4-H Open House Sees Many New Faces


4-H Open House Sees Many New Faces

Open House 2016

The Jackson County 4-H Office along with 4-H Club members and Volunteers hosted an annual 4-H Open House Event on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Jackson Conference Center on Penn Ave.

This annual event offers 4-H club members and volunteers the opportunity to highlight their club activities and projects for the community and to encourage new membership. 4-H Clubs represented included the Jackson County 4-H Buckaroos, the Country Bumpkins 4-H Club, the SeaPerch Robotics 4-H Club, the Jackson County 4-H Livestock Club, the Jackson County 4-H Teen Council, the Jackson County 4-H Hot Shots Archery Club, and our newest club, the ASK (Always Support Kids) Jackson County 4-H Club.

The Jackson County 4-H Youth Development Program offers multiple programs to increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of the youth of Jackson County through multiple 4-H club and school enrichment programs such as the Tropicana Public Speaking Program, the Jackson County 4-H Embryology and Poultry Education Program, and has recently added school garden projects. This past year our program reached over 2700 youth in Jackson County, saw multiple youth participate in club projects and community service projects, as well as local, state, and regional contests. We also are sending two judging teams to represent the State of Florida in the National 4-H Poultry and Livestock Judging Skillathon and Poultry Judging competitions to be held in Lexington, Kentucky in November.

Delivery of these programs is not possible without the support of dedicated 4-H volunteers and the support of individuals and businesses in the community in the form of time, money and in-kind donations. We greatly appreciate the donations from the Walmart Store of Marianna and the Marianna Tractor Supply Company Store of seeds, garden supplies, poultry production supplies and auction items. We also appreciate the financial support of the Jackson County Cattleman’s Association, the Chipola Sportsman’s Association and the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, along with multiple businesses and individuals in the community.

Youth have multiple opportunities to explore and expand their knowledge through 4-H programs. The possibilities are endless so consider joining us today!





Posted: September 16, 2016

Category: 4-H & Youth, Curriculum

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