Volunteers are essential to extension in a multitude of ways. The biggest impacts volunteers have on the work of extension faculty, is their assistance of delivering research-based resources to communities. Volunteers carry out the UF/IFAS ... READ MORE
What is STEM education and why is it so valuable? A U.S. Department of Education report states, "If we want a nation where our future leaders, neighbors, and workers can understand and solve some of the complex challenges of today and tomorrow, ... READ MORE
Why is teaching youth the proper way to handle firearms so important? Many people believe that 4-H should not have shooting sports programs. Over 1,000 children are killed by guns each year, and many more are injured. If firearms are in the ... READ MORE
Why is agricultural education so valuable? AgAmerica Lending, (https://agamerica.com/blog/importance-of-youth-in-agriculture/), commends organizations like FFA and 4-H because they are helping to ensure the future of American agriculture. Through ... READ MORE
Why is art education so valuable? Think about it – art provides youth an avenue for creativity and self-expression, helps with motor skill and visual development, aids with focus and concentration, promotes collaboration and teamwork, improves ... READ MORE
Belonging in a Virtual Environment
The pandemic has affected every aspect of “4-H Life.” From club meetings to county, district, state, and national events, it seems everything is now virtual or has been canceled. Youth are missing the ... READ MORE
What is a Success Story? According to "Guidelines for Writing Quality Impact Statements for Workload and Marketing," (https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/wc241): Impact statements tell the story of UF/IFAS Extension and how our work helps people solve ... READ MORE
What is Livestock Judging?
Livestock judging is the evaluation of an animal’s characteristics and making a comparison to other animals and the ideal standard of that particular class (Thayne, 2011). So, how do we evaluate animals and why ... READ MORE
Let’s see how you do with this short quiz . . .
• What is a wether? A gilt? A cavy? A heifer? What does ‘bracing’ mean? What is AI? What is the difference between an Australorp and a Lionhead?
• What is the first thing you do in ... READ MORE
During the pandemic, 4-H youth development professionals have had to think out-of-the-box to present educational programs to the youth of Florida. Hence, Florida 4-H Adventures (http://florida4h.org/programsandevents_/4-h-adventures/) – an ... READ MORE