Monday, March 25, 2013
For more information and the application packet, check out the blog post follow up on the document library. Applications are due no later than April 15.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Dr. Paige Pratt, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, announces the following regarding the Junior Beef Round-up at the Virginia Beef Expo:
1. The entry process is online ONLY! Please go to www.ext.vt.edu/youthlivestock. In the middle of the page you will see “2013 Junior Beef Roundup”; click on “Register Here” to enter AOB heifers, Commercial heifers and Steers ONLY! You will be able to pay online or download a PDF and mail the entry form in with your payment.
2. ALL cattle will need a CVI (health paper). The official identification that must be in your animal’s ear and on the CVI is detailed in the “Health Requirements” PDF online.
3. We will be assigning stall spaces; therefore, NO exhibitors will be allowed on the fairgrounds until Saturday morning at 7AM! For more information on stalling, please see the Letter to Exhibitors (also found on this website).
4. Check-in and Weigh-In will occur from 9:30 to noon on Saturday. ALL registered and commercial females and steers will go through check-in with a designated show official. For more information on check-in/weigh-in, please see the Letter to Exhibitors (also found on this website).
5. All registered cattle (Angus, Red Angus, Simmental, Hereford and Shorthorn) will need to contact their Junior Breed Advisor for their entry form; some of these can be found online at the youth livestock homepage.
6. The entry fee (this is variable based on registered cattle versus commercial /AOB /steers) is for breed classes only on a per head basis; showmanship is FREE, but we need an accurate head count of who will be showing in showmanship, so please check the appropriate box to let us know if you will be showing.
All of this information and other details that are very important are found in the Letter to Exhibitors. Also on the website, please find the map that includes how you will need to enter the farigrounds for your stall assignment!!
All entries are due online by Friday, March 29. Entry fees will double after that date!! If you have any questions please let me know!
Paige Johnson Pratt, Ph.D.
Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences
368 Litton-Reaves Hall (0306)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
There are only 30 spots available in this inaugural camp so sign up soon!
For more information, visit http://www.dining.vt.edu/culinarycamp/
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Check out this colorful and creative tree that Beverly Harris created for SAFE's April is Prevent Child Abuse Month awareness campaign. Members of the Orange 4-H Archery Club, Goat Club, Livestock Club, and Livestock Cloverbuds decorated handprint cutouts for use on the tree. Various organizations in the planning district are creating trees which will be on display in various public locations throughout the month of April.
Wear a blue ribbon in April to let others know that you support safe and stable environments for children and that you will report any suspicions of abuse or neglect to the authorities. Thank you, 4-H members and leaders for donating the hands on the tree, thank you, Beverly, for creating the tree, and thank you, SAFE (Services to Abused Families), for leading this campaign.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Holiday Lake 4-H Center is offering a Hunter Skills Weekend, May 3-5. It is designed to help the beginning hunter develop skills beyond the basic Hunter Education course or the experienced hunter to learn different skills. The program offers instruction in shooting, woodsmanship, and hunting techniques for a variety of species. For ages 11-through adults; all under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: Early Bird: $110.00 (registration and payment received by April 12, 2013) Regular Price: $120.00 (registration and payment received after April 12, 2013) this covers meals Friday Dinner-Sunday Lunch, lodging and all instruction. Please register by: April 19, 2013. To register, full workshop descriptions, or for more information: http://holidaylake4h.com/vahunterweekend.php. Sponsored by Holiday lake 4-H Center, the Virginia Hunter Education Association, in cooperation with Virginia department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Good job! The club next meets this Friday night and has another tournament on Sunday.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
We need all submissions to the Extension office by the last week in March please. Thanks so much for lending a hand!
Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center is hosting a week-long family camp on May 27-31, 2013. Most, if not all that attend Family Camp are home-schooling families. This camp is for the WHOLE family, from newborn to great grandparents! For additional information, please contact Heather Benninghove, Program Director, Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, (434) 248-5444, www.holidaylake4h.com.