Youth and adult volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 30 to assist with the 4-H Food Smart Families display. FSF will feature an interactive “Grocery Shopping Simulation” during AG Day and we need YOUR help! Shifts will be 1-2 hours long and will require about 10 people per shift. If you are available to assist with the display, please e-mail Kathleen Splane or call (302) 730-4000.
4-H Legislative Day provides Delaware 4-H members a unique opportunity to learn about the state legislative process. They learn firsthand about Delaware government, meet with local officials, and participate in a 4-H rally. and also meet with elected officials. This event is open to 4-Hers 8 and above. Parents are invited to attend as well.
Registration form and payment are due to the NCC 4-H Office by Friday, April 22. Contact Serena Conner at (302) 831-8965 with questions.
For descriptions and the registration form, please click Winter Workshops or call the New Castle County 4-H office at 302-831-8965.
Test your Olympic knowledge with this fun activity. Make it your own Olympic challenge by having a race to the right answer and award homemade medals to the winners! Feel you don’t know enough about the Olympics to win? That’s ok, the Jamaicans didn’t know much about bobsledding either, but they have had 6 teams compete since 1988. -Quite a feat for a country where it doesn’t snow! Guess they were “Up for the Challenge”, too!
Don’t forget! The events below were cancelled last weekend, due to the snow:
- FAVORITE FOODS
- ADULT CASSEROLE COMPETITION
- FOODS & NUTRITION JUDGING
These events have been rescheduled for Saturday, February 20 at Kirk Middle School!
Since we had to reschedule, we are now extending registration for all events. If you have not previously signed up for either the Photography contest or the Favorite Foods contest and would like to register, please contact the 4-H office at your earliest convenience.
Registration has been reopened and will close on Wednesday, February 10!
Calling all Junior Leaders! Join us for a weekend getaway, filled with team building, lessons in leadership and just plain ol’ fun!
Contact Kaitlin Klair with any questions.
Join the Delaware 4-H State Teen Council officer team for a meet & greet event on Tuesday, November 10. The officers would like to invite you to Brunswick Doverama Bowling Alley to meet the team and find out more about the group. This is a FREE event from 6-8pm.
State Teen Council is the statewide junior leader group for 4-H members, ages 13 and above. Come to this FREE event to mingle, have a blast and find out more about how you can be involved throughout the year.
For more information, e-mail Mallory Vogl or call (302) 831-8965.
The Delaware 4-H State Teen Council will hold their first meeting on Tuesday, October 13, at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Farm Bureau building in Camden. All 4-H’ers ages 13 and up are invited to attend. The meeting dates for the entire year are listed below.
• Tuesday, October 13, Farm Bureau, 7pm
• Tuesday, November 11, Farm Bureau, 7pm
• Tuesday, December 15, Kent County Extension Office, 7pm
• Tuesday, January 12, Kent County Extension Office, 7pm
• Tuesday, February 9, Kent County Extension Office, 7pm
• Tuesday, March 8, Farm Bureau, 7pm
• Tuesday, April 5, Kent County Extension Office, 7pm
• Tuesday, May 3, Kent County Extension Office, 7pm
All meetings begin at 7:00pm and will last approximately 2 hours. We have two different meeting locations this year. Please sure to pay attention to where each meeting is located. The meeting place addresses are listed below:
Kent County Extension Office Farm Bureau
69 Transportation Circle 3457 South DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901 Camden, DE 19934
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mallory Vogl at email@example.com or (302) 831-8965.
Colleen Murray named “STEM Innovator of the Year”
Congratulations to New Castle County 4-Her, Colleen Murray, for being named 2015 STEM Youth Innovator of the Year by National 4-H Council. Colleen received this prestigious award for her efforts within the area of STEM and her commitment to educating local youth about the importance of STEM education. In addition to a $500 scholarship, Colleen was also awarded an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to assist with the 4-H National Youth Science Day. A special thank you to the sponsors of this award: National 4-H Council and HughesNet.
National 4-H Dairy Conference
4-H‘er Spring Vasey of the Country Time 4-H Club in Kent County is currently attending the National 4-H Dairy Conference on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wisconsin. While there, Spring is participating in dairy science workshops and field trips along with approximately 200 other dairy project members from across the United States and Canada. Exploration of dairy related careers, dairy production, marketing, genetics and production and processing of dairy products are a few of the subjects they will be exposed to. In addition, she will also have the opportunity to spend a day at the World Dairy Expo. Spring is being chaperoned by 4-H volunteer Jody Vasey of Kent County. Special thanks to the Delaware 4-H Foundation for funding this leadership and dairy science experience for our 4-H members! If you are interested in attending National 4-H Dairy Conference next year and have three years of dairy project experience, applications will be due May 1, 2016.