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4-H Grows Leaders Through Military Partnership

The month of April provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of our youngest heroes, military children. Since 1986, April has been designated Month of the Military Child. This allows us to acknowledge the significant role military youth play in our communities and honor them for their commitment and sacrifice. They are resilient …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/29/4-h-grows-leaders-through-military-partnership/

4-H Grows Family Tradition for Four Generations

“When I was growing up 50 some years ago in West Gadsden County, I had no idea that the people that were a part of my everyday life would someday chart my path for the future.” Angel (Clark) Granger showing her steer in Gadsden County, igniting a lifelong passion for 4-H. I didn’t realize until …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/18/4-h-grows-family-tradition-for-four-generations/

4-H Grows: Environmentally Conscientious Youth!

Grow Card Supplies and products 4-H literally got its start with gardening. The very first 4-H Clubs focused on growing tomatoes and corn for boys and canning for girls. Many youth and volunteers still enjoy gardening projects today.  One great curricula that is used is the Junior Master Gardening Program. This program allows youth to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/05/4-h-grows-environmentally-conscientious-youth/

Florida 4-H Club Grows Compassion through Community Pride Grant

Fire Ants 4-H Club members prepare and serve meals for hospice patients and caregivers to develop compassion and empathy in their community. There are many genetic traits you’re born with that can’t be changed.  But what about traits such as compassion and empathy?  Can they be learned?  A new study conducted by the University of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/15/florida-4-h-club-grows-compassion-through-community-pride-grant/

4-H Grows Generosity: “I Pledge my Hands to Larger Service”

Leon County 4-Hers grow gratitude and compassion through service-learning Developing a heart for giving back and helping others is one of the most important personal benefits youth can obtain through active involvement in a 4-H program. During this season of thanks , 4-H members all over the United States will put the third sentence of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/26/4-h-grows-generosity-i-pledge-my-hands-to-larger-service/

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://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/13/4-h-club-leader-grows-resilience-and-empathy/

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://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/23/4-h-grows-creativity-through-robotics-programs/

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://leon.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://leon.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://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/07/4-h-grows-curiosity/

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