4-H March 2023
March 2023 Edition4-H Youth Development
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Russell Co. 4-H News - March 2023
4-H Camp will be June 20-23, 2023. Russell Co. will be camping with McCreary, Taylor, Washington, and LaRue Counties. The cost for camp is $185. 4-H Campers will sign up for four classes this year instead of attending all classes. Camp spots will be filled on a first come basis. The date and method for taking camp applications will be in the letter posted on the RCEO website and brought to schools.
Some camp scholarship money is available. (4-H does not offer full scholarships!)
Photography Tips: To take better landscape photos, do not have electricity lines in your photos. When taking a portrait photo (of a person), make sure they fill up most of your view finder. Try to eliminate background clutter.
4-H Showcase of Stars: May 9, 2023 for speech and demonstrations champions - Location and format to be determined based on facility.
March is Nutrition Month!
It is a great time to try a new recipe. How about making a Green Smoothie for St. Patrick’s Day? (It tastes fruity — not like spinach!)
Super Food Smoothie
1 medium peeled banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup frozen spinach
1 medium apple with skin, chopped and frozen
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks in 100% juice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Yield: 4 servings (1 cup each)
4-H Written Communications
The following youth have entries in the state
4-H Written Communications Contest:
Molly Hammond (SES) — junior poetry
Kambyr Bradshaw (SES) — junior poetry
Sarah Stephens (RCHSA) — senior poetry
Autumn Onyon (RCHS) — senior poetry & song writing
Madison Stargel (RCHSA) — senior song writing
Emery Franklin (RCHSA) — junior song writing
Landri Ellis (RSES) — junior essay
4-H Photo Contest Results - Theme: Words in My Community
Landri Ellis — champion/blue ribbon
Molly Hammond — 1st runner-up/blue ribbon
Kyle Haddock — 2nd runner-up/blue ribbon
Emery Franklin — red ribbon
Amelia Haddock — red ribbon
Christy A. Martin
Russell Co. Extension Agent for 4-H YD
Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.
Russell County Fair
- 4-H fair categories are online at russell.ca.uky.edu.
- Entries taken on June 6, 2023 at Russell Co. Fairgrounds
- Prize money earned for all qualifying entries
Signups for 4-H Shooting Sports
March 23, 2023 (for new members) - 5:00 pm at the Russell Co. Sportsman’s Club - $20.00
- Black powder rifle
- Air rifle
- Black powder pistol (age 12+)
- Air pistol
- Archery (4 disciplines)
- .22 rifle
- .22 pistol (age 12+)
4-H Country Ham Project
Nine 4-H youth began the process of curing country hams on January 9 at the Adair County Extension Office. Their hams will be curing until April and then aging until they are taken to the Kentucky State Fair in August.