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.
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.
WJPA members voted for new officers and on two showmanship-related questions. The new WJPA officers are:
President: Nathan Thompson
Vice President: Elsbeth Hamilton
Secretary: Brody Jones
Treasurer: Alec Edstrom
Historian: David Thompson
Members voted “Yes” on both showmanship questions issues. Now, members can accumulate Advanced Showmanship wins (working toward the necessary 5 to become a WJPA showmanship judge) not only by winning Advanced Showmanship but also by winning Supreme Showperson at the Wisconsin State Fair. Additionally, members working on the Poultry Master A.C.E. program level can serve as showmanship judges.
The WJPA and Wisconsin International Poultry Club picnic will be held this Saturday, July 9th, at 10:00am. Meet at:
Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area
N7725 Hwy. 28
Members are greatly encouraged to attend this educational, fun event.
Entry forms for the WJPA Egg Show and for the Educational Poster Contest have been posted on the website in the Forms section. Both contests will be held at the Wisconsin International Poultry Show on September 24th, 2016. If entering, pay attention to the entry deadline, September 1st.
If you’re interested in obtaining birds for this year’s shows or have birds to sell, be sure to attend the Watertown Pigeon Club Annual Pet Swap on February 27, 2016. For more information on the swap, go to this link: http://www.watertownpigeonclub.8m.com/rich_text.html
This is the official schedule for the WJPA Youth Activity Day, which will take place on September 26, 2015:
9:00am-9:30am: Arrival. Sign up for door prizes. Poster contest entries accepted.
9:30am-10:00am: WJPA meeting.
10:00am-10:20am: Pullet Surprise awards given.
10:30am-11:30am: Egg demonstrations.
10:30am-1:00pm: Breed ID/Silhouette Identification contest. Participants may identify silhouettes of birds whenever they aren’t otherwise occupied by the poster contest, egg demonstrations, etc.
11:00am: Poster contest judging starts. Participants will be face-to-face interviewed for approximately 10 minutes each.
12:15pm-12:45pm: “Stump the Experts.” A panel of 4-5 knowledgeable “poultry experts” will answer submitted questions.
12:45pm-1:15pm: Egg judging.
1:30pm-2:00pm: Awards ceremony (except for Avian Quiz Bowl).
2:00pm-3:00pm: Avian Quiz Bowl competition. Awards to follow.
Notes on Lunch: A plate lunch will be offered, with donations happily accepted. Members are also encouraged to bring desserts for the dessert table.
The WJPA Youth Activity Day (WIPS substitute) will be held September 26, 2015 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wisconsin. It is scheduled to last from 9:00am-3:30pm. Events held include avian quiz bowl, egg demonstration contest, poster contest, photography contest, and much more! The complete list can be found here: WJPA Youth Day Information (PDF)
More updates and additional information will be posted on this website as soon as they are available.
Good luck to everyone showing at county fairs in the coming month! It wouldn’t hurt to spread the word of the WJPA youth day to other poultry exhibitors at your fairs.
This year, WJPA members will be able to compete in a new contest at our Youth Activity Day (which is replacing the cancelled Wisconsin International Poultry Show and all of its events): the Egg Demonstration contest. Rules and information can be found here. However, this is some basic info:
- There will be Junior and Senior age divisions
- Participants must register by September 1, 2015
- Contestants will compete by preparing and presenting egg dishes
- Senior winners will represent Wisconsin at the 4-H National Poultry & Egg Conference held in Louisville, KY.