Friday, March 1, 2013

Dog Workshop and Fair Updates

Dog Workshop
Any 4-H member that is interested in working with dogs is invited to attend a Dog Obedience Workshop Series that begins on March 16th  from 2:00pm-3:00pm. The workshop will run for 8-10 weeks and will meet at the same time every Saturday.Classes are being held at 3130 E Berry Rd, Rives Junction, MI 49277.  Please plan on attending this valuable workshop that is being provided by Fae Easton. Fae has more than 35 years of dog training experience and more than 14 years as a 4-H dog project leader.

The workshop is free to attend. Attendees can bring their own dog to the first class. Please bring proof of vaccinations as well as a dog license to the class. If you do not have a dog, Fae has dogs that can be used for training. If you have questions about the workshop, please contact the Extension Office at (517) 788-4292.

Poultry Update
Poultry order forms are available under the Fair Documents tab at the top of this page. Please note that the Superintendents have extended the Turkey ordering Deadline until Monday, March 4th. Be sure to look at all 3 Poultry forms on the Fair Documents page because some information and procedures have changed.


The 4-H poultry Superintendents are taking applications for junior superintendents.  This is an opportunity to learn what it takes to run a 4-H program and develop skills in project management, organization, and leadership.  They are looking for 4 individuals at two levels of junior superintendents, level one are individuals between the ages of 13 and 15 and level two are individuals between the ages of 15 and 17.  Activities include participation in decisions that affect the future of 4-H poultry in Jackson county, helping develop a fundraising program for new poultry cages, learn how to build a backyard chicken coop that will be auctioned off during the small animal auction, help with check-in and supervise barn duties during fair week. You can download an application by clicking here. Applications can be sent to the Superintendents or dropped off at the Extension Office.  The deadline for applying is April 1st, 2013. All youth are encouraged to apply!

Goat  Update
We have posted the Goat Rules for the 2013 Jackson County Fair under the the Fair Documents tab at the top of this page. On this page, you will also find a list of breeders and the Goat Identification Form. Please note that the Goat Identification Form is due by May 31, 2013. Contact Rodger Haugen or the Extension Office if you have any questions.