In this Issue:
  • 2017 National Youth Science Day
  • 4-H Tailgate Cookery Contest
  • 10 Tips to Prepare your Pig for Show
  • Celebrate National Blueberry Month!
  • Ty’s Story: How a Lesson in ATV Safety Changed our Lives
  • Announcing the 4-H Tailgating Cookery Contest
  • 4-H Teaches Youth to Think Globally and Act Locally Through Energy Conservation Education
  • Strengthen Families- Make Meal Time a Priority!
  • ‘My Head to Clearer Thinking:’ Managing Stress
  • Making a Fresh Start in 2016
  • Healthy Lifestyles

    2017 National Youth Science Day

    As part of National 4-H Week, 4-H’ers participate in 4 H National Youth Science Day (NYSD), the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. This year’s 4 H NYSD event will take place on October 4. The 2017 4‑H National Youth Science Day Challenge is called Incredible Wearables!  This year’s challenge was developed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln and incorporates the fast-evolving …

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    4-H Tailgate Cookery Contest

    Tailgating.  The smell of charcoal in the air.  Cooking over a hot grill.  Earning lots of scholarship money? The Florida 4-H Tailgate Contest completed its first year in 2016, giving out over $15,000 in scholarship money to 4-H members.  This was made possible by sponsorships from Winn-Dixie, National Beef, and Sonny’s.  In 2017, Sanderson Farms …

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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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    Celebrate National Blueberry Month!

    Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? Blueberries are in season now, and reasonably priced at grocery stores, fruit stands, and farmers’ markets.  Many growers also offer a “pick your own” service which can be a fun family outing.  The good news is that this delicious treat has many health benefits.  Blueberries are low …

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    Ty’s Story: How a Lesson in ATV Safety Changed our Lives

    Anyone who deals with youth knows that we must constantly assess risks and decide how to handle them. The risks we encounter can be assumed, reduced, transferred, or avoided. My husband and I decided early on that we would be altogether avoiding the risks associated with ATV’s when it came to our personal children. However, …

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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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    4-H Teaches Youth to Think Globally and Act Locally Through Energy Conservation Education

    By 2050, the United Nations estimates that the total population will total around 9 billion people globally (United Nations: 2004). Meeting the challenge of addressing the needs of so many people is an opportunity for growth that can be gained through scientific developments and personal responsibility, areas in which 4-H eagerly works to educate youth …

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    Strengthen Families- Make Meal Time a Priority!

    In a recent book entitled The Surprising Power of Family Meals, author Miriam Weinstein asks this question: “What if I told you that there was a magic bullet-something that would improve the quality of your daily life, your children’s chances of success in the world, (and) your family’s health…? Something that is inexpensive, simple to …

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    ‘My Head to Clearer Thinking:’ Managing Stress

    “I pledge my head to clearer thinking” is part of the 4-H pledge. Clear thinking helps us to make wiser choices/decisions but when we are under a lot of stress our thinking can be cloudy and our bodies can experience short and long term negative effects. Some consider me to be one of the most …

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    Making a Fresh Start in 2016

    Happy New Year!  This month, our blog will be focusing on tips and ideas for making a fresh start. Do you have a New Year’s Resolution yet? If so, how do you plan to make sure you will achieve your goal? How can you assure yourself it is not simply a wish you will wish every …

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