4-H News – Nancy Lambert – 8-11-16

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Federation Meeting Scheduled
The Saline County 4-H Federation will hold a business meeting on Monday, August 15, at 5:00 p.m. at the Watkins’ house. At the last meeting, members present voted to have a wiener roast. Federation will provide the hot dogs, s’mores, and drinks.
The August meeting of the Federation is also the time that we plan for National 4-H Week. We will be choosing a theme for the next 4-H year, so come prepared with ideas.
Have you ever thought about being a Federation officer? To become a Federation officer, you need to be at least 12 years old, be at least a 2-year member of 4-H, and be a Federation Delegate from your club.
Join us on August 15th to pick up an officer petition! Officers are expected to attend the monthly Federation meetings and, as the youth representation on the Saline County 4-H Management Committee, to attend the quarterly Management Committee meetings as well.
Completed petitions are due by the September Federation meeting and officers will be elected at that time.
4-H Poultry Show
The Saline County 4-H Poultry Show was held on Monday, July 25. 4-H families and the public came out to the Stafford Building at the Saline County Fairgrounds to see our exhibitors and their poultry projects. Randy Deal for judged these exhibitors on their knowledge of their projects.
2016 County Champions for the 4-H Poultry Show were Kayla Heath for Standard Chickens and for Ducks, Joel Glenn for Specialty Chickens, Logan Hunt for Egg Production and for Embryology, and Matthew Rapp for Other Poultry.
4-H Small Pets Show
The 4-H Small Pets Show was held on July 25 at the Sam Stafford Livestock Building. 4-H members brought their pets to meet the judge. Cacy Ellis for judged this contest.
County Champion for Small Pets 2 (Scurrying Ahead) was Katherine Holmes and County Champion for Small Pets 3 (Scaling the Heights) was Corissa Price. Both 4-H members exhibited Guinea Pigs.
4-H Crops Show Results
On July 25, exhibitors brought their best crops from the fields to be judged at the Saline County 4-H Crops Show. John Scates provided the judging this show.
Drake Wilson earned a State Fair ribbon for his Small Grains (Wheat) project. Caleb Huelsmann earned a County Champion ribbon for his Hay project.

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