Southern District 4-H Horse Camp will be held June 16-22, 2019, at Camp Virgil Tate in Kanawha County. 2019 Camper applications and more information is available at: http://sites.wv4h.com/sdhc/
Wayne County 4-H News
Wayne County 4-H members are practicing for the State 4-H / FFA Forestry Judging Contest scheduled for Saturday, May 4, at Westvaco near Morgantown, WV. Youth participating in practices include (l-r): Addy Smith, Marah Christian, Danielle Adkins, Jenna Adkins, and Alivia Adkins. Those missing include: Duke and Josie Parsley. For more information about this judging team, please email Evan Wilson, our Ag Extension Agent or call our office at 304-272-6839.
The Wayne County 4-H Ambassadors Team toured the Goodwill Recycling and Retail Store on Thursday April 25, 2019. The Ambassadors are learning more about recycling as this topic will be their next community service project. Many thanks to Alissa Stewart, Director of Goodwill for an amazing tour! To learn more about community service projects through 4-H, call our office at 304-272-6839 or email Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent.
Please help congratulate our presenters tonight at our annual County 4-H Round Up. The youth who participated include (l-r): Conner Hall, PowerPoint Presentation; Iggy Ballengee, Speech; Zacharia Ballengee, Visual Demonstration; and Simon Ballengee, Speech. They stand with judges Linda Parsons and Lauren Marcum. Conner and Simon will go onto to represent Wayne County in the State 4-H Virtual Contest later this month!
This spring Iggy Ballengee (far left) and Simon Ballengee wrote a short story and essay respectively and entered in the State 4-H Writing Contest. Their entries won first place and earned them the opportunity to represent Wayne County in this state contest.
On April 12, 2019, eight Wayne County 4-H'ers traveled to Weston, WV to compete in the 2019 WV Beef Expo & Stockman's Contest. The youth include (l-r): Autumn Adams, Josie Parsley, Jenna Adkins, Danielle Adkins, Alivia Adkins, Addy Smith, Kamron Christian, and Duke Parsley. They stand with their Coach–Wayne-Cabell Ag Agent–Evan Wilson. The youth were tested in plant identification, meat quality assurance, livestock judging and several other content areas. The Junior Team of Duke, Danielle, Addy and Kamron placed 8th in the state.
The Wayne County Extension Office will offer a 4-H Project Day on Monday, May 13, from 4 - 6 p.m., for any youth enrolled in a Livestock Project. Bring your projects and record guides and we will devote time to answering questions and completing activities. If you have questions, please call our office at 304-272-6839.
Many thanks to all our volunteers who helped with the Reality Store programs this month at Crum and Wayne Middle School. Over 200 middle school youth were reached with the program as a result of many volunteers who gave up part of their day to help with this program. To learn more about the Reality Store program, please contact the Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.
4-H'ers with the Wayne County 4-H Program held their last practice on April 10 at a local farm owned by Leonard Napier to judge beef cattle. This practice was in preparation for the WV Beef Expo & Stockman's Contest held April 12 in Weston, WV. To learn about other opportunities like this for youth, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.
Chase Smith of the Whites Creek Critters 4-H Club (far left), was one of four delegates to represent West Virginia 4-H Program at the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C., this past week. The other delegates include (l-r): Drina Kerns of Doddridge County; Faith Reed of Raleigh County; and Katlyn Jones of Kanawha County.
The National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Civic
Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect,
learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their
world. The conference, held April 6-11, 2019, facilitated direct opportunities for youth to apply what was learned in
real world experiences using
their voices, work, ideas and/or behavior to make a difference.