In this Issue:
  • 4-H Beyond Graduation Day
  • Meet A Graduating Senior: Max Scott
  • Jean Bodiford McMillian: Florida 4-H Hall of Fame
  • What do the Four “H’s” Mean Anyway?
  • Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Kheica Jones
  • Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Alex Davis Jenkins
  • Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Jessica Wells
  • 4-H Alumnae Reconnect through Love of Horses
  • 4-H Saves Lives: A Teen’s Trajectory to Thrive
  • From Learning to Leading: Jerrett Kandzer, a True Leader
  • 4-H Alumni

    4-H Beyond Graduation Day

    Graduation has come and gone for our newest 4-H Alumni who are beginning their journeys in college, technical school or the workforce.  Our 4-H Seniors have given so much to their county, district and state programs over their years of service.  Here are a few ways to make sure your Senior gets all he/she can …

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    Meet A Graduating Senior: Max Scott

    It’s graduation season, and for many 4-H agents, this is a bittersweet time.  On the one hand we are seeing our senior 4-H’ers accomplish big goals and reach out to take hold of their dreams for the future.  On the other hand, it can feel like we’re losing them – or at least in their …

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    Jean Bodiford McMillian: Florida 4-H Hall of Fame

    Ms. Jean Bodiford McMillan was inducted into the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame August 2nd. She has helped 5 generations of youth in Gulf County learn leadership and life skills through the 4-H Horse Project.  In 1970, she became the club leader for the Big River Riders 4-H Club.  Mr. Roy Carter, a former Gulf County …

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    What do the Four “H’s” Mean Anyway?

      It happens to me all the time…the stranger standing next to me in line at the post office or grocery store sees the 4-H emblem on my shirt or name tag, and say “I’ve always wondered what the four “H’s” in 4-H stand for.”  Many people would be surprised to find out that originally, …

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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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    Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Alex Davis Jenkins

    Six years ago, Alex’s grandmother registered her to attend summer camp at Cherry Lake with Leon County 4-H and she hasn’t looked back since! Alex has become one of the shining stars of the Leon County 4-H program. She has held positions of Parliamentarian, Secretary, and Vice President of the Leon County 4-H Leadership Council. …

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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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    4-H Alumnae Reconnect through Love of Horses

    Russell and Julie McMillian both grew up in Gulf County and together have established a thriving business based on their love of horses.  They now own a small farm in Dalkeith, just south of Wewahitchka, and their business Rockin’ M Ranch, consists of horseback riding lessons for beginners and beach rides for tourists and locals …

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    4-H Saves Lives: A Teen’s Trajectory to Thrive

    Many people know 4-H as the nation’s largest youth development organization. They may also know that 4-H programs focus on life skill development through experiential learning in a safe affirming environment. However, something many may not know is that 4-H, in many cases, is a LIFESAVER! 4-H saves lives daily through positive youth development provided to …

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    From Learning to Leading: Jerrett Kandzer, a True Leader

    As a 4-H Agent, one remembers many of their “firsts” on the job, i.e., their first day, their first fair, their first 4-H club meetings, etc.  For me in Holmes County 4-H, I was hired in the midst of a reorganization phase within the program.  I clearly remember meeting Jerrett Kandzer one of my first …

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