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O’Rourke, Grenawalt Honored by 4-H Youth Development Professionals

(WI Dells): A team of Wisconsin 4-H Extension colleagues were recognized at the 2016 Wisconsin Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals annual awards and recognition banquet on Tuesday, April 19th at the Chula Vista Resort, WI Dells. Bernie O’Rourke, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, UW-Madison, Alissa Grenawalt, Extension Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison, were recognized for winning […]

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Jahnke named 2016 Friend of Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Professionals

The Friend of WAE4-HYDP Award is designed to honor individuals, organizations, or businesses who are not WAE4-HYDP members but who have given substantial support to WAE4-HYDP at a multi-county or state level. This may include supporting the WAE4-HYDP mission, program philosophy, educational effort, personal services, leadership, and/or financial support. Born in Northeastern Wisconsin, Pam Jahnke […]

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2016 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Show Entry Information

2016 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Entry Information can be found at the link below.  Be sure to check out all the rules and regulations that pertain to entry information and look to see species specific event updates: as this includes the entire entry process for each species: http://wistatefair.com/competitions/junior-livestock/   Wisconsin State Fair Junior Breeding Show […]

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2016 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Market Barrow/Market Lamb Identification Information

Youth interested in showing Junior Show market barrow or market lambs at the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair will need to get their animal projects DNA/RFID identified through the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) by the respective State Fair eligibility deadlines.  WLIC is coordinating a statewide DNA/RFID identification program for Wisconsin County and State Fairs.  This […]

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2016 Wisconsin State Fair DNA/RFID Tag Identification for Commercial/Crossbred/Wether Sire/Non-Registered Beef, Sheep and Swine Breeding Stock

New for 2016!  Commercial Heifers/Weather Type Ewes and Rams/Crossbred Gilts are required to have DNA identification on file with Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) by the June 1st Wisconsin State Fair entry deadline. This identification system allows animals which are DNA/RFID identified through the WLIC County and State Fair program to meet Wisconsin State Fair […]

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2016 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Performace Lamb ID Information

Those who wish to exhibit in the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair Performance Lamb Division must have their Lambs weighed at one of the following locations: Polk Co Fairgrounds (St.Croix Falls) – 9 to 10 am Contact: Ed Dittbrenner – 715.419.1952   May 14th   Plymouth High School (Plymouth) – 9 to 10 am Contact:  Walter Taylor […]

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Wisconsin 4-H Teams Have Success at 2016 National Western Stock Show

(Denver, CO): Wisconsin 4-H had three teams compete in the livestock judging, meats and quiz bowl competitions at the 2016 National Western Stock Show held in Denver Colorado this past January. 4-H Livestock Judging Round-UP: Manitowoc County had a solid day at the livestock judging competition where they ended up 12th overall.  Team members included […]

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2016 Area Animal Science Days Host Counties Named

Area Animal Science Days What:  These contests usually occur at the end of June beginning part of July. These are the qualifying contests for the State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest. Each year there usually is a topic that each species participates in. In addition, there is a meats portion to the day’s events. 2016 AASD […]

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So you Want to Start a Knowledge Team Webinar offered on January 14, 2016

Contact:  Bernadette O’Rourke, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, UW-Madison Email:  borourke2@ansci.wisc.edu Phone:  608-263-4304 (Madison:) UW Extension and the UW Madison Animal Sciences Department will be hosting a webinar entitled, “So you Want to Start a Knowledge Team” on Thursday, January 14 from 7-8 PM.  This program is to engage volunteers, leaders and Extension staff on how […]

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