Volunteering In The Panhandle

Announcing the New 4-H Insectathon Event

Photo credit: UF There are two kinds of people in the world- those that think bugs are really cool and those that run screaming from anything that slightly resembles an insect.  If you or a family member are the former, then prepare to be excited!  We are happy to announce that there will be a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/23/announcing-the-new-4-h-insectathon-event/

Using LEGOs to Grow Literacy Skills in 4-H Clubs

4-H Leader and Librarian, Renae Roundtree, found a way to teach not only STEM, but help youth develop a life-long passion for reading. Books, DVD’s, audio books, magazines and…LEGO’s?  Yes, all of these can be found at the Washington County Public Library along with enthusiastic 4-H Club Leader, Renae Rountree.  Renae, Director of the WCPL, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/15/using-legos-to-grow-literacy-skills-in-4-h-clubs/

Exciting Changes for 4-H Day at the Capitol #4HtoTally

4-H Day at the Capitol provides youth an opportunity to use their voice and practice good citizenship while educating representatives and senators about the 4-H Program. 4-H members are highly encouraged to make an appointment with their congressmen or a congressional aide to talk about how the Florida 4-H Program has impacted their lives. During …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/08/exciting-changes-for-4-h-day-at-the-capitol-4htotally/

Which Breed is Best for Backyard Poultry?

The term “Backyard Chickens” is one many people use today.  The idea of having a pet help you make breakfast is growing in popularity.  I am often questioned as to which breed of chicken is the best breed.  When asked, I always reply, “What do you want the chicken to do?”  The reason I ask …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/02/which-breed-is-best-for-backyard-poultry/

4-H Saves Lives: A Teen’s Trajectory to Thrive

Many people know 4-H as the nation’s largest youth development organization. They may also know that 4-H programs focus on life skill development through experiential learning in a safe affirming environment. However, something many may not know is that 4-H, in many cases, is a LIFESAVER! 4-H saves lives daily through positive youth development provided to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/26/4-h-saves-lives-a-teens-trajectory-to-thrive/

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/

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