Waldo County 4-H Newsletter – July 2022

Upcoming Dates:

07/09: Animal Science Health, Nutrition, and Parasite Prevention Panel

07/09, 7/23, 8/11: 4-H Working Steer Events

07/22-07/24: Maine 4-H Dairy Show

Waldo County 4-H News:

2022 Maine Ag Fairs Schedule

Fair season will be here before we know it. Make sure that you have the up to date for dates for 2022 by visiting the Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs website at www.mainefairs.org.

State 4-H News:

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. 

Registration is now open! For more information and to register, visit the 4-H Summer Learning Series webpage at extension.umaine.edu/4h/4-h-summer-learning/.

Fridays on the Farm is Back!

You are invited to join Maine 4-H staff for Fridays on the Farm, a series of hands-on learning experiences for Maine teens. In this series of farm tours, participants will explore possible careers in agriculture, learn about the Maine Food System, and practice real-life farm skills.  Participants may join one, or all of the farm visits. 4-H enrollment is not a requirement for participation, so share this opportunity with your friends! All youth ages 12-18 are welcome to participate. For more information on the available farm tours, or to register visit the website at extension.umaine.edu/4h/youth/ag-leadership/fridays-on-the-farm-registration/.

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  sadee.mehuren@maine.edu.

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 susan.jennings@maine.edu for more information.

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!

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) combined logos

Frozen Strawberry SandwichesEFNEP Recipe of the Month: Frozen Strawberry Sandwiches

It’s summer in Maine, and whether you are at the lake, the mountains, camping, or enjoying time in your own backyard, there is nothing better than barbecue. Nothing tastes quite as good as a burger cooked on a grill or some amazing crispy chicken. Do you need a quick, refreshing dessert after a day out barbequing? Our Frozen Strawberry Sandwiches are an amazing treat to finish off that BBQ! The recipe can be found at extension.umaine.edu/4h/2022/07/01/efnep-recipe-of-the-month-frozen-strawberry-sandwiches/.

Frozen Strawberry Sandwiches

Makes 12 servings | Serving size: 1 sandwich

Ingredients Needed:

1½ cups strawberries, fresh or frozen
¾ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
12 graham crackers


1. Mash strawberries using a fork or potato masher. (If using frozen strawberries, partially thaw before mashing.)
2. Combine strawberries and yogurt in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
3. Snap each graham cracker in half.
4. Place a well-rounded tablespoon of the strawberry mixture on one cracker. Place another cracker on top to create a sandwich. Repeat to make 12 sandwiches.
5. Wrap each in plastic wrap, waxed paper, or a sandwich bag.
6. Put wrapped sandwiches on a flat surface in the freezer. Freeze for 2 to 4 hours.

Serving size 1 sandwich (39g)|Servings per container 12

Calories 35|Total Fat: 0.5g|Saturated Fat: 0g|Trans Fat: 0g|Cholesterol: 0mg|Sodium: 25mg
Total Carbohydrate: 7g|Dietary Fiber: 0g|Total Sugars: 4g|Added Sugars: 0g|Protein: 1g
Vitamin D: 0mg|Calcium: 22mg|Iron: 0mg|Potassium: 38mg

For more delicious recipes, check out our UMaine EFNEP Mainely Dish Video Series at extension.umaine.edu/food-health/efnep/recipe-video-series/.By Debbie Barnett (EFNEP CEA in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, and Waldo counties – deborah.barnett@maine.edu).

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 at extension.umaine.edu/4h/2022/02/28/expanded-food-nutrition-education-program-efnep/.