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January 4-H Newsletter

January 2017 “Focus on 4-H” Newsletter The Focus on 4-H newsletter offers monthly information on 4-H events, project info, and activities.

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2017 Sausage Class

A hands-on sausage making workshop is being offered by Dodge Co. UW-Extension. UWEX’s Bonnie Borden along with UW-Madison Meats Lab Specialist, Jeff Sindelar, will teach participants how to make different types of sausage and they also will be answering your questions about processing and recipes.

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Four Area Youth Earn WI 4-H Key Award

Four area youth were awarded the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award at the Dodge County 4-H Achievement and Community Builders Banquet on October 23rd in Juneau. Madeline McGauley of Beaver Dam, Emma Meyer of Iron Ridge, Dylon Pokorny of Waupun, and Nicole Wenzel of Mayville were selected as the Dodge County Wisconsin 4-H Key Award winners for 2016.

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Healthy Soil-Healthy Water Workshop

Why are soil health and water quality important for your farm’s future? Come hear Ray Archuleta, aka “the Soil Guy,” explain how healthy soil plus healthy water equal more profits. Also speaking with Ray will be Justin Morris, a Regional Soil Health Specialist in the new Soil Health Division of NRCS, and Pennsylvania farmer Jim Harbach who milks 1000 cows, operates a methane digester, and farms 2200 no-till acres.

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Ask A Master Gardener – Cranberries

What comes to mind when you hear the word cranberry – a small red berry with a tart, tangy flavor, the jellied cranberry sauce served at Thanksgiving, or the Ocean Spray commercials seen on television?

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Ask A Master Gardener – African Violets

Bringing beauty to the indoors is a goal of any gardener in the winter months. African violets have a reputation of being fussy plants, but with just a little care and the right conditions, they can thrive, bloom, and enhance any home.

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