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Thursday, March 16, 2017

4-H Programs and Upcoming Events

  • Beef Weigh In – Saturday
March 18; 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Large Animal Expo Building / Fairgrounds 
  • Shooting Sports Safety Meeting
Sunday, March 19, 5:00 p.m.
Hillsdale County Conservation Club (HCCC), S. Bird Lake Road, Osseo.
All 4-H Shooting Sports participants must attend one of the two offered safety meetings, before shooting at practice shoots. There will be a second Safety Meeting on Thursday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m., held at the HCCC.
  • Fair, Effective and Efficient Meetings – Learn how to fit the ‘puzzle pieces’ together and test your leadership skills
March 29, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
MSUE Office
Learn problem solving and how to run meetings effectively. The workshop will include Officer Roles, Facilitation Skills, Parliamentary Procedure, Food and Fun!
The workshop is open to teens wanting to increase leadership skills, Club Officers and Adult Volunteers!
Please RSVP by March 28th to 517-439-9301
  • Cake Decorating Workshops
For Beginners:  Monday, April 3; 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
MSUE Office
For youth age 9 to 19 years old, Clover Buds with parent of guardian, please
For Intermediate and more Advanced:  Monday, April 10; 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Please RSVP by Thursday before each workshop by calling the MSU Extension Office at 517-439-9301
  • Large Animal Education Days
Beef: Sunday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Swine: Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sheep: Sunday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Large Animal Expo Building / Hillsdale County Fairgrounds

Pre-register for the workshop(s) you want to attend by April 6th to guarantee t-shirt and goodie bag.
Cost is $5.00 per workshop per person

Learn: Nutrition, Bathing, Clipping, Fitting, Hands-on Skill-a-thon, Showing, Market, Haltering, Leading, Show Etiquette, Health and Vaccinations

The Swine Day will also include PQA Certification training.

4-H Leaders and Members: Please be sure to re-enroll in 4-H Online! This needs to be done every year. You do not have to create a new family profile. Use the same email address and password for login as you have in the past and update your information. If you need help or have any questions, please don’t hesitate and contact the MSU Extension Office at 517-439-9301.

Have a wonderful spring,


Insa Raymond
Extension Educator
4-H Coordinator – Hillsdale County
20 Care Dr., Ste. B
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Phone: (517) 439-9301
Fax: (517) 439-4290