Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Help the Fair Association Prepare the Grounds!

The Orange County Fair Association members are hosting two spring work days. Please join them

Sunday, March 31, 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 14, 1:00 p.m.

Wear work clothes, dress for the weather. Bring gloves, hand tools, weedeaters, etc. Many hands make for light work, so please join in! There will also be additional days scheduled as we get closer to the fair.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

April Workshops Open to ALL Clubs

Mark your calendars for two county-wide workshops in April.

A record book workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the public meeting room behind the Extension office. This will be a DIY workshop where youth can get a head start on their record books for the 2019 4-H year. Come join us and learn how to put together a blue ribbon book! Sign up online at https://goo.gl/forms/lF7WmtOWusu46WpU2.

An All Star nomination form workshop will be held on Monday, April 22, at 6:00 p.m. in the public meeting room behind the Extension office. Being tapped as a 4-H All Star is the highest honor a Virginia 4-H'er can receive. The form is lengthy, and the data covers your entire 4-H career, so we highly recommend starting early. Don't wait until you're a teenager, but if you're already close to nomination age, come join us, too. We will review the form in its entirety and help you categorize your 4-H participation in the right places on the form. Parents are encouraged to attend with their child. Sign up for this workshop at https://goo.gl/forms/ELnm0nSuwKz2F7pf2.

Take advantage of these hands-on learning opportunities!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Virginia Farm Bureau Young Farmers Contests for Success

Contests for Success

for High School Juniors & Seniors

Youth Discussion Meet and Outstanding Young Agriculturalist Contests for FFA & 4-H

Youth Discussion Meet offers opportunities for FFA & 4-H members to solve real issues in the agricultural industry while building a team approach to solutions and actions.
The first statewide open events will take place in June and offer cash prizes to winners and finalists.
More info on Facebook "VAFB Young Farmers" soon.

Outstanding Young Agriculturalist applications for current Juniors and Seniors in High School are available Applications can be found: http://tinyurl.com/vafbapp
Deadline is March 31st for applications.

A 3-5 minute oral presentation is required of the finalists.Scholarship amount is $1,500.

All finalists and parents, if desired, will have hotel and meal expenses covered during the Young Farmers Summer Expo event.

Contact information :  Ron.saacke@vafb.com or 804-514-4202.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Junior Beef Round-up Rules and Schedule Posted Online

Attention, beef exhibitors and enthusiasts! Junior Beef Round-up (held in conjunction with the Virginia Beef Expo) information is now posted online. Entries must be made through 4-H Online (same process as State Fair) and they are due April 2nd. Don't wait until the last minute because if you need help, the state office staff are only available during 9-5 working hours.

Click here for the rules.

See the complete schedule here.

Junior Beef Round-up includes cattle shows, tractor operators contest, stockman's, Beef Challenge cooking contest, team fitting, team sales, and state cattle working to name a few.