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December 4-H Newsletter

Check out the December 4-H Newsletter to see what’s coming up for Marion County 4-H’ers: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/12/December-2017-4-H-Newsletter.pdf 

Contact the Marion County Extension Office (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu for questions.

November 4-H Newsletter

4-H Horse Camp Participants

Check out the November 4-H Newsletter to see what’s coming up for Marion County 4-H’ers: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/11/November-2017-4-H-Newsletter.pdf

Contact the Marion County Extension Office (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu for questions.

Youth Council Meeting December 5th, 2017 5:30pm

 

Are you interested in Leadership? Come to our third Marion County 4-H Youth Council Meeting of the 2017-2018 4-H Club Year! This year’s Youth Council will plan upcoming 4-H events and activities, participate in Leadership activities, conduct community service projects, and brainstorm fun games/activities to include at this year’s 4-H County Round-Up in April! Youth Council members will serve as Marion County 4-H Ambassadors that promote 4-H in the schools and at local events.

DATE: Tuesday, December 5

TIME: 5:30pm

WHO: Any active Marion County 4-Her ages 9-18 or any youth that want to get more involved in Marion County 4-H. All are welcome!

WHERE: Winfield Community Center 400 Community St Winfield, AL 35594

COST: FREE

COMMUNITY SERVICE ITEMS: We would like for any youth council members to bring some items to donate to the Weldy Home for Girls if they feel led to do so. Here are some items they are in need of: Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Napkins, Shaving Cream, and Razors.

WHY: A youth council member will serve as a Marion County 4-H Ambassador to promote 4-H in the schools and at local events. Youth will learn leadership skills, help plan county events, and help plan/participate in Community Service Activities. We will be doing some FUN Christmas food crafts at this meeting-you don’t want to miss it! Refreshments provided.
QUESTIONS: (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu

Marion County Extension Office Hours 7:30am-4:00pm Monday-Friday

Address: 372 7th Avenue SW Hamilton, AL 35570

4-H Agent, Rebecca Danley (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu

4-H Local Photography Exhibit

4-H Local Photography Exhibit
Photo By: Ginger Avery

4-H Local Photography Project

The November-December 4-H Project will be the 4-H Local Photography Project. Any 4-Her can participate in this contest. The first place winner’s photograph will be featured in the Journal Record Newspaper. Remember 4-Her’s you need 3 points in order to go to County Round-Up this year. Entering this contest gets you 1 point (only 1 point-that does not mean you will get 4 points for entering the 4 categories). We hope to see many of you participate. This is one of the easiest projects we offer! Your school/teacher can help you with printing photographs if you don’t have access to a professional printer.

Rules: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2016/10/Photography-Exhibit.pdf

  • This is an individual event.
  • Photos may be color or black and white.
  • Photos must be 5 x 7 or smaller.
  • Photos should be mounted flat on plain white paper.
  • The photos must be original photos that you took.
  • Photos must have been taken during the current 4-H Year. (October 2017-January 2018)
  • You can enter each category one time only.

Categories are:

  1. People
  2. Animals
  3. Nature and Buildings
  4. Picture Sequence – consisting of three or more pictures that tell a story.

What Judges Will Look At ?

  • How the photo is put together – Is the photo well arranged? Did the photographer use the best angle or point of view?
  • Focus and Sharpness – Is the photo in focus? If it’s not in sharp focus, did you mean it for an artistic effect?
  • Lighting – Did you use lighting to create a mood or effect?
  • Is the picture creative?

Pictures are due at your January 4-H Club meeting! 

Questions? (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu

 

2017 4-H Sweet Potato Fundraiser

40 lb. box-$20 

Download ORDER Form: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/08/SweetPotatoFlyerHLE.pdf

Pre-orders only. Deadline to order is November 1st, 2017.  Make checks/money orders payable to Alabama 4-H Foundation when you place your order. Checks or money orders preferred. Pick-up from November 16-17 at the Marion County Extension Office 7th Avenue SW, Hamilton, AL 35570.

The 4-Her with the most sales will win a cash prize!

Drop by the Marion County Extension Office to place an order or you may mail your order to the Extension Office (payment in the mail by October 27th).

For more information call or email the 4-H Agent at (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu . Office Hours Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm Address: 372 7th Avenue SW Hamilton, AL 35570.

All proceeds go toward educational programming for 4-H in-school clubs and 4-H Events (RiverKids, Shooting Sports, Pet Show, Etc.).  

 

2017 Farm City Poster, Essay, and Multimedia Contest

Marion County Rules: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/08/Combined-Rules-1.pdf

State Rules: http://alabamafarmcity.org/

County Prizes Provided by the Marion County ALFA Farmer’s Federation

1st Place $50.00

2nd Place $25.00

3rd Place $15.00

**ALL submissions must be made to the Marion County Extension Office by October 31st, 2017. The Marion County Farm City Committee will select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. 1st Place work will be submitted by the Marion County Committee for state submission. **

DUE: October 31st, 2017 to the Marion County Extension Office.

The Alabama Farm-City Committee is excited once again to offer a Multimedia Contest, Poster Contest and Essay Contest to Marion County Youth. The contest is sponsored by Alabama Farmers Cooperative and complements the Farm-City poster and essay contests by providing students another channel to express their creativity. The 2017 theme for all three contests is “Agriculture: Food for Life.” The 2017 National Ag Day and Farm-City Week theme of “Agriculture: Food for Life” captures the essence of farming. No other industry or activity is more connected to “life” than agriculture. Farmers produce the grains, protein, fruit, vegetables, nuts and dairy products that sustain life. The food we eat is literally fuel for our bodies. Without it, life would be unsustainable. But agriculture is intertwined to “life” in other ways, too. Private farms and forestland provide habitat and food for wildlife, and support the lives of all nature’s creatures. Through conservation and environmental stewardship, farmers protect the life-giving water, air and soil on which we all depend. Life, however, is not merely a physical existence. It’s also emotional and spiritual experiences, working together to provide a healthy, well-balanced life for Earth’s inhabitants. Agriculture provides food for the “lifestyles” we enjoy because modern farming and forestry practices allow 99 percent of Americans to pursue other occupations, hobbies and volunteer activities. Without farmers providing “food for life,” our economy and culture would suffer. Food is essential. Out of necessity, people would forego science, art and other pursuits if they were forced to gather or hunt their own food. In this way, agriculture is foundational to civilization. Still, agriculture’s contributions to life continue to expand. Through biotechnology, farming is improving life around the world. Disease- and drought-resistant plants provide “food for life” in some of the poorest regions on the planet. Improved plant and animal breeding addresses nutritional and human health needs. Farms and forests generate alternative energy sources. And agricultural products are utilized every day in not only food, but also pharmaceuticals, textiles and industrial applications. Agriculture touches every aspect of our lives. From the clothes we wear and the food we eat, to the homes where we live and the cars we drive, agriculture and forest products are ever present. Farmers help conserve the resources we need and the nature we enjoy. As we celebrate National Ag Day and Farm-City Week, it’s a great opportunity to remember the diversity of “Agriculture: Food for Life.”

 

Call or email the 4-H Agent with any questions regarding this contest. (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu Office Hours 7:30am-12:00pm 12:30pm-4:00pm Monday-Friday

Fall 4-H Horse Camp October 21st

When: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 9:00am-3:00pm

Where: Alexandria Farms 850 Grady Williams Road Hamilton 35570

Ages: 9-18

Cost: $40

What To Wear: Long Pants, Boots/Tennis Shoes (NO open toed shoes)

Payment Due: Tuesday, October 17th by 4:00pm to the Marion County Extension Office 372 7th Avenue SW Hamilton, AL 35570

Forms Completed by a parent/guardian: Friday, November 4th 4:00pm

REQUIRED FORMS: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/08/Horse-Camp-Forms-and-Directions.pdf

Map from Marion County 4-H Office: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2016/10/Map.pdf

                        *Make checks payable to: Allie Trentham *

For more information call or email the Marion County Extension Office 205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu Open Mon.-Fri. 7:30AM-4:00PM 372 7th Ave. SW Hamilton, AL 35570 For more specific Horse Camp questions you can call Allie Trentham (205)495-2830

 

2017 Marion County 4-H Pet Show

4-H Pet Show

Marion County 4-H Pet Show

When? October 14th, 2017 Starting at 9:00AM-Until

Where? Tractor Supply Company Store 1500 Military St S #1, Hamilton, AL 35570

View Photos from the 2016  Event: https://www.facebook.com/pg/marioncountyal4h/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1618442285116035

Flyer: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/08/2017-4-H-Pet-Show-Flyer.pdf

PET SHOW DIVISIONS AND CATEGORIES TO ENTER:

DOGS 

_____ Costume Contest

______Largest

_____Smallest (adult, no puppies)

CATS

_____ Costume Contest

______Largest

_____Smallest (adult, no kittens)

RABBITS

_____ Costume Contest

______Largest

_____Smallest (adult)

BIRDS

_____Best Color

_____Most Vocal

_____Largest

FISH

_____Best Color

_____Most Unusual

OTHER PETS

_____Most Unusual

_____Most Like Owner

_____Costume Contest

 

Marion County 4-H Pet Show RULES

1. All pets MUST be in cages or restrained on a leash.

2. Youth CAN bring up to 3 pets.

3. Youth/animal MUST sign in upon arrival. Any youth ages 9-18 are welcome to participate. Show up before 9:00am to register.

4. Check the website/social media pages or call the Extension Office for location and times of the event.

5. No wildlife or farm animal of any kind will be permitted on site.

6. All animals must be healthy and show no signs of sickness or disease.

7. No aggressive behavior will be tolerated. If your animal cannot be controlled you will be asked to leave.

8. Each pet entry will be evaluated based upon how close the pet meets the subcategory standards.

9. All judges’ decisions are final.

10. All participants MUST be prepared to talk to the judges about their pets.

11. There must be a minimum of two entries per class in a division OR the class will be cancelled.

12. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Marion County 4-H, and Hamilton Tractor Supply Company Store will not be held responsible for any accident or loss that may occur to any animal, person, or vehicle, nor damage to any property.

13. In case of rain or inclement weather the show will be held at the Hamilton Recreation Center Pavilion across from the Marion County Courthouse Annex where the Extension office is located.
Call or Email the 4-H Agent is you have any questions (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT: Marion County Humane Society

Marion County 4-H is partnering with the Marion County Humane Society for this year’s 4-H Community Service Project. Please consider helping this worthy organization by bringing some of the items from the list below or provide monetary donations to this organization. If you can’t give items you can always give of your time. Contact the Marion County Humane Society to see how you can help today! (205) 924-3648  or mchsteammember@gmail.com Marion County 4-H will have bins set up at the 4-H Pet Show scheduled for October 14th ready to take your items to the Humane Society.  The 4-H Agent will also bring a list of items to each 4-H in-school meeting to help collect items for the Humane Society.

Items you can Donate to help:

Collars, Harnesses, Puppy Food, Kitten Food, Kitty Litter, Cedar Shavings, Dog Toys, Cat Toys, Bleach, Laundry Detergent, Crate Liners, Dog/Cat beds, Treats, Dog Houses-used or new, and Monetary gifts are always welcome to help purchase pet medications and needed supplies.

 

**Check our website (www.aces.edu) Facebook , Instagram, or Twitter Pages to stay up to date on all Marion County 4-H News and Events. Call/email your 4-H Agent with any questions: Mrs. Danley (205)921-3551 or  rgd0007@aces.edu

October 4-H Newsletter

 4-H Youth Council Members from our October Youth Council Meeting

Check out the October 4-H Newsletter to see what’s coming up for Marion County 4-H’ers: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/10/October-2017-4-H-Newsletter.pdf

Contact the Marion County Extension Office (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu for questions.

September 4-H Newsletter

Check out the September 4-H Newsletter to see what’s coming up for Marion County 4-H’ers: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/09/September-2017-4-H-Newsletter.pdf

Contact the Marion County Extension Office (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu for questions.