Loudoun County 4-H

Loudoun County 4-H We are the Youth Development Program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Participate in a variety of program offerings and camps where you learn by doing with hands on activities.

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05/28/2020

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What do the bugs in your backyard like? ๐ŸฆŸ๐Ÿ๐Ÿœ Try this experiment this weekend to see what attracts insects best!
#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome #Bugs

4-H Virginia Cooperative Extension VSU College of Agriculture

Calling all 9-12 year olds! Join us for our Loudoun-Fauquier Virtual Camp Classes beginning next week! Registration is F...
05/19/2020

Calling all 9-12 year olds! Join us for our Loudoun-Fauquier Virtual Camp Classes beginning next week! Registration is FREE, but required for each individual class. We hope you're able to join us! ๐Ÿ€

05/19/2020
4-H

Congratulations to the 4-H Graduating Class of 2020! ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽ‰

Jennifer Sirangelo, President & CEO of National 4-H Council, shares a special message to our 4-H family in the Class of 2020!

We're so proud of our Loudoun County 4-H Graduating Seniors! ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽ“
05/18/2020

We're so proud of our Loudoun County 4-H Graduating Seniors! ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽ“

Are you a #4HGrown member of the #Classof2020? Update your profile picture with this new frame to celebrate your accomplishments and show your #4H spirit! ๐ŸŽ“

05/18/2020

Calling all Loudoun County 4-H All Stars! The State All Star Committee is in need of photos/short videos for their online Welcome Event this year.

Please send us a message or respond below if you'd like to help and we'll pass on the details! It's super easy and a great way to support the Virginia 4-H All Stars organization! ๐Ÿ€

#Service #LoCo4H #VA4HAllStars

Here's another fun activity to try at home. (Just make sure to contain your glitter! ๐ŸŽ‰)
05/18/2020

Here's another fun activity to try at home. (Just make sure to contain your glitter! ๐ŸŽ‰)

Do you get angry sometimes?๐Ÿ˜ก What about a little worried about something? ๐Ÿ˜จ Make a calming glitter jar to help you calm down and be less stressed.๐Ÿ˜Š
Tune in to our Mindfulness Mondays session today at 1 p.m. to learn more about focus and calm!

#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome #InspireKidsToDo

4-H Ohio State - 4-H Youth Development Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Consumer Sciences, Virginia Cooperative Extension VSU College of Agriculture

Join VCE-Loudoun for "Science in the Garden" tomorrow at 2pm! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ
05/12/2020

Join VCE-Loudoun for "Science in the Garden" tomorrow at 2pm! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ

PARENTS, OUR ZOOM SESSION THIS WEEK IS SUITED FOR ELEMENTARY AGED STUDENTS
Join us Wednesday, 5/13/2020 at 2 p.m. for our VCE Loudoun Zoom session โ€œScience in the Garden for Elementary Studentsโ€ as VCE Master Gardener Diane Bayless gives us a narrated tour through her garden. Learn about the role of plants, soil, and nature within our ecosystem.
Simply click on the session link just before it is scheduled to begin and enter the password provided below:

https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/98480261588
Meeting ID: 984 8026 1588
Password: 004442
Phone: 301-715-8592

Virginia Cooperative Extension, Loudoun County
05/06/2020

Virginia Cooperative Extension, Loudoun County

Extension agents from Albemarle, Fauquier and Loudoun County have teamed to develop and present a webinar series focused on HORSE PASTURE MANAGEMENT scheduled Thursday May 7th (7PM) and each subsequent through Thursday June 18th. The webinars provide 30 minutes of information followed by 30 minutes of questions/discussion.

Participants MUST register IN ADVANCE: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lBeJyWnaSJ6D3XwFDviekQ.

The programs are free. Topics are listed in the flyer below.

Check out the Virginia 4-H activity today!  This looks like fun!  Take a photo and tag us and Virginia 4-H with the hash...
05/06/2020

Check out the Virginia 4-H activity today! This looks like fun! Take a photo and tag us and Virginia 4-H with the hashtags and show us what you created!
#LoCo4H #4HAtHome #VA4HActivityOfTheDay

Raid the recycling bin and build a rubber band car! ๐Ÿš— Take a photo or video of your creation and share it with us!

Instructions here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/4Hrubberbandcar

#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome #InspireKidsToDo
4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

05/05/2020
Virginia 4-H

Enjoy playing video games? Learn how to create your own using Scratch! ๐ŸŽฎ

Want to learn how to create your own video game? Eli will show you how!

He's using Scratch, and you can too! ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://scratch.mit.edu/

Join VCE for a variety of virtual farm tours and learn about a new Virginia grown food each week! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿ‡https://bit.ly/2zQY...
05/05/2020

Join VCE for a variety of virtual farm tours and learn about a new Virginia grown food each week! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿ‡

https://bit.ly/2zQYNXl

In the Virginia Virtual Farm to Table Program, participants will take virtual tours of Virginia farms to learn how:
*Virginia grown food is produced and prepared
*To prepare new recipes from the foods that are produced on local farms
*VCE professionals, farmers, and food businesses are cultivating healthy food, farms, and communities

Each session will focus on a new food and will be 40 minutes long. All sessions will take place on Fridays at 2 PM. Our first session will be on May 15th and will be focused on Strawberries. There are currently 17 sessions of this program (two more are in the works!) that people can sign up for. You can see the full list of offerings at this link: https://bit.ly/2zQYNXl
Virginia Cooperative Extension VSU College of Agriculture

05/04/2020
Virginia Cooperative Extension, Loudoun County

Upcoming online classroom sessions from VCE-Loudoun!

Below is the schedule for our upcoming FREE virtual classroom sessions. Simply click on the session link just before it is scheduled to begin and enter the password provided below. Please join us and share this post!

Wednesday 2 PM 5/13/2020 - Science in the Garden for
Elementary Students
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/98480261588
Meeting ID: 984 8026 1588
Password: 004442
Phone: 301-715-8592

Wednesday 2 PM 5/20/2020 - Pollinators
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/93510763740
Meeting ID: 935 1076 3740
Password: 012003
Phone: 301-715-8592

If you have missed our live webinar sessions, you can now view them at the AgroEcologyHub website. Just click on the link below to view:
https://www.agroecologyhub.info/recorded-webinars.html

Feedback from viewers is to use Chrome as your browser.

Fun little science experiment!
05/04/2020

Fun little science experiment!

Why should you brush your teeth? ๐ŸฆทTry this experiment to find out! ๐Ÿ˜
#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome #InspireKidsToDo

4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

We know you've got it! Show us your 4-H GREEN! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ’š
05/01/2020

We know you've got it! Show us your 4-H GREEN! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ’š

๐Ÿ€It's the last day of #Virginia4H Spirit Week, so we want to see your 4-H green! ๐Ÿ€ #WeAreVA4H

It's looking to be a beautiful weekend! Spend some time outside capturing the beauty that surrounds us. ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ๐ŸŒธ
04/30/2020

It's looking to be a beautiful weekend! Spend some time outside capturing the beauty that surrounds us. ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ๐ŸŒธ

HAPPY 50th EARTH DAY!
In celebration of Earthโ€™s Day 50th Anniversary, our 2020 Photo Contest theme is โ€œEarth Day Everyday.โ€ Capture those vibrant moments and express what earth day everyday looks like to you! The contest is open from March 1 โ€“ July 31, 2020. More information can be found @ https://vaswcd.org/photocontest

Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District
04/30/2020

Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District

Have a student bored at home? Check out this fun project - the Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest. This year's theme is "WHERE WOULD WE BEE WITHOUT POLLINATORS?" The contest is open to all Loudoun County public, private and homeschooled students in grades Kโ€”12. A photo of your child's masterpiece can be submitted online.
More info can be found here: www.loudounsoilandwater.com/education/swsw-poster-contest

Though it may not be rainbow "weather" today (finally some sunshine!), take some time to create your own rainbow at home...
04/29/2020

Though it may not be rainbow "weather" today (finally some sunshine!), take some time to create your own rainbow at home! ๐ŸŒˆ

Create a rainbow in a jar! ๐ŸŒˆThe density of different types of liquids keeps all the colors from blending together.
Try it! ๐Ÿ‘‰https://bit.ly/4HLiquidLayers
#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome #InspireKidsToDo
4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

Today is Share Your Story in Virginia 4-H, so Mama Kim will share hers!  Hi! My 4-H Story starts way back in the last ce...
04/28/2020

Today is Share Your Story in Virginia 4-H, so Mama Kim will share hers! Hi! My 4-H Story starts way back in the last century! I attended 4-H camp with my cousins back when I was 10 years old. Many won't believe this, but I was a bit of a quiet kid. I came back again when I was 12 or 13 and I was then considered a new camper and I was still quiet. At the end of the week, I was awarded the "Hands" award and the Camp Director, Georgia Holder came and told me that she had seen me helping others. She encouraged me to come back as a CIT the next summer and my life was changed!

That spark of interest then grew into 5 more years of Camp involvement and it really influenced my life. During those years, I also became an FFA member. Our chapter was dual enrolled as a 4-H Club and I had to have a project. My parents agreed to build a pen for sheep and I started showing animals in my Junior year of High School. All of the experiences I had during that short but action packed 4-H career made a huge impact on my life!

Fast forward a few years and the opportunity to work in the local 4-H office came up. My husband and I had been volunteering with the livestock judging team, so I was familiar with the program. For almost 20 years, I have had the opportunity to give back to a program that profoundly affected my life. In return, I have met some of the most wonderful people through my job! I've had the chance to be a mentor to many youth in the last 20 years. In helping them grow, I have grown myself and I am beyond blessed to work in Loudoun 4-H!

Continuing into Virginia 4-H Spirit Week, itโ€™s TELL YOUR 4-H STORY TUESDAY! ๐Ÿ““โœ๏ธโค๏ธHow did you get involved? What goals ha...
04/28/2020

Continuing into Virginia 4-H Spirit Week, itโ€™s TELL YOUR 4-H STORY TUESDAY! ๐Ÿ““โœ๏ธโค๏ธ

How did you get involved? What goals have you achieved? Share your 4-H story with us!

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Ms. Carlyโ€™s 4-H Story:

โ€œMy 4-H journey began at the age of 10, when I visited the Loudoun County Fair for the first time. It was there that my parents bought me my first rabbit, which led to my initial enrollment in the Loudoun County 4-H program that October.

In the eight years that followed, after learning about all of the opportunities that 4-H provides, I jumped at the chance to get more involved in both club and county activities. I served in various club officer roles, on the countyโ€™s Teen Council and emceed a wide variety of county contests. In 2006, I attended my first 4-H State Congress and was inducted into the Virginia 4-H All Stars.

My last few years as a 4-H member were the best I couldโ€™ve ever asked for, as I achieved the top goals I had set for myself. In addition to becoming an All Star, I helped grow our club from eight members to over forty, was named Miss Loudoun County Fair and was the Senior Champion in Round Robin; an all-species showmanship competition that I've had the pleasure of organizing since 2010.

In 2012, after graduating college, I returned home to Loudoun and volunteered as a 4-H Club Leader for four years. During that time, I also served on the Loudoun Fair & Associates Board of Directors, one of Loudoun 4-Hโ€™s biggest supporters. In 2016, I was blessed with the opportunity to turn my passion into a career when I was offered the position of 4-H Extension Agent.

Being a part of 4-H was not a family tradition for me. As a first generation 4-Her, Iโ€™m eternally grateful for the organization that has shaped my life. I gained knowledge, lasting friendships, life-long mentors and learned life skills that made me the person I am today. 4-H has always been a true passion of mine and I continue to love every minute of it

Thank you 4-H for showing me how to forge my own path and to lead others along the way.โ€

#4HGrowsTrueLeaders #LoCo4H

Build your own butterfly! ๐Ÿฆ‹
04/28/2020

Build your own butterfly! ๐Ÿฆ‹

It's almost time for butterflies to come out, but since they're not quite here yet, you can make your own beautiful butterfly to hang on your window! ๐Ÿฆ‹
Instructions ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/4HStainedGlassButterfly
#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome #InspireKidsToDo 4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

LoCo 4-H hosted a Zoom session today on how to make a Granny Square!  We will post a video tutorial here as soon as we c...
04/27/2020

LoCo 4-H hosted a Zoom session today on how to make a Granny Square! We will post a video tutorial here as soon as we can! If you crochet and want to help our cause, we are looking for Granny Squares about 5 in. x 5 in. in any color to piece together for a blanket that can be raffled/auctioned to benefit the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center. I used a 5.5 mm hook and #4 yarn, but you can use any size to achieve gauge.

Today kicks off Virginia 4-H Spirit Week! ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽ‰It's MENTOR MONDAY --- Who is your 4-H role model? Give them a shout-out in ...
04/27/2020

Today kicks off Virginia 4-H Spirit Week! ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽ‰

It's MENTOR MONDAY --- Who is your 4-H role model? Give them a shout-out in the comments!

๐Ÿ€We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how about YOU?! ๐Ÿ€
Join in #Virginia4H Spirit Week starting next Monday 4/27! Get creative and show us how much you love 4-H! ๐Ÿ’š
#WeAreVA4H

Virginia 4-H
04/25/2020

Virginia 4-H

You take selfies all the time, right? ๐Ÿคณ Try these steps to be more creative while snapping photos of yourself! ๐Ÿ“ธ

#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome #Selfies 4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

We're learning new skills all over here in LoCo!
04/24/2020

We're learning new skills all over here in LoCo!

Want to learn how to sew or already love to sew? Make your own 4-H tote bag! ๐Ÿ‘œ๐Ÿ€

๐ŸงตSewing instructions from JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/4HToteBag

#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome #JOANNhearts4H

4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

Join us Monday at 2 p.m. and learn to crochet a Granny Square! The challenge is to send in your square to be put togethe...
04/23/2020

Join us Monday at 2 p.m. and learn to crochet a Granny Square! The challenge is to send in your square to be put together for an afghan to raffle or auction the quilt to benefit the Northern Virginia 4-H Center! https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/94992523283
Pass code: 882179

Sheep and Goat Club members check this out!! You can get certified at home!
04/23/2020

Sheep and Goat Club members check this out!! You can get certified at home!

Start making plans for a Memorial Day Campout!
04/23/2020

Start making plans for a Memorial Day Campout!

Need to get out of the house? Go camping in your backyard! โ›บ๏ธ
More #BackyardCamping ideas: https://bit.ly/HEBackyardCamping

#Virginia4H #VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome 4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

NEW DATE: 4-H State Horse Show
04/22/2020

NEW DATE: 4-H State Horse Show

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the decision has been made to postpone the 2020 Virginia 4-H Horse and Pony Championships.

The NEW DATE is OCTOBER 22-25. The show schedule will remain the same.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR QUALIFYING AND DEADLINE INFORMATION!

Wear purple today and throughout the month to show support for military kids! Feel free to share pictures of you helping...
04/22/2020

Wear purple today and throughout the month to show support for military kids! Feel free to share pictures of you helping turn Virginia Purple to #Virginia4H! ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’œ

"Purple Up" for military kids today! ๐Ÿ’œ Purple symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of U.S. Army green, U.S. Marine Corps red, and U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and United States Air Force blue.
๐Ÿ‘šWear purple to support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. ๐Ÿ€ ๐Ÿ“ธ Share photos of your purple attire with us! ๐Ÿคฉ #PurpleUp #Virginia4H #TheyServeToo 4-H U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Happy Earth Day! Be sure to spend some time outside today and explore the beautiful planet we call home. ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒบ
04/22/2020

Happy Earth Day! Be sure to spend some time outside today and explore the beautiful planet we call home. ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒบ

It's the 5๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃth anniversary of #EarthDay! ๐ŸŒŽ Get outside and see what critters you can find in nature! ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‡
Learn more about vertebrate animals ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/4HClassifyWildlife
#Virginia4H #Virginia4HActivityOfTheDay #InspireKidsToDo #4HatHome 4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

Grow your own herbs to use in future family dinner recipes!
04/21/2020

Grow your own herbs to use in future family dinner recipes!

Create an herb garden using mason jars, and use the herbs you grow to cook healthy, flavorful meals. ๐ŸŒฑ
#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HatHome #InspireKidsToDo 4-H California 4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

04/21/2020
Gardner-Small Show Pigs

Any Swine Club members still looking for pigs, you can reach out to Gardner-Small Show Pigs in time to show!

Hi everyone! We hope you are all staying safe at this time. If you are still looking for your
4-H/FFA projects we have a few pigs left to go!

As we enter another day of quarantine, I've been looking for ways to be positive and grateful!  Take moment today to bri...
04/21/2020

As we enter another day of quarantine, I've been looking for ways to be positive and grateful! Take moment today to brighten someone's day!

Help spread some joy by writing a note to a friend or parent to tell them why you appreciate them. ๐Ÿฅฐ

#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #MindfulnessMondays #4HAtHome 4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension Ohio State University Extension Ohio State - 4-H Youth Development

Who doesn't love homemade butter and whipped cream?! Give it a try!
04/20/2020

Who doesn't love homemade butter and whipped cream?! Give it a try!

Whip up some homemade butter and whipped cream for your family using a few simple ingredients! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ

#Virginia4H #VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome Tennessee 4-H 4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

Virginia 4-H
04/17/2020

Virginia 4-H

What evidence of wildlife can you find without actually seeing an animal? ๐ŸพGet outside and see what kinds of critters are in your yard! ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿก
Learn how! ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/4Hwildlifesigns

#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome #InspireKidsToDo 4-H Virginia Cooperative Extension VSU College of Agriculture

Address

750 Miller Drive, SE, Suite F-3
Leesburg, VA
20175

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(703) 777-0373

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The Loudoun County 4H Poultry Club will hold it's first scrapbooking/crafting fundraiser on Saturday, 20 January 2018 from 8am to 3pm at Sykes Hall, located on the Loudoun Fairgrounds (16558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg, VA). Attendees must be 16 years of age or older, thank you. Cost of attendance is $25 per person. All proceeds benefit the the Loudoun County 4H Poultry Club. The fee includes 7 hours of distraction free scrapbooking/crafting, 6 feet of work space, breakfast items, snacks and lunch. Registration form can be found at: https://goo.gl/forms/AOYnCY3mV1Yw90DF2 Payment: Please make checks out to: "Treasurer, Virginia Tech" with "Poultry Crop" on the memo line. Send payment to: Teresia Scott c/o Poultry Club, 16722 Hamilton Station Road, Hamilton, VA 20158. **No refund unless event is cancelled. If you have questions, please contact Teresia Scott at 540-338-5138 (if no answer, leave a message).
The Rusty Kiss A Pig tshirt campaign ends today. Who doesn't love a pig wearing a bow tie? I know - it's precious. You'll be the talk at every summer barbecue. It's quite the conversation starter. Get yours before time runs out. All of the dollars raised from this campaign support 4-H scholarships for kids in Loudoun County. #thinkloudoun #kissapig #loudouncounty #leesburg #4H #scholarships #donations #share #pigs #kisses #kiss #loudouncountyfair #loudounpossible
The Rusty Kiss A Pig tshirt campaign ends today. Who doesn't love a pig wearing a bow tie? I know - it's precious. You'll be the talk at every summer barbecue. It's quite the conversation starter. Get yours before time runs out. All of the dollars raised from this campaign support 4-H scholarships for kids in Loudoun County. #thinkloudoun #kissapig #loudouncounty #leesburg #4H #scholarships #donations #share #pigs #kisses #kiss #loudouncountyfair #loudounpossible