Franklin County 4-H Newsletter, JUNE 2022
Table of Contents
- June 10: 2022 Fryeburg Fair Market Lamb Intent form Due
- June 11 & 12: Oxford County June Jamboree
- June 16: Franklin County Leaders’ Association Meeting 7pm
- June 22-July 27: Adulting 101: Virtual Club
- June 25-July 1: Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)
- June 30: Animal Approval Form due
- July 5-August 5: 4-H Summer Learning Series
- July 22-24: Maine 4-H State Dairy Show, Windsor Fairgrounds
- July 23: Windsor Fair 4-H Working Steer Show
The June Leaders’ Association meeting will be held in person or via zoom. Please bring your questions and ideas! We all look forward to seeing you all at 7:00 p.m. on June 16.
Zoom information will be included in the Agenda for the June meeting.
All enrolled 4-H Volunteers are members of their county Leaders’ Association. Your leadership support is encouraged and vital in deciding the focus of our county 4-H programs.
All volunteers, please keep up to date with the newest COVID information and UMaine guidance on this site.
Congratulations to our Franklin County 4-H Graduates!
In honor of Franklin County’s Graduating Seniors, the Class of 2022. Join us in Congratulating these Seniors and recognize them for their participation in 4-H. Johnathon, Hannah, Lauren, Mason and John combined have 52 years of participation in 4-H.
Hannah M.; Maine Arts Academy graduate, with 9 years of 4-H service
Lauren R.; Oak Hill High School graduate with 12 years of 4-H service
Mason R.; Mt. Blue graduate with 9 years of 4-H Service
Jonathon C.; A Mt. Blue graduate with 9 years of 4-H service.
John Curtis W.; home schooled with 13 years of 4-H service.
Congratulations to John Curtis W., Hannah M., Mason R., Lauren R., and Jonathon C.
4-H Summer Learning Series
After an incredibly successful 4-H Summer Learning Series over the past two years, Maine 4-H will once again offer virtual experiential learning workshops and clubs to youth ages 5-18 from July 5 – August 5, 2022. Planning is still taking place, but topics in previous years have ranged from engineering, art, science, animals & agriculture, food & nutrition, teen leadership, and more.
Early registration will be available to enrolled 4-H’ers on Friday, June 3, 2022 and will open to the public the following Friday, June 10. Help us spread the word to your friends and communities – enrollment in 4-H is not required to participate, this event is open to all! For more information, visit the 4-H Summer Learning Series webpage.
Fryeburg Market Lamb Intent Forms – June 10 Deadline
Youth planning to participate in the market lamb program at Fryeburg Fair need to submit a 2022 Fryeburg Fair Market Lamb Intent to Sell form by June 10th. An online form, as well as a pdf form, can be found at https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/sheep/. The lamb’s tag number and bill of sale must accompany the intent form. Market lambs must be owned and in the possession of the 4-H member by June 1, 2022. Please contact your local Cooperative Extension office with any questions or to obtain a printed copy of the form.
Looking for 4-H Alumni & Members Attending UMaine!
If you are a current or former 4-H member planning to attend UMaine this fall, know of a 4-H member currently attending UMaine, or know of a recent 4-H alumni attending UMaine, read this! Collegiate 4-H is an opportunity for 4-H alumni and college students interested in supporting the mission of 4-H to be involved in 4-H after high school. We are currently exploring starting a Collegiate 4-H Club at UMaine with an anticipated start date for the 2022 fall semester. Simply fill out this short form to let us know if you think you might be interested!
Save the Date for the Maine 4-H State Dairy Show
The Maine 4-H State Dairy show will be July 22nd-24th at the Windsor Fairgrounds. The event is open to all Maine 4-H dairy project members 4-H ages 9 and above. In addition to the 4-H dairy show, the event includes a 4-H dairy fitting contest, grilled cheese contest, and educational workshops. For additional information and a schedule of events please visit extension.umaine.edu/4h/maine-4-h-state-dairy-show/.
Upcoming 4-H Working Steer Events:
Save the date for upcoming 4-H working steer shows! In order to qualify and be a part of the Maine ESE Working Steer Team, you must attend two of the three tryouts. The tryout events are:
- Saturday, July 9th at Ossipee Valley Fair
- Saturday, July 23rd at Windsor Fairgrounds
- Thursday, August 11th at Skowhegan Fair
For more information on upcoming 4-H working steer events and the Maine ESE Working Steer Team, please visit extension.umaine.edu/4h/working-steer/ or contact Sadee Mehuren at 207.342.5971 or email@example.com.
Adulting 101: 4-H Virtual Club
Are you a teen worried about impending adulthood? Do you want to know how to find answers to your questions about money, jobs, and roommates? Consider joining the Adulting 101 SPIN Club! Over the course of six meetings, we will learn some basic adult skills, including how to manage stress, interview for a job, and take advantage of existing resources in your community. Each week will cover a different topic: life/work balance and stress management; saving, spending, and credit; nutrition on a budget; resumes and interviews; rent and roommates; and a topic chosen by the participants! Access to a computer is required for participants, a smartphone won’t be sufficient.
Youth ages 13 – 18 need to register by June 6, 2022 for this club which will meet via Zoom on Wednesdays June 22 – July 27 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.
Animal Science Health, Nutrition, and Parasite Prevention Panel
Join us at the Magic Lantern Innovation Lab, 9 Depot Street Bridgton, on July 9th, at 10:00 am for a free workshop. Learn from a panel of veterinarians and nutrition experts on the health and wellness of animals. From your dog and backyard goats to poultry and large livestock. Don McLean, DVM and Paul G. Rudenberg, DVM will provide information followed by a question and answer session to help you keep your animals safe and well. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Maine 4-H Foundation Summer Camp Scholarships
The Maine 4-H Foundation has a limited number of scholarships for 4-H members for Blueberry Cove, Bryant Pond, Greenland Point, and Tanglewood. These scholarships are applied by the camp when you register and pay the deposit for camp. Scholarships are available from $50 to $200 depending on the camp expenses and needs.
Summer Camp Opportunities
Visit the Summer University Youth Programs’ Youth Summer Camps page to learn about a huge variety of camp experiences available to youth. From our traditional 4-H Camp and Learning Centers, to camps that focus on Academics, Art, Music, or Sports – there is something for everyone.
Maine 4-H Virtual Learning Hub
Maine 4-H VirtualLearning is a hands-on, virtual learning program for youth ages 5-18. Workshops will be organized by age and topic. Topics include engineering, science, animals and agriculture, teen leadership, and more.Workshops will range from single-time events to short-term programs (typically four to six sessions). Participants will engage in hands-on activities, interact with other 4-Hers, and be positive adult role models.No prior experience with 4-H is required to participate. This is a great way for those who are interested to learn more about 4-H.
- Check out the upcoming 4-H VirtualLearning Programs we have planned in the coming months: Visit the Upcoming Events: Statewide Virtual Offerings for 2021-2022 page.
- Learnwhich virtual event registrations are open: Visit the Open Registrations page.
- Interested in becoming a Volunteer Presenter? Visit the Become a Volunteer Presenter pagefor more information and to complete an interest form.
Read what 4-H Parents, Youth, and Teachers have to say about these 4-H Virtual Learning offerings: Visit the 4-H Parents, Youth, Teachers: Stories and Testimonials page.
EFNEP Recipe of the Month: Massaged Kale Salad!
Summer is finally here! School is out, and it’s time to gear up for picnics, barbecues, and cookouts. For this month’s EFNEP Recipe of the Month we have a delicious Massaged Kale Salad recipe that is the perfect side dish for any occasion. When you massage the kale, it becomes tender and aromatic. You can even change up the fruit with whatever is in season. Even the youngest family members can help with this recipe by massaging the kale! For more delicious recipes, check out our UMaine EFNEP Mainely Dish Video Series. By Debbie Barnett (EFNEP CEA in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, and Waldo counties – email@example.com).
Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) offers FREE nutrition education classes to income-eligible adults with children, or young adults 19-25 years old, and if you are eligible for programs such as SNAP, WIC, or Head Start. Find out more online.