4-H Four-cast

May 22-June 11

From the Educators

Hello, Jackson County 4-H Families!

Check your email for an email from OSU about a National Index Study about 4-H! It's for participants who are 13-18 years old and have been registered in 4-H for at least one full year. Participating in this survey will help 4-H continue to Make the Best Better!

We're getting close to Spring Fair! In less than two weeks, the Expo will be bustling with families, 4-H members, volunteers, and the animals the members have worked so hard to raise! We look forward to this exciting time!

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! Our next meeting is this Wednesday at 4PM at Extension, so feel free to just show up!




Jackson County 4-H at Spring Classic!

Congratulations to our Spring Classic participants from Jackson County! Our Horse Judging Senior team took 5th place and our Intermediate team took 3rd place! Well done, Bonnie S., Taya D., Isabel H., Makenzie S., Lena C., Hannah S., Taitum C., and Alexandra H!

This Week (May 22-28)

  • Lena On Leave: Now-June 12 (tentative return date)

  • Guardians 4 Health Intro: Mon, May 22, 6PM, Josephine County Extension Office (see below for more information)

  • Camp Counselor Training Cancelled: Tues, May 23, 6:30PM

  • Padgham Planning Committee Meeting: Wed, May 24, 4PM

  • Registration Due for Fishing Tournament: Thurs., May 25 (see information below)

Next Week (May 29-June 4)

  • Memorial Day (Extension Office Closed): Mon, May 29
  • Registration Due for Summer Conference: Thurs, Jun 1 (see below for link and information)
  • Spring Fair Goat/Sheep Weigh In: Thurs, Jun 1
  • Spring Fair: Fri-Sun, Jun 2-4
  • 4-H/FFA Spring Fair Dance: Sat, Jun 3, 6:30-8PM, Expo Chaison Park

The Following Week (June 5-11)

  • Jackson County 4-H Association: Wed, Jun 7, 6PM, SOREC Library
  • Deadline for Summer Fair Animal Entries: Wed, Jun 7 (see fair website for registration instructions at the top of the page)
  • 4-H Office Closed, Flexing After Spring Fair: Fri, Jun 9

Information for Everyone

Meet a New Member of the Jackson County 4-H Team: Lynette Glaros!

Lynette Glaros is a 4-H Accommodations Program Coordinator in the Division of Extension and Engagement, 4-H Youth Development Program. Hailing from Lodi, CA, she has lived in Southern Oregon for the last 16 years. She graduated from Geneva College with a degree in Psychology and Sociology and the University of the Pacific with a CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Reading Specialist. In addition, she holds an Oregon Teaching License. She has extensive experience educating youth and adults in various educational settings.

Lynette's role within 4-H is to provide accommodations for youth to have a more meaningful 4-H experience. She encourages you to reach out to her for assistance in providing accommodations. She may be reached at lynette.glaros@oregonstate.edu or by phone at 541-930-8434.

Donation Request Information Updated for 4-H Horse!

See the attachment for the new donation request letter for information on how to donate to Jackson County Horse 4-H!

TONIGHT: Shooting Sports Families are Invited: Dinner and Compensation!

This is a reminder that Guardians 4 Health is tonight in Josephine county extension office. Dinner and compensation are provided.

We will be meeting at the Josephine County extension office located at 215 Ringuette Street in Grants Pass. We will start at 6:00 pm. This meeting will be approximately 90 minutes, and dinner will be provided. This should be fun and a nice social event for the kids.

The Guardians 4 Heath pilot program is providing bystander intervention to 4-H Shooting Sports Youth. Brown University is providing the content for this program. We will do an introduction to the program, answer questions and get enroll in the data collection portion of the program, then take the first survey. Brown University is compensating folks for taking the survey. Youth and one parent can opt into this well controlled, IRB approved, anonymous pilot program. The more kids we can get involved, the better. For more information, please see our flyer on the message below. You can also call the Josephine County office at 541-476-6613.

Spring Fair is Next Weekend!

Join us on June 2-4 at the Jackson County Expo to celebrate the hard work our Cavy, Meat Goat, Rabbit, and Sheep Project members have put into their projects! Shows start each day at 8AM. Also, be sure to check out the 4-H/FFA Spring Fair Dance! It's free and open to all! 6:30-8PM on Saturday, June 3rd. Special thanks to the Ambassadors for putting this on!
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Fashion Revue and Cosplay Contest?

Did you know that our Fashion Revue contains a costume contest? The Fashion Revue: Challenge for the 2023 fair season will be a garment or outfit inspired by your favorite movie. Create a garment, costume, or outfit that is straight out of the movies! Choose a movie (4-H appropriate = G or PG) and use your research talents, creativity, and imagination to produce your fashion masterpiece. If the movie is rated older than G or PG, please contact your county faculty/staff for approval.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday June 14

Judging: (tent.) Monday June 26, 2023 4 –7:30 pm, Extension Center

Live Show: (tent.) Tuesday June 27, 2023, 6:00pm Dress Rehearsal, 7 pm Live Show, Trail Christian Fellowship

Check out info for this and the other Fashion Contest classes you can enter at:

Registration is open at https://jackson4h.fairwire.com

Poultry Clinic #2

Time: Wednesday, June 21, 6-8pm

Location: TBA

Host: Lena Hosking

Details: Come learn from Marion County 4-H Poultry Superintendent Ciara Galvin! She will discuss:

1. Market birds (turkey and chicken). Help with last minute feeding strategies.

2. Poultry Diseases

3. Meat Judging

4. Showmanship for chickens and turkeys. Getting birds show ready.

The Cupcake War is Commencing!

Check out our rules for the new contest! The Cupcake Wars will be during Summer Fair on Thursday, July 13 in the Padgham Pavilion and is open to 4-H Juniors, Intermediates, and Seniors (Ages 9-19).

Information for Leaders

Club Charters Needed by June 30

All 4-H Clubs in Jackson County need to submit their "Chartering a 4-H Club in Oregon" form to Extension by June 30. The state is requiring every club to 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

State-wide or Virtual 4-H Opportunities

Summer Conference Registration Open Now!

Registration Information:

Registration is open now! All Summer Conference information, class schedule, bus schedule and other information is available at the link below!

June 25-28

Cost: $250

Ages: Completing Grades 7-12

Location: Corvallis Campus

Register by June 1

More Info

4-H Fishing Tournament

Fish wherever you'd like and submit pictures!

Ages: 5-19

Date: Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-29)

Registration: See QR Code below, register by May 25th

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Community Classifieds

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

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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 Lynette Glaros, 4-H Accommodations Program Coordinator, lynette.glaros@oregonstate.edu

This publication will be made available in an accessible alternative format upon request. Please contact Steven McIntyre, Education Program Assistant at steven.mcintyre@oregonstate.edu

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