Whitney Cherry

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Name: Whitney Cherry
Date registered: October 13, 2011


Whitney Cherry is a 4-H Extension Agent in the NW District.

Latest posts

  1. Ty’s Story: How a Lesson in ATV Safety Changed our Lives — June 10, 2016
  2. Spreading the “4-H Bug” — April 13, 2016
  3. Growing 4-H in Schools — April 12, 2016
  4. Family Friendly Ideas to Ring in the New Year — December 25, 2015
  5. 4-H Grows Character — October 8, 2015

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Ty’s Story: How a Lesson in ATV Safety Changed our Lives

Anyone who deals with youth knows that we must constantly assess risks and decide how to handle them. The risks we encounter can be assumed, reduced, transferred, or avoided. My husband and I decided early on that we would be altogether avoiding the risks associated with ATV’s when it came to our personal children. However, …

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Spreading the “4-H Bug”

Jerry is a retiree and currently volunteers in the 4-H learning gardens in Calhoun County, working as he is available. He also answers my many gardening questions and offers advice. I’m grateful for his commitment to the Calhoun County 4-H program, and am glad to share his 4-H story with you today in his own …

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Growing 4-H in Schools

It’s day two of National Volunteer Week, and today our 4-H volunteer spotlight is on Mrs. Kim Peacock. Kim is a 5th grade science teacher at Blountstown Elementary School in Calhoun County.  Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Kim about her experiences with 4-H in the classroom. When I asked her what advice …

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Family Friendly Ideas to Ring in the New Year

The New Year is upon us, and it is so fun to celebrate its coming with our families.  Do you have a favorite New Year’s Tradition? If not, there is still time to plan one for this year!  Here are a few fun and easy ideas to inspire you: New Year’s Eve Bonfire– roast hotdogs and …

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4-H Grows Character

Growing up, we lived on a farm. At the age of 8, and not weighing much more than 50 pounds, my dad called me outside to a relatively small pen that he had fenced off the weekend before. He taught ag, so farming was more of a hobby for us, but this was something new. I noticed …

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Time Saving Tips for the Kitchen

My husband calls me the one-trip-wonder because of my stubborn refusal to make more than one trip in from the car regardless of the size or number of items needing to be carried in.  I know he thinks I’m crazy, but really, who has time to make 27 trips from the car to the house?  I guess it’s …

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Make Your Own Seed-starter Pots From Newspaper!

4-H literally got its roots in gardening (pardon the pun). The very first 4-H Clubs focused on growing tomatoes and corn, and many youth and volunteers still enjoy gardening projects today. Gardening enriches your life, promotes good health, and saves money. One way to save money is to make your own paper pots to start your seeds. They …

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Bad Weather Blues: Ideas for Indoor Club Meeting Recreation

It’s that time of year in North Florida when we’re not sure what we’ll wake up to each morning. We may be in short sleeves, sweatshirts, or hip waders and that can make planning a club meeting tough. During this time of year, between the cold and the rain, it’s seldom that our youth are …

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New 4-H Youth Protection Policy in Place

  From time to time new laws regarding youth protection are considered by federal and/or state lawmakers.  As these new laws and regulations are passed their effects are wide-felt, and often they reach into the 4-H program.  One such federal regulation on youth protection was recently passed, and while the new protection that it affords our …

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Today is Make a Difference Monday!

Our first session of Make a Difference Mondays was a huge success, and we are very excited to see each of you tonight for round two.  If you were not able to join us last month, you are still welcome to attend tonight.  We would love to have you! The session will be offered at your …

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