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Schedule an appointment to have your poultry tested for Pullorum.
June 10, 2024
Check out this amazing volunteer opportunity through Exceptional Equestrians!
June 10, 2024
Check out Rockland's May Update!
June 4, 2024
Register before June 1 for Brown County 4-H Summer Camps!

Spark Days will be packed with day-camps on all sorts of topics- with 11 different camp themes to choose from. Themes include Intro to 3-D Printing, Bow and Arrow Blast, Photography 101 and more!
May 23, 2024
For full registration details and answers to any questions you may have, read more!
May 10, 2024
Calling all youth photographers! The “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” Photo Contest is all about showcasing a photo that is special to you! Submissions due May 1.
Apr. 12, 2024
Make sure to register for Brown County 4-H Spark Days and find your spark!
Mar. 13, 2024
The Skillathon and Quiz Bowl are both returning to the UW-Madison Campus on March 16th!
Feb. 16, 2024
Make sure to stop by on March 2, 2024
Feb. 7, 2024
Be sure to submit your applicationsby the various deadlines.
Feb. 7, 2024

4-H members can now register for the 4-H Bean Bag & Basketball Tournament that will take place on April 6th! 

Be sure to register before the deadline of March 20th, 2024

Jan. 25, 2024
Join us for the 2024 Creative Arts Festival!

More information about catgories, scoring and guidelines in news article.

Jan. 11, 2024
The Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) is once again offering Youth Pig Project scholarships. These scholarships are designed to assist 4-H and FFA members in establishing swine projects that can lead to development of life skills and career opportunities in the Wisconsin pork industry.
Jan. 8, 2024
In person event presented by the Brown County Livestock & Dairy Auction Committee
Dec. 13, 2023
Read all about Denmark Red Lightning and their club leaders!
Dec. 6, 2023
New members: Make sure you don't miss your FINAL chance to regsiter for 4-H Shooting Sports!
Nov. 13, 2023
This month the Anston Country Squires is in our club of the month spotlight, click to find out more!
Nov. 8, 2023
Apply to make a difference in your community through creating and expanding 4-H programs!
Oct. 26, 2023
Arts Camp registration closes on October 27th!
Oct. 20, 2023
Make sure you register in time for American Spirit!
Oct. 20, 2023
Congratulations to the graduating Brown County 4-H Cloverbuds! We can't wait to see where your 4-H journey takes you next. 
Oct. 6, 2023
Earlier this week, the Brown County Leaders Association held their Annual Leaders Banquet where we honored our 4-H Leaders. Thank you to all leaders and volunteers, you are what makes Brown County 4-H possible!
Oct. 6, 2023
Ready...Set...Escape! Brown County 4-Her's 13-19 years old are welcomed to join the 4-H I.M.P.A.C.T. group at Escape Room Wisconsin - Green Bay on Sunday, October 22, 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm. Registrants will put their puzzle solving skills to the test in either the Secret Agent 22 Escape Room or the Alchemyst Escape Room.

Register to attend here: https://go.wisc.edu/2r3b0h
$30 cost per registrant
Sept. 27, 2023

Fall Forum, a statewide conference held in Green Lake, WI, gives youth and adults the opportunity to collaborate, communicate, and connect with others who love 4-H! Youth grades 7-13, adult volunteer leaders, and county/state staff are welcome to attend.

For more information on Fall Forum and workshop descriptions, click here.

Registration ends October 6 in 4-H Online.
Sept. 27, 2023
Join the Leaders Association on October 3rd to celebrate and recognize our 4-H Leaders and Volunteers, as well as celebrate the 4-H Cloverbud's graduation. 
Sept. 19, 2023
Arrive at the McAllister House Welcome Center dressed in your 4-H or FFA uniform, organization jackets, or group t-shirt and receive free admission! Group leaders are also admitted free.
Sept. 6, 2023
Are you a middle schooler looking for an opportunity to explore the arts through 4-H? If so, you don’t want to miss Wisconsin 4-H Arts Camp! 
Sept. 5, 2023
Do you have a passion for the arts and want to improve your leadership skills? Then this opportunity is for you!
Aug. 30, 2023
Cedar Crest Ice Cream & the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation announce the "Cedar Crest Ice Cream 4-H Flavor Creation Contest" for all Wisconsin 4-H clubs!
Aug. 24, 2023
Rockland 4-H Club of Brown County shares their June, July, and August Reports!
Aug. 21, 2023
Calling all 4-H Horse Project members! Register online by August 25 to participate in this statewide show.

The 4-H County Classic Pleasure Show will be held at the La Crosse Interstate Fair Grounds on August 26 at 8 a.m.
Aug. 15, 2023
Green Bay Health Services is looking to connect with 4-H Clubs to organize a clean up of their garden area!

When: To be determined. 
Where: Green Bay Health Services, 1640 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54303
Interested? Contact Kari Hietpas at khietpas@nshorehc.com or 920-499-5177
July 21, 2023
4-H Summer of Discovery News
July 20, 2023
Brown County 4-H Club Reports from Anston Country Squires 4-H and Lost Dauphin 4-H Clubs!
July 19, 2023
Whether it's your first time showing or you're looking to brush up on your showmanship skills, all rabbit project members are encouraged to attend. 
July 19, 2023
The Wisconsin Beef Council and Wisconsin 4-H Foundation are offering a display contest to all Wisconsin 4-H Beef Project members. 
July 14, 2023
Celebrating the recipients of the 2023 'I Dare You' Award and the 2023 Key Award.
July 13, 2023
Registration for the National 4-H Congress is now open! This educational experience will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from November 24, 2023 to November 28, 2023. Registration is open until August 5, 2023 for 4-H Members in 9th to 12th grade at the time of registration. Maximum age is 18 of January 1, 2023. 

 
July 13, 2023
The 4-H Strawberry Jam Making Class will be held on Wednesday, July 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Kitchen of the STEM Innovation Center. Class is open to both 4-H members and non-member participants. Registration is open from now until June 30th to all 4-H youth members only.

If there are spots open after June 30th, youth not enrolled in 4-H may register starting on July 1st, 2023. Registration for all will close on July 7th, 2023. Youth must be 9 years or older to participate and the class is limited to 8 students.

Registration ended.
June 26, 2023
Brown County 4-H Club Reports for June from Anston Country Squires 4-H and Lost Dauphin 4-H Clubs!
June 16, 2023
The pop tab collection location has changed!
Nicki Vandeurzen of Happy Valley 4-H club will be collecting Pop tabs at the Glenmore Town Hall on Saturday, June 10th, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

Location: Glenmore Town Hall,  5718 Dickinson Rd, De Pere, WI 54115
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Can't make the drop off? You can bring your pop tabs to the Brown County Extension Office at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm.
 
June 6, 2023
Green Schools Rock is a free, inclusive program that is committed to helping schools provide the healthiest learning environment possible by shaping kids to be green leaders in their schools and communities. 
Classes will grow your child's knowledge of environmental issues and how they can play an important role in helping to be a part of the solution. There will be two in-person classes per week geared toward youth in 4th through 6th grade. Class size ranges from 3 to a maximum of 10. Classes are free and will be meeting at the Kress Library.

See more information, including the class schedule, and sign up to join here
June 3, 2023
Brown County 4-H Club Report for April and May from the Lost Dauphin 4-H Club!
June 2, 2023
Sign up here to volunteer at the Brown County Breakfast on the Farm event at the 4-H Booth.
The Brown County 4-H booth will feature a 4-H hat making craft activity. We need 4-H Volunteers to make this possible- please join us!

To learn more about the Breakfast on the Farm event, check out their flyer here: 
Breakfast on the Farm Flyer- 2023
May 23, 2023
Calling all Brown County 4-Hers, 13-19 years old. Are you looking to meet with other 4-Hers your age to build community and make an impact in your county?
Join the Brown County 4-H IMPACT group!

Their upcoming meeting on July 20th will be at Bay Beach Amusement Park, 1pm-4pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations for Freedom House. Considering joining, or would like to contribute to the donations collected? Register to attend or review the donations list here.

Youth who attend and bring at least one donation item for Freedom House from their donation needs list will be eligible for a $5 reimbursement for ticket costs.

 
May 19, 2023
Brown County 4-H Foods Revue

When: June 4th, 1pm start, you can come anytime after 12:45pm to set up your dish
event usually lasts about 2 hours or less 
Where: Brown County STEM Innovation Center at UWGB, 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay

Come join us for a fun afternoon with food!  Open to all 4-H youth including Cloverbuds. The Food Review allows 4-H'ers to participate in their own version of a Cooking Show! The goal is to be fun and educational, so youth know what to expect for future Food Revues. There will be a fun activities for youth to participate in while waiting for their food to be judged. It is a great way to try different foods and let the kids show off their skills! 

Sign up here! Register by May 31
May 19, 2023
The 4-H YWCA club is meeting on May 30th, 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Greater Green Bay YWCA (230 S Madison St, Green Bay).

Join us! We will be making OObleck and learning the basics of Cake Decorating. This activity is geared toward K-8, but we welcome the whole family!

Let us know you are planning to attend here.
May 5, 2023
Pullorum Testing Requirement is required for showing poultry at the Brown County Fair in 2023:.
Jason Smits, a certified tester, will be available Monday, July 17th from 5-8pm and Thursday, July 27th from 5-8pm by appointment.  
Testing this year will be at the Smits House, address provided after the appointment is scheduled, price will be $1 per bird payable the night of testing. 
Please call Tara at (920) 819-2520 to schedule it.  Also note that all poultry are required to be tested except the following:
  • Birds under 4 months of age.
  • Doves, pigeons, and turkeys are exempt.
  • NPIP Registered flock from hatchery or breeder (paperwork must be provided).
May 4, 2023
The registration deadline for Wisconsin 4-H Summer Academy 2023 is now May 10th.
Eligibility for Summer Academy has also been extended to 11th graders.

Learn more about Summer Academy here.
May 4, 2023
Check out "TRACKS", the Wildlife WHEP Wisconsin 4-H & Wisconsin 4-H Forestry Newsletter.

Participation in wildlife & forestry activities are open to all Wisconsin 4-H club members. You can be enrolled in any 4-H project and participate in the activities!
May 4, 2023
Volunteer Opportunity with Allouez Parkside Village Assisted Living Community

Allouez Parkside Village is looking for a 4-H group to bring animals to the Assisted Living Community for an outdoor animal demonstration during an event.

When: Thursday, June 22nd, 4pm - 7pm
Where: Allouez Parkside Village, 1901 Libal St, Green Bay, WI 54301
Interested? Contact Wendy, Activity Director at Allouez Parskdie Village: 920-371-6293
May 4, 2023
Apr. 24, 2023
Join the Brown County 4-H Cloverbud Club for their May meeting field trip to VandenWymelenberg Dairy!
Please register here!

When: Wednesday May 3rd, 6pm
What: Farm tour, calf feeding, and other fun farm activities!
Where: VandenWymelenburg Dairy, 6016 Dickinson Rd, De Pere
Apr. 21, 2023
We need volunteers to help bring Chris Clover to the 2023 STEM Family Day event on 4/29. We also need activity helpers and photographers to join the fun.

STEM Family Day is on Saturday, April 29, 10am-2pm.

Sign up here if you are interested!
Apr. 21, 2023
April is the Month of the Military Child #MOMC.  

Did you know in Monroe County there is a 4-H Club at Fort McCoy? With at least 2 deployed WI Units, WI 4-H partners to build resiliency and connection.   Wear purple to recognize and thank children for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle. Kids serve too! #PurpleupDay #Building Connections
Apr. 20, 2023
Breakfast on the Farm: Sunday June 4 at Collins Dairy at 3489 Hill Road, Greenleaf, WI 54126

The Brown County Dairy Promotions Committee is looking for volunteers for the annual Breakfast on the Farm event!
Volunteer sign up is first come first served. Sign up here to volunteer!
Apr. 18, 2023
KinderCare is looking to connect with 4-H Clubs to organize an educational petting zoo for kids 2-4 years old!

When: Week of August 25, 2023.
What: 'Show and tell' with friendly animals who can interact with youth age 2-4
Where: Ledgeview KinderCare in De Pere

Interested in volunteering? Contact Brittany Czempinski for more information: 920.983.6430
 
Apr. 14, 2023
Register for a Virtual Learning Opportunity:  Fibers of Our Future--Weaving Series
Explore your Sparks in art & STEM through three virtual sessions:
  • May 9: Weaving Patterns
  • May 16: Weaving Materials
  • May 23: Weaving Light
Register here:  https://go.wisc.edu/u9nz46 
Apr. 14, 2023
Calling all youth in K-2nd grade: join the Brown County 4-H Cloverbud Club for seed planting and stencil painting on April 20th!

What: Brown County 4-H Cloverbud Club Meeting
When: April 20 | 6-7 p.m.
Who: All youth K-2nd grade interested in joining the Cloverbud Club
Where: Brown County Central Library

Register here! https://forms.gle/aHUNXd5hsosorsdR7
Apr. 11, 2023
Winnebago County 4-H Camp is open to interested Brown County 4-H members.
This camp is open to youth in grades 3-8 and runs from June 27th - 30th in Upham Woods - Wisconsin Dells. Costs is $275 per camper.

Questions? Contact Dana Berger, Winnebago County 4-H Program Coordinator at dana.berger@wisc.edu or 920-232-1974

Interested? Check out the application here!
Mar. 31, 2023
Brown County 4-Hers in 7th-13th grade are invited to join our fellow 4-Hers from Kewaunee County for a fun filled day-trip to UW Madison on June 2, 2023.
This day-trip to UW Madison will include visits to the Biotech Lab, Meat Science Building, Geology Museum, and Babcock Hall. The fee for Brown County 4-Hers to join this trip is $80. Fee includes busing to Madison.

Registration ends April 17th.

For more information contact Jon Hill, Brown County 4-H Program Educator (jon.hill@browncountywi.gov), or Debbie Olson, Kewaunee County 4-H Volunteer (920-360-0702).
Mar. 28, 2023
Brown County 4-H Youth Development Educator, Melinda Pollen, appeared on Midwest Farm Weekly to talk about Brown County 4-H Summer Camps! 


You can watch the segment here!
Mar. 24, 2023
The Brown County 4-H Cloverbud Club hosted a field trip to Maple Sweet Dairy on March 9, 2023~

See more inside
Mar. 10, 2023
This year's Annual Spring 4-H Dairy Tour will be at Hillrose Holsteins in Sherwood and MilkSource Genetics in Kaukauna. 

See more information, including registration, here.
 
Mar. 9, 2023
Are you a Brown County 4-H member between the ages of 13 and 19 and want to go bowling with other Brown County 4-H 'rs your age? Then join the BC 4-H older youth club, I.M.P.A.C.T., for pizza, soda, and bowling!
When: Sunday March 26th,  2023  1pm-3pm 
Where: Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley 2929 Allied Street, Green Bay, WI 54304
Register: HERE! by Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
Cost: Approximately $12 (depending on the number of participants)
Mar. 9, 2023
The Creative Arts Festival is set for March 18, 2023! 
CAF will be held at the Wrightstown High School Auditorium.
The event begins at 9am, and doors open at 8am
The event will run until about 2:30pm
Mar. 9, 2023
Brown County 4-H is hosting a Garden Project for 4-H members at the STEM Innovation Center. This two-session event will help participants learn some gardening basics with a hands-on planting project, activities to learn about garden insects, and lessons on pollinators. At the end of this project, 4-H members will have their very own plants to pick up in May.

Where
: Brown County STEM Innovation Center: 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay, WI 54311
When: Saturday, March 25th 9am to 11am AND Saturday April 15 1pm to 2:30pm
Who: Brown County 4-H Members in 3rd - 12th grade
Cost: $10 per participant
Register: by March 20th here
Mar. 8, 2023
Brown County 4-H Club Reports for February from Rockland 4-H and Lost Dauphin 4-H!

See more here
Mar. 7, 2023
Are you a 4-H Leader? Recognize the outstanding 4-H Youth Members (currently in 9th through 11th grade) in your community by nominating them for the National Leadership (I Dare You!) Award.

The American Youth Foundation’s National Leadership Award is a unique opportunity to honor extraordinary young people for their character and leadership.
 
Award recipients receive a personalized award certificate, a copy of I Dare You!, William H. Danforth’s classic motivational book, and an invitation to join other young leaders at the National Leadership Conference. The award recognizes youth in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade who strive to be their personal best and make a positive difference in their schools, youth groups, 4-H clubs, and communities.

Download the Nomination Form here. 
---Word document version here.
Mar. 7, 2023
Its Awards Season for Brown County 4-H 2023!

Wisconsin Key Award Nominations are due May 1st. Applications for selected nominees will be due June 1st.

About the Key Award
As a way to recognize the 4-H members who truly embrace the 4-H commitment, Wisconsin has developed The Wisconsin Key Award:  one of the highest honors awarded to top-notch 4-H members in their 9th -13th grade years.

To be eligible for this award, candidates must be in 9th grade or above and must have completed at least three years of 4-H and one year of youth leadership.

Young people can either SELF NOMINATE or BE NOMINATED BY an adult or older youth who can vouch for their 4-H commitment. Often, young people don’t see the good they do – and the nomination process can be a way of sharing with young people that they are not only seen, but commended.

Download the Nomination form and Instructions here. (PDF)
---Word document version here.
Mar. 7, 2023
Congratulations to Keira Heffernan and Eva Passel for being selected as category winners in the 2023 Celebrate the Arts 4-H Art Contest!

With more than 100 entries, the contest was extremely competitive.  A panel of judges chose one Best of Show; 9 works as category winners, and 11 Honorable Mention awardees. You can see them all at  https://wis4hfoundation.org/celebrate-the-arts/

Watch the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation website (www.Wis4HFoundation.org) for more information on future opportunities. 
Mar. 2, 2023
Join the YWCA 4-H Club for their upcoming events!
Feb. 16, 2023
The Brown County 4-H Sewing Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the 4-H office in the STEM Building on the UWGB campus at 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay.  For 4-H members who are in 3rd grade or older, we are offering different Workshops to learn sewing techniques along with the opportunity to sew a Project for the Fair. 

Sign up for the 2023 Sewing Workshop here!

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: MARCH 9, 2023
Feb. 10, 2023
4-H Summer Academy: June 19-22, 2023
Hosted by Wisconsin 4-H and Community Youth Development of UW-Madison Extension.
Grades 7-10  |  Registration opens in April

Learn more about the Wisconsin State 4-H Summer Academy Program here!
Feb. 3, 2023
The Bean Bag/Basketball Fun Day is scheduled for April 22 at Wrightstown High School.
  • Bean Bag Competition
  • Basketball Tournament
  • Silent Auction
  • Bake Sale
  • Food Stand
Deadline to register is April 4.
See more information here!
Feb. 3, 2023
Click here for Lost Dauphin's January Update
Feb. 3, 2023
GreenStone is once again offering their scholarship program for incoming college freshmen. This program awards up to $40,000 in scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for incoming students in a four-year college program and $1,000 each for incoming students in a two-year college program. 


Click here for more information.
Feb. 3, 2023
Farm Machinery / Tractor Safety Classes are available through Northeast WI Technical College, with location and date options in the Spring and Summer of 2023.

Course outcomes include:
  • Safe operation and maintenance of farm machinery including skid steers and tractors over 20 horsepower
  • Follow rules of the road for machinery and tractor safety
  • Apply emergency first aid training
  • Handle agriculture fires and extinguishers
For more information call Nancy, Trades Office, at 920-498-5724.
Jan. 25, 2023
The application deadline for Wisconsin 4-H National Conference Delegates has been extended until February 3, 2023!
 
National Conference is the ideal program for youth ages 15-19 who:
  • Are passionate about change in their communities
  • Want to meet their congressional representatives
  • Have an interest in careers in government 
More information and application forms: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/opportunities/statewide-events-and-opportunities/national-4-h-conference/  
Jan. 25, 2023
Wildlife and Woods is Wisconsin 4-H’s statewide natural sciences, wildlife, and forestry monthly, virtual event.

To learn more about "Wildlife & Woods" visit https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/opportunities/projects/wildlife-whep-wisconsin-4-h-wisconsin-4-h-forestry/wildlife-woods-virtual-classes/

Mark your 2023 calendars for the fourth Wednesdays, 7 pm. - 8 pm.
  • February 22
  • March 22
  • April 26
  • May 24
Jan. 25, 2023
The Wisconsin Pork Association Youth Committee is offering Youth Pig Project scholarships. These
scholarships are designed to assist 4-H and FFA members in establishing swine projects that can lead to
development of life skills and career opportunities in the Wisconsin pork industry.

4-H and FFA youth are eligible to apply for a $100 scholarship used to offset costs associated with their 2023 pig project. Our goal is to raise enough funds to award a minimum of 50 scholarships. Age divisions, as of January 1, 2023, are as follows: Ages 9-12, 13-15, and 16-19.

Applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than February 1st, 2023, to:
Wisconsin Pork Association, P. O. Box 327, Lancaster, WI 53813 wppa@wppa.org
SEE APPLICATION HERE
Jan. 25, 2023
Graduating 4-H members are eligible and encouraged to apply for the Brown County 4-H Scholarship. 
  • You can review the guidelines here. You can fill out the application here.
  • Applications must be received by the Extension Office by March 1.
  • Reading and following the directions carefully is recommended as the judges consider these criteria when scoring applications.
Dec. 20, 2022
Learn the latest research on sheep and goat production from UW-Madison Division of Extension- Madison

The Small Ruminant webinar series, hosted by the UW-Madison Division of Extension, provides a research-driven view of popular sheep production issues that connect sheep and goat producers around the state. This series also connects producers to useful tools, techniques, and tricks of the trade & tips from the field.

Join this monthly webinar via Zoom at 7:30 PM CST on the second Wednesday of the month, January through April. See topics below!

Register now at: go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch
Dec. 16, 2022
Wisconsin 4-H’s state teams applications are now available to youth grades 8-13! Apply in 4-H Online.
Dec. 16, 2022
Wisconsin State Fair officials are pleased to announce that applications are now available for the 2023 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years.

Applications for the Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award are available now and must received no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Applications are not available online and only one certificate may be issued per property.

For more information and/or to apply, click into this article or visit the link below:

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/4hrock/2023-century-and-sesquicentennial-farm-and-home-award-applications/
 
Dec. 9, 2022
Are you interested in the Citizenship Washington Focus Educational Experience?
Please review the resources below:
Dec. 9, 2022

The next Leaders Association Meeting is Tuesday February 7th, 6:00pm, at the STEM Innovation Center.

(2019 Technology Way, Green Bay)

Leaders Association Meeting Minutes and Agendas are available online. 

Bookmark this link to stay up-to-date on 4-H leadership: https://www.browncountywi.gov/departments/extension-brown-county/4-h-youth-development/4-h-leaders-association/

 

Dec. 3, 2022

Go Global with 4-H International Immersion Programs in 2023

Interested in exploring all the world has to offer? If so, Wisconsin 4-H International Programs has an opportunity for you! This is your chance to learn about the world by immersing yourself in daily life as a member of a family in a different country. By participating in a homestay instead of traveling as a tourist, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the country’s culture from an insider’s perspective, evolve as a global citizen, quickly adapt to new situations and ways of communication, and develop friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.


Visit wi4hinternational.org for program dates, costs, and applications for Summer 2023. Applications are due to the Wisconsin 4-H International Programs Office by December 16th, 2022. Questions? Contact us by email at wi4hinternational@extension.wisc.edu, call 608-262-2491, or complete the brief inquiry form

Nov. 30, 2022
Brown County 4-H is partnering with the YWCA of Green Bay to launch a new 4-H Club!

Drop in to learn more about 4-H and how you can get involved:
Monday December 5th, 5pm to 6:30pm at the Green Bay YWCA, 230 S. Madison St., Green Bay
Nov. 16, 2022
Send us your Fall Forum recap! We want to hear from you how your experience was!
You can use the Club Update form to send in your update from Fall Forum: https://forms.gle/xsfnyTGTJ1vCZ54Q6
 
Nov. 9, 2022
Mark your calendars for November 7th! We are hosting an open house for parents and kids (K-2) that are interested in learning about the Brown County 4-H Cloverbud program. Parents can speak with 4-H volunteers and staff about upcoming Cloverbud activities and what 4-H has to offer while the k-2 kids do a fun hands-on activity!

When: Monday, November 7th, 6:00-7:00pm
Where: Kress Library,Gail Fischer Rm. #2 | 333 N Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115
 
Oct. 27, 2022
The Building Safe Spaces Training is now available. Learn more online.

4-H Educators have been hard at work developing the next stage of training to support 4-H volunteers in building safe spaces for youth to thrive. This new, self-paced, online training module is available now. 
Oct. 27, 2022
This fall, Wisconsin 4-H will be inviting members (ages 13-18) to complete a survey about their 4-H experience. The survey will help Wisconsin 4-H to learn about the quality of our programs.

The survey will be sent to all Wisconsin 4-H members by e-mail in the first week of October. Youth who complete the survey will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card!

For more information on the 4-H Thriving Model and some of the results from the 2019-2020 4-H Thriving Study in Wisconsin, visit 4-H Thriving Model – Wisconsin 4-H

Please keep an eye out for messages and more information about this important survey.
Oct. 26, 2022
If your club or group met their 2021 charter SMART goals, you are eligible to apply for a Wisconsin Chartered 4-H Club and Group SMART Goal Grant. Approximately 30 grants will be awarded for amounts $100, $200, or $300.

Apply by November 30, 2022, using the form found here.  

Grantees will be contacted after December 12, 2022 if they will be awarded the funds to celebrate their SMART goal success! 

These grants are made possible by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation.

 
 
Oct. 21, 2022

Are you a Brown County 4-H'er interested in participating in the Brown County Fair Livestock and Dairy Auction?

Youth (grades 3-13) are required to attend an Education & YQCA Meeting in order to participate.

Save the date for the upcoming Education & YQCA Meeting on January 21, 2023. Deadline to register is January 3rd.

See more information here!

Oct. 20, 2022
Join the 4-H week fun! We are celebrating the accomplishments of 4-H'ers this week and all year long.
Click into the article to learn about local activities to celebrate 4-H Week in Brown County.

Through life-changing 4‑H programs, nearly 6,000,000 young people take on critical issues such as addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse and advocating for equity and inclusion for all. 4-H believes in young people and their strengths and influence to improve the world around us.

Learn more about 4-H and its National impact here.

 
Sept. 29, 2022

In partnership with nine partner organizations, the National Audubon Society has launched an interactive free digital platform to track and understand the migration and conservation data for HUNDREDS of migratory birds!

Check out the Bird Migration Explorer here.
ExplorAves, en español

See the press release here!
Sept. 28, 2022
Congratulations to the 2022 Brown County Expo Team!

 
Sept. 26, 2022

It is time to re-enroll in 4-H Online!


For detailed instructions on enrolling in 4-H Online, you can access a family enrollment guide here.


Go to 4-H Online today to enroll in the 2022-2023 Program Year! Sign up soon, so you can register for events, get updated newsletters, and stay in the loop on all your favorite 4-H activities!
 
Sept. 15, 2022
Thank you to all who came out to show at the Brown County Fair, 2022! 

See list of Junior Division Winners here.
Sept. 15, 2022

2023 Educational Experiences


Educational Experiences for 2023 have been finalized! See the chart in article for a detailed overview of options.
You can also view/download a pdf version here.
 
Sept. 15, 2022

You can now submit your Club news and updates for publishing on our website and newsletter.

You can access the form for submissions here.
Sept. 15, 2022
Thank you to all those that participated in the third annual Bean Bag Toss and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament! See full note from Mary Van Dyck in article.

Basketball
Junior Division:  1st Place-Rockland/Junior Holstein; 2nd Place – Rockland 4-H
Intermediate Division:  1st Place-Denmark Red Lightning; 2nd Place-Legacy Builders
Senior Division:  1st Place-Greenleaf Gersome’s; 2nd Place-Morrison
 
Bean Bag Toss
Cloverbud Division:         1st Place-Sam Goral/Kayden Van Deurzen – Morrison/Happy Valley
                                               2nd Place – Pipsqueek Avery Sexton/Zander Pieper - Rockland
 
Junior Division:                  1st Place – Molly Goral/Zoey Vande Hey - Morrison
                                                2nd Place-Emily Derenne/Carsyn Clausen - Rockland/Denmark
 
Intermediate Division:   1st Place-Lori Schiegg/Molly Ruebl - Wrightstown
                                                2nd Place-Toss Masters Abby Guise/Ephriam Kremer – Legacy Builders
 
Senior Division:                 1st Place-Justin Ossmqnn/Madison Wiese Wrightstown/Morrison
                                                2nd Place-Kaydence Larson’Heidi Beyer - Morrison
 
Adult Division:                   1st Place-Bratz Bombers Joe & Jolene Bratz - Rockland
                                                2nd Place-Team Ruebl Rick & Joana Ruebl - Wrightstown
Apr. 8, 2022
We had our first meeting of the New Year! Our Recreational Leader, Jonathan Jahnke, started the meeting off with a fun game of Cotton Ball Race. We acknowledged January birthdays. The Cloverbuds made paper puppets. The Educational activity was dissecting owl pellets. Before we started dissecting the pellets we learned some facts about how the pellets are made.

Submitted by Lydia Jahnke
Feb. 3, 2022
Class registration this year will be held at STEM Innovation Center on the UWGB Campus, 2019 Innovation Way, Green Bay Room #136 on Saturday, February 19 from 9:30 am for all new and returning members. 

View full article for additional details...
 
Feb. 3, 2022
Rockland 4-H was a finalist in Cedar Crest's Ice Cream Flavor Creation Contest! They will be awarded with a club ice cream party.

Congrats to Rockland! You can learn more about the contest here.
Jan. 26, 2022
Congrats to Madison Wiese from the Wrightstown 4-H Club and Emily Ossmann from the Morrison 4-H Club! They all won big at the WI Junior Holstein Convention!

Madison and Emily's dairy bowl team took first place in the junior division. Madison took first place in the intermediate speaking contest, and she received a YDJM award.

You can read more about it here.
Jan. 12, 2022
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our January meeting! See below for a Projectmania review and our upcoming events.

Projectmania Review:
  • Elizabeth-Photography
  • Leo-Shooting Sports
  • Haylee-Sewing a Drawstring Bag
  • Casey-Marbles his rabbit
  • Eric-Chickens
  • Aly-Edited Photos with Effects
  • Helena-Model Horses
  • Ashlynn-Flowers
  • Alyssa-Macramé
Upcoming Events:
  • Tubing at Kewaunee Winter Park on January 16th
  • February Club Meeting on the 20th: Half of the meeting will be making blankets to donate to children who have experienced abuse and the other half will be a Royal Icing Demonstration. 
  • March Club Meeting on the 12th
  • Creative Arts Festival on March 19th
  • Game Day Event on April 2nd
Submitted by Alyssa Ostrenga
 
Jan. 12, 2022
On December 10th, Legacy Builders 4-H Club held their monthly meeting. The recreational leader, Jonathan Jahnke, opened up the meeting with a festive game of candy cane toss. During the meeting, Naomi Goben was sworn into her position, Sergeant at Arms. The educational activity was making gingerbread houses, which fit in perfectly with the season. 

Club Reporter: Lydia Jahnke
Club Photographer: Grace Brochtrup 

 
Jan. 7, 2022
Thank you to everyone who attended our December meeting! We were able to donate 50 cards and 15 yarn hats to Rennes Nursing Home! 
 
Upcoming events:
  • Projectmania on January 9th
  • Tubing at Kewaunee Winter Park on January 16th
Submitted by Alyssa Ostrenga
Jan. 7, 2022
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Dec. 29, 2021
On November 12th, The Legacy Builders 4-H Club held their monthly meeting at Christ the Rock Church in Depere, WI. Alycia gave a great educational class on how Robert's Rules of Order work in making a Club decision. Robert's Rules are:
1 - Make a Motion
2- Get a Second
3- Have a Discussion 
4- Repeat the Motion
5- Call for a Vote
These rules were used multiple times as the Club used them to make a delicious Chex mix with lots of ingredients. 
Dec. 9, 2021
The new Brown County 4-H youth group had their 1st meeting on November 4th. They had a great turnout and decided to name the club IMPACT – Innovative Mentors Positive Active Community Team! If you are interested in joining them please reach out at Jon.Hill@browncountywi.gov. 
Nov. 18, 2021
We are looking to develop committees of staff, youth leaders (grades 8th-13th), and adult volunteers to edit current project information sheets and create a project leader supplement document for the project areas of swine, photography, and woodworking.

Examples of current project information sheets can be found here.

To develop these materials, committees will:
  • review current curriculum available for this project
  • develop a list of most common project skills
  • develop a list of suggested activities to provide a path through project learning using the project skill list
Your commitment: 1 hour every other week, as necessary for about 3 months.

Each committee will develop their own meeting schedule. Committees will be chaired by members of the Project Leader Support committee. Meetings will be held virtually.

Contact Jon Hill if interested in participating: jon.hill@browncountywi.gov

P.S. If you have any horse project photos, please send them to Jon Hill. 
Oct. 29, 2021
Thank you to everyone who was able to come to our meeting on Sunday, October 10th, 2021 at 4:00 pm at Lawrence Town Hall. Here are some highlights...
Oct. 14, 2021
Thank you to everyone who helped us make National 4-H Week a success! We had some great 4-H interviews posted, raised enough food for five families, some of our Cloverbud graduates got to take a picture with Chris Clover, and we recognized our volunteer leaders and community partners for their service. Thank you again for Making the Best Better!
Oct. 14, 2021
Wrightstown 4-H was hard at work cutting, tying, and crocheting plarn mats during their October meeting.
You can learn more about the 4-H Plarn Mat Project here.
Oct. 14, 2021

This month our 4-H club held its meeting at the Lawrence Town Hall.  To kick off the meeting, each member shared their name and what they entered in the fair.  After that, club members nominated members for officer positions and put together a rough schedule for the year ahead.  Then, for the club picnic, each member got a pre-packaged meal to enjoy and eat together.  To top it off, there was ice cream for dessert.  It was a great way to kick off a new 4-H year.
 
Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits

 

Sept. 28, 2021

Submitted By: Carlie Smits - Wrightstown 4H

We started our  September 12th Wrightstown 4H meeting at 4pm. We started by installing the new officers into their rolls.  President Madison Wiese called the meeting to order.  We then went through the agenda and followed with some fun activities.  We did an activity to teach everyone how to make a motion and a speed meeting activity to meet other members in the group.  We ended the meeting with build your own ice cream sundaes.  While eating our sundaes we talked about what roles and activities the older youth could lead throughout the year.

At 3pm the younger Cloverbud members participated in a fun meet and greet with Chris Clover and Chris worked with the younger members on the 4H pledge.

Our next meeting is Sunday, October 10th.

 

Sept. 27, 2021

Ben Brown (Friendly Fields 4-H Club), Alyssa Ostrenga (Lost Dauphin 4-H Club), and Riley VanZeeland (Suamico Beavertails 4-H Club) were recently recognized as the recipients of the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award.  The Key Award is presented annually to 4-H members who have grown in the 4-H program to be strong leaders, lived out the 4-H mission “to make the best better” and shown their dedication to living out the 4-H pledge of their head to clearer thinking, their hands to larger service, their hearts to greater loyalty and their health to better living.  These three young people have made their clubs, their communities and their countries better places, and are very deserving of the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award.  Please join us in congratulating them.

Aug. 31, 2021

This fall, Wisconsin 4-H will be inviting members (ages 13-18) to complete a survey about their 4-H experience. The survey will help Wisconsin 4-H to learn about the quality of our programs. 

The survey will be sent to all Wisconsin 4-H members by e-mail in the first week of October. Youth who complete the survey will be entered into a raffle to receive gift cards, scholarships to 4-H events, and other prizes. 

For more information on the 4-H Thriving Model and some of the results from the 2019-2020 4-H Thriving Study in Wisconsin, visit 4-H Thriving Model – Wisconsin 4-H.

Please keep an eye out for messages and more information about this important survey.

Aug. 24, 2021

The State Extension office has educational resources and teaching tools that are available to YOU, as a club or project.  To learn more, visit the PYD Media Collection website to see what is available. You will find displays, skillathons, learning lab kits, interactive CD ROMs, DVDs, and more. Project materials currently include horse, dairy, livestock, small animal, and some arts. 4-H approved volunteers may request materials and have items sent directly to them. 
 
There is no cost to order materials for Extension-sponsored programs. Non-Extension user groups must pay for outbound and return postage plus a $10 handling fee.

To learn more about the PYD Media Collection, see lists of materials by project area, and find out how to request materials, visit the website. Contact Monica Lobenstein, Learning Resources Specialist, monica.lobenstein@wisc.edu or 715-896-0377, with questions.

 

Aug. 24, 2021

This month our 4-H club had its meeting at Legion Pool in De Pere.  Members had a fun time swimming, splashing, and jumping off the diving boards.
 
A few weeks later, many club members participated in the Brown County Fair. Involvement ranged from helping out at the 4-H foodstand to exhibiting animals and projects that club members have worked hard to prepare all year.

Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits

Aug. 23, 2021

Brown County 4-H is excited to welcome Jon Hill to the 4-H team, as the new 4-H Program Educator.  You may recognize Jon from his time with Brown County 4-H as the STEM Outreach Coordinator.  Jon began in his new role on Monday, August 9th.  We are excited to be fully staffed and working as a team to support all Brown County 4-H programming!
 
You will see Jon at the Brown County Fair next week. When you see him, come up and introduce yourself, the club you are with and share a little about you!

 

Aug. 10, 2021

This month our 4-H club held its meeting at the Lawrence Town Hall.  The club kicked off the meeting by each member saying their name and what they did over the 4th of July weekend.  The club then discussed business.  After that, club members finished up the meeting by painting rocks to be put in places in the community or entered in the fair.
 
Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits

 

July 26, 2021

Shotgun TeamGrand Island, Nebraska was the 2021 site for over 600 4-H top qualifiers from 32 states to attend the National competition held June 20 – 25. According to Doug Thompson, Wisconsin State 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator, “this annual competition for most youth who participated this summer has been two years in the making. Covid 19 forced the National Committee to cancel the 2020 event so those still age eligible had the option to compete in this year’s championships.”
 
Twenty- four WI 4-H Shooting Sports team members and their families arrived in Grand Island June 20, 2021 for the competition. These youth competed on one of the following shooting sports disciplines teams: Air Rifle or Pistol, Archery Compound or Recurve, Smallbore Rifle or Pistol, Shotgun, and Hunting & Wildlife Skills. Each discipline has three different events on three different days. For example, the shotgun team shot trap, skeet, and sporting clays over the three days of competition. Each state is allowed to have one team of four youth per discipline.
 
Brown County 4-H was represented by Adam Wesolowski and Matthew Ossmann at the National Championships shooting in the shotgun discipline. They earned the honor to represent Wisconsin at the 2021 4-H National Championships by posting top scores statewide in 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational events. Congratulations to Adam and Matthew for proudly represented Wisconsin 4-H at the National Championships and thank you to the coaches, volunteers and involved parents who make our shooting sports program successful.    
 
View results and pictures from the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships here. Information about Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports is available on the State 4-H Shooting Sports website. To learn more about 4-H Shooting Sports in Brown County, contact your local 4-H Educator at 920-391-4610 or 4h@browncountywi.gov

Adam ShootingMatthew Shoot

July 14, 2021

Hello 4-H families! The ‘’Wisconsin 4-H News’’ is coming to your inbox soon. Get the latest information on statewide 4-H programs, events, deadlines and celebrations regularly in one spot. Emails will be sent out on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month to the email address you use in 4-HOnline. Look for the first “Wisconsin 4-H News” on July 1st!
 

June 28, 2021

This month our 4-H club held its meeting outdoors at the Lawrence Town Hall.  Club members introduced themselves by saying their favorite way to cool off in the summer.  After discussing club business, the members participated in a fun obstacle course.  To end the meeting, members all got a delicious ice cream treat.
 
Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits

June 21, 2021

Happy Valley 4-H Club had their annual Pop Tab weigh-in on Saturday, June 12th and the total collected by Brown County 4-H was 308 POUNDS!  The Josie Van Deurzen Family delivered the tabs to the Ronald McDonald House® in Milwaukee.  Revenue from recycling these little bits of aluminum help RHMC of Eastern Wisconsin keep families together and close to the care they need when they need it most. 

Please keep collecting!  There will be another weigh-in 2022. 

If you have any questions or know of other groups interested in partnering with Brown County 4-H to collect pop tabs, please email bc4hpoptabs@gmail.com. The Extension Brown County office will gladly store pop tabs throughout the year.

June 16, 2021

Honey bees and other pollinators play an important role in the agricultural ecosystem. These same pollinators are under stress from a number of factors: pests, disease, lack of habitat, and more. The GROWMARK Pollinator Garden Program helps 4-H clubs do their part to help sustain and increase honey bee populations by providing enough seed to plant approximately a 700 square foot area, as well as educational signage to be placed around the garden.

UW-Madison Division of Extension Brown County offered garden space space at the STEM Innovation Center for clubs if they were interested in applying for this program.  The Lost Dauphin 4-H club applied, were selected, and on May 23rd planted their pollinator garden! 

This is the sixth year of the GROWMARK Pollinator Graden Program, open to 4-H clubs, Ag in the Classroom groups, and FFA chapters in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin.  “Nearly 200 youth organizations have been part of the program since 2016,” said Karen Jones, GROWMARK Youth and Young Producer Specialist. “Growing the number of pollinator gardens this year will help provide even more habitat for bees and other beneficial pollinator species.”

Thank you GROWMARK!

 

May 24, 2021

The Happy Valley 4-H Club took part in the 2021 Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup on Saturday, May 1, 2021.  The Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup took place in several locations along the Fox River and Wolf River watersheds.  Happy Valley 4-H cleaned up along the East River by Ledgeview Park in De Pere.  Check out the pictures of this great day! 

 

May 3, 2021

The Brown County 4-H Leaders Association is proud to announce this year’s Scholarship Recipients:

  • Jordyn Ossman
  • Riley Van Zeeland

 They have been awarded a scholarship to acknowledge their active participation, community service and leadership in the Brown County 4-H program.  We thank them for all their time and dedication and wish them much success as they continue their educational goals.  Congratulations!

Apr. 21, 2021

We started our April 11th virtual Wrightstown 4H meeting at 4pm. President Madison Wiese called the meeting to order. Lilly Bartosch led the Pledge of Allegiance and Andy Kinate led the 4H Pledge.  Allison Bartosch gave the Secretary’s Report, Alicia Wiese and Sabrina moved to approve it. We then went over old and new business including our community service projects, upcoming questions on fair projects and entries and the date for the Clothing Review for sewing project members.  We talked about an opportunity to do cardmaking virtually and virtual opportunities through the county coming up. At the end of this meeting our Junior members created dog toys out of old t-shirts to donate to local animal rescues. The meeting adjourned with a reminder of the next meeting in May.

At 3pm the younger Cloverbud members participated in a pet parade show and share activity, if they did not have a pet they were able to share a favorite stuffed animal and everyone introduced their animal.  They then learn how to make a few fun snacks too!

Submitted By: Carlie Smits Wrightstown 4H

April Meeting Activities

Apr. 20, 2021

Please utilize the link below for frequently asked questions related to 4-H and COVID-19. 

https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/4-h-faqs-related-to-covid-19/

Apr. 9, 2021

4-H Leaders Association meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month and are open to anyone, youth and adult.  For more information on the next meeting including date, time, agendas and minutes, click here. 

Mar. 31, 2021

FEBRUARY:
This month for 4-H our club celebrated Valentine's Day!  We kicked off our meeting by reciting the 4-H pledge and introducing ourselves by sharing our favorite candy bars.  Then, one of our very own club members led us in a fun Valentine's Day painting that each member could do from their own home.  After that, we talked about the 4-H online project lists, upcoming online Creative Arts Festival, and the fun opportunities happening this year in 4-H.  To finish the meeting, we talked about special activities we could do to celebrate St. Patrick's Day next meeting.
 
MARCH:
For our virtual March meeting, we celebrated St. Patrick's Day.  To kick off the meeting, we shared our names and what we are looking forward to over spring break.  Then, two different club members led us in St. Patrick Day themed activities.  The first was to build a leprechaun trap using a shoebox and a few craft supplies.  Then, another club member showed us how to draw leprechauns.  This month, our club members really stepped up to show us very enjoyable St. Patrick's activities.
 
-Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits

 

Mar. 16, 2021

Want to try your hand at a creative stitchery project, but not sure how to start?  Brown County 4-H is here to help!  Join Melinda in learning the basics and making a simple cross-stitched bookmark.  Download the pattern, grab your aida cloth, needle and floss and make a simple cross stitched bookmark on your own timeframe.  Take your time, pause and repeat as needed as you work your own project and move along to the next video when you are ready. 

Click here to be redirected to the YouTube playlist with all three videos!

 

Mar. 11, 2021

Want to learn the basics of crocheting?  Join Melinda for five short videos to learn the basics of crocheting on your own time frame.  Take your time, pause and repeat as needed as you work your own project and move along to the next video when you are ready. 

4-H Members: Do you need materials to try this project?  We have them for you!  Email alyssa.zirbel@browncountywi.gov with your request for materials.  Also remember, the item you make while following along with this video can be submitted at the Brown County Fair! 

Click here to be redirected to the YouTube playlist with all five videos!

 

Mar. 4, 2021

We started our February 14th virtual Wrightstown 4H meeting at 4pm. President Madison Wiese called the meeting to order. Allison Bartosch submitted the Secretary Report and Madison Wiese submitted the Treasurer’s Report. We then went over old and new business including our community service project due February 28th, families in the club are tying blankets for the Children’s Hospital and we wrapped up our Band-Aid Drive with fun bandages for the kids at the hospital.  Members will be participating in virtual project meetings in the next few months.  At the end of this meeting our Junior members created a heart-shaped pizza in their kitchen brushing up on their culinary skills (some are pictured). The meeting adjourned with a reminder of the next meeting on March 14th at 4pm(Junior Members) and 3pm (Cloverbud Members).

At 3pm the younger Cloverbud members participated in an activity creating a Valentine’s buddy and Skittles Rainbow.  Some of these members are pictured with their activity.

Submitted By: Carlie Smits Wrightstown 4-H

Meeting Collage 2

Feb. 24, 2021

We started our January 10th virtual Wrightstown 4H meeting at 4pm by making homemade hot chocolate, the activity was led by Madison and Alivia Wiese. (Activity Pictured) President Madison Wiese then started the business portion.  Allison Bartosch submitted the Secretary Report and Josslyn Smits the Treasurer’s Report.  We then covered old and new business including our community service project for this month of tying blankets for the Children’s Hospital.  The meeting adjourned with a reminder of the next meeting on February 14th.

At 3pm the younger Cloverbud members participated in an activity creating sock snowman.  Some of these members are pictured with their creations.

Submitted by: Carlie Smits

 

Jan. 14, 2021

In December our 4-H club met virtually. We kicked off the meeting by each sharing our favorite holiday treat then singing Christmas carols. After that, since we would normally be volunteering at a nursing home for this meeting, one of our club members led us in making foam cup snowmen that would be dropped off at a nursing home. Additionally, we also made cards to be sent with the snowmen. Even though our meeting was not the same as it has been other years it was nice to still be able to get together and be able to still help out people in our community.
 
Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits

 

Dec. 28, 2020

The Wisconsin State 4-H Shooting Sports program would like to recognize Meggan Daniels, Pierce County, Town and Country 4-H Club and Thomas Sevcik, Brown County 4-H Shooting Sports Club for presenting at the Wisconsin 4-H 2020 Virtual Fall Forum.  

Meggan and Thomas' presentation titled 4-H Shooting Sports Aims Youth at Life Skill Targets, was very well attended and received great feedback. Meggan shared the valuable growth and development opportunities she has experienced through a career in 4-H Shooting Sports, from local events to her national achievements. She also shared her recent National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Training experience on how to mentor other youth in developing shooting sports leadership programs. Meggan’s presentation was an inspiration to others to take full advantage of what 4-H Shooting Sports has to offer.

Thomas gave a preview of a new computer program to expand wildlife teachings for the shooting sports curriculum. This tool will also assist in keeping clubs connected during this time of separation but can also be used in the future when clubs will be able to meet face to face again. Thomas’ introduction to virtual learning was an invitation to participants to explore new approaches to making distance learning both educational and fun. His knowledge of using Google Forms to create challenging wildlife and conservation quizzes was a demonstration of future educational activities coming to 4-H Shooting Sports.

Thanks to Meggan and Thomas for their leadership in 4-H Shooting Sports. 

Dec. 14, 2020

"Brendan and Casey are busy today using skills they learned in robotics to build a robot that can fetch them a soda.  The boys are missing robotics classes!"

Thank you to Carrie Ostroski for sharing this picture and note with us. We are missing robotics classes too and are so proud of Brendan and Casey for utilizing their skills they learned at home!
 

Dec. 14, 2020

For the month of November our club held a virtual meeting.  The club kicked off the meeting by having each member share their name and something they ate that day.  The members then talked about new and old business consisting of 4-H enrollment, the virtual December meeting, bag decorating for ADRC, the county raffle basket donation, the virtual January meeting, and Pop (soda) Top collection.  The club completed 26 cards for families involved in the Califirnia and Oregon wildfires.  Their goal is to complete 35 more by the December meeting.  To finish off the meeting, members participated in a scavenger hunt where they found items in their house like forks and stuffed animals.  
 
Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrrits

Dec. 9, 2020

Thank you to all the families of the Wrightstown 4-H Club for contribution of food donations they collected for the Thanksgiving season!  This is a great example of community service and how to make a difference for Brown County residents in need.

 

Dec. 4, 2020

Through our partnership with JOANN Fabric and Crafts, 4‑H’ers can expand their hearts, hands, and minds through new crafting projects on Creativebug.com.

When you sign up for a JOANN 4‑H Rewards Card today, not only will you save 15% off every purchase and have a portion of the sale go back to support 4‑H, but you also will get free access to Creativebug.com. Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning arts and crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Click here to check out the Creative Bug partnership as well as other discounts and fabric available just for 4-H members! 
 

Nov. 25, 2020

Thomas PictureThe COVID-19 pandemic has affected organizations across the nation, many creating virtual events and programs. The 4-H Shooting Sports program is no exception but you probably ask how is virtual shooting sports a possibility? The Alabama 4-H program developed a virtual shooting sports quiz bowl and the opportunity was distributed by National 4-H Shooting Sports to all states. 
 
Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator Doug Thompson shared this opportunity for Wisconsin 4-H  youth to register through the Alabama 4-H program to participate in the virtual quiz bowl. Quiz questions were set to a time limit with a penalty given for a slow response even for correct answers. Questions covered archery, muzzleloader, rifle, pistol, shotgun, western heritage and wildlife. Participants could register as individuals or as a team of four in the Junior or Senior divisions and were given a week to go online and complete their quiz.
 
Thomas Sevcik, Brown County 4-H Shooting Sports member, participated as an individual in the Senior division. Participants who competed had their results placed both in their respective region in the United States and nationally. Thomas placed 5th out of 23 in the North Central Region, which comprises the mid-western states, and was 26th out of 120 in national competition. Congratulations to Thomas for representing Brown County and Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports with these outstanding scores.    
 

July 14, 2020

The 4-H Sewing Workshop was held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the STEM Innovation Center.  This new location was fantastic for sewing with it's large windows and natural light.  It was a great opportunity for 4-H youth to learn sewing skills.  It was fun to see the smiles on the members when they saw their final creations! 

Thanks to the sewing leaders who guided these youth in creating their one of a kind sewing project during the workshop.  Without our leaders sharing their skills, these opportunities would not be available for the youth.

Jan. 21, 2020

Please check out this video on Parliamentary Procedure and Group Decision Making put together by Sarah Tarjeson from Extension Sheboygan County.

Dec. 10, 2019