Friday, March 13, 2020

Updated Meeting Schedule for March 14-18 2020

Updated 4-H Meeting Schedule for March 14-18 2020

Dear Jackson County 4-H Members, Volunteers, and Families,
Out of an abundance of caution, the Jackson County 4-H Program will be modifying our meeting schedule for next week.  Some of our meetings scheduled for next week have been moved to an online registration format or will be rescheduled. Due to the nature of some of our events, they will be cancelled. Please understand this plan is evolving daily. Things may change and we will be sure to update you as soon as possible.  Please be sure to follow us on Facebook for timely information: http://www.facebook.com/jacksoncounty4h.
March 14-18, 2020
Leather Workshop: Saturday March 14th: Canceled (Due to Instructor availability)
Foundation Meeting: Tuesday March 17th: Still being held. If needed, we will switch to a Zoom webinar. Board members will be notified via email regarding this.
Rabbit Expectations Meeting: Tuesday March 17th: Postponed
We understand the importance of being able to interact with superintendents for this meeting. We are developing a strategy to do this and will reschedule.
Sitting Tall Board Meeting: Wednesday March 18th 3:30pm: Still being held in person. If needed, we will switch to a Zoom webinar. Board members will be notified via email regarding this.
Swine Workshop: Wednesday March 18th 6:30pm: Moved to Webinar format
               We will be utilizing Zoom for this meeting. Our guest speaker and superintendents will be presenting information and participants will be able to ask questions in a chat box on the site. There are 3 ways to connect: On a computer, on your phone, or by calling in on a phone (please note that calling in on a phone will not allow you to ask questions in the chat box.
*Please register at least an hour prior to the event. The webinar will be recorded, and the link will be posted on our Facebook page once it is available
We will be evaluating programs on a week to week basis. Any changes to next week’s schedule will be posted on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/jacksoncounty4h. We are recommending that groups around or above 100 people do not meet at this time. If your group would still like to meet and is interested in interacting via Zoom, please contact Britney (jamesbr2@msu.edu) to set up a video conference for your group. These can be done in two ways: 1) A meeting in which everyone is able to talk and see each other 2) as a presentation style where only the host(s) talk, and participants cannot be seen but can communicate through chat boxes. As always, reach out to our office with any questions you may have. We will be sure to distribute information as we get it.
Thank you for your understanding,
Britney James
Jackson County 4-H Program Coordinator

Monday, March 9, 2020

March 2020 Jackson County 4-H Newsletter

March Newsletter
The March 2020 Jackson County 4-H Newsletter is now available for download. It contains a lot of information about the upcoming KMS deadline, new swine policies, and workshops.

Monday, February 3, 2020

February Newsletter

February Newsletter
The February 2020 Jackson County 4-H Newsletter is now available. This month's issue includes information about the Kyle Mason Samson Scholarship, upcoming workshops, and pre fair check in information.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

January Newsletter

January 4-H Newsletter
The January 2020 4-H Newsletter is now available. It is full of lots of great information about upcoming workshops and the new fair schedule.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

December 4-H Newsletter

Newsletter

The December 2019 Jackson County 4-H Newsletter is now available for download. Please read it carefully for updates and news.

Friday, November 1, 2019

November 2019 Newsletter

November 2019 Newsletter
The Jackson County 4-H November 2019 Newsletter is now available for download. Please read it carefully for any upcoming workshops and opportunities. The newsletter also contains information for returning volunteers about a mandatory online background check. Don't forget that re-enrollment is underway and returning members must renew their 4HONLINE profile by December 1st.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

October 2019 Newsletter

October 2019 4-H Newsletter

The Jackson County 4-H October 2019 Newsletter is now available for download. It contains information about 4-H enrollment, proposed bylaws changes, and upcoming scholarships.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

September 2019 Newsletter

4-H Newsletter
The September 2019 Jackson County 4-H Newsletter is now available for download. Please check it for upcoming meetings, directions for filling out Fall Awards applications, and enrollment information. Please note that that awards applications are due by the end of this month.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

2019 Jackson County Fair Newsletter

2019 Fair Newsletter
The 2019 Jackson County Fair Newsletter is available for download. It has lots of helpful information about check in, auctions, and fun activities for fair week. We look forward to seeing you all next week!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

June 2019 4-H Newsletter

June 2019 4-H Newsletter
The June 2019 Jackson County 4-H Newsletter is now available for download. It contains a lot of upcoming workshops that are going to fill up fast. Be sure to read it carefully as it includes fair entry deadline information.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

May 2019 Newsletter

Jackson County 4-H Newsletter
The May 2019 Jackson County 4-H Newsletter is now available for download. We have lots of great workshops coming up in the next few months. Be sure to read the newsletter for workshop registration deadlines. Classes fill up quickly!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

April 2019 Newsletter

April 4-H Newsletter

The April 2019 4-H Newsletter is now available. Please read it carefully. Swine and Beef exhibitors need to be sure to read page 2, as we have added an in person YQCA session at the Jackson Area Career. Registration is required by April 15th.

Friday, March 1, 2019

March 2019 Newsletter

March 2019 4-H Newsletter

The March 2019 4-H Newsletter is now available for download. Please note that the deadlines for registering for the Spa Party Workshop and the Maple Madness Workshop have been extended to Monday March 4th.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

February 2019 Newsletter

February 2019 4-H Newsletter

Then Jackson County 4-H February 2019 Newsletter is now available for download. Please read it carefully as there are some updates on meeting dates and project requirements for the 2019 Jackson County Fair.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Poultry Expectations, Kyle Mason Samson Scholarship, and County Awards

Poultry Expectations Meeting

If you are unable to make the Poultry Expectations Meeting tonight, don't forget to check out the Poultry Expectations Packet and Poultry Order Form located under the Fair Document tab. This document contains lots of information about the project and any changes for 2019.
* If you plan to bring a Production Trio, please note that the deadline for ordering is next week*

Kyle Mason Samson Scholarship

The Kyle Mason Samson Scholarship application is now available for download. This $750 scholarship is open to Jackson County 4-H Members in their senior year of high school or current college students. The scholarship application is due March 15th.

County Awards

We are excited to announce an update to our county awards process! Forms are now available for download on the County Awards tab at the top of our page.

 Any member that chooses to apply for an award will need a Registered 4-H Leader to nominate/ sponsor them. The leader does not need to do anything other than allow the member to put their name on the application, indicating they support the application.

The application process:

A leader encourages a member to apply or the member decides to apply and finds a leader to support the application.

Under the County Awards Tab, you will find a  PDF Awards Application. Download this application, fill it out, and print the completed application.

All printed applications are due to the Extension Office (1715 Lansing Ave, Ste 257 Jackson, MI 49202) by 5:00pm Friday February 8th.

A committee will meet to review applications and select award winners. The awards ceremony date will be selected at this meeting. Winners will be notified and invited to the ceremony.

We have uploaded a few documents to help you with the process. The first is a 5 year award winner list. This will help leaders know who has already won the award. We have also added the Awards Description document to help explain what some of the awards are. The final document you will find is the Member Participation Record. This is an optional word document that members can use to track participation over the years to help them with future applications.