Sibley County 4-H Newsletter

January 2023

Extension 4-H

Job Interview Contest

The Fair Valley Employment Opportunities is scheduled to open in January of 2023. Human Resource Representatives will be conducting interviews on Monday, January 23, 2023 at the Sibley County Extension Office starting at 4:00 p.m. The following positions are available. Seniors can interview for a job of their choice. They don’t need to apply for one of the following jobs. Seniors also need to bring a resume. NOTE: Register for an interview time by calling the Extension Office at 507-237-4100 by Friday, January 20. Interviews will be held at 10 minute increments.

Fair Valley Employment Opportunities

Admissions team members work at the front gate greeting guests, taking tickets, selling park maps, and answering questions. Must like to meet and greet people, be able to handle cash and print tickets.

Food Services duties include preparing and serving food and beverages. Will need to operate a cash register and perform some cleaning duties. Must be outgoing and willing to work hard.

Landscaper needed to maintain the park’s grounds. Duties include mowing lawns, caring for shrubs and trees, designing, planting and maintaining flower beds, and watering plants.

Mechanic/Carpenter needed to maintain the neat appearance and safety of Fair Valley. Must know how to use tools and have skills in mechanics and/or carpentry.

Performing Artists Instrumentalists, singers, actors, and dancers needed to provide music and drama for our park’s visitors. Will perform in a fast-paced revue show.

Petting Zoo team members care for the petting zoo animals. Duties include feeding, checking for illness, cleaning enclosures, keeping records, and training animals. Must be knowledgeable about animals in order to answer questions from the park visitors.

Public Relations Writers and illustrators will contribute to the park’s daily newspaper and website. Must be artistic and possess skills in public speaking, writing, digital photography and computer usage.

2023 Project Bowls

Project Bowl is a long-standing program in Minnesota 4-H and the second-most attended event of the year (next in line to State Fair). In Project Bowl, teams of 3-6 youth build skills working and thinking together while testing their knowledge in these 4-H areas: Dairy, General Livestock, Horse, Llama/Alpaca, Poultry and Rabbit.

Last year Sibley County had 5 teams in General Livestock and a team in Rabbit. This year we also have interest in forming teams for Poultry and Llama/Alpaca. We are currently forming teams to start practicing for the regional and state competitions that are coming up in March and April. If you are interested in joining a team or starting up a team in one of the other project areas, please reach out to Connie or Joleen. Our first practice to form teams will be held January 7, 2023 at 9:00 AM at the Sibley County Courthouse Basement. Please bring your calendars so we can set future practice dates.

Events through 4-H Online

There are many great events coming up that you can register for through 4-H online. Just log into your family profile and click on events. Check back often, items are always being added. Remember if there is a cost to the event, that the Sibley County Federation has scholarships available to reimburse a portion of the cost.

Important Dates

January 2, 2023 - New Year's Day Holiday (Sibley County Extension Office Closed)

January 8-9, 2023 - Ambassador retreat in Marshall

January 16, 2023 - Martin Luther King Holiday (Sibley County Extension Office Closed)

January 23, 2023 - Job Interview Contest @ 4:00 the Extension Office

January 23, 2023 - Federation Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. at the Sibley County Service Center

January 29, 2023 - Beef Weigh-In @ noon - 2:00 p.m. at Joy Cohr's farm

February 15, 2023 - Market Beef and Dairy Steer ID deadline

February 23, 2023 - PDC meeting @ 7:00 p.m. at the Sibley County Service Center

May 15, 2023 - Animal ID Deadline & Project Drop/Add Deadline

July 17, 2023 - Demonstration Day, Food Revue, Clothing Judging, Fashion Revue, Performing Arts, Share the Fun (Location TBD)

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