Indiana County 4-H

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Indiana County 4-H News

Ashton Stiles is pictured with her award certificate.  Photo credit - Mandy Stiles
4-H Dairy Member Wins Major Award
May 10, 2017
An Indiana County 4-H member has received a major award from the Pennsylvania Guernsey Breeders Association.
First place winners in the Indiana County 4-H Hippology Contest include left to right Haley Brooks, senior; Hailee Monoskey, beginner; Lily Shilling, junior, and Emmi Bracken, intermediate.
4-H Hippology Contest Held
April 3, 2017
Thirty 4-H members representing four Indiana County 4-H Horse Clubs recently participated in the annual 4-H Hippology Contest. Hippology means "the study of horses," and members' knowledge was tested on such topics as barn safety, trailer safety, farrier tools, harness parts, bones, and hoof anatomy. The contest also included a written test and slide identification.
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!
County participants were front row, left to right, Logan Barnhart, Kamryn Snyder, Elizabeth Bruner, Molly Sleppy and Macey Sleppy.  In the second row are Katelyn Kennedy, Kelsey Kennedy, April Flowers, Lily Palfrey, and Lily Shilling.
Indiana County 4-H'ers Attend State Leadership Event
February 8, 2017
Ten Indiana County 4-H members recently attended the 2017 Pennsylvania State 4-H Teen Leadership Conference and Junior Teen Conference. Over 500 youth attended the conferences designed to teach leadership, communication, and recreation skills.
Indiana County State Horse Show participants are pictured with the county banner.
Indiana County Represented at State Horse Show
December 30, 2016
Eight Indiana County 4-H horse program members recently participated in 14 classes at the 56th Annual State 4-H Horse Show held in Harrisburg. Events at the show tested skills in showmanship, equitation, jumping, driving, and timed events. The show included nearly 700 exhibitors from over 60 counties.

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.