Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ramey Ranks in Top 15 in Southern Region

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.


Photography Contest Open to All 4-H Members

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. 


4-H Funday Show at State Fair

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

Showing Beyond the County Level

Shown here are photos of 4-H member Natalia Seitzer showing a calf owned by her extended family in Minnesota at the Nicollet County Fair. Natalia reports that she placed 3rd in Winter Heifer Calves and 3rd in Junior Heifer Herd. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Virginia Junior Livestock Expo (replacing State Fair shows) Entry Deadline - August 15

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 pjpratt@vt.edu

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Orange County Fair Wrap-up: Grand and Reserve Champions

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)