Volunteering In The Panhandle

4-H Day at LEGOLAND 2016

The 4th Annual 4-H Day at LEGOLAND on Saturday, September 10th. This event is an opportunity for 4-H members and their families to explore the LEGOLAND theme park at a deep discount, while raising funds for 4-H clubs, camps, and other educational programs.  LEGOLAND is a great way to have fun with the entire family …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/22/4-h-day-at-legoland-2016/

Beat the Heat with a DIY Neck Cooler

These DIY neck coolers are great to help youth learn about sewing AND science! Even though it is not yet August, the Florida heat is sweltering.  Staying hydrated is key, but you can also stay comfortable outdoors with a neck cooler.  The neck cooler helps cool the blood pumping to your head and is a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/15/beat-the-heat-with-a-diy-neck-cooler/

Celebrate National Blueberry Month!

Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? Blueberries are in season now, and reasonably priced at grocery stores, fruit stands, and farmers’ markets.  Many growers also offer a “pick your own” service which can be a fun family outing.  The good news is that this delicious treat has many health benefits.  Blueberries are low …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/08/celebrate-national-blueberry-month/

Solutions for a Happy Independence Day!

It’s Fourth of July weekend and time to celebrate our independence with family and friends.  This week, we wanted to share with you some tips and tricks to make your celebration fun, yummy and safe! We’ve compiled a list of previous posts that you might want to reference for this weekend: Photo by Jill Wellington …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/02/solutions-for-a-happy-independence-day/

Volunteering Makes Good Sense

Nate Grimsley is known for teaching crafts at 4-H camp each year. In a world where so many things don’t make sense, Nate Grimsley has discovered something that does.  Ten years ago, Nate’s daughter won 1st place at the Leon County 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Program and was awarded a full scholarship to Camp Cherry …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/24/volunteering-makes-good-sense/

Life Lessons Learned at Camp

4-H camping season is open! Photo credit: Heather Kent, UF IFAS Its official- summer camp season has started, which inspired me to ponder my own childhood camp experiences and how different they were from what 4-H offers.  My first youth camping experience was not fun, but it also was not through a positive youth development …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/17/life-lessons-learned-at-camp/

Ty’s Story: How a Lesson in ATV Safety Changed our Lives

Though it’s been a few years, Ty still vividly recalls his accident. Thankfully he is still around to enjoy 4-H projects like gardening, cooking, and embryology. Anyone who deals with youth knows that we must constantly assess risks and decide how to handle them. The risks we encounter can be assumed, reduced, transferred, or avoided. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/10/tys-story-how-a-lesson-in-atv-safety-changed-our-lives/

Announcing the 4-H Tailgating Cookery Contest

The 4-H Tailgating Contest is a fun way to learn about nutrition and food safety. The “unofficial start of summer” was Memorial Day and nothing makes me think of summer more than the sounds and yummy smells of grilling out with family and friends.  Not only do I get to spend time with the people …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/03/announcing-the-4-h-tailgating-cookery-contest/

Collegiate 4-H: Growing #TrueLeaders Beyond High School

Did you know that you can extend your 4-H experience through your college years?  If you plan on attending college consider joining Collegiate 4-H.   Collegiate 4-H is an organization that provides its members with a sense of identity on campus, enriches their lives through group projects and recreation, and develops confidence and leadership skills. At …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/27/collegiate-4-h-growing-trueleaders-beyond-high-school/

Bleeding Green with Senior 4-H’er Danielle Tinker

Danielle with her state officer team and Adam Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and 4-H Alum. How do you 4-H? Through 4-H, youth can participate in clubs, mentorship, project mastery, competitions, local, state, and international trips, and service opportunities unlike any other youth development program in the country. Along with specific skills, 4-H also works …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/20/bleeding-green-with-senior-4-her-danielle-tinker/

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