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4-H Updates

4-H Updates

cloverKeeping you informed about 4-H in and around Jackson County!

Upcoming Events:
• November 27th- December 1st, National 4-H Congress, Atlanta, GA
• December 12th- Horse Judging School, Gainesville, FL
• January 2nd- Florida Junior All Breed Convention. Contact Chris Holcomb, Youth Dairy Specialist for more information christophersholc@ufl.edu.
• January 8-9th- Livestock Evaluation and Meats Judging Clinic, Gainesville, FL
• January 11th- Registration for Rifle and Shotgun State Match Opens
• January 18th- Hog and Ham Workshop, Gainesville, FL
• January 25th- Make a Difference Monday, 7 Eastern/6 Central- Animal Science Projects and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
• January 27th- Registration for Florida State Fair Livestock and Horse Judging Contests Opens. Contests take place on February 6th, along with 4-H Showcase in Tampa, FL.
• January 29th-31st- Second 4-H Executive Board Weekend, Camp Cherry Lak
• February 4-15th – Florida State Fair, Tampa, FL
SAVE THE DATE! February 19-21st- 4-H Panhandle Teen Retreat (ages 13-18) at Camp Cherry Lake. This retreat is for club, county, and district officers, camp counselors, and any other teenage 4-H member seeking to improve their leadership and communication skills while making new friends in a fun camp environment. More details will be available next month…

Youth Programs: Animal Science Events Calendar
http://www.animal.ifas.ufl.edu/youth/Calendar.shtml

2015
December 12     4-H/FFA Horse Judging School                                  Gainesville

2016
January 8-9       4-H/FFA Livestock Evaluation & Meats Judging Clinic   Gainesville
January 8         Western National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest        Denver, CO
January 9         Western National 4-H Meats Judging Contest              Ft. Collins, CO
January 18       Hog & Ham Workshop                                                    Gainesville
TBA                  Ranch Horse Clinic                                                         Gainesville
January 30      State FFA MS Horse Judging CDE                                 Gainesville
TBA                  South Florida Fair Youth Livestock Judging Contest  West Palm Beach
TBA                  South Florida Fair Youth Horse Judging Contest        West Palm Beach
February 6       Florida State Fair Horse & Livestock Judging
Both contests – FFA Preliminary, 4-H Practice            Tampa
TBA                 FFA Livestock Judging, North Florida Preliminary      Chipley
TBA                Horse Judging Reasons Workshop                                Gainesville
March 19        State 4-H Hippology                                                          Gainesville
April 2            State 4-H & FFA Horse Judging Contest                         Gainesville
April 9            State 4-H & FFA Livestock Judging Contest                  Gainesville
April 16          State 4-H & FFA Meats Judging Contest                         Gainesville
April 22-24     American Youth Horse Council 

                        Youth Horse Leadership Symposium                              Lexington, KY
TBA                State 4-H Poultry Judging Contest                                   Gainesville
June 5-10       Horsemanship Schools

June 19-24     Sunday through Friday                                                     Gainesville

                        Western, first week; English, second week

June 18           State 4-H Horse Events,Horse Demos, Public Speaking, Quiz Bowl   Gainesville
June 21-23      Hog & Ham                                                                                          Gainesville
July 6               Horseman of the Year Interviews (Wednesday of State Show)          Tampa

July 6-9           State 4-H Horse Show                                                               Tampa
July 27 -31(T)  Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships                      Perry, GA (T)

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