Jackson 4-H News and Updates

What a busy year we have had so far! From clinics, public speaking and demonstrations, judging, showing cattle, hatching eggs, sharing talents, and community service, Jackson 4-H has been on the move.

We congratulate all our outstanding youth for their accomplishments and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Here’s a rundown of what’s been happening:


  • Youth from Jackson 4-H attended the Livestock Workshop in Gainesville at the University of Florida
  • 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking contests were held in schools with winners advancing to the County contest


Adly Caraway (wearing a pink hair bow) is seen in the center next to Governor Scott’s aide.
  • Youth from Jackson 4-H competed in the Jackson County Fed Cattle Show
  • Youth from Jackson 4-H participate in the NW District 4-H Teen Retreat at Camp Cherry Lake
  • Youth from Jackson 4-H competed in Livestock, Poultry, and Horse Judging at the Tampa State Fair
  • Youth from Jackson 4-H participate in 4-H Day at the Capitol


  • Youth from Jackson 4-H compete at the Southeastern Livestock Expo Livestock Judging Contest
  • Jackson 4-H Embryology Programs gets “hatching” at Sneads Elementary
  • Youth from Jackson 4-H get started in 4-H Chick Chain
  • Jackson County 4-H Showcase (formerly 4-H County Events) was held


  • Youth from Jackson 4-H compete in State Livestock, Horse Judging/Hippology, and Meats contests
  • Jackson 4-H shows appreciation during National Volunteer Week
  • Jackson Embryology Programs continues in Sneads and gets started at Blue Springs Education Coop, Riverside Elementary Science program, and Dayspring Christian Academy.
  • Youth from Jackson 4-H compete in District II 4-H Showcase (formerly District II 4-H Events), District II Officer Elections and Global Youth Service Day

Upcoming Events in 4-H:


Jackson 4-H Open House

Make plans to attend our annual 4-H Open House on Tuesday, May 15th from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Jackson County Ag Conference Center on Penn Ave. Meet our club leaders and see what 4-H has to offer! Contact the 4-H office at (850) 482-9620 for more details.

June – December

Jackson 4-H Camps and Workshops

Summer is almost here! Don’t miss out on the many opportunities to participate in our fun and educational camps and workshops. There are two ways to register: Enroll through 4HOnline https://florida.4honline.com/Login or complete a paper registration form. You may pay in person at the 4-H office or pay by credit card through Eventbrite. 2018 Camp and Workshop Flyer and Registration Form.

Intermediate State

Who: Intermediate Youth (4-H ages 11-13)

When: June 15-17, 2018

Where: 4-H Camp Cherry lake

Cost: $85

Registration: May 1, 2018 to June 1, 2018

Every 4-H Club Member will receive an invitation postcard in the mail. If you are interested in additional postcards to give out to your youth, send me an email!


State Council Officer Elections

Mandatory Orientation Webinar (Applicant must attend ONE webinar)

May 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm EST

May 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm EST

May 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST

Applications due June 1, 2018

All Applications Completed Online! Applications and Information Packet can be found at http://florida4h.org/youth_/council/officer_app/

Newly Elected Officer Training August 4-9, 2018


Who: 4-H Members aged 13-18 (4-H age)

When: June 25-29, 2018

Where: Florida State University Campus and Florida State Capitol Tallahassee, Florida

Cost: $230

Registration: March 16, 2018 to May 4, 2018

Preparation Resources Available at http://florida4h.org/programsandevents_/leg/

4-H University

Who: 4-H Members aged 14-18 (4-H age)

When: July 30-August 2, 2018

Where: University of Florida Campus Gainesville, Florida

Cost: $250

Registration: May 1, 2018 to June 9, 2018


Theme: The Future is Ours: Start Here. Go Anywhere

Talk with your Districts about

  • Spirit Rally
  • T-Shirts
  • District Report
  • District Display

Spirit Stick Rubric 2018

Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference

Who: 4-H Members aged 14-18 (4-H age)

When: September 20-23, 2018

Where: Clyde M. York 4-H Center Crossville, Tennessee

Cost: $275 (includes t-shirt and transportation to Tennessee)

Registration: August 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018

A call for workshop proposals from both Adults and Teens will go out this summer


Leadership Adventure Weekend

Who: 4-H Members aged 13-18 (4-H age)

When: November 30-December 2, 2018

Where: 4-H Camp Cloverleaf

Cost: $115

Registration: October 22, 2018 to November 16, 2018

Theme: Leadership through Arts and Communication


Executive Board

4 Delegates from each 4-H District (4×13=52)l. Up to 30 Appointed Positions. 8 State Council Officers

First Executive Board – October 26-28, 2018 at Camp Cherry Lake

Second Executive Board – January 11-13, 2019 at Camp Cloverleaf

Third Executive Board – March 1-3, 2019 at Camp Cherry Lake

Are you interested in knowing more about 4-H? Contact your local 4-H office at (850) 482-9620 or email 4-H Agent Angel Granger at amgranger@ufl.edu


Posted: April 25, 2018

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Events
Tags: #GYSD, 4-H Activities, 4-H Showcase, 4-H Tropicana, Camp Timpoochee, Camps And Workshops, Embryology, Hippology, Judging

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