted by Lucy Brown, 4-H Volunteer

County 4-H'er selected to attend 4-H Animal & Veterinary Science Camp
Congratulations to Madeline McDonald of Alarro 4-H Club. Madeline applied and was selected to attend the Michigan 4-H Animal & Veterinary Science Camp at Michigan State University from June 26-30, 2017. The camp attracts applicants ages 13-16 from Michigan and across the U.S.

4-H Days at Max Thompson Family Resource Center
April 23rd was a perfect spring day for 4-H Days at the Max Thompson Family Resource Center, 11370 Hupp Avenue, Warren. Participants made seed bombs and prepared the bed for a butterfly garden. Then, they enjoyed ice cream treats and shared their most recent projects for fair. 
The next scheduled 4-H Days event at the site will be Authors and Comic Books. A published teen is coming to speak about her experience and share her book. Also a comic book illustrator will be teaching participants about the process and sharing her work. The event is 1-3 p.m. on May 7th, is free, and all are welcome! Call 586-469-7614 or just show up.

Pictured are City Slickers 4-H Club members Brooke Richards, Jillian Richards, Aubrey Richards, Brooke Felton and Morgan Jewett with club leader Michelle Richards and parents Heather Felton and Cindy Jewett.

4-H Family, Fun and Fitness Day - May 13th
Join MSU Extension and Macomb County 4-H Healthy Living from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 13, 2017 
for Family, Fun and Fitness Day at the Thompson Family Resource Center, 11370 Hupp Avenue, Warren. Participate in fun outdoor events like archery, disc golf, basketball and volleyball. Take a tour of the Thompson Family Resource Center to learn about the services offered. This event is free and open to the public. Healthy food will be provided to those who participate in the activities and tour. 
Call 586-469-7614 for more information or to R.S.V.P.

Tractor Supply 4-H Paper Clover Fundraisers
The 2017 TSC 4-H Paper Clover Fundraisers are April 26 - May 7, 2017 and October 4-15, 2017. Promote 4-H in-store during these dates, or purchase a 4-H clover at check-out to support 4-H!

New Haven Tractor Supply            Romeo Tractor Supply
57155 Gratiot                                66143 Van Dyke
New Haven, MI 48048                   Romeo, MI 48065

Any 4-H club that participates in an event at their local TSC store during the Spring 2017 Paper Clover Fundraiser can enter for a chance to win a $100 TSC gift card:  http://tsccontest.com/4hsweeps/.

Who are the most well-known 4-H alumni in Macomb County?
A recent mlive article lists Kid Rock (Robert Ritchie), David Coulier and Dean Cain as the most famous people from Macomb County. Does anyone know if any of these people were in 4-H? Tell us: Who is the most well-known Macomb County 4-H alum that you can remember? @MacombCounty4H #4HGrowsHere.

Wolcott Farm offers free chicks to 4-H'ers
Wolcott Farm is offering about 25 two- and three-week old chicks of various breeds FREE to Macomb County 4-H'ers. Contact Sabrina at 586-752-5932 for more information.

Spring Break Camp 2017
4-H Spring Break Camp was 
April 3-7, 2017 at MSU Extension in Warren. The fun, educational camp was for youth ages 5-12.

Alarro 4-H Club member volunteers for Project R.E.D.

Madelynn DeVlaminck, a member of Alarro 
4-H Club, gave a presentation to third graders 
about poultry at Macomb County Farm Bureau's Project R.E.D. (Rural Education Day) event on 
April 25, 2017 at the Armada Fairgrounds in Armada. The program is designed to educate Michigan consumers about agriculture.

Project R.E.D. annually to give youth a hands-on opportunity to learn about orchards, crops, farm animals and much more. Thanks to all of the Macomb County 4-H members and volunteers 
who helped out at the event, and special thanks 
to the Macomb County Farm Bureau for doing 
such a great job bringing better awareness to 
our youth!  For more information about Project R.E.D., call the Macomb County Farm Bureau 
at  (586) 727-0025.

Teen Counselor Training and CSI AgInnovators Challenge
Macomb County 4-H teen counselors went to the 4th and 5th grade classrooms of Mrs. Burgess at Fountain Elementary in Roseville to facilitate the CSI AgInovators Challenge. This year's program is a lesson and fun activity on no-till farming. Elizabeth Bennett of K-9 & Kompany 4-H Club is the state youth coordinator for the program.

Teens from around the state were trained to facilitate the CSI AgInnovators Challenge at the Thompson Family Resource Center in Warren on March 25, 2017.

Fourth and fifth graders at Fountain Elementary in Roseville participated in the CSI AgInnovators Challenge in April.

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.

Macomb County Master Gardener Association offers classes
To register or for more information about the following programs, contact the Macomb County Master Gardener Association at macombcountymga@yahoo.com .

Fun with Lavender - Monday, May 15, 2017 
Advanced Master Gardener Karen Burke is back to show us all of the wonderful things that we can do with our Lavender. So many things to use it with: cooking, beverage infusion, and many boutique and craft projects. You can learn them all. Monday, May 15, 6:30-7:30 P.M. at the Mt. Clemens Library, 150 Cass Avenue, Mt. Clemens. Free to MCMGA Members +1 guest. $5.00 to all others.

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.

Armada Fair Swine, Lamb & Goat Tagging - June 4th
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.

Armada Fair Superintendent meetings
The Armada Fair Craft Superintendent Meeting is from 6-8 p.m. on June 7, 2017 at the Armada Fairgrounds.
The Armada Fair Livestock Superintendent Meeting is from 7-9 p.m. on June 14, 2017 at the Armada Fairgrounds. Contact the Armada Fair Office for more information: 586-784-5488.

Fill the Trailer - May 5-7
Help Macomb County Animal Control and its partners "Fill the Trailer" at Pet Supplies Plus, 42241 Garfield Road, Clinton Township with pet supplies for senior citizens and homeless pets. Call 586-228-0090 for more information.
Statewide 4-H News & Events
2017 Michigan 4-H Companion Animal Camp
This exciting, hands-on training opportunity - presented by MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development - will provide participants with opportunities to:
  • Gain new ideas and information about companion-animal projects, while being able to work with their own companion animal
  • Attend various sessions such as:
    • Ask a vet
    • Games to play with your dog
    • Learn hands-on skills from a veterinarian
    • Try out new training techniques
  • Have an overnight workshop experience
  • Share, learn and explore new information about companion animals with others 4-H'ers from around the state
  • Practice skills such as team building and leadership
  • Bring new programming and ideas back to their 4-H clubs, county programs and local communities
  • Participate in activities such as:
    • Hiking trails
    • An evening campfire
    • A climbing tower
    • Make-it and take-it crafts and more
Remember, there will also be awesome sessions for your dogs in obedience, games, agility and much more!
Who Should Attend?
Michigan 4-H'ers who are 5 to 19 years old, as of January 1, 2017. Cloverbuds are welcome with parent chaperones.
When Is the Workshop?
June 2-4, 2017
Where Will the Workshop Be Held?
Camp Tuhsmeheta in Greenville. This facility offers various lodging options to participants. That is, lodge, tent or camper/RV sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
How Can Someone Register?
All camp registration forms (for 4-H youth members, 4-H volunteer leaders and 4-H parents) are available on the Michigan 4-H web site. Submit your registration form and payment to:
  •  Katie Ockert, Room 240, 446 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824.
Camp registrations must be postmarked by May 5, 2017.
What Is the Cost of the Workshop?
The $50 registration fee covers lodging and meals.
More information about this camp is available from:

Agriculture Career Fair - May 13th
The Agriculture Career Fair at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth is for youth ages 13-19 and will focus on agriculture careers.  Register online at  https://events.anr.msu.edu/TeenAgCareers/   by May 3, 2017. Registration is $20/person and includes lunch. Contact Betty Jo Krosnicki at nashbett@msu.edu or 810-648-2515 for more information.

Tips for Poultry Owners
The following rack card resources have been developed to help new chick or hen owners know what to expect when they purchase their new birds.  The rack cards were created through a partnership with MSUE and MDARD.  The links to the rack cards are:

4-H Regional Shooting Sports Air Pistol Training - May 13-14
The 4-H Regional Shooting Sports Air Pistol Training will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 13-14, 2017 at Demmer Center, in Lansing. The $65 cost includes curriculum, lunch and snacks both days. Participants must attend all parts of both days and must have 4-H rifle certification prior to registering. Contact Nick Baumgart at baumga74@anr.msu.edu or 906-774-0363 for more information or to request a registration application.

Oakland County 4-H K9 Fun Match - May 13th
The Oakland County 4-H K9 Fun Match is May 13, 2017 at Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg. Registration is 8:30-9:15 a.m. Rally and Agility will run first, promptly at 9:30 a.m.

All events will take place indoors, with the exception of agility. Indoor crating is available. All competitors must show proof of DHPP and rabies -- no exceptions!                  

Day of match entry fees:  
$8 for first class and $6 for second class with the same dog.
Adult class fee:  $6 per class
Sorry - No Refunds                                                                                                

State 4-H dress code is recommended for all youth showing. Food will be available on premises for a minimal donation. There will be a Silent Auction.                                                             

For questions or additional information, please contact Terry Harrison ( k9allstars@yahoo.com).

4-H Livestock Workshops in Oakland County
Interested in learning about livestock?  Join Oakland County 4-H for some hands on learning with cattle, sheep, goats & swine. Workshops include basic terminology, care and nutrition, anatomy, fitting and showing. The cost is $10 per workshop for registered 4-H members and $20 for non-members.
  • Cattle - Thursday, 5/18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Tollgate Farm & Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi
  • Goats - Saturday, 5/27, 10 a.m.-Noon at Bowers School Farm, 1219 East Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills
  • Swine - Saturday, 5/27, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at Bowers School Farm, 1219 East Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills
Please R.S.V.P. to Deb Morgan at 248-347-3860, ext. 279 or email morga194@anr.msu.edu .

Michigan Adventure 4-H Day
Michigan's Adventure is again partnering with Muskegon County 4-H to host a 4-H Day . Michigan 4-H members, volunteers, staff and their families are invited! The cost is $25 with an optional lunch for $6.  Reservations are not mandatory, but are highly encouraged. R.S.V.P. by May 31, 2017 if requesting lunch with admission. Please also register for the lunch. Everyone will pay for their tickets on the day of the event. To get the discount on the day of the event, wear a 4-H shirt or bring something showing that you are with Michigan 4-H.

Reservations are required for admission and meal tickets by May 31, 2017. Contact the Group Sales Office directly at 231-766-9959 or by email at youthsales@miadventure.com . Questions? Contact Katie Courtade, Muskegon County 4-H Program Coordinator, at 231-724-4739 or courtad3@anr.msu.edu .

4-H Heartland Rabbit, Cavy & Poultry Show - June 10th
The Clare County 4-H Small Animal Association will be hosting the
4-H Heartland Rabbit, Cavy, and Poultry Show 
on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The show is held at the Clare County Fairgrounds  and will be a sanctioned show. See attached flyer and rules for more information, or call Brenda Spivey at 231-429-4230.

Michigan 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Expo - June 10th
The 2017 Michigan 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Expo is June 10, 2017 at MSU in East Lansing. Register online at https://events.anr.msu.edu/4HRabbitCavyShow2017/ by June 1st.  There are a few changes to the format of this year's event:
1) Quiz Bowl, Rabbit Judging and Cavy Judging are the only team events.  Teams will need to turn their team forms into the local MSUE office for 4-H program staff signature. 
2) Youth will compete in individual contests in their corresponding age group and need to register online in the correct age group.  Example--a youth who is 11 years old may participate on a Senior Quiz Bowl team, but for all individual contests will be registered in the Junior age division.
3) There will not be a Breed ID Contest
4) The schedule for the day has been altered slightly-encourage them to pay particular attention to skill-a-thon and written quiz times.  All youth entered in these two contests will complete them together in their age division.
5) All payments for registration fees must be made online when the registration is completed.  If a county committee will be paying entry fees please have individuals pay online, print a receipt, and be reimbursed by the county committee.
Youth participants must be ages 9-19 as of January 1, 2017. The cost is $5 per individual and $3 per event. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Ockert, 4-H Animal Science Educator, at 517-432-5270 or ockertka@anr.msu.edu.

Project F.I.S.H. Workshop and S.M.O.R.E.S. Event
The Southern Michigan Outdoor Recreational Education Symposium (SMORES) event will once again take place June 16-18, 2017 at Camp Tuhsmeheta, near Greenville. This is becoming an annual event that provides outstanding learning opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, 4-H leaders, Outdoor Adventure Challenge (OAC) members and anyone interested in the outdoors. It is incredibly affordable and well worth the time investment to attend.
Attached is a S.M.O.R.E.S. registration form with a schedule and session offerings along with a Project FISH workshop application that is also being offered.  Please consider attending and share this information with those you think would be interested. Direct questions to Nick Baumgart, Extension Educator, at 906-774-0363 or baumga75@anr.msu.edu.

Oakland County 4-H Horse Camp
Registration is now open for the Oakland County 4-H Horse Camp, June 18-22, 2017 at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg.  Space is limited and the registration deadline is May 19th. The cost 
is $200 per camper ($185 each for two or more, $140 each for three or more from the same family). Contact Debbie Morgan at morga194@anr.msu.edu or 248-347-3860, ext. 279 for more information

Michigan 4-H Renewable Energy Camp - July 24-28
Explore how Michigan's abundant natural resources and growing agriculture industry are changing the face of energy and what it means to your family, Michigan and the world!

Michigan 4-H Renewable Energy Camp, July 24-28, 2017, is a five-day exploration camp held at Michigan State University for youth ages 13-19. Campers will explore ideas, research and opportunities in the field of energy as it relates to natural resources and agriculture.

4-H Renewable Energy campers will stay in a campus dorm and experience campus life, enjoying a mix of recreational opportunities and learning experiences that may include:
  • Tours of on-campus labs - See cutting-edge research centered on turning biomass into biofuel. Learn about brand new ideas and technologies that will play a significant role in our energy future.
  • Kellogg Biological Station - Participate in hands-on research of a new biofuel crop and discuss water quality/quantity needs, greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable production practices.
  • Farm and Home Visits - Visit farms and homes that have gone off the grid and explore renewable energy in action.
  • Carbon Green Bioenergy - Watch this facility turn 50,000 bushels of corn into 135,000 gallons of ethanol - every day. Participants will not only see how it's done, but help them do it!
  • Wind Farm - See an operating wind farm and learn how much energy they can generate and how wind can impact our future.
  • Fun around campus - Visit the Michigan State University Breslin Center, Dairy Store and much more!
4-H Renewable Energy campers will also conduct their own experiments and create their own biofuel!

The cost to attend this five-day camp is just $190 ($200 for youth who are not 4-H members)
and includes all meals, transportation to field trips, lodging and materials.Applications should be submitted online by May 19, 2017. Questions? Please contact Insa Raymond at raymon65@msu.edu or at 517-439-9301.

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.

National 4-H News & Events
4-H Alumni: Raise Your Hand & Pay It Forward
4-H alumni across the nation are asked to Raise Your Hand and Pay It Forward to empower the next generation of True Leaders. The states with the most alumni hands raised will win $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000! Raising your hand is easy:

1. Raise Your Hand - Complete a form online to show your pride as a 4-H alum.

2. Compete for your state - Raising your hand is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most alumni hands raised.

3. Pay it Forward - Tweet, post and share your #4HGrown experience or support and tag fellow alumni asking them to raise their hands for their state at http://4-h.org/raise-your-hand/.

Subscribe to the National 4-H Alumni Newsletter:  http://bit.ly/2pcRPC6


Calendars of Events
Macomb County 4-H Events

April 26-May 7
TSC 4-H Paper Clover Fundraiser
Tractor Supply Company stores, New Haven & Romeo 

May 1
Macomb County 4-H Horse Show registration deadline

May 6
1-3 p.m.
MSU Extension, Thompson Family Resource Center, Warren

May 7
4-H Days (Authors, Comic Books & More)
1-3 p.m., MSU Extension, Thompson Family Resource Center, Warren

May 11
Macomb County 4-H Youth Council Meeting
6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township

May 13
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Max Thompson Family Resource Center, Warren

May 20
9-10:30 a.m., Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Township

May 22
Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee Meeting
6:30-8:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township

May 27
Macomb County 4-H Light Horse Show
Camp Rotary, Ray Township

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

June 5
4-H Exploration Days Orientation #1
6:30 p.m., MSU Extension, VerKuilen Building, Clinton Township

June 6
4-H Exploration Days Orientation #2
6:30 p.m., MSU Extension, Thompson Family Resource Center, Warren

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

June 11
4-H Days (Topic TBD)
1-3 p.m., MSU Extension, 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 27
Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township

July 1
Top 4-H'er applications due
MSU Extension, VerKuilen Building, Clinton Township

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

August 5
Warm & Sunny (Horse) Show
Camp Rotary

Other Local Events

May 5-7
Pet Supplies Plus, Clinton Township

May 15
Fun with Lavender
6:30-7:30 p.m., Mount Clemens Library, Mount Clemens

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

June 4
Armada Fair Swine, Lamb & Goat Tagging
10 a.m.-Noon, Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

June 7
Craft Superintendent Meeting
6-8 p.m., Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

June 14
Livestock Superintendent Meeting
7-9 p.m., Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

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

Statewide 4-H Events
May 5-7
Manistee River near Kingsley

May 13
Bavarian Inn Lodge & Conference Center, Frankenmuth

May 13
Harrison Moose Lodge, Harrison

May 13
Oakland County K9 Fun Match
8:30 a.m., Springfield Oaks County Park, Davisburg
May 13-14
Demmer Center, Lansing

May 18
Oakland County 4-H Cattle Workshop
6:30 p.m., Tollgate Farm & Education Center, Novi

May 20
Clare County Fairgrounds, Harrison

May 20
Eaton County Fairgrounds, Charlotte

May 20-21
Kettunen Center, Tustin

May 21
8:30 a.m., Springfield Oaks County Park, Davisburg
May 26-29
Manistee River near Kingsley

May 27
Oakland County 4-H Goat Workshop
10 a.m.-Noon, Bowers School Farm, Bloomfield Hills

May 27
Oakland County 4-H Swine Workshop
1-3 p.m., Bowers School Farm, Bloomfield Hills
June 2-4
Camp Tuhsmeheta, Greenville
June 3
Michigan's Adventure, Muskegon

June 10
State 4-H Rabbit & Cavy Expo
Contact Katie Ockert
Anthony Hall, MSU, East Lansing

June 10
Heartland Rabbit, Cavy & Poultry Show
Clare County Fairgrounds, Harrison

June 16-18
Camp Tuhsmeheta, Greenville
( Project F.I.S.H. Instructor Training, June 17, during the S.M.O.R.E.S. Conference)

June 18
Comerica Park, Detroit

June 18-22
Oakland County 4-H Horse Camp
Springfield Oaks County Park, Davisburg
June 21-23
MSU, East Lansing

June 24
State 4-H Goat Show
MSU Pavilion, South Barn, East Lansing

July 24-28
Michigan 4-H Renewable Energy Camp
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