We will be having an open house to meet the new 4-H Agent, Krystal Williams, on Monday, April 24, from 4PM to 6:30PM at the Pennino Building on the 10th floor. All 4-H members and adult volunteers are invited to come participate! There will be games, snacks and drinks provided.
Krystal Williams is a lifelong 4-H Member, starting 4-H when she was 5 years old in the Cloverbud Program in Campbell County, Wyoming. Through her 4-H career, Krystal showed every species of animals, excluding chickens and goats; and participated in an array of projects including, but not limited to, Shooting Sports, Leathercraft, Photography, Food & Nutrition, Clothing & Textiles, and much more.
Krystal graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BS in Agricultural Education with a minor in Animal Science Production and an Associate in Biology Education. While in college, Krystal was a team member on the UW Livestock Judging team for 2 years, a member and President of ATA, a member in the Collegiate 4-H Club, and a member in the Collegiate FFA Chapter.
Krystal has been a summer 4-H Intern for two County Offices in Wyoming, one County Office in Virginia, and a yearlong intern for the Wyoming Extension Office. After graduating college, Krystal took a 4-H & Youth Development Extension Agent position with Texas A&M in a County Office in Northeast Texas, where she worked for the last 2 years.
Outside of work, Krystal enjoys spending time outside, either playing on the lake, running with her two dogs, horseback riding, hiking new areas, and spending time with her husband, 4-year old stepdaughter and friends.
The Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival is fast approaching, and we have good news everyone!
The 4-H Fair catalog is FINALLY available! Thank you for your patience on this publication.
The catalog is found here: http://fairfax4h.weebly.com/fairfax-county-4-h-fair.html
And you can register exhibits here: https://www.blueribbonfair.com/BRFair…/BlueRibbonStart.aspx…
Entries must be turned in at the 4-H Barn at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA on Thursday, August 4 OR Friday, August 5 between 3-6 PM. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org #Fairfax4HFair
Nominations and Submissions are now being accepted for the fair contests!
All entries for both contests are due June 24!
Firstly, our fair court nominations – Senior 4-H’ers are eligible to run for fair king or queen! If you are 14 or older as of September 30, 2016, you are eligible to run! Visit the following link to submit a nomination: https://vce.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5jtWX7foQPzwxBH
Second, our Fair t-shirt/program cover Design contest! We are looking for submissions from our very own wonderful pool of 4-H artists! The fair does not have a theme, but national 4-H council has the “4-H Grows Here” and “4-H Grow True Leaders” campaigns if you would like to use them as inspiration. Visit the following to submit a design: https://vce.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1OjjGaAWbX5gNet
Designs are only for one side of a t-shirt
Designs will be printed in one color
This is the 68th annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival. The words and the year, 2016,must be in the design somewhere in some fashion.
All entries for both contests are due June 24. After that date, entries will be sent out via another survey where voting will take place. The voting period will be from the time the survey is sent out, until 11:59 pm on July 8.
I am pleased to announce that registration for the 2016 Embryology School Enrichment Program is now open!
On our Embryology Page, you will find the program letter and description with more information about the embryology school enrichment program. This program is open to all working with youth aged 5-19 – schools, youth groups, families, clubs, etc. All are welcome! Please feel free to share with colleagues and other interested groups.
A 4-H School Enrichment Project is a cooperative effort between schools and Virginia Cooperative Extension’s 4-H youth development program. Students participate in research-based 4-H projects designed by Extension Specialists to enhance classroom learning. The projects are taught by teachers and consist of at least six hours of learning experiences. 4-H School Enrichment is one of several 4-H opportunities available to your students who can get further involved in 4-H!
Dates for this year’s program are as follows:
April 4 - Training, 4-5 PM, Extension Office
April 8 @ 11:59 PM - Registration Deadline
April 25 - Egg pick-up, 2- 6 PM, Extension Office
May 20 - Chick Drop-Off, 2-6 PM, Extension Office
Please note the training is before the registration deadline.
This year’s program is being offered later in the year due to Fairfax County Public School’s spring break and end of third-quarter dates being too close together for the program to occur before the end of the third grading period.
Incubators are not provided by the extension office, so you need to make arrangements to secure an incubator for this project.
Register now by visiting: https://vce.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0xOriDhHEXAxvLL
The registration deadline is April 8.
More information about the program can be found on the Embryology Page of our website
Camper/CIT registration for 4-H Camp 2016 is now open!
Visit the camp page for more information and to download the application!
Dates: July 3-7, 2016
What the cost covers: 5 days and 4 nights of camp out at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center, meals, lodging, class supplies, t-shirt, and transportation back home FROM the 4-H center on Thursday, July 7 to a central location in the FAA area. We are NOT providing transportation to the 4-H center on Sunday, July 3.
Registration Closes: Either when all spots are filled, or April 29, 2016 - whichever comes first.
2016 4-H Contest Day is a day to show off your public speaking skills! Contestants prepare speeches and presentations on any topic they like, and showing off garments they created and prepared, and receive feedback from judges. Each participant will be scored and receive a ribbon based on their score. This is a supportive, low stress competition which allows 4-H'ers to shine!
This event will be held April 16, 2016! It will take place on the 10th floor of the Pennino Building of the Fairfax County Government Center located at 12011 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035. The event will run from 9 am - 12 noon. For more information on the different competitions being offered, visit: http://fairfax4h.weebly.com/contest-day.html
Due to facilities, the competitions being held this year are: Public Speaking, Presentations/Demonstrations, and Fashion Revue (both constructed and purchased garment).
To register for the 2016 Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria Area 4-H Contest Day, use the following link:
Registration closes April 8, 2016.
We are excited to announce a new session of the veterinary science program! Centerville Animal Hospital and Hayfield Animal Hospital will host another series of workshops for those interested in a veterinary career!
Dates start in late March and go into April. More information on the program, and registration materials are found here: http://fairfax4h.weebly.com/veterinary-science.html
Looking for something to do this summer? If by May you'll be done with at least your sophomore year of college, you could be the Fairfax County 4-H intern! This is a paid internship where you will learn a TON about event planning, 4-h projects, and what Virginia Cooperative Extension does!
If you, or you know someone who is interested, more information can be found at http://www.ext.vt.edu/internship/counties/fairfax-4h.html
And instructions on how to apply are found here: http://www.ext.vt.edu/internship/apply.html
Applications due March 25, 2016
Our 2015 Achievement Night Ceremony will be on Monday, December 14, 2015 from 7-9 with a dessert reception at 6:30, at James Lee Community Center in the Theater. If you plan on attending the reception at 6:30, please bring a dessert to share that does not contain nuts.
We will be sending out invitations to award winners early next week, but all are welcome to attend!
If you and your family wish to attend, please RSVP using this link: http://tinyurl.com/Fairfax4H2015RSVP
A brand new 4-H competition is coming to our area, and we want to train the best and brightest competitors!
Have you dreamed of becoming a chef? Are you a fan of cooking shows on television such as Top Chef, Chopped, MasterChef? If so, then 4-H Food Challenge is the competition for you!
Saturday, November 14 from 10-12, 4-H and the Master Food Volunteers will host a workshop to give you the tools to prepare for this fun and exciting competition! At this training you will learn the format of the competition, play some games, meet new people, and even gain some hands-on experience in a mock-competition!
More information on our local competition can be found here: http://fairfax4h.weebly.com/food-challenge.html , and competition guidelines and team preparation materials can be found here: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/healthy_lifestyles/#foodc
This workshop is intended for youth ages 9+ that have some cooking and food preparation skills (e.g. comfortable with preparing simple dishes on their own - 5 ingredients or less). There will be more workshops in the future for youth with little to no experience.
Space is limited to 10 participants, so sign-up today!
To register for this workshop, visit: