As a reminder, per University and State policy until further notice all in-person 4-H activities are postponed. Please stay updated by reviewing this newsletter and monitoring the official Facebook page.
We are actively creating opportunities for youth to continue their 4-H journey, as well as support our volunteers as we work together to keep 4-H thriving.
Please fill out THIS SURVEY so we can meet your expectations during this time!
Thank you, and stay well!
23- District Council, 6 pm, ZOOM
23- Official launch of the 4-H Intentional Riding Challenge
3- Cherry Lake Counselor Applications DUE
13- County Council, 5 pm ZOOM - Meeting Login Information - TBA
4-H of the Month!
County Building rentals for club meetings or events are now going through the Nassau County Facilities Maintenance Department.
To schedule a building contact: Raven Jones 904-530-6129.
Summer Camps Will Be Announced Soon!
We are needing to adjust some things to account for the coronavirus spread.
Horse Program Information- BIG CHANGES!
- Unfortunately this year, all of the Area shows have been cancelled.
- However, we are ACTIVELY working on a solution for youth to participate in the State Horse show regardless! Please stay tuned.
- LINKS THAT YOU NEED
- 4-H Intentional Riding Challenge
- Officially launches Monday!
- Intentional riding means you are riding with a purpose in mind.
- We are challenging all 4-H riders to complete a 12 week, at-home riding challenge.
- The goal is 15 rides equaling 20 hours with your project horse. This is a nice solution to continue your horsemanship journey while also staying safe.
- To join this challenge have you or your parents follow the official facebook page HERE and 1. State your goals for you and your horse. 2. Upload conformation pictures of your horse. 3. Every time you ride upload a picture, tell us how long you've ridden for, and your most successful part of your ride.
- We will be providing tips, patterns, and so on to help everyone in their journey.
- Hippology is the study of horses. That's right, a place just to geek out over equines! We will cover a myriad of topics including anatomy, physiology, behavior, equipment, management, and training.
- Hippology is designed for youth ages 10+ and offers a state competition for youth ages 11 and up. Our meetings are mixed between classroom learning and hands-on lessons with our partnership barns, Appy Acres LLC & Kozland Farm.
- For the time being we have moved to a virtual school format! We aim to have weekly lessons, videos, quizzes, and so on so that we can continue our learning at-home. To join the virtual class (if you haven't already) simply e-mail Ms. Kelsey.
- The first week's materials have already been sent out :)
- For more information about this program, contact Ms. Kelsey at 904-530-6354 or email@example.com.
- Thank you to everyone (donors and volunteers) who have supported this year's Embryology program. Unfortunately at this time we are unsure if we can continue the program for this year.
- This also means we will not have any chicks for sale this year.
- If anything changes we will reach out, otherwise we'll be back in 2021!
County Council/District Council
What is County Council?
- A group that represents the entire 4-H program and provides a link between community clubs
- A chance for teens to exercise their leadership abilities and provide input to the county program
- A club focused on leadership, communication, citizenship, and community service
- County Council is open to youth ages 11-18 to grow their leadership skills. County Council is a very active club that helps organize many of the county's events as well as teach officer training.
- Ms. Kelsey & Mr. Ted are knowledgeable about many things, but there are lots of 4-H'ers that know about topics we aren't! We are offering up a fair point opportunity to youth who can teach our agents about something.
- The Teach the Agent sessions will need to be scheduled in advance and should last 5-15 minutes. Depending on the topic we can come to you!
Corona Information & Press Releases
Project & Record Books
- Need a project or record book? Call or swing by our office to pick yours up!
- Only Full members can receive books
- Remember, only 1 project book can be given out at a time but you can have multiple record books
- Always due June 1st to the office WITH the completed reports
- Cloverbud Report
- Junior Report
- Intermediate Report
- Senior Report
Florida 4-H State Council Fundraiser 2019-2020
Hosted by the Florida 4-H Executive Board Ways and Means Committee
This classic backpack (Port Authority® Basic Backpack) has a large main compartment with a computer sleeve and a zippered front pocket with a mesh organizer.
All proceeds will benefit the Florida 4-H State Council Program
$27.90 – Price of backpack Additional $5.00 customizing option
For more information and to order use this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/florida-4-h-state-council-fundraiser-2019-2020-backpacks-tickets-94238408617
CLUB MEETING DATES- No in person meetings until 4/30!
Callahan Country Kids: March 2, April 13 and May 4 - meetings begin 7 PM- Extension Office
Town & Country: March, 3 @ MUF, March, 31 @ MUF
Barnyard & Beyond: 2/27 5:30-7:30 Artist Workshop- (Special guest Benjamin Sharit local woodcarver)
Hilliard Back 40: 2nd Monday every month, locations vary please contact leaders
4-H Shooting Stars: Please contact club leader
Next Generation: March 10 and May 12 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Young Riders: March 8, 2:30 pm Carey State Forest
Sunshine Crew: 2nd Tuesday of the month @ the fairgrounds 6:30 pm
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