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
Youth members enrolled in the 2022 District VIII Citrus Project had a blast touring the UF/IFAS CREC packing house last month!
Youth from Orange, Lake, Volusia, and Seminole counties got together for their first Citrus Project field trip of ... READ MORE
With the new year a few short weeks away, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on 2022 with appreciation for those in the community that have joined with and supported the youth development work of the Orange County 4-H Program.
Our 4-H ... READ MORE
One of the pledges that all 4-H members make is to pledge "my hands to larger service," and while that can be accomplished many different ways, a great opportunity to consider is through the Community Pride service-learning program!
Service ... READ MORE
While the "winter" months have their own appeal, I for one will be counting down the days until summer. As a kid I always loved summer as well and one of my favorite pastimes was attending sleep-away camp.
What I loved about summer camp was ... READ MORE
The Annual Orange County 4-H Poinsettia Sale is starting soon! 4-H Clubs will accept pre-orders for beautiful, floral quality poinsettias between October 1st and November 7th. Plants will arrive on December 1st and be delivered by youth club ... READ MORE
Making healthy food choices is a challenge of willpower for many of us, but for others it simply isn’t an option. According to a USDA report, more than 38 million people in the U.S. experienced food insecurity in 2020. Food insecurity is defined ... READ MORE
It’s the Peanut Butter Challenge Time! Peanut Butter Challenge Time! Peanut Butter Challenge Time!
During the month of October, please support people in need in your community and Florida’s peanut producers by generously donating to the ... READ MORE
Peanut, butter open the door!
During the month of October, we will begin the Peanut Butter Challenge so please spread the news! The Peanut Butter Challenge runs from October 1 through ... READ MORE
The 4-H program has a long tradition of celebrating the success of youth and volunteers. We were finally able to do that in person again after a three year hiatus. With the new 4-H year underway, this is a great time to be inspired to add ... READ MORE