"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 is a four week project in which fertile chicken eggs are incubated and hatched in the classroom. It is designed to help youth obtain a better understanding of the transformation of a fertilized egg into a young chick.
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.