4-H Agent

Marianna Middle School Visits Extension


If you plant it, they will come!

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016 forty-five 8th grade students from Marianna Middle School (MMS) journeyed across the road to visit the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension peanut field plot on Penn Ave. They did not travel the short distance by bus, they walked!

This event was the result …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/4-h/2016/09/09/marianna-middle-school-visits-extension/





In September 2013, the 4-H enrollment in Jackson County stood at 91. As of today, August 17, 2015 the enrollment has grown to 209.

This kind of growth does not come easily! It takes hours of hard …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/4-h/2015/08/17/thank-you-jackson-county/

Marianna Kiwanis Club Sponsors 4-H Speech Contest


Marianna Kiwanis Club Sponsors 4-H Speech Contest

Jackson County 4-H Agent Angel Granger, was a guest speaker at the monthly Marianna Kiwanis Club meeting held on Thursday, June 4 at Jim’s Steak House. Mrs. Granger was invited by club treasurer Mr. Randy Smith, to come and share information regarding the District II …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/4-h/2015/06/09/marianna-kiwanis-club-sponsors-4-h-speech-contest/

Jackson County 4-H Embryology Program Off to a “Cracking Good Start!”


The Jackson County 4-H Embryology Program has completed the first classroom and 4-H club Embryology projects with participants from Dayspring Christian Academy, Malone School and the Jackson County Hoppers and Cluckers 4-H Club.

With help from a grant from Florida Agriculture in the Classroom and donations from the Marianna Tractor Supply Store, Jackson County …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/4-h/2015/04/23/jackson-county-4-h-embryology-program-off-to-a-cracking-good-start/

Volunteering In The Panhandle Updates

Chances are, if you have ever volunteered with a youth program, you have experiences some challenging behavior. The word discipline often has a negative connotation, but the origin of the word is “disciple” which means pupil, student, or apprentice. As a volunteer leader, your role is that of a guide- guiding youth …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/4-h/2015/02/01/volunteering-in-the-panhandle-updates/

Peanut Facts – Did You Know….


• Peanuts aren’t grown on a tree; they are grown underground.
• It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
• There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter  sandwiches.
• In 2014, Jackson County grew peanuts on 35,350.15 acres.

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/4-h/2014/10/10/peanut-facts-did-you-know/

2014 Peanut Butter Challenge

Attention Jackson County 4-H and FFA!

Here is the official challenge from Angel Granger, Jackson County 4-H Agent:  I challenge Jackson County 4-H Clubs and Jackson County FFA Chapters, to see who can collect  the most peanut butter from now until November 21, 2014!

There are four locations to drop off peanut butter:

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/4-h/2014/10/08/2014-peanut-butter-challenge/

North Florida Fair – Entry Deadline Approaching

73rd Annual North Florida Fair
November 6-16 2014

The deadline for entries into the North Florida Fair is October 1, 2014.  Visit their website at


for a complete list of departments, rules and entry forms.  Forms that require signature of your 4-H Agent need to be received in the 4-H Office …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/4-h/2014/09/28/north-florida-fair-entry-deadline-approaching/

One Year Anniversary!

A Year Goes By Fast…When You Are Having Fun!

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been here for a year already, and what a year it has been!  We have grown from 3 clubs to 10, increased our club enrollment from 91 to 163, increased our volunteer enrollment from 7 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/4-h/2014/09/12/one-year-anniversary/