4-H trips are an important part of the 4-H program for older 4-H members. Each 4-H trip experience offers you the opportunity to meet 4-H members from all over the county, area and state.
Today more than 60 percent of new jobs are derived from existing companies in our communities, and research shows that in some communities that figure is as high as 80 percent.
Economic development corporations are vital to community success, and that is a fact I cannot deny, but I also must state that not enough emphasis is placed on assisting existing companies, particularly Tier 2 companies, to help them grow.
The 4-H aerospace program provides youth with educational information about aerospace that develops project skills (i.e., principles of flight, model rocket construction, model rocket safety) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills). These fun-filled, hands-on learning experiences are provided under the direction of caring adults.
The 4-H Dog Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal. Subjects such as general care, nutrition housing, training and health care are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops and in preparation of an exhibit. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4
Have you ever felt overwhelmed in the produce section of your local grocery store? There are so many different fruits and vegetables to choose from and knowing how to select and prepare the varieties can be a challenge. Kale is becoming quite popular and provides many health benefits! Kale chips can be a great snack in place of potato chips while providing a lot of nutrients at the same time.
As more and more people are concerning themselves with weight control and health it is important to keep in mind the body's necessity for certain nutrients in order to function properly. Did you know the dark leafy green vegetable, spinach, is high in nutritional benefits?