Looking back on 2019, I am reminded that is was an extremely busy year. I traveled with 4-H youth on several out-of-state trips, I visited youth, volunteers, and agents in dozens of Florida counties. Most importantly, I got… Read More
By Chris DeCubellis Livestock chains were once common-place through 4-H and FFA in rural America. In a chain project, a young person receives a project animal, provides the proper care, feeding, and housing for that animal, and one… Read More
Situation: The Sumter County 4-H and FFA Premier Exhibitor program is a valuable livestock educational experience for youth. The content of the program provides the framework for youth to learn a variety of topics related to the production… Read More
GROWING AGRICULTURAL AWARENESS AND STEM CAREERS. J.S. Kelly, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL and G. Sachs, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL
Situation: As more and more youth are being raised in an urban setting, they are less connected to agriculture and less knowledgeable of agriculture and related careers. At the same time, there is also a nation-wide shortage of… Read More
ENGAGING ASPIRING VETERINARIANS THROUGH 4-H SUMMER CAMP C.L. Woodard, Seminole County 4-H Extension Agent, Seminole County, Sanford, FL, J.K. Yarborough, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL., S.T. Michael, F/IFAS Extension, Central District, FL. A.M. House, UF CVM, Gainesville, FL.
Situation: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics employment in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers is projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022 with Veterinarians having an occupational growth… Read More
AWARENESS OF BEDBUGS IN AN INTERGENERATIONAL SETTING J.E. Davis, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter and Hernando Counties, Bushnell, FL
Situation: The bed bug (Cimex lectularius) has become one of the most important insect pests in urban entomology in The United States. Bedbugs can be found in mattresses and found in school items such as books and backpacks…. Read More
Situation and Objectives: A 4-H SPIN club is a special interest club where five or more young people get together to learn about a topic of interest. SPIN programs have proved to be successful because they provide short-term… Read More
ORANGE COUNTY EXTENSION HEALTHY LIVING EXPO: KID’S ZONE Souers, M, UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL.
Situation/Objectives: Statistics show that youth obesity and health issues such as diabetes are a growing problem across the U.S. (CDC, Healthy Schools, 2018). 4-H Healthy Living programs support the effort to change youth eating habits and to provide… Read More
M.Carden, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala FL. Situation: Today’s youth face a widening gap in their understanding of agricultural products, specifically, how food comes from the farm to the table. Over 200 years ago, 90 percent of the… Read More
L. Cash, UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County, DeLand, FL and C. Woodard, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, FL. Situation and Objectives: Florida’s $8.6 billion citrus industry significantly impacts its economy and is part of Florida’s unique history and culture… Read More