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Hillsborough County 4-H Youth Leadership Council


March 6, 2024

  What is a County Council? The 4-H Program utilizes many opportunities to provide educational experiences for youth. The 4-H Council at a county, district, and/or state levels is one of these tools. Hillsborough County Council is ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Clubs & Volunteers, Events, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Anorris, Citizenship, Civics, Communication, Leadership, Life Skills, Public Speaking, Youth

Preparing 4-H Youth to be Tomorrow’s Leaders – Communication Skills Vol 2


January 23, 2024

Welcome to Volume 2!  Congratulations on nailing down a topic for your presentation. Now comes the important work.  It is time to break the topic into three main ideas and write a paragraph for each. After you finish writing each section, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Curriculum, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Anorris, Communication, Leadership, Life Skills, Public Speaking, Youth

Preparing 4-H Youth to be tomorrow’s Leaders – Communication Skills Vol 1


December 18, 2023

Florida 4-H prioritizes the development of communication, higher-order thinking, and appreciation of differences as essential workforce skills. Are you asking yourself, how do we even start this process? If so keep reading. Hillsborough ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, , Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Events, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Anorris, Communication, Leadership, Life Skills, Youth
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UF/IFAS names new director of Mid-Florida Research and Education Center


April 21, 2023

UF/IFAS professor Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski will begin her role as director of the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center on August 1. As director, Pelz-Stelinski will lead faculty, staff and students at the Apopka research center. ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Director, Leadership, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, MREC, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center

Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources opens nominations for Class XII


February 15, 2023

The UF/IFAS Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources (WLIANR) is soliciting nominations for Class XII of its two-year leadership development program. Utilizing 11 multi-day seminars throughout Florida, the United ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Professional Development
Tags: Christy Chiarelli, Leadership Development, Wedgworth Leadership Institute
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The Wakulla County 4-H Podcast Series Launches with Episodes Featuring Local Leaders & 4-H Stories


December 13, 2022

Wakulla County 4-H members have started a podcast.  For the first few episodes, members have interviewed adults who were 4-H members in their youth. Special thanks to community partner Doug Apple of Wave 94.  Wave 94 has aired the podcast ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, Leadership, Podcast

What a Year!


December 12, 2022

Since I joined the team here in July 2020, I can say that 2022 proved to be a major year for our office and team. I am not discounting the previous years, but this year was special. Below are some highlights: HYFLEX: COVID-19 taught us to ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Events, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Communication, Leadership, Ocextension, Professional Development, Responsibility

Easy Math – Can You Do It?


August 26, 2022

I love math, do not get me wrong. But, when it comes to the complex equations – throw in a little exponents, tangent, or square roots – I admittedly walk away. There are some neat math problems, however, like the Collatz conjecture. Feel ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Communication, Leadership, Mental Health, Professional Development

Decisions and Change: Applying Forces to Help You Decide


August 11, 2022

In Extension, and especially in life, we have decisions that we need to make. Many of us typically embrace change or loathe change. Regardless if it is tough or easy, it involves a process of weighing our options (good and bad). I think that ... READ MORE

Category: , Clubs & Volunteers, Farm Management, Natural Resources, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Communication, Leadership, Mental Health, Professional Development

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