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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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4-H Grows #4: County Events

“What has striped hooves, mottled skin, and spots?  The Appaloosa horse, that’s what!” Don’t be too harsh– I penned that demonstration introduction as a 9 year old for my first County Events. I’ll never forget my first County Events.  I … Continue reading

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4-H Grows #3: Councils

4-H Grows #3:  Councils Florida 4-H Standards and Expectations says that each county should have a County 4-H Council and participate in District Council.  Beyond the fact that it is expected, it’s important as a youth development tool, and for … Continue reading

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#4HGrows #2: Quality Club Programs

The 4-H club is the foundation of the 4-H experience.  For many, their first exposure to 4-H is through a club meeting.  If that 4-H club meeting is not of high quality, that first exposure may likely be their last … 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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