Manure Management, Get the Scoop on Poop

Anyone that has animals knows that manure happens. Many 4-H projects fall into the animal category and create their fair share of manure. It is important to make sure to include a manure management system into any animal project. The system may be as simple as spreading out the manure or creating a compost system.

Do you have an animal?

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Do you have a manure management system?

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The following chart shows approximately how much manure is created by each species in a six month time frame:

Table 1. How much manure do we get?

Animal Cubic yards/6 months
Horse                     5.5
Cow (1,000 lb)       7
Sheep                    0.5
Chicken                 0.25
Pig                         1.5
Data: OSU Extension publication EM 8649

Now, what do we do with it? This Living on The Land Managing Manure article shares a variety of different ways to handle manure responsibly.

  • Drag Pastures
  • Collect from all season pens
  • Use it
  • Give it away or sell it
  • Store it

Check out the article or the audio files and share with your 4-H club! Chances are not everyone has thought about the manure management side of an animal project.

Camp Counselor Opportunities for 2015

“The counselors are the best!”

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Counselors are the heart and sole of any camp, just ask the campers. Being a camp counselor is a very rewarding experience. It not only looks great on a resume, but it really is the ultimate life skill. Camp counselors gain experience in:

  • Teamwork
  • Organization
  • Role modeling
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Planning
  • Safety
  • Leadership
  • And so much more!

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In Hood River County, we are always looking for young individuals 7th-12th grade that want to gain experience as a counselor. The 2015 camp counselor training opportunities are available to all. Notify dani.annala@oregonstate.edu if you are interested in getting involved. Come be the best part of camp!P1000935

Date Event Location Who Should Participate? Why Should You Participate?
January 19, 2015

10am-3pm

Winter Counselor Retreat OSU Extension Office Hood River County 7th-12th graders interested in serving in counselor roles through 4-H. ·        Complete required counselor training hours

·        Meet new people

·        Serve as a camp counselor

February 16, 2015

10am-3pm

Camp Counselor Training TBD 7th-12th graders interested in serving in counselor roles through 4-H. ·        Complete required counselor training hours

·        Meet new people

·        Serve as a camp counselor

March 27, 2015 Counselor Application Due to the Extension Office 7th-12th graders interested in serving as counselors at 4-H summer camp ·        You cannot serve as a camp counselor without a completed application
March 28-29, 2015

Sat Morning-Sun. Morning

4-H Leadership Camp Camp Morrow, Wamic, OR All 7th-12th Graders. ·        Hang out with fun people for the weekend

·        Meet new people

April 18, 2015

10am-3pm

Counselor Training TBD Selected Camp Counselors ·        Complete required counselor training hours

·        Serve as a camp counselor

May 31, 2015

2pm-5pm

Counselor Training Selected Camp Counselors
June 16, 2015

5pm-into camp

Counselor Training Camp Morrow, Wamic, OR Selected Camp Counselors
June 17-20, 2015 4-H Summer Camp Camp Morrow, Wamic, OR Selected Camp Counselors

4th-6th graders

June 24, 2015

Morning

Camp Re-Cap TBD Summer Camp counselors ·        Help make camp better
June 24-27, 2015 OSU Summer Conference OSU Campus, Corvallis, OR All 7th-12th graders ·        Visit OSU Campus

·        Meet new people

·        Apply to be a State ambassador

·        Leadership and fun classes