Friday, March 30, 2018

Registration Now Open for Rockingham County Market Animal Boot Camp

Registration is now open for the 2018 Market Animal Boot Camp. The program will focus on the new Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Training that all exhibitors must complete to show at the State Fair of Virginia. We have some great stations planned and an exciting guest speaker. We hope to see you on May 5th at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds!
Out tentative schedule of events:
9:20- Welcome and Begin
9:30-10:30- YQCA Slides
10:30-10:40- Assemble for Rotations
10:40-11:10- 1st Rotation
11:10-11:20- Switch
11:20- 11:50- 2nd Rotation
11:50-12:45- Lunch Break (Not Provided- Food Booth or Offsite)
12:40- 1:40- Kent Speaker- Breaking and Showmanship
1:40- Visit with rotation vendors
Registration closes on April 27, 2018
**Rotation stations are assigned on a first come first served basis.**
If you have any question please contact the Rockingham County Extension Office- 540-564-3080 or email Sam Leech at spleech@vt.edu.
Please have youth register at the link below.


Culpeper SWCD Academic Scholarships

Each year, the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District awards up to $5,000 in educational scholarships to students who plan to pursue a career in a conservation-related field. These scholarships are available to eligible students living in the five-county area the Culpeper SWCD serves — Culpeper, Greene, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.
Individuals should apply who are full time students enrolled in, or who have applied to, a college undergraduate or graduate program interested in an area of student that supports soil and water conservation, natural resource management, environmental science or a related field.
In awarding scholarships priority will be given to graduating high school seniors, but current undergraduate and graduate students will also be considered. Consideration will be given primarily to achievement and demonstrated interest in natural resources.

If you have any questions please call Stephanie DeNicola at 540-825-8591 or send an email to stephanied@culpeperswcd.org. Applications must be completed and submitted to CSWCD in April each year. Click http://www.culpeperswcd.org/wp-content/uploads/Scholarship-App-18.pdf for an application. 2018 applications are due by April 16.

Culpeper Soil & Water Camps




Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District 
offers up to 4 scholarships for area students 
to attend summer camp. 
The eligible camps are:

Holiday Lake Forestry Camp
June 18-23, 2018 at Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center within the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest
Students ages 13-16 are eligible for this camp, which is coordinated by the Virginia Department of Forestry. Topics include: sustainable forest management practices, timber harvesting and reforestation, tree measurements and environmental protection. For more information, click http://www.dof.virginia.gov/forestry/camp/index.htm.
Applications are due April 1st annually.

Youth Conservation Camp
July 8-14, 2018 at Virginia Tech
Students in grades 9-12 for the 2017-2018 school year are eligible for this camp, which is coordinated by the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Topics include: lake ecology, fisheries management, forestry and wildlife issues, turfgrass management, land use planning, soils, agricultural best management practices, geology, shoreline erosion and stream morphology.
Applications are due by April 15.  Click http://www.culpeperswcd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-Camper-Application_VASWCD.pdf for an application.










Tuesday, March 27, 2018



Tonight is THE night!

CAMP REGISTRATION 
5 TO 7 PM

146 N. Madison Road, Suite 102


Monday, March 26, 2018

Bit N Bridle Club Wins Awards at State EquiSmartz

Orange 4-H Bit N Bridle members won several awards at the state EquiSmartz horse contests held at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA, this past weekend. They won first place senior team in Hippology and Cora Hoeman and Charlotte Manvell won the team presentation division. Two members participated in horse bowl and won second place, and junior members paired with Rockinghma 4-H and won plenty of ribbons. Congratulations to this hard working, horse loving bunch! 


camp registration reminder


SUMMER 4-H CAMP REGISTRATION
Tuesday, March 27

That's tomorrow night!

5 to 7 pm
Orange Extension Office
146 N. Madison Road, Suite 102

Camp packets can be found:
https://sites.google.com/site/ocva4h/home/4-h-camp

Last year's camp filled up very quickly on the night of registration.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

SCIENCE FUN WITH DAIRY FOODS


Have you been looking for a fun workshop that combines science and food?  We have it for you, Dr. Bob Horton from Ohio State is coming in for this 2 hour session.  Dr. Horton’s workshops are fun, exciting and educational.  

Pasture Management Clinic


To support 4-H'ers completing the new 4-H Horse Project Books, 
there will be a Pasture Management Clinic on
April 21st from 9 am to 12 pm at 
the MARE Center, 5527 Sullivans Mill Road, Middleburg, VA.

This clinic will be led by Tim Mize, ANR Extension Agent, and will be 
specifically designed to help 4-H'ers complete pages 11 and 12 of the new
Senior Horse Project Record Book.

Free Hay and Soil Analysis will be provided for up to 60 participants.
For best results, please coordinate with your local extension office to 
borrow a hay probe sometime between April 21 and May 7.

This is a free clinic, but participants must register by April 16 at:

http://bit.ly/2prtH0A


MARCH 27 CAMP REGISTRATION

Mark your calendars!

Camp registration is next TUESDAY,
March 27 from 5 to 7 pm.
Extension Office, 146 N. Madison Road.

We are expecting camp slots to fill quickly, so please arrive with all camp documents completed.

Documents can be found:
https://sites.google.com/site/ocva4h/home/4-h-camp



Campfire Cooking at Camp 2018



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Learn How to Cook over a Campfire!
One of the great classes offered at camp this year!
Campers will learn how to make simple, tasty, and fun foods!



Registration for Orange-Madison 4-H Camp will be held TUESDAY, March 27, from 5-7 p.m., with bed spaces filled first come, first served. 

Required forms are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/ocva4h/home/4-h-camp 
Please complete forms before registration.

Scholarships for youth with financial need are also available and scholarship applications are available at the same link as above.

Camp dates are June 10-14, 2018, at the NOVA 4-H Center in Front Royal. Transportation is provided from Orange. Camp cost is $295 and includes room, board, transportation, T-shirt, and most classes.
For more information, call 672-1361.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Fitting Clinic on May 6


Fitting & Showing Clinic
May 6, 9 am to 4 pm

Bring your project animal for hands-on learning.

VCE Madison has invited the Orange 4-H members.

Bradley Gill, representative, from Frey Supply and Weaver Livestock will lead this hands-on clinic.  Topics will include:

Daily hair care
Clipping for the show ring
Show Day prep and fitting for the show
Showmanship and show ring etiquette

$25 for youth/animal pair (clinic limited to 20 pairs)
Bring your supplies.

$5 per person - for those coming to watch and learn.

Lunch presentation--Handling Stress in Show Cattle

Register by April 15 to reserve your spot
https://tinyurl.com/May6BeefClinic

Please mail check payable to Treasurer of VA Tech to:
VCE Madison, PO Box 10, Madison, VA 22727
Your spot will only be held upon receipt of payment.

Location is the Madison County Fairgrounds behind Madison High School.

LEGO Class at Camp


LEGO Builders at 4-H Camp 2018
See what you can build and what challenges you can solve.


Catapults, simple machines, creative masterpieces await.

All campers select three different classes.

4-H Camp Registration will be held Tuesday, March 27!
5-7 pm at the Extension Office
146 N. Madison Road, Suite 102


Forms can be downloaded:  http://bit.ly/2nHTO2m

Please bring completed forms to registration.
First come, first served.


Last year, we filled all camp slots the night of registration.

Camp will be held June 10-14.


Friday, March 16, 2018

New Class at 4-H Camp 2018


New Class Offering for 2018 4-H Camp!

Climbing Wall!

Learn safety techniques, belaying skills, and knot tying 
while learning the basic technique of wall climbing.

Campers will develop self confidence and team-building skills.


4-H Camp will be held June 10-14 this year.
Camp registration is Tuesday, March 27 from 5 to 7 at the Extension Office, 
146 N. Madison Road, Suite 102.

Save time at registration. Print your camp documents at: http://bit.ly/2nHTO2m.
Last year we filled all camp slots the night of registration. First come, first served.

Many other classes offered, as well!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Beef Expo Reminders

The Junior Beef Roundup will be held April 20 – 22, 2018 in conjunction with the Virginia Beef Expo at Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg, VA. Below are a few reminders about the weekend:

·         Entries for Junior Beef Roundup are due APRIL 2nd
o   Entry fees are $25 per animal
·         Entries for State Stockmen’s Contest are due APRIL 2nd
o   Entry fees are $7.50 per contestant 
·         Stalling will be assigned in 2018. Please complete the stalling request form found on the website by APRIL 13th
·         Virginia Beef Challenge entries are due APRIL 10th
o   No entry fee for this contest
o   Limited to the first 10 teams to enter
·         Youth Team Fitting Contest
o   No entry fee for this Contest
o   Rules have been updated for 2018
o   No entry fees for this contest
o   Entry allowed until 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 21st
·         Youth Sales Contest entries are due APRIL 6th
o   No entry fee for this Contest

Camp Yoga 2018

4-H Camp is offering Yoga!

Learn basic poses while building strength, balance & confidence.

4-H Camp is offering a new class! Yoga!


4-H Camp will be held June 10-14 this year.

Camp registration is Tuesday, March 27 from 5 to 7 at the Extension Office, 146 N. Madison Road, Suite 102.

Save time at registration. Print your camp documents at: http://bit.ly/2nHTO2m.

Last year we filled all camp slots the night of registration. First come, first served.

Many other classes offered, as well!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New Class, Ceramics, at Camp 2018

4-H Camp is offering a new class! Ceramics!


Select a pre-fired item to paint and design as your own creation.

4-H Camp will be held June 10-14 this year.

Camp registration is Tuesday, March 27 from 5 to 7 at the Extension Office, 
146 N. Madison Road, Suite 102.

Save time at registration. Print your camp documents at:http://bit.ly/2nHTO2m.

Last year we filled all camp slots the night of registration. First come, first served.
Many other classes offered, as well!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Grace Church Livestock Show Now to Include Premiums

The Grace Church 4-H Livestock Show will now include premiums! As a reminder, the show is free to enter and is an excellent, low-key practice place to get both kids and their animals show-ready for the upcoming county fair season. A premium schedule is below and more information about the Grace Church show can be found ​​HERE​

BEEF CATTLE and DAIRY CATTLE premiums:
Champion Market Beef $25, Reserve Market Beef $15
Champion Breeding $25, Reserve Breeding $15
$10 to first place winners in Junior, Senior, & Novice Showmanship

SHEEP, MEAT GOATS, and FIBER ANIMALS (SHEEP/GOAT) premiums:
Champion Market $20, Reserve Market $10
Champion Breeding $20, Reserve Breeding $10
$10 to first place winners in Junior, Senior, & Novice Showmanship

DAIRY GOAT premiums:
Champion $100, Reserve Champion $50
$25 to first place winners in Junior, Senior, & Novice Showmanship

POULTRY and RABBIT premiums:
Champion Market $10, Reserve Market $5
Champion Breeding $10, Reserve Breeding $5
$5 to first place winners in Junior, Senior, & Novice Showmanship

Learn Leather Crafting



Learn Leather Crafting
at the 2018 4-H Camp

Leather Crafting is one of our new classes this year.
Hammer, stamp, stain your own leather creation.

Camp is June 10-14.
Registration for Camp is Tuesday, March 27 
from 5 to 7 pm at the Extension Office
146 N. Madison Road, Suite 102

Forms can be downloaded:  http://bit.ly/2nHTO2m

Please bring completed forms to registration.
First come, first served.

Last year, we filled all camp slots the night of registration.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Fishing Camp 2018


2018 Fishing Camp

Holiday Lake 4-H Center is offering their annual Fishing Camp on April 20-22!  

Early bird price of $90 is available until March 30; 
however, after that date the regular price registration is $95 until April 6.

Campers will get to experience classes on knot tying, lure making, fish ID and fishing in 
the beautiful Holiday Lake.  Any 4-Her with an interest in fishing is welcome.

If you have any further questions, please contact Levi Callahan 
at 434-248-5444 or levic93@vt.edu.

The Fishing Camp brochure can be found at this link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12Ze0o9CAsoif78MdZJL82SmNsGA-Sv_I/view

4-H International Exchange Program


Virginia 4-H is looking for host families for 17 Japanese youth (ages 12 to 15) who are participating in the Summer Inbound States' 4-H International Exchange Program.

The hosting period is 4 weeks from July 23 to August 18.  The host family must have a child of the same gender and within 3 years of the hosted youth.  Each volunteer host family opens their home to an international youth who becomes a son or daughter for the summer.  

No special activities need to be planned.  These youth want to experience American culture, make new friends, and improve their English by staying with your family.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Eliza Seibert at 
va4exchange@gmail.com or 540-872-6680.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Paid Summer Internship Available

Virginia Cooperative Extension just released it's available positions for paid summer internships for college students or graduates, and Orange is one of the units! Please share this opportunity with interested, eligible candidates. All details and a list of available positions are online at https://ext.vt.edu/internship/location.html.

We have a strong history of great interns; please help us recruit the person you want to work with this summer!