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West Virginia 4-H

For more than 100 years, 4-H has helped Mountain State youth find their future. Today, from science-based learning to historical lessons, 4-H cultivates tomorrow's leaders and offers comprehensive growth for the whole family.

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Upcoming WV 4-H Events

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Statewide Virtual 4-H Programs for Summer 2021

West Virginia 4-H is offering a wide variety of virtual 4-H programs this summer. Check them out and register in ZSuite.

Flying WV | 4-H Clover

Virtual 4-H Summer Sparks

WHEN: Mondays,Tuesdays and Thursdays June 1st  - July 15th 

Register for Summer Sparks sessions
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West Virginia 4-H Launches a Statewide 4-H Youth in Action Awards Program

Share Your Story - 2021 West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Awards Program Guidelines
Nomination Deadline: May 31, 2021

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53 Youth Recognized in State 4-H Presentation Expo

Six (6) presentations will be chosen to represent West Virginia 4-H in the first annual virtual Northeast States 4-H Presentations Fest on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

You can view participants from across the state by ribbon color below.

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4-H Clubs in WV

WVU 4-H offers community and specialty 4-H clubs across the state.

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West Virginia 4-H is a free, educational program for West Virginia youth in all 55 counties.

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Our program offers volunteer opportunities for youths, adolescents and adults.

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Recent WV 4-H News

Meet the Presenters: Jefferson County 4-H'ers Lucy Field & Brynlea Shade - 2021 Presentation Expo Gold Ribbon Winners

Lucy Field & Brynlea Shade Jefferson County Best Friends Bake: Episode 9 Jackpot Drop Cookies

Jefferson County 4-H'ers, Lucy Field and Brynlea Shade, 10, of the Summit Point Busy Bees 4-H Club make up the dynamic duo of the Best Friends Bake Episode 9: Jackpot Drop Cookies visual presentation.

Lucy and Brynlea decided the participate in the 2021 State 4-H Presentation Expo because they wanted to see how their visual presentation skills would do against a wider range of people. They also wanted to get better at speaking for a camera.

Meet the Presenters: Jefferson County 4-H'ers Lucy Field & Brynlea Shade - 2021 Presentation Expo Gold Ribbon Winners

Meet the Presenter: Pendleton County 4-H'er Kallie Keyser - 2021 Presentation Expo Gold Ribbon Winner

Kallie Keyser Pendleton County 4-H'er giving here Ready Set Show Visual Presentation as part of the 2021 State 4-H Presentation Expo

Kallie Keyser, 8, is a first year 4-H'er from Pendleton County and is a member of the Upper Tract Producers 4-H Club.

The title of her Visual Presentation for the 2021 State 4-H Presentation Expo is Ready, Set, Show! She chose this presentation topic because she lives with her family on a farm and she loves sheep! She enjoys raising and showing them. Kallie and her sister have been showing sheep at jackpot shows this summer and are having so much fun making memories and meeting new friends! They are also looking forward to going to the fair in August! Kallie encourages her friends, "to get ready, get set, and go show some sheep!!"

Meet the Presenter: Pendleton County 4-H'er Kallie Keyser - 2021 Presentation Expo Gold Ribbon Winner

Meet the Presenter: Jefferson County 4-H'er Julie Fincham - 2021 Presentation Expo Gold Ribbon Winner

Julie Fincham Jefferson County West Virginia Festivals 2021 State 4-H Presentation Expo Presentation

She has participated in the the presentation contest at the club level for 6 years, but this is the first year she has submitted an entry to her county and state-level contests. She enjoys the opportunity to practice her public speaking skills while participating in a club activity.

The title of her presentation is: West Virginia Festivals. When asked why she choose to do a presentation on this topic, she said "I was really interested in the festivals, and I wanted to learn more about them because I hope to visit some of them." In her presentation, she discusses 5 famous festivals known throughout our state, including:

Meet the Presenter: Jefferson County 4-H'er Julie Fincham - 2021 Presentation Expo Gold Ribbon Winner

Meet the Presenter: Paige Powers, Lewis County 4-H'er - 2021 State 4-H Presentation Expo Gold Ribbon Winner

Paige Powers Lewis County Dermatology Visual Presentation

She has participated in the State 4-H Presentation Expo for 2 years because, as she notes, she loves public speaking! In 2020, she completed a visual presentation about Caterpillar Tractors that earned a blue ribbon in the state-level contest. 

This year the title of her visual presentations was "Dermatology". She chose to present on this topic because she wants to become a dermatologist in the future. Did you know? Dermatologists can properly diagnose and treat more than 3,000 conditions! If you would like to learn more about a few of these conditions and the tools a dermatologist might use on a daily basis, then watch Paige's visual presentation.

Meet the Presenter: Paige Powers, Lewis County 4-H'er - 2021 State 4-H Presentation Expo Gold Ribbon Winner

Season 2, Episodes 31-35 - Energy Express on WVPB

Join us for an egg-citing episode of Energy Express! Mark Swiger, director of WVU Extension Service’s Energy Express program, will kick off the episode by reading us “The Good Egg.”

Next, we will “peep” over to Tasha Harris, agriculture and natural resources agent in Upshur County, and Jesica Streets, agriculture and natural resources agent in Tucker County, to learn all about eggs.

Then, Craig Presar, 4-H youth development agent in Upshur County, will need help figuring out how to tell if an egg is raw or cooked.

Season 2, Episodes 31-35 - Energy Express on WVPB

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