Volunteering In The Panhandle

Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Jessica Wells

Jessica credits 4-H with helping her develop leadership and communication skills to help her transition into the workforce. Super Woman has nothing on Washington County 4-H’er Jessica Wells.  During her 11 years as a 4-H member, she has logged over 500 4-H volunteer hours, started and led a horse project club,  facilitated agriculture judging at …

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Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Alex Davis Jenkins

Alex Davis is a graduating senior from Leon County 4-H Six years ago, Alex’s grandmother registered her to attend summer camp at Cherry Lake with Leon County 4-H and she hasn’t looked back since! Alex has become one of the shining stars of the Leon County 4-H program. She has held positions of Parliamentarian, Secretary, …

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Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Kheica Jones

Kheica’s prepared public speech at county events her senior year I will never forget the day Kheica and little sister walked into the Jefferson County Extension Office interested in doing a 4-H Demonstration at County Events. Two shy and very timorous little girls.  Perhaps they could organize their presentation, but the thought of presenting it …

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Exciting Updates for the 4-H Horticultural ID Contest

4-H Judging Contests, like horticulture identification, teach essential life skills for work and personal success. Horticulture is one of our state’s leading industries, and for decades, the 4-H Horticulture ID contest has helped youth learn about this industry and demonstrate mastery of horticultural identification skills.  Even if a youth does not pursue a career in …

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4-H Tailgate Cookery Contest

This contest teaches youth about meat science, food safety and communication skills. Tailgating.  The smell of charcoal in the air.  Cooking over a hot grill.  Earning lots of scholarship money? The Florida 4-H Tailgate Contest completed its first year in 2016, giving out over $ 15,000 in scholarship money to 4-H members.  This was made …

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What do the Four “H’s” Mean Anyway?

  Old 4-H emblem, circa 1908 It happens to me all the time…the stranger standing next to me in line at the post office or grocery store sees the 4-H emblem on my shirt or name tag, and say “I’ve always wondered what the four “H’s” in 4-H stand for.”  Many people would be surprised …

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Making a Difference in 2015

How Will You Make a Difference in 2015? Let’s all take a big, deep breath…2014 is now a thing of the past! At this moment, we all have to decide what we are going to do in 2015. What will you resolve to do in the New Year? Will you finally use your elliptical for more …

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Making a Difference in Holmes County: Jim Forman

Jim Forman receives the honor of 2013-2014 Holmes County 4-H Male Volunteer of the Year, voted on by the Holmes County 4-H youth members. It’s no doubt that Jim Forman, a local Holmes County resident and 4-H volunteer, loves working with children. He has been instrumental in expanding the Holmes County 4-H Dead Centers Archery …

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Inviting Wildlife to a Winter Feast

While youth are home over winter break, encourage them to do something fun that will attract wildlife. Nothing is more fun than watching birds or squirrels play in your yard. One way to make this happen is to provide a supplemental food source for them. You can create a special “Tree for Wildlife” in your …

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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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