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What are the judges REALLY looking for on County Events Day?


January 3, 2022

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Curriculum, Events,
Tags: 4-H, 4-H County Events, 4-H Demonstration, 4-H District Events, 4-H Illustrated Talk, 4-H Public Speaking, 4-H Share-the-fun, 4-H State Events, Public Speaking

Brace Yourselves Stock Show Kids… Winter is Coming!


December 28, 2021

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Curriculum, Livestock
Tags: 4-h Livestock, Cattle Winter Management, Florida Winter Livestock, Horse Coat Management, Swine Winter Management In Florida, Winter Care For Livestock

Achieving Standards of Excellence in Florida 4-H


October 26, 2021

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Curriculum
Tags: 4-H, Achievement, Agriculture, Awards, Clover Award, Cloverbud, Performance Standards, Positive Youth Development, Recognition, Standards Of Excellence, Sumter County 4-H, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Youth Development

4-H Opportunities Beyond the Club Level


February 9, 2018

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

Category: 4-H & Youth

The Importance of STEM in 4-H


February 8, 2018

According to the Harris Interactive Study conducted in 2011, only 1 in 5 STEM college students feel their K-12 education prepared them for STEM college courses. 63% of high school graduates are not prepared for college-level science courses ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth

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