Thursday, March 30, 2017

Today is Reason #10 of the Top 10 Reasons to Come to 4H Camp

HAVE LOTS OF FUN

Fun is the number 10 reason of the
Top 10 Reasons to Come to 4-H Camp

Fun is pool parties and swimming everyday!
Fun is classes and learning new things!
Fun is making new friends!
Fun is a campfire!
Fun is being outdoors!

Registration is Thursday, March 30
from 5 to 7 pm at the Extension Office!
For more info and registration forms:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

#9 of the Top 10 Reasons to Come to 4-H Camp


TOP 10 REASONS TO COME TO 4-H CAMP

NUMBER 9:

Work as a team to overcome challenges.

Many obstacles in life call for a team effort.  Our campers learn life skills of team work and team building.

Registration will be Thursday, March 30 from 5 to 7.

See you at the Extension Office this Thursday.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10 TOP REASONS TO COME TO 4-H CAMP --REASON #8


10 TOP REASONS 
TO COME TO 4-H CAMP

Reason #8:  Listen to funny stories.

Our campers enjoy the camp experience, including the typical fish tales.

Camp registration is March 30 from 5 to 7.
More info and forms can be found at:

https://sites.google.com/site/ocva4h/home/4-h-camp-2015

Monday, March 27, 2017

TOP 10 REASONS TO GO TO 4-H CAMP


We present the reason #7 as part of our 
Top 10 Reasons to Go to 4-H Camp!

Come up with skits to perform around the campfire.
Evening entertainment with a special message.

We build self-confidence in our campers and help them overcome their fears with public speaking.

Camp registration is Thursday, March 30 from 5 to 7 pm.

For more info and registration forms, please go to:
https://sites.google.com/site/ocva4h/home/4-h-camp-2015

Watch our blog for tomorrow's special reason to go to Camp!

Sunday, March 26, 2017


TOP 10 REASONS 
TO COME TO 4-H CAMP

One reason per day and today is day 6:

Tell funny jokes and learn new ones.

4-H campers have fun in an active and meaningful way.  

Camp registration is Thursday, March 30 
from 5 to 7 pm!

For more info and registration forms, go to:

https://sites.google.com/site/ocva4h/home/4-h-camp-2015

Watch tomorrow for reason #7!!!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Big #5 of the Top 10 Reasons to Come to 4-H Camp


TOP 10 REASONS TO COME TO 4-H CAMP

Today we share Reason #5

Sing and learn fun songs!

4-H Campers wrap up each day with a traditional campfire ceremony with songs.

Camp is held at the Northern VA 4-H Center in 
Front Royal, VA.
Will you be joining us for a campfire song?

Camp is June 25-29 and registration will be held 
Thursday, March 30, 5 to 7 pm.

For more info and registration forms, go to:
https://sites.google.com/site/ocva4h/home/4-h-camp-2015


Friday, March 24, 2017

Small Ruminant Parasite Management Workshop Opportunity

Small Ruminant Parasite Management Class (will count as a May workshop opportunity for Livestock Club members)
April 12th at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds from 1 -5:00 pm
 
This workshop is available to youth ages 9+ with chaperone present 
Learn about FAMACHA, fecal float, Five Point Check, and DAG Scoring management methods. These diagnostic tools will help individuals identify parasite infection in small ruminants, such as sheep and goats and selectively treat only those animals that truly need deworming. 
Cost of class set at $25 per person, this includes FAMACHA certification. Both classroom and hands-on instruction will be provided to participants.
 

4th REASON TO GO TO 4-H CAMP


TOP 10 REASONS TO COME TO 4-H CAMP

Reason #4:  Compete in competitions to win the 
spirit stick for your pack!

Campers are assigned to packs or groups, such as, deer, owl, hawk, eagle, fox, bobcat, etc.

Packs participate in competitive 
races and relays to win the spirit stick.

Join the fun!  Registration for camp is Thursday,
March 30 from 5 to 7.

For more info and registration packets, go to:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Reason 3 of the Top 10 Reasons to Come to 4H Camp!


# 3 of the Top 10 Reasons to Come to 4-H Camp

Reason #3:  Learn cool games to play with friends

We offer lots of games at 4H Camp:
Fun coordination, team-building types of games!

Camp is June 25-29
Registration is Thursday, March 30 from 5 to 7 pm.

For more info and registration packets, go to:
https://sites.google.com/site/ocva4h/home/4-h-camp-2015

Don't miss the fun!  

And watch our FaceBook page and blog for Reason #4 tomorrow.




Wednesday, March 22, 2017

#2 Reason from Top 10 Reasons to Come to 4-h Camp


TOP 10 REASONS TO COME TO 4-H CAMP


Reason #2:
MAKE NEW FRIENDS!!

This year our campers have the opportunity to make new friends from Orange, Madison, Page and Frederick Counties.

Check back tomorrow for reason #3!  We have the top 10 reasons to join us at camp!

Registration is Thursday, March 30 from 5 to 7 pm.

For more info and registration packet, go to:


Tuesday, March 21, 2017








4-H Show Hog Clinic RESCHEDULED!

Monday, March 27, 2017 from 
6:00 pm to approximately 7:00 pm
Orange Presbyterian Church

Come join us to learn about selection, care, grooming, training, showmanship…anything and everything about successful show pig exposition!
Instructor: Garrett Hamby of Hamby Haven Show Pigs, Williamsport, MD


Watch each day for Top 10 Reasons to Come to 4-H Camp



Top 10 Reasons to Come to 4-H Camp

1.  Learn new skills in our classes.

2017 4-H Camp Classes include:
Campfire Cooking, Fishing, Canoeing, Swimming, 
Archery, Riflery, Candy-making
and more!

Camp registration is Thursday, March 30--5 to 7pm.
2017 Camp is June 25-29.
More info:
https://sites.google.com/site/ocva4h/home/4-h-camp-2015

More reasons coming each day until registration day!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

2017 CONGRESS


2017 4-H CONGRESS

The 97th Virginia 4-H State Congress will be held at 
Virginia Tech in Blacksburg 
from Monday, June 19 thru Thursday, June 22.

This is the premier, statewide 4-H event for teens aged 14-18.

Want to learn more?  Please visit:
or call the Extension Office at 540-672-1361.

Congress registration packets will be released very soon, 
so start making plans now!

4-H Congress...Packets Coming Soon!

The 97th Virginia 4-H State Congress will be held at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg from Monday, June 19- Thursday, June 22, 2017!
This is the premier, statewide annual 4-H event for teens ages 14-18.
Want to learn more? Please visit: http://ext.vt.edu/4h-youth/state-congress.html or contact the office at (540) 672.1361.
Congress registration packets will be released very soon, so start making plans now!

Class for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren


ORANGE COUNTY OFFICE ON YOUTH

is pleased to offer a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren class
beginning Wednesday, April 12.

Classes are FREE!

Topics include: navigating school systems, social media, role confusion,  transitions, and planning a child's future.

The Office on Youth will provide dinner and childcare while grandparents attend the classes.

Registration is open and free to those interested.

Please contact Ashley Jacobs at (540)672-5484 or
ajacobs@orangecountyva.gov.


Monday, March 13, 2017

B&B Judging Results Are In! And...


Junior Stockman’s Contest Results

The junior team finished as the 20th place overall team out of 49 junior age teams from across the state on Friday in the Stockman’s Contest.  

Team members included: Salaar Ali, Connor Dodson, Diesle Gilbert and Sadie Wentz.



Junior Livestock Judging Results

The junior team finished as the 2nd place overall team out of 33 junior age teams from across the state on Saturday in the Livestock Judging Contest. They received the following honors as a team: 3rd overall team in cattle judging, 1st overall team in swine judging, 3rd overall team in sheep judging and 1st place overall team in questions.

The 2nd place overall junior team members included: Salaar Ali, Connor Dodson, Diesle Gilbert and Sadie Wentz.

As individuals, the junior team members were recognized for the following performances (130 junior individuals competed in the contest):

  • Diesle Gilbert: 3rd Overall Junior Individual, 9th place individual cattle, 2nd place individual swine, 11th place individual sheep, 25th individual questions
  • Salaar Ali: 5th Overall Junior Individual, 12th place individual cattle, 11th place individual swine, 23rd place individual sheep, 2nd place individual questions
  • Sadie Wentz: 15th Overall Junior Individual, 14th place individual sheep, 6th place individual questions


Senior Livestock Judging Results

The senior team finished as the 15th place overall team out of 30 senior age teams from across the state on Saturday in the Livestock Judging Contest. They received the following honors as a team: 12th overall team in cattle judging, 16th overall team in swine judging, 16th overall team in sheep judging and 11th place overall team in questions.

The 15th place overall senior team members included: Roxanne Akers, Virginia Bryington, Skyler Hitt and Brice Norford. Landon Hitt also competed as a senior individual.

As individuals, the senior members were recognized for the following performances (132 senior individuals competed in the contest):

  • Landon Hitt: 4th Overall Senior Individual, 4th place individual cattle, 17th place individual swine, 7th place individual sheep, 9th place individual questions
  • Roxanne Akers: 21st Overall Senior Individual, 17th place individual cattle
  • Brice Norford: 24th place individual cattle, 12th place individual questions

Free Online Course--Preventing Disease in Animals and People


Excellence in Exhibition:
Preventing Disease in Animals & People

The Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine created an online course to teach youth about zoonotic diseases, "Excellence in Exhibition:  Preventing Disease in Animals and People".  Targeted at youth aged 13-18 years, the free online course is meant to encourage showmanship and animal involvement while keeping both animals and humans safe and healthy.

To learn more and to take the course, visit http://cfsph.iastate.edu/YouthInAg/.




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

4-H Exchange Seeking Summer Teen Hosting

Virginia 4-H has the opportunity to host teens from Costa Rica and Norway this summer!

The teens will arrive in Virginia on June 26 and depart on July 22 or 23.  
Hosting is a great way to learn another culture and share ours.  

NORWAY
There are 18 delegates & 2 chaperones from Norway.  
Teens are ages 17 to 19, 6 males and 12 females.

COSTA RICA
There are 10 delegates & 2 chaperones from Costa Rica.
Teens are ages 14 to 16, 5 males and 5 females.

These exchanges are being offered nationally, and host family applications must be completed online at the State 4-H International Exchange website at www.states4hexchange.org.

Please do not delay in applying.  
The hosting sibling must be within 2 years of age of the delegate being assigned.  To ensure the best match, the hosting sibling's hobbies and interests should be disclosed on the application.

If you have any questions, please contact Dottie Nelson at (276)617-1065 or dottieifye@yahoo.com.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Farm Bureau Taking Pride in Agriculture 2017 Scholarship


Another great scholarship opportunity!

Orange County Farm Bureau is looking for graduating seniors for their 
Taking Pride in Agriculture 2017 Scholarship.

Applications are due to the Farm Bureau office on April 6, 2017.

Information and application can be found at this link:


If you have any questions, please contact Missy Chambers at 
540-226-9193 or rmchamb@gmail.com.


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Rapidan River Master Gardener Association is offering a scholarship opportunity to a graduating senior from Madison, Culpeper, Orange, or Greene who will be pursuing a degree in Horticulture and/or Agriculture.

Deadline for the application is April 15, 2017.

Information and guidelines can be found at http://bit.ly/2nb5qs5.
Application link is http://bit.ly/2my3Va5.

If you have any questions, you may email kcashman53@gmail.com.