Volunteering In The Panhandle

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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/20/simple-steps-to-seasonal-savings/

4-H Club Leader Grows Resilience and Empathy

For more than 33 years, Priscilla Weaver has been teaching youth about animal science through the 4-H club program. This time of the year you can find her at the North Florida Fairgrounds in the livestock buildings. As the North Florida Fair’s Livestock Director she’ll be busy putting on a great livestock show and competition …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/13/4-h-club-leader-grows-resilience-and-empathy/

Navigating 4-H Events and Activities

Florida 4-H offers hundreds of events and activities to support 4-H clubs and members. 4-H events are specialized programs designed and conducted to SUPPORT a 4-H members projects at the club, county, district, state, and national levels. Events and activities are typically tied to a project (or curriculum) area and help the youth develop and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/06/navigating-4-h-events-and-activities/

4-H is Growing the Workforce Preparation

The business world says that there are not enough young people with strong communication skills, work ethic, and leadership skills to fill today’s workforce pipeline. Through schoolwork, youth can gain knowledge and skills in areas like reading, writing, math and science. Working hard in school and taking advantage of all the opportunities available is very important, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/30/4-h-is-growing-the-workforce-preparation/

4-H Grows Creativity through Robotics Programs

A scribble bot was built by a team of Gadsden County 4-Hers during the “It’s Alive! Junk Drawer Robotics Day Camp.” More than 60 youth participated in the district Junk Drawer Robotics Challenge this summer. Everyone has a measure of creativity in them but how we express our creativity is our choice. What is creativity? …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/23/4-h-grows-creativity-through-robotics-programs/

Growing Civic Engagement through 4-H

Civic engagement is a broad term that describes the process developing the knowledge, skills, and motivation to improve the quality of life in a community, through either political or non-political processes. Thomas Ehrlich, the author of Civic Engagement and Higher Education, states “a morally and civically responsible individual recognizes himself or herself as a member …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/16/growing-civic-engagement-through-4-h/

4-H Grows Responsibility

Noah, a Holmes County 4-H member, is learning responsibility through the 4-H Chick Chain project. Regardless of the age-old debate, “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” one thing is certain- raising chickens is a big responsibility. One of the newest and most creative ways that some of our Florida 4-Hers are learning the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/09/4-h-grows-responsibility/

4-H Grows Character

Growing up, we lived on a farm. At the age of 8, and not weighing much more than 50 pounds, my dad called me outside to a relatively small pen that he had fenced off the weekend before. He taught ag, so farming was more of a hobby for us, but this was something new. I noticed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/08/4-h-grows-character/

4-H Grows Curiosity

Today is 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) – a day dedicated to engaging kids with science through a hands-on science experiment. This year’s experiment – Motion Commotion – will be conducted by thousands of kids across the nation as they will learn about physics, speed and safety. 4-H has been fostering curiosity about science …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/07/4-h-grows-curiosity/

4-H Grows Compassion

4-Her Isaac Brooks helped prepare meals for hospice patients as part of his 4-H Community Service Project. With 4-H’s long history of community service and service learning built into the structure of the club model, 4-H members are poised to develop skills that make them highly valued students and eventually adults. And while grades and …

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