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Summer 2018

Inside this issue: 4-H Club


Spotlight of the Month

National 4-H Forestry Invitational Kentucky was one of 15 states that competed in the

Reports/ Events 4-H Camp Cabin Photos


Healthy Choices


39th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational from July 29 through August 2. The Kentucky team placed


seventh overall! Team members were Anne Adams from Glendale, Dylan Parrish from Boston, Gloria Bolin and

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Cloverbud Camp & 4-H Week




Natalie Bolin from Bloomfield. The team was coached by Danielle Hagler, Nelson County Extension agent for 4-H and Youth Development and Madelyn Bolin, Nelson County 4-Her and former National team member. Chaperoning the event were our intern, Nicole Howard and volunteer and former national team member, Ben Bolin. While at the Invitational, 4-H members competed for overall team and individual awards in several categories. Events included tree identification, tree measurement, compass and pacing, insect and disease identification, topographic map use, forest evaluation, the forestry bowl and a

County Extension Agents for 4-H Youth Development

written forestry exam. Anne Adams and Natalie Bolin both received perfect scores for Forest Insect and Forest Disease Identification. Nationwide, nearly 100,000 youth are part of 4-H Forestry Programs. We are incredibly

Danielle Hagler

proud of our team and are grateful to all who helped the team study or provided sponsorship for their trip: including, but not limited to: The KY 4-H Foundation, Nelson County

Luke Fries 317 South Third Street Bardstown, KY 40004 502-348-9204

NRCS, Robbie Smith (Nelson County CES ANR Agent), Laurie Thomas (UK Forestry Dept.), Sean Godbold (KY Division of Forestry), Blake Newton (UK Entomology), Dr. Ellen Crocker (UK Forest Health) and former team members!

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Teen Camp

Shooting Sports Education Club At the August meeting, members were preparing for state tournament by receiving their final discipline

assignments. Members will be attending extra practices to make sure they are confident and safe at state

tournament. Members heard Madilyn Bolin speak on her National Shooting Sports Ambassador training.

Nature Club Lake Cumberland 4-H

Camp held their very first Teen Camp. Nelson County had four teens attend and they had a blast! Throughout the week teens picked up trash around the grounds for civic engagement, enjoyed a color fight and a food fight, and also enjoyed a presentation by Rachel Noble and the state officers about other ways to get involved with 4-H.

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Nature Club studied creek ecosystems at their last meeting! At Station Run

observed snakes. After exploring the creek, the club discussed water quality and

Farm, owned by Robbie how waterways were used in Smith, they collected fossils, the past. caught fish and crawfish, and

4-H Beef Club Nelson County Beef Club hosted its annual Nelson County Youth Livestock Show at the Nelson County Fair on July 18th. The club

animals. Community sponsors help make the event a success year in and year out and the Beef Club thanks each of them for their

Dubby Faulkner encouraged 5 young showmen to provide a speech at the regular meeting. Raelee Reynolds, Sarah Milburn, Katie Ice,

saw its number of showmen and women increase from 2017 with close to 10 total showing over 30 beef

support. As part of a thank you for support to the Nelson County Beef Cattle Association, Club Leader

Kaitlyn Ballard and Peyton Greenwell represented the club with great poise! Good job everyone.

SWAMP, Wee Care Day Care, and Bardstown Childcare SWAMP, Wee Care Day

using rice cakes and colored

generated over 90 county fair

Care, and Bardstown Childcare participated in

cream cheese. In the agriculture workshop youth

entries and the youth received their projects back

workshops throughout the summer. They focused on

made multigrain trail mix along with a fair premium. and discussed the similarities

nutrition, art, horticulture, and agriculture. The youth

and differences between their trail mix and cattle

have had the opportunity to try new snacks and learn

feed. The horticulture workshop focused on

about how those snacks affect their bodies. In art,

planting small plants and discussing what those plants

volunteer Candace Gibbs explained the color wheel

need to grow. The art and horticulture workshops

4-H Event Updates Page 3

State Communications Day Congratulations to the Following Nelson County 4-Hers who competed at the Kentucky 4-H State Communications day Contest:

Teen Conference Nelson County 4-H is so incredibly proud of this group of teens and volunteers. In this picture there is a retired 4 -H State Officer, a returning SET Board Member, a returning Performing Arts Troupe member, a retiring

Fashion Leadership board member, a returning Shooting Sports Ambassador, an incoming SET Board member, an incoming STC member, an incoming fashion leadership board member, a fashion review semi-finalist, a

Gold winner, 3 silver winners, a bronze winner, one emerald interviewee, one amazing intern, two dedicated parent volunteers (one behind the camera), and two first time teen conference attendees!

Measure the Candidates, vendor booths, tractor rides, petting zoo and Ag Olympics! Everyone had a fantastic time and the weather was not too terribly hot for the middle of

July. Big thanks to all who helped and participated in the event. Make sure to schedule the same weekend in your 2019 calendar for Ag Day and 5K!

Traci Boblitt- Jr FCS Demonstrationchemical Free- Red Elliot Redmon & Marionna WheatleyJr Team Demonstration – Squiggly Pen – Blue Ali Hood- Jr Visual Arts DemonstrationDuct Tape CreationsBlue

Robotics Team

Ag Day 5K Nelson County 4-H Youth, Agents and Volunteers helped plan and had a ball at Nelson County Ag Day and 5K 2018. Events throughout the day included the Ag Day 5K, Farm to Table Breakfast,

Pottery Workshop

The Nelson County 4-H robotics Team has spent many hours practicing for the state contest. We wish them luck as they compete at the KY State Fair.

Matt Gaddie shared his talents and knowledge of pottery with Nelson County 4-Hers during two pinch pot workshops. The 4-Hers learned about the therapeutic nature of the arts will receive their projects back after they are fired in Mr. Gaddie’s

wood fired kiln. The projects will be eligible for entry in the Nelson County fair next year. Nelson Ocunty 4-H looks forward to partnering with more artist throughout the year to offer additional arts workshops.

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Over 320 campers and volunteers attended Nelson County 4-H Camp June 25-29 !

Interested in Healthy Recipes and Nutrition Resources? Visit our Food and Nutrition Display in the lobby of the: Nelson County Cooperative Extension Service Office 317 South Third Street, Bardstown, KY 40004


University of Kentucky Nelson County 317 South Third Street Bardstown, KY 40004


Calendar of Events Sunday August 19

Monday Aug 20

Tuesday August 21

Wednesday August 22

Thursday August 23

Friday August 24

Saturday August 25

Kentucky State Fair * August 16—26, 2018 August 26

August 27

August 28

August 29

August 30 August 31 Cooking Club

Sept 1

Sept 2

Sept 3

Sept 4

Sept 5

Sept 6

Sept 7

Sept 8 Shooting Sports Tournament

Horse Club Dairy Club

Adult Council

Sept 9 Sept 10 Shooting Sports Tournament

Sept 11 Sept 12 Teen Council

Sept 13

Sept 14

Sept 15

Sept 16

Sept 18 Sept 19 Rabbit & Poultry Club

Sept 20

Sept 21

Sept 22

Sept 17

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