4-H November 2023

4-H November 2023

4-H November 2023

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Russell Co. 4-H News - November 2023


4-H Holiday Card Contest Champions

Tenley Eubank, Alicia Glover, Amelia Haddock, Raylie Pelston, Raylie Robertson, & Isabella Tinoco

The following 4-H members received honorable mention for their excellent cards:  Nancy Andrew, Axale Mann, Kara Jasper, Cali Robertson, Molly Miller, Logan Norris, Loren Satterly, Elle Satterly, and Greyson Riddle.

Congratulations to the champions for this year!  There were over 120 cards entered for the contest!


4-H Poetry Contest

1. Poem must be the original work of the 4-H member. (Poems written by other  people or from other sources cannot be considered and will be disqualified.)

2. Poems can be about any subject as long as it is family friendly.

3. Poems must have a title and be neatly printed or typed on 8.5”x11” paper. (Typed poems are preferred if time permits.)

4. Poem must contain your name, age, school, and grade.

5. Junior (age 9-13) poems should be 5-20 lines. Senior (age 14-18) poems should be 8-24 lines.

6. Two (2) junior poems and two (2) senior poems will advance to the State 4-H Written Communications Contest.

7. Elementary school teachers have the official guidelines.

8. Entry deadline:  Thursday, November 23, 2023.


4-H Country Ham Project will begin in January.  Youth get a chance to cure two country hams.  Spots are limited. 

Sign up by calling (270) 866-4477 by November 30.

Requirements (or hams will be forfeited)

1. Wash and apply cure in early January at Adair Co. Extension Office (during daytime hours).

2. Attend 2 more required days at ham facility in May/June and August.

3. Prepare and present a country ham speech on the required topic at KY State Fair on August 17.

4. $70 non-refundable payment (even if hams are forfeited) payable to Russell Co. 4-H Council.


4-H Farm Club visited Smithland Angus Farm to learn more about beef cattle on Friday, October 20.


Be Creative  - The 4-H Be Creative Club met in October and learned how to make UV resin jewelry.


Camp Corner

Date:  June 18-21, 2024

Cost:  $300 (partial scholarships are available)


Distributed by:  Christy A. Martin, Russell County Extension Educator for 4-H Youth Development

Website:  http://russell.ca.uky.edu

Facebook:  Russell Co 4-H (KY)


4-H Horse Club & Livestock Club

Call 270-866-4477 to register if you are interested in attending 4-H Horse Club or 4-H Livestock Club meetings. These will be two separate clubs that may begin in January if enough interest is shown.


4-H Dog Poster Contest deadline is Wednesday, November 15, 2023.


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