Congratulations to WJPA members Brody and Brianna Jones, who have both completed the Flock Master level of the Youth Exhibition Poultry Association’s A.C.E. Program! This achievement required many hours spent showing birds, participating in educational activities (like clerking for judges), and assisting poultry youth statewide.

Brody and Brianna are now moving on to the challenging fourth and final level of the A.C.E. Program, Poultry Master. The WJPA is proud to have produced more Poultry Masters than any other state (most recently, Sydney and Shelby Tone). We wish Brody and Brianna luck!

New Information on Pullet Surprise Contest and Award Sponsorship

Updated information about the 32nd Pullet Surprise Writing Contest can be found here: 32nd Pullet Surprise Contest Information (PDF)

Also, as in previous years, members may sponsor trophies for the Wisconsin International Poultry Show. Sponsorships are due by May 1st. Further information can be found here: WJPA Best of Breed and Best of Variety Sponsorship (PDF)

WJPA Year-End Contest Winners

David Lefeber Citizenship Award:

Champion: Mariah Schwartz–Mauston, Wisconsin

Reserve Champion: Tyler Schwartz–Mauston, Wisconsin

High Point Exhibitor:

Champion: Tyler Schwartz (with a record 1,140 points!)–Mauston, Wisconsin

Reserve Champion: Lauren Thompson–Woodville, Wisconsin

Congratulations to everyone! Remember, 2018 is the WJPA’s “Year of Appreciation.” Thank someone who makes your poultry experience possible.

End of Year Award Deadline Reminders

If interested in applying for the David Lefeber Citizenship Award or the High Point Exhibitor Award, you must submit all necessary material to Mrs. Gromacki by December 31st. Forms for both awards are available under the Forms section of this website or at the following links:

2017 WJPA David Lefeber Citizenship Award Scoresheet

2017 WJPA High Point Exhibitor Scoresheet



Beaver Dam Poultry Show Entry Reminder

Anyone wishing to enter the Beaver Dam Poultry Show needs to postmark their entry by September 30th. The show will be held on October 14th at the Dodge County Fairgrounds. Showmanship will be offered for all five age divisions and a WJPA meeting will be held, with guest speaker Jim Grober discussing getting started with pigeons. All are encouraged to enter and attend.

For more information on the show, as well as the October 15th poultry/small animal swap held in the same place, see the show catalog found here.

Important Contest Entry Deadlines

Photography contest entries must be postmarked and emailed by August 15th. See more information here: WJPA Photography Contest and Calendar Order Form (PDF)

Pullet Surprise writing contest entries must be postmarked to Mrs. Gromacki by August 20th. See more information here: 31st Pullet Surprise Contest Information (PDF)

Poster contest entries, Egg show entries, and Avian Quiz Bowl entries are due by September 1st. More information about each contest can be found on the Forms section of this website.


2017 Avian Quiz Bowl Information

Information for this year’s Avian Quiz bowl is now available and can be found in this document: 2017 Avian Quiz Bowl (PDF)

Any 4-H member can compete on a team in either the Junior division (under 14 years old) or the Senior division (14-18 years old). The 4-H Avian Bowl Manual (4-H MANUAL 161) (2016 version) will be used for questions. The competition will occur at the Wisconsin International Poultry Show, with the winning senior team going on to the national quiz bowl in Louisville, Kentucky.

WJPA Picnic and Summer Education Information

The WJPA picnic will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017, at David Laatsch’s residence in Beaver Dam, WI. Events will include a farm tour, WJPA meeting, lunch, and a WIPC meeting. Youth are highly encouraged to attend, as it should be an educational, fun day.

For planning purposes, please inform Barb Gromacki by Monday, June 26 indicating the number from your family attending. More information can be found here: WJPA Picnic and Summer Education Information (PDF). All are welcome.

Pullet Surprise Information

Information about this year’s Pullet Surprise writing contest can be found  here: 31st Pullet Surprise Contest Information (PDF)

Youth are highly encouraged to apply, since winning the Pullet Surprise is a great way to get started in poultry or improve your existing show flock.


Sponsor a Breed or Variety at the Wisconsin International Show

Would you or your 4-H group like to promote your favorite breed or variety by sponsoring an award at the Wisconsin International Youth Show? Show dates are September 23-24, 2017, at Portage, WI. Sponsors can be listed in the show’s premium book and you can personally present the award if you wish.

If interested,  you can find the Sponsorship Form here, or on the Forms page.

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