Thursday, October 27, 2016

High School Students, Join Us for a College Tour

In conjunction with the Office on Youth, we are sponsoring a college bus tour for parents and high school students on Friday, November 11. The tour will cover Christopher Newport University and the University of Virginia, but provide valuable experiences and information regarding higher education overall.

The cost is only $10 per person, plus the cost of lunch. Register through the OCHS Guidance Office.

Hope to see you soon!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Club Officer Training



Thursday, December 1
6:30 to 8:30 pm
George James Community Center
Radiant, VA

For all 4-H club officers in Orange and Madison.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

4-H Achievement Night Plans

Please save the date for 4-H Achievement Night: Monday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. Additional details are forthcoming. Thanks to all who completed our survey regarding the event. You asked for different, so we're working on making this a different celebration!

To that extent, please consider nominating yourself or someone else for some special county-level awards. The deadline for these has been extended to Monday, October 24 at Noon.

  1. Partner of 4-H - This is given to a local business or organization that supports 4-H. Let Kaci know who you would like to nominate and why. 
  2. Friend of 4-H - This award is given annually to an individual who makes a big impact on Orange 4-H. Nominate the same as above.
  3. Harry T. Peters, Jr. Award - This is open to senior age 4-H members (14-18) who exhibit Mr. Peters' qualities of hard work, honesty, service to others, and passion for agriculture. Nomination instructions are posted online
  4. 4-H Scholarship - Award of $500 presented to a 2016 high school graduate enrolled in further education. Applications are online
  5. New! Pillars of Character Awards - This is for a 4-H member of any age who exemplifies the positive character traits of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Read more about these awards here, and nominate online by clicking here
Nominations have been extended to Monday, October 24 at Noon. (We mistakenly thought all of this had been published previously. We're sorry!)

Poinsettia Sales to Benefit Orange 4-H

Enjoy your holidays with beautiful poinsettias and support Orange 4-H Youth! 

Let us help you add a festive look to your home, office or church!  Contact a 4-H member or call the Orange Extension Office to place your orders by November 17.

Calling all Club Members:  Want to help your club?  Sell poinsettias to family and friends! Proceeds will benefit your club treasury!

To all Campers and Teen Counselors:  Want to offset your 2017 camp fees?  Sell poinsettias to your friends and family!

Thanks to Battlefield Farms for supporting Orange 4-H!

Extension Office              540-672-1361

For order form, click here:

Monday, October 17, 2016

Livestock Club: November Workshop Sign-up

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Livestock Club members remember to sign-up for one or more of the workshops offered in November! Please sign-up by October 20th.

Card Making Workshop:
Livestock Photography Workshop:
Beef Project Selection/Care Workshop:
Deer Processing Workshop:

From the Orange County 4-H Goat Club:     After considering requests from past and present members, the Orange County 4-H Goat Club members voted unanimously to return to the club’s roots. The club is going back to its original name “The Caprine Kids,” encompassing the small ruminants in the Caprinae subfamily. We are now a sheep and goat club focused on learning about sheep and goat keeping for dairy, fiber, and meat! We are looking forward to seeing some of our woolly friends at the Fair this year. The Caprine Kids meets monthly in the Extension Office meeting room. You can follow us on Facebook:

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