May 4, 2021
April 17th was our District Presentation Day. Joseph H. with the Copper Nuggets 4-H Club was our only presenter this year. He did a great job and it was awesome to listen to his prepared speech live, rather than a recording.
The Ice Cream Flavor Contest is underway!! Our registrants will be picking up their base flavors in the next 2 days to begin their recipe creations. Stay tuned to see what deliciousness they come up with!
A kindly donation of 2 knitting machines are coming to the office this month. If your club or a youth in your club is interested in checking one out, please let me know! I'll have more details soon.
-GOAT: Mini Alpine Buck. Owner is willing to donate to a 4-H youth interested in raising mini alpines. Contact Marlene Wenger email@example.com for more information.
-TURKEY POULTS: Colony Clovers 4-H club has some turkey poults for sale. These are the giant broad breasted whites. Hens and Toms available. $12 each. Text (907) 355-1310 or (907) 841-3334
-FREE PERCHERON/MORGAN MARE: Please call 907-232-3982 for more details. She does not do well on the hills in our pen during the winter. She refuses to move much and then gets stiff. She needs a pen built on level ground, must have very limited access to grass, and eats low-sugar or soaked hay. She hasn't been ridden all winter. She's very good on trails, great with obstacles, and doesn't spook easily. See a picture of her HERE.
Dates to keep an eye on:
Thursday 5/6 at 6:30pm: Volunteer Leaders Association monthly meeting. We are allowed to have an in-person as well as video meeting. Our maximum number of bodies allowed in the meeting is 20. Sign up on this google doc to attend. Sign-up is required as well as masks, screening questions, and social distancing. If you are unable to or choose not to wear a mask, please participate via the zoom ID link 945 296 187. In-person meeting will be at the UAF Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center, 1509 S. Georgeson Rd. Palmer, Kerttula Hall Rm 208.
Thursday 5/6 at 7:00pm: MatSu Livestock Committee monthly meeting. As with the VLA meeting at 6:30, we are allowed to have in-person meetings at the Farm. 20 people max and the same safety guidelines as above. If you feel you are ill or cannot accept the UAF safety guidelines, please attend via the zoom meeting ID link: 945 296 187. Sign up is required for this meeting as well. A separate sign up sheet will be posted on the Livestock Facebook group page.
Tuesday 5/18 at 7:00pm is the 4-H State AVLO (Alaska Volunteer Leaders Organization) monthly meeting. Please join in to find out how this state volunteer-run organization can help you and your club! Zoom meeting ID and agenda are available on the calendar on our webpage.
June 9-10: Rally Days at the Palmer Fairgrounds. More information coming.
Tuesday 6/15: Registration is due for Leggett's Livestock Clinic. Clinic is July 29-30. Information and registration form can be found HERE.
We now have a new listserv for getting information out quickly and easily. I will be adding you all active members to the listserv. If you decide you want to unsubscribe, please just click the link at the bottom of the email. All emails posted to the list will be subject to approval, so try to keep the emails short and to the point and applicable to the entire district. The listserv address is: UAF-MSCR4HFamilies-Outreach@alaska.edu
As always, keep an eye on the calendar for up-to-date information on happenings in our 4-H District and Statewide. Let me know if you have anything you would like shared and I'll pop it into our next installment.
Have a great rest of your week everyone!