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.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
- 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.