The 4-H Livestock clinic will be held June 15th at the Harford Fairgrounds. Open to all 4-H livestock members. Come learn about showing and fitting for the different species and complete your Good Production Practices.
The Susquehanna County 4-H Program is pleased to offer the opportunity for graduating seniors to apply for 4-H scholarships and awards.
The Susquehanna County 4-H program, through the generosity of the Montrose Rotary Club, was recently awarded a grant to begin a 4-H Community Garden in Montrose! The 4-H Community Garden will be planted at the Penn State Extension Office at 88 Chenango Street in Montrose.
On Saturday, April 6th, nine Susquehanna County 4-Hers took part in the PA Pork Producers Youth Expo at the Lebanon Ag Expo Center, Lebanon. Participants challenged their swine knowledge through a Swine Skill-a-thon contest and the Pork Bowl contest.
Save the Date: Wednesday, July 10th at the Harford Fairgrounds. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the day will conclude by 4:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per member, pre-registration is requested by calling 278-1158 by Friday, July 5th. One Day Camp is a fun, Susquehanna County 4-H tradition, so don’t miss out!
Attention 4-H’ers and leaders: Any new clubs who would like to enter the Beautification contest for the 2013 Harford Fair, please contact the Extension office. CRITERIA: 10 points – Identification – a list and/or picture of club members, description or project including plant source, time, cost and other resources used, 10 – originality, 10 – use of space, 15 – design and color, 15 – neatness, 20- plant condition, 20 – overall appearance. Judging criteria will be sent to those clubs who call. The 2013 Theme is: “Harvest Your Dreams”. Deadline to register is August 1st.
ATTENTION: 4-H members and their horses! Come join us for the annual 3-day 4-H Horse Camp held at the Harford Fairgrounds June 21-23. Horseless kids are welcome to join too!
The 2nd annual Beginner’s Luck Show Series will be held Saturday, June 15 and Saturday, August 3 at Unity Stables, Montrose. The shows begin at 9 a.m. These horse shows are for novice riders.
The Paul Baldwin Memorial Award is given annually to two outstanding 4-H livestock members who exemplified citizenship, leadership, and enthusiasm throughout their 4-H career. Candidates for this award should go above and beyond his or her 4-H requirements to help younger members and leaders with 4-H activities; including club meetings, livestock clinic, livestock roundup, livestock sale, and other activities during the Harford Fair.
The Susquehanna County Jr. Holstein Club will hold its fourth annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, July 14th at Tall Pines Golf Course, Friendsville. The tournament is a captain and crew format and begins with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.
The annual 4-H Scholarship Horseshow will be held on Saturday, July 13th at the Harford Fairgrounds. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the show will begin at 9:00 a.m. This exciting fundraising event for our county 4-H program is open to all adults and youth ages 8 years and older. The show will include competitive classes, division champion, and lots of fun! Call or stop by the office for a program. Food will be available!
Attention 4-H Livestock Market Exhibitors! Are you concerned about your project animal being over or under weight and don’t have access to a livestock scale?
4-H members interested in tagging a homebred steer for the 2014 4-H Livestock Roundup must do so by June 30, 2013. In order for an animal to be considered a homebred animal, 4-H members must own the dam (mother) prior to breeding. Contact your 4-H club leader to make tagging arrangements or the office with any further questions! Also, new for this year, all members taking a homebred project must complete a “4-H Homebred Animal Breeding Record Page,” and include it with your project book. Please contact your 4-H leader with any questions or call the Extension Office.
John and Rachel Stahl, Montrose presented Abby Onyon, Susquehanna County 4-H Extension Educator with a check in the amount of $875 on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in honor of their late son, Matthew Waldron Stahl. The check is a result of a perpetual memorial fund established in Matthew’s name with the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains.
On Saturday, April 20th, Susquehanna County 4-H Clover Pups Club member, Rachel Serfilippi, braved the wind, rain, snow, and cold to participate in the PA 4-H Wildlife and Forestry Field Day at Rock Springs!
4-H Camp Brule is a go for 2013! It will be held from June 22nd-26th at beautiful Camp Brule in Forksville in Sullivan County! Camp Brule is open to all 4-Hers ages 8-18! Campers will arrive between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22nd and will depart for home on Wednesday, June 26th at 10:30 a.m.
This year’s Shooting Sports Fun Day will take place at the Silver Lake Rod and Gun Club on May 18, 2013 beginning at 8:30 a.m. 4-H Ages 8-18! Cost: $5.00 per member or $15.00 for non-members** Fee will include 4-H enrollment fee, if youth decide to join 4-H for 2013. This year we will be offering archery, air rifle, air pistol, shotgun, and .22 riflery. All attendees must have a chaperone at this event. Registration is due May 10th, so send your forms in soon!
For the 2013 Harford Fair Roundup, we would like each Susquehanna County 4-H Club to create a banner for exhibit!
All 4-H members taking an animal project must complete the Good Production Practices (GPP) Training by July 1st, in order to compete at 4-H Roundup and to advance to any further competitions such as Districts, States or the PA Farm Show.
4-H Leader Kelli Agler Yeakel is willing to train and instruct any 4-Hers interested in Horse Judging.