4-H September 2023
September 2023 Edition4-H Youth Development
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Russell County 4-H News
If you are interested in any of the following 4-H Clubs or activities, please call the Russell Co. Extension Office to get your name on the interest list. The phone number is 270-866-4477. Some clubs will begin in the fall while others will start in the winter or spring. Most 4-H meetings occur on Tuesday evenings after 4:00pm and last approximately 1 hour.
Cooking Club — call to register by 9/29/23
Be Creative Arts and Crafts Club — call to register by 9/29/23
Down on the Farm Club — call to register by 9/15/23
Beginner Sewing — call to register by 9/29/23
Country Ham program — call by 10/31/23
If you are leaving a message, please tell youth’s name, address, school/grade, and parent contact phone number.
Shooting Sports does not take enrollment for new members until March. Watch newsletters for this date.
Kentucky 4-H Communications Day
July 2023 at University of Kentucky
Elizabeth Hoskins — champion of Sr. Clothing and Textiles demonstration
Molly Hammond & Carter Brown — 2nd place/ blue ribbon in Jr. Team demonstration
Rayden Luttrell — blue ribbon in Jr. Animal Science demonstration
Raelynn Humble — blue ribbon in Jr. Clothing and Textiles demonstration
Casen Meyers — blue ribbon in Jr. Science Engineering & Technology demonstration
4-H Camp was held June 20-23, 2023. We had a lot of FUN!!!!! Will you be making plans to go to 4-H summer camp in 2024? Start saving your money now!
Kentucky State Fair
The new 4-H year is off to a great start! Russell County had 21 youth that entered exhibits at the 4-H Cloverville section of the Kentucky State Fair. Look for the Kentucky State Fair results in the October newsletter.
Lawn Mower Driving Contest
Dalton Foley competed in the 4-H Lawnmower Driving Contest at the Kentucky State Fair on Monday, August 21. He received a red ribbon!
Kentucky 4-H Country Ham
4-H Country Ham Contest was held on Thursday, August 17 in Louisville at the State Fair. Six 4-Hers gave their ham speech as part of the ham contest. Sixty percent of the score is based on the speech and 40% based on the country ham.
Dalton Foley — red ribbon
Vance Foley — blue ribbon
Jace Anderson — blue ribbon
Chase Robertson — blue ribbon
Cali Robertson — blue ribbon
Bailey Gosser — blue ribbon
The 4-H Country Ham leader is Micah Foley.
The 4-H symbol - A green 4-leaf clover with a white "H" on each of its leaves
The 4 H's - Head, Heart, Hands, Health
Motto - "To make the best better"
Slogan - "Learn by Doing"
Pledge: I pledge me head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living for my club, my community, and my world."
Colors - Green and white - Green represents springtime. White represents innocence.
September — Holiday Card Design Contest
October — Dog Poster Contest
November — Poetry Contest
November/December — sign up for country ham curing
January—Written Communications & Expressive Art Contests
March— Speech & Demonstrations Contest
March/April — 4-H Camp signups
Kentucky 4-H Horse Show
June 25, 2023
Mattie Parrish & Doc - 6th Country Pleasure Walking Sr. and 8th Trail Pleasure Walking Sr.
Mattie Parrish will also serve on the 1st Kentucky 4-H Equine Task Force. Congratulations, Mattie!
Christy A. Martin
Russell Co. Extension Agent for 4-H YD
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4-H Shooting Sports
4-H Shooting Sports will take new members in the spring.
Good luck to the 4-H Shooting Sports team that will compete in the State 4-H Shooting Sports competition on Saturday, September 9, 2023!
Ralph Pettyjohn Memorial 4-H Shooting Sports Competition Results
Adair County 4-H Fun Shoot Results
4-H Fun at the Fair
Russell County Fair Floral Hall Grand Champions - 4-H Division
Molly Hammond - 4-H Arts
Gunnar Coe - 4-H Entomology
Cali Robertson - 4-H Photography, 4-H Home Environment, and 4-H Foods
Chase Robertson - 4-H Wood Science and 4-H County Heritage
Payton Aaron - 4-H Crops and 4-H Trends
Elizabeth Hoskins - 4-H Sewing
Jace Anderson - 4-H Horticulture