Everyone that attended the Halloween Party!
County Council for hosting the Halloween Party
and designing the Haunted House!
Record Keeping/Awards committee for the devoted
time they spend reviewing and evaluating all the
awards applications that are submitted.
275 members & 46 adult volunteers that have com-
pleted their enrollment!
Tate Linton for creating and donating a check out
kit about Dairy Goats!
Shooting Sports volunteers and members that had
a successful archery and air rifle season!
DEAR 4-H FAMILY & FRIENDS:
The fall is flying by and what great weather it has
been! We are gearing up for lots of fun and
educational opportunities this winter! Don’t forget
to be working towards those Banner Club goals
we sent out in last month’s newsletter!
A reminder that 4-H’ers must be enrolled! We
encourage this to be completed by December 1!
Thank you to the 275 members that have already
Enclosed you will find information about the
upcoming Annual 4-H Recognition Event, Holiday
Evergreen Make and Take Workshop, and ways
to help out the Pioneer Christmas Village!
There are still two masterpieces created from the
Bucket of Junk contest that were left behind at the
fair! We need the owners to claim these by
The Extension and Outreach Office will be getting
new carpet the first weekend in December. We
will be in the office on Friday, December 2 and
Monday, December 5 but will be in the process
of moving all the equipment and furniture. If you
call and we don’t get to the phone, please leave a
message and we will get back to you as soon as
PLYMOUTH COUNTY 4-H CLOVER CONNECTION
PLYMOUTH COUNTY EXTENSION & OUTREACH
County Program & Youth Coordinator
PHONE: 712-546-7835 FAX: 712-546-7837
MARKET BEEF WEIGH-IN
All Plymouth County 4-H and FFA members with a
market beef animal will need to weigh and
identify their market animals at the Plymouth
County weigh-in site on Saturday, December 17,
2016 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Please note that
the last hour from 12:00-1:00 p.m. is when any out
of county exhibitors will be scheduled to weigh.
You can still come during that time, that’s just
when they will be scheduled with approval from
their county office. Weigh-in takes place at the
Plymouth County Fairgrounds in the scale barn
just east of the covered show ring. All Plymouth
County 4-H’ers will need to make arrangements
to have their market beef projects weighed at the
Plymouth County site. December 17th is when
your 4-H project begins and you must have all
market beef animals in your possession by this
date. Each member may identify a maximum of
six head. If there is an emergency and this date
does not work you must first contact our office.
No animals that will be exhibited at the county fair
can be purchased after the weigh-in date and
weighed in at another location.
COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING REMINDER
The next meeting of the County Council will be on
Thursday, November 3 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at
the Extension & Outreach Office. Members
should notify Ann prior to the meeting if they are
not able to attend due to a church/school event!
NEW CHECK OUT KIT AVAILABLE
We have a new kit available for check out at the
Extension and Outreach Office. It has everything
you want to learn about Dairy Goats! This would
be a great resource to get some fair exhibit ideas
or do a presentation on for your next club meeting!
Let us know if you would like to reserve it!
4-H RECOGNITION EVENT
Mark your calendars to attend the annual 4-H
Recognition Event on Sunday, November 20 at
4:00 p.m. in the Upper Level of the Convention
Center. All clubs are recognized and members
introduced on stage! It’s a great way to see what
opportunities are available as seniors!
Outstanding Juniors and Intermediates are also
recognized as well as special adult awards!
Cookies and juice are served after the program!
Hope to see you all there! We ask that members
sit with their clubs on the outside aisles and
families sit in the center section.
HOLIDAY EVERGREEN MAKE AND TAKE
Would you like to learn how to make your own
Evergreen Kissing Ball to use for decoration at
your home this holiday season? In this session,
you will learn how to create your own Evergreen
Kissing Ball from evergreens and a few other
supplies. This make and take workshop will be
held on Monday, December 5th at the ISU
Extension and Outreach Plymouth County Office
in the lower level of the Le Mars Convention
Center from 6:30 -8:00 p.m. Please call the office
at 712-546-7835 or email Janelle at
email@example.com to register. The registration
fee is $20/person.
DUPONT PIONEER SEED GRANT
DuPont Pioneer Seed is once again offering
grants for 4-H Club Community Service projects.
The applications are due to the County Extension
and Outreach Office by January 17, 2017. Grants
will be awarded from $50-$500 but typically will
not exceed half of the cost of the total project.
Successful projects are those that enlist
partnerships with other community entities,
engage the entire club, and make an impact in the
community. More information, tips, application
form, and brochure are available at
4-H’ers must be in good standing with their
county in order to participate in state or
interstate 4-H shows according to the State
Livestock Handbook document 4-H 202.
Extension & Outreach staff will not approve
entries for these shows if 4-H’ers and their
families have not been in compliance with
Direct criticism or interference with the judge,
fair officials, show coordinators,
superintendents, volunteers, staff, or other
exhibitors before, during or after the
competitive event is prohibited. Parents shall
not enter the show ring during the event unless
it involves the health and safety of the
exhibitor. In furtherance of their official duty,
these official, volunteers, and staff shall be
treated with courtesy, cooperation, and
respect. If this rule is broken the parent will be
asked to leave the fairgrounds and the
exhibitor will be disqualified from the rest of
that show. If the confrontation continues, the
exhibitor may be disqualified from the fair and
asked to leave the fairgrounds and forfeit all
premiums. This will be determined by
Extension & Outreach staff, Extension Council
and Fairboard. This could result in the family
being banned from exhibiting at other state
and interstate exhibitions as well.
REMINDER OF LIVESTOCK HOUSING POLICY
The following policy has been set forth by the 4-H
& Youth Committee for several years and is
supported by the Plymouth County Extension
Council and Plymouth County Fairboard. This is
a no tolerance policy. Failure to abide by this
policy will result in not exhibiting at the Plymouth
County Fair. This is a reminder to all livestock
exhibitors as we start the new 4-H year. It is not
the leader’s responsibility to follow these
guidelines, it is up to each family. Should you
have any questions, you will need to contact the
Plymouth County Extension & Outreach Office at
4-H families that live on a farm/acreage with any
kind of livestock housing will be expected to have
ALL of their 4-H livestock project (beef, sheep,
swine, and poultry) housed there. If alternative
arrangements need to be made, the location must
be approved by the Extension and Outreach
Office and 4-H & Youth Committee. This means
you must call or email the Extension and
Outreach Office with the request so that it can be
put on the agenda for the next 4-H & Youth Com-
mittee meeting and then discussed and voted on!
We ask that the alternative address be written on
If the 4-H’er does not have ANY facilities at the
location where they live, alternative housing is
acceptable as long as it’s preapproved and meets
the following criteria: The project needs to be
within close proximity for the 4-H’er to easily care
for that animal on a daily basis. For exam-
ple, if Johnny 4-H’er lives in town and his sheep