Carroll County 4-H Forecast

Carroll County 4-H Federation June Meeting

By Zoe Fredericks
Carroll Co. 4-H Federation Reporter

The Carroll County 4-H Federation met in June. There were several things that needed to be discussed and voted on for the rest of the year and the upcoming fair.

It was decided on to do a penny war as a community service project. All officers and ambassadors are to place a container at the 4-H office to collect pennies. The containers will also be at the 4-H Fair building during Carroll County Fair/4-H Fair week, Aug. 5-12.

The money collected will go to the children’s section of the American Cancer Society. The 4-H’er with the most pennies and the least pennies will get a pie in the face on Thursday night, Aug. 10, before the Ag Olympics. Please save your pennies and stop by the 4-H office or 4-H Fair Building to put in cans.

Plans for the new 4-H year include participating in the Shannon Homecoming Parade on Monday, Sept. 4, a Corn maze in October, Achievement Day in November, making spring cards at Good Samaritan Nursing Home-Mount Carroll in February, Public Speaking & Livestock contests in March and going to a trampoline park in April.

4-H Ambassadors for 2017-2018 are Natalie Wilkinson, Chadwick; Katie Hoffman, Savanna, Izzy Fredericks, Mount Carroll and Adam Rath, Mount Carroll. 4-H Federation Officers will be President Katie Hoffman, Vice President and Secretary Natalie Wilkinson, and Treasurer Izzy Fredericks.

For more information, email Leanne Rahn at lrahn@illinois.edu or contact the Carroll County University of Illinois Extension Office at 244-9444.

Carroll County 4-H Horse Workshop

By Olivia Charles
Carroll Co. Kids 4-H Club Reporter

A fun learning opportunity is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, at the 4-H Horse arena at the Milledgeville Fairgrounds.

The focus of the workshop will be working on whatever 4-H’ers need help with to get ready for the 4-H Show, the week of Aug. 5-12. Bring your questions about showmanship, riding English Pleasure & Equitation, Western Pleasure & Equitation, etc. All participants must be saddled and ready to go by 6:30 p.m.

This workshop is open to all 4-H’ers. There is no cost to attend.

For more information, email Leanne Rahn at lrahn@illinois.edu or contact the Carroll County University of Illinois Extension Office at 244-9444.

CARROLL COUNTY 4-H CLOTHING JUDGING

By Leanne Rahn
Carroll County Program Coordinator, 4-H & Youth

Thursday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m. will be the Carroll County 4-H Clothing Judging and Style Show for all county 4-H’ers enrolled in Clothing, Knitting, Crocheting and Tape It & Wear It projects. The event will be held at the 4-H exhibit building at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

4-H’ers with projects to be judged, need to have their projects checked in at 6-6:15 p.m.

Following judging, there will be a style show and dress revue. The public is welcome to attend.

The clothing project members will also present a style show on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. in the Hospitality Tent at the Carroll Co. Fairgrounds. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information, email Leanne Rahn at lrahn@illinois.edu or contact the Carroll County University of Illinois Extension Office at 244-9444.

CARROLL COUNTY 4-H FAIR

Everyone is invited out to the Milledgeville Fairgrounds to see what the 4-H’ers are doing and their accomplishments Aug. 5-12 during the Carroll County 4-H Fair.

4-H’ers have been working all year on their projects for the climatic moment of having them judged at the 4-H Fair. Schedule for 4-H Fair week is:

Thursday, Aug. 3, in the 4-H Building, 6:30 p.m. Clothing Judging followed by Style Show.

Saturday, Aug. 5, in the 4-H Building – 9:00 a.m. general projects, foods and Cloverbud judging. 4-H exhibits can be found in the 4-H Exhibit Building across from the Hospitality Tent. 2:00 p.m. Style show in the Pavilion – open to the public; followed by crowning of the 2017-2018 4-H Ambassadors; followed by Champion award presentation; followed by State Fair meeting.

Sunday, Aug. 6 – 3:30 p.m. Poultry Judging in the Poultry Barn; 5:00 7:00 p.m. the 4-H and Carroll Co. Livestock Feeders Assoc. will have a hamburger meal deal for sale in the 4-H Building. The meal deal will be $5.00 for a hamburger, chips, cookie bar and bottle of water. Come visit our building and see our 4-H exhibits, Master Gardener display and silent auction baskets.

Monday, Aug. 7 – 8:00 a.m. Beef Breeding Judging, Beef Bucket Calf, Beef Feeding, Beef Carcass Class
9:30 a.m. Cat Judging – Pavilion
11:00 a.m. Rabbit judging
12:30 p.m. Sheep Judging
1:30 p.m. Goat Judging
3:30 p.m. Swine judging – east end of Poultry Barn
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Sandwich Supper for swine families & Livestock Auction bidders.
7:00 p.m. Livestock & Small Animal Auction – swine show ring

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m. Horse & pony judging – 4-H Horse Arena (Rain date is Friday, Aug. 11)

Thursday, Aug. 10, 9:00 a.m. Dairy Judging – Dairy Ring
4:00 p.m. Registration for Ag Olympics – grandstand stage
4:3-6:30 p.m. Ag Olympics – grandstand
Saturday, Aug. 12, 7:00-8:00 p.m. All exhibits are released.

And of course a visit to the 4-H Fair would not be complete without an ice cream treat from the 4-H Federation ice cream stand. The ice cream stand is located under the grandstand, and will be offering soft serve ice cream, sundaes and flurries.
So, come one, come all, to the 2017 4-H Fair and see what our 4-H county youth are doing!

CARROLL COUNTY 4-H TO HOLD SET-UP NIGHT

The Carroll County 4-H will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 6:00 p.m., to sweep out the 4-H exhibit building, set-up the risers, and get the rest of the building and the ice cream stand ready for fair week.

This will be a clean-up and set-up night for all 4-H’ers and 4-H families to get ready for the 4-H Fair.

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Please bring push brooms, hammers, rags, buckets, cleaning supplies, a ladder to hang the banners, cordless drill, etc. Everyone’s help is appreciated. Pizza and drink will be furnished by the 4-H Federation for all workers.

For more information, email Leanne Rahn at lrahn@illinois.edu or contact the Carroll County University of Illinois Extension Office at 244-9444.

Carroll County 4-H Livestock & Small Animal Auction

The Carroll County 4-H Livestock & Small Animal Auction, sponsored by the Carroll County 4-H Foundation, will be held on MONDAY, Aug. 7, at 7:00 p.m. at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Milledgeville. We will be located in the east end of the Poultry Barn. 4-H’ers will be selling steers, poultry, hogs, rabbits, goats and dairy basket.

Also for sale this year, will be a few baked goods by the Carroll County 4-H Foundation.

If you can’t make it to the auction, be sure to listen to WCCI 100.3 FM. They will be broadcasting live.

Public Auction Services of Polo will be conducting the auction with auctioneer Lenny Bryson.

For more information contact Leanne Rahn at the Carroll County Extension Office at 815-244-9444 or lrahn@illinois.edu, Jim Ruter or Brian Witt.

Carroll County 4-H To Hold Silent Auction

A silent auction will be held in the 4-H Building during the Carroll County Fair Aug. 8-12 at the Milledgeville Fairgrounds. Ten different theme baskets will be available for bids. They are: Barn Quilt, Get Lucky!, Running Start For School, Eat Out on Us, Off to College, Campfire, Scentsy Basket, Tastefully Simple, Back to School, plus many more.

Silent auction bids will be taken up to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 in the 4-H Building. Lucky bidders can pick up their basket between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. that night.

All proceeds from the auction will go to the Carroll County 4-H Federation. It will be used for educational programs, scholarships to leadership conferences, 4-H promotion and much more during the 4-H year. So don’t forget to come out and bid!

We look forward to seeing you during fair week!

For more information, email Leanne Rahn at lrahn@illinois.edu or contact the Carroll County University of Illinois Extension Office at 244-9444.

Children’s Farm at the Carroll County Fair

The ever popular Children’s Farm will be returning to the Carroll County Fair this year sponsored by the Carroll County 4-H, Carroll County Farm Bureau and Paula Adams Animal Display.

The Farm will be open Wednesday, Aug. 9 thru Saturday, Aug. 12 during the following hours. Wednesday will be 12:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., Friday 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Children will have the opportunity to see and pet traditional farm animals and learn about them – what they eat, how big they get, what we use them for. They will also get to do six different farm chores such as picking apples, milking a cow, finding a needle in a hay stack, digging for potatoes, gathering eggs and scooping manure. After chores are completed everyone gets to take home a fun pack of prizes and information.

The Children’s Farm will be located right next to the 4-H Building. Be sure to stop by and see what’s happening down on the farm.
For more information, email Leanne Rahn at lrahn@illinois.edu or contact the Carroll County University of Illinois Extension Office at 244-9444.

4-H SUPPER AT FAIRGROUNDS

If you’re coming out to the Carroll Co. Fairgrounds in Milledgeville on Sunday night Aug. 6, be sure to stop by the 4-H Building to look at the 4-H projects and to have a bite to eat. The Carroll County 4-H and Carroll County Livestock Feeders Association members will be selling hamburger meal deals from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The sandwich meal consists of a hamburger, chips, bar cookie and bottle of water for only $5.00.

So come out to the fairgrounds, pull up to the 4-H building, take a leisurely stroll through the building to see the projects, look over the fabulous silent auction baskets and have a good meal to top off your night.

For more information, email Leanne Rahn at lrahn@illinois.edu or contact the Carroll County University of Illinois Extension Office at 244-9444.

Ag Olympics & Lil Ag Olympics Events to be Held at Carroll County Fair

The Carroll County 4-H Program and the Carroll County Farm Bureau Young Leaders will be hosting an “Ag Olympics ‘17” at the Carroll Co. Fair on Thursday night Aug. 10 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in front on the grandstand. Check-in will be at 4:00 p.m.

Teams will play a maximum of 6 zany games each. Games may be wet and messy, so participants are encouraged to dress for a mess! Each game will be a timed event. The top three teams in each age division will be awarded a prize.

Age divisions are 8-11 yr olds; 12-14 yr olds; 15-19 yr olds and 20 yr olds & up. Each team is made up of four individuals. The age of the oldest team member determines the team’s age division. Lil Ag Olympics is for 5-7 year olds. No participation fee. There will be a few activities, where they will compete against other participants in this age group.

Registrations are due to the Farm Bureau or Carroll Co. Extension Office by July 31. Registration forms can be picked up at either office, can be found in the Carroll County fair book, 4-H fair book and on line at the county fair and Extension websites. Participation fee is $10 per team.

For more information, email Leanne Rahn at lrahn@illinois.edu or contact the Carroll County University of Illinois Extension Office at 244-9444.

Carroll County 4-H Ambassadors Service Project

The Ambassadors will be collecting pennies for the American Cancer Society Children’s Fund. Each 4-H Ambassador and Federation Officer has made a collection penny can. The 4-H’er that collects the most and the least amount will get a pie in the face before the Ag Olympics during the Carroll Co. Fair.

Penny cans are at the Carroll County Extension Office and then will be at the 4-H Fair Building during 4-H Fair week Aug. 6-12. Your support for this project would be greatly appreciated! Start saving your pennies and help a 4-H get “pied”!

University of Illinois Extension is committed to providing residents in Carroll, Lee and Whiteside counties with high quality education services and programs focusing on agriculture, parenting, community and economic development, horticulture and youth development.

To learn more, visit us on the web or call 815-632-3611.

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