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2015

Presidential Volunteer Service Award for 4-H Members and Volunteers
November 24, 2015
PA 4-H is now a certifying organization to receive acknowledgement from the President of the United States for dedication of volunteer service.
PA 4-H Livestock Judging Team Headed to National Level
October 29, 2015
Bucks County 4-H Livestock Judging team will represent Pennsylvania at the North American International Livestock Exposition, or NAILE, in November, in Kentucky. This Lancaster Farming Article was written by Anne Harnish for the October 24th edition.
Cumberland County 4-H Honors Three 50 year Volunteers
October 16, 2015
Certainly having a volunteer who has served for 50 years is a fantastic achievement but to have three volunteers reach 50 years is exceptional. Sandy Long, Barb Rebert and Galen Smith were honored at the recent Cumberland County 4-H Achievement Night held at Highland Vue Farms, Newville. All three long time 4-H members went directly from being a member to being a leader.
What We Learned At the National Wildlife Habitat Educational Program (WHEP) Event
September 28, 2015
This August, my sister Ella, Dad and I had the chance to compete in the National Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Competition. By Sophia Maloney, Chester County 4-H Member.
Dr. B. Alan Snider to be Inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame
September 24, 2015
Dr. B. Alan Snider of State College, Pennsylvania will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on October 9 for his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H.
Competitors Meet the Challenge of the State 4-H Competitive Trail Ride
September 24, 2015
The 2015 PA 4-H State Competitive Trail Ride, the Richard C. Ely Memorial Ride was held on September 18-19, 2015 in Rothrock State Forest.
Camp Military Kid Strong in Its Third Year
September 18, 2015
Everyone needs a break from the pressures and distractions of daily life, a time for refreshment and rejuvenation. Penn State Military Youth Program and Easter Seals of Western and Central PA joined forces for the third year in a row to bring Camp Military Kid Strong to 100 military youth. Military youth in various phases of the deployment cycle joined us for a 6 night, 7 day residential camp held at Camp Hebron in Dauphin County
4-H to Honor 50 Year Volunteers
September 18, 2015
Cumberland County 4-H will honor three volunteers who have each completed 50 years of service to the 4-H program
Greene County Shotgun Club Hits the Target
September 18, 2015
The Greene County 4-H Shotgun Club performed well at the State Level and has much to be proud of these days.
Indiana County 4-H Member Honored At State Level
August 25, 2015
Marshall Richardson, Indiana County 4-H member, has been named a special award winner at the state level by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences 4-H Member Recognition Program. He was recognized in a ceremony recently at Penn State held during State 4-H Achievement Days as an “Outstanding 4-H Member”. He was one of three members recognized at the state level.
No Birds? No Problem for Franklin County!
July 23, 2015
Franklin County raises the bar and money for a good cause!
PA Does Well at 2015 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships
July 7, 2015
The PA 4-H Shooting Sports Team won the 3-position smallbore championship and the overall silver medal at the 3 day 2015 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational at Grand Island, Nebraska for the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships. Members of the PA 4-H team that competed in the event included Ashlee Hobgood, Zach Nicolella, Anthony Schfianno, Kaylee Hobgood, Mackenzie Wagner and Grace Lengauer, Hunter Moore, and coaches Dave Duer, Jim Wagner, and Jim Husk.
Money Money Money...It's Farm Show Scholarship Time
June 23, 2015
The student life is hard work and it isn't cheap. The Farm Show Foundation knows all about how amazing youth in agriculture are so they started the Farm Show Scholarship
4-H Members Excel at Wildlife and Forestry Field Day
May 15, 2015
The 2015 4-H Wildlife and Forestry Field Day, held at Rock Springs, PA on April 25, was a natural success! The Field Day allows 4-H youth from all over Pennsylvania to explore the wildlife and forestry sciences.
Natalie Aiello Awarded the Achievement in Service Award at the 2014 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents' Banquet
May 8, 2015
Natalie Aiello was recognized at the 2014 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents' awards banquet during the NAE4-HA Conference this past October. Natalie was awarded for her outstanding efforts with Penn State Extension 4-H Programming. The Achievement in Service Award is given to educators with three to seven years of exceptional service.
Kirsten Dubbs Receives Awards
April 24, 2015
Kirsten Dubbs was recognized at the 2014 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents' awards banquet during the NAE4-HA Conference this past October
Jennifer Fetter Receives Awards
April 10, 2015
Jennifer Fetter was recognized at the 2014 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents' awards banquet during the NAE4-HA Conference this past October.
Deborah Dietrich Awarded the 25 Years of Service Award at the 2014 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents' Banquet
March 27, 2015
Deborah Dietrich was recognized at the 2014 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents' awards banquet during the NAE4-HA Conference this past October. Deborah was awarded for her outstanding efforts with Penn State Extension 4-H Programming. The 25 Years of Service Award is given to 4-H educators with 25 or more years of service.
Cameron Suorsa Chosen for 2015 National 4-H Congress Design Team
March 17, 2015
Cameron Suorsa, Butler County 4-H member, was chosen as one of eight members of the National 4-H Congress Design Team. The Design Team is in charge of planning the program which is a prestigious national 4-H event.
Carol Schurman Awarded the Excellence in Camping Award
March 12, 2015
Carol Schurman was recognized at the 2014 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents' awards banquet during the 2014 NAE4-HA Conference this past October. Carol was awarded for her outstanding efforts with Penn State Extension 4-H Programming. The Excellence in Camping Award is given each year to recognize outstanding effort in youth development through 4-H camping, practice, evaluation, and research.
Outstanding 4-H Leaders Honored
March 4, 2015
Brad and Dawn Trout, leaders of the Lucky Kids 4-H Club, were recently honored as Outstanding 4-H Leaders at the annual Southwest Regional Leaders Symposium in Indiana.
State Updates
February 24, 2015
Here's what's happening in the State 4-H Office in case you missed it!
4-H Equine and Livestock Science Camps!
February 23, 2015
Exciting new statewide opportunity for 4-H’ers ages 13-18 who are enrolled in a horse, horseless, livestock, or vet science project. Camp workshops will focus on science and will be hands-on in nature.
Pennsylvania 4-H'ers attend once in a lifetime opportunity - National 4-H Congress
January 12, 2015
Thirty-five Pennsylvania 4-H members attended the 2014 National 4-H Congress, held November 28-December 2 in Atlanta, Georgia.