Volunteering In The Panhandle

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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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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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. Volunteering in the Panhandle

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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://walton.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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Tips for the Busy 4-H Volunteer

4-H Volunteers are busy people. Most volunteers volunteer for other organizations outside of 4-H and they are active in their communities. Many volunteers also have children or grandchildren that they care for. Leading a 4-H club should be a fun and rewarding experience. Earlier this month, during our Make a Difference Monday Volunteer Leader Series, Julie Dillard …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/26/tips-for-the-busy-4-h-volunteer/

Time to Re-enroll in 4-H

It’s that time of year again- time to re-enroll in 4-H! All volunteer and member profiles were set to inactive on August 23rd, so in order to be a member or volunteer this year you will need to re-enroll. The online enrollment system that we use is called Florida 4-H Online and can be accessed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/29/time-to-re-enroll-in-4-h/

Tips for Busy 4-H Parents: Out of the Box Lunch Ideas

Maybe your child is too picky to eat school lunches on a regular basis, maybe they have food allergies, or you just want them to eat a little healthier. It could be that your family does not qualify for free or reduced lunch, but you would rather not spend $ 400-$ 500/year on school lunches. …

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Tips for the Busy 4-H Parent: Setting up a Homework Center

Photo courtesy of Family Fun Magazine These days, children as young as kindergarten age can have homework. Getting your child to do homework during the hectic evening hours is frustrating for many busy parents, but setting up a simple homework center can make it easier. Select a location for your child to do homework- an …

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Tips for the Busy 4-H Parent: Setting Up a Home Communication Center

Home Command Center idea from SouthernLiving.com As summer comes to a close, many parents are overwhelmed getting ready for “back to school” let alone the new 4-H club year! Over the next few weeks, we will share some timely tips for busy 4-H parents so that you are less likely to miss a school event, …

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