On behalf of Allegheny County 4-H and Penn State Outreach and Extension, we would like to recognize Lynne Ford for her dedication to the cause of 4-H and her years of service as a leader of the Northridge Riders.
"Why American agriculture is different from the European variety and how does 4-H change the equation?" BEFORE growing up to become farmers, a startling number of America's rural kids are taught how to build rockets. Every year rural skies fill with mini-missiles built by children. The largest will fly hundreds of feet, carrying altimeters, parachutes and payloads of eggs. Baseball diamonds are popular launch sites, as are alfalfa fields: the latter tend to be large and, compared with other crops, alfalfa tolerates a fair bit of trampling. All this tinkering and swooshing explains a lot about American farms.
Through the generous support of The Heinz Endowments, 4-H Pittsburgh has teamed with two long standing grass roots organizations (The Kingsley Association and Nabhi Christian Ministries) to deliver an innovative youth development program geared towards African-American males. The project will primarily involve two neighborhoods, Larimer and Lincoln-Lemington.
This spring students can incubate and hatch live chicks in their classroom. Chick Embryology is our most popular School Enrichment project.
This past October, North Ridge Riders and Manely Horse clubs represented Allegheny County at the PA State 4-H Horse Show. With three areas of judged competion, including performance, production and model horses, members of these clubs placed in the following...
Future Bee Keepers of Fox Chapel, 4-H Club, recently organized under the leadership of Joe Zgurzynski, Master Beekeeper. Club members have been studying the Purdue Extension 4-H Beekeeping project and their March club meeting topics covered bee hive location, installation and hive safety.
At the Southwest Regional 4-H Leaders' Symposium, Lynne Ford received the 2012 Outstanding Leader Award for Allegheny County.
2012 marks the centennial year for 4-H in Pennsylvania. As part of the celebration, Allegheny County 4-H clubs and groups will be doing a community service projects in their neighborhoods.
This spring students can incubate and hatch live chicks in their classroom.
Youth Recognized for Achievements in Pennsylvania 4-H Team Horse Power
4-H Science projects reach over 5 million youth nationwide with hands-on learning experiences to encourage young minds. Allegheny County 4-H has been chosen to pilot two new 4-H Science projects: Power of the Wind and 4-H Robotics. These two projects are directed at middle school aged youth who are interested in developing their science and engineering interests while working in teams on hands-on activities.
2012 will mark 100 years of 4-H Programming in Pennsylvania. The program has truly grown from its rural beginnings to its global success of today, and everyone involved has a story to tell.
4-H members compete in county horse show, with opportunity to advance to district and state shows.
All 4-H members who are taking an animal project must complete training about Good Production Practices each year.