Learn by Doing; That is the 4-H slogan. Loaves of bread, collections of insects, creative 4-H clover displays, and handmade clothing garments and toolboxes line the display stands in the Cecil Underwood Youth Building at the State Fair of West Virginia as evidence of 4-H members’ hard work throughout the past year. People attending the State Fair of West Virginia can view these blue-ribbon 4-H project exhibits from August 12 through 21, 2021. Additionally, there are hundreds of exhibits online in the virtual state 4-H exhibit.
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West Virginia 4-H is proud to recognize 24 State Winners for the 2021 State 4-H Poster Contest!
The State 4-H Poster Contest is an annual event that provides an opportunity for 4-H members to gain awareness of topics, like Healthy Living, Civic Engagement, STEM, and Agriculture, through artistic expression. Posters are judged at the county level and only the top poster in each age division can move forward to the state level.
Monday, July 26, 2021, 9 a.m.
Join us for our last week of season two of Energy Express on WVPB!
Monday, July 19, 2021, 9 a.m.
We are starting the week off with a story about art and community told by Jennifer Ours Williams, associate dean for programs and partnerships for WVU Extension Service. She will read us the book “Hey Wall.”
We are starting the week off with Ellen Rossi, president of the EQT Foundation. She will read us the book “How to Feed Your Parents.”
Next, WVU Extension Service Family and Community Development Agent Ami Cook teaches us about kitchen safety. She will take us on a tour of her kitchen to learn what objects could be dangerous or potentially cause us harm.
Let’s kick off week 3 by learning about friends! Cindy Fitch, associate dean of research for WVU Extension Service, will begin the episode by reading us “Bear, Squirrel and Friends.” You don’t want to miss the surprise ending of this book!
Grab your pencils and paper! We’ll join 4-H Youth Development Agent J.R. Davis to learn about the 4-H pen pal program. He’ll teach us about letter writing etiquette and explain how we can become involved in the pen pal program.
Monday, June 28, 2021, 9 a.m.
Join us for our Monday episode of Energy Express as we kickoff with a reading of “The Sloth That Slowed Us Down” with Chris Matlick, administrative director at the Mylan Charitable Foundation.
Meet the Presenters: Jefferson County 4-H'ers Lucy Field & Brynlea Shade - 2021 Presentation Expo Gold Ribbon Winners
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.
Meet the Presenter: Pendleton County 4-H'er Kallie Keyser - 2021 Presentation Expo Gold Ribbon Winner
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.
Meet the Presenter: Jefferson County 4-H'er Julie Fincham - 2021 Presentation Expo Gold Ribbon Winner
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.