In this Issue:
  • Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Jessica Wells
  • 4-H Horse Health Clinic Scheduled for June 13th
  • April Showers Us With Generosity
  • 4-H Alumnae Reconnect through Love of Horses
  • Is a Rabbit Right for your Family?
  • Local Farmers Inspire the Next Generation about Agriculture
  • Which Breed is Best for Backyard Poultry?
  • Florida 4-H Chick Chain “Egg-celence”
  • 5 Steps to Poultry Showmanship
  • 10 Tips to Prepare your Pig for Show
  • Animal Sciences

    Animal Sciences

    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 Horse Health Clinic Scheduled for June 13th

    The Area A 4-H Horse Advisory Committee is pleased to welcome Dr. Bess Darrow, DVM and Mr. Billy Blackman, Professional Farrier to our first Area A 4-H Equine Clinic.  Our focus will be on overall equine health, as well as dental and hoof concerns.  There is no fee for this clinic but you must register …

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    April Showers Us With Generosity

    The month of April brings one of my favorite times of the year.  We have the Easter Bunny showering us with treats on Easter and the Earth dancing on its axis for Earth Day.  Pick any type of towering tree for Arbor Day and then there are a gazillion funny pranks and jokes to be …

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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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    Is a Rabbit Right for your Family?

    With spring in the air, you may be interested in getting a real live bunny.  There are a few things to consider before bringing a bunny into your family: First consider what purpose you have for the rabbit.  Do you want a pet, a rabbit to show, a rabbit to breed, or one for meat?  …

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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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    Which Breed is Best for Backyard Poultry?

    The term “Backyard Chickens” is one many people use today.  The idea of having a pet help you make breakfast is growing in popularity.  I am often questioned as to which breed of chicken is the best breed.  When asked, I always reply, “What do you want the chicken to do?”  The reason I ask …

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    Florida 4-H Chick Chain “Egg-celence”

    On Saturday, October 29th, 4-H’ers from across the panhandle suited up in their 4-H Show gear, loaded up their chickens and ventured off to the inaugural Florida 4-H Chick Chain hosted at the Walton County Fairgrounds. This project was piloted last year with Alabama 4-H and is now an annual small animal science project offered …

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    5 Steps to Poultry Showmanship

    I am often asked, “How do you wash a chicken?” I reply, “Just like a turkey, only on a smaller scale!” But for many 4-H’ers, washing chickens is part of showing chickens and is a skill they have to master. Raising and showing poultry is quickly becoming a hobby for people of all ages. Youth …

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    10 Tips to Prepare your Pig for Show

    In the Florida Panhandle, it’s Fair Season!  Whether you are an exhibitor or a spectator, we are sharing some tips for you related to the Swine Project.  For spectators, it is important to understand the risks associated with disease and animals.  Though rare, influenza can spread from pigs to people.  The Centers for Disease Control …

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