Monday, December 16, 2013

Market Animal Boot Camp

Join the boot camp to get prepared for the upcoming market animal season! Saturday, February 8, 2014 a Market Animal Boot Camp will be held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall from 2 pm-6:30 pm.
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

Think Now About National 4-H Congress in November 2014

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:


Sample Resume:


College Scholarships Available to 4-H All Stars Currently Enrolled in College

The Virginia Chapter of 4-H All Stars will award two $600 college scholarships at their Midwinters' Conference in February, but the deadline to apply is January 1st.  All 4-H All Stars enrolled in college are eligible to apply.  Please visit the All Star website for more details. 4h_allstars.html  

Friday, December 6, 2013

Youth Swine Day at VT

The 7th Annual Youth Swine Day will be held Saturday, February 22 at Virginia Tech's Alphin Stuart Arena in Blacksburg, VA.  This program is for youth and adults interested in pigs and in becoming youth and/or adult PQA Plus Certified.  This will be an all day event in Blacksburg.  The morning session normally has informational speakers and sessions on various swine related topics, followed by a swine stockman's contest, lunch and then the PQA Plus Certification sessions.
Registration information will be available in the next few weeks, please contact the extension office for more information.

4-H Day at the Capitol 2014

Mark your calendars: 4-H Day at the State Capitol will be Tuesday, February 11.  Even though this date is still 2 months away, there is already tons of planning that is going on for this event!
For those who are not familiar with this event, 4-Hers from across the state come together and meet at the state capitol in Richmond.  Last year, there were hundreds of members, parents, and volunteers who went and met with their state legislators.  Orange County 4-H will be attending again this year and we are looking for willing 4-Hers who would like to go as well!  We want youth who love 4-H and would be willing to tell your 4-H story- why you do 4-H, some of the lessons that you have learned, and those who want to get more out of the citizenship portion of 4-H.
We do recommend that youth that go on this trip be older junior members and senior members as it is long day with lots of walking.
This is an all day event- we will leave the extension office around 7:30 am and return around 4 pm. 

If you are interested in going, please contact Sarah or Kaci. 
2013 Orange 4-H Day at the Capitol Participants