Julie Pigott Dillard

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Name: Julie Pigott Dillard
Date registered: October 13, 2011

Biography

Julie Pigott Dillard is the 4-H Youth Development Agent in Washington County..

Latest posts

  1. Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Jessica Wells — May 18, 2017
  2. Using LEGOs to Grow Literacy Skills in 4-H Clubs — February 15, 2017
  3. Announcing the 4-H Tailgating Cookery Contest — June 3, 2016
  4. All Aboard the 4-H Chick Chain! — March 4, 2016
  5. Florida 4-H Club Grows Compassion through Community Pride Grant — January 15, 2016

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Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Jessica Wells

Super Woman has nothing on Washington County 4-H’er Jessica Wells.  During her 11 years as a 4-H member, she has logged over 500 4-H volunteer hours, started and led a horse project club,  facilitated agriculture judging at the county youth fair, led a highly successful community service project, served on 4-H Executive Board and the …

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Using LEGOs to Grow Literacy Skills in 4-H Clubs

Books, DVD’s, audio books, magazines and…LEGO’s?  Yes, all of these can be found at the Washington County Public Library along with enthusiastic 4-H Club Leader, Renae Rountree.  Renae, Director of the WCPL, partnered with Washington County 4-H three years ago to “LEGO My Library” and start the Brick Bratz 4-H Club that meets twice a …

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Announcing the 4-H Tailgating Cookery Contest

The “unofficial start of summer” was Memorial Day and nothing makes me think of summer more than the sounds and yummy smells of grilling out with family and friends.  Not only do I get to spend time with the people I love, but I also have the added benefit adding protein to our diets using …

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All Aboard the 4-H Chick Chain!

Can you feel it? The promise of spring is in the air. Pollen is falling, grass is greening up, azaleas are blooming and it’s time to kick off the 2016 Florida 4-H Chick Chain project. This program is designed to help youth learn how to raise baby chicks to laying age while learning responsibility, record …

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Florida 4-H Club Grows Compassion through Community Pride Grant

There are many genetic traits you’re born with that can’t be changed.  But what about traits such as compassion and empathy?  Can they be learned?  A new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that adults can indeed be trained to be more compassionate and empathetic.  But rather than wait until adulthood to grow …

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4-H Grows Compassion

With 4-H’s long history of community service and service learning built into the structure of the club model, 4-H members are poised to develop skills that make them highly valued students and eventually adults. And while grades and ACT or SAT scores used to be standard criteria for college admission, colleges and universities are looking …

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Ways to Water Safety

Like Dr. Seuss said, “It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.”  With over 11,000 miles of rivers, streams and waterways, 4,136 miles of beaches, coastlines, and shorelines, and 4,308 square miles of total water area, Floridians can enjoy time on the water year-round.  Whether you’re out cruising the river, fishing for …

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Nurturing Volunteers = Happy Campers

From scrapes and sunburns to headaches and homesickness, Terre Arnold is filling a critical role at 4-H Camp Timpoochee by keeping campers safe and healthy.  During the school year, Terre works as a school health aid and a bus driver so she is a natural fit to serve as the 4-H Camp Timpoochee nurse.  Terre …

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Simple Steps to Savings

With the holiday season wrapping up, are you finding yourself saying things like:  How did this happen? Why did I spend all that money?  I can’t believe I did.  Why did I wait until the last minute to shop? At least I found a great deal on that TV I’ve been eyeing. I don’t even …

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4-H Alert! Fall Herbs are a Black Swallowtail’s Delight

All of you 4-H members with fall herb gardens: Would you be willing to sacrifice your apiaceous herbs to the Black Swallowtail Caterpillar?   Busily devouring dill and fennel, the lime green, black striped caterpillars in the UF IFAS Extension Washington County Office have quickly become a popular attraction.  It is fortunate that the South’s …

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