4-H alumni

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Tue, 01-06-2009 - 10:02pm

I am so surprised to see a board for 4-H. I love it!!! I was a member growing up for 11 year jr leader and all. I love how much i learned about the world through the trips, projects, fairs... and how much i learned about myself over the 11 years. In fact i am still great friends with 4 of my clover bud club members!! I am planning on getting back into it when i have kids. I learned about this board through the TTC sight!!! I can wait to learn what the new ideas are after being out of the circle for almost 10 years.


I can't wait to check back in!!!


Libby

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In reply to: pedpt123456
Wed, 01-07-2009 - 11:47am
Welcome to the board!!!
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In reply to: pedpt123456
Wed, 01-07-2009 - 1:07pm

I would love to help!! i loved the experience so much that i am going to judge presentations this year just confirmed actually!!!


I was not in the agriculture part of 4-H... i was a crafter, sewer, baker, cooker, presenter, scrap book (i can't remember what we called the actual one but you know what i mean)

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In reply to: pedpt123456
Wed, 01-07-2009 - 9:15pm

So was I!! But I was only a 4-Her for 2 years--4th grade & 12th grade. I didn't do anything with animals.

This is Aly's 3rd year. She did Discovering 4-H the first year (and won first at district) and did Sewing last year (and won first at district).

This year, she's in 6th grade, and is doing Photography, this is the first year it's back, and she just got her book YESTERDAY! (Since it's "new" this year, they didn't have the books until November at the parish council, and they just got to our 4-H sponsor 2 days ago).

She hasn't worked on her record book yet, but she never does until nearer to the due date. But we're going to have to kick her project book into full gear this weekend.

Just to share (and brag!), here's some pictures she took of a sunset at Fontainebleau State Park (where some of Benjamin Button was filmed..in fact, some of the footprints on the beach might be Brad Pitt's....LOL). Not sure if she will be able to use these pictures in the project book or not.

http://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb38/alygatordisney/sunset/?albumview=slideshow





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In reply to: pedpt123456
Thu, 01-08-2009 - 2:35pm

Oh

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In reply to: pedpt123456
Thu, 01-08-2009 - 5:13pm
Thanks. It's funny if you compare the pics I took and the pics she took. Our cameras are nearly identical but mine's an upgrade of hers, so I have the better camera and she took the better pics! These were all hers.




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In reply to: pedpt123456
Thu, 01-08-2009 - 10:55pm

That's it... record book. I hated doing them, but now 10 year after the fact they are great to look back on.

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Thu, 01-08-2009 - 11:16pm

I was reading the book last night and it says it's designed for those that have no prior experience. Starting this past July doesn't count as "prior experience" does it?

I actually got the photography project book when I was in 4th grade. Didn't have a camera...my parents rarely used theirs. I guess it was wishful thinking that I would get one...but I didn't have my own camera until my senior year, when I bought my stepsister's used one from her.

In order to stay in 4-H or to attend Achievement Day, they HAVE to turn in the record book and project book. Also to attend the field trip.

The local fair is in October here (only those working with animals do this fair, but the school clubs make a display). There are 2 state fairs that I know of...the official state fair is in Shreveport and we have a student that does rodeo every year. The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair (which you would think would be the official since it's the state capital, but it's not) has animal shows. But if you don't do animals or rodeo, you don't participate in the fairs.

Our clubs meet once/month (and I'm speaking for Aly's elementary school the past 2 years and the middle school she's at now where I teach). They turn in record & project books in Feb/Mar. Achievement Day is in April. And the clubs do a field trip as well. Last year, Aly's club went to the Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge--it has old buildings in Louisiana from rural areas--like an old schoolhouse, some old houses, old slave quarters, old kitchens, and an old general store. And stuff inside a museum-like as well. Our school's club went to see Nim's Island.

They haven't talked about field trips this year yet.





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Fri, 01-09-2009 - 5:33pm

How involved is your local cooperative extension- they are your organization group? Ours is Cornell (in NY) and it is Penn state (in pa)? Our fair is over the summer so our 4-H year went Sept to Aug like the school year so it was easy to figure out what is in and what is out.


"Starting this past July doesn't count as "prior experience" does it?"

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Fri, 01-09-2009 - 6:01pm

We're out of LSU.