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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.

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Dear 4-H Families, Volunteers and Members:
In consultation with WSU Extension and the WA State Dept. of Health, all 4-H programming will be conducted virtually, postponed or cancelled, effective immediately. In addition, all WSU County Offices will be closed to PHYSICAL PUBLIC ACCESS; however, 4-H Faculty and 4-H Staff will continue operations. By taking this action, our 4-H community will do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Your health and safety are very important to us, so we are prepared for this temporary suspension to remain in place until further notice.  The WSU Extension team will be consulting with WSU administration and public health officials and re-assessing safety guidelines regularly to make decisions that are consistent with updated information.

Presenting: Workshops on Raising Poultry and Rabbits for Home Use

The WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Small Animal Committee is presenting the following workshops:

Raising Poultry for Home Use:
Have you been thinking about or have you just started raising poultry for your family? Raising Poultry for Home Use is an introduction to raising poultry for eggs and/or meat. This workshop will be informational with an opportunity to ask questions. Raising Poultry for Home Use is designed for adult 4-H volunteers, parents/guardians, and teens (such as Int./Sr. 4-H and FFA members). The information presented may not hold the attention of a younger audience.
When: Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 6:30 to 8:30 PM Pacific Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAudu2upjIqE9J3UORFqZTKeFPlAoLKdsIS
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Raising Rabbits for Home Use:
Have you been thinking about or have you just started raising rabbits for your family? Raising Rabbits for Home Use is an introduction to raising rabbits for meat. This workshop will be informational with an opportunity to ask questions. Raising Rabbits for Home Use is designed for adult 4-H volunteers, parents/guardians, and teens (such as Int./Sr. 4-H and FFA members). The information presented may not hold the attention of a younger audience.
When:  Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 06:30 to 8:30 PM Pacific Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kd-qgrD4iHtPMBrq6JT4lL-1ZQo29gykF
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The Experience 4-H Small Animal Series is Back!!

 

The WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Small Animal Committee will offer the following workshops in April and May:

Introduction to Showing Cats:
Join us for a Zoom workshop all about showing cats. This workshop is for 4-H youth in the cat project and anyone interested in learning about what it takes to show a cat. You do not need to own a cat to participate in this workshop.
When: April 3, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 PM Pacific Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqcuGprDoiE9LUrqoY_kC1CYyks1z4ZsVC
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Cavy Basics (this workshop is a repeat of same workshop previously offered in January):
Cavy Basics is a Zoom workshop covering introductory information for youth new to caring for and raising cavies. Youth do not need to own a cavy to participate in the Zoom. Topics covered will include feed, water, housing, and basic handling for safety (picking up a cavy, holding a cavy, posing a cavy on a table).
When: April 17, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 PM Pacific Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvceGsqTkrGdRue2ANWVZ4cbCVn8QjmEqo
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Introduction to Judging Contests for Rabbit & Cavy 4-H Members:
You get to be the judge! An introduction to judging contests and how to mark your scorecard. Judge a few practice classes from photographs of rabbits and cavies. Note to parents: This workshop may be challenging for younger 4-H members as understanding number patterns is part of participating in a Judging Contest. Youth age 9 and younger should have an adult helper present during the workshop.
When: May 15, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 PM Pacific Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtd-irrD0vHNP_CC-ojyESIwcoHoRMXIPS
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Upcoming Events:

 

Swine Field Day, March 27, 2021, 9am-noon

Swine Field Day Flyer

Lamb Field Day, April 3, 2021, 9am-noon

Lamb Field Day Flyer

 

Goat Field Day, April 10, 2021 9am-noon

Goat Field Day Flyer

 

To register for the Field Day events listed above, please visit:

http://bit.ly/2021livestockfielddayregistration

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Columbia County 4-H Endowment

Would you like to make a donation the new 4-H Endowment?  Follow this link to the Blue Mountain Community Foundation website or bring your donation into our office at 317 East Main Street, Dayton, WA 99328.

 

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