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TSC Paper Clover Events: Oct 4-15th

End of Year Club Reports Due: October 6th by 3:30pm

4-H Certificate Applications Due: October 6th @ 3:30pm

CCE Annual Dinner: October 19th @5:30pm

Year End Celebration: November 3rd – Please ask families to bring a dish to pass

Enrollment paperwork due: October 30th

4-H, Food, and Fun!: November 18th at 10am

 Help Send Local Teen to National Horse Bowl competition

Hello, my name is Maureen Pierce. I live in Heuvelton, and for four years now I have participated in Horse Bowl. This year I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be on the New York State team that will attend the National competition in November in Kentucky. Horse Bowl is a competition in which two four-person teams compete against each other. The teams are asked questions pertaining to horses, and if you answer the most questions correctly, your team wins! To me, it’s a little like Jeopardy, but you don’t get to pick the categories!

This trip means a lot to me, since I love horses. I have ridden horses since I was eight years old and owned horses since age 11. I have done Horse Communications for four years as well. Being in Horse Bowl had allowed me to meet many new people, which has broadened my horizons.

The trip to the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup will cost $600, and members of the NYS team are required to pay their share of the trip cost.To help defray this cost, I am planning some fundraisers, including the Tractor Supply Clover Days and a possible dinner.Please watch for more info and encourage your family and friends to support these fundraisers.If you would like to make a donation, please send it to the 4H office in care of Casey Caswell, (phone 379-9793 x235). I truly appreciate any help given!

I plan to have a slideshow presentation of my trip to the Equine Roundup after I return. Watch your 4-H newsletter for dates.And if you know of any 4Hers who are interested in joining Horse Bowl, you can contact me at (315) 344-7735 or call the 4H Office. Thanks again for your help!

Helps Support Local 4-H at Tractor Supply Co. in October

Donate October 4-15 at any local Tractor Supply store during the Paper Clover Campaign to directly support educational trips and experiences for our local youth in the St. Lawrence County 4-H program!

During last year’s Paper Clover promotion at Tractor Supply Co. stores $1300 was raised to support local youth in the 4-H Youth Development Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. These funds are managed by the NYS 4-H Foundation, and Tractor Supply Co. has stipulated that the funds raised through Paper Clover promotion must be utilized to support youth participation in 4-H camp programs and/or 4-H leadership development programs. These funds have already helped us send 4-H teens on leadership trips they may not otherwise have financially been able to attend.

Submitted by Cassondra Caswell, 4-H Youth and Family Lead

Congratulations to all the 4-H'ers who showed at the Hammond Fair!!

Submitted by Cassondra Caswell, 4-H Youth and Family Lead

4-H'ers Take on 2017 Fair Season

The 2017 4-H Fair season kicks off with the St. Lawrence County Fair and for many continues on to further competitions and opportunities at the State Fair Level.  The County Fair is a highly awaited event for many 4-H'ers to have the opportunities to display and show the many projects they have worked on through out the entire 4-H year. These projects range from woodworking and fine arts and crafts to animal husbandry and showmanship. 4-H members who received exceptional ratings on their 4-H projects and animals had the opportunity to advance on to the State Fair Level competitions. Some of these include Equitation, horticulture, work/craftsmanship projects, and dairy cattle; and two from the Horticulture competition have qualified to compete at the Junior National Horticulture Association competition in Indianapolis this October. 

Congratulations to all the 4-H'ers who showed projects at the St. Lawrence County Fair and the Great New York State Fair. Hats off to another wonderful 4-H Year. 

To see some 4-H members who made it on the news click the link

4-H in the Local News

Submitted by Cassondra Caswell, 4-H Youth and Family Lead

4-H Members Volunteer Service at Maple Kick-off at CCE

Cornell Cooperative Extension partnered with the St. Lawrence County Maple Producers Association to launch and celebrate the 2017 maple season with a Tree Tapping Ceremony at the Cooperative Extension’s Learning Farm. This event included a free pancake breakfast, tours of the sugar shack, and workshops with samples of delicious treats made with maple syrup including maple cream, maple candy, maple granulated sugar, and cotton candy.

Members of the 4H Club Program volunteered to help serve food, bus tables, give guided tours, and answer questions. A shout-out and a special thanks to the 4-H’ers and their families who came out on Saturday: Bella Perretta and Maureen Ring; Riley, Denver, Carrie, and Jim Kenney; and Salma, Amal, Maysa, Zakaria Moumen, and Carlene Doane.

Submitted by Cassondra Caswell, 4-H Youth and Family Lead

New York State 4-H Foundation presents St. Lawrence County 4-H with Scholarship credit of  $1,300.00 from TSC promotion. 

During the October 2016 Paper Clover promotion at Tractor Supply Co. stores, $1300 was raised to support local youth in the 4-H Youth Development Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. These funds are managed by the NYS 4-H Foundation, and Tractor Supply Co. has stipulated that the funds raised through Paper Clover promotion must be utilized to support youth participation in 4-H camp programs and/or 4-H leadership development programs.

These funds will be used in St. Lawrence County to help benefit local youth to pay for 4-H Camp and Leadership programming at the County, Regional, State and Local level:

  • County, Regional, Statewide or National 4-H Animal Science career development and competitions
  • New York State 4-H or State Educator Association sponsored events such as Career Explorations, STARR and 4-H Capital Days
  • National 4-H Council events such as Citizenship Washington Focus, National 4-H Conference and program opportunities in STEM, Healthy Living, or Civic Engagement
  • NYS 4-H youth participation in State or International 4-H Exchange programs
  • NYS 4-H Camping programs, both overnight and day camping

Donate during the 2017 Paper Clover Spring and Fall Campaign at local Tractor Supply Stores to directly support educational trips and experiences for our local youth in the 4-H program!

Submitted by Cassondra Caswell, 4-H Youth and Family Lead

Club Spotlight

Jolly Ranchers STEM Project : November 2016

The Jolly Ranchers had a great meeting on November 11. The project was learning about STEM through a aerodynamics project. First they experimented with small "propcopters" to understand how air flow affects where objects fly. Next they made small gliders from Styrofoam plates and flew them. They learned the different angles caused the planes to fly differently. Lastly the learned about how drones are used today to solve problems in cities and rural areas. Using larger foam planes and miniature cameras, they simulated how a drone might be used. They are flown over a target area while filming the ground to collect data. The members really enjoyed flying the planes and watching the "data" they collected.

Submitted by Maureen Pierce, Club Secretary

Tractor Supply Co. Helps Support Local 4-H

The 4-H program has existed in St. Lawrence County for over 90 years, and has thrived primarily due to the dedication and efforts of local supporters and volunteers. Tractor Supply Company has been one of those strong supporters of the 4-H program across the nation. The local stores in St. Lawrence County have been no exception, and are dedicated to encouraging customers to learn more about 4-H and to donate funds during the 4-H Clover Days. Between the four Tractor Supply Co. stores in Massena, Potsdam, Ogdensburg, and Gouverneur the Clover Days fundraiser raised almost $1,000 to support the local 4-H program in St. Lawrence County. The funds donated from the Tractor Supply Co. fundraiser help support materials used to coordinate many 4-H youth development programs and activities that are coordinated by the Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Staff. The Gouverneur store also donates bedding to the youth to use for their animal projects during the County Fair while showing and exhibiting.

Submitted by Cassondra Caswell, 4-H Youth and Family Lead

Jolly Ranchers Projects: Spring 2016

The picture is of Katrina, Nicholas and Emily Rockhill with their family tree chart.

The Jolly Ranchers held meetings in April and May. In April the members learned about genealogy from club member Olivia Brown. Olivia helped members create family tree charts with names, photos,and family stories.The project was planned in accord with this year's fair theme.Many members attended and had a lot of fun working together.

In May, the club president Naomi Moon led a horticulture project. She taught the basics of photosynthesis in plants, and then members filled and planted several pots with a variety of flower seeds. Hopefully they will sprout in time to show at the fair.Also in May, several members proudly helped promote 4H and our club at the 4H Open House.

Submitted by: Maureen Pierce, Club Secretary

4-H News January 2016

4-H News December 2015

4-H News November 2015

4-H News October 2015


Contact

Cassondra Caswell
Youth and Family Lead
cgc58@cornell.edu
315-379-9192 x235

Last updated October 3, 2017