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Internships Still Open

Internship positions are still open! Rising college juniors, seniors, and college grads (degree must be relevant to Extension) are eligible to apply. Click the link for more details!

Spring Workshops Canceled

Due to low registrations and location issues, Cloverbud workshops scheduled for the spring have been canceled. Please keep an eye out for future events--and send your suggestions our way!

State 4-H Congress Information Available

Information about this year's 4-H Congress is now available at the link here. A few key points are highlighted below: 

  • State 4-H Congress is scheduled for June 19-22, 2017
  • Cost to attend is $220-Full Time
  • Cost to attend as a one-day delegate is $45
  • Lodging will be in Pritchard (Males) and Lee (Females)
  • Congress Headquarters will be in Pritchard Lounge
  • Registration for all (youth and adults) will be handled via 4HOnline and will go live on April 7. Tip sheets on how to register are attached. You must have a 4HOnline profile in order to register.
  • Please remember that participation in a competition will result in earning scholarship funds (see below). If you did not participate in a contest, but there is a need for financial assistance, please contact Karrin at the office.
    • Congress delegates are eligible to receive only one of the following incentives from the State Office:
      • County Contest Participants who Earn a Blue Ribbon: $20
        • The highest scorers will only win the $150 from the county, not an additional $20
      • District Contest Participants: $30
        • Highest scorers can earn $180 ($150 county prize + $30 district participation)
      • District Purple Ribbon Winners: $50
        • Highest scorers can earn $200 ($150 county prize + $50 district best in show)
  • If you are interested in running for an ambassador or Cabinet position, please let Karrin know and she will send you the information.
  • State 4-H Congress Registration will close at 5 PM on May 5.
  • Payment and forms, if applicable, will be due to the State 4-H Office no later than May 12.
  • Want to attend State 4-H Congress for free? Consider finding sponsors to be Congress Heroes. If a 4-Her is successful in securing $300 in Clover sponsorships, their full registration fee will be refunded to them. If $250 is secured, half of the registration fee will be refunded. All youth you secure ANY amount of hero sponsorships will be entered in a drawing for some awesome 4-H prizes. See the attachment for more information.
  • This year's service project will be the Micah's Backpack Program and Dry Soup Packing for the New River Valley Agency on Aging.  We ask that all who attend Congress (youth and adults) bring some items to contribute to this service project effort.  Attached, you will find a list of items needed.  The district who brings the most donations, will win a cool 4-H bracelet for everyone in the district who attends Congress.  
  • Dollars for the Dominican is our fundraising project for this year. The goal of this program is to give Virginia 4-H high school students an opportunity to travel to a Spanish speaking, developing country to interact with their peers. While there the 4-Hers work with local Dominican teen partners to conduct an environmental 4-H Day Camp for Dominican children, learn about Dominican culture and food, and conduct at least one service project in the local community. There will be several opportunities throughout the week of Congress to donate to this cause. Please consider bringing money to support this effort.


Scottsville 4-H Garden Club

Great opportunity for youth who attend Scottsville Elementary!

"Come work in the garden with us! The Scottsville PTO, parent volunteers, and teachers at Scottsville Elementary shall host an 8 week 4-H Garden Club. Activities to include bed prep, caring for plants, native pollinator plants, creating trellises, composting, farm to table. This is a hands-on club, outdoors rain or shine.

If you and your child(ren) are interested in joining the Wednesday 4-H Garden Club (it is free), please complete and return this form to your child's teacher."

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If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Karrin Temple, Albemarle/Charlottesville office at (434) 872-4580/TDD* during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.
*TDD number is (800) 828-1120.