In this Issue:
  • What is 4-H Meat Judging?
  • Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Kheica Jones
  • Teaching Youth to be Smart Consumers
  • Making the Holidays Affordable
  • Simple Steps to Seasonal Savings
  • Smart Strategies for Back to School Savings
  • Consumer Choices

    What is 4-H Meat Judging?

    Florida 4-H provides learning opportunities, camps, contests, shows and events in a multitude of areas for its members. The 4-H meat science project allows youth to learn about the different cuts of meat including quality factors that affect the safety and taste of the meat products we consume. The project culminates each year in April …

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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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    Teaching Youth to be Smart Consumers

    “Experts estimate that 2 to 14 year-olds have sway over $500 billion a year in household purchasing (Calvert 2008).”  In other words, adults make decisions each day concerning purchases for their household, but youth have tremendous influence over what parents are buying. The 4-H Consumer Choices judging contest is ideal for helping youth understand the …

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    Making the Holidays Affordable

    This Christmas, save money and enjoy the season by hand-making gifts for your children’s teachers, friends, and your co-workers. We have all received the “awesome” gift of a plaid tie or vanilla candle which is appreciated, but lacks a personal touch. Why not use this opportunity to make a little mess in the kitchen as well …

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    Simple Steps to Seasonal Savings

    For many people, their holiday shopping begins on Black Friday. Cyber Monday, which falls after the Thanksgiving weekend is a great way to order gifts online- especially if you do not like crowds. Many retailers will lure shoppers in on Cyber Monday with free shipping deals. UF IFAS Extension offers some great tips for keeping …

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    Smart Strategies for Back to School Savings

    In many parts of Florida, school starts in less than a week! Depending on where you live, what school your children attend, and what grade they are in, back to school supplies can cost the average family anywhere from $100 to $500! Keeping this in mind, it is time to start thinking about a strategy …

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