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2012

August

2012 4-H National Invitational Shooting Sports Grand Island, Nebraska
August 3, 2012
FINAL RESULTS; 33 States Participated in the 3 Day Event
2012 President's Environmental Youth Award
August 3, 2012
The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation's natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to recognize young people across the U.S. for protecting our nation's air, water, land, and ecology.
From the State Leader's Desk... ..August
August 3, 2012
by Christy Bartley
Capital Days for 2013 Date Set
August 3, 2012
Due to the unavailability of the hotel in Harrisburg and to avoid as much of the PSSA testing window as possible, the dates for Capital Days for 2013 are much earlier, March 3-5, 2013. Please mark your calendars.
2012 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational - Experience
August 3, 2012
Representing Pennsylvania in the 2012 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational was the experience of a lifetime.
Poultry 4-H Club Committed to Improving The Community
August 3, 2012
The Birds of Different Feather, a poultry 4-H club, have been committed to improving the community at large for the last several years.
Dates to Remember - August
July 1, 2012

July

From the State Leaders Desk... .. July
July 6, 2012
by Christy Bartley
Dates to Remember - July
July 1, 2012
I Attended 2012 Capital Days!
July 3, 2012
Mandi tells us about Capital Days in reference to three different reasons you should consider going!
2012 State Achievement Days - Registration is Open
July 1, 2012
State Achievement Days, August 7-9, will be held at the Penn State University Park campus again this year. There will be 30 contests (competitive and non-competitive) offered. Contest rules and additional information is posted on the 4-H web and SharePoint sites.
Fred Strouse Scholarship Applications Available
July 3, 2012
The Fred Strouse Scholarship is open to all 4-H'ers registered for National 4-H Congress with a preference to 4-H members that participate in a 4-H Dairy project.
Become a Backyard Beekeeper
July 3, 2012
Beekeeping 101, a new online course from Penn State Extension, is open for registration. The course for new and experienced beekeepers uses video, interactive diagrams, and other media to explore all aspects of keeping bees
Volunteer Management and Development Group Update
July 3, 2012
National 4-H Congress 2012 - Design Team Update
July 3, 2012
What better way is there to spend five days in November than traveling to Atlanta with the some of the best 4-H members in the country?
State Officers Get the Grand Tour
July 3, 2012
Pennsylvania State 4-H Council Members represent the nearly 205,000 youth across the commonwealth at countless events. June was yet another busy month for the State Council. On June sixth the council officers had the opportunity to tour the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in Harrisburg
Be A State 4-H Officer!
July 6, 2012
Looking for a state opportunity to lead? Want to represent PA 4-H across the state and US? Then apply for the PA 4-H State Council Team!

May

Dates to Remember
May 8, 2012
Wild 4-H Event Held!
May 17, 2012
The 2012 4-H Wildlife and Forestry Field Day was a wild success! The event featured both competitive and non-competitive tracks, and over 86 youth and adults participated in the event.
4-H Forestry Judging Contest News Flash
May 17, 2012
Beautiful warm weather graced this year's 4-H Forestry Judging Contest at the 4-H Wildlife and Forestry Field Day event held at the Ag. Progress Days site in Rock Springs, PA on April 21, 2012.
County-4-H email list
May 17, 2012
Roles have changed within the county extension offices and the need to receive the County 4-H Listserv messages may have changed. You must also be a member in order to send to the list. You may now subscribe or unsubscribe to the list following the steps below.
Celebrating Earth Day with 4-H and NRCS
May 17, 2012
In celebration of Earth Day 2012, over 300 students from Steelton Elementary School participated in an activity led by the middle school team of 4-H Youth and Families of Promise students and facilitator Rick Sayles.
4-H Force Club
May 17, 2012
Members of the 4-H Force Robotics Team 4031 traveled to St. Louis, Missouri from April 25-29 to compete in the FIRST National Championship with their robot "The Enforcer."
Community Impact: 4-H in Action!
May 17, 2012
The teen VIP 4-H club in Montgomery County Pennsylvania has been serving the community for the last three years. Their primary goal is to educate their peers about the origins of community service and how youth can play a crucial role in changing the world.
Breakfast with the Corbetts
May 21, 2012
Over the past 8 years, the Pennsylvania 4-H State Council has had the opportunity to meet many influential people. The officers meet with faculty, administration, staff and even deans. They often meet one-on-one with their state legislators and promote the 4-H program and high profile events. Lately though, the officers have had some rock star status opportunities, like the one on April 30, 2012.
Indiana 4-H Program Honored by Human Service Council
May 21, 2012
The Indiana County 4-H program was honored in several ways at the recent Indiana County Human Service Council Volunteer Recognition Breakfast.
Just another Day: Visit with USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack
May 21, 2012
May 16, 2012 marked a historical moment for the Pennsylvania 4-H State Council and PA Collegiate 4-H. For the first time since the council's/club's formation the officers were invited to participate in the USDA Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack's visit to the Penn State, University Park campus.
From the State Leader's Desk... ..May
May 21, 2012
by Christy Bartley

April

4-H State Achievement Days is Coming Soon!
April 4, 2012
It's time to start thinking about summer and State Achievement Days! This year 4-H State Achievement Days will be held August 7-9, 2012 at The Pennsylvania State University campus.
State and Regional Fashion Revue Update:
April 4, 2012
State Fashion Revue is continuing, with an infusion of enthusiastic volunteers who will help to ensure that 7 Regional Revues will be held in 2012 to select the maximum 60 participants in the State Revue which will be held during State Days. Sandy Hall (sph3@psu.edu) is the state event coordinator.
Blog for PA 4-H Clothing and Textiles Volunteers is Up and Running!
April 4, 2012
Link for the new "Leaders Helping Leaders" blog for PA 4-H Sewing volunteers. Blog for PA 4-H Clothing and Textiles Volunteers is up and running!
Dates to Remember
April 4, 2012
Washington County 4-H Clubs Collected Over 3 Tons of Food for Local Food Bank
April 4, 2012
Washington County collected 6,418 pounds of food and supplies for the Washington County Food Bank on Saturday, March 17, 2012.
From the State Leaders Desk... ..
April 10, 2012
It was great to see all of you at in-service this past week. I hope many of your questions were answered, and you are seeing the opportunities open to the 4-H program.