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.
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.
Proclaimation presented by County Commissioners in celebration of 4-H Week