Florida 4-H Youth…CALL TO ACTION

Some of our Florida communities are in need of protective face masks during this COVID-19 crisis. If this is a project that you would like to help with and you have supplies at home, here is an easy to follow face mask making video that will lead you through each step: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=907609343037773 Another easy to […]

4-H and FFA livestock projects include life lessons

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County 4-H and FFA members along with the Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show committee were counting their blessings as well as the proceeds from the 2020 youth livestock sale last week. Meanwhile, youth livestock show committees in other counties are reaching to Okeechobee County for advice. On March 16, the Okeechobee County Fair […]

Businesses step up to help 4-H and FFA members

OKEECHOBEE — It was a roller coaster week for Okeechobee County 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) members who spent much of the past year raising animals for the annual Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show (OYLS) and sale at the county fair. On Monday, March 16 — after the swine had been checked in at […]

Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show is a success, thanks to local businesses

OKEECHOBEE – It was a roller coaster week for Okeechobee County 4-H and FFA members who spent much of the past year raising animals for the annual Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show (OYLS) and sale at the county fair. On Monday, after the swine had been checked in at the fairgrounds – with the governor’s office […]

Champion 4-Hers invite all to Livestock Show

OKEECHOBEE — “Do you know what it means to be a champion of champion?” 9-year-old Hannah Butler asked the Okeechobee County commissioners at their March 12 meeting. “It means the best of the best.” Two Okeechobee County 4-Hers proved they are among the best of the best at the Florida State Fair. Hannah won the […]

Miniature horses join in on costume fun

OKEECHOBEE — The Chobee Minis 4-H enjoyed their annual Harvest Party on Oct. 22. The 4-H Club members made costumes for themselves and for the miniature horses. Emily Hilderbrand and her horse, Ruby (above), took first place with their “sugar skulls” costumes. Caitlin Desarro dressed as a flight attendant and turned her horse into an […]

There was no ‘Summer break’ for some

OKEECHOBEE — When it comes to 4-H and FFA, there is no such thing as a summer break, at least for many of the participants. This summer, kids from Okeechobee joined other dairy kids from around the state to participate in national breed conventions, and they did Okeechobee proud! Below are the results: National Guernsey […]

4-H clubs ready for new school year

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Palm Beach County 4-H Clubs offer a variety of activities and programs for the 2019-2020 school year. “Our new 4-H year begins Sept. 1, so there may be some changes to this list as the clubs renew,” explained Noelle Guay, Palm Beach County 4-H extension agent. “We just hired a new […]

4-H clubs offer a variety of activities for kids

OKEECHOBEE — As the time for a new school year to begin nears, parents and children start thinking not only about the classes they will sign up for but also about extra-curricular activities and clubs that may be available in their area, and Okeechobee County is fortunate to have an abundance of 4-H clubs for […]

Okeechobee 4-H offers summer day camps

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Extension Office still has some openings in their summer day camps. • Blast to the Past, Adventures in History Day Camp, July 15-19: History Camp is made possible by grants funded through Children’s Services Council (CSC) of Okeechobee County. History Camp is open to all youth ages 8 (as of […]