NDSU Extension - Morton County


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February 5, 2016

Weekly Update
February 5, 2016

Happy Friday Everyone!

Congratulations to the Morton County 4-H Hippology Teams who placed second in the Junior and Senior Division of the Black Hills Stock Show Hippology Contest held this past weekend in Rapid City.  Junior individual placings included Katelyn Eisenbeis who placed 2nd overall.

Up this week:

The Livestock and Crop Judging teams will travel to Napoleon on Saturday, February 6th.  Good Luck to you all!

Saturday the Hippology teams also travel to Bismarck for the Burleigh County 4-H Hippology Contest.  Good Luck to you all as well!



Livestock Judgers will meet on Monday, February 8 at Mandan High School. The workout will begin at 7:00pm.

  • Please note, judging location and date will change the week of February 14 – we will meet on Tuesday, February 16 at the Morton County Courthouse at 7:00pm.

Crop Judgers will meet on Monday, February 8 at Mandan High School. The workout will begin at 7:00pm.

Archery will meet on Monday, Monday, February 8 at Nishu Bowmen in Bismarck.

                Beginners and Juniors(ages 8 to 13) will meet at 6:00pm.
                Seniors will meet at 7:00pm.

Hunting Skills will meet Monday, February 8 at Nishu Bowmen in Bismarck. 

                Seniors will meet at 8:00pm

Hippology will meet Monday, February 8 at 4:30pm at the Morton County Courthouse.


Going forward the North Dakota 4-H program has adopted the following policy for Competitive Events in Educational Programming:

“Each age division is considered a separate contest.  Generally, junior division participants are ages 8-13 before September 1 at the start of the 4-H year.  

Senior division participants are 14-18 on the same date.  In events, where there is a national contest, the national contest ages will be used for the senior division.  If an event/contest has specific rules different from this, the event rules will apply.”

Registration is now open for the Consumer Choices contest to be held on June 7th at Christ the King School.  Please register at http://tinyurl.com/2016consumerchoices

Registration is now open for Project Expo to be held with Burleigh County on Tuesday, April 19.  Please register at http://tinyurl.com/2016projectexpo

Registration is now open for Fashion Revue to be held with Burleigh County on Tuesday, April 19.  Please register athttp://tinyurl.com/2016clothingrevue

The District Communication Arts Contest will be held on Tuesday May 31 at 4:00pm at Christ the King School.  Registration will begin at 3:30pm.  Please register at http://tinyurl.com/2016CommunicationArts

Just a quick note as we have had lots of visitors in the office lately, there are added security measures and you will need to empty out your pockets, change, keys cell phones etc and walk through our scanner system.  There is only one entrance into the courthouse now and that is located on the west side closest to our office.  We just wanted everyone to be prepared so when you see this big machine when you walk in you know what to expect.

I am super excited to say four clubs have contacted me for spring visits!  Please let me know when your meetings are and we will make a plan for a visit to your 4-H Club.  One club is having a lesson on bullying, I am listening to demonstrations and speeches at another club and the other two haven’t given me a project yet, but I’m sure they will think of something!

We are getting close to the May 1 deadline of what projects you plan on working on this year.  A project is something you want to learn more about, an area you find interesting that perhaps there are resources to help you increase your knowledge and put to use a new skill.  An exhibit is something that you work on after you have found the resources and learned something from your project.  The exhibit you made from that experience is what you show during 4-H Achievement Days.  So for example, I want to learn more about photography.  I take the Photography project.  My favorite pictures are those of the shadows of old abandoned buildings.  I decide to show a picture I took and matted as an exhibit to the fair. I learned from my project that the best time to take shadows is in the evenings when the sun is setting.  Another example is baking, I wanted to learn more about cakes, there are so many different kinds of cakes to make.  I learned a new  technique using grape soda, so I made my grape cake and brought it to the fair for my exhibit.  Baking was my project, the grape cake was my exhibit.

Project selection is due through the 4-H online system on May 1.  You will receive a packet of information from our office the middle of May.  This packet will have information on what you plan on bringing to the fair as an exhibit. 

If you have questions on projects vs what is an exhibit, please contact the office, we would be happy to help.


6              Burleigh County Hippology Contests

6              Napoleon Livestock and Crops Contest

9-10       Agri International, Ag in the Classroom

11           Giving Hearts Day

12           Little I Judging Contests, Fargo

13           Northeast District Archery Match, Cando

15           President’s Day, Courthouse closed

20          4-H Air Rifle Invitational, Ramsey County

21          Archery Instructor Training, Bismarck

27           West River Judging Contest, Beulah

27           Hippology Contest, Lisbon


Giving Hearts Day - Support the Clover and the Corduroy this Giving Hearts Day!
Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF) and Impact Foundation have selected the ND 4-H Foundation to participate in the 2016 Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event that will be held on February 11, 2016. This year the ND 4-H Foundation is partnering with the ND FFA Foundation in an effort to increase awareness about our organizations and the positive impact they have on North Dakota youth.

Contributions of $10 or more will be matched by generous donors.

To support North Dakota 4-H and have your donation matched, simply go to http://www.impactgiveback.org/. on Thursday, February 11 and give to the 4-H Foundation of North Dakota.   

With your help, the ND 4-H Foundation can raise a tremendous amount of funding to support our mission. If the ND 4-H Foundation is one of the top ten organizations to receive the most online contributions, we will receive additional funding from the Dakota Medical Foundation!

Save the Date and Spread the Word! This is a one-day only opportunity to double your gift in support of ND 4-H youth development programs!

Thank you for your support!

That pretty much wraps it up for now.  Stay tuned next week for results of all the contests from this weekend!

Have a great day!

Karla Meikle, Extension Agent
Extension Service /  Morton County
210 2nd Avenue NW
Mandan, ND 58554
p:   701.667.3340
fax: 701.667.3348


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