Volunteering In The Panhandle

Family Friendly Ideas to Ring in the New Year

Enjoy a high-energy game of exercise bingo as you race other teams to see who can win! This game is available at your local extension office. The New Year is upon us, and it is so fun to celebrate its coming with our families.  Do you have a favorite New Year’s Tradition? If not, there is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/25/family-friendly-ideas-to-ring-in-the-new-year/

4-H Meets Community Needs through Service

Clear evidence of mastering a skill is being able to employ it in one’s everyday life. Knowledge is only as good as how we are able to use it. 4-H dedicates itself to educating youth with research based curriculum not only for their own benefit but also so they can share that knowledge with others. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/19/4-h-meets-community-needs-through-service/

Tips for Healthier Holiday Cooking

The holidays are often filled with time-honored traditions that include some of our favorite meals and foods. As you celebrate, think of little changes you can make this holiday season to create healthier meals and active days. An added bonus, these small changes may help you to avoid those extra holiday pounds we all fear …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/11/tips-for-healthier-holiday-cooking/

Making the Holidays Affordable

Save money and make fun memories this year by making your own gifts! This Christmas, save money and enjoy the season by hand-making gifts for your children’s teachers, friends, and your co-workers. We have all received the “awesome” gift of a plaid tie or vanilla candle which is appreciated, but lacks a personal touch. Why not …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/04/making-the-holidays-affordable/

4-H Grows Generosity: “I Pledge my Hands to Larger Service”

Leon County 4-Hers grow gratitude and compassion through service-learning Developing a heart for giving back and helping others is one of the most important personal benefits youth can obtain through active involvement in a 4-H program. During this season of thanks , 4-H members all over the United States will put the third sentence of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/26/4-h-grows-generosity-i-pledge-my-hands-to-larger-service/

4-H Breads Project Leads to Life-Long Career

A Liberty County mother and son participate in the UF IFAS Extension Rediscover Bread Baking And Jam-Making Workshop. Many years ago, a young girl attended a 4-H livestock club meeting along with her brothers and her father, who was serving as the volunteer club leader.   During the meeting the local county 4-H Agent paid the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/25/4-h-breads-project-leads-to-life-long-career/

Simple Steps to Seasonal Savings

For many people, their holiday shopping begins on Black Friday. Cyber Monday, which falls after the Thanksgiving weekend is a great way to order gifts online- especially if you do not like crowds. Many retailers will lure shoppers in on Cyber Monday with free shipping deals. UF IFAS Extension offers some great tips for keeping …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/20/simple-steps-to-seasonal-savings/

4-H Club Leader Grows Resilience and Empathy

For more than 33 years, Priscilla Weaver has been teaching youth about animal science through the 4-H club program. This time of the year you can find her at the North Florida Fairgrounds in the livestock buildings. As the North Florida Fair’s Livestock Director she’ll be busy putting on a great livestock show and competition …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/13/4-h-club-leader-grows-resilience-and-empathy/

Navigating 4-H Events and Activities

Florida 4-H offers hundreds of events and activities to support 4-H clubs and members. 4-H events are specialized programs designed and conducted to SUPPORT a 4-H members projects at the club, county, district, state, and national levels. Events and activities are typically tied to a project (or curriculum) area and help the youth develop and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/06/navigating-4-h-events-and-activities/

4-H is Growing the Workforce Preparation

The business world says that there are not enough young people with strong communication skills, work ethic, and leadership skills to fill today’s workforce pipeline. Through schoolwork, youth can gain knowledge and skills in areas like reading, writing, math and science. Working hard in school and taking advantage of all the opportunities available is very important, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/30/4-h-is-growing-the-workforce-preparation/

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