Friday, April 3, 2015

4-H Updates and Upcoming Events

Greetings! Check out our Ada County 4-H Updates and Upcoming Events. There are a lot of great events coming up!
 
Youth Opportunities
4-H Teen Conference
Dates: June 10-13, 2015
4-H Online Registration: April 6th – May 18th  (Late Registration: May 19th -22nd)
Delegate Registration Fee: $230.00; (Scholarships may be available)
Late Registration Fee: $245.00
Chaperone Registration Fee: $150.00 (Teaching and SLA scholarships available)
 
National Dairy Conference
Dates: September 27-30, 2015
4-H Online Application available: April 6th – May 1st
Estimated trip costs: $1000.00 (Scholarships may be available)
 
National 4-H Congress
Dates: November 27-December 1, 2015
4-H Online Application available: April 6th – June 6th
Estimated trip costs: $500-800 (Scholarships may be available)
 
Livestock/Small Animal
Small Animal Field Day May 9. Click on this link to find out more information!

Swine Weigh-In Click on this link to find out more information!
 
Horse
Horseless Horseshow April 4, registration begins at 9:00am. Call Tina at 412-0664 for an entry form, or email evansQH4@aol.comfor an entry form. 
 
Hilly Billy Classic April 24, pre-registration is due. Click on this  link to find out more information!

2015 Canyon County Fuzzy Horse Show April 25, pre-registration is due. Click on this link to find out more information!

Horse Declarations Due to our office on April 15.
 
General
Food Drive Challenge The Idaho Potato Commission and University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development are teaming up to help fight hunger in Idaho. All 4-H clubs in Idaho are challenged to raise as much food as possible and the Idaho Potato Commission will match the total pounds collected in Idaho potatoes to the Idaho Foodbank. Click on this link to find out more information. This is a great community service opportunity with some friendly competition!
 
Rangeland Skillathon Get your registration in!  Register between March 5th– April 8th and Receive a packet of resources and contest rules. Go to idrange.org/education for online registration. This is a pilot competition for Idaho 4-H members and is limited to the first ten teams that register.   
 
If you have any questions please contact our office: 287-5900. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
 
Kind regards,
Nikki
 
 
Nikola M. Dalton
4-H Program Coordinator
University of Idaho Extension | Ada County
5880 Glenwood Street | Boise, ID 83714
office: (208) 287-5900
 
 
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ada County 4-H Benefit Dinner

It's almost time for the annual benefit dinner. Proceeds benefit the Ada County Leader's Association.

The tickets are $25 each or 2 for $40. They can be purchased here by clicking on the buy ticket icon on the right or at the Extension Office. The dinner starts at 6:30 pm and the live auction begins at 7 pm.

Auction items include experience packages for family fun nights, couples get aways, outdoor adventure, sports, and more! There will also be smaller items available throughout the evening.

Show your support for the Ada County 4-H program and 4-H leaders by attending this event!

  • Saturday, April 11
  • 6:30 dinner
  • 7 pm live auction
  • Center at the Park, 1920 Records Ave, Meridian
  • Tickets 1 for $25 or 2 for $40

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jnuior Master Gardener Class

Check out our new county project events! The Junior Master Gardener (JMG) program is designed for gardeners ages 9 to 12. Learn about plants, soils, gardening, and insects.

You will become certified in the Golden Ray Series and complete a 4-H project that you can also show at the Western Idaho Fair. The cost is $20 ($10 will go towards the 4-H enrollment fee)


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Farmway Village Egg Drop

It's time for the 4th annual Farmway Village Egg Drop! Can you build an Egg Transport Vehicle (ETV) that will protect your egg? You can win prizes if your design can protect your egg from a 25 foot and 35 foot drop!

ETV Egg Drop Competition:
  • Open to youth ages 8 to 14
  • Build your ETV following these rules
  • Register by the deadline of Friday, March 27
  • Pay registration fee of $6 per person

There is also a Naked Egg Drop. This category is just for fun and no prizes will be awarded for this event.

You can also participate in the Tech Wizard Day Camp during this event! This is a great chance to participate in fun science and engineering activities! For more information check out the flyer!

To register for this event go to the Marketplace!

 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Super Saturday Registration Due!

Super Saturday is quickly approaching! Please RSVP or turn in registration by Jan. 20. Thanks!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Teen Mania

4-H members in grades 7 to 12 are encouraged to attend this series of workshops hosted by the Canyon County Extension Office.

This is a great opportunity to meet other 4-H members and learn new skills! The cost is $10 if paid by January 23. You should also bring two cans of food for the Idaho Food Bank. Listed below are the workshops being offered:

  • Remember Me Always (create a memory book)
  • Eco-Bot Challenge (robotics)
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Putting Your Personality to Work (learn personality types)
  • Know Your Style (learn to purchase clothing and make up tips)
  • Dynamite Dehydration (dehydrate food)
  • Credit and Your Career (learn how to manage your credit)
  • The Ten Essentials (backpacking and rescue essentials)
  • Games with Purpose (learn to lead groups with games)
  • Stranded, Not (learn how to maintain your car)
  • Your Professional Image (how to present yourself in business)
  • Junk Drawer Robotics
  • Basic first Aid
  • College 101
  • Surprise, It's Your Turn (public speaking)
  • There's a Veterinarian in You
  • Zumba
Check our the brochure for workshop details and registration information.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Adventure Camp Counselors

Would you like to spend time this summer working with youth while improving your leadership skills? The Adventure Camp Counselor Program is a great opportunity to accomplish both! This program is open to teens currently in 9th grade to 12th grade.

  • We provide multiple trainings during the winter and spring.
  • Attend camp retreat in June to help hone the skills learned in trainings.
  • There are three overnight camps during the summer near Donnelly. Transportation is provided!

If you would like to become a camp counselor please turn in the application package by Monday, January 26 by mail: 5880 Glenwood, Boise, 83714, or fax: 208-287-5909, or email: dhobbs@uidaho.edu