Volunteering In The Panhandle

Super Saturday Seminar for Cloverbud Volunteers

Cloverbuds are 4-H members between the ages of 5 and 7 and are curious, energetic and fun!   Start off the new year by learning how to work with cloverbud age youth in your club.  A Super Saturday Seminar will be held for any 4-H volunteer interested in learning how to teach cloverbuds on January 24th, …

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Farm Credit Supports 4-H Agriculture Projects

To support agriculture education programs and help rural America grow, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida has designed the Youth Agricultural Loan Program specifically to help active 4-H and FFA members to get a running start with their agriculture-related projects and future success.  Members of these programs not only learn skills like growing crops or raising …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/05/farm-credit-supports-4-h-agriculture-projects/

Three Simple Ideas for Teaching Your Child Gratitude

Gratitude is a tricky concept to teach children. It is essential for our happiness, but easily overlooked in the hustle and bustle of our busy everyday lives. With Thanksgiving approaching, it is a great opportunity to do an activity with your kids to help reinforce the concept of gratitude. Here are three simple ideas that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/26/three-simple-ideas-for-teaching-your-child-gratitude/

4-H Spotlight: Mark Harvey

Mark Harvey, Friend of 4-H Mark Harvey is the manager of the North Florida Fair located at our capital city of Tallahassee. For the last thirteen years, Mark has worked diligently to promote both UF/IFAS Extension and 4-H Positive Youth Development. Mark took over as manager of the North Florida Fair after a successful 25 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/21/4-h-spotlight-mark-harvey/

Preparing for 4-H Day at the North Florida Fair

Did you know that you do not have to own an animal to participate in 4-H Day at the North Florida Fair? Many youth look forward to competing in judging contests. The North Florida fair provides opportunities for youth to compete in agriculture judging, horticulture judging, and consumer judging. In addition to the judging contests, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/14/preparing-for-4-h-day-at-the-north-florida-fair/

Preparing for a Livestock Show

For 4-H members and spectators alike, livestock shows are one of the most anticipated parts of a fair. Preparing your animal for a show begins months in advance. Great care is needed in feeding your animal, practicing showmanship, and making sure your animal is healthy. After all the time and effort that goes into raising …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/31/preparing-for-a-livestock-show/

Preparing Exhibits for the North Florida Fair

Fairs are often the highlight of the 4-H year. From a youth development perspective, fairs provide an opportunity for 4-H members to demonstrate new knowledge, abilities, skills and attitudes. When youth, parents and volunteers work together, fairs are a great way for youth to learn and also be recognized for their efforts. Being properly prepared …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/24/preparing-exhibits-for-the-north-florida-fair/

Sunbelt Ag Expo – 10/13/14 – Setup Day LIVE Feed

Local county agents are working hard to set up at the Sunbelt Ag Expo. You can watch our live feed below! Author: John Wells – johnrwells@ufl.edu John Wells is the IT Expert for the NW District. John Wells

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Rockets to the Rescue!

4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is a great opportunity to engage youth in 4-H Science. Each year, National 4-H Council announces a National 4-H Science Experiment. NYSD is October 8th, but the experiment can be conducted anytime. This year, youth will be tasked with the same mission: in light of the recent natural disasters …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/09/rockets-to-the-rescue/

Making 4-H Meetings Fun (and more manageable)

4-H Meetings should be fun for both the members and the volunteers. Club environments that cultivate belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity. Leading a 4-H club should be a fun and rewarding experience. Earlier this month, during our Make a Difference Monday Volunteer Leader Series, Tycee Prevatt shared some simple, but creative ideas to make club …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/03/making-4-h-meetings-fun-and-more-manageable/

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