Monday Extension Report – January 29, 2018

January 29, 2018

Private Pesticide and Chemigation Applicator Trainings rescheduled for February 5

The Private Pesticide and Chemigation Applicator Trainings that were canceled last Monday have been rescheduled for February 5. Private Pesticide Applicator training will be February 5 at 1:30 PM at the Fairgrounds in Valentine. Chemigation Applicator Training will be at 5:30 pm also at the Fairgrounds on February 5.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience of having to reschedule. Don’t forget there is another opportunity to catch those classes on April 10.

2018 Cherry County 4-H membership enrollment is open: re-enrollment deadline Feb 1

4-Hers don’t forget that 2018 Cherry County 4-H membership enrollment is open. Families new to 4-H have until June 1, but the deadline for previous members is this Thursday February 1. That includes CWF participants. So, avoid late fees, get your enrollments done.

2018 Cherry County 4-H Communication and Expressive Arts Contest

While you are thinking about your upcoming 4-H year, why not consider participating in the 2018 Cherry County 4-H Communication and Expressive Arts Contest on Friday, March 2 at 5:00 PM CT, in the auditorium of the Valentine High School.

Divisions include speech, public service announcements, presentations, music and talent. This year’s PSA theme is “4-H Grows True Leaders.” Age divisions include Clover Kid, Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Guidelines, details and entry forms can be found online or stop by the Extension Office.

Annual 4-H “Luck of the Draw” fundraiser, February 10 at the Veteran’s Club on Main Street

I want to wrap things up with an update on the annual 4-H “Luck of the Draw” fundraiser. First, a big thank you to the many donors. They’ve done it again. Every table we have is loaded with goodies waiting to be transported to the Veteran’s Club on February 10. As I hope everyone knows, this is the only fundraiser Cherry County 4-H holds each year. Money raised supports the overall 4-H program; trophies, awards, scholarships, grants, exhibitor t-shirts and project resources.

Tickets may be purchased during the Luck of the Draw event on Saturday, February 10th from 10:00 am to 4 pm or you can avoid the lines and purchase them ahead of time until February 5 from Tiffany Swanson at Security First Bank in Valentine or Michelle McNare at Erin Heath’s CPA office in Cody. 4-H members that have volunteered to sell tickets will also have them available.

Ticket prices are 10 tickets for $10.00 or 30 tickets for $25.00. Choose from the many items you would like to take home and place your tickets in that item’s draw pot for a chance at winning. Ticket sales close at 4 pm and winners will be announced beginning at 4:30 pm at the Veteran’s Club.

Please make note of the new location. The Luck of the Draw will be at Veteran’s Club on Main Street.


As always, you can call the extension office at 402-376-1850 for more information.