Volunteering In The Panhandle

10 Tips to Prepare your Pig for Show

This is Peyton’s first year in the swine project. He is a Jackson County 4-Her. “I practice with my pig everyday!” In the Florida Panhandle, it’s Fair Season!  Whether you are an exhibitor or a spectator, we are sharing some tips for you related to the Swine Project.  For spectators, it is important to understand …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/21/10-tips-to-prepare-your-pig-for-show/

Family Guide to Fair Exhibits

It’s that time of year again, Fair Season! The delicious smells of the midways, the sights and sounds of carnival rides and livestock in the arenas. During Fair Season, youth throughout the state dress up with pride in their 4-H green attire and prepare for what’s to come…Fair Exhibits! Fair Exhibits can range from artwork …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/14/family-guide-to-fair-exhibits/

The Impact Ag Judging Had on Me

Here in North Florida, as the dogwood trees start to turn colors and drop their leaves and I wait for the first cool breezes of a seemingly delayed Autumn I often find my memory is easily awoken by hints of past falls. As a teen I participated for several years in the Agricultural Judging contest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/07/the-impact-ag-judging-had-on-me/

Teaching Agriculture from the Ground Up

Youth learn about pollination and nutrition at the pumpkin station. The center grows several varieties to demonstrate the diversity of the plant family. What has 1600 eyes, 1600 legs, can be male or female, and has enough energy collectively to send a rocket to the moon? The 3rd – 5th graders that participate in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/29/teaching-agriculture-from-the-ground-up/

Teaching Youth to be Smart Consumers

“Experts estimate that 2 to 14 year-olds have sway over $ 500 billion a year in household purchasing (Calvert 2008).”  In other words, adults make decisions each day concerning purchases for their household, but youth have tremendous influence over what parents are buying. The 4-H Consumer Choices judging contest is ideal for helping youth understand …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/22/teaching-youth-to-be-smart-consumers/

Judging Teams Grow Workforce Skills

Youth competing at the North Florida Fair Horticulture Judging Contest. Photo credit: UF IFAS Leon County 4-H For parents who want their child to be prepared for the 21st century workforce, participating in a 4-H judging team may be the answer.  Several universities have recently published studies on the impacts 4-H judging teams have had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/16/judging-teams-grow-workforce-skills/

4-H Day at Gator Football

Just a few more days until College Football season kicks off!  The Gator Ticket Office is proud to announce a special ticket offer for all 4-H members, employees, alumni, as well as their family and friends for the Gator Football game on Saturday, September, 3rd against the UMASS Minutemen! Take advantage of this opportunity to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/26/4-h-day-at-gator-football/

Making a Difference by Fostering Independence

Make a Difference Monday is an online volunteer training series. Most youth have started back to school, and soon we will roll over onto a new 4-H year as well!  We are excited to kick off our Make a Difference Monday series next month.  Make a Difference Monday is a online training series for both …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/19/making-a-difference-by-fostering-independence/

Tips for a Successful School Year

Where did the summer go?  It’s hard to believe that in many counties, school starts next week!  I wanted to share a few things that will help make this school year successful for your family.  It’s no surprise that success — or failure — at school starts at home. Studies have linked poor academic performance …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/05/tips-for-a-successful-school-year/

Ruth Ann Scurry Inducted into the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame

  Mrs. Ruth Ann Scurry, 2016 Florida 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Ruth Ann Scurry, Jefferson County 4-H Club Leader and Volunteer, on being inducted into the 2016 University of Florida 4-H Hall of Fame.  Mrs. Scurry was one of only five individuals inducted this year, and the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/29/ruth-ann-scurry-inducted-into-the-florida-4-h-hall-of-fame/

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