Monday, December 16, 2013
This FREE event is being held to help educate both current and future exhibitors of market animals (beef, sheep, goats, hogs, poultry, and rabbits) with information on feeding, housing, equipment, medication, marketing, financing, and other information necessary for a successful project experience.
There will also be vendors there that include feed representatives, breeders, equipment dealers, animal health specialists, and more! Door prizes will be given out at the end of the day and food will be available to buy.
RSVP by January 24 to the Rockingham County Extension Office at (540)564-3080 for a free t-shirt courtesy of Farm Credit!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
National 4-H Congress 2014 will take place November 28– December 2, 2014 (Thanksgiving weekend). It is a wonderful experience and an extreme honor to represent Virginia at National 4-H Congress. Senior 4-H members are encouraged to apply. Applications are due April 30 to the State Office. Interviews and delegate selection will take place during state congress on Tuesday, June 17 in Blacksburg.
For more information on this event, please visit the sites below.
General Information and Application Process: http://www.intra.ext.vt.edu/4h/national4h.html
Sample Resume: http://www.intra.ext.vt.edu/4h/exampleresume.pdf
Friday, December 6, 2013
Registration information will be available in the next few weeks, please contact the extension office for more information.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Hopefully an Orange 4-H delegation will attend. If a club/group wants to reserve the 4-H van for travel, call the Extension office!
Monday, November 18, 2013
Virginia 4-H Livestock Judging Team wins in Nebraska | Virginia Tech News | Virginia Tech
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
All the students were provided with a choice of white, chocolate, and strawberry milk to go with their lunches, courtesy of Kenwood Dairy farm. We would like to thank all of our volunteers who were able to make this an awesome educational experience for all of the students!
This is an excellent hands-on opportunity for kids to learn proper washing, grooming, clipping and fitting techniques for their 4-H beef cattle projects. Youth are encouraged to bring one of their calves for the workshop, but youth who want to come but don’t have a calf or can’t make arrangements to get it Harrisonburg are also welcome. It will be an excellent learning opportunity for anyone with any level of experience. Please feel free to call Herc Williams at (540)460-6194 with any questions you may have.
Registration forms do need to be filled out and submitted at least one week before the clinic. Please visit the document library and look under the "Livestock" folder for the registration information.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Battlefield Farms is located right here in Orange County. They grow beautiful red poinsettias for us to be able to sell. 6" pots (Regulars) are $7 and 8" pots (jumbos) are $13. Feel free to pass out this flier to anyone who may be interested!
There are order forms on our document library that you can order from. Orders must be turned into the extension office by November 21st. Orders can then be picked up from the extension office on December 4 from 3-7 and on December 5 from 8am -5pm.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the extension office at (540)672-1361.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The Cooper family from the Goat Club exhibited their animals.
Members of the Bit N' Bridle Club staffed an indoor display that promoted 4-H to the public.
We thank each of these young people and their parents for their time and volunteerism to promote 4-H to more people in the community.
Orange 4-H members and campers are selling holiday poinsettias now through November 21. These high-quality plants are locally grown by Battlefield Farms and are a great addition to any home or business in December! Please see a 4-H member or stop by the Extension office to place your order.
Regular plants (the size typically seen, 6" pot) are $7 each and the jumbo plants (florist quality, 8" pot) are $13 each. Plants will need to be picked up the evening of December 4 or during regular business hours December 5.
Order forms are available in our document library near the top of the list.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Application deadlines are December 1st, plus the first installment of money. This is a wonderful opportunity. Please speak to Kaci ASAP if you think you want to travel abroad with 4-H!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
President: Sierra Coleman
Vice President: Ashley Goodwin
Secretary: Hayley Coleman
Treasurer: Robert Goodwin
Reporters: Rachel Cooper & Elizabeth Goodwin
Also, congratulations to club members who participated in the recent State Fair of Virginia youth dairy activities. Hayley Coleman placed ninth overall in the Junior Dairyman's Contest. Tristen Goodwin exhibited the Grand Champion of the Commercial Show, and Robert and John Goodwin each won a class in the show.
Way to go, Dairy Clubbers! You're off to a great start!
Monday, September 23, 2013
Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony. A cumulative slide show from the 2013 4-H year (October 2012 to present) will be shown. Participants are encouraged to send Kaci photos that you would like included.
This photo below shows members of the Livestock Cloverbud Club at last year's event.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Being tapped as a 4-H All Star is the highest honor you can receive in Virginia 4-H. All Stars is reserved for the most engaged, most active 4-H members of strong character. The All Star motto is SERVICE, and it is hoped that those who achieve All Star status will continue to be involved as a 4-H supporter for many years to come.
All Stars are evaluated on a points system, and points are attained by participating in a variety of 4-H experiences. Leadership, service, and participation all count, though different points are allotted for 4-H exchange programs versus completion of project record books (for example). Competitions, workshops, county fairs, 4-H club projects, and awards are all examples of information collected on the nomination form.
More information about 4-H All Stars is available online. Don't forget! If you plan to apply this fall, you need to contact Kaci ASAP so she can help you get started.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
We still have two more workshops and camps planned for this summer- Speak, Monkey, Speak August 15 at the Wilderness Library and August 16 at the Gordonsville Library; and Camp Millionaire August 20-22 at the Taylor Education Complex. There are still open spots for all of these- come join the fun!