The Companion Animal Community of Practice through eXtension.org is pleased to announce that it is holding photo and video contest for youth interested in companion animals. At the link below, you can find general information about the contests as well as links to the specific rules/guidelines and a printable flyer you can use to promote the contests within your area. We would like to get large national participation in the contests.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Over the past 19 years, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards have been given to more than 100,000 middle and high school students across the country for helping the less fortunate, promoting health and safety, protecting the environment, and serving their communities through many other volunteer activities. Today, the search begins to identify thousands more who have made meaningful contributions to their communities over the past 12 months, as the awards program kicks off its 20th year. These awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial, Inc. in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), honor outstanding community service by students in grades 5 through 12 at the local, state and national level.
Pennsylvania was one of 12 state teams that competed in the 35th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational from Sunday, July 27, through Thursday, July 31. Teams from Alabama, New York, and Georgia placed first, second, and third respectively. Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Virginia were also represented at this year's Invitational.
The Rags to Rabbits 4-H Club in Lebanon County has a Haitian connection. This year a 15 year old youth currently serving with his family as missionaries in Haiti enrolled in the Lebanon County 4-H Club to learn more about rabbits.
Pennsylvania 4-H is proud to recognize Nancy Hottle of Coopersburg, PA, for her commitment to Penn State Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program and the community. Nancy is named the 2014 North East Region Salute to Pennsylvania Excellence 4-H Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer.
The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Hall of Fame Task Force proudly announces that Anna "Mickey" Peters, 4-H Leader in Centre County, Pennsylvania, will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame 2014 Class on October 10, 2014 at the National 4-H Center.
Spring is finally here! For those of us showing animals as well as preparing fields it is a busy, busy time! Everyone's barns have begun to fill up with young show animals. The grass is starting to turn shades of green again, flowers are trying to peak through the ground, and of course it's getting warmer.
"I'll never forget stepping off my plane in Atlanta for the second time and thinking, 'I get to experience this all again?' It seemed surreal, that I could be in another state, planning the National 4-H Congress, and be a member of the 2014 Design Team." ~ Critter Fink, 2014 National 4-H Congress Design Team Member
National 4-H has partnered with HugesNet the nation's largest satellite internet provider to inspire young people in communities across the country to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The 2013-2014 Pennsylvania 4-H State Council members continued to be busy through the month of December. With various year end activities and deadlines and the holiday season there have been many service tasks and opportunities to promote 4-H.
The 2014 4-H Potato Grading and Identification Contest was held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show on January 7. Forty-five 4-H members comprising of 9 teams participated in this exciting contest. Participants from Bradford, Indiana, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties tested their knowledge of spuds.