Mercer County 4-H

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Mercer County 4-H News

Dates to Remember
May 1, 2017
4-H Roundup Requirements
May 1, 2017
Requirements will need to be completed in order to participate in Mercer County 4-H Roundup for 2017.
4-H Roundup Entry Forms Deadline-June 1
May 1, 2017
The Mercer County 4-H Roundup Catalog will be mailed out to enrolled 4-H members shortly. Roundup 2017 entry forms will be due on Thursday, June 1, 2017. There will be a grace period to turn in Roundup entry forms with a late fee of $10.00 per exhibitor through June 15. No entry forms will be accepted after June 15, 2017. 4-H Roundup entry forms are available online or contact the Mercer Extension Office at 724-662-3141.
Waldameer 4-H Club Family Days in July
May 1, 2017
4-H Family-Fun Days at Waldameer Water World July 10-14, 2017.
Guernsey Ice Cream Social-July 14
May 1, 2017
The Guernsey Ice Cream Social will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Mercer County 4-H Park. This event is open to the public. Please contact the Mercer Extension Office at 724-662-3141 if you would like to help. The social runs from 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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.