Jackson County 4-H
Jackson County is growing more and more every day! However, we can’t continue to grow without volunteers! Please contact the 4-H office ASAP if you are interested in becoming a club leader and volunteer to contribute to the success of the Jackson County 4-H Youth Development program. You can provide direct service to youth through organizational leadership and supervision for a group of 4-H club members and project leaders in an atmosphere which reflects educational quality, teamwork and cooperation. Together with youth and other volunteers, you coordinate club activities, give guidance and direction, and serve as the primary contact person for the club with the Jackson County Extension staff and the Florida 4-H program. THE YOUTH OF JACKSON COUNTY NEED YOU! Please consider sharing your gift and BECOME A VOLUNTEER!
Contact Club Ann Marie Shelton at 272-6099 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Country Bumpkins 4-H Club
Country Bumpkins 4-H Club is a community based club that offers members the opportunity to participate in numerous 4-H projects and activities ranging from animal science to photography! Meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. Meetings are usually held at Cypress Park, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Terri Hardin serves as the Club Leader, and has many years of 4-H volunteer experience. For more information, please contact Terri Hardin at 272-3728 or email@example.com, or contact the 4-H office.
Day Spring Eagles 4-H Club – CLUB LEADER WANTED!
This is a school based 4-H club that meets monthly at Day Spring Christian Academy. THIS CLUB IS CURRENTLY WITHOUT A LEADER! If you would be interested in leading this club, the 4-H Office at (850) 482-9620 or speak with the Day Spring principal’s office.
Jackson County 4-H Junk Drawer Robotics Club
4-H Robotics Programs engage youth in challenging experiences with science, engineering, and technology and use a variety of media and delivery methods to reach youth. These programs are much broader than most of the robotic curricula available, which focuses on one specific platform.
This club meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at 3:30 PM at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office. For more information regarding this club, please contact Anita Halling at (850) 557-1007, or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the 4-H office.
Jackson County 4-H Livestock Club
This is a 4-H Club with emphasis in the animal science areas of livestock and poultry along with anything else that the group is interested in! The club leader, Stacey Warden, is a former Jackson County 4-H member who competed at the National level in Poultry and Livestock Judging. The club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:00PM at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office. For more information please contact club leader Stacey Warden at (850) 693-3275, email@example.com, or the 4-H office.
Jackson County 4-H Poultry and Small Animal Club – CLUB LEADER WANTED!
This is a 4-H Club with emphasis in poultry and small animal science. WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING A CLUB LEADER! The club meeting day and time have not yet been set pending enrollment. Contact the 4-H Office at 482-9620 for more information.
Jackson County 4-H SeaPerch Robotics – CLUB LEADER WANTED!
This program is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research with enhancements from Lockheed Martin. WE ARE CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR A NEW CLUB LEADER! For information on how you can become a volunteer with this exciting new program, please contact 4-H Agent, Angel Granger at (850) 482-9620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jackson County 4-H Horse Program – NEW CLUB LEADER IS PENDING!
For information on becoming a part of this exciting program, please contact the 4-H office at (850) 482-9620.
Jackson County Hot Shots 4-H Archery Club – CLUB LEADER WANTED!
Jackson County 4-H is searching for a new club leader. For more information regarding joining this club you may contact the 4-H Office at (850) 482-9620.
4-H Youth Council/Youth Leaders
The 4-H Youth Council meets the 3rd Thursday of every other month, beginning in September, at 3:30 PM at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office and is led by Mrs. Angel Granger, 4-H Agent and Ms. Patti Peacock, 4-H Program Assistant. We focus on issues related to older youth such as leadership training, workforce preparation, community service, resume writing, financial management, and applying for college scholarships. These educational topics also provide teens an opportunity to teach their fellow members an activity or unique skill. Youth in this program are encouraged to create and complete their 4-H portfolios. Participation Age: 13-18 (youth must be 13 as of September 1, 2017). These youth will be eligible for community service hours and other leadership events. Please contact the 4-H Office for more information.
Start a 4-H Club in Your Community!
Jackson County 4-H needs caring and committed volunteers to lead 4-H Clubs. If you enjoy working with children and would like to learn more about leading a 4-H Club, contact 4-H Agent, Angel Granger, at (850) 482-9620 or email@example.com.
Why join a 4-H Club?
Clubs are the foundation of the 4-H program, and offer members opportunities to build leadership and citizenship skills by electing officers, conducting project-related activities, holding business meetings, and working together on community-service projects.
Research shows that youth development programs, like 4-H, play an important and vital role in the lives of young people. According to the finding in the most recent report from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, 4-H youth are:
- 2x as likely to go to college
- 2x as likely to pursue careers in science
- more likely to make healthier choices, be physically active and avoid risky behavior
- 3x as likely to give back to their communities
What do 4-H members do?
Fun and educational activities are planned for each meeting by adult volunteer leaders. Some common activities include camping, fishing, drama presentations, science projects, and horse-related programs.
Project books, field days, talent shows, fairs and contests provide members with opportunities to learn new skills and make new friends.
Who can attend club meetings?
Any youth wanting to participate in 4-H clubs and events must have a current, completed 4-H Enrollment Form on file with the Jackson County 4-H Office.
Depending upon the type of 4-H club, members’ ages may range from 5-18.
Enrollment in Jackson County 4-H is available to all youth between the ages of 5-18, regardless of gender, race, creed, color, religion, or disability.
When do they meet?
Jackson County 4-H clubs meet at least six (6) times per year.
4-H Tropicana Public Speaking – Teaching Life Skills
Public Speaking - Teaching Life Skills
The Jackson County 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest was held on Tuesday, January 30th at the Ag Conference Center on Penn Ave. This event is the culmination of classroom competitions in grades 4, 5 and 6 from around the county. Funding for classroom and county awards is provided for by Tropicana, Inc., a division of PepsiCo, as is the orange juice provided at the county competition.
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Life skills learned at 4-H Horse Workshop
What can you learn from a horse? Do you even have to own a horse? The answers to these questions and more were shared on Saturday, January 20th during the Area A 4-H Horse Project Workshop, held at the Jackson County Ag Complex Conference Center. This educational event was sponsored by the Area A 4-H Horse Show Advisory Committee and was offered to both youth and adults.
The workshop was attended by 62 youth and adults
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Jackson 4-H ASK Club and community members help hurricane victims
When the call went out for assistance for victims of Hurricane Irma, local 4-H youth members from the ASK Jackson County 4-H Club and members of the community answered the call!
Members brought in non-perishable food items that will be going to those in need on a load scheduled to depart sometime next week.
Other community members have also
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