New Youth Agricultural Loan Program from Farm Credit of Northwest Florida

MARIANNA, FL (October 27, 2014) – In keeping with the cooperative’s commitment to support ag education programs and help rural America grow, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida has designed the Youth Agricultural Loan Program specifically to help active 4-H and FFA members to get a running start with their agriculture-related projects and future success. Farm …

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Permanent link to this article: http://calhoun.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/11/10/new-youth-agricultural-loan-program-from-farm-credit-of-northwest-florida/

Take a Bite Out of Hunger

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Join UF/IFAS Extension agents to help Take a Bite Out of Hunger.  Drop off unopened jars of peanut butter to your local UF/IFAS Extension office now through November 21, 2014.  All peanut butter collected will be donated to the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center food pantry during Farm-City Week. For more information and other drop off …

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Permanent link to this article: http://calhoun.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/10/07/take-a-bite-out-of-hunger/

4-H Youth Livestock Project Workshop

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A 2002 Texas A&M University study revealed seven life skills that parents felt their children had gained through participation in beef livestock projects. Those life skills included accepting responsibility, goal setting, developing self-discipline, developing self-motivation, increasing knowledge of the livestock industry, building positive self-esteem and learning decision making skills. To help both parents and youth …

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Permanent link to this article: http://calhoun.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/08/21/4-h-youth-livestock-project-workshop/

Lots of Summer Fun at Cloverbud Day Camp: Session 1 – Art

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Cloverbuds ages 5-7 had a lot of Summer Fun on July 8th at the first session of the Calhoun County 4-H Summer Fun Day Camp.  Session 1 was Arts Day and the Cloverbuds got creative with 3-D art sculpture.  They learned about primary and secondary colors and then experimented with colors as they painted their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://calhoun.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/07/08/lots-of-summer-fun-at-cloverbud-day-camp-session-1-art/

4-H Cooking Day Camp on July 9 – 10, 2014

Please join us for a 2 day Cooking with Fresh Veggies Day Camp on July 9 and 10 at the Calhoun County Extension Office. Class hours are 9:00am – 4:00 pm CT. Children ages 8 -13 (as of Sept 1, 2013) may enroll. Cost of the 2-day class is $20 which includes all materials, meals, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://calhoun.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/06/30/4-h-cooking-day-meets-july-9-and-10/

4-H Summer Day Camp opportunities in neighboring counties

Jackson County 4-H 2014 Summer Day Camps (All Day Camps will be held at the Jackson County Ag Complex at 2741 Pennsylvania Ave., Marianna. Snacks and drinks provided, bring a sack lunch for camps ending after 11:30AM.) Day Camps fill up quickly. and are first-come, first-serve. 4-H Enrollment & Day Camp Registration Forms are required. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://calhoun.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/06/20/4-h-summer-day-camp-opportunities-in-neighboring-counties/

4-H Cloverbud Summer Fun Day Camps in July

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Calhoun County 4-H invites children ages 5, 6 and 7 (as of September 1, 2013) to enjoy our Cloverbud Summer Fun Day Camps. We will have loads of fun learning about bugs, art, science, and we will also have a Fiesta! The meet dates are July 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 9 am – …

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Permanent link to this article: http://calhoun.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/06/06/4-h-cloverbud-summer-fun-day-camps-in-july/

Emergency Preparedness Expo Saturday June 7th!

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Be prepared for any emergency and have fun learning how at Saturday’s Emergency Preparedness Expo in Blountstown at the 4-H Youth Camp in Sam Atkins Park!  Please click on the following Event Flyer (Emergency Preparedness Event Flyer) and see the agenda outlined below:  

Permanent link to this article: http://calhoun.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/06/05/emergency-preparedeness-expo-satuday-june-7th/

Support Florida 4-H by making your Amazon purchases through smile.amazon.com

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://calhoun.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/05/29/support-florida-4-h-by-making-your-amazon-purchases-through-smile-amazon-com/

4-H Tropicana County Wide Winners

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013-2014 Calhoun County Tropicana Speech Competition.  All competitors have already competed twice: once in their classroom and once in their school.  The top three school winners from each division, Elementary and Middle School, then go on to compete in the County Wide Competition.  The two first …

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Permanent link to this article: http://calhoun.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/05/13/4-h-tropicana-county-wide-winners/

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