Wayne County 4-H members are asked to declare any animal science project they wish to show at the 2019 Wayne County Fair by January 2, 2019. Members are asked to complete a declaration form that can be secured by emailing Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent or Evan Wilson, Ag Extension Agent.
Wayne County 4-H News
The Horse & Livestock 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on September 10, 2018. The club is looking for new members. If you are interested in livestock (large and small animals) or horses, please contact the Wayne County office and we will connect you with the club leaders. Office phone is 304-272-6839. 4-H members include (l-r): Jacob Mitchell, Lauren Crabtree, Jessica Mitchell, Molly Jenkins, and Jonah Mitchell.
October 1 is the start of new 4-H Year. We have clubs that youth can join and opportunities for adults to serve as club leaders. If your child is interested in joining 4-H or learning more, our staff is more than happy to share information about all the great opportunities with the Wayne County 4-H Program. Feel free to call our office at 304-272-6839.
We are excited to bring the National 4-H Science Experiment to Wayne County. The
experiment is Code Your World that will teach computer science skills to youth
and was authored by WVU Extension faculty, in partnership with Google and National
4-H Council. C-K Middle School will get the opportunity to do this science experiment
this Friday September 28. The experiment is designed for youth in 4th - 8th grade.
The 2018 Wayne County 4-H Fun Show was held Saturday, September 15 at
the Shirley Burgess Park. We had nearly 20 competitors from Wayne County and surrounding areas. Many thanks to Jamie Ferguson for the use of
his land, Jerry Williamson for tilling the arena, SE Productions for
setting sound, Katie Taylor for announcing, Carter BBQ for concessions
as well as all our volunteers and exhibitors for a great show!
Many thanks to David Bowling of Bowling Feeds for his continued support of our 4-H Livestock Program! Bowling Feeds provided $500 towards the first place premiums in showmanship at the Wayne County Fair in August. To learn more about our 4-H Livestock Program, please call the Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.
The 4-H Chili Cook-Off will be October 13 as part of the Wayne Fall Festival! We are seeking cooks interested in donating their time to cook their favorite chili. There is no cost to participate. All proceeds help raise scholarship funds to send 4-H members to state camps and events. We are also seeking sponsors to help off-set the fixed costs associated with this event. If you are interested in cooking chili or serving as a sponsor, please call the WVU Extension Service Wayne County Office at 304-272-6839.
The Wayne County 4-H Program can provide workforce development skills to middle and high school students. Lauren Marcum, Business Teacher at Wayne High School, invited our office to spend a couple of hours with her class in early September to teach them how to effectively apply for and interview for jobs. To learn more about these opportunities, please contact the WVU Extension Office in Wayne at 304-272-6839.
We had two Wayne County 4-H members - Erin Ferry (left) and Zoe Harold participated in the 4-H Learning Adventures trip to Ireland last month. They and the 14 other participants learned about Gaelic sports, history, culture and heritage as part of their eight day educational trip of Ireland. In this photo, Erin and Zoe learned how to play the Irish sport of hurling. To learn more about global education and citizenship opportunities with 4-H, please contact our office 304-272-6839.