Butler County 4-H

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Butler County 4-H News

Petting Zoo Sign-Up and Poster Contest
May 8, 2017
Clubs must sign-up for at least one three-hour shift at the petting zoo during the Butler Fair, July 1-9. Call Amy at the Extension Office to get your preferred spot! Petting zoo posters are due Friday, June 16, in the Extension Office. All-4-H’ers and Cloverbuds are invited to create educational posters. Details will follow.
Quality Animal Management Training
May 8, 2017
All animal science project members are required to complete the Quality Animal Management training by July 1, to be eligible to participate in Round Up (a statewide requirement).
2017 Mandated Reporter Training
April 11, 2017
All volunteers and all youth camp counselors are required to complete their 2017 Mandated Reporter Training.
NYSD is also held in conjunction with National 4-H Week!
2017 4 H National Youth Science Day Challenge: Incredible Wearables
March 3, 2017
Put your engineering skills to the test!
Raise Your Hand if you are PA 4-H Grown!
Raise Your Hand for PA 4-H
March 3, 2017
Hey alumni! We want to know where you are! Can you raise your hand? Help PA 4-H win $20K.

Pennsylvania 4-H News

Pennsylvania 4-H’ers, from left, Jayden Dennis, Sophia Manidis, and Jadyn Heck-Hoppes identify invasive species. (Photo courtesy of Deborah Dietrich)
Stop the Invasion: Unwanted Plants, Bugs and Other Pests
June 27, 2017
Penn State Extension and Pennsylvania 4-H, with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, created Stop the Invasion: Unwanted Plants, Bugs and Other Pests, a hands-on curriculum to address the threat of invasive species.
Youth in the Science Track of the 2017 Wildlife and Forestry Field Day learned to apply wildlife and forestry knowledge in on-site skills sessions. A sign language interpreter (center) assisted in explaining tree measuring technique.
Members Learn, Explore and Compete at 4-H Wildlife and Forestry Field Day
May 18, 2017
The 2017 4-H Wildlife and Forestry Field Day, held at Rock Springs, PA, was another “wild” success! 4-H youth and adults from across the state explored the wildlife and forestry sciences. The event featured an Exploratory Track for younger 4-H youth and a Science Track for teens. The theme for the Exploratory Track presented tools and methods for wildlife and forestry research, while the Science Track focused on applying research knowledge to managing forests and wildlife.
Kessler's Extension career began in 1969
Pennsylvania Man to Join National 4-H Hall of Fame
May 11, 2017
Robert Kessler, former Extension Agent in Franklin County, to be inducted this fall.
Lights, Camera, Create!
May 9, 2017
Be a part of the State Achievement Days 2017 opening ceremonies!
Julia stands in front of the National 4-H Conference Center
4-H National Conference Highlight: Julia
April 21, 2017
Julia Jumper is a 4-H member in Westmoreland County.