4-H March 2024

4-H March 2024

4-H March 2024

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Russell Co. 4-H News - March 2024


4-H Camp will be June 18-21, 2024.   Russell Co. will be camping with McCreary, Marion, and LaRue Counties.  The cost for camp is $210 (or $310 if EDB donation money is used up).  4-H Campers will sign up for four classes this year. 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.  (Russell Co. 4-H does not offer full camp 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 6, 2024 for speech and demonstrations champions  It will be held at Taylor Co. Extension Office.


March is Nutrition Month!

Melon Berry Smoothie

¼ cup skim milk                                                                          1 cup low fat vanilla Greek yogurt

2 cups chopped honey dew melon                                             1 cup frozen blueberries, strawberries or mixed berries

1 tablespoon honey, optional

Place all ingredients in a blender and use the pulse feature until it is the consistency that you like. 

Servings:  4                                                                                 Source:  Plate It Up! Kentucky Proud Project.


4-H Farm Club 

The 4-H Farm Club met on February 13 and made worm/compost farms.  Club leader is Carlotta Robertson.


4-H Written Communications

The following youth have entries in the state 4-H Written Communications Contest:

Vaeda Murray — Jr. Poetry

Amelia Haddock — Jr. Poetry

Nadia Kacar — Sr. Poetry

Kylie Haddock — Sr. Poetry

Autumn Onyon — Sr. Song Writing

Good Luck!!!


Distributed by:  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.

Website:  http://russell.ca.uky.edu


Russell County Fair

· 4-H fair categories are online at russell.ca.uky.edu.

· Entries taken on June 4, 2024 at Russell Co. Fairgrounds

· Prize money earned for all qualifying  entries


Signups for 4-H Shooting Sports

¨ March 21, 2024 (for new members)

¨ 5:00 pm

¨ Russell Co. Sportsman’s Club

¨ $30.00

Competition disciplines:

BB                     Black powder rifle

Air rifle               Black powder pistol (age 12+)

Air pistol             Archery (4 disciplines)

.22 rifle               22 pistol (age 12+)


4-H Demonstrations Contest is planned for Tuesday, March 26 at the Russell Co. Extension Office (weather permitting).


4-H Horse Club


The 4-H Horse Club will meet on the following dates at Diamond Ridge Stables.

March 14               March 28               April 11               April 25

Club Leader is Emily Sparnell.