The 4-H Horsemanship Skills Day was a success!
Members who participated did a variety of activities.
This year the 4-H Travel-All Group traveled to Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
4-H Members, Horses, Counselors all had fun at the Multi-County 4-H Horse Camp!
An educational workshop for 4-H'ers held June 14, 2014.
The blood drive held at the Penn State Extension Office in Greensburg hosted by the 4-H Travel All was successful.
Westmoreland County Presentation Contest had record number of participants.
Teams are forming and it is time to send in your registration.
4-H Travel-All Club Members Are Making Final Preparation for Their Trip to Louisiana
Westmoreland 4-H holds first ever county-wide meeting for Poultry project members. Next meetings are scheduled for June 19th and July 24 at 6:30 pm at the Extension Office.
Thanks to Melanie Barkley, Extension Educator and sheep expert, for holding an educational sheep meeting on May 7 at the Extension Office.
Thanks to all the clubs who participated in this effort to get the word out about 4-H!
4-H Club Members Help as Hundreds of Youth Pour Into Idlewild Park for the annual Children's Day sponsored by Representative Mike Reese and Idlewild Park.
Penn State Extension in Westmoreland County has more recently involved 4-H members in the STEM projects using Lego Mindstorm NXT and EV3 robots. Younger members interested in robotics have spent the last 8 weeks working on a robot which the entered in the May Madness Competition which was designed by the Robotic Institute. The event was hosted by the Sarah Heinz House in Pittsburgh.
Morgan Patrick shares with fellow 4-H members her experience at State 4-H Capitol Days.
Information you need to know concerning your market livestock projects.
Tractor Supply Company (TSC) stores across the country support the 4-H Program by sponsoring the Paper Clover Campaign where patrons are asked to donate either $1 or $5. The 4-H Clubs from Westmoreland County are setting up a promotional display at all 4 of the TSC in the county. Olivia Aten, Vice President of the Campaign, said she has commitments from at least 12 clubs.
Mt. Pleasant Junior High School teachers and student body work together each year to raise money for worthwhile causes. This year, former 4-H member, Floyd Snyder, a teacher in the Junior High suggested the money be donated to the Westmoreland County 4-H Memorial Scholarship Fund. The sum raised was $290.00 and will help support the 10 scholarships given every year.
Sierra Shearer, New Alex Ag 4-H Member, loves animals and agriculture, and recently shared her passion with some youngsters in her community.
Close to 90 youth attended the 4-H Hippology (study of horses) and Good Production Practice Training on April 6th at the Westmoreland Fair. The 4-H members had lots of fun with hands-on activities. The event was organized by Penn State Extension and 4-H Horse Leaders and will be expanded to include even more in 2015.