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Washington County 4-H Member Kate D. attends 4-H National Congress

Washington County 4-H Member Kate D. is one of 26 Youth representing Wisconsin at the 101st National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. Kate joins more than 800 delegates from across the United States and its territories that are coming together to discuss youth leadership, service learning, and the positive impact 4-H has on communities across the world. We look forward to hearing more about Kate’s experience when she returns!!!

4-H has overtaken Atlanta! 2022 National 4-H Congress, Unforgettable past, Innovative future, with photos of 4-H youth

New 4-H Project: Weather

Have you always wanted to learn more about the fascinating subject of weather? Washington County 4-H now offers a weather project for youth in grades 3-12 interested in learning about the weather!!

Families can enroll their child(ren) in the weather project by logging into their 4-H Online account and adding it (see 4-H Online guide), or by calling the Extension office at 262-335-4478, or emailing Karen at karen.girard@wisc.edu

Thank you to the 4-H volunteers who have stepped up to lead this new project!

storm clouds

4-H Family Orientation: November 30

NOVEMBER 30, 6-7:30PM
4-H Family Orientation
All Washington County 4-H
families, both new and not-so-
new, are welcome to attend!
Learn more about:
• Club meetings
• Project meetings
4-H summer camp
Countywide 4-H workshops
• Youth leadership opportunities
Please sign up by Nov 27
or call 262-335-4478

Join us Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 6-7:30pm at the Washington County Fair Park (Ziegler Building) for this first of our three-part Family Orientation series designed to give you and your family a great overview of Washington County 4-H.
***Please register by November 27***
4-H Family Orientation Registration

Tell us about your 4-H experience

Washington County 4-H is participating in the 4-H Thriving Model survey! Parents with youth ages 13-19, please watch for an email with directions and the survey to complete. Your participation will help make decisions for upcoming programs, training, and resources. Don’t forget, those who complete the survey will be entered to win one of fifty $25 Amazon gift cards!

4-H Thriving Model Survey opens November 1; helping youth thrive; information sent to 4-H'ers ages 13-19 via the email used in 4HOnline

4-H Family Orientation: November 30

Family Orientation is open to all 4-H families and leaders in Washington County 4-H, especially our newer families in their first 3 years of membership. Watch for upcoming details, and plan now to attend!

Save the Date
4-H logo
Washington County 4-H Family Orientation, 11-30-22, Time & location TBA

Real Colors Presentation

Community Development Educator Paul Roback recently presented a poster on “Transforming Organizational Culture: Using Real Colors® to Strengthen Staff Relationships” at the Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) National Conference in Branson, MO.  Carol Bralich and Paul have taught over 50 workshops to over 1,000 participants from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.  They created this poster with assistance from Marketing Specialist Cassi Worster.  The poster provides an overview of the workshop curriculum, long-term outcome measurement, and an implementation strategy that successfully integrates learning outcomes that impact organizational culture.  Visit our Real Colors webpage to learn more about this workshop.

Crops and Soils October Impact

• A series of recent webinars (Badger Crop Connect) for farmers, agronomists and agriculture professionals, where they learned about: Tips on Making Great Corn Silage, Building Soil Health with Cover Crops, Hybrid Rye Forage Yields and Quality and lastly, Alfalfa Fall Management. The webinar series provides information and research findings allowing farmers and industry professionals to implement new practices that improve soil health, protect our natural resources and well as improve the profitability of farms across the state.

• The 2022 Corn Silage Dry Down Days were held with industry partners. Through this event, farmers, industry agronomists and nutritionists learned about how corn crop development impacts the moistures and quality of ensiled corn for silage. Ensiling at the correct moistures greatly improves animal performance and the profitability of area dairy farms. Results were shared across the region each week from late August through September, via the Ag-Regional email list reaching more than 1000 farmers and industry professionals.

Positive Youth Development October Impact

• A series of meetings with Germantown’s Youth Futures Youth Committee where students learn leadership skills in order to design, plan and deliver prevention activities to their middle and high school peers.

• A monthly board meeting (“Germantown Youth Futures”) for Germantown key stakeholders where we collaboratively plan year-round positive youth activities that promote positive peer norms, AOD prevention messaging, and adult/youth connections.

• A series of classroom presentations to fourth grade youth, in collaboration with West Bend School Social Workers, where students will learn about problem-solving strategies, focusing on team problem solving, consensus building, experiential team-work and team reflection. The purpose of this effort is improve social emotional learning and provide opportunities to learn more about 4H and other programs.