All animal entries for the 4-H show at the Fonda Fair must be postmarked by August 1st or brought into the 4-H office in Fonda by the end of the day on Monday, August 3rd. Call the office with any questions.
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The September - October 4-H Clover Newsletter is now available! Lots of important info about enrollment, programs, and fair results. Check it out here:
The 2014 Premium Book is now available! There are many new updates, including the new non-animal pre-entry form. This year both animal and non-animal classes are located in the same book. All additional forms, (Snack Bar sign-up, teen leaders, teen superintendents, etc.), are included at the end of the book as well. Contact the CCE FM office at 673-5525 if you have any questions!
The 2014 Cloverbud Handbook is now available, find information about entering your exhibits at the Fonda Fair. Included in the handbook is a pre-entry sheet for all animal and non-animal classes. In addition, an adult Snack Bar and Building helper sheet is included. Animal entries are due August 1st and Non-animal/special exhibits and sign-ups are due August 15th.
Reminder that horse certificates are due to the office by June 1st to be eligible to show at the Fair and shows coming up. A horses rabies and coggins must also be included with the horse certificate. Animal Certificates for non-owned or non registered beef, swine, dairy, goat and sheep are also due to the office by June 1st. The certificates are available on the right side of 4-H youth development webpage or you can contact the 4-H office.
Are you looking to get a rabbit of your own? Would you like to learn about basic care of rabbits, nutrition, diseases, showmanship, judging and much more? Or are you interested in getting involved in the 4-H rabbit program? The Fulton/Montgomery County 4-H program is hosting a rabbit workshop on June 8th from 10:30am-5:00 pm at the Fonda Fairgrounds. This informational workshop is for all levels of participants both youth and adult. The workshop is $8 for 4-Hers/volunteers and $10 for non-4-Hers/volunteers which includes lunch.
Register by June 4th to the Fulton/Montgomery 4-H Office. View the attached registration form for more information.
The Fulton/Montgomery County 4-H program is hosting a 4-H Dairy Day workshop for 4-H youth on July 16th from 8:45am-4:00pm at the Fonda Fairgrounds. There is no fee for this workshop but you must bring your own bagged lunch and drink. Topics include:
- Healthy Feed Rations (Ed Varnam)
- Feed Storage: (Ed Varnam)
- Calf Housing & Management (Gary Moore)
- Hoof Care & Management: (Charles Biche)
- Calving (Jill Greisman)
Sign-up by July 9th by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Contact Jake Pamkowski at email@example.com or call 518-673-5525.