Volunteering In The Panhandle

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/

Reflections from Graduating 4-H Seniors

Trey is a graduating senior from the 4-H Buckaroos Horse Club One of the most important milestones in one’s life is completing their high school education. Such is the case for Trey and Savannah, two bright young Jackson County 4-H members who are graduating this month. Both youth were asked to reflect upon their 4-H experience …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/13/reflections-from-graduating-4-h-seniors/

4-H Alumni Growing the Next Generation of #TrueLeaders

“First you are a part of it, then it becomes a part of you.” What better way to describe that inside “IT” factor that drives our 4-H Alumni to continue supporting our programming in order “To Make the Best Better.” In the case of the Walton County Cherokee Riders Horse Club, they are doubly blessed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/06/4-h-alumni-growing-the-next-generation-of-trueleaders/

4-H Grows Leaders Through Military Partnership

The month of April provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of our youngest heroes, military children. Since 1986, April has been designated Month of the Military Child. This allows us to acknowledge the significant role military youth play in our communities and honor them for their commitment and sacrifice. They are resilient …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/29/4-h-grows-leaders-through-military-partnership/

4-H Military Partnership

4-H Agent Misty Smith trains staff at Eglin air force base. Did you know that 4-H and the military have a partnership to help support military youth? Most people don’t know that there is a strong partnership between 4-H and all branches of the military to include the National Guard, and Reserves. 4-H clubs have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/22/4-h-military-partnership/

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