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Hurley, R. V.; Clark, J. W.; Blodau, Violet V. / County and home agents' report--1942 [Dane County, Wisconsin]
(1942)

4-H club work in Dane County: 1942,   p. 3 PDF (322.5 KB)


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                      1i.-H CLUB WORK IN DANZ3 OOUWr
                                   1942
     bor many years 4-H club work has been one of the major projects on
the county agents program of work in Dane County. Club work offers an
opportunity for many farm boys and girls to get a practical education in
a type of farm and home work where they actually "learn by doing".
     There were 355 boys and 402 girls, or a total of 757, enrolled in
4-H club work in Dane County this year.  Of this number 81%, or 609, com-
pleted their projects and were awarded 14-H achievement pins at the Ach-
ievement Program held on Saturday evening, October 24. Of the 43 organ-
ized 4-H clubs, all members in 25 clubs completed their projects and the
club was awarded a 100% achievement certificate.
                      - Dane County Junior Fair -
     About 650 members of the county 4-H clubs, Pluture I
Homemakers and 80 rural schools cooperated to hold the E
Junior Pair at Stoughton, August 8-9. A comparison of I
hibits in each project over a four year period is shown
                    1939           1940          1941
Department        Xfhibit        Inhibit        Exhibit
Dairy Calves        142            191            226
Swine               107            108             92
Sheep                73             72             71
Poultry              67            163            136
Grain                83             82             78
Garden              451            635            611
Potato               17              70            61
Handicraft          146            145            136
Clothing            542            692            659
Foods               321            439            408
Canning              24            660            63
   Total exhibits  2330           3              3130
   Estimated value of all exhibits                   -
   Premiums paid by Dane County Junior Fair   - - - - - -
     During the past four years the Dane
ducted in cooperation with the Stoughton
benefits to both organizations have been
rarmers, Future
annual Dane County
bhe number of ex-
as follows:
       1942
     Exhibit
       236
       51
       55
       152
       73
       910
       702
       289
       3175
* - - - - $31,650.00
- - - - -  2,223.20
County Junior Fair has been con-
Festival. We believe that the
mutual.
                         - Junior State Pair -
     Clara Wittwer, Mt. Horeb, member of the Perry 4-H Club, won the State
Dairy Calf Showmanship Contest in which about 200 contestants took part.
     21 dairy calves were shown and received the following placings: Seven
firsts, four seconds, eight thirds, and two fourths.
    As county agents we wish to credit a great share of the success of
4-H club work in Dane County to the fine spirit of cooperation of the local
club leaders, the agricultural and home economics teachers and also the
loyal cooperation of the parents of these boys and girls. (see rext pages
for list of 4-H club senior leaders)
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