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There is always a lot going on with Taylor County 4-H and to stay updated please be sure to utilize our forms of communication! The newsletter, bi-weekly emails, and the Taylor County 4-H Facebook page are all lines of communication for our events and current news.

All forms of our communications are available for the public to see and can be found below!

A postcard with the following information was mailed to all 4-H families on July 23,2020:

Julie Diepenbrock, our new 4-H Program Educator, will join us on July 7. Julie brings a wealth of experience to the position—4H member and leader, teacher, counselor. These experiences should serve her well as she faces some extra challenges due to the COVID19 pandemic. I’m sure she will be looking forward to meeting all of you, virtually, if not in person, and will be pleased if you reach out to her via phone (715-748-3327 x4) or email (diepenbrock@wisc.edu).

Meetings: This has been a difficult year for everyone, including 4-H. Fortunately, if all goes well, meetings of small groups (less than 10) may be permitted in July. For each meeting, a plan will need to be created in conjunction with the 4-H Program Educator and using the Extension template. The 4-H Program Educator will then seek organizational approval through the Area Extension Director (AED). The plan template includes considerations for maintaining social distancing, limiting group size, the use of face coverings, etc. Please do not hold any in-person meetings until permission is received from state 4-H. Meanwhile, we encourage continued use of virtual meetings.

Communication: Due to reduced staffing and few activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not been sending bimonthly newsletters as had been done in the past. We hope to resume sending them in the coming months. Meanwhile, we have relied on email and posting on Facebook and the Extension 4-H website to communicate with our 4-H members. 4-H Online reports show that some members have blocked broadcast emails through their 4-H Online account. If you want to receive our emails, please update your account settings.

Projects: Although the Taylor County Fair has been cancelled, we hope you are continuing to work on your 4-H projects. They are a great way to learn, to produce something you can be proud of, and to have fun. And perhaps, before the end of the year, we may find a way to have a show, if not in person, then virtually.

Market Animal Show and Sale: For those participating in a livestock project, a reminder that the Market Animal Show and Sale is not a 4-H/Extension sponsored or associated event. It is being offered by MASS (Market Animal Show and Sale). Please check their Facebook page for information. For general youth livestock information visit, https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/youthlivestock/covid-19/