Friday, February 10, 2017

Grace Church Farm Tour 4-H Livestock Show Invites Orange 4-H Members to Participate

Orange 4-H members are invited to participate in the Grace Church Farm Tour 4-H Livestock Show on Saturday, June 10, in Keswick. The show is for many departments: Cloverbuds, Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, Dairy Goat, Meat Goat, Rabbits, Poultry.

A copy of the rules and entry form is available by clicking this link.

VICE CONFERENCE--Opportunity for ages 16-19

Ever wonder how a Cooperative business works??

Great Opportunity Close to Home!!

March 31 - April 2, 2017
Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, VA

This 3-day youth leadership conference is an interactive and educational event for ages 16-19.  You will learn "the cooperative way of doing business" while enhancing your teamwork and leadership skills.  

$2,000, $1,500 AND $1,000 college scholarships will be awarded to the three top performers at the VICE conference!

For more info & registration forms, go to 

Don't miss out....Sign up today!!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

It's 4-H Public Speaking Time!!!

It's 4-H public speaking season, one of the best times of the year! Seriously. Orange 4-H'ers do a great job, even those who think they "can't" because they're too nervous or too shy.

The county contests will be held Friday, March 17, at 6:00 p.m., and we're looking for contestants! Visit our document library to see what your contest options are.

If you like speaking, try a presentation or demonstration like "How to Build a LEGO House" or "Why Hoof Care is Important in Horses". Did you write a speech at school? Go the route of the public speaking contest: "Abe Lincoln: My Favorite President" or "What I like About Traveling".

Radio spots are fun! They're exactly 30-second promotional "ads" for 4-H. Change your voice up so you catch people's attention! Extemporaneous speaking is great for those who can "think on their feet" and want the challenge of preparing for a topic with only 15 or 30 minutes. Extemp contestants might get asked, "What's your most memorable moment from childhood?" or "How can your 4-H club be improved?"

If you sing, dance, act, tell jokes, or perform in other ways, Share-the-Fun might be your style. There are six categories to choose from!

Finally, Table Setting combines creativity, menu planning, local foods, and decorating into one fun event.

Click the link earlier in this post to get more details. We hope to see you compete March 17!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017



Instead of declaring love for your Valentine this February 14, declare love for yourself!  This Valentine's Day, 4-H invites you to share your own #LoveMySelfie on social media.  Grab your camera and strike a pose to highlight your self-worth, 
self-love, and self-esteem with all of your friends and invite them to participate.  

Use the hashtag #LoveMySelfie.
Deadline is February 28.

Don't forget to add a sentence or two about what you love about yourself and the unique character traits that make you YOU!

Share with your friends and invite them to participate!  We want to see lots of self-love this Valentine's Day!
#LoveMySelfie and our Extension family.