Tuesday, January 22, 2013

2013 U.P. State Fair Junior Steer Pre-Entry Information

The U.P. State Fair deadline for Junior Preliminary Steer Entry is coming up next month. Please read the cover letter provided in the link below, read the show rules as some things have changed for this year, and fill out the pre-entry form completely before submitting.
The deadline is Friday, February 15th.
The U.P. State Fair is collecting hair samples for DNA testing with their pre-entry forms. Bags will labels are available at the MSU Extension office. So, please call and we can mail them or stop and pick them up.

UP State Fair Cover Letter for Junior Steer Show 2013

UP State Fair Junior Steer Show Rules 2013

UP State Fair Junior Steer Pre-Entry Form 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

4-H Recreational Leadership Workshop

4-H Teen and Adult Leaders: Are you interested in improving your leadership skills- especially in the area of recreation? Do you want to help improve the Marquette County 4-H Camp program?

This workshop is for 4-H adult leaders and teen leaders (13 years and older) interested in Recreational Leadership, infusing fun into their clubs, serving as camp counselors and who are willing to share the information and experiences gained at the conference with others in their counties. MSU Extension staff is also welcome. We encourage individuals to car pool. Contact your county office for names of other persons attending the workshop.
Click on the link below to see the full Workshop flyer.

4-H Recreational Leadership Workshop

If you are interested in attending, call the Extension Office or talk to your club leader. The Marquette 4-H Council has funds to sponsor trainings like this.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Mark of Excellence

For all you 11 and 12 year-olds out there who love 4-H, here is an awesome opportunity. If your essay is selected, you will be recognized during the State Awards ceremony during Exploration Days. If you have any questions, contact the Extension office at 906-475-5731.

Mark of Excellence Flyer

4-H Ski Nights at Marquette Mountain

Do you love to ski? Have you never tried it but would love to give it a shot? Now is your chance to enjoy yourself with little cost involved! Marquette Mountain has provided 4-H with our second season of ski nights. The links below are three flyers (one for each night) which serves as a coupon. From 4:00 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. on each of these nights you can present the appropriate flyer to get a lift ticket and ski rentals for just $15. Family members of 4-Hers also only pay $15 for a lift ticket and rental!

January 24th Ski Night

February 19th Ski Night

March 1st Ski Night

Thursday, January 3, 2013

4-H Teen Leadership & Community Change Conference

4-H Teen Leadership & Community Change Conference

January 19-20, 2013

Kettunen  Center


Teens are you interested in being a leader in your club, community or school?  Do you want to be part of a movement where teens lead? If yes, to either if these questions, then we have a workshop for you!!!  It’s called the 4-H Teen Leadership & Community Change Conference on January 19-20, 2013 at Kettunen Center near Tustin, Michigan. Registration is open to teens (age 13 and up) and their adult chaperones.  Hurry, don’t delay, registration closes on January 9, 2013. 


Lodging, meals and fun (karaoke, dance, sledding and more) for just $58 if you are a 4-H member (the Marquette County 4-H Council can help with a scholarship) and $101.25 for non-4-H members.  You can access the conference announcement at the new Michigan 4-H Event Registration System or on Michigan’s 4-H Youth Development webpage at either http://4h.msue.msu.edu/4h/4_h_volunteer_training_workshop_schedule or the secured website at https://enrollment.4-h.org/events/269/splash. Call your local 4-H office and they will be able to assist you.


Check out what’s happening at the conference….

v  Lead in Style: Duct Tape Sculptures

v  World Travelers: Geocaching & Travel Bugs

v  Backseat Driving-Allowing Youth to Take the Steering Wheel

v  Snowman and Snowshoes: Outdoor Winter Activities

v  World in Jeopardy!

v  Photovoice Project: Recording Your Life & Community

v  “Green” Youth Leadership

v  If I Ran for Office, I would….

v  Turtle Mythology: Youth Leaders in a Global World

v  Teen Leader Training: Communicating through Conflict, Generating Ideas & Moving to Action

v  Teen Leader Training: Officer Roles & Parliamentary Procedure

v  Who’s Behind the Mask? Make the Connection between Life Skills & 4-H

v  College & Career Skills through Community Service

v  Stars & Stripes: Engaging in Democracy

v  Global Teens: Michigan 4-H International Exchange Program

v  Open Your Home: Be a Host Sister or Brother

v  Smoothie Off!  And Other Healthy Living Challenges

v  Leadership through 4-H Animal Projects

v  Social Media & Leadership

v  Opportunities beyond the County Program