4-H Four-cast

April 10-23

From the Educators

Hello, Jackson County 4-H Families!

Our Oregon legislators will hear the Statewide budget bill on April 21. Between now and April 21, the most important thing you can do for Extension is share your stories, testimony, and opinions with your legislators!

  • This Letter portal makes it easy for community members to quickly personalize and send a letter to their state legislators to share personal impact and urge funding support.
  • This Find your legislator tool is great if you prefer to contact legislators directly.

The early bird rate for 4-Hers at camp is open until April 15--remember, you'll need a code to lower the price from $390 to $290, and the code expires after this Saturday, April 15! Adult chaperones at camp will receive a discount on their child' camp fees.

Finally, we're still looking for adult volunteers and youth volunteers to help set up, host, lead activities in, and tear down the static exhibit hall at fair this year! Are you a parent of kids who do static projects? Come join the fun! Reach out to Steven at 541-930-8412 for more information!


Lena and Steven


4-H Members Work Hard!

A group of 4-H members, chiefly from the horse project, helped the Expo remove their old stalls a couple of weeks ago. Great work, 4-Hers and leader Shae Johns!
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This Week (April 10-16)

  • Horse Declarations and Judging: Mon, Apr 10, SOREC Auditorium, 4PM-7:30PM

  • Horse Leaders Meeting, Mon, Apr 10, SOREC Classroom, 7pm

  • CloverBuddies: Tues, Apr 11, SOREC Auditorium, 6PM

  • Sheep Leaders Meeting: Wed, Apr 12, 6:30PM

  • Upper Rogue Community Club Interest Meeting:, Fri, Apr 14, 7PM, Upper Rogue Community Center

  • National 4-H Conference: Apr 14-19. Have fun, Sophie!

  • 4-H Booth at Phoenix/Talent Health and Wellness Fair: Sat Apr 15, Phoenix Elementary School, 10 am - 2 pm. This is great community service, so drop by and help!

  • Camp Counselor Training: Sun, Apr 16, SOREC Auditorium, 12 pm - 3 pm

Next Week (April 17-23)

  • New Volunteer Training: Mon, Apr 17, 6PM, SOREC Auditorium (RSVP at the link)
  • STEP Class: Sew a Schlep! Pt. 1: Mon, Apr 17, 6:30PM, SOREC Classroom (class full)
  • Robotics SPIN Club: Wed, Apr 19, 6PM, SOREC Auditorium
  • Swine Declarations Due: Thurs, Apr 20, SOREC Classroom, drop and go between 4-7PM
  • STEP Class: Let's Jam!: Fri, Apr 21, 6PM, SOREC Auditorium, Register by 5PM the day before the class

Information for Everyone

A New 4-H Community Club is Forming in Shady Cove!

Join us to create a new 4-H club in Shady Cove and attend the Upper Rogue 4-H Club Interest Meeting! At this meeting, we'll be discussing the desires of any parents in attendance, the goals for the club, and the interests of potential members. Parents are welcome to bring their kids!

Place: Upper Rogue Community Center (22465 OR-62, Shady Cove, OR 97539)

Time: 7PM, Friday, Apr 14

Who? Parents and kids interested in a 4-H club in Shady Cove and Trail!


May 1: Application due at Extension office for:

Make sure to have these in on time for full consideration! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!

Sewing Make It, Take It

The American Sewing Guild is putting on a Make It, Take It on April 29th-30th.

Fees to be paid at the door are $5 for ASG members or youth under 18, $10 for non-ASG members.

Basic Sewing experience required--participants should know how to use their sewing machines. There will be three sessions, starting at 8:30am (doors open at 8AM). Bring your own lunch!

If your child doesn't have basic sewing experience, basic sewing will be taught by Cheri Biskeborn for youth who are new to sewing during the first session starting 8:30am! This part is free of charge and they can join classes in the B and C sections after learning the basics with Cheri!

Check out the pdf below for more details, a list of the classes, and supplies to bring.

Register ahead of time by sending your filled-out form (the pdf below) to Peggy Groves at oldbezoar@charter.net--classes are filled on a first come, first served basis!

Join the Jackson County 4-H Ambassadors!

The Jackson County 4-H Ambassadors are having their next meeting at 7PM on Mon, April 24th at the Extension Office.

Is your child in 7th grade-12th grade and interested in leadership? Do they want to work closely with other youth to foster lifelong friendships? They should consider the Jackson County Ambassadors! Stop on by at the meeting and see what they're about!

Ambassadors Award at the Animal Affair

Renee B. was the winner of the Family Fun Center gift card sponsored by the Ambassadors at the Animal Affair! Thanks for your participation, everyone!

4-H Price for Camp Goes Up after April 15

More Information here!

The early bird deadline for 4-H members to register for fair is this Saturday, April 15--after that, the cost for 4-H members increases to $350. For the 4-H price, reach out to the office for the code.

We also need adult volunteers! If you are interested, reach out to 541-930-8412 ASAP!

We can offer camp discounts for kids whose parent volunteers at Camp!

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Information for Leaders

We Need Club Charters!

All 4-H Clubs in Jackson County need to submit their "Chartering a 4-H Club in Oregon" form to Extension ASAP. The state is having every club re-charter this 4-H year. If you have already sent Steven (steven.mcintyre@oregonstate.edu) or the extension office a charter this 4-H year (since September), no need to send another!

Club Charter Form

Digital Leaders Trainings

Have you ever wanted to learn about teaching a new static project? Check out these online trainings offered by Clackamas County for 4-H leaders:

Sewing – April 25 https://extension.oregonstate.edu/4h/clackamas/events/4-h-sewing-leader-onlinetraining

Food & Nutrition – May 2 https://extension.oregonstate.edu/4h/clackamas/events/4-h-food-nutrition-online-leader-training

Expressive Arts – May 9 https://extension.oregonstate.edu/4h/clackamas/events/4-h-expressive-arts-online-leader-training

Livestock Antibiotics Workshop Recording

Here is the link to this workshop concerning livestock antibiotics changes. We had nearly 200 people sign up, feel free to use in your clubs. Lots of good information. Here’s the link: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/1_t3w0ldao It will also be loaded on the Oregon 4-H website under the Animal Science project resources.

State-wide or Virtual 4-H Opportunities

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Virtual Rainbows 2023

Registration is here: https://beav.es/Si6

What is the Virtual Rainbows Summit? An annual summit for LGBTQ+ youth, families, professionals, and allies, providing resources and networking opportunities to benefit the physical, mental, emotional, and social health and wellness of all members of the LGBTQ+ community.

When will the conference be? April 27-29, with sessions ranging from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PST every day. Sessions will be recorded, but interactive activities are only available live.

Who will be speaking? We have upwards of altogether 20 professionals, community members, families, and youth. The summit is meant to give its audience a perspective of the LGBTQ+ community from various angles and intersections in identity.

Why should you attend? Whether you are a professional looking to support LGBTQ+ youth, an LGBTQ+ community member yourself (any age), or a family/friend of someone who is LGBTQ+, we recommend attending to improve your understanding of this community and improve your knowledge of this amazing community.

Registration is 100% free and available to all individuals!

SAVE THE DATE: Oregon Summer Conference!

Oregon Summer Conference will be on June 25-28 at OSU in Corvallis! This conference is open to 7th-12th graders and registration will be from May 15-June 1! Check out beav.es/Swm for more info!

Community Classifieds

SOREC is Hiring: Administrative Assistant to the Director

Come join our team and work as a member of the OSU-Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) located at 569 Hanley Rd., Central Point, OR.

Position Duties:

45% Fiscal and Grant Support: Works with SOREC Director to create and track annual unit budgets. Manages funds allocated to SOREC AES functions from diverse sources (e.g., county, state, federal, grants and contracts, foundations). Manages all accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other budget transactions through OSU systems.

40% Office Administration and Operations: Manages outreach and engagement efforts including serving as the liaison for the Director with internal and external constituents and stakeholders. Maintains confidential files and records on behalf of the Director. Communicates directives and information from the Director to others in the organization.

15% Human Resources: Works with the Human Resource Service Center to initiate position descriptions, and the posting of vacant positions. Works with faculty to write position descriptions; assists Director and faculty in search processes.

Salary range $45,900-$55,000, depending on experience. OSU offers excellent benefits and is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled. Position is 32 hours per week.

Applications Due April 14

Apply online at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/134773

Klamath County Extension is Hiring a Forester

Klamath-Lake Assistant Professor of Practice, Extension Forester (Recruitment Flyer Attached)

Oregon State University Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) Extension invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice position serving as an Extension Forester for Klamath and Lake Counties in Oregon. This is a 12- month, full-time, county-based Extension and fixed-term professorial position based in Klamath Falls, OR. The anticipated starting salary is in the range of $58,008 - $63,000, commensurate with Education, skills, and experience.

Apply at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/135155

Community Classifieds (not endorsed by OSU, but provided as a service)

Two Female Guinea Pigs

Melissa has two 2-year-old guinea pigs that she is wanting to give away. One is long-haired, one is short-haired. If you are interested, reach out to 541-531-2335!
Our activities are open to all who meet the appropriate age requirement. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made no later than five days prior to the event to Lena Hosking, 4-H Educator lena.hosking@oregonstate.edu

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