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Events, important dates, and information relating to Montcalm County 4-H
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Don't miss out on this FUN upcoming workshop! Perfect timing to create Christmas gifts. Please RSVP.
Want to take part in a really fun Christmas parade? Meet Brad Heft on December 6th at 5:30 by the Chamber of Commerce Building in downtown Greenville and represent 4-H!
Happy Retirement, Bonnie Johnson Havlicek! I know we will still see you at 4-H events, but you will be missed here in the office! 😢
Don't forget! Participation fees are due December 1st (we will accept them on the 2nd since the first is on Sunday). This includes your online enrollment and payment.
We are in need of a space to have a Spa Make and Take workshop in December. If you know a space that is available, please let us know! We would like to schedule as soon as possible. This will be a fun workshop for kids to make things they can give for Christmas.
Thank you to all who participated in the food drive. We were able to collect 443 items that were given to the Trinity Church food pantry.
And Congrats to The Rebel Clovers 4-H Club for being the club that helped out by bringing in the most items and winning an ice cream party for their club.
4-H members, families and friends are invited to the Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Dec. 15 at Ford Field. With a special group offer, you can cheer on the Lions while supporting Michigan 4-H! For every ticket purchased, $10 goes back to your county's 4-H program: https://www.detroitlions.com/tickets/partners/4-h
Here is a potential scholarship opportunity for seniors or those already in college/trade school. https://www.morningagclips.com/scholarships-open-students-minds-to-careers-in-ag/
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November 2019 4-H Newsletter
MCC's ag program is in need of a small piglet or pot bellied pig for a presentation on November 14th at noon. If you have a pig they could use, please contact Michelle Gibson (MCC AG Science Instructor) at 616-302-1489. They would need it from 11:30 to 12:30 and are willing to pick it up or feed you if you bring it. Lets try to help our partner out!
Save the date for Winterfest!! An opportunity for youth ages 8-12 to stay overnight at Kettunen Center. Registration will open early December and fills within the day.
Don't miss the 2020 #MI4H State Rabbit & Cavy Show! This is a one day event, don’t miss out on the fun. Learn how to participate: https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=AEDCC5A4A8496768D608615A89EED8795911BD2A66E58E07B078A5042487B214
Check out this cool club opportunity!
Please note: The Montcalm MSU Extension office will be CLOSED on Monday (10/28), Tuesday (10/29), & Wednesday (10/30) while all staff is at a work conference. We will be returning on 10/31. If you need to drop off paperwork, please use the LOCKED drop box on the East side of our office (Tarin & myself are the only ones who have a key to this box). We apologize if this is an inconvenience to anyone.
MSU Athletics is pleased to offer Michigan 4-H families free tickets to an upcoming Spartan Volleyball game. 4-H families may request up to four free tickets for Sunday’s game to be held at the Jenison Field House on the campus of MSU in East Lansing. The game will take place on October 27 at 12 p.m. Reserve tickets here to watch MSU Women’s Volleyball vs. Minnesota. https://offer.fevo.com/minnesota-spartan-volleyball-kvdq48y-75ed81b?fevoUri=minnesota-spartan-volleyball-kvdq48y-75ed81b%2F
The conservation district is looking for volunteer helpers! Please call and let Dixie know if you can help on Saturday.
The Montcalm Solid Waste Committee is offering
this one day event on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the
Road Commission for Montcalm County, 619 West Main Street, Stanton, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Please see the flyer for details!
MSU Extension - Montcalm
Don't forget to join us today for some fun!
Sunday was a great day of celebration for all the accomplishments over the last year. I have attached a list of all that were recognized. If you see your name on the list and were not in attendance at the banquet, we probably have something at the office for you. Congratulations to everyone!
Also, a white bowl and serving spoon were left at the banquet and contained some squash. If your brought squash and forgot your bowl, please reach out, we have it here at the office.
Do you know an outstanding dairy farmer who is also committed to strengthening the Michigan dairy industry and their surrounding communities? Nominate them for the MSU Dairy Farmer of the Year Award by November 1! https://www.canr.msu.edu/…/michigan-state-seeks-2020-dairy-…
Do you know an outstanding dairy farmer who is also committed to strengthening the Michigan dairy industry and their surrounding communities? Nominate them for the MSU Dairy Farmer of the Year Award by November 1! https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/michigan-state-seeks-2020-dairy-farmer-of-the-year-nominations
The bake-off was a success last weekend with 38 participants and many more entries. Congratulations to all our winners!
Don't forget to purchase your paper clovers. The campaign started today.
Michigan 4-H Foundation
Today is #National4HWeek Spirit Day! Celebrate by wearing green or the 4-H clover & share your pictures with us using #InspireKidstoDo and #MI4H.
We are on week 2 of this 5-week food drive. Points are counted weekly. If you want to win an ice cream party for your club, make sure that you get your non-perishable food items to the MSUE office.
Montcalm County 4-H October Newsletter
Last night was our first YOUTH-led Livestock Committee meeting and it was very successful. Our next meeting is November 10th at 5 p.m. Please join us!
We are honored to have been presented $5,000 from JC Penney in Greenville on Saturday. If you shop there and participate in their "round up" program at the register, you helped to fund this gift. Thank you to all who made this possible! We are excited to expand our programming opportunities with these funds.
Montcalm County 4-H will be receiving a $5,000 grant tomorrow from the JC Penney store in Greenville. The store asked us to invite anyone who would like to come at 11a.m. There will be a small presentation and some photos. Please join us!
Join 4-H for a day at the Detroit Lions. Tickets available here: https://www.detroitlions.com/tickets/partners/4-h
Please note: The Montcalm Extension Office will be closing by 3:00 p.m. today and will remain closed all day on Thursday, September 26th, for mandatory all-staff training. Will will re-open for normal business hours on Friday the 27th.
Help your 4-H Club win an ice-cream party by donating!
Support the Montcalm County 4-H Dog Group and bring your dog for some fun and exercise!
Please remember to use caution at outdoor events ...
LANSING — Testing at the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently identified Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in one animal each in Calhoun, Jackson and Montcalm counties.
For any of your clubs that are looking for an art project or community service project.
Please share with school groups, community groups and church groups!
Brad Heft will have the 4-H Float at the Howard City Harvest Festival parade and is looking for volunteers to walk and pass out goodies. He would like any volunteers to meet him at 12:30 this Saturday, September 21, at McNaughton Elementary. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Please comment below if you are able to help.
An opportunity for anyone interested in stamps.
Just a reminder the deadline to register for the bake-off is SUNDAY!! Check out the link found here to register: https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/montcalm-county-bake-off
Check out this cool opportunity!
Registration ends TODAY! Call the office before 4 p.m. to sign up. 989-831-7500.
Here is an exciting opportunity!
Montcalm County Fairgrounds and Events
Come enjoy dinner and vote for your fairboard members!
The Montcalm County Fair Association Annual Meeting Is October 24, 2019 @ The Ash Building. Dinner (potluck) at 6pm, meeting at 7pm.
Meat and table service provided.
***Association Membership dues must be paid by September 24 to vote at the annual meeting.
Spread the word, a dog show is happening next weekend.
Montcalm County 4-H September 2019 Newsletter
Today is the deadline for county medal and certificate applications, award nominations, and council member nominations. Don't forget to email them or drop them off! If nothing else, take a second to nominate someone you know for an award.
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