Happy New Year! Have you started to think about your project or record book and Standards of Excellence application for the year yet? I’m willing to bet that the answer to that question is “no!”.
Most of us tend to wait until riiiiight ... READ MORE
In June of this year, I had the opportunity to attend my very first Florida 4-H Legislature session. Although I grew up as a Florida 4-H’er and heard this event mentioned over the years, I never knew what it was or attended; something I deeply ... READ MORE
Written by Dakota Cantrell, Sumter County 4-H Program Assistant
Summer is approaching fast, and school will be out soon! Parents, are you looking for summer activities for your youth members? Sumter County 4-H is offering 5 weeks ... READ MORE
How hard would it be to play a game if no one told you the rules or how to win? How would you feel? How long would it hold your interest? If you kept trying again and again but continued to lose, would you keep playing?
Often, youth go into ... READ MORE
After spending 5 years managing a horse farm in the Texas Panhandle, I have come to greatly appreciate our mild Florida winters! Although it’s pretty unlikely that any of us will be busting ice 3-5 times per day in negative temperatures and ... READ MORE
In 4-H, there is a set of benchmarks that assess involvement and achievement of participants and clubs called the Standards of Excellence. Achieving the Standards of Excellence set forth by 4-H sets expectations for all 4-H members and clubs ... READ MORE
Last month, twenty-five Livestock Extension Agents from around Florida attended training so that agents could facilitate these trainings in their own counties. This can translate into more opportunities for adults and students to become Beef ... READ MORE
“Buying Local” is all the rage and has different meaning for different people. For market steer participants in both 4-H and FFA, it has many levels that should be acknowledged. With the Pasco County Fair in the books for 2018 and the Sumter ... READ MORE
At the 2018 Florida State Fair, the Charolais Open and Youth Cattle Show was a welcome sight. With so many cattle producers in Florida using Charolais sires in their terminal cross-breeding systems, we should see the breed more often. Cattlemen ... READ MORE
There are many ways youth can participate in the Florida 4-H Program!
4-H has a wide range of events and activities to give youth the opportunity to share their unique talents and skills. All 4-H events and activities are designed to add hands-on ... READ MORE