Jgl1

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Date registered: July 23, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Kheica Jones — June 8, 2017
  2. Local Farmers Inspire the Next Generation about Agriculture — March 3, 2017
  3. 4-H is Growing Workforce Preparation — October 30, 2015
  4. Growing Gardens with 4-H Clubs and Schools — May 1, 2015
  5. Teen Volunteers: Impacting Their Communities — November 8, 2013

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Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Kheica Jones

I will never forget the day Kheica and little sister walked into the Jefferson County Extension Office interested in doing a 4-H Demonstration at County Events. Two shy and very timorous little girls.  Perhaps they could organize their presentation, but the thought of presenting it in front of an audience- no way! They proved me …

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Local Farmers Inspire the Next Generation about Agriculture

Fred and Bobbie Golden relocated to Jefferson County from Lakeland, Florida in 2000 to establish Golden Acres Ranch LLC.  The sixty-three-acre ranch is home to one of the largest mayhaw ponds in the region, grass fed goat & sheep, free-range chickens, guineas, pet boarding, and a country store. Bobbie and Fred have genuine love for …

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4-H is Growing Workforce Preparation

The business world says that there are not enough young people with strong communication skills, work ethic, and leadership skills to fill today’s workforce pipeline. Through schoolwork, youth can gain knowledge and skills in areas like reading, writing, math and science. Working hard in school and taking advantage of all the opportunities available is very important, …

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Growing Gardens with 4-H Clubs and Schools

Research shows that gardening in school and clubs positively influences youth environmental attitudes, nutritional attitudes, self-esteem, test scores, school attitudes, interpersonal skills, social concerns and behavior. For example, students in third and fifth-grade who learn science through gardening scored higher than students who did not learn science through the use of a garden (National Gardening …

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Teen Volunteers: Impacting Their Communities

John G. Lilly jgl@ufl.edu Jefferson County Extension Director/4-H Agent Young people in 4-H are committed to improving their communities. Dr. Richard Lerner, and the team at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University highlights a notable trend. 4-H youth are three times more likely to actively contribute to their communities when …

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4-H Volunteers Reporting on Child Abuse and Neglect

  As members of a youth serving organization it is important that adults are aware of their responsibility for child safety. Our hope is that all children will live in a safe environment, but we know that children are exposed to neglect and abuse. We have a responsibility to educate ourselves and the children with …

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