Delaware 4-H Animal Science Calendar for 2019-2020
The calendar of statewide animal science related events and deadlines is available on the State 4-H Animal Science webpage. Tagging dates, camps, trainings, contests and more are listed. To download your copy please visit:
For a listing of equine events only:
Delaware Equine Council Foundation Scholarship- $1500
- Must be a U.S. citizen and a Delaware resident or Delaware Equine Council member. ($10.00 to become an individual member)
- Must be enrolled and in good standing in an agriculture, equine, veterinary or vet tech program in the United States.
- Must submit a typewritten 400-word essay :
“How I plan to use this course of study to further the equine or agriculture industry.”
- Must complete a typed application and include a transcript of a minimum of one full semester’s grades from an accredited college or university.
All awards are given without discrimination as to race, sex, or creed. All awards are given without discrimination as to race, sex, or creed. Application postmark deadline is January 31, 2020. Winners will be notified in February and awarded at the scholarship dinner on the evening of March 14, 2020 at the Harrington Moose Lodge. To download the application or for more details please visit:https://delawareequinecouncil.org/scholarships.php
Delaware 4-H Horse Bowl
The Delaware 4-H Horse Bowl will be held on March 14, 2020 at Lake Forest North Elementary. Divisions are available for Ages 8-10, 11-13, and 14-19 as of January 1 of the 2020 4-H year.
Questions may come from:
- 4-H Horse Manuals(blue cover 2015 version):
“Giddy Up and Go”, “Head, Heart and Hooves”, “Stable Relationships”,
“Riding the Range,” “Jumping to New Heights,” “Horse Project Helper’s Guide.,”
and 4-H Horse curriculum corrections found on-line at www.n4hccs.org.
- In addition to the 4-H Horse Project manuals:
Age 8-10: Horse Care for Kids, by Cherry Hill
Age 11-13: Your Horse, a step-by-step guide to horse ownership, by Judy Chapple (and age 8-10 material).
Horses and Horsemanship – by Ray Antoniewicz, National 4-H Council-
Age 14 and older: Storey’s Horse-Lover’s Encyclopedia, edited by Deborah Burns (and age 8-10 and 11-13 material).
Horse Science- by Ray Antoniewicz, National 4-H Council
Complete contest rules and guidelines will be posted on the State 4-H Animal Science page. A copy of the entry form is included in this blog. The 2020 Horse Bowl entry deadline is February 14, 2020.
Delaware Ag Week
Delaware Ag Week programs, along with an agricultural trade show and exhibits by the First State Antique Tractor Club, are being held January 13-16, 2020 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, Delaware. Sessions focused on beef cattle production, small ruminants and hay and pasture are among the events being held. For the complete schedule of events and individual session schedules please visit http://sites.udel.edu/delawareagweek/
Delaware Ag Week Seminar for Beef Cattle Producers
January 13, 2020- 6:00-9:00 pm, Exhibit Hall Board Room
6:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m. “The Basics of Beef Quality Assurance on Your Farm” Courtney Gray, Pennsylvania Beef Council
6:30 p.m. DINNER- Burger Bar- Sponsored by the Delaware Beef Advisory Board
7:00 p.m.—8:15 p.m. “Understanding the Importance of Beef Quality Assurance for Producers and Consumers” Chase DeCoite, NCBA, Director—Beef Quality Assurance
8:15 p.m.—8:45 p.m. “Animal Disease Traceability” Dr. Karen Lopez, Delaware Deputy State Veterinarian, Delaware Department of Agriculture
Please RSVP by January 4 to Dan Severson or call (302) 831-2506 if you plan on attending so we can make the necessary arrangements for food and materials.
Delmarva Pasture and Hay Conference
MD/DE Forage Council, Commodities Building, January 14, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.- Welcome and Housekeeping Details– Dan Severson, University of Delaware Extension Agriculture Agent
9:15 a.m.—10:00 a.m. “Weed Control and What Are We Missing?” Dr. Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Science Specialist and Quintin Johnson, Extension Weed Science Associate, University of Delaware
10:00 a.m.—10:45 a.m. “Soil Health in Grazing Systems” Brian Campbell, Grazing Specialist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
10:45 a.m. Break/visit with Exhibitors
11:00 a.m.—11:45 a.m. “Making the Most of Adaptive Grazing in Building a Productive Pasture-Based Livestock System” Matt Poore, Animal Science Department Extension Leader and Ruminant Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University
11:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m. “Words from the Maryland-Delaware Forage Council” Dr. Jarrod Miller, President, MDFC, and Extension Agronomy Specialist, University of Delaware
12:00 p.m. LUNCH IN DOVER BUILDING
Session Summary: DE Pesticide Certification Credits: 1.0 MD Pesticide Certification Credits: 2.0
DE Nutrient Management Credits: 1.5 MD Nutrient Management Credits: 2.0
Certified Crop Advisor Credits: PM: 0.5, SW: 0.5 CM: 0.5
1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. “Building a Balanced and Resilient Forage System Using Perennials and Annuals”
Matt Poore, Animal Science Department Extension Leader and Ruminant Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University
2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. “Putting the Punch Back in Your Pastures With Pasture Renovation”
Amanda Grev, Pasture Management Extension Specialist, University of Maryland
3:00 p.m. ADJOURN
Session Summary: DE Pesticide Certification Credits: 1.0 MD Pesticide Certification Credits: 0
DE Nutrient Management Credits: 2.0 MD Nutrient Management Credits: 2.0
Certified Crop Advisor Credits: CM:2.0
Small Ruminant Program
January 14, 2020- 6:00-9:00 pm, Exhibit Hall Board Room
6:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m. “Past and Future Plans of the Small Ruminant Program” Delaware Small Ruminant Team (Dr. Kwame Matthews, Daniel Severson and Susan Garey)
6:30 p.m. DINNER Sponsored by Steve Breeding, Shepherd’s Hope Farm
7:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m. “Animal Disease Traceability in Small Ruminants” Dr. Karen Lopez, Delaware Deputy State Veterinarian, Delaware Department of Agriculture
7:30 p.m.—9:00 p.m. “Animal Husbandry, Regulation and Marketing of Sheep Dairy and Cheese Production” Michael and Colleen Histon, Shepherds Manor Creamery
9:00 p.m. QUESTIONS/ADJOURN
Please RSVP by January 3, 2020 to Dr. Kwame Matthews at email@example.com or 302-857-6540 if you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly for meals, materials and accommodating any special needs.
Session Summary: DE Pesticide Certification Credits: 0 MD Pesticide Certification Credits: 0
DE Nutrient Management Credits: 0 MD Nutrient Management Credits: 0
Certified Crop Advisor Credits: 0