Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Piedmont Area Northern District Contest is Virtual!

The Piedmont Area Northern District 4-H Contest is going virtual!

What does that mean for you? 

Do you have youth that enjoy presentations, public speaking or who have a talent that they would like to share? Check this out! Rules and time limits for each contest area can be found HERE

Videos must be uploaded when registering. Videos are due by May 1, 2020. Contact the Orange Extension Office with any questions! 

Friday, April 17, 2020

Virtual Animal Show| Submit by April 24, 2020

Henrico 4-H is hosting a virtual animal show for any Virginia 4-Her who is interested. We want the youth to record themselves showing off their animal (of any kind) and share their knowledge about their animal.

Below is the recording of an informational session, including tips and tricks we held a couple weeks ago. There is also a link to the Facebook event. 

Please see the flyer for information needed to register as well as the rubric that will be used for judging. We have a local vet, LVTs, and ANR agent ready to judge these awesome projects! Please let Carter Humphries ( know if you have any questions.

Virtual Animal Show Flyer
Virtual Animal Show Rubric

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

National 4-H Congress| November 27- December 1, 2020

For more than 80 years, National 4-H Congress has served as the premiere educational and recognition event for senior 4-H members. National 4-H Congress is held in Atlanta, Georgia, in late November. National Congress provides participants an exciting opportunity to explore careers, engage in a variety of quality learning experiences, and have great fun by getting to know other 4-H members from across the country.
Outstanding 4-H members will be selected to represent Virginia at National 4-H Congress. Candidates for selection must be senior 4-H members in the current 4-H year who are able to demonstrate outstanding achievement as a 4-H member in the areas of leadership, citizenship, and personal development.
The application deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020 to give everyone time to submit their applications. Information about National 4-H Congress and the application process can be found at: Email submissions of resume and cover letters will be accepted. Please direct the cover letter and resume to Joi Saville's attention at 

4-H State Congress

Friday, April 3, 2020

Virtual Beef Challenge| April 18, 2020

Saturday, April 18, 2020 10-11:30 a.m.
Held via Zoom, which includes video or telephone connection! Ages 9-19! All welcome!
Register Online at:

Registration Deadline: Sunday, April 12, 2020

Overview – This is an individual contest, not a team event like other cooking challenges!
In this virtual contest, pre-registered youth will receive instruction via Zoom at the published start time. No actual cooking will occur, but youth will be assigned a cut of beef, list of available pantry items, and list of available pieces of kitchen equipment. Everyone will receive their “mystery ingredients” information at the same time. Contestants will then have one hour to plan a five-minute presentation, including how they would prepare the beef, ingredients they would use, etc. At the end of the one-hour time frame, all contestants will connect via internet (or call in with telephone) to their unique Zoom meeting and give their presentation, which will be recorded. Recorded presentations will be judged, and awards will be announced online at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 22nd.

The contest will be based on 4-H Food Challenge and Youth Beef Challenge, both of which had to be canceled due to COVID-19 corona virus restrictions. The contest is open to youth who were on food challenge teams as well as individuals who want to try something new! This is an individual event, not a team event.

For more information, check out this document: