"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
Come Learn About Pennsylvania's Forests and Wildlife! 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 26, 2014, and will take place in Rock Springs, PA (at The Ag Progress Days Site), 12 miles south of State College, PA.
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 Pennsylvania Association of 4-H Extension Agents has recognized Schuylkill County friend of 4-H, Gretchen Dingman, as the recipient of the 2013 Clover Award.
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 2013-2014 Pennsylvania 4-H State Council members continued to glow for 4-H over the past few weeks. Several Pennsylvania 4-H State Council members participated in Farm City Day at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. During Farm City Day, Pennsylvania 4-H State Council members were able to discover Pennsylvania agriculture through engaging and educational activities that were offered to over 2,000 school students and community group members. The Pennsylvania 4-H State Council members assisted at the Farm City event by staffing a table where attendees could learn how a seed sprouts with water and sunlight.
The Fibering Five 4-H members from Dauphin County won the reserve award for the Fleece to Shawl 2014 Farm Show youth competition.
Christopher 'Critter' Fink, 4-H member in Venango County, has been chosen to serve on the 2014 National 4-H Congress Design Team.
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.
The National 4-H Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2014 National 4-H Hall of Fame laureates.
Penn State Extension's 4-H youth development program has received a $100,000 donation from Shell Oil Company to support the growth of 4-H science programming in 11 Pennsylvania counties in 2014.
The 2013-2014 Pennsylvania 4-H State Council has been “Catching Fire” as their year of service began at 4-H State days at Penn State University during August 6, 7, and 8. This year’s 4-H State Council is comprised of twelve 4-H “sparks” whose energy was kindled at 4-H State Days. They are: Alexandra Adams from Delaware County, Amber Pound from Franklin County; Brendin Freeman from Schuylkill County; Divya Reitz from Lycoming County; Dylan Levan from Columbia County; Jesse Isenberg from Indiana County; Kaitlin Rogers from Centre County; Lydia Lion from Chester County; Megan Anderson from Bedford County; Nathan Repetz from Cumberland County; Sophie Hutchinson from Venango County; and Wyett Johnson from Perry County.
Pennsylvania placed first among 13 state teams that competed in the 34th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational from Sunday, July 21, through Thursday, July 25. Teams from Alabama and New York placed second and third, respectively.
So, summer fun, the weekend, and plans with friends on a beautiful day after a long hard week are finally here! You’re traveling down the back country road on your way to your friend’s house for a relaxing cook-out. What a great way to spend the cool, summer night. Your windows are down, your favorite song is playing, and you couldn’t be happier; but, all of the sudden, you find yourself stuck in a parade of cars slowly creeping along at 12 m.p.h.
So back in January, I wrote about how crazy of a month it seemed to be. Well, I had no idea that April would be even crazier! In April, I came down with a bad case of “Green Fever”!
March 1st to March 5th the State Council was at State 4-H Capital Days. Here, we led workshops, facilitated dinner programs, presided over mock meetings, and talked to State Legislators about the importance of supporting 4-H.
Hello again from your state council. We had several events we attended as a group and we also attended events separately.
The 2013 4-H Wildlife and Forestry Field Day was a wild success! The event featured both competitive and non-competitive tracks, and over 70 youth and adults participated in the event. In the Wildlife Habitat Evaluation competitive track, teens from across Pennsylvania competed in their knowledge of wildlife and wildlife habitat.
A Pennsylvania 4-H Forestry Judging Contest was staged at the 2013 4-H Wildlife and Forestry Field Day at Rock Springs, PA on April 20, 2013.
Spring is in the air and it’s that time of the year when I travel with our county 4-H extension educator to talk about embryology. First of all, what is it? Did the chicken come first or did the egg? Well, if you’re sitting through my demonstration, sometimes I talk about the chicken first and sometimes I talk about the egg first.