The following workshops are planned to help you with your 4-H projects. All require preregistration at 4honline.com or by calling the Cooperative Extension Office at 738-7291.

  • Dog Classes – Elko 4-H members, June 1, first-year members at 5:30 p.m. and all others at 6:00 p.m., Elko County Fairgrounds in the Sale Barn
  • Shooting Sports Practice, All Disciplines – June 2, 9 a.m. -noon, Elko County Rifle Range
  • Poultry Workshop – June 5, 4 p.m., Cooperative Extension Office, bring your birds if the weather is nice
  • Rabbit Workshop – June 5, 5 p.m., Cooperative Extension Office, bring your rabbits if the weather is nice
  • Dog Classes – Wells 4-H members, June 5, first-year members at 5 p.m. and others at 5:30 p.m., Wells High
  • Shooting Sports Practice, All Disciplines – June 5, 6 p.m. – Dark, Elko County Rifle Range
  • Horse Grooming & Showmanship Workshop – June 15, 3-6 p.m., Elko County Fairgrounds, bring your horse and grooming equipment. Testing for Level 1 safety will be done if you have not been tested.
  • Showmanship Clinic – June 16, 8:30 a.m., Carlin Equestrian Park, bring your animals and water for animals
  • Shooting Sports Practice, All Disciplines – June 16, 9 a.m.-noon, Elko County Rifle Range
  • Gardening Clinic- June 21, 5:30-7 p.m., Bright Family Farm, 125 Glenvista Drive, Spring Creek, topics are: use of soil and water, how to begin planting
  • Photography-June 22, Lamoille Photo Walk, 5:00 p.m., meet at the Terraces in Lamoille. There will be three stations: Macro Photography, Portraits Photography and Landscape
  • Photography, each participant will spend approximately 20 minutes at each station
  • Fashion Revue Workshop – June 27, 1-2:30 p.m., GBC Theater and Solarium
  • Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention-June 28, 6-9 p.m., Cooperative Extension Office, 701 Walnut, Elko
  • Gardening Clinic-July 25, Lotspeich Farms, meet at Albertson’s parking lot at 4:30 p.m. and we will car pool to Deeth. The Clinic will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will cover Nevada crops and how to market them

The registration forms are all in and the Officers are busy planning this grand event.
Before we head to camp, parents please remember that your campers’ health forms (4honline.com) need to be revisited to make sure everything is current. If your child has a food allergy, please let us know so there are no issues at camp. Don’t forget to include any medication that your child is taking. Our goal is to make a safe, fun environment for your children while they learn in an outdoor setting. Please do not forget this very important step.

Join the excitement June 16, from 8:30 a.m. at the Carlin Equestrian Park. Bring your animals, from the very small to the very large; we will have showmanship instructors helping with beef, sheep, goat, rabbit and poultry. This is not a competition nor are their prizes or entry fees, just some great tips on how to bring home the buckle! Please sign up at 4honline.com or by calling the Cooperative Extension Office at 738-7291. The Carlin Equestrian Park will provide a concession stand.
Rabbit members must bring frozen water bottles for their rabbits to keep them cool and calm. Remember to bring water for your animals.

Need a 4-H tie? County and state 4-H contests require 4-H members to wear official 4-H dress: long-sleeved white shirt, green tie, blue or dark jeans, and appropriate footwear. Ruby Valley 4-H Club has green 4-H ties available. They are offering a special, 10 ties or more to one source for $10/tie. The regular price is $12/tie. This cuts down on running around and deposits so they can pass that discount on to you. Contact Lisi Neff, Ruby Valley 4-H Club leader, (775) 779-9945 or seveneffs@gmail.com to place an order. Payment is due when you pick up the ties.

Parents and other adults who are interested in becoming project leaders are invited to participate in a face-to-face workshop on recognizing and reporting child abuse on Thursday, June 28th, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Extension office. Completing the self-study guide or this workshop is a requirement for anyone participating in the background check (fingerprinting, application & paperwork, references, training, etc.). There is no charge to attend, but you must call 738-7291 to sign up. Please sign up by June 26th.

It is very important that you preregister for workshops and events. If something comes up and you cannot attend, please cancel. This will give the volunteer putting on the workshop notice and they don’t have to come to town, purchase supplies, etc. If it is after hours, please leave a voice message at the Cooperative Extension Office, 738-7291. We will see that the proper volunteers are notified.
We try to bring the youth in our program quality, fun and educational workshops and events. To continue providing quality workshops, we need your cooperation.

June 1st is the deadline for ALL breeding animals, market goats, market lambs and horse projects to be under the care of the 4-H member. Market animals must have an inspection form filled out and pictures taken. These can be uploaded to 4honline.com or brought in to the Cooperative Extension Office.
There has been some concern expressed by parents and leaders that some animals are being cared for by the breeders or project leaders and not the 4-H member. Please make sure that ALL animals are being cared for by the 4-H member. Having the animal in their possession and under their care is part of the educational process.
If you need help with a feeding program or information on caring for your animal, please contact the Cooperative Extension Office at 738-7291. We will make sure your questions are answered.

In the next two weeks, entry forms for upcoming events will be sent out. The Horse Show entries were mailed last week so if you didn’t receive one, please call 738-7291 and we will get it to you.
The next entry to be mailed will be Shooting Sports Field Day. The Shooting Sports Field Day entries are due back to the Cooperative Extension Office, with your general leader’s signature, no later than July 13, by 4:30 p.m.
Fashion Revue entry packets will be mailed the middle of June to all Fashion Revue and Clothing project members. If you didn’t sign up for those projects and want to take part in the Fashion Revue, you will have to stop by the office and get a form. These are due back to the office by July 25, 4:30 p.m.
If you are interested in the Speech/Demonstration Contest or the Skit & Talent entry forms, contact your general leader after June 15. The entry forms will be mailed to them, not to individuals. These entries are also due by July 25, 4:30 p.m.
The last to go out will be the Dog Show entry forms. These are due July 27 by 4:30 p.m.
Remember, all entries must have general leader’s signature, parent/guardian’s signature and participant’s signature. If the general leader’s signature is missing, it will not be accepted. All entry fees are due the day of the contest, not with the entry forms.

June 23 is the Elko County Horse Show. Registration has been changed to 7:30 a.m. with the show starting promptly at 8 a.m. The Show is at the Fairgrounds. Entry forms were sent out last week and are due June 18.

If you have questions regarding any of these events, contact the office at 738-7291.