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.
The summer may seem months away but the 4-H Benefit Auction Committee is hard at work preparing for the auction which is scheduled at the Westmoreland Fair. They are collecting items every day and have them displayed on their facebook group in the photo album. The Westmoreland County 4-H Benefit Auction raises over 85% of the funds to support the 4-H Program.
Penn State Extension Livestock Educator, Dustin Heeter, teaches 4-H members on how to evaluate and select animals for their livestock projects. Youth learned the ins and outs of the use of judging cards. The group grows with every meeting.
The Penn State Extension held it's 4-H Officer training on April 14, 2014. Close to 40 teen leaders attended this workshop lead by the 4-H Teen Leadership Council. Youth received training on Parliamentary Procedures and how to conduct a good, effective meeting. Individuals also learn the specifics to their own office.
Changes to the 4-H Horse Production Program for 2014
The 4-H Program relies on community support as an area of funding for youth to participate in activities such as camps, conferences, and different project areas. We would like to recognize the 2013 Donors and thank them for their support.
4-H Robotics Club competed in the FRC (FIRST Robotic Challenge) Competition on March 27-28, 2014 at California University. They were one of 10 teams supported by Penn State Extension. There were a total of 48 robots involved this year.
4-H Livestock Judging members participated in the Block and Bridle Livestock Judging held at PSU.
The annual Westmoreland County 4-H Tack Swap was a success! 4-H members were able to be outfitted for this year at a fraction of the cost.
The training for New Penn State Extension 4-H Leaders for the 2014 year was a success. There was an outstanding turnout, and we are exited to work with these volunteers in the future!
This year the New Alex Ag 4H had a new way of selecting offers.
Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the year Award winner chosen.
Penn State Extension 4-H Volunteer Scott Kelly was named a lifetime volunteer at this year’s 4-H Leader’s Kick Off Dinner.
The Penn State Extension 4-H Leaders Kickoff was held at the Greater Latrobe High School on February 17th, 2014. The evening honored our 4-H Leaders and Volunteers.
The 4-H Open House held on Saturday March 1st at the Extension Office was a success!
The robot is almost complete! The team will be ready to represent 4-H at the 2014 FRC.
Help Westmoreland County 4-H build the youth of today for a better tomorrow! By getting donations the auction committee is ensuring the Westmoreland County 4-H Program can have another successful year. You can help too!
10 Westmoreland County 4-H Teens attended the PA State Leadership Conference at PSU.