Thursday, March 7, 2013

Shooting Sports, Exploration Days, and Meeting Reminder

Shooting Sports Program Update
This year, many Jackson County Youth signed up for the Shooting Sports Project. In order for a group to have a 4-H Shooting Sports program, there needs to be a leader in charge who has gone through the Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Training. Currently, Jackson County does not have a certified instructor and is looking for an adult to attend the next instructor training.The 4-H Shooting Sports Adult and Teen Instructor’s Certification Workshop (#117) is scheduled for April 26-28, 2013 at Kettunen Center. More information can be found here. The Jackson County 4-H Council is willing to pay 1/2 of the registration fee for a potential instructor to attend this training.  Please contact the Extension Office if you are interested.

Exploration Days Registration
Exploration Days booklets are now available at the Extension Office!! You can also find them online by visiting the Exploration Days Website. We encourage every Jackson County youth to attend. Every year, approximately 2,500 youth and chaperones from every Michigan county (or close to it), come stay at MSU for 4-H Exploration Days. Official registration begins on March 19th but we encourage you to turn in your paperwork early. We will register complete packets in the order we receive them. Classes fill up quickly, so get your registration in early.

Livestock Bylaws Meeting Reminder
On Wednesday, March 13th there will be a Meeting at the Extension Office from 6:00pm-7:00pm to make changes to the Livestock Bylaws. Topics of discussion include the insurance account, weigh in, and fair.  Anyone  is welcome to attend.