Chisago County 4-H Bi-Weekly News
February 3, 2023
Hello 4-H families and volunteers!
- Plant Science Bowl & Crop Scouting Teams!
- Cheese Fundraiser info
- Bowling 101 virtual event
- Market Beef Weigh IN
- Camp Counselor for this summer!
- Career Workshop opportunity
- B-BOP & LQAE
- Sewing Camp Full reg. closed
- 4-H Regional Camp!
- Snow Fest!
- Rocket Building Project
- More opportunities
As always please contact Sue or Jenny if you need help with anything. We are here for you!
Northern Lights club back in action!
A huge thank you to Katherine & TJ Flannery along with Lisi Nielsen for taking on the leadership for the club. They're first meeting will be on Feb. 12th at 2 pm at the Chisago County Community (Senior) Center in North Branch. If you are an independent 4-H member and are looking for a club, check them out!
Interested in being a part of a team for Plant Science Bowl or Crop Scouting?
We are trying to start teams for Chisago County in both Plant Science Bowl & also a team for Crop Scouting this year!
Interested? Just want to try it out? Contact the office. ASAP so we can try and get some teams going.
Let's Get Cheesy!
The annual 4-H fundraiser is here!
We are excited to kick off our annual cheese fundraiser and hope you will join us in helping raise funds for the Chisago County 4-H program. Remember, 10% of the profit earned by each club is returned to the club.
Club leaders will be handing out forms & instructions to members. Contact your club leader for more information.
Forms are also available to download below:
Order sheet below ⬇
Beef Weigh in Feb 4th, 2023 from 12-1pm
The beef weigh-in day for our Chisago County thanks to the Penzenstadler family is:
February 4, 2023 (Back up day 2/11)
Lakes Area Livestock
10629 258th st
Chisago City, MN 55013
Please let Jim know if you plan on having your beef weighed in so they can plan accordingly.
Jim's cell 651-248-2354
Bowling 101 Open to K-4th graders!
March 2nd and March 14th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Curious about what Project Bowling is? Join this non-competitive informative virtual bowling 101 to experience what Project Bowls are like! Register for this free event at : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GdGwi5YrX-jVM09fd2Qo_oXhT_VMIpILGXaZ80icuR0/edit
Teens, join us for an engaging morning workshop to learn about Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s)- the paid staff who support individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) to live their lives and enjoy the same opportunities and experiences as people without disabilities. DSP’s support people in whatever ways they need to enhance inclusion and independence.
This workshop will be held Saturday, February 18, from 10 a.m. - Noon at Bunker Hills Activities Center in Andover. This workshop is open to any youth in 4-H 6th grade and older from the central region. Register in 4-H Online by February 16. Special bonus- all 4-H’ers who attend will receive a $15 gift card!
We will talk about DSP’s and other professions that are available in the disability field. We will examine what your personal skills are and how they relate to jobs in the disability field. Learn more on our website!
February 25th Sewing Camp Full Registration closed.
Summer 4-H Intern needed!
❄️SNOW FEST 2023☃️
Spend the day in one of our awesome state parks and learn about the outdoors by slowing down and appreciating all winter has to offer with snowshoeing, skiing, and building community with fellow youth from Minnesota!
WHO: All youth in grade 3+
WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
WHERE: Wild River State Park
(each vehicle will be responsible for purchasing an MN State Park pass ($5) to enter the park).
Register at 4-H Online , for help use this link or call the office. https://z.umn.edu/4hEvent
Registration payment is due to the Chisago County Extension Office no later than 4:30 pm, Wednesday, February 15
. Winter snowshoe hike
. Cross country skiing
. Wildlife and environmental education
. Camp style lunch!
Save the Date! 3rd- 8th grade youth
🚀Rocket Build and Launch project!🚀
Our favorite STEM judge (Professor Erick Agrimson from St. Catherine University) is coming to lead us on how to build and launch rockets this coming March & April!
Save March 11th & April 15th for this exciting opportunity. More information to come soon.
🐏Animal Leasing Opportunities🐐
Would you like to learn about livestock but don't own any? We have wonderful members/volunteers who can help. Check the link for who's willing to lease. Interested in leasing? Let the office know.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Feb. 11-12 Central BLU & TEEL Leadership Workshops - location TBA
Feb. 15th Animal ID for Market Beef (beef steers, market heifers & dairy steers)
Feb. 18th - Snow Fest, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, Wild River State Park
Feb 25th - Sew Day Camp - Skirt/Shorts, 10-3 pm lunch provided, $20
Feb. 27th - collect all cheese sale forms & payments, transfer all orders to Family Tally Sheet
March 3rd - Turn in Cheese Tally sheets & money to the office
March 11th - Build Rocket Project
April 1st - Each family pick up cheese orders from Kost Church 11:30 am-1:30 pm
April 15th - Rocket Launch Day!
April 22nd - Food Show/Festival of Nations
May 15th - Animal ID deadline for beef, dairy, dairy goat, dog, horse, llama - alpaca, meat goat, poultry, rabbit, sheep & swine. https://extension.umn.edu/projects-and-more/4-h-animal-id
June 13-16 - YELLOW conference
June 26-28, Regional Camp for grades 3rd -8th
July 11th Fashion Revue, Performance & Demonstration Day
July - 18th - 23 Chisago County Fair 4-H Events!
KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ALL EVENTS
Links to calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/r/week? tab=rc,