Volunteering In The Panhandle

From Learning to Leading: Jerrett Kandzer, a True Leader

4-H Alumnus Jerrett Kandzer with his agent, Niki Crawson. As a 4-H Agent, one remembers many of their “firsts” on the job, i.e., their first day, their first fair, their first 4-H club meetings, etc.  For me in Holmes County 4-H, I was hired in the midst of a reorganization phase within the program.  I …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/19/from-learning-to-leading-jerrett-kandzer-a-true-leader/

Serving those with Cancer

4-H youth participate in service projects at the club, county, district and state levels throughout the year. As adults, 4-H youth are more civically active. Each year, teens across the Florida panhandle convene for a weekend to practice leadership skills, learn workforce skills and participate in service to their communities.  This years’ event will be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/12/serving-those-with-cancer/

Soar with 4-H and the National Flight Academy

Kyle working the air traffic control booth at the National Flight Academy. Photo Credit: Prudence Caskey 4-H has joined forces with the National Flight academy to bring a unique and exciting aviation camp to our 4-Hers.  The National Flight Academy builds heart-pumping, adrenaline-filled story line, which brings life to a mission as if the students are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/06/soar-with-4-h-and-the-national-flight-academy/

Managing the Holidays without Breaking the Bank

As the holiday season quickly approaches many people become overwhelmed with all of the activities, decorating, and shopping that needs to be completed. Here are a few tips to save energy, time and your nerves.  Let’s begin with Five Steps to Seasonal Savings: Recognize Your Seasonal Stressors- Know your personal stressors—such as family, friends, work, travel, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/08/managing-the-holidays-without-breaking-the-bank/

Northwest Teen Retreat 2017

Over 70 teens from across the panhandle participated in last year’s retreat, sponsored by Farm Credit of NW FL. Interested in meeting other 4-H teens across the district?  Do you love camp?  Would you like to be more prepared for state events like 4-H Legislature or 4-H U?  What about scholarships for college?  If any …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/01/northwest-teen-retreat-2017/

DIY Gratefulness Tree Tutorial

My original tree, using paper leaves. Have you ever heard the saying, “take time to stop and smell the roses?”  With the hustle and bustle of daily life, this can be easier said than done!  However, according to several studies, being intentional about gratitude can benefit you both physically and mentally.  A Gratefulness Tree is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/23/diy-gratefulness-tree-tutorial/

5 Ways To Celebrate Gratitude

Not much can make one happier that the warm scents of pumpkin spice, twinkling festive lights, and the joyous spirits that the holiday seasons bring many families.  As the Thanksgiving holiday season approaches and we find ourselves dashing from one from one festive event to another, it becomes a wonderful opportunity to pause with our …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/17/5-ways-to-celebrate-gratitude/

Florida 4-H Chick Chain “Egg-celence”

Youth unable to keep chickens at home were able to participate through Cooperative Coops at County Extension Offices. Photo credit: Heather Kent On Saturday, October 29th, 4-H’ers from across the panhandle suited up in their 4-H Show gear, loaded up their chickens and ventured off to the inaugural Florida 4-H Chick Chain hosted at the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/10/florida-4-h-chick-chain-egg-celence/

Teaching Youth Citizenship this Election Season

4-H youth practices parliamentary procedure for club meetings. Photo Credit: UF IFAS Bay County Extension. No matter what your political beliefs, there’s one thing we can all agree on: We have been inundated with election coverage. In November 2016, a new president will be elected to serve a four-year term, so now is an ideal …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/03/teaching-youth-citizenship-this-election-season/

5 Steps to Poultry Showmanship

4-Hers are waiting for their moment with the poultry judge. Photo Credit: Misty Smith I am often asked, “How do you wash a chicken?” I reply, “Just like a turkey, only on a smaller scale!” But for many 4-H’ers, washing chickens is part of showing chickens and is a skill they have to master. Raising …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/27/5-steps-to-poultry-showmanship/

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