Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bobby Chambers Accepted to Virginia Tech

Congratulations to 4-H Livestock Club President and 4-H All Star Bobby Chambers, who was recently notified of his acceptance to Virginia Tech in 2009! Bobby is an OCHS Senior who plans to study Engineering. He is the son of Bob and Missy Chambers of Locust Grove.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Livestock Club Donates 271 Pounds of Food

Members of the Orange 4-H Livestock Club donated 271 pounds of food to Love Outreach Food Pantry Wednesday evening. Club members collected non-perishable items in addition to visiting residents of President Madison Inn Home for Adults. The 4-H'ers sang holiday songs and distributed pieces of fresh fruit. Good job on these two service projects!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Remember: Pick up Poinsettias Saturday, Dec. 6th

A friendly reminder to all 4-H'ers who sold poinsettias: Pick-up will be this Saturday, December 6th, from 9-10 a.m. at the Sedwick Building. This is the same building that houses the Extension Office. Please come around to the brown door on the far right end of the building. If you are unable to pick up your plants, please try to arrange for a friend or one of your customers to do so. We can also possibly arrange for some of you to pick up on Friday evening, if you call ahead. Thanks!

VCFC Youth Leadership Conference for Ages 16-19

The Virginia Council of Farmer Cooperatives ' (VCFC) Youth Leadership Conference will be held April 3-5, 2009. This annual event allows high school students (ages 16-19 as of July 2009) to learn more about the cooperative way of doing business. Orange 4-H has sent a number of youth in years past and all have reported it to be an informative and fun weekend.

If you meet the criteria and would like to attend, please e-mail soon. A number of local cooperatives offer full scholarships; Rappahannock Electric has the first deadline (1/30/09). Other local sponsors include Orange-Madison Co-op, CFC Farm & Home, MD-VA Milk Producers, and Farm Credit of the Virginias.

State 4-H Teen Weekend Planned

The annual Statewide 4-H Teen Weekend will be held February 6-7, 2009, at Holiday Lake 4-H Center in Appomattox. The State 4-H Cabinet has planned the event and included workshops such as: Talking to the Wall (Public Speaking), Let’s Play Spoons (Etiquette), Energize Exercise, Hemp Happy (Braided Necklaces), and Kickin’ it Country (Line Dancing). Participants will also take part in True Colors, a service project, and 4-H Jeopardy. 4-H members ages 13-18 as of 9/30/09 are eligible to attend.

The cost for the weekend is $60.00 (checks made payable to the Virginia 4-H Foundation). Space is limited to the first 90 who register. Please contact the Extension Office for more information.