Category Archives: Trainings

Judging Contest Kits

We encourage all project leaders and 4-H members to review the information related to the many judging contests offered, well in advance of the contest date.  Click on the links below to find the materials available.   Preparation for the judging contests is extremely important; learning, researching, and studying should take place over several weeks to several months. 

If you have specific questions related to a contest or if you are unable to open the link to that contest, please reach out to the contest contact listed.  If you have general questions, or are unsure of whom to contact, reach out to your county 4-H office.  

As a reminder, in order to provide accommodations for youth participants, be sure to communicate any special needs to your county 4-H office 2 weeks prior to the scheduled event.

 

Clothing Judging Contest

Contact: Lindsay Hughes, Lgooden@udel.edu

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1u17RvdqusySohG0mGx1ni-kgwGJ26-ca?usp=sharing

 

Food Judging Contest

Contest Contact: Kaitlin Klair, kklair@udel.edu

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ss-00CaIEejcmwXVHIivzlni8imjMTf5?usp=sharing

 

Horticulture Judging Contest

Contact: Jenny Trunfio, jtrunfio@udel.edu

https://forms.gle/VyGrNBEcixuyDUve7

 

Photography Judging Contest

Contact: Jill Jackson, jackson@udel.edu

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rkWgLaF8P1SJfYsHNTGXhOldpSa4zsDe?usp=sharing

 

Wildlife Judging Contest

Contact: Kristin Cook, kristin@udel.edu

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oYroIPhMqncb-Un3M-fIelEddXZ-DD4u?usp=sharing

Below are the links to the studying resources we came up with for Wildlife Judging 2022. They are games like matching and jeopardy. Please share these with your leaders if you could be so kind. Having these available to the students is our primary goal of creating them.
 

Wood Judging Contest

Contact: Ernie Lopez, elopez@udel.edu

https://forms.gle/Mht2Dr5FajVQM5zU9

Become a Health & Wellness Ambassador!

Are you interested in health, wellness, and helping the community? 
Have you thought about becoming a Health & Wellness Ambassador?
Join us for our next Zoom session April 28th 2022 6:00pm-7:00pm and learn more about how to get involved as an ambassador! 
What are Health & Wellness Ambassadors?
Delaware 4-H Health & Wellness Ambassadors are official representatives and promoters of holistic healthy living, including fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and substance use prevention.
Ultimate Goals of Health & Wellness Ambassadors:
Learn about and promote healthy lifestyle choices
Create media about healthy living
Community outreach & education
Asset building, education, and promotion
Create and facilitate community change
Who should join?
 Teens ages 13-18 interested in cultivating skills of health, wellness, and leading a healthy lifestyle! If you are looking for a way to gain professional or volunteer experience in health and wellness, this is for you!
What does becoming a Health and Wellness Ambassador Entail?
Through registration you will be able to attend our Delaware 4-H Health and Wellness Ambassador monthly meetings with other individuals who share a passion for health and wellness and receive information on opportunities to get involved with promoting health and wellness in the Delaware community. Each month we will focus on areas of health and wellness such as; nutrition, mindfulness, fitness, prevention, and more! We will do this through virtual wellness workshops, hearing from guest speakers and engaging in curriculum training opportunities!
Questions about joining? Contact Alyssa Whittaker
Join us for our next Zoom session by registering below.
Details/Zoom Link will be sent to you upon registration a week prior to the January meeting.

Register HERE


Call for Questions!
Do you have a question about eating disorders OR addiction? Submit your questions anonymously using the  link HERE!

2022 YQCA Certification

2022 Quality Assurance Certification Requirement for Delaware State Fair Market Animal Exhibitors

All Delaware State Fair junior exhibitors showing a market animal (steer, market lamb, market goat or market hog) are required to have a current quality assurance certification in order to exhibit in a market class at the Delaware State Fair. The Youth PQA program no longer exists to train new youth or recertify. The YQCA program is a national certification that now covers all livestock species with a single certification for all youth ages 8-21 nationwide. Program ages are calculated as of January 1 of the current year.

Options for obtaining a qualifying quality assurance certification to be able to show a market animal at the 2022 DSF are:

· Ages 5-6- A parent, guardian or responsible adult must have a current quality assurance certification. Options to fulfill this requirement include PQA(Pork Quality Assurance) or BQA (Beef Quality Assurance https://www.bqa.org/certification/online-certification) adult online trainings or parents can either attend a YQCA classroom training session(email Susan directly to register) with their 5-6 year old to obtain a valid QA certification to meet the DSF requirement. Please contact Susan Garey if you would like to be granted access to the online Adult PQA certification training to cover youth ages 5-6. An email address is required.

· Ages 7-18- The youth market exhibitor must have a current YQCA certification obtained either through an YQCA classroom training session or YQCA online.

· Ages 19-21- The youth market exhibitor must have a current YQCA certification that can only be obtained online as per the YQCA program rules.

Youth YQCA certification is valid for one year.

 

In order for youth ages 7-21 to participate in either an online or in person classroom YQCA training session, they must register and create a profile at http://yqca.org For youth age 7-12, parents are required to register their youth on the YQCA website. Once registered select the appropriate class you plan to attend. Fees will be charged at the time of registration and can be paid by credit card.

The YQCA classroom training costs $3.00 and the online training costs $12.00. These fees are paid online and go directly to YQCA even if you are attending an in person training. This should be completed prior to coming to the in person training. Youth completing the online YQCA training will take the online module that corresponds to their age as of January 1 of the current year.

 

The following YQCA in person class training dates have been scheduled for this spring:

· Wednesday, May 11, 2022- New Castle County Extension Office, Newark 6:30-8:30 pm- registration required in advance-must register by May 9

· Thursday, May 26, 2022- UD Carvel Center, Georgetown 6:30-8:30 pm- registration required in advance- must register by May 24

· Tuesday, June 7, 2022- Kent County Extension Office, Dover 6:30-8:30 pm- registration required in advance- must register by June 6

 

Additional date(s) may be added as interest warrants. If you plan on attending any of these sessions, you must register in advance so that we can ensure enough space and training materials. Please contact Susan Garey truehart@udel.edu or (302)242-1510 if you have any questions or concerns in regards to Quality Assurance/YQCA certification needs.

Delaware 4-H Judging Contest Online Training Resources

We encourage all project leaders and 4-H members to review the information related to the many judging contests offered, well in advance of the contest date.  Click on the links below to find the materials available.   Preparation for the judging contests is extremely important; learning, researching, and studying should take place over several weeks to several months. 

If you have specific questions related to a contest or if you are unable to open the link to that contest, please reach out to the contest contact listed.  If you have general questions, or are unsure of whom to contact, reach out to your county 4-H office.  

As a reminder, in order to provide accommodations for youth participants, be sure to communicate any special needs to your county 4-H office 2 weeks prior to the scheduled event.

 

Clothing Judging Contest

Contact: Lindsay Hughes, Lgooden@udel.edu

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1u17RvdqusySohG0mGx1ni-kgwGJ26-ca?usp=sharing

 

Food Judging Contest

Contest Contact: Kaitlin Klair, kklair@udel.edu

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ss-00CaIEejcmwXVHIivzlni8imjMTf5?usp=sharing

 

Horticulture Judging Contest

Contact: Jenny Trunfio, jtrunfio@udel.edu

https://forms.gle/VyGrNBEcixuyDUve7

 

Photography Judging Contest

Contact: Jill Jackson, jackson@udel.edu

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rkWgLaF8P1SJfYsHNTGXhOldpSa4zsDe?usp=sharing

 

Wildlife Judging Contest

Contact: Kristin Cook, kristin@udel.edu

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oYroIPhMqncb-Un3M-fIelEddXZ-DD4u?usp=sharing

Below are the links to the studying resources we came up with for Wildlife Judging 2022. They are games like matching and jeopardy. Please share these with your leaders if you could be so kind. Having these available to the students is our primary goal of creating them.
 

Wood Judging Contest

Contact: Ernie Lopez, elopez@udel.edu

https://forms.gle/Mht2Dr5FajVQM5zU9

Club Officer Training

You’ve been elected Club President, Vice President, Secretary or Reporter. Congratulations!
… Now, what exactly does that mean?
Come find out at the Club Officer Training on Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 in the NCC Office!

This will be a valuable training for newer members and a great refresher for older members. All newly elected club officials are strongly encouraged to attend.

For more info, please email Kaitlin.

Register HERE

 

4-H Resume Writing & Interview Skills Workshops

 

 

Delaware 4-H will be holding a series of resume writing and interview skills workshops at 6:30 p.m. on the dates below. The in-person workshops will be held at the Kent County Extension Office. These workshops are intended for 4-H members who are in high school.

Resume Writing

Monday, October 18 (virtual) 

Interview Skills

Wednesday, October 27 (in person) 

Mock Interviews

Wednesday, November 10 (in person)

 

The office is located at 69 Transportation Circle Dover, DE 19901

Please contact Ernie Lopez, State 4-H Volunteer Coordinator, at elopez@udel.edu or by phone at (302) 985-1213 for more information.

Register HERE

Leader’s Forum

2020 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum
Polytech High School, Woodside, Kent County
Saturday, February 1, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

We want to invite you to join us in bringing fellow and potential leaders together for the 2020 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum…you won’t want to miss this special day!

We are pleased and excited to be having the event back at Polytech High School in Kent County. So many of you responded to the evaluations last year
saying that the mid-state location in Kent County worked well for you, so we decided to go ahead and make it happen again!

Due to your feedback, we have also changed the schedule which we hope will bring a richer experience to your time with us! Following the first two
workshops and before lunch, we will be offering a third, shorter session that will include topics relating to challenges many of you have shared where you
felt you needed more skills. These are our “Jackpot” sessions.

After our “Jackpot” sessions, we will be enjoying lunch and fellowship as we recognize our 2020 Salute to Excellence award winners. We plan to end our
day at 2:30 p.m. so you’ll have time to get home early and start putting all of the new ideas you learned into action!

Below are the registration form, workshop descriptions, and schedule for the day. Please be sure to select two choices for each workshop in order of your preference. Registration will be available online beginning Friday, January 3, 2020. This is the preferred method. The link is:

http://www.udel.edu/006766

Please note that the workshops will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis, so the earlier you register the better chance you will have of getting your first choice. The cost of the Forum will be covered by each county’s Leaders’ Association or a staff purpose code.

Deadline to register is Monday, January 27. We look forward to seeing you at Polytech on February 1!

2020 DE 4H State Leader Forum Workshop Packet

Lawn Tractor Driving Training

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Taylor and Messick
325 Walt Messick Rd
Harrington, DE

If a 4-H member has never participated in the State 4-H Lawn Tractor Driving event, it is Mandatory that they attend this state training or attend another county training that may be offered prior to the state
event. All other members who have participated in this state event before are welcomed to attend this training for additional practice and preparation.

The Delaware State Fair 4-H Lawn Tractor Driving Contest will be held on Saturday, July 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the Quillen Arena. 4-H Members participating in the scheduled May training will meet the 4-H
requirement for the state contest.

If you have any questions, please contact Ernie Lopez, State 4-H Volunteer Specialist, at 302-856-7303.

Please pre-register by contacting
Tammy Schirmer at 856-2585 ext 544 or
Email: tammys@udel.edu
Deadline to pre-register is
Thursday, May 16, 2019 NOON

2019 State Leaders Forum

2019 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum
Polytech High School, Woodside, Kent County
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Making the Best Better 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

Registration will be available online beginning Friday,
January 4, 2019. This is the preferred method. Please note that the workshops will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis, so the earlier you register the better chance you will have of getting your first choice.
The cost of the Forum will be covered by each county’s Leaders’ Association or a staff purpose code. Deadline to register is Monday, January 28.

Register HERE

2019 DE 4H State Leader Forum Workshop Packet