Final Pork Quality Assurance Classroom Training June 6th
The final opportunity for PQA classroom training to obtain a certification to show a market hog during the 2016 Delaware State Fair is June 6th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Kent County Extension Office. To register or for more information, please contact Susan Garey at (302)730-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Harness Racing Camp Coming June 17-21, 2017-Limited Spots Remain!
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation, Harrington Raceway and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension are pleased to be partnering once again to hold a 5 day-4 night harness racing camp for youth ages 12-14. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. Harness racing camp gives youth an opportunity to experience working with, caring for and driving harness racing ponies while interacting with industry professionals and learning to work together. Camp will begin on Saturday morning, June 17 and end on Wednesday evening, June 21. That evening, Harrington Raceway will feature campers participating in televised races on Harrington’s track with well-known drivers as their racing partners.
Campers will reside in the state police barracks on the Delaware State Fairgrounds for the duration of the camp. The camp fee is $150 per participant which includes all meals and camp expenses. Camp attendance is limited in order to provide proper supervision for this intensive and fun learning experience! Camp applications can be found at: https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/23111531/2017-Harness-Racing-Camp-Application.pdf For more information please visit www.hhyf.org
Delaware Cow Camp 2017- Registrations Due June 9th
Youth and adult dairy volunteers are beginning to plan for Cow Camp 2016 which will be held on Saturday, July 1st and Sunday July2nd at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. The day will begin with registration at 9:30 am. Participants should bring their own calf if they have one. If a child wishes to participate and does not have access to a calf, one can be provided for them. The schedule will provide ample opportunities for great hands on learning experiences as well as time for socializing and fun. Activities will be scheduled throughout the camp to give participants experiences with fitting and showmanship as well as an introduction to some dairy science related topics.
Participants of all skill levels are welcome. Campers and their calves will work in small groups, each led by a former Cow Camp Champ. There will be time for fitting of individual animals and showmanship practice. These activities will be age and experience appropriate with some doing more clipping and others just giving it a try.
Participants should bring a bag lunch for Saturday. Dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday are included in the registration fee. Participants are not required to stay overnight if they do not wish to. Saturday’s planned activities include a small show and will conclude with a family picnic. Please indicate on your registration form how many family members will be attending the Sunday picnic so we can plan accordingly.
A current 4-H Health/Code of Conduct Form is required for participation. If you are enrolled in 4-H through 4-H Online, there is no need to send an additional health form. If you are an FFA member or junior dairy exhibitor you must fill out and submit a 4-H Health and Code of Conduct Form. Cloverbuds are welcome to participate; however, an adult needs to attend with them. Any parent wishing to stay overnight with their child must have completed the Delaware 4-H volunteer screening process.
Registration forms and the $15.00 registration fee are due by June 9th. Please make checks payable to the Delaware Holstein Association. Please mail registration form, Health Form, and fee to Cow Camp, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover, DE 19901. For more information, please contact Susan Garey email@example.com or (302)730-4000. Additional funding for this activity is being provided by a grant from the Chuck Busker Endowment with the Delaware 4-H Foundation and the Delaware Holstein Association. Once you have registered, additional information will be provided.
2017 Cow Camp Registration Form – DEADLINE June 9th.
Child’s Name____________________________ Age ____ Phone number_________________
Mailing Address______________________________ City/Zip __________________________
Please indicate T-Shirt Size: __Youth S __Youth M __Adult S __Adult M __Adult L __
Adult XL __Adult 2XL
I will be bringing a calf _______ I need a calf _______ Email:__________________________
Number attending covered dish picnic_____ Staying overnight? _______Y _______ N
Is there anything we should be aware of about your child that is not covered on the 4-H Health Form?
PLEASE INCLUDE THIS FORM, $15, AND HEALTH/CODE OF CONDUCT FORM (IF YOU ARE NOT ENROLLED IN 4-H) TO:
69 TRANSPORTATION CIRCLE
DOVER, DE 19901
Invitational Livestock Judging Contest Friday, June 9th– 6:30 pm
The Kent County 4-H Livestock Advisory Committee along with the NCC 4-H Livestock Show Committee will be hosting an invitational livestock judging contest Friday, June 9th beginning at 6:30 pm in the Kent building on the Delaware State Fairgrounds. Both New Castle and Kent County 4-H will be using this as their county qualifier for livestock judging at the Delaware State Fair. If you are from another 4-H group or an FFA Chapter you are welcome to come and utilize the classes as a workout. Official placings will be provided to everyone but you must bring your own judging supplies and provide your own listener for oral reasons if you are from FFA or an outside 4-H group.
Small Ruminant FAMACHA/Fecal Egg Counting Workshop- Saturday, June 24th
Delaware State University and the University of Delaware are hosting a Fecal Egg Counting and FAMACHA workshop on Saturday June 24, 2017 at the DSU Outreach and Research Center 844 Smyrna Leipsic Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Internal parasites are a major health problem affecting sheep and goats. This workshop is designed to help producers learn the basics of selective internal parasite control. Join us as we provide hands-on training to certify producers in the use of FAMACHA© score card and fecal egg counts. Preregistration is required by June 10th. The cost of the workshop is $25.00 and lunch is provided. To register please go to
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7NL7XRC for more information please contact
Dr. Kwame Matthews at (302)857-6540 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Opportunity for Dairy Judging Training June 29/30th– Registration Required
Eastern Shore Dairy Judging Workshop being held at the end of June with Dr. Katharine Knowlton and the VA Tech Dairy Judging team to be held the afternoon of June 29th and the morning of June 30th. This workshop will be led by Dr. Katharine Knowlton, coach of the Virginia Tech Dairy judging team and author of the Dairy Judging 101 tutorials on Youtube. The training is for youth of all ages and is free of charge. In this 2 day workshop Thursday afternoon will include training and practice judging, and Friday morning will include training and practice giving reasons. For more information and to register (pre-registration is required) please utilize this google doc form so they can organize each day’s sessions according to experience and interest.
Stars and Stripes Livestock Show
The Stars and Stripes Livestock Show will be held on Sunday, June 25th in Moorestown, New Jersey. Classes are available for exhibitors 21 and under in sheep, dairy goats, poultry and waterfowl, and small animals ranging from rabbits and cavys to lizards and snakes! Please check their website for entry information and directions. http://www.starsandstripeslivestock.com/ Entries must be postmarked by June 22. For questions please contact Robin Bruins at 609-259-2347 or Bruinsjr@optonline.net
Delaware Pork Producers Association Looking for Delaware State Fair Volunteers
The Delaware Pork Producers Association is looking for volunteers to staff their booth and greet visitors to the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Commodities Building during the Delaware State Fair. Shifts are available every day of the fair. This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours or have an activity for your livestock record book. Volunteers can earn a dinner ticket to the Delaware Pork Producers annual dinner. The Delaware Pork Producers Association has always been a great supporter of youth livestock events and donates all of the showmanship trophies awarded in the Swine Department each year at the Delaware State Fair. For more information or to sign up, please contact Karen Tigner at (302)632-4250.
52nd State 4-H Horse Show
The 52nd Annual State 4-H Horse Show will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 in the Quillen Arena during the Delaware State Fair. All participants must have been enrolled as a 4-H member by March 1. Horses do not need to be stabled on the fairgrounds and may ship in just for the day. Horses and ponies need to have proof of a current negative Coggins test as well as proof of vaccination for Equine Influenza and Rhino (EHV) within the last 180 days. All exhibitors are required to wear an ASTM/SEI approved helmet whenever mounted or driving. A complete class list is available on the State 4-H Animal Science website https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/01102256/2017-StateHorseShow-FINAL.pdf The 4-H Horse Show Rulebook has also been updated and is posted on the State 4-H Animal Science website https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/26100956/Delaware_4-H_Horse_Show_Rulebook_-2017.pdf
For more information, please contact Susan Garey (302)730-4000 or email@example.com
Delaware Farm Bureau Rate of Gain Contest Forms Due August 18th
All 4-H and FFA Rate of Gain Contest forms are due to the Kent County Extension office postmarked by August 18, 2017. Complete rules and entry forms are available on the State 4-H Animal Science webpage.