Fremont County Extension
Congratulations, New 4-H Council Officers
President Alyssa Loveless
Vice President Sarah Liptrap
Secretary Sierra Tatum
Treasurer Keirstyn Gowdy
Reporter Madison Taylor
Senators Ian Solano, Cameron Schindehette
Alternate Senator Hannah Rhodes, Nathan Heintzelman
Advisors Sue Gowdy & Jody McKean
We’d Like You to Join 4-H Foundation
4-H Foundation has been around since 1962, supporting the Fremont County 4-H program. Membership is open to individuals, families, businesses and 4-H clubs. The cost is minimal and they do so much!
$35 yearly for Green Clover Membership
$75 yearly for Gold Clover Membership
$750 one time for a Lifetime Membership
Why not consider joining today? You can make a difference!
Important Dates for Your Livestock Project
Market Beef Weigh-In Sat. January 28 Must be enrolled by Jan. 26Market Swine ID Forms turned in Thurs. May 11 Must be enrolled by Mar. 1
Market Sheep & Goat
Weigh-in Sat. May13. Must be enrolled by Mar. 1
New Antibiotic Rules for Animals
Beginning January 1, 2017
As of January 1, 2017 livestock producers and exhibitors will face major changes regarding access to feed and water medications for use in all animals raised for food. That’s when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will implement new rules, known as Guidance 209, for antibiotic use in all animals raised for food. Over-the-counter sales of medically important antibiotics will end, including medicated feed and premixes, as well as water-based medications. Access to antibiotics in feed will require a written veterinary feed directive (VFD) and water medications will only be available with a prescription from your veterinary.
Please use the www.pork.org/antibiotics website,
contact your veterinarian, or local feed provider for more information.
We’re Looking for New Leaders
Have you ever considered becoming a 4-H leader? Do you know someone who might be interested? This is the time of year when we start looking for new leaders. We have some who are retiring, some who are moving on to other adventures, and new kids who need new leaders. Come talk to either Tommy or Verla about getting started. You can start your own club, or be a project leader within another club or a county leader. Perhaps you just have talents we don’t know about! Don’t wait for a personal invitation—step forward now! We’ll help and you will reap the benefits! It’s a wonderful world of giving back to your community!
We have a particular need this year
for a Robotics leader. Can you help with Woodworking, Cooking or Welding? We will also need Shooting Sports leaders.
It’s Time to Re-enroll in 4-H
There are two ways to enroll this year. Pick up a form, complete and pay in the Extension Office. Or, you can enroll through 4HOnline. If you
have questions, please call the
Extension office at 276-7390.
Community Service Project
Tally Ho 4-H Club is trying to ‘warm up’ our county! They will be collecting new gloves, mittens, hats and socks of all sizes to donate to Loaves & Fishes.
A Christmas tree will be set up outside the Extension Office door in the lower level of the County Administration Building starting Nov. 21. Donations will be delivered around Dec. 21. Tally Ho would like to challenge all other clubs to help fill the tree and have no green from the tree showing! Please help us fill up the Christmas tree and keep our county warm!
4-H Club Fundraiser
The Wetmore Wizard 4-H club will be
selling fresh cut Christmas trees as their fundraiser this year. They will be selling 2 places this year. At the junction of highways 67 and 96 in Wetmore and at the Kwik Stop in Florence. Times are 8-4 on November 26. Cookies, hot cocoa and coffee will be furnished. Call Tami Ratkovich at 784-6070 if you have any questions.