Monday, March 11, 2013

Pig Sale, Lugnuts Game, Poultry Ordering, and International Exchange

Pig Sale

The Michigan Swine Breeders Association will be holding their Pig Sale on Saturday, April 6th. The sale will start at 1:00pm at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.

4-H Science Day with the Lansing Lugnuts

Looking for a fun, affordable, and educational outing for your family? Consider attending the Michigan 4-H Science Day with the Lansing Lugnuts. This year, the game will be on April 13th. Learn the science of throwing a curve ball from Lugnuts’ players and other ways that science appears at the ball park everyday!

Those who purchase 4-H tickets will receive a pitching demonstration from one of the Lugnuts pitchers, meet with the head groundskeeper to learn what it takes to keep a baseball field green, learn about event food safety and preparation and take advantage of the children inflatables. Anyone who attends the game will be able to visit any one of the 13+  hands-on 4-H science stations.These include Lego Robotics, Science on the Horse Farm, and more!

 Gates open to 4-H ticket holders at noon. Public entry starts at 12:50 p.m. The game is scheduled to being at 2:05 p.m.

Cost: $10/person, children under age 3 are free.
Tickets can be ordered online by clicking here or by contacting Bill Adler by phone at 517-827-2486 or email Make sure to ask for the 4-H tickets!

Poultry Ordering Follow-up

To ensure that the poultry superintendents have accurate counts for orders, please make sure that your order has been received  If you have not received confirmation for Turkey orders by way of a reply email, call or text, please contact the superintendents immediately. 

Polish Exchange Student Hosting Opportunity

Michigan 4-H Youth Development will be welcoming 18 youth, age 15 to 18 years old, and 2 chaperones from Poland this summer. The group will be in Michigan for about one month. They will arrive on June 18th, attend 4-H Exploration Days, and then begin their 4 week homestay with individual host families. Hosting a young person from Poland would provide Michigan families with the wonderful opportunity to learn about another culture and to build a friendship across country lines that may last a life time. Youth who host students this summer will have the chance to make life-long international friends and have the opportunity to travel to Poland in 2014. 
For a host family application or more information contact the Jackson County Extension Office or contact the 4-H Polish Exchange Coordinator, Insa Raymond at 517-439-9301 or at