County fairs have a special place in people's hearts, especially 4-Hers. Many youth spend months preparing their animals for this big day. Selling a market animal can sometimes be an incredibly exciting and sometimes difficult time. What the ... READ MORE
Did you know that there is a Standard of Perfection for poultry being shown at any show including the county fair? The Standard of Perfection describes the defects or disqualifications which may automatically eliminate a bird from a show. ... READ MORE
During the week of October 1st—7th, DeSoto County 4-H will join together with the rest of the nation to celebrate the 4-H organization, youth and volunteers that we love so much. During National 4-H Week, we as 4-H’ers will showcase the ... READ MORE
When most people think of 4-H, they think of our traditional clubs, but did you know 4-H programming is available in the classroom through our school enrichment programs? These programs bring the knowledge of our faculty and volunteers directly ... READ MORE
Every year across the state hundreds of youth exhibit swine in County and State fairs. Raising livestock takes up time and resources for these youth and often the market sale provides a monetary reward for their hard work.It is a stressful but ... READ MORE
As the summer draws to a close and the new school year begins, that can only mean one thing... the new 4-H year is coming! Did you know that adults play many critical roles in 4-H? These roles apply not only to parents, but to all community ... READ MORE
What is “STEAM”?
Science, technology, engineering, agriculture (or art!), and math! It is important that youth have opportunities to engage in these fields, as they instill critical thinking, curiosity, global engagement, and the confidence ... READ MORE
DeSoto County 4-H'ers to the State Fair
Submitted by: Kristie Popa - DeSoto County 4-H Extension Agent
Candy apples, fair rides, elephant ears and livestock shows…that is what fair season is all about. For 8 DeSoto County ... READ MORE
Jean Rogalsky, 4-H Agent, UF/IFAS Extension
You would make this connection had you stopped by the 4-H Showcase at the Florida State Fair. Each year 4-H county programs and special project groups set up displays on the first Saturday of the ... READ MORE
* For all 4-H events, please click on 4-H Youth Development on the menu at left then click on 4-H Calendar.
SHIP Homebuyer Education Class-January 26, 9 am-3:30 pm, East Wing Conference Room, Washington County Ag. Center
FEBRUARY ... READ MORE