THANK YOU for your patience and understanding as we worked through details for a 2021 WI 4-H State Fair Style Show.  With several changes and transitions at the WI State Fair, it took longer than we had anticipated to finalize.  Plans are confirmed and the WI State Fair Staff in the Youth Expo Building are excited to have us on Sunday, August 15!!  We really do appreciate your understanding AND looking forward to this special event and opportunity!! 
 
ALL youth are invited to register and participate!!  Even if you were not able to participate in your County Clothing Revue or the State Virtual Clothing Revue, you are invited to join us.  If you sewed an article for yourself and are interested in modeling it, YOU can participate in this year’s special edition WI State Fair Style Show.
 
There will be two WI 4-H State Fai Style Shows on Sunday, August 15 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Exhibit Building.  Youth can participate in one or both.  Check-in, training, and rehearsal will take place behind the stage in the Youth Exhibit Building starting at Noon.   All participants are asked to arrive by Noon with their garment and a copy of their narration. 
 
If YOU are interested in participating, please register by completing this Google Form ASAP.  The WI State Fair will be mailing Fair General Admission Tickets to all youth registered by Tuesday, August 3.  Youth can register until August 10, but due to timing, will not be able to receive Free Entrance to the Fair.   We understand that this does not allow a lot of time; we apologize for the last minute notice and are available to answer questions and help in whatever ways needed. 
 
All registrations must have a Narration with them!!  Narrations can be uploaded in the Registration Form and or can be e-mail to amber.rehberg@wisc.edu
 
Here’s to a GREAT WI State Fair and an AMAZING 2021 WI State Fair Style Show!!

 

Aug. 2, 2021

Are you entered in the Brown County Fair?  Watch this short video to learn what your next steps are as an exhibitor and how to be prepared to show off your hard work! 

Aug. 2, 2021

Open to youth in grades 5-13 (as of fall 2021), this 4-day in person cardboard camp will have participants create their own arcade games, costumes and characters with pegboard and cardboard! 

The camp is August 9-12, 2021 from 12-3pm each day at the STEM Innovation Center on the UWGB Campus in Green Bay and is being offered by Brown County 4-H. Camp is limited to 20 people.

RSVP by August 6th through creating an account at http://wi.4honline.com (select your county of residence, program area 4-H, add your child as a family member as a 4-H PARTICIPANT and click on events to register).  Cost is $75.00 and financial assistance is available by submitting this short application
 

July 29, 2021

National 4-H Congress would have celebrated it’s 100th Anniversary in 2020!  Due to COVID, that did not happen, but this year, youth from across the country WILL be celebrating “A Century of Empowering Youth” in Atlanta, GA from November 26-30, 2021.  It is a five-day educational experience that engages high school 4-H members in leadership, citizenship, global awareness, and inclusion.  Participants will participate in state-of-the-art educational workshops and hear from world-renowned speakers, all while networking with 4-H members from across the United States. 

If you are interested in further developing your leadership and life skills, while exploring the multi-cultural and dynamic city of Atlanta, National 4-H Congress is just the educational experience for YOU!  Registration is open NOW through August 15 in 4HOnline.  Do NOT miss out on your opportunity to participate.

Youth in grades 9-12 are welcome to register!  The cost for 2021 National 4-H Congress will be approximately $1,200 per person (the total will be determined as soon as transportation and lodging costs are confirmed). Youth are responsible for the cost of the experience and at least one meal/day. 

More information on National Congress can be found online at our website: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/opportunities/statewide-events-and-opportunities/national-4-h-congress/. Additional information on National Congress will be made available as plans are confirmed.

If you have questions about National 4-H Congress, please contact either Amber Rehberg at amber.rehberg@wisc.edu or Justin Lieck at Justin.lieck@wisc.edu.

July 28, 2021

A hot fair leaves fair exhibitors looking for coolness for both themselves and their fair animals. When
temperatures reach above 80 degrees and the relative humidity is above 65 percent, comfort is
certainly compromised. This kind of weather can be especially deadly for swine, as they have non-
functioning sweat glands. Effects of heat stress are hard on livestock. Click here to learn suggestions to keep your animals cool.

 

July 27, 2021

On behalf of the entire Brown County 4-H Leaders Association, we wish you a HUGE congratulations on your upcoming graduation!  You have spent hours, days, and years working with 4-H and we are proud of the accomplishments you have had.  The 2021 graduation ceremony is being planned and date, time and location will be announced shortly. 

Here are a few notes regarding graduation:

  • If you are in Grade 12 and choosing to stay in 4-H through Grade 13, you do not need to submit anything. 
  • For everyone else, please complete this form by August 6th.  This is the information we put in the graduation booklet that you and your families will be able to follow along with during the ceremony and keep. 
  • As you complete your graduate profile you will be asked to provide the name of the leader or 4-H adult that has helped you through your 4-H journey, and could talk about your growth, if asked.  This leader could be your club main leader, a project leader you’ve worked with, or another adult leader from the 4-H program.

We hope you all are able to join us for the celebration.  Again, congratulations!

July 26, 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

Chris Clover is going on an adventure this summer as we journey fourward together with the Wisconsin 4-H Movement!  Click here for more information on how you and your club can get involved.

 

July 14, 2021

Wisconsin Make It With Wool is open to all Wisconsin residents and is for anyone interested in sewing and fashion design using wool or wool blend fabrics, knitted, crocheted or woven clothing or accessories.

Contestants select, construct and model their own garments at the Make it With Wool Style Show, held the Saturday of the Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson, WI. Garments are judged by a panel of judges before the style show.

The competition is open to all Wisconsin residents and will take place at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival on Saturday, September 11th, 2021.  There are two types of competitions to enter, Garment and Novelty.  For more information, visit the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival website.  Entries must be postmarked by August 8, 2021

 

July 10, 2021

As 4-H members, we make a commitment. A commitment to ourselves, and those around us. Our commitment is to four H’s – head, heart, hands, and health. These are the words that hundreds, or thousands, of 4-H members say – and work to live by. Each time we say the pledge, we are promising to give our all – not just for me, or my club, or my community – but also for the whole world.

As a way to recognize the 4-H members who truly embrace and live this commitment, Wisconsin has developed The Wisconsin Key Award: one of the highest honors awarded to top-notch 4-H members in their 11th -13th grade years. Young people who can say, in true 4-H honesty ways, that they have dedicated their heads, hearts, hands and health to their club, their community, their country and their world deserve recognition and honor.

What does it mean to live the four H’s in Key Award language? Check out the video below:

Young people for this award can either SELF NOMINATE themselves 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 they are not only seen, but commended.  Click here for more information and the nomination forms. 

July 10, 2021

Summer programs are well underway and fairs are fast approaching. Several people have asked if there is going to be a State 4-H Gymkhana Show and State 4-H Horse Expo this year. The answer is, plans are underway for both events to happen during the normal times in 2021.

  • State Horse Gymkhana: September 11-12, 2021 at WI State Fair Park, West Allis, WI
    • You do not have to qualify with a blue ribbon in a respective class locally to show at State Gymkhana like you do for State Horse Expo. 
    • Entries must be to the 4-H office by Monday, August 9th to be reviewed for final signature.  After 4-H staff has signed the form, the 4-H office will send for you or you are welcome to submit the entry yourself.  
  • State Horse Expo: September 17-19, 2021 at WI State Fair Park, West Allis, WI
    • If you are exhibiting a horse, one class entry MUST be a class in which the exhibitor won a blue ribbon at the county qualifying show during the fair. 
    • For educational entries, any member currently enrolled in the 4-H Horse & Pony Project or Horseless Horse project may participant.  They do not have to be exhibiting a horse/pony at the show.  
    • Entries must be postmarked within 7 days of the Junior Pleasure Show at the Brown County Fair and sent in ONE package per county.  Please have your entries to the 4-H office by Tuesday, August 24th to be reviewed for final signature.  The 4-H office will submit all county entries together.  

Signatures: As a reminder, all state horse forms require a member signature, parent signature, project leader signature, and 4-H Youth Development staff signature. Please be in contact with your project leader and 4-H staff who need to sign your forms BEFORE the deadline.  Please note, that forms will not be accepted without all signatures. 

If you are interested in registering for either of these State 4-H events, please view the WI 4-H Horse Handbook and scroll down to the event title name.

July 8, 2021

Please remember the deadline for submitting your Fair Entries for all Clothing projects is July 15.  Judging will take place for Sewing Construction and Style Revue on Wednesday, July 21 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center at UWGB. All Clothing project members (except Cloverbuds & Exploring) are encouraged to sign up for the Style Revue by entering Division 212 in Dept. 26 when registering your Fair projects, in addition to entering the appropriate Division for your sewing project for construction judging.  A garment you have sewn can be modeled by yourself or another individual. 
 
Judging guidelines are listed in the online Exhibitor Handbook.  You can have the sewing items judged on general construction, as well as, how it fits.  Members who enter the Style Revue are required to participate in the Style Revue that will be held on Sunday, August 22 at the Brown County Fair, in order to receive their ribbon and premium for the Style Revue category.  Please call Sue Vanevenhoven (920-532-5550), Sharon Faulds (92-676-3201), or Connie Lenz (920-366-3166) if you have any questions.
 

July 7, 2021

Mental Health First Aid is a program that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. The program gives participants the skills and confidence to provide initial support to those who are experiencing a crisis in their community. WiROSE is supporting both Youth and Mental Health First Aid to better equip adults to help those in their community who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or substance use disorder.

These sessions are available to anyone who lives and works in Wisconsin. Space is limited to to 25 participants. 

Adult Mental Health First Aid - (Multiple Dates Are Available - Click Here for Details)

Youth Mental Health First Aid - (Multiple Dates Are Available - Click Here for Details)

For more information and to register for any of these classes, please visit the WiROSE project website at https://wirose.wisc.edu/mental-health-first-aid/

July 1, 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

Did you know about one trillion single-use plastic bags are used every day in the U.S? That’s according to EarthDay.org. And many in our community are experiencing homelessness. We’ve created a service project to reuse plastic bags and to help the community. It’s the 2nd Annual Wisconsin 4-H Service Learning Project for 2021.

Youth can take part in the Plarn Mats project. Plarn is plastic yarn, made by looping plastic bags. The plarn is then crocheted together to create a mat. The mat can be used to lie on or to help with warmth.Youth of all ages can participate in the project. If you work with a group of youth who are interested in doing a service-learning project, please visit the Plarn Mats Service Learning Project resource website at:  https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/4h-resources/plarn-mats/

Mar. 30, 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

Please join us in congratulating the 2020 Friend of 4-H Award Winner, Travis Cleven!   

The Brown County Friend of 4-H Award is sponsored by the Brown County 4-H Leaders Association. The recipient of this award is a person or organization who supports the overall 4-H program and has an excellent understanding of the purpose of 4-H.
 

Dec. 18, 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

Please join us in congratulating the 2020 Meritorious Service Award Winner, Cindy Ossmann!   

The Brown County Meritorious Service Award is sponsored by the Brown County 4-H Leaders Association. The recipient of this award has demonstrated outstanding work in the 4-H program at the club and county levels.

Nominations are made by Brown County 4-H Leaders or Members.  Congratulations Cindy!

Nov. 13, 2020

Please join us in congratulating the 2020 Volunteer of the Year, Angela Duckart!   

The recipient of this award is recognized for their volunteer efforts to the 4-H program. Individuals are nominated by 4-H leaders and voted on by the Brown County 4-H Executive Board. This award is sponsored by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, Inc.   Congratulations Angela!

 

Nov. 13, 2020

Thank you to the Wrightstown Area Spirit newspaper for showcasing Brown County 4-H clubs in their communities.  Their support of our clubs does not go unnoticed.  The tagline written under the header in the spread highlighting National 4-H Week is truly what 4-H is all about!  Check out their website at http://wrightstownspirit.com/.

"We salute the area clubs that help members learn life skills, build self-confidence, learn responsibility, achieve personal goals...and have fun!" - Wrightstown Area Spirit  

 

Oct. 1, 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

Did you miss any of the Photography 101 series that Brown County 4-H held via Zoom? All of the videos are now available on our YouTube channel!  Each session is available by clicking on the names below.

Learn Your Camera Settings
Basic Composition
Intermediate Composition

Apr. 16, 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