Franklin County 4-H

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Franklin County 4-H News

Lancaster County 4-H Members:  L-R   First Row: Jaclyn Martin, Willow Street (Solanco 4-H Community Club); Faith Musser, Elizabethtown (Mount Joy 4-H Community Club)  Second Row:  Sydney Brubaker, Mount Joy (Mount Joy 4-H Community Club); Taylor Flahart,
“Lights… Camera… Fashion” Theme for Capital Region 4-H Fashion and Textile Revue
July 10, 2017
“Lights… Camera… Fashion” was the red carpet theme for the Penn State Extension Capital Region 4-H Fashion & Textile Revue held on June 22, 2017. Thirty-six 4-H members from Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster and Lebanon counties were judged on the appearance, fit, design, sewing construction skills, and modeling presentation skills learned as part of their 4-H Clothing and Textiles 4-H projects. Additionally, nine 4-H members showcased skills in quilting, knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, weaving and spinning with non-wearable textile items created for the 4-H Textile Revue.
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!
4-H Robotics Club Excels
March 31, 2016
“Dialga - the Steel Dragon,” a robot built by the Franklin County 4-H Robotics Club, competed and excelled in the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition event against 51 other teams from five states and Canada.
Serving the community is one of the pillars of 4-H
Presidential Volunteer Service Award for 4-H Members and Volunteers
November 24, 2015
PA 4-H is now a certifying organization to receive acknowledgement from the President of the United States for dedication of volunteer service.
Club Spotlight: 4-H Seeing Eye Puppy Club
September 23, 2014
The Franklin County 4-H Seeing Eye Puppy Club works in partnership with The Seeing Eye, Inc., which is the oldest existing guide dog school in the world.

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.
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.
Jared is a Crawford County 4-H'er
4-H National Conference Highlight: Jared
April 21, 2017
Crawford county 4-Her Jared Rose learned about the "Science of Music" by partnering with the Smithsonian.