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.
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
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.
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.