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New Earlier Intent Form Date for Market Steers for Fryeburg Fair 2019

Monday, October 1st, 2018
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4-Hers raising a steer for the 2019 market steer show at Fryeburg Fair need to send in an Intent to Participate Form available at: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-projects/animal-science-resources/beef/ by November 1, 2018.

The intent form will advise the State 4-H Office which steers need to be tagged. Once we receive your intent form you will be contacted by a staff person from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to make an appointment for someone to come to your barn and tag your project animal. As always Fryeburg Market Steers must be owned and in possession by the 4-Her by January 1. But we understand that many of you will have your market steers before January 1st so we are hoping to tag more of the project animals before the winter travel becomes more difficult.

We are grateful for the staff from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry for helping us with the tagging and we are hoping the earlier intent form date will allow for safer travel during the winter months. You can also enroll or re-enroll as a 4-H member when you send your Intent to Participate form to your county office.

We appreciate you completing this form as early as possible and are encouraging everyone to help spread the word about the new earlier date for the intent form. If you have specific questions please contact your local county Cooperative Extension Office.

Cumberland Fair 4-H Dog Show Open to All Maine 4-H Dog Project Members

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
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The Cumberland Fair 4-H Dog Show will be held on Friday, September 28, 3:30 P.Mat the Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Rd, Cumberland, ME 04062. This show is open to all Maine 4-H members between the ages of 9 and 18, enrolled in the 4-H Dog Project as of April 1st, regardless of prior show experience. Showmanship (Novice through Advanced) and Obedience (Pre-Novice though Graduate Novice) are the primary award winning classes. There will also be a fun, non-competitive obstacle class. All classes are judged using the Danish System and all award winning classes come with a ribbon and premium. FMI or to register visit umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/cumberland-county-4-h/4-h-forms-and-registrations/cumberland-fair/. Questions, please contact Sara Conant, sara.conant@maine.edu, 207-781-6099.

4-H Market Lamb Intent for Fryeburg Fair

Friday, March 30th, 2018
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Please submit your Intent to Participate Forms for the 4-H Market Lamb classes at Fryeburg Fair by May 2. You can find the form on the 4-H Sheep Project web page: http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-projects/animal-science-resources/sheep/.

State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
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Sunday, February 18, 2018 (snow date of Saturday, February 24), at 1:00 pm; University of Maine at Augusta Room 218, Randall Student Technology Center.

Open to all currently enrolled 4-H Dairy project members ages 9 – 18. For those 4-H Dairy members who may be planning to attend the Eastern States Exposition in September, please keep the following information in mind.  You must participate in at least one of the following three events: State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl, State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, or Fitting Contest at the 2018 Maine 4-H Dairy Show.

You must also complete and submit an ESE Intent to Participate Form which will be due on February 1st.  These can be found on the State 4-H Website, or check with your county office.  You completed 4-H Animal Approval and Lease Form (if applicable) will be due in your county office by May 1st.  Participation in a showmanship class and your animal’s breed/age class at the State 4-H Dairy Show will also be required.

If you have questions, please contact 4-H Dairy ASC Coordinator, Stephanie Smith at 207.860.0979 or by email at a_mfarm@yahoo.com, or staff Liaison Tara Marble at the Franklin County Extension Office at 800.287.1478 or by email at tara.marble@maine.edu, or staff liaison, Alisha Targonski at the Kennebec County Extension Office at 800.287.1481, or by email at alisha.r.targonski@maine.edu.

2018 Intent to tryout for Eastern States Horse available NOW!

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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For all youth who are planning to try out for a slot on the Maine 4-H Horse team as a rider/driver/teen leader the intent to tryout is available here: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2017/10/Intent-to-Participate-ESE-Horse-2018.pdf   or   https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-projects/animal-science-resources/horse/.

These must be postmarked by 2/1/18. If you have any questions please do not hestitate to contact, Kristy L Ouellette, kristy.ouellette@maine.edu.

Market Steers for Fryeburg

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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4-Hers raising a steer for the 2018 market steer show at Fryeburg Fair need to send in an Intent to Participate Form available at: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-projects/animal-science-resources/beef/ by January 2, 2018. We appreciate you completing your paperwork early. Please enroll or re-enroll as a 4-H member early, and send your Intent to Participate form to your county office. The earlier we receive your paperwork, the earlier we can begin tagging animals, and avoiding tagging during the winter months.

Cumberland Fair 4-H Horse Show Open to All Counties

Friday, August 25th, 2017
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Saturday September 30th 9:00 A.M. in the Riding Arena of the Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, ME 04021. This show is open to all Maine 4-H members between the ages of 9 and 18, enrolled in the 4-H Horse Project as of April 1st regardless of prior show experience. All horses entering the facilities must be vaccinated for EHV (rhinopneumonitis) and equine influenza within the calender year and have a negative Coggins test. Entries need to be returned by September 1st to Mark Cooper, Superintendent, 81 Chute Road, Windham, Maine 04062. All horse show participants will also need the certificate of MALE insurance. FMI or to enter https://extension.umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/cumberland-county-4-h/4-h-forms-and-registrations/cumberland-fair/.

4-H Dog Show at the Cumberland Fair Open to All Counties

Friday, August 25th, 2017
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Friday September 29th, 3:30 P.M. in the Livestock Show Arena of the Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, ME 04021. This show is open to all Maine 4-H members between the ages of 9 and 18, enrolled in the 4-H Dog Project as of April 1stregardless of prior show experience. Showmanship (Novice through Advanced) and Obedience (Pre-Novice though Graduate Novice) are the primary award winning classes. There will also be a fun obstacle class. All classes are judged using the Danish System and all award winning classes come with a ribbon and premium. Registrations are due to the 4-H Dog Show representative Sara Conant by Monday September 18th. For more information or to find the rules and registration please visit http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/cumberland-county-4-h/cumberland-fair/ or contact Sara Conant at pawsnpalsdogclub@yahoo.com.

Rabbit Showmanship Competition

Friday, August 25th, 2017
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A Rabbit Showmanship Competition will be held on October 6th at 10:00 in the rabbit barn at Fryeburg Fair at 1154 Main Street in Fryeburg. This event is hosted by the rabbit barn and is for all youth. People new to showing rabbits are also welcome; instruction will be provided. For information please email Liz Kenaley at lkenaley@gmail.com. You will need to request a car pass from Liz 2 weeks prior to the event.

Oxford County Fair 4-H Horse Show

Friday, August 25th, 2017
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The Oxford County Fair 4-H Horse Show will be held on opening day, Wednesday September 13th. Registration is at 9:00A.M. at the show ring. The show begins at 10:00. This event is open to 4-H Youth, 4-H Volunteers and 4-H Alumni. There are Stick Horse classes for Cloverbuds and horseless riders of any age. You may pre register or request a class list from Jillian.Pendexter@maine.edu. The fairgrounds are located at 67 Pottle Road in Oxford Maine.