By January 1, 2018 your market steer should be selected and on feed. If you need help with feed rations or selection, please feel free to call the Extension Office, 738-7291 and we will find the right resources to help.

This year all 4-H members with market steers will need to submit their photos and paperwork to their general leader by January 1, 2018. If you have a backup animal you must submit their paperwork as well. Photos and paperwork can be uploaded to 4honline.com by adding an animal to your profile. Your general leader will be able to see your photos and verify that you have submitted the required paperwork. Please talk with your general leader to see how they would prefer you submit your paperwork. For more information on how to add an animal using 4honline, please call the Extension Office at 738-7291.

If you are at least 15 years old and would like to gain more leadership experiences, like meeting people from all over the nation and U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, to name a few) and do a little sightseeing in Washington, DC, call the Extension Office by January 12th, 738-7291 and let us know you’re interested in National 4-H Conference. National 4-H Conference is held April 7-12, 2018. National 4-H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4-H Citizenship, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation, and their world.

At the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science, high school students learn new skills and knowledge needed for the challenges facing agriculture, food security and sustainability. National 4-H Council and National 4-H Conference Center have partnered with agricultural scientists, researchers, leaders, politicians, and advocates to host the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science. This Summit emphasizes hands-on educational experiences led by experts in the agricultural community. This Summit is open to any high school student in grades 9-12. Registration is open now and closes December 29, 2017. Contact the Extension Office for more details and information on how to register for the event, 738-7291.

Newmont Legacy Fund applications are due by January 19, 2018. You and your club may turn in more than one application, but be sure to be specific and thorough on the application, so there are no questions on how the money will be used. Applications are available on 4honline or at the Extension office. If you need assistance on what to apply for, please call 738-7291.

If you are planning any type of event or workshop and would like to share with the rest of us, please email the Extension Office the details so we can help get the word out. The 4-H News Roundup is a great place to get and share information. If you have any events, workshops, or ideas you would like to share please let the Extension Office know by the 20 day of the month before the next newsletter.

Mark your calendars for this year’s first Food & Nutrition Workshop Friday, December 8, starting at 5:30 p.m., Great Basin College cafeteria. Participants are asked to bring their own ingredients to make a salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, etc.). Maria Harris is bringing surprise ingredients to help 4-H youth learn how to pair different ingredients with their salad! Contact Maria Harris, 397-4815, to sign-up.

There will be a Rabbit Workshop and a Poultry Workshop on Thursday, January 18, at the Extension Office. The Rabbit Workshop will begin at 4 p.m. followed at 5 p.m. by the Poultry Workshop. Whether you are a first-year member or have been doing rabbits and poultry projects for years, you will learn something new and interesting at these workshops. Contact the Extension Office to sign up, 738-7291.

Don’t miss out on the second Fashion Revue Workshop of 4-H year! Join us at 1 p.m., January 15, at Maurices in Elko. Participants will see and hear about the latest fashion trends, learn shopping tips and have a chance to put together their own great look!

Please register by calling Salli McDermott at 340-7984, or register online by visiting www.4honline.com

December

  • Dec. 5—Shooting Sports Safety Class, 6-9 p.m., Elko County Courthouse, Commissioners’ Meeting Room
  • Dec.7—County Officer Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Extension Office
  • Dec. 8—Foods Workshop, 5:30 p.m., GBC Solarium
  • Dec. 16—Shooting Sports Safety Class, 9-12 noon, Elko County Courthouse, Commissioners’ Meeting Room
  • Dec. 25—Holiday/Office Closed
  • Dec. 29 —Last day to turn in Market Project Sheets

January

  • Jan. 1—Market Steers must be in care of 4-H member
  • Jan. 9—Fashion Revue Committee Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Extension Office
  • Jan. 9—Shooting Sports Safety Class (6-9 p.m., Elko Cty Commissioner ’s Mtg. Rm.)
  • Jan. 10—County Officer Meeting, 4:30 p.m, Extension Office.
  • Jan. 12—Nat.’l 4-H Conference aps due
  • Jan. 15—Holiday/Office Closed
  • Jan. 15—Fashion Revue Workshop, Maurices, 1:00 p.m.
  • Jan. 18—Rabbit Workshop, 4:00 p.m. Cooperative Extension Office
  • Jan. 18—Poultry Workshop, 5:00 p.m. Cooperative Extension Office
  • Jan. 19—Newmont Legacy Aps Due
  • Jan. 20—Shooting Sports Safety Class (9 a.m.–Noon, Elko Cty Commissioner’s Mtg. Rm.)
  • Jan. 25—GENERAL LEADERS’ MEETING, 5:30 pm, Cooperative Extension Office
  • Jan. 31—Deadline for Countywide Leadership Training sign-ups