The Orange Farm Bureau recently announced applications for its annual “Taking Pride in Agriculture” scholarship. The scholarship is open to any current senior in high school, and additional “points” are earned by being a member of Orange Farm Bureau and Orange 4-H. Applications are available in the OCHS Guidance office and at Orange Farm Bureau. For additional information, call 672-3447.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
4-H District Contests for presentations, public speaking, and Share-the-Fun, to name a few, will be held in Ruckersville on Saturday, April 2nd. Orange County needs to recruit numerous volunteers to serve as judges and/or room chairs, so interested and available folks are asked to please contact the Extension office. Judges need not be experienced 4-H judges as training is provided. This is a wonderful way to give back to the community as well as to improve your own skills in judging. The contests begin at 9:30 a.m. and will last until approximately lunchtime. Please call the office at 672-1361 for more details.
Take time this Saturday, February 26, to learn about sustainable gardening and local foods. From smoothies you can make from your home garden produce, to the local food movement and how you can be involved as a buyer or seller, don’t miss this exciting seminar! The best part of the event is that it is planned by Orange 4-H teen and Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School senior Sarah McKay. The free community seminar culminates Sarah’s school year-long project on sustainable agriculture. Please come support Sarah and increase your own knowledge this Saturday, from 1-3 p.m. at the Orange Train Depot on Main Street in Orange. Questions, or to RSVP, contact Sarah at 540-212-3663.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
The 4-H LABO Exchange list of Japanese youth coming to Virginia this summer has just been released. Experience the summer of your life by signing up to host a student for one month! Youth are ages 12-14, and at least one child in the American family must be within two years of age of the visitor. Contact the Extension Office for a list of delegates and information such as their interests and hobbies and their “wish list” for things to do while in the U.S. A sampling of the list shows: wants to milk a cow and ride a horse, wants to cook with American family, wants to teach Japanese penmanship, wants to see beautiful scenery, wants to make friends and play soccer, wants to see McDonalds. We can definitely achieve most of those here!
Orange 4-H families have a lot to offer our Japanese visitors, so please give great consideration to hosting an exchange member. There are also two adult chaperones who will need host families. Usual travel dates are late July to August.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Also, we apologize for omitting the Technology on Wheels group from our list of 4-H Day at the State Capitol participants. We were happy to have this group represented!
Friday, February 11, 2011
A 4-H Volunteer orientation and training session is planned for Monday, February 28th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Extension Office. This training is for all new or potential 4-H volunteer leaders as well as interested parents, project leaders, helpers, etc. Please RSVP to the Extension Office so we can plan accordingly.
The training will cover 4-H history, policies and procedures, enrollments, project areas, and a general review of important information for any 4-H volunteer to know. Please invite friends!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
For International High School
Eurasian teens, ages 15-17
from Russia, Ukraine,
and other countries.
(August 2011 – June 2012)
• Are interested in learning about another culture
• Are caring, adventurous, and cooperative
Contact: Your local 4-H Agent
Kaci Daniel (540) 672-1361
Orange 4-H Extension Agent
Make New Friends
Learn Leadership & Citizenship Skills
Have a Life-Changing Experience