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March

NOW thru March 31: Allen County 4-H Plant Sale Fundraiser, 10" hanging baskets, 11" premium combo hanging baskets, 4" pot geraniums, 5" pot Gerbera daisies, 4" pot veggie plants, 13.5" pot patio planters, pickup Thursday, May 9 (5-8 p.m.) or Friday, May 10 (9 a.m.-noon), no refunds on orders not picked up, orders not picked up will be resold, Allen County Fairgrounds, Lions Cattle Barn, 2726 Carroll Rd., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.
15-17: Michigan 4-H Dairy Conference,  programming begins after dinner Friday and continues until lunch Sunday, theme this year is dairy nutrition, thus educational programming will focus on the digestive tract, how to feed cattle from calf through adulthood, and related topics, farm visit Saturday afternoon off-site with transportation provided, pre-pay event, credit card required to complete registration, Kettunen Center, Tustin, MI, events.anr.msu.edu/dairy2019.
16-17: 4-H Robotics Leaders Workshop, Kettunen Center, Tustin, MI, 989-724-6478, brinn@msu.edu or daugustt@msu.edu.
17: Maple Syrup Brunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., learn about maple syrup making, ride horse-drawn wagon rides, and eat for $6/person (kids under 3 free) in the dining hall with real maple syrup for the pancakes, camp nature center will be open for visitors to see and touch a variety of reptiles, maple syrup history lessons at noon and 1 p.m., some maple syrup products available for purchase, 4-H Camp Palmer, 26450 Co. Rd. MN, Fayette, OH, 419-237-2247 or www.camppalmer.org.
17-20: 4-H Capital Experience, Lansing, MI, 734-222-3877, marti623@msu.edu or events.anr.msu.edu/4HCapEx.
19: Northwest Ohio Beef Quality Assurance, 7-8:30 p.m., optional program for Fulton County Fair exhibitors, no cost to attend but RSVP is required to get accurate count for materials and refreshments, OSUE Fulton County, 8770 St. Rt. 108, Ste. A, Wauseon, OH, 419-337-9210, seiler.58@osu.edu or fulton.osu.edu.
20: Ag Career & College Night, 5:45-7:30 p.m., all area students invited, chance to meet with ag employers and area colleges, learn about job opportunities that the ag industry has to offer, refreshments provided, door prizes (mini fridge, $50 & $25 gift cards and more), RSVP encouraged, Tuscola Technology Center, 1401 Cleaver Rd., Caro, MI, 989-673-4157.
23: 4-H Hippology Skills & Equine Communications Contest, MSU Anthony Hall, East Lansing, MI, tenlenta@msu.edu or 517-353-1748.
23-24: Horse Workshop, 1-4 p.m. each day, $15 annual program fee plus $15 supplies fee due at time of registration, youth will  become a 4-H member upon payment, existing 4-H members only pay $15 supplies fee, learn grooming and feeding, hoof care and health, equipment and tack, horse breeds, see riding demonstrations, register by March 15, space is limited, minimum of 5 and maximum of 15 registered participants to hold this workshop, payment holds your spot, Blue Willow Farm, 4936 Cedar Lake Rd., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.
24: 4-H FFA Horse Judging Contest, MSU, East Lansing, MI, tenlenta@msu.edu or 517-353-1748.
April

6: 4-H Hairy Horse Benefit Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI, tenlenta@msu.edu or 517-353-1748.
6: 4-H National Conference, Washington, DC, skeinath@msu.edu or marti623@msu.edu.
11: Allen County 4-H Muzzleloading Program, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Purdue Extension, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, program continues on April 18, 25, May 2, 9 & 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Spenceville area, class size limited to 10 participants, advanced registration required by April 1, $30/youth grades 3-12, equipment provided, Spencerville, IN, www.extension.purdue.edu/allen or 260-481-6826.
13: State 4-H Goat Expo, open to all exhibitors ages 8-19 as of Jan. 1, 2019, $6/participant, $4/contest, contests include quiz bowl, breed judging, skill-a-thon, illustrated talk, creative writing, educational posters, arts & crafts and extemporaneous public speaking, MSU Anthony Hall, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-5270, ockertka@msu.edu or register at events.anr.msu.edu/2019goatexpo.
26-28: Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Certification Workshop, training expected to include rifle, archery, shotgun, pistol and muzzleloader, Kettunen Center, Tustin, MI, www.canr.msu.edu/shooting_sports or quistla1@msu.edu or 231-839-5848.
27: 4-H Poultry Workshop, MSU Anthony Hall, East Lansing, MI, ockertka@msu.edu or 517-432-5270.
27: I CAN Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., day of free workshops for kids grade 6 through adults including candy making chocolate suckers, gardening seed tapes, sewing basics bookmark and make ahead mixes, each workshop is 45 minutes long, complete one or all four lessons to be entered into a drawing for a Crock Pot, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 hadleyv@purdue.edu.
27: MSU Small Poultry Flock Owner Management Symposium, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., session topics include egg layer housing & management, egg layer nutrition, meat bird housing & management, meat bird nutrition, and avian diseases, offered to small poultry flock owners including youth interested in learning more about poultry management and diseases, $45, includes program materials and lunch, all fees must be paid online to reserve your spot, MSU Anthony Hall, East Lansing, MI, to register visit commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3645.
May

9: World Food Prize - Michigan Youth Institute, one-day event where 8-12 grade students present research and recommendations on how to solve global food security issues, network with researchers and other professionals while engaging in educational experiences, wibby@msu.edu or 906-475-5731.
11: Northern Michigan Rabbit & Poultry Educational Workshop & Animal Show, Kalkaska County Fairgrounds, Kalkaska, MI, theunic3@msu.edu or 231-627-8861.
14: State 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest, MSU Meat Lab, East Lansing, MI, babco116@msu.edu or 517-432-1626.
June

8: 4-H Day at Michigan's Adventure, $26/guest with children 2 & under free, includes use of both parks and all the attractions within except Bumper Boats and RipCord, add 4-H Day Meal for additional $7 (meal served from 2-3 p.m. in catering area and consists of all-beef hot dog, macaroni salad, potato chips and soft drink), reserve tickets by June 3, 231-766-9959, youthsales@miadventure.com or www.miadventure.com/specialevents.
10-14: Fulton County 4-H Camp, $180 per camper, scholarships available, Wauseon, OH, 419-337-9210.
19-21: 4-H State Awards Assembly & Recognition Event, MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI, nashbett@msu.edu or 810-648-2515.
22: State 4-H Goat Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI, ockertka@msu.edu or 517-432-5270.
22-29: 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus, Washington, DC, langec@msu.edu or 517-279-4311.
24-28: 4-H Veterinary Science Camp, MSU, East Lansing, MI, www.canr.msu.edu/4_h_animal_veterinary_science_camp, babco116@msu.edu or 517-432-1626.
26-27: MMPA Dairy Tour, Novi, MI, elischa@msu.edu or 517-432-4306.
July

10: Everyone Loves Flowers: Floral Design & Floriculture, hands-on fun workshop learning the basics of floral design, design principles and making a floral arrangement, Lake City, MI, quistla1@msu.edu or 231-839-5848.
11: State 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI, babco116@msu.edu or 517-432-1626.
15-19: Michigan Dairy Expo & 4-H Dairy Days, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI, elischer@anr.msu.edu or 517-432-4306.
17: Great Dairy Adventure, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI, mclachl2@msu.edu, 517-432-5402, elischer@msu.edu or 517-432-4306.
August

2-3: 4-H State Shoot, Blue Water Sportsman's Association, Kimball, MI, quistla1@msu.edu or 231-839-5848.
4-10: 4-H Great Lakes Natural Resource Camp, Presque Isle, MI, potterla@msu.edu or 517-432-2963.
10: State 4-H Dog Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI, ockertka@msu.edu or 517-432-5270.
15-18: State 4-H Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI, tenlenta@msu.edu or 517-353-1748.
September

21-22: 4-H Youth Leadership & Global Citizenship Spectacular, participants in this hands-on workshop will participate in small and large group sessions to share and develop valuable knowledge and skills related to youth leadership, civic engagement, global citizenship and international cultures, Kettunen Center, Tustin, MI, wibby@msu.edu or 906-315-2662.
November

29-Dec. 3: 4-H National Congress, Atlanta, GA, skeinath@msu.edu or 231-779-9480.

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