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STATE FAIR 4-H FLOAT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

View which nights are available to ride here: http://www.udel.edu/009598

 

All 4-H clubs, members, leaders, links, and junior leaders are urged to volunteer to ride the 4-H Float representing Sussex & New Castle Counties during the Delaware State Fair. The State Fair Parade begins each night at 7:00 pm. Your club can be represented or may ride individually. Let us know which night your club can ride the float! Line up for the parade will begin at 6:45 pm. Please meet at the 4-H Building.

Call or email Kaleb Scott with the following information: 302-856-7303 | kjscott@udel.edu

Club Name:

Contact Person:

Email:

Phone:

Which night will your club ride the float?

If unavailable, what is your second choice?

Demo and Judging Contest Results

To all our State Fair qualifiers!

Demonstration Contest:

Category and Name:
304 – Arts / Crafts / Visual Arts- Savannah Timney
324 – Clothing / Textiles- Daisy Timney
305 – Other – General- Evelyn Witte
338 – Sheep- Elizabeth Handlin
312 – Entomology -Liam Aber
319 – Other – Science -Alexis Wolff


Judging Contests:

 

Foods:

Daisy Timney- Heavenly Hooves
Savannah Timney-Heavenly Hooves
Colby Lockridge- Porter Gang


Horticulture:

Gabe Trunfio- Stump Corner

Eason Li- Meado-Larks


Wildlife:

Gabe Trunfio- Stump Corner


Wood Science:

Bruce Patrick- Stump Corner


Clothing:

Michaela Patrick- Stump Corner


Photography:

Eason Li- Meado-larks
Liam Aber- Holy Angels
Bruce Patrick- Stump Corner


 

Harness Racing Camp

Harness Horse Youth Foundation Day Camp-

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is having a one day camping program at Harrington Raceway on June 27, 2022. What to expect at a HHYF event? Campers will learn about harnessing and hitching and all about Standardbreds. There will be hands-on time with horses and opportunities to hear from industry pros. Most of all, campers will have fun as well as lunch!

Camp runs 8AM to 4PM and the registration fee is $35 which includes lunch (assistance is available – contact HHYF office) Youth ages 11 and up are eligible. All participants should wear long pants and solid toed shoes to the event.

Registration is limited; application deadline is June 15. Online registration link: https://hhyf.org/schedule-applications/

For more information please contact the HHYF office phone: 317.908.0029 email: ellen@hhyf.org

Fair Walking Challenge

Let’s Crush It!

Get Walking with Delaware 4-H

Join the Delaware 4-H weeklong walking challenge during the Delaware State Fair. The contest will officially start Thursday, July 21st and run thought Saturday, July 30th. Register by Tuesday, July 19th to receive your code to submit your steps daily. Prizes will be awarded for the participant with the most steps in each age category and the most overall steps. Pedometers will be available for anyone needing one.

 

Register today!

Register HERE

 

Age Categories:

Cloverbud (5-7 year old)

8-10 year old

11-13 year old

14-16 year old

17-19 year old

Adults

 

For any questions please contact Lindsay lgooden@udel.edu or Kaitlin kklair@udel.edu

DE 4-H Science Trip Series

James Farm Preserve

30048 CEDAR NECK RD.
OCEAN VIEW, DE 19970

SAUTURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2022
PROGRAM STARTS AT 10:00AM

Do you like to be outside and explore nature?  This trip is for you!  The James Farm Preserve will offer a variety of educational activities for our group from hiking through a maritime forest to seining in the Indian River Bay.  Participants will also be able to have a guided kayak tour of the bay!

What you need to bring:  Bag Lunch, Water, Clothes and close toed shoes that could get wet, hat, change of clothes, towel, sunscreen, bug spray

Bus will pick up any New Castle and Kent County members at the Kent 4-H Office at 8:30am

Program starts at 10:00 am

Leave James Farm Preserve at 2:00 pm

Bus will return to Kent County 4-H Office at 3:15 pm(depending upon traffic).

Kayak Tour Cost $10.00 (non-refundable)

Registration Link:  http://www.udel.edu/009626

Rockfest

Nearly every day, someone in Delaware loses the battle against heroin, prescription painkillers, or other addictive drugs. Teens and adults need to talk about substance use and understand the risks and consequences.

One of the greatest challenges for people seeking help is the stigma surrounding their addiction. Those struggling should not be ashamed of their disease or keep it hidden. Delaware Goes Purple empowers the community to stand up, erase the stigma, and support people who need it most.

Join us on June 4th, 2022 for our Rockin’ For Recovery event at Hudson Fields in Milton Delaware. Gates open at noon, and Bands will be on stage from 1-5.

Rockin’ for Recovery Tickets, Sat, Jun 4, 2022, at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite

 

But wait……there is more…!

If you are a manager of a Group home/Recovery home or know someone interested in attending who is currently living in a group home, please share the information below.

 

Group Home/Recovery House Grants will provide tickets to the Rockin’ for Recovery event

  • Meal and Beverage ticket for each guest & House Staff
  • Transportation Costs can be covered

CLICK TO APPLY FOR A GROUP HOME / RECOVERY HOUSING APPLICATION

For more information, please contact kburritt@pmgconsulting.org

DE 4-H at the Blue Rocks

Come out and join the Delaware 4-H Program on August 14th for “4-H Day” at a Wilmington Blue Rocks 1pm baseball game in Frawley Stadium. 

This will be a fun and great social time for all who attend, and we join together to cheer on the Blue Rocks team to a victory!  Any 4-H member, volunteer, family member or friend is welcome to purchase tickets and be part of this event.  Let’s let them know Delaware 4-H is in the stadium!

Tickets are $15 per person. 

Registration at www.udel.edu/009619

State Teen Council Applications Due June 30

The Goal of a Delaware 4-H State Teen Officer:
“Foster the development of youth and the 4-H program.”  As a role model for youth and a representative and spokesperson for the 4-H program, your job is to uphold the high ideals, values and moral standards of the Delaware 4-H program.

  • Officially represent 4-H to legislators, University of Delaware officials and other decision makers.
  • Function as a team member to plan and carry out leadership and community service projects, which involve 4-H membership at the club and county levels.

Term of Office

The candidates selected for the 2022-2023 cycle will serve in office from August 2022 through July 2023.

Interview Session

The purpose of the interview is to make sure the candidate is making an informed decision regarding candidacy and the office sought. This session is mandatory for all candidates and may also be done over teleconference, if necessary. Interviews will be held in early July 2022.

The candidate will be selected by a committee of 4-H professional staff and/or other designated individuals from the
county and state level. Candidates will be notified of their selection by mid-August 2022.

STC 2022-23 Application

Favorite Foods Results

It felt like our Favorite Foods Competition would never get here! But we had a successful competition with lots of delicious dishes and creative table placements. Thanks to all our competitors for your hard work, patience and dedication. Thank you also to our judges for volunteering their time to assist with this member-favorite event. We couldn’t do it without you!

2022 Favorite Foods Winners: 

  • Beginner Appetizer
    Winner: Evelyn Witte
    Honorable Mention: Shane Heeman
  • Beginner Desserts
    Winner: Anna Schaedler
    Honorable Mention: Michaela Patrick
  • Junior Breads
    Winner: Joseph Ciamaricone
  • Junior Breakfast Casserole
    Winner: Colby Lockridge
  • Junior Main Dish
    Winner: Savannah Timney
    Honorable Mention: Chase Oldis
  • Junior Side Dish
    Winner: Claire Schaedler
  • Senior Appetizer
    Winner: Tyler Oldis
  • Senior Dessert
    Winner: Daisy Timney
  • Cloverbud Cookies, Cupcakes or Brownies
    Brice Yerkes

Delaware 4-H and FFA Spring Dairy Expo Results

On a cool April Saturday, 58 exhibitors presented 63 entries to Judge Derek Lease, at the Delaware 4-H and FFA Spring Dairy Expo held April 9th at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Champion awards were presented to the following entries and exhibitors:

CHAMPION FITTING AND SHOWMANSHIP – Presented in Memory of Susan Hudson – Lake Vasey of Lincoln, Delaware

RESERVE CHAMPION FITTING AND SHOWMANSHIP- Emma Hutchison of Ridgely, Maryland

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE – JUNIOR SHOW- Delshire Little Shelly Exhibited by Angelina Horack of Middletown, Delaware

AYRSHIRE RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE – JUNIOR SHOW – Canterbury Ayr Viva Las Vegas exhibited by Angelina Horack of Middletown, Delaware

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE – OPEN SHOW – Ayr-Back Buddy Autumn exhibited by G. Robert Moore of Harrington, Delaware

AYRSHIRE RESERVE JUNIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE – OPEN SHOW- Springvale Apple Honey exhibited by G. Robert Moore of Harrington, Delaware

BROWN SWISS JUNIOR CHAMPION – JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW- GM2 Diego Silverado exhibited by Sydney Spence of Middletown, Delaware

BROWN SWISS RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION – JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW – Stephs WF Nora exhibited by Delaney Westhoff of Greenwood, Delaware

BROWN SWISS GRAND CHAMPION – JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW- GM2 Carter Sky exhibited by Sydney Spence of Middletown, Delaware.

MILKING SHORTHORN JUNIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION – JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW- Taylor IM Cassiopeia Exhibited by Samantha Cornell of Milford, Delaware

MILKING SHORTHORN SENIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW- Taylor-Lee IM Lottie Exhibited by Natalie Armstrong of Milford, Delaware

JERSEY JUNIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – JUNIOR SHOW AND OPEN SHOW – Saybrook Swagger Maple Exhibited by Emma Hutchison, Ridgley, Maryland

JERSEY RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION – JUNIOR SHOW AND OPEN SHOW – Sample Farms Choice exhibited by Sammy Dulin of Clayton, Delaware

JERSEY SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE – JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW – Saybrook Denver Sawyer exhibited by Emma Hutchison of Ridgely, Maryland

JERSEY RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION – JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW – TripJ-Gen Chrome Baby exhibited by Ashleigh Brower of Felton, Delaware

HOLSTEIN JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE – JUNIOR SHOW- MCGK Jordy Flapjack-Red exhibited by Lake Vasey of Lincoln, Delaware

HOLSTEIN RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE – JUNIOR SHOW – Cain-View Warrior Pride exhibited by Kaylyn Jones of Harrington, Delaware

HOLSTEIN JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE – OPEN SHOW – Bulldog Jordy Charm exhibited by Buddy Voss of Clayton, Delaware

HOLSTEIN RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE – OPEN SHOW- MCGK Jordy Flapjack-Red exhibited by Lake Vasey of Lincoln, Delaware

HOLSTEIN SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE – JUNIOR SHOW – Leip-Ches Kelly Vanilla-Red exhibited by Karley Busker of Harrington, Delaware

HOLSTEIN SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE OPEN SHOW – Big-Guns Awesome Till-Red exhibited by Dave and Sandy Chance of Millington, Maryland

BEST BRED AND OWNED HOLSTEIN – Presented in Memory of Kenny Warren – Cain-View Warrior Pride exhibited by Kaylyn Jones of Harrington, Delaware

SUPREME CHAMPION JUNIOR SHOW – Presented in Memory of Sam and Myrtle Dixon – Saybrook Denver Sawyer exhibited by Emma Hutchison of Ridgely, Maryland

 

The Delaware 4-H & FFA Spring Dairy Expo Show Committee would like to express their appreciation to the following individuals and business whose contributions made the Spring 4-H & FFA Dairy Show possible:

Andover Genetics, Appoquinimink FFA; B & W Farm Supply; Bayside Bovine Veterinary Services; Dr. Matthew Weeman; Canterbury Ayr; Cargill Animal Nutrition, Steve Isaacson, Country Roads Veterinary Services; Delaware Pet Cremations; Duland Farms; MidAtlantic Farm Credit Exchange Tract, Ltd.; Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital; Ruthie Franczek DVM; Jenamy Farms LLC, Kimball Nutrition LLC, Kent Acres, Milford FFA, The Morris Family, Parkview RV Center, Summit Bridge 4-H Club, ShureLine Electrical, Doc Tammi, Taylor & Messick, Inc; Thomas Family Farms, LLC; Vossmon Farm, Woodside Farm.

2022 4-H Animal Judging Contests

 

Please use this form:  http://www.udel.edu/009449  to register for the Animal Judging Contest County qualifier.  You can register for more than 1 contest.  If you are under the age of 13, you have the option of competing as a Senior to enable you to compete in your respective contest at the Delaware State Fair (you can only compete at the DSF in 2 judging contests).  If you are over 12 years old you must register as a Senior.
Each contest is being held one time for all Delaware 4-H’ers to qualify – Counties will qualify the top 10 participants from their county.  You must attend and complete this county qualifier to participate in the State Judging contest at the fair.
Contest Dates and locations are as follows:Dairy Judging – May 26, 6:30 PM, Knutsen Farm, Greenwood DEHorse Judging – May 22, 10:00 AM, Horse Power Show Hunters, Greenwood DELivestock Judging – June 3, 6:30 PM, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington DEPoultry Judging – May 31, Time and Location TBDIf you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact your county 4-H office 2 weeks prior to the event for which you have registered.If you have any questions, please contact your county 4-H office

State Teen Council

The Goal of a Delaware 4-H State Teen Officer:
“Foster the development of youth and the 4-H program.”  As a role model for youth and a representative and spokesperson for the 4-H program, your job is to uphold the high ideals, values and moral standards of the Delaware 4-H program.

  • Officially represent 4-H to legislators, University of Delaware officials and other decision makers.
  • Function as a team member to plan and carry out leadership and community service projects, which involve 4-H membership at the club and county levels.

Term of Office

The candidates selected for the 2022-2023 cycle will serve in office from August 2022 through July 2023.

Interview Session

The purpose of the interview is to make sure the candidate is making an informed decision regarding candidacy and the office sought. This session is mandatory for all candidates and may also be done over teleconference, if necessary. Interviews will be held in early July 2022.

The candidate will be selected by a committee of 4-H professional staff and/or other designated individuals from the
county and state level. Candidates will be notified of their selection by mid-August 2022.

STC 2022-23 Application

Help the Health Ambassadors with their CANengineering Project

HAWAs are collecting items for the CANgineering Food Bank project and planning to build a food sculpture for judging! HAWAs will collect food May 2nd-May 20th to create a food sculpture at NCC Extension OFFICE, May 21st. Donations can be dropped off between 8:30am-4:00pm M-F at NCC office, or make arrangements with asaienni@udel.edu for outside these hours. Please consider these high priority items: Peanut butter, Canned vegetables, Canned soups, Canned meats; like tuna and chicken, Canned fruits, Canned dinners (spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli, etc.) as a reminder no food can be donated in glass containers. Find out more details here:  http://www.fbd.org/cangineering/

Healthy Habits Opportunities

Calling all Healthy Habits program participants for our first

Get Experience in Mindfulness Family Day

@ Lums Pond State Park!

Saturday May 14th 10:00am-2:00pm

Join us for mindfulness activities for the family including; all levels family friendly yoga, a self-guided mindful walk through the state park, immersive activities and crafts and a chance to win a 2022 Annual State Park Pass good through November 2022!

Register HERE


Mental Health Awareness Month Family Wellness Challenge!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! We know mental health is strongly linked with overall health. For the month of May consider joining our May Family Wellness Challenge to boost your family’s overall health

Register HERE


For 4-H Teens

Teens as Teachers: Get Experience in Mindfulness Training goes Hybrid!

Are you a teen between 13-18 with an interest in mindfulness, health, and wellness?

Register HERE to become trained in our GEM-Get Experience in Mindfulness curriculum

Summer Nutrition Teens As Teachers Training!

Saturday June 11th 11:00am-3:00pm at NCC Cooperative Extension, 461 Wyoming Rd Newark, DE 19716

Register HERE

Botvin Parenting LifeSkills Webinars


2-Session Series: May 16 and 23, 2022

7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

It is recommended participants attend both sessions on May 16 & 23, 2022. If unable to do so, you may register for only one session. Presented via Zoom.

Botvin Parenting LifeSkills Program is designed to help parents strengthen communication with their children and prevent them from using drugs. This program contains materials and exercises that help parents teach their children the skills that help them resist the threats of tobacco, drugs, and violence. These tools help parents prepare their children for a successful transition from adolescence to early adulthood.

If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Hughes.

Register HERE