All WJPA Year of Appreciation forms must be postmarked by today, August 20th. Please consider nominating someone; we have all been tremendously helped by many impactful mentors.
Avian Quiz Bowl registration and Egg Contest entries are due by September 1st. Enter the Wisconsin International Poultry Show by its September 11th postmark-date, and send in your WJPA Speaking Contest entries by September 15th.
This may be the last post on this WJPA website, since Shelby and I will be attending college shortly. The new WJPA website (managed by Brody Jones) can be found at this address.
Pullet Surprise writing contest entries are all due by August 20th. More information on the contest can be found at this link: 32nd Pullet Surprise Contest Information (PDF) Don’t miss this great opportunity to get started in or to improve your current exhibition poultry flock!
The annual Wisconsin Junior Poultry Association and Wisconsin International Poultry Club Summer Picnic will be held at the David Laatsch Farm on Saturday, July 14, 2018. The address is:
N8580 County Road W
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916
The picnic’s planned schedule is the following:
10:30am-11:30am: Farm Tour.
11:30am: Youth Judging Contest.
Noon: Potluck Picnic; bring a dish to pass.
1:00pm: Club Meetings (WJPA and WIPC).
Bring your family, bring an interested friend. Please reply by July 9th to Barb Gromacki: (262) 534-6402.
As has been previously stated, 2018 is the WJPA’s “Year of Appreciation.” All of us have family members, mentors, or close friends who have helped us with our poultry projects in outstanding ways. These people may have given you starter birds, guided you through your first poultry show, instructed you on showmanship, or simply supported you in all your poultry adventures, good and bad. The WJPA wants all of these exceptional people to be recognized for their contributions, so it encourages everyone to nominate at least one special person using this form. All nominees will be recognized at the Wisconsin International Poultry Show in September. One very special nominee will be presented with the 2018 WJPA Year of Appreciation Award. Nominations are due to Mrs. Gromacki by August 20, 2018. Please consider nominating someone!
In lieu of an educational poster contest, this year, the WJPA will be holding its first-ever poultry Speaking Contest at the Wisconsin International Poultry Show. Any youth can compete for no cost, and all who participate will receive prizes. For more information, click here or visit the Forms section of the WJPA website.
Information on the 2018 4-H Avian Quiz Bowl contest has been released, and can be found here, as well as in the Forms section of this WJPA website. Topics covered in this year’s Avian Quiz Bowl will include raising waterfowl, avian respiratory and digestive systems, Mediterranean and Continental breeds, biosecurity, pet birds, and more. Teams of 2-4 youth are highly encouraged to participate. The winning senior team will have the chance to compete at the National Avian Quiz Bowl this fall.
Wisconsin Junior Poultry Association’s “2018 Year of Appreciation”
Is there a special adult in your life who has contributed significantly to your poultry experience? The WJPA would like to recognize these exceptional people on Saturday, September 29th, at the WIPC Portage Show.
Nominate the person(s) of your choice. All nominees will be recognized. One very special nominee will be presented with our “2018 Year of Appreciation” Award.
Selection will be made by a committee designated by the WJPA, using the following criteria:
- Number of nominations a person receives-40% of overall score.
- Content of paragraph explanation-60% of overall score.
There will be a Youth Egg Show at the Wisconsin International Poultry Show again this year. The deadline to enter is September 1st, as usual. More information on entering can be found at this link: 2018 WJPA Egg Show Entry Form.
Please note that the class for decorated eggs has been changed. Contestants are now asked to decorate a half-dozen, instead of a full dozen.
Sponsorships for breed or variety awards at the Wisconsin International Poultry Show are due by May 1st. If interested in sponsoring, please visit this form: WJPA Best of Breed and Best of Variety Sponsorship (PDF)
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!