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Wayne County 4-H News

Wayne County 4-H & Supporters Encouraged to Vote on May 8

Wayne County Board of Education logo

Since the 1950s, Wayne County voters have continuously supported the excess levy, which is renewed every five years. This levy does not raise taxes , but simply continues the rate that has been in place. This levy supports several organizations in the county, including the WVU Wayne County Extension Office. Early voting starts April 25 and runs through May 5, 2018. Voting day is May 8, 2018.

WVU Geosciences Summer Camp

Geoscience camp - wooded area with portable round buildings for campers

Wayne County 4-H youth are encouraged to check out a new camp! The Davis College and USGS will host a Geosciences Summer Camp at WVU this summer (June 17-21). This is a pilot program for a longer, 2-week camp that will be hosted beginning in 2019.

4-H Volunteer Training for Wayne County 4-H Camps

At Younger Camp, all staff – adult volunteers and teen camp counselors – are required to attend the staff meeting set for Tuesday, June 19, at 12 p.m., in the dining hall at Cabwaylingo (lunch served at 11:30 a.m.) Required training topics and other relevant 2018 camp information will be covered.

At Older Camp, all staff are required to attend the staff meeting set for Monday, June 25, at 10 a.m., in the dining hall at Cabell County's 4-H Camp. Required training topics and other relevant 2018 camp information will be covered.

Sincere Thanks to Reality Store Volunteers

Ceredo-Kenova Middle School was host to a Reality Store on April 16, 2018. Reality Store is a financial simulation that allows students a glimpse into the future to see what bills, expenses and life in general will look like when they are 25 years old. This program requires over 20 volunteers and we would like to thank them for their dedication and commitment to this program!

Two more Reality Store programs are scheduled for this spring with the Fort Gay 8th grade class on May 15 and with Vinson 7th and 8th grade classes on June 5.  Email Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent, to learn about you can participate in this unique opportunity.

4-H Youth Participate in Shooting Sports Weekend

Several members of the Wayne County 4-H Program participated in the Multi-Disciplinary State Shooting Sports Weekend in Gilmer County. Participants and instructors include (l-r): Alex Hall, Zane Smith, Chase Smith, Tim Smith (instructor), Bruce Crockett (instructor), Breanna Crockett, Ashlee Smith, and Lisa Bell (instructor). If you are interested in learning more about the Wayne County 4-H Shooting Sports program, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Shooting Sports Weekend

Congratulations to Wayne County 4-H Horse Judging Team

Many congratulations to our Horse Judging Team! On April 14, 2018, they competed in the State 4-H & FFA Judging Contest. The team includes (l-r): Lauren Crabtree, Molly Jenkins, Bekah Napier, Jessica Mitchell and Coach Brenda Davis.

Their hard work (weekly practices) paid off. In the Senior Division, Jessica Mitchell placed 1st and Lauren Crabtree placed 3rd (out of 40 competitors). In the Junior Division, Molly Jenkins placed 1st and Bekah Napier placed 2nd (out of 14 competitors). For more information, on the Wayne County 4-H Horse Program, please contact Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent.

Wayne County 4-H'ers Compete in Stockmen's Contest

Congratulations to our junior team that competed in the Stockmen's contest on April 13, 2018 as part of the 2018 West Virginia Beef Expo. Duke Parsley placed 10 out of 123 competitors in the junior division. We are so proud of the entire team for their hard work and dedication.

The team met weekly since February studying retail cuts of meat, livestock quality assurance, beef cattle breeds, forage identification, and cattle judging. They also spent many hours outside of practice studying their notes.