4-H September Newsletter
September 2023 Edition4-H Youth Development
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NEW PROGRAM YEAR
September is the beginning of the 2023-2024 program year for 4-H! Enrollment forms are now available at our office and online at https://daviess.ca.uky.edu/4h-enrollment. Youth/adults must complete a new form every year. Please look at the graphic below to know your 4-H age for 2023-2024. (view pdf to see the infographic)
The Harvest Festival will be held at the Daviess County Lions Club Fairgrounds on October 21 & 22. This event is replacing the Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival and 4-H will be selling drinks. We will need volunteers age 9 and up. To sign up, please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084FA8AA2FA57-harvest. Thank you!
The 4-H Achievement Program is intended to recognize 4-H participants with outstanding accomplishments and to provide an incentive for youth to increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is a comprehensive program spanning the entire career of the 4-H’er, awards points for outside efforts and interests, and encourages growth and development by awarding high points at multi-county, state, and national levels. As youth work their way through the achievement levels they become eligible for scholarships to teen summit, teen conference, and eventually college scholarships. See the enclosed flyer for eligibility of each level. Applications are due October 20. (view pdf to see flyer)
TEEN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
The 4-H Teen Leadership Academy is a program designed to enhance leadership skills both inside and outside of 4-H. TLA provides youth with many opportunities to strengthen leadership skills and allow them to be an important part of their community’s positive development. Teens in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster Counties meet once a month from September to April covering a range of topics to assist with leadership development and community awareness. Daviess County 4-H has 4 teens participating this year: Carsyn Cecil, Easton Fuqua, Ella Grant, and Celeigh White.
NATIONAL 4-H WEEK
We are working on a project for National 4-H Week (October 1-7, 2023) and would like your help. We want to cover the big window in the foyer and flood our Facebook page with 4-H photos and your favorite 4-H memories from yesterday to yesteryear. If you’ve got something you’d be willing to share, please send your stories and/or photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off at the Daviess County Extension Office by September 29. (view pdf for schedule of events)
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
The Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is an Equal Opportunity Organization with respect to education and employment and authorization to provide research, education information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Reasonable accommodation of disability may be available with prior notice. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and other related matter should be directed to Equal Opportunity Office, Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Kentucky, Room S-105, Agriculture Science Building, North Lexington, Kentucky 40546, the UK Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity, 13 Main Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0032 or US Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.
View the pdf for pictures from camp, summer project days, and shooting sports events.
We wish the following youth good luck as they compete at the Kentucky 4-H State Shoot on September 9 & 10!
Saturday: Lillian Connor, Gavin Edgell, Silas Smoak, and Russell Westerfield
Sunday: William Basham, Grant Connor, Kaden Coons, Sienna DeLeon, Garrett Faith, Easton Fuqua,
Evan Fuqua, Clifford Hancock, Christopher Palmer, and Langston Tincher
Special Thanks to all of our coaches who have helped them this Spring/Summer!
Clinton and Tori Connor
Anita and Steve Fuqua
John and Sarah Niebuhr
Teen Coaches: Lillian Connor and Evan Fuqua
DAVIESS COUNTY FAIR 4-H EXHIBITS/EVENTS
The following youth entered 4-H exhibits into the Daviess County Lions Club Fair :
Jacob Aud, Lydia Aud, Cam Casey, Kendall Cecil, Skylar Dillman, Liam Dominguez, Lily Edgell, Kadyn Fry, Madisyn Fry, Easton Fuqua, Colton Hardy, Madalyn Hardy, Lilly Head, Isaac Heisdorffer, Juliann Heisdorffer, Megan McCabe, Sydney McCabe, Toby Miller, Abigail Oakes, Shelby Pagan, Aiden Quisenberry, Cade Quisenberry, Kelsey Splittorff, Celeigh White, and Silas White. (view pdf for pictures from the fair)
4-H EXHIBIT ENTRIES BY THE NUMBERS:
106 State Fair Eligible Exhibits
42 4-H Members
97 Livestock Exhibitors (beef, poultry, rabbit, market lamb, dairy goat, market goat, feeder calf, and market hog)
YOUTH LIVESTOCK SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION
Daviess County 4-H held the 2nd Annual Youth Livestock Scholarship Auction. At this event, participants are able to bid on animals exhibited at the Daviess County Fair by 4-H and/or FFA youth. Youth receive the winning bids in the form of a scholarship which can be used for college accounts; to grow their herd; purchase food, maintenance, and animal care; or begin special livestock-related entrepreneurship endeavors. Thank you to all of the sponsors, volunteers, & participants! (view pdf for the picture)
KENTUCKY STATE FAIR
Four youth represented Daviess County 4-H at the KY State Fair Livestock Shows. Easton Fuqua, Carrie Kuegel, and Savanna Kuegel participated in the 4-H Cattle and Swine shows. Russell Westerfield participated in the 4-H Poultry Showmanship Contest earning a blue ribbon! (view pdf for pictures and listing of 4-H exhibits)
APPLE CRUMB DESSERT
Find the recipe here: https://www.planeatmove.com/recipes/recipe/apple-crumb-dessert/
September 11 4-H Teen Board, 4:30 p.m.
September 14 4-H Poultry Club, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
September 18 Young Riders 4-H Horse Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
September 21 4-H Rabbit Club, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
4-H Dairy Goat Club, 6:45-7:30 p.m.
September 25 4-H Homeschool Club, 5:00 p.m.
September 26 4-H Cooking Club, 5:00-6:30 p.m.*
September 27 4-H Cloverbud Cooking Club, 4:00-5:00 p.m.*
October 3 DC Achievers Club, 6:00 p.m., Joe Ford Nature Center
October 5 4-H Cloverbud Club, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
4-H Horticulture Club, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
*RSVP to ensure enough supplies are available. Call 270-685-8480 or email email@example.com
More information on Daviess County 4-H Clubs, including all meeting dates, can be found on our website at https://daviess.ca.uky.edu/4h-clubs
All meetings / events are held at the Daviess County Cooperative Extension Office unless otherwise stated. If you see a club or event you are interested in, just show up unless it is stated to sign up ahead of time.
YOUTH HEALTH BULLETIN
Find it here: https://fcs-hes.ca.uky.edu/files/0923-healthbulletin-youth.pdf