Saturday, February 3, 2018

February Newsletter

February Newsletter
The February Newsletter is now available. Please read it carefully for updates on events and an update on the Kyle Mason Samson Scholarship.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January Newsletter

The January 2018 Newsletter is now available. January and February are busy months for 4-H. Be sure to check it for upcoming meetings, deadlines, shows, and workshops.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December Newsletter

4-H Newsletter
The December 2017 Newsletter is now available. Please read it for upcoming meetings and events.

Monday, November 6, 2017

November 2017 Newsletter

4-H Newsletter
The November 2017 Jackson County 4-H Newsletter is now available. Please read it carefully for upcoming events and deadlines.

Monday, October 16, 2017

October 2017 Newsletter

October Newsletter
The October 2017 Newsletter is now available. Please check it for upcoming events and deadlines for reenrollment. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Important Goat Update

Goat Update
Please see the message below from our Goat Superintendents:

To All 4-H Goat Project members:

We have put into effect a new rule that all goat kids born for the 2018 Fair need to be born by April 1st. This applies to all breeds and includes does and wethers. Possession date for all goats is still May 1st.
That means breeding needs to get done as soon as possible. Goats bred this week would kid around February 15th (5 months or 150 days). And since does have a 21 day heat cycle this means we have only approximately 1 1/2 months to breed for an April 1st kidding date.
Please feel free to contact the goat superintendents with questions. Thank you!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Craft Show

Craft Show
We have a craft show fundraiser for the 4-H Small Animal Association this weekend. We are still accepting vendors. If you are interested in participating, please fill out a vendor application form and return it to Tina Esham at

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

September Meeting Updates

September 2017 Meetings

Tuesday, September 5th: 4-H Large Animal Leaders Meeting
     Sheep 6:00pm-7:00pm
     Beef 7:00pm-8:00pm
     Swine 8:00pm-9:00pm

Monday, September 11th: 4-H Council Meeting 7:00pm

Monday, September 11th: 4-H Horse Council Meeting 7:00pm

Tuesday, September 12th: 4-H Small Animal Association Meeting 7:00pm

Wednesday, September 13th: 4-H Livestock Association Meeting 7:00pm

Tuesday, September 19th: 4-H Foundation Meeting 6:00pm

Monday, July 24, 2017

Fair Information For Rabbit Project Members

4-H Rabbit Information 
Please read the following information letter from the Rabbit Superintendents. It outlines the steps required prior to check in. In order to speed up the check in process, they are asking all members to send them an email no later than July 31st for Breed Entries and August 3rd for Market Entries.

Rabbit Entry Instructions

Friday, July 21, 2017

Important Fair Information

2017 Jackson County Fair Information
In place of our usual pre fair post, we have created a printable newsletter full of information for 4-H members for the  2017 Jackson County Fair. The newsletter has information on barn set up, project check in, cloverbud showmanship, and much more!

2017 Jackson County Fair 4-H Newsletter

Monday, July 3, 2017


July Newsletter

The July Newsletter is now available. Please read it for important information regarding the 2017 Jackson County Fair and other upcoming events.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fair Entry Reminder, Dairy Superintendent Position, and Superintendents Meeting

Fair Entries Reminder
Fair entries for all Animal Exhibits are due this Friday, June 16th by 5:00pm. This paperwork needs to be turned in to the Fair Office (200 W Ganson) and is in addition to any paperwork you have turned in to your superintendent. Don't forget to bring a picture of the exhibitor for their fair pass. The form, along with the fair book, can be found on our website under the fair documents tab.

4-H Dairy Superintendent Position
We have a position opening for Dairy Cattle Superintendent. If you are interested in applying, please download our application and return it to the MSU Extension office by Friday, June 23rd. The applicant will be selected by a committee and be in place prior to the 2017 Jackson County Fair. Please contact the Extension office if you would like more information about the position.

4-H Superintendents Meeting
There will be a 4-H Superintendents Meeting on Thursday June 29, 2017 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Jackson County Fairgrounds main office. Still Exhibit and Animal Superintendents are asked to attend this meeting. We will be discussing changes for 2017.

Friday, May 26, 2017

June Newsletter

The June Newsletter is now available. Please read it for important information regarding the fair book, cloverbud policies, and upcoming workshops and deadlines.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sheep and Swine Check in Reminder, May Newsletter, Rabbit Registration Paperwork Deadline

Sheep and Swine Check In
Pre Fair Check in for Sheep and Swine is this Saturday, May 6th 10:00am-12:00noon. Check In takes place at the MSU Extension Office at 1715 Lansing Ave, Jackson, MI. Details and forms are located under the Fair Documents tab of our website.

May Newsletter
The May Newsletter is available. Please see it for upcoming events.

Rabbit Registration Paperwork Deadline
Don't forget that the deadline for registering your rabbit project is May 12, 2017. The required forms can be found under the Fair Documents tab of our website. Forms may be paper mailed or emailed to any of the superintendents.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Small Animal Garage Sale, Swine and Sheep Check In, Cloverbud Orientation, and Poultry Registration

Small Animal Garage Sale
We will be holding our annual Small Animal Garage Sale on Saturday April 29th 8:00am-3:00pm
We are seeking donated items for the garage sale. Items can be dropped out on April 28th 4:00-7:00 at the Sheep Barn at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. Please contact Tina Esham if you need to drop items off early or if you need an item picked up.

We are also seeking volunteers for the event. All small animal project members are asked to participate. Information about shifts and sign up are on the flyer below. Sign up can be done online at

Swine and Sheep Check in
Don't forget that Swine and Sheep Pre Fair Check in is May 6th from 10:00am-12:00noon. The required paperwork is found under the fair documents tab at the top of our website.

*Please note that SWINE pictures may be emailed. Please make sure that the email identifies which 4-H Member is submitting them and make sure that there is a clear picture of the head (one in which ear notching can be distinguished). Any emailed pictures must be submitted prior to check in and sent to the following email addresss:

Cloverbud Orientation
Cloverbud orientation will be on Saturday May 6th 10:30am-12:00noon. We will go over fair registration paperwork and members will create two items that they can bring to fair. Please RSVP by May 1st to ensure enough materials for everyone.
Poultry Registration Form
The Poultry Registration Form is available under the fair documents tab. This form is due by May 1st to the Superintendents. Members can also drop the form off to the Extension office to be scanned and emailed.