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.
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!
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)
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.
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.
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.