Fairfax is taking over Congress! Where are you?
The official page for all things 4-H in Fairfax County, Virginia! 4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension.
4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H is rich with learning experiences where young people partner with caring adults and volunteers in a fellowship unlike any other program available to youth today. Through 4-H, young people are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H's "learning by doing" philosophy of youth development. Developing Confident Leaders Standing for head, heart, hands, and health, 4-H uses more than a century of experience in youth development programming to build strong, confident leaders. Young people in the 4-H community learn leadership, citizenship, and a vast array of life skills that benefit them for the rest of their lives. Through school-based, after-school, and community clubs as well as camp settings, 4-H members pledge to build a better community, country, and world. Ready for the Future 4-H participants are youth, ages 5 to 19, taking part in programs provided as the result of actions planned and initiated by Extension personnel in cooperation with volunteers. With a direct connection to research at Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, 4-H is the first experience many young people have with higher education. 4-H is characterized as being community-centered, volunteer-led, Extension-staff supervised, research-based, home- and family-oriented, publicly and privately funded, and responsive to change. Join Us Virginia 4-H welcomes you to get a glimpse of what 4-H is all about. Explore this website to see what 4-H'ers are up to, or contact the Fairfax County 4-H Extension Agent to find out how you can learn about all that 4-H has to offer
Mission: The mission of 4-H is to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults, in a hands-on environment.
Fairfax is taking over Congress! Where are you?
Camp Registration is now CLOSED
Can't Wait till June 30th!
Its Kudos Wednesday.
Club Highlight: Sam Clemens Farms
June 6th was the first-ever Sam Clemens Farm 4-H fishing meet-up at Cook Lake in Alexandria.
We had 11 youth members and 5 adult volunteers in attendance. Many of our youth members had never been fishing before. We had great success with our homemade fishing rods built from salvaged bamboo at Twain.
Below are pictures of our group and some of their catches.
FYI check out the Horse Important Deadlines.
County Council Meeting Tonight!
Send your County Council Representative...and...
Bonus!! Each attendee earns their club points towards the Fair Club Supporter Award!!
All Animal Validation forms for fair are due to the Extension Office by the close of business today May 31st.
The office closes at 4:30 pm
We must have the ORGINAL forms no copies.
Forms can be found at http://fairfax4h.weebly.com/fairfax-county-4-h-fair.html
Chick Drop Off Today
From 12 pm - 5 pm. 10th Floor of the Pennino Building. See you Soon!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the 4-H moms. We appreciate you for your hardwork, dedication, and sacrifices.
Check out our Capital Baptist Imagineers. At their recent club meeting the youth locate different countries around the world and talk about the origin of mother’s day. Members then made a fudgy snack cake in a jar with a carnation-styled paper flower to give to their mother or grandmother.
Check them out. Their next meeting is June 4th.
Declarations are closing tonight at 11:59 p.m.
GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS?!?!?
Congrats to our Sam Clemens Farm 4-H Club Leader Chris Kniesly on receiving the USDA’s 2019 Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award.
Chris, is a life science teacher at Twain Middle School in Alexandria, VA. The students grow lettuce hydroponically, raise crayfish, cultivate mushrooms and produce 'hot' compost to learn important plant biology and aquaculture lessons.
Scholarship Applications for Camp are due today. To obtain forms visit: http://fairfax4h.weebly.com/faa-4-h-jr-camp.html
Congress Registration is Open!
If you have any question, please contact the office.
Online registration for 4-H State Congress is now LIVE!
We can't wait to welcome our VA 4-H'ers to the VT campus this June! All participants (youth & adults) must register through 4HOnline to attend State 4-H Congress. If you have questions, work with your county 4-H staff and visit the newly updated State 4-H Congress page, complete with dates, forms, and tip sheets: http://bit.ly/2L3USvs
Register online: va.4honline.com
Check out the Fairfax City Community Club doing community service at their sponsored park, Pat Rodio Park.
Live in the Fairfax Area: Check out their club! Next meeting is May 14th @ 7:30 PM
It's is an EGG-Citing Day. Egg Pick up is until 1:00 pm today.
Hope to see you soon.
District Contest Day took place on April 6th at Warren County High School. We have several 4-Hers compete. A total of 9 placed! Great Job!
County Council Tonight
Fairfax City Community Club visited The Lamb Center to present them with the money that they raised from the Fall Festival bake sale. While at the center they received a tour of how the center functions and helps with the Homeless community within Fairfax County.
Kudos to you!
Check out our Club Highlight of the week: Virginia Trotters 4H Horse Club
They went to EquiSmartz this past weekend and placed 6th overall. With two of the youth placing in the top 10 for the individual awards.
Kudos to Virginia Trotters 4H Horse Club
Another successful Equismartz 2019 in the books! We're grateful for the hard work, travel, time, and talent 4-H'ers pour into this event each year.
#InspireKidstoDo Virginia 4-H Horse Program
Isn't it Egg-Citing that Spring is here? Don't forget to register for this year's Embryology program.
Please Register by April 4th at: https://forms.gle/zGbjzPvC5ARcfPCVA
Payments can be made either by check or online:
Mail: Make Check out to Treasurer of Virginia Tech
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1050
Fairfax, VA 22035
Giving Day was such a success! Fairfax County won the VCE Office Challenge with 85 donations. Winning the challenge gave us an additional $2,500 towards scholarship within the Extension office.
We thank each of you for your generous donation. Thanks for thinking about our youth.
We say 4-H grows here; it is true. Listen to Mounika's experience with Fairfax County 4-H.
Your $5+ donations is greatly appreciated. If you would like to still donate we have a little under 3 hours left. You can donate at: https://givingday.vt.edu/giving-day/8755/donate?dept=13971&des=46304.
Don't forget to select Fairfax County.
We're in our last hours of Giving Day!
Fairfax 4-H alum Mounika Ponakala tells us what she’s learned and applied in life from her time in Virginia 4-H. With your support, Virginia 4-H can continue to provide a setting of learning and fellowship for true leaders like Mounika.
Make your gift before 12 pm! http://bit.ly/VCE4HGD19
It’s Giving Day at Virginia Tech! I made a donation to Fairfax County Extension Office and you should,
Just Click the Link below and use the Dropdown Box to select Fairfax County.
Thanks for your Donation! All donations will go towards scholarships for our Fairfax County Youth! #4HGrowsHere
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VA Trotters: Both Jr. & Sr Teams Placed 2nd in the HorseBowl. They will be competing in EquiSmartz March 22nd.
County Contest Day: Over 30 Blue Ribbons were given out to the contestants. Clubs represented: Falls Church CC, Rabbit & Cavy & Hoofers & Heifers. District Contest will be April 6th.
We are proud of you! Keep up the good work. 4-H Grows Here!
It's that time of year! See our website to register and participate. April 23-May 17
Registered 4-H members- sign-up by Sunday, March 3rd @ http://fairfax4h.weebly.com/county-contest-day.html
Check out Virginia Trotters 4-H Club! Fantastic job at the Northern District Hippology Contest!! We are so proud of you.
County Council Meeting tonight ONLINE ONLY!
4-H members, check your e-mail for details.
4-H Camp Registration is open! June 30-July4, 2019
See our website for details: http://fairfax4h.weebly.com/2019-faa-4-h-jr-camp.html
County Council Meeting Reminder: Tonight 7pm-8pm
Check it out!
Achievement Night Success! Our members, adults, and volunteers are amazing!!
Tonight @ 6pm
We had a blast with Officer Training complete with Parliamentary Procedure via trail mix!
Master Food Volunteers of Northern Virginia
Clean, safe water is essential to health and nutrition. Beyond bacteria and other obvious contaminants, well water can contain high levels of sodium, heavy metals, etc. Know what's in your water to take control of your health! https://register.ext.vt.edu/portal/events/reg/participantTypeSelection.do?method=load&entityId=129963
The 2018 4-H Fair Catalog and entry system is now available! Please check out the catalog at: http://fairfax4h.weebly.com/uploads/2/9/4/0/29404907/2018_fair_catalog.pdf! I can't wait to see all the exciting entries we receive this year!
Happy Friday! Here's what's happening today AND this weekend
🍀7/6/2018- NOVA Scoop Programming meeting at 10:00am
🍀7/6/2018-Krazy for K-9s Club Meeting at 6:30pm
🍀7/7/2018-7/11/2018- Virginia Hokie Horse Camp
🍀7/8/2018-7/14/2018-Citizenship Washington Focus
🍀7/8/2018-Bee Yard Field Work starting at 3:30pm
Have a wonderful weekend!
🍀7/5/2018- 7/8/2018- W.E. Skelton Summer Family Camp
🍀7/5/5018-Sam Clemens Club Meeting at 2:30pm
🍀7/5/2018-Virginia Trotters Club Meeting at 6:30pm
🍀7/5/2018-Belvoir Bullets Club Meeting at 6:30pm
Happy Independance Day!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸
🍀7/4/2018- Join us at the Fairfax City 4th of July Parade!
Now for Wednesdays Weekly Reminders:
🍀2018 Shooting Education Camp at Holiday Lake
If you are interested in learning more about the Shooting Education Project through the 4-H Program, then this camp would be a great camp for you! This camp is open to 4-H Members ages 12 - 16 with interest and/or experience with firearms. You can either bring your own or borrow Holiday Lake's firearms. This course includes shooting safety education, shooting fundamentals and theory, marksmanship instruction, competitive shoot with a special after and evening programs such as reloading, Seneca Run, Laser Shot, Campfire and much more. The courses available at this camp are small bore rifle, shotgun, air rifle, pistol, Muzzleloading and archery. This camp will be held at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center August 5 - 9, 2018. Registration is due July 13th.
The iLeadership Institute offers a week of fun, innovative, engaging and interactive sessions that will enhance the ability of 4-H youth to serve in local, district, state and national 4-H leadership roles. This program will be held July 16 - 20, 2018. These include 4-H club leaders, camp counselors, members of 4-H Cabinet, State & National Congress, and as conference participants. The iLeadership Institute is a great summer leadership opportunity for youth to be introduced to STEAM activities, team-building and networking, hands-on workshops, distinguished speakers, etiquette dinner, creating personal action plans, and much more.
It's time to get collecting! Start an insect collection and have it judged at the Hokie BugFest on October 20th. The BugFest will be held from 10AM - 5PM at the Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Collect as many insects as you can and identify them as accurately as possible. Pin them or store them in your freezer until you are ready to pin them. Each collection should have no more than 50 specimens.
Enjoy the fireworks!! 🎆🎆
Good Morning, everyone!
🍀7/03/2018-Capital Baptist Imagineers Club meeting at 1:00pm
Have a great day!
Good Morning, 4-H!
🍀7/02/2018- Hampton Horsefeathers Meeting at 7:00pm
Don't forget to stay hydrated today! 💦
Happy Friday! Here's what's happening today AND this weekend!
🍀6/29/2018- NOVA Scoop Programming Meeting- 10:00am-4:00pm
🍀6/29/2018- Krazy for K-9's Club Meeting- 6:30-7:30pm
🍀7/1/2018- Bee Yard Fieldwork starting at 3:30pm
Have a wonderful weekend!!
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4-H is a community of 7 million young people across the world learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H members participate in fun, hands-on learning activities with focuses on science, engineering and technology, healthy living, and citizenship. Under the leadership of 4-H National Headquarters at USDA, the Cooperative Extension System and its 111 Land-Grant Universities, 4-H delivers research-driven programs through its 3,500 4-H Extension Agents in every county across America. We are part of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital, family, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.
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