Category Archives: Organizational Strategies

4-H County Events #2- The Judges They Deserve

Over the holiday break I learned everything I ever wanted to know about organizing Pokemon cards. It’s 4-H County Events season in our house. After weeks of trying to decide- my child finally chose to craft his Cloverbud demonstration on … Continue reading

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Is Anyone Watching? Making Use of Facebook Live

I am an over-researcher.  Before I go into any new situation I want to know what to expect. What will it look like, sound like, and feel like? A couple of years ago I first learned of the term- trialability.  … Continue reading

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4-H Grows #5: Camp

So here’s my obligatory personal story about camp… I decided that I needed to go to 4-H camp when I heard our banquet’s keynote speaker (a recent 4-H alum) refer to camp as her “prize” for a great year of … Continue reading

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#4HGrows: But Can You?

More than once I’ve heard, “In 4-H we are concerned with the quality of our programs, not the quantity.”  Every time I heard this it both shocks and scares me.  YES, I believe in quality programs.  YES, I believe that … Continue reading

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Quality Club Meetings

For many youth, the club meeting is their first exposure to 4-H.  Therefore, it’s critical that these meetings be of quality.  First impressions count! The next several blog posts will focus on what constitutes effective 4-H club meetings.  In the … Continue reading

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My Mom Made Me Do A 4-H Project Book

…And I lived to tell the tale. When I was eight and joined 4-H, I distinctly remember pouring over the list of project books I could choose from.  I settled on Love-a-Horse (maybe stereotypical for an 8 year old girl) and … Continue reading

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Hold Up Officer! Have You Been Trained?

4-H club officers are a critical determinant for the success of a 4-H club.  They can add to, or take away, from what can be an incredible experience for 4-H club members.  They can bring in new members, or scare them away.  … Continue reading

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