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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

4-H News, Events, and Program Registrations

Program Contact: Melanie Greer, 4-H Program Coordinator
(360) 417-2398/360-912-2062 • melanie.greer@wsu.edu

Celebrate 4-H Drive Thru

We will be holding our annual Celebrate 4-H event on Nov 1 to recognize 4-H youth, but it will look a little different this year. This year will be a drive thru style awards ceremony where 4-H’ers and certified volunteers can pull up and pick up their awards without getting out of the car. Our MC’s will also host a zoom announcing all of the winners. As a bonus, this year we are offering 4-H’ers and certified volunteers who register by Oct 1 and attend a 2020 themed t-shirt.

Please fill out this form to register and tell us if you are coming and what t-shirt sizes you need. https://forms.gle/ehCxYFRz8mjdzL4t5

Remember awards applications are due by Oct 1. The awards handbook and application can be found on the Awards and Scholarship page. Award applications can be emailed to Melanie or mailed to Clallam County 4-H at the extension office.

Livestock Program Starts Sept 23

Are you interested in raising your own bacon and eggs but don’t know where to begin? Whether choosing smaller, low-line beef or larger framed cows, pastured poultry, milking goats, a family cow, sheep for meat or fiber, rabbits, or pastured swine these classes will give you an overview of livestock housing, selection, nutrition, reproduction, and fencing.

Learn how to perform routine health checks, vaccinate, trim hooves, worm your animals, and start a flock of chicks. Pasture management and renovation is covered at length, helping folks become grass farmers to support healthy livestock.

Presented by the WSU Livestock Advisor program, classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30pm September 23 through November 18, 2020. The course will be conducted online using zoom.

The networking within our WSU Livestock Advisor program can save you time, energy, and resources. BJ and Karen Martin had the idea that they could live closer to the earth, grow more of their own food, and start a small farm that would launch them on a path to self-sufficiency. But, where to start?

According to the Martins, “The WSU Livestock Advisor program helped us make wise choices about which livestock would work for our environment. The course provided a network of contacts, and the instructors and our classmates were extremely supportive. We’re now producing the vast majority of our food and happy to give back to the community through WSU’s volunteer opportunities. We’re enthusiastic supporters of WSU’s Livestock Advisor Program.”

Cost for the 10-week course is $125 per farm or family. To complete the application visit:  https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5w00ZncZZvFsYyV

Questions? Please email joand@wsu.edu or call 360-395-2370.

Clallam Resilience Project is offering free trainings for Resilience Month

Trainings will be held via Zoom Wednesday mornings 9-11 am

·ACEs– September 23rd- ACEs Registration Link
·Trauma 101– October 7th – Trauma 101 Registration Link
·Resiliency– October 21st – Resiliency Registration Link
·Secondary Stress and Self Care– November 4th – Secondary Stress and Self Care Registration link
flyer describing upcoming resilience trainings

Over 33% of Clallam County residents report having 3 or more ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences); research indicates the more “toxic stress” a person has experienced, which can including living through a pandemic, the greater their risk of social, emotional, behavioral, and physical health challenges. Resiliency is an antidote: there is compelling scientific evidence saying that being able to rely on relationships to access resources and support in the moment of need, can transform a potentially toxic experience into a tolerable one. The Clallam Resilience Project is joining our County Commissioners in proclaiming October as Resilience Month and offering a number of supports in this time of need.

The Clallam Resilience Project is offering free trainings for Resilience Month. Apple Heath’s Coordinated Care team will provide 4 virtual trainings surrounding issues of trauma and resiliency. A person can register for one or all of the trainings in the series. Attached is the Resilience Month training flyer (the links are embedded and can be accessed in the pdf), you can access them as Facebook events through our Facebook Page , or register with the links below. Please register and invite your staff and partners.

 

All in person 4-H activities cancelled

In person 4-H meetings will resume when schools reopen. Clubs can still meet virtually. Please see this letter from the state director of 4-H, Nancy Deringer.

Thank you for your patience through this time. We wish your family health and safety.

 

 

Visit 4-H Online to submit enrollment for 4-H Clubs.  Online enrollment is now open.  Visit our Join 4-H page for more details on joining a 4-H club.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodation need to contact Melanie Greer at 223 E 4th St, Ste 15, Port Angeles, WA at least two weeks prior to the event. 

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