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.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

January 2019 Newsletter

4-H Newsletter

The January 2019 4-H Newsletter is now available for download. Be sure to read it for upcoming events.

Monday, December 10, 2018

December 2018 Newsletter

4-H Newsletter

The December 2018 Newsletter is now available for download. We have included flyers for a variety of upcoming workshops!

Monday, November 5, 2018

November 4-H Newsletter

November 2018 Newsletter

The November 2018 4-H Newsletter is now available for download. The last page is a printable calendar page for you to keep track of county wide events for the month.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

October 2018 4-H Newsletter

October 4-H Newsletter
The October Newsletter is available for download. We have lots of upcoming events and workshops being highlighted.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

September Newsletter

4-H Newsletter
The September Newsletter is now available. Please read it for upcoming events and opportunities.

Sheep Superintendent Position

Sheep Superintendent Positions

As announced at the Sheep Leaders meeting, we have 2 sheep superintendent positions available. Just a reminder that applications are due tomorrow, September 14th. Completed applications can be emailed to

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Small Animal Fundraiser Reminders

Small Animal Fundraiser Reminders
The 4-H Small Animal Association will be holding two fundraisers in September. The first is this weekend on September 15th. The association is holding a hot dog and bake sale at the Jackson County Family Farmfest. The stand will be at the Choate's Belly Acres location. We are taking donations of baked goods for the fundraiser. If you are interested in volunteering, please come to the event from 11:00am-5:00pm. Contact the Extension office or Peggy Mahlmeister for more information.

On September 22nd, the Small Animal Association is holding a Craft Show at the Airport Rd TSC. For this event, the association is collecting silent auction items and baked goods to sell. If you would like to donate to this, items can be dropped off at the Extension office. Volunteers are also needed for this event.