Wow! What a blast National 4-H Congress was! I just got back from National Congress which is held in Atlanta, Georgia. It was an awesome experience. I have never had so much fun in my life, and I met so many new friends, some from PA and many from other states. Pennsylvania had 40 delegates and was one of the larger delegations there. We had to be at the Pittsburgh Airport at 4:30 am Black Friday morning, and our plane arrived in Georgia around 7 am, but we actually didn't have to be at registration until 4:30 pm so we had a considerable amount of downtime to start the week.
One amazing experience, two Indiana County 4-H members, 42 states and 1 territory, 912 delegates, and infinite memories! This can explain the 2011 National 4-H Congress held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 25-29. It is so hard to begin with just one thing to explain this amazing trip. I guess to start would be the plane ride. Both Garrett and my first plane ride started with Garrett being super excited about it, and I just was a little bit freaked out by it. We left the airport at 6:50 am on Friday to take an hour and fifteen minute flight to Georgia.
The 4-H National Headquarters, US Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce that the following 6 youth have been selected out of all applicants to participate in the National 4-H Conference Youth Leadership Team: Brittany Avant-Florida, Sergio Martinez-Beltran-Puerto Rico, Kelsey Kannenberg-Wisconsin, Haley Lundeby-Idaho, Stephen McFall-Pennsylvania, and Rachel Wise-Florida. The Youth Leadership Team will be responsible for hosting meetings, leading group activities, providing training, along with many other leadership opportunities.
Due to concerns about the severe flooding being experienced by some of the participating counties, the decision has been made to postpone the District IV 4-H Horse Show, until Saturday, September 17, at 8 a.m. at the Wyoming County Fairgrounds in Meshoppen.
Rural Beginnings to Global Success The Pennsylvania 4-H program will be celebrating 100 years of youth programming in 2012. As part of the centennial celebration the planning committee is compiling a history of the PA 4-H program through stories. 4-H members, leaders, 4-H alumni, former 4-H leaders, current and former extension educators, and/or family members are invited to help tell the story of 100 years of the PA 4-H program! Let's create a historical timeline through the stories of those that were impacted by the 4-H program.
2012 will celebrate 100 years of 4-H programming in PA. This contest is for any PA 4-H youth who would like to help create a video history of 4-H's past and present. How will you show PA the face of 4-H in your community?
Every year in July/August the current PA State 4-H Council team retires and a new council is inducted. Charged with representing the entire 4-H program throughout the state councils work tirelessly dedicating themselves to the betterment of the 4-H program.
Iguanas, parrots and manatees, oh my. Most people never get to touch any of these exotic animals, but Sarah Taubenberger spent a summer touching and helping these creatures and many more. transferring to University Park.
On April 2, 2011, I left for a trip that I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out - National 4-H Conference. I knew I would learn some new skills and make some new friends, but I never imagined it would end like this.
Penn State Quest Event at State Achievement Days! Join fellow 4-H'ers for a fun day of Questing on Penn State's campus during the 2011 4-H State Achievement Days Event this year. It is a time of exploration using a map to find educational treasurers on the Penn State campus.
The summer program at Park Spring Apartments Community Center in Spring City kicked off with self-expression activities, sports and dance. Utilizing 4-H theatre arts curriculum Theatre Arts Adventures the children were guided through different ways of expressing themselves through art, acting, body language, and dance.
What started off as an idea for a Hip Hop Program for the 4H Clubs in the Southern Chester County area, quickly grew to incorporate many different types of dance. During the summer of 2010, for the first time ever, in collaboration with the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA and 4-H Creating Community Networks, a curriculum was created to foster development through dance and movement.
The Adams County 4-H Senate just completed a community service project to support our men and women in the U.S. military, stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan. Setting a goal of collecting fifty filled shoeboxes to ship to our service personnel, members and staff contacted friends, challenged our local clubs to fill boxes for our campaign.
A delegation of seven Pennsylvania 4-H'ers and three chaperones enjoyed several days of fun and learning during the 56th annual National 4-H Dairy Conference on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison. The educational program attracted approximately 200 youth and adult delegates from across the USA and Canada.