Suwannee County 4-H
Brian Estevez, 4-H and Youth Development Agent
End of Summer Day Camps
4-H Camp Eco-Fun, July 13-16, will provide youth the opportunity to learn about ecology and environmental issues, such as wildlife, water quality, and water quantity. Join us as we explore how we interact with our natural resources. This camp will be hosted at the Suwannee County Extension Office and local State Parks.
The 4-H Who Wants to be a Millionaire Day Camp, July 22-24, will provide youth the opportunity to learn and practice financial management. Youth will learn about checking and savings accounts, how to write checks, and why saving money is important. This camp will be hosted at the Suwannee County Extension Office and local financial institutions.
The 4-H Dairy Day Camp, August 3-6, will provide youth the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the dairy industry. This day camp will include several farm tours, quiz bowl, and dairy processing activities. On Thursday August 6, all participants are invited to participate in the state dairy quiz bowl contest. This camp will be hosted at Hatch Park in Branford and the quiz bowl contest will be held at the University of Florida.
State Champion Meat Judging Teams
Suwannee County 4-H is proud to announce that the senior and intermediate 4-H meat judging teams won first place at the state meat judging contest. The contest was held on April 18 at the Meat Processing Center at the University of Florida. Participants had to identify 40 retail cuts, place four retail/primal/carcass classes, identify parts on a beef and pork carcass, and answer questions relating to the meat industry. The senior team comprised of youth ages 14-18, included TJ B., Tineke S., and Andrew H. The intermediate team comprised of youth ages 11- 13, included Erin B., Abbey B., Carley H., and Ashley L. The junior team ages 8-10, included Nathan B., Garrett G., and Cole H.
Community Pride Projects
Congratulations to the members of the Suwannee County Sharp Shooters and RoboDogs 4-H clubs for completing their community pride projects sponsored by Florida 4-H and the Chevron Corporation. The Sharp Shooters restored the Veteran’s Memorial at the Live Oak city cemetery while the RoboDogs installed a rain barrel irrigation system at the Suwannee County Agricultural Complex.
Live Oak Learners
Suwannee County 4-H Clubs
If your child is interested in any 4-H activity, please contact the 4-H office, located in the Suwannee County UF/IFAS Extension office at 386-362-2771 located next to the coliseum in Live Oak.