Pennsylvania was one of 17 state teams that competed in the 37th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational from Sunday, July 31, through Thursday, August 4. Teams from Arkansas, Tennessee, and Florida placed first, second, and third respectively. Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin were also represented at this year’s Invitational.
The 2016 4-H Wildlife and Forestry Field Day, held at Rock Springs, PA, was another “wild” success! 4-H youth and adults from across the state explored the wildlife and forestry sciences with over 100 people participating. The event featured an Exploratory Track for younger 4-H youth and a Science Track for teens. The event also included a competitive knowledge and skills test for teens hoping to attend national 4-H competitive events in wildlife and forestry.
The mission of the PS4-HC is to promote and represent 4-H in everything they do with integrity, positive teamwork, and pride. The vision of the PS4-HC is to strive for active participation in all aspects of the 4-H program and become recognized for leadership and dedication.
PA 4-H has partnered with Community Recycling and their ShoeBox Recycling program.Together we are on a mission to help promote the importance of shoe recycling while raising funds to help further our efforts. ShoeBox Recycling is easy, engaging and rewarding for everyone involved.
April is Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize the sacrifice that the children and youth of our military personnel make. Penn State Extension Military Youth Program invites you to join us in the 5th Annual Purple Up! For Military Kids.
Super Bowl champions, movie stars, presidents, musicians, city born, and farm raised - what do all of these people have in common? Each one of these groups of people includes 4-H members. My name is Laura Passmore and I was an active and proud member of the Pennsylvania 4-H program from 2000-2010 and then an employee of my home county’s Extension office in the summers of 2011 and 2012.
The second annual Community Service Award was selected by the Positive Youth Development-Citizenship Team. The award is given to a 4-H leader who supports community service and service learning projects as part of the club and county 4-H program. The winner of the 2016 State Community Service Award is Linda Siegel from Lebanon County.
Rachael Percival, 14 from Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA is a member of the 4-H Artitude Club. When the National 4-H Mall announced they were hosting a contest to select artwork for a brand new 4-H coloring book, Rachael was very excited to participate.
The PA 4-H Wildlife & Forestry Educational Field Day is a state level experience for all 4-H youth. It is slated this year for April 23, 2016, and will take place in Rock Springs, PA (at The Ag Progress Days Site), 12 miles south of State College, PA. No advance preparation is necessary for participants. Below is more info. on the two tracts being offered this year.
Excess stormwater is a growing problem in Pennsylvania and across the country, contributing to water pollution, flash floods and other issues. To help youth and adults understand and reduce the impacts of stormwater, Penn State Extension has launched a new curriculum titled "Rain to Drain — Slow the Flow."
Applications for the 2016 4-H Baker Scholarship in honor of Allen L. and Richard H. Baker are now being accepted.
PA 4-H is now a certifying organization to receive acknowledgement from the President of the United States for dedication of volunteer service.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
Cumberland County 4-H will honor three volunteers who have each completed 50 years of service to the 4-H program
The Greene County 4-H Shotgun Club performed well at the State Level and has much to be proud of these days.