Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Please note - This special storewide 20% discount offer applies to all online orders that have applied the online coupon 2013 and were placed between 12:01 AM EST on 12/21/12 and 11:59 PM on 01/04/13. Shipping amount will be calculated based on the discounted merchandise value.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Not only that, but participants will also be Youth PQA Plus (Pork Quality Assurance) certified when they leave. This isn't only open to exhibitors showing swine, it is good information for EVERYONE with a market animal to have!
The two options are: January 31 from 6-8, and February 13 from 6-8. We need a minimum of 5 kids per time with no more than 15 per session.
If you are interested and planning on coming to a session, please RSVP by January 25 at this doodle poll site- http://doodle.com/b4sram96mw2b5442.
If you have any questions or want more information, e-mail Sarah or call the extension office!
Friday, December 7, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Enjoy the extra hour of sleep! The market steer weigh-in will be held at 9:00 a.m. at Glenmary Farm in Rapidan on Saturday, January 12, 2013. All 4-H members planning to show a market steer must nominate/weigh-in their steer(s) at this event. All animals must be fully castrated by the weigh-in date. If you have questions, please contact beef project leader Keith Fleming or call the Extension office. Good luck!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Did you enjoy hearing about Molly Elgin’s 4-H IFYE experience in Australia at this year’s Achievement Night? How about hosting a delegate in YOUR home this summer? In the summer of 2013, Virginia 4-H families have the opportunity to host teens from the following countries: Argentina, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Japan, and Norway. This is a great opportunity for American families to share their lives with young people from abroad and learn about their countries at the same time. The hosting experience is for one month, and host families must have a child of the same gender and within a two-year age range of the hosted delegate.
Each of these groups will also have a chaperone, so host families are needed for them as well for 2 - 4 weeks. Families who host chaperones are not required to have children in the home. Flyers are available from the Extension Office. Bring the world to you! This is an experience that will last a lifetime. Host family applications are due by January 15. For further information or an application form, please contact Dottie Nelson, 276-617-1065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- WILDLIFE ID & TRACKS
- ORIENTEERING/ GPS
- INTRO TO WILDLIFE, SOILS & FORESTRY JUDGING
- WATCHABLE WILDLIFE
- TREES OF VIRGINIA
- PROJECT LEARNING TREE
- ROAD KILL
- WILDLIFE TRAPPING
- MAMMALS OF VIRGINIA
- ARTS & CRAFTS
- INSECT IDENTIFICATION
- IDENTIFYING WILDLIFE SIGNS
- BAT CONSERVATION AND BAT HOUSE BUILDING
Students who have completed high school and want an amazing summer experience working with youth and staying connected to the 4-H program are encouraged to apply for 4-H Camp Summer Staff positions. The Northern Virginia 4-H Center in Front Royal is now accepting applications. Staff are needed to teach a variety of classes, including riflery, swimming, outdoor living skills, performing arts, robotics, ropes initiatives, etc. For more details, please visit http://www.nova4h.com/camp-staff/ or call the Extension Office.
Virginia's week will be July 7-13, 2013, but applications are due in February. Please contact the Extension Office for more information!
2013 Skyline Stockmen’s Contest
Virginia Livestock, LLC
Where: Virginia Livestock, LLC
2796 Rivermont Drive Front Royal Va. 22630
When: February 16, 2013
Snow date: February 23. 2013
Stockmen’s Judging 9:00 am
Lunch will be served at end of the contest (around noon)
Stockmen’s contest results following the program
Monday, November 26, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Achievement night will be on November 20 at 7 pm in the OCHS Auditorium. Come join us as we celebrate all of the activities and achievements from all the clubs from the past year. Also, we still need pictures from any and all club activities that have happened since last October! Please e-mail any that you have to seweaver[at]vt.edu so that we can have an AWESOME slideshow to present!
Also, poinsettia sales! Hopefully you all are making great progress on these. If you need an order form, go here to print one out. We must have all order forms in by November 19 so that we can get them ordered in time. Pick up dates will be on December 6 and 7. Please feel free to contact the extension office if you have any questions!
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Members of the 4-H Dairy Club completed a community service project at their November meeting. Club members made hand-tied fleece blankets to be given to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Officers will carry these blankets in their cruisers and use as comfort items for child victims of car accidents, domestic violence situations, fires or other emergencies. The idea is based on the Project Linus program.
Thank you, Dairy Club, for showing concern for others and donating your time for this worthwhile project.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Each of these groups will also have a chaperone, so host families are needed for them as well for 2 - 4 weeks. Families who host chaperones are not required to have children in the home.
Bring the world to you! This is an experience that will last a lifetime. Host family applications are due by January 15. Please share this with any family who may be interested. For more information, please contact the Extension office.
Monday, October 15, 2012
- · We will have a slide show at the end of the program and we welcome your digital photo submissions of events that happened since last October (the 2012 4-H year). Please e-mail them to email@example.com.
- · All clubs will be recognized and have time on the program/on stage, so we encourage everyone to come out on November 20!
- · The Harry T. Peters, Jr. award nomination is posted online. Consider nominating a senior 4-H’er, age 14-18, who is active in 4-H and provides service to others. Nominations are due November 2nd.
- · All 2012 high school graduates are encouraged to apply for a $500 scholarship from 4-H. This form is also online and also due November 2nd.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Orange County had two youth compete in State 4-H Horse Show events: record book competition, photo contest, and the horse show. Big congratulations are extended to Delaney O’Donnell, who placed second in the Senior Record Book category and who also designed the 2012 official show T-shirt. Bryan Ramey stayed plenty busy and earned many ribbons with his project horse Fenway Armani, including: 9th in Senior Hunter Showmanship, 3rd in Senior Large Pony Hunter Over Fences Course A, 4th in Senior Large Pony Hunter Over Fences Course B, 5th in Senior Large Pony Hunter Under Saddle, 4th in Senior/Large Pony Equitation Over Fences, a Blue Ribbon in Stable Management, and 2nd in Photography Contest - Senior Action Category. Pictured are Ramey and his 4-H project horse. Way to go, Delaney and Bryan!
Orange youth have been quite successful in past years, including winners Bobby Chambers, Marty Harris, Megan Harris, and Kaitlyn Gill. Be sure to check with these folks for advice. Entry deadline is the first Friday in December.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Congratulations, Delaney O'Donnell, Bit N' Bridle member, whose design was selected as the official T-shirt of this year's State 4-H Show! Entries were posted online and statewide voting took place. Way to go, Delaney! Shown is a printable graphic of her design.
Every summer, thousands of young people participate in the program, which provides opportunities for them to:
* strengthen their communication, leadership, and citizenship skills on a national level
* understand the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders
* exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other youth from diverse backgrounds.
* experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, DC
* CWF participants enjoy:
* a behind-the-scenes look at our nation's capital and the chance to meet Members of Congress
* motivational speakers, educational workshops<http://www.4hcenter.org/youth-conference-center-overview/educational-programs/citizenship-washington-focus/about/educational-leadership-program-workshops/>, and assemblies that increase individual commitment to citizen involvement and build lifetime skills for success
* activities that encourage new and lasting friendships
* an enthusiastic staff of young adults<http://www.4hcenter.org/youth-conference-center-overview/educational-programs/citizenship-washington-focus/tour-guide-jobs-internships/interns-program-assistants-bios/> that work directly with them
Participants are immersed in the culture and history of Washington through onsite workshops<http://www.4hcenter.org/youth-conference-center-overview/educational-programs/citizenship-washington-focus/about/educational-leadership-program-workshops/>at its most spectacular sights<http://www.4hcenter.org/youth-conference-center-overview/educational-programs/citizenship-washington-focus/about/washington-dc-student-youth-tours/>.
Destinations include, but are not limited to:
* The Capitol
* Mount Vernon
* Arlington National Cemetery
* Presidential and war monuments and memorials
* Smithsonian museums
Virginia is assigned to the week of July 7-13, 2013<x-apple-data-detectors://0>. This is a tremendous opportunity for senior 4-H members. Applications are due to the State 4-H by Thursday, February 21, <x-apple-data-detectors://1> 2013.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Congratulations to Orange 4-H Hoof Mates member Bryan Ramey and his horse Fenway Armani! They were in the Top 15 in Hunter Halter Geldings and Hunter Under Saddle at the recent Southern Region 4-H Horse Championships. The event features top 4-H riders from 13 Southern states.
There’s a special 4-H photography contest open to all 4-H members, not just horse project members, that will be held in conjunction with the State 4-H Horse Show in Lexington, VA. Complete rules for the contest, including the entry form, can be found here. Entries are due in the horse show office by 6:00 PM on Thursday, September 13, 2012, or can be mailed to the Fluvanna Extension Office before the show.
Save the date for a special 4-H past/present/future horse show at the State Fair of Virginia on October 7. This show is not just for current 4-H members but veteran members, leaders, parents and other 4-H volunteers-current and former. A lead line for Cloverbuds. Parents only class. Over 31 (years of age) opportunities to show you still got it or pretend you do. And several therapeutic classes for special riders. Classes for minis and the Chase Me Charlie Challenge for jumpers. So circle the date and plan on coming to the State Fair and having fun. Please pass on to your broader 4-H community, past and present. The show is being planned and coordinated by Southeast District 4-H volunteers.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Please do not forget that the online entry deadline for the Virginia Junior Livestock Expo is in ONE WEEK! All entries must be made online by Wednesday, August 15th at 5:00 PM EST!! Please be aware there will be some things that you will need when you enter your animals:
1. You will need to be able to print the form to mail it in, so please make sure you have a printer available.
2. You will need time to take the entry form to the Extension Office for a signature that will confirm your membership in the organization.
3. You will need the exhibitor’s social security number as it will be required for tax purposes before any payments will be made (this site is extremely secure and it will be kept completely confidential).
4. You will need all information pertaining to the animal (i.e. number of animals, breeds if applicable, classes you want to show in and the registration/tattoo number if the animal is registered).
Please remember that the best way to avoid problems in this process is to complete it EARLY!! The online entries MUST be completed by August 15th at 5:00 PM if you want to show at the VJLE, but the entry site is open already, so please take some time to complete your entries early.
To find out more information about online entries please go to the “Livestock Entries” tab at the VJLE website (www.ext.vt.edu/livestockexpo).
If you have any questions regarding the entry process please contact Paige Pratt, 540-231-4732, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Congratulations to our many 4-H members who demonstrated hard work and responsibility during the Orange County Fair. A list of grand champions and reserves (respectively) for each species is shown below:
Dairy: John Waller Goodwin (Supreme)
Dairy, Holstein Show: John Goodwin, Sierra Coleman
Dairy, Jersey Show: Tristen Goodwin, Ashley Goodwin
Dairy, Best Heifer of Show: Elizabeth Goodwin
Dairy, Best Udder of Show: John Goodwin
Hog: Carter Hart, Garret Chambers
Lamb: Elizabeth Nixon (both)
Beef Heifer: Elizabeth Nixon, John Michael Knight
Beef Steer: Blake Hopkins, JoJo Gilbert
Market Goat: Ryan Cole, Clover Cooper
Fiber Goat: Zoe Creasy-Thompson, Clover Cooper
Dairy Goat: Bryanna Curley (both)
Thursday, July 19, 2012
- Bubble Gum Blowing Contest - Thursday July 26th @ 5:30 pm
- Water Balloon Toss – Friday, July 27th @ 4:00 pm
- Watermelon Eating Contest – Saturday, July 28th @ 11:30 am
- Pizza Eating Contest – Saturday, July 28th @ 1:30 pm
- Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull Contest – Saturday, July 28th @ 3:00 pm
- Water Balloon Toss – Saturday, July 28th @ 4:30 pm
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Members learned the difference between dry and wet oasis before starting on arrangements. Mrs. Louise Whitaker was the lead instructor for this workshop.
Line design arrangements were first on the agenda. Here a participant makes a vertical line creation. There were so many beautiful gladioli, youth had trouble choosing just one!
Mrs. Kay Nix supervises a participant's diagonal line design.
Duo arrangements were next on the agenda. The tall foliage screen in the center of the container was a backdrop for two different smaller arrangements - one on each side of the screen.
A youth ponders her flower choices: yarrow, carnations, zinnias and so many more...
Stretch arrangements were the final assignment of the two-day workshop. Participants created two arrangements that were related, but not identical, to each other. They also had to be connected physically, usually by a vine, a twig, or other material.
The most popular flower chosen by participants were Asiatic and stargazer lilies. Workshop instructors marveled at the fact that participants nearly always chose large flowers over small, and pink or purple flowers over yellow.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Workshop 1 was our Mad Science and Engineering workshop. We learned about the scientific method, stood on 2 dozen eggs without any of them breaking, made our own lava lamps, and exploded some Diet Coke and regular Coke. And that was just the beginning!
Workshop 2 was Wee-Tea. We learned about having good manners, made tea party snacks, and then had our own fancy tea party where everyone used all their good manners that they just learned about.
Workshop 3 was Cupcake Wars workshop. We went over to Greenock Bakery here in town where everyone learned about different types of icing, fondant, and then got to taste some delicious cookies! Then, we made cupcakes, made icing, and then decorated cupcakes! They were so beautifully decorated that no one wanted to eat them!
That was just the first part of our summer workshops, we still have openings for our workshops for the rest of the summer, including 2 more Mad Science and Engineering workshops. Contact the extension office today to sign up and get in on the fun!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The full-time position is a Virginia Tech position and applications must be submitted online. Closing date is July 5, 2012; click here for the web posting. The part-time position is an Orange County position and information can be found online; click here.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Skunk pack members gather for the evening program.
Madame Zelda predicted the future...
We don't want to know what was in the box!
The sun finally came out this afternoon (Monday), so we did swim tests and then enjoyed free swim.
Counselors really make the camp! Right, Snowflake and Pebbles?
The pool was a rockin' place to be! Those who chose not to swim watched a movie.
Dinner featured chicken patties, french fries, green beans, and chocolate pudding for dessert. We didn't make it to the pool, but instead enjoyed a carnival and Pictionary Live! The carnival featured basketball shots, bowling, facepainting, football throws, a 4-H camp version of a dunking booth, and a mysterious box with all kinds of gooey, touchy-feely things. You'll have to ask your campers about that one - we weren't brave enough to try. The carnival capstone featured Madame Zelda "reading" the tops of hands and predicting a wonderful week of camp. Maybe it's just us, but we have a hunch she's close kin to one of the Great Bears.
Campfire was exciting and each pack's Little Bear was topped with a special headband signifying the species for which the pack is named. It was interesting to hear about these animals which are indigenous to Virginia. In keeping with the theme, we then had some brief encounters with the real wildlife that live here at the center.
We're looking forward to what tomorrow has in store!