Volunteering In The Panhandle

Etiquette at the Fair? Yes Please!

In the Florida Panhandle, fall is fair time, and many 4-H families are preparing exhibits for the fair.  Here are some tips to help you prepare for your first fair, or show.  For information about how …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/19/etiquette-at-the-fair-yes-please/

4-H Day of Service- Peanut Butter Anyone?

Did you know that the Saturday of National 4-H Week is the 4-H Day of Service?  4-H Clubs across the nation will be celebrating National 4-H Week with “hands to larger service.”  Service is a huge part of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/06/4-h-day-of-service-peanut-butter-anyone/

Benefits of Competition

From its beginning, the 4-H program has used a system of clubs and competitive activities to promote learning and the development of specific skills of 4-H members (Ladewig & Thomas, 1987). Sometimes competition is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/05/benefits-of-competition/

2017 National Youth Science Day

As part of National 4-H Week, 4-H’ers participate in 4 H National Youth Science Day (NYSD), the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. This year’s 4 H NYSD event will take place on October 4. The 2017 4‑H …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/04/2017-national-youth-science-day/

The Three Dysfunctions of a Club Meeting

Youth should run the business portion, which should be only 1/4 of the meeting time

The very word meeting makes me sigh and roll my eyes.  I’ve been to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/03/the-three-dysfunctions-of-a-club-meeting/

4-H in October

October is an exciting month for 4-H – we have some great things happening. First, it includes National 4 H Week, October 1-7. This year during National 4-H Week, The Northwest district is proud to celebrate …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/02/4-h-in-october/

What are 4-H Standards of Excellence?

4-H Standards of Excellence are tools to help individual members and clubs set and achieve goals and are part of our recognition model.  Recognition is an important part of the 4-H experience; it helps master skills and knowledge …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/28/what-are-4-h-standards-of-excellence/

4-H Family Guide

This article will help you know what to expect at your first club meeting.

Is your family new to 4-H?  Welcome!  We are glad you chose us to help …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/21/4-h-family-guide/

NO! Not the Dreaded Record Book. . .

Many youth (and parents) dread the 4-H Record Book

In the early years of 4-H, record books were a way to document profit or loss on a project, such …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/14/no-not-the-dreaded-record-book/

4-H Record Books…Simplified!

No need to dread the record book! This article breaks it down into simple steps.

In 4-H, young people have tracked their activities, events, profits and losses, skill development and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/14/4-h-record-bookssimplified/

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