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March 2017

Inside this issue: Club Updates


Get Involved


Project Club Dates


4-H Camp PreRegistration Form


Upcoming Workshops


Spotlight of the Month Nelson County 4-H Ham Club Takes It to the Farm

County Extension Agents for 4-H Youth Development Danielle Hagler

Luke Fries

317 South Third Street Bardstown, KY 40004 502-348-9204 502-348-9270 fax

The Nelson County 4-H Market to Market Ham Club took the time to visit a hog farm, in order to discover where their “green hams� may have come from. Mr. Jay Filiatreau took the Ham

Club members from barn to barn via hayride, all while explaining the hard work and cost that goes into raising pigs for food. Members had excellent questions and one of the best parts? At the end of

the meeting Mr. Filiatreau grilled delicious pork burgers! Many thanks to Mr. Filiatreau for having 4-H out to the farm, we look forward to touring again next year!

4-H Club Updates Page 2

4-H Electricity Club

4-H Teen Council The Nelson County 4-H Teen Council was excited to take part in a leadership workshop presented by the State 4-H Secretary Rebecca Hayes.

Save the Date! 4-H Communications Contest The Nelson County 4-H Speech and Demonstrations Contest will be held on Monday April 17, 2017. See Danielle or Luke for more details and tips on how to prepare your Blue-Ribbon talk!

Eight excited 4-Hers enjoyed the first in a series of 4-H Electricity workshops. The 4-Hers and many of their parents toured the Salt River Electric warehouse and learned about the equipment needed to keep the

lights on in our community. They also got a behind the scenes look at the grid and the computer system that monitors outages. The group is very grateful to the leaders Billy Marks and Tracey

Hopper for sharing their extensive knowledge with the group. They are looking forward to learning about circuits next month.

4-H Bluegrass Home Educators On March 2nd, 2017 planting pods in a berry Bluegrass Home Educators green house. Afterwards met and learned about we played 321 Ninja. seeds. We planted seeds in

4-H at Bardstown Middle School

4-H Rabbit & Poultry Club is Re-Starting!

Call us and let us know if your child is interested @ (502) 348-9204

8th Grade AP environmental Science students at Bardstown Middle school are learning about mass, velocity, the nitrogen cycle and much more

through their participation in the 4-H Unlocking the Mystery of the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach program. The students will continue

participating in 4-H science activities throughout the spring including the 4-H speech contest and possibly a field trip to the Environmental Camp!

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4-H “Dicers” Cooking Club Nelson County 4-H Announces Achievement Program Winners! Bolin, Natalie


Bolin, Gloria

Level 5

On our March 6 cooking club meeting, “The Dicers” learned how to make sausage gravy and biscuits. We also watched a video on how to make it, and the leaders spoiled what his secret ingredient was! We had an amazing time with about 35 kids attending our club, and everyone that tasted it, said it was delicious!

Bolin, Stephen

Level 5

Bolin, Madelyn


Cecil, Clay


4-H Homeschool Club

Cecil, Katie

Level 1

Parrish, Dylan


Enlow, Caleb

Level 5

Ballard, Brent

Level 2

Lyvers, Layten


On February 9th the homeschool 4-H club held its second meeting of the year. Anna Limke, a member of the homeschool 4H club, spoke to us about state government and the importance

Lyvers, Aydon

Level 2

Lyvers, Grayson


Hood, Aaron


4-H encourages young people to set and achieve their goals. To that end, the Kentucky 4-H Achievement Program was created to reward ambitious and accomplished young people throughout the state. 4-H’ers can start accumulating points as soon as they start 4-H and begin earning recognition in the sixth grade. 4-H’ers at least in the 10th grade, and who have reached Level V can apply for the gold award. Each district can submit 10 applicants for the gold award. Of the 70 statewide applicants, 30 are selected. The competitive program consists of an application, and a panel interview portion. Gold Competitive Achievement winners receive a full scholarship to the Teen Conference on the University of Kentucky Campus June 13 – 17, 2016 and an $800 scholarship towards attending National 4-H Congress Conference.

Submitted by Noah Burfield

of communicating effectively. We participated in a skit, which was a simplified way of explaining how a bill becomes a law. The lobbyists even persuaded the voters with candy. We held rapid

fire debates, in which two people debated a simple issues like whether flat bill hats should be worn in public. Next month we plan to visit the capitol.

What is a 4-H Project? What is a 4-H Project? 4-H members participate in projects where they are asked to accomplish a task, i.e., make something, develop a skill, raise and/or train an animal, etc. There are numerous projects available to 4-H members including: foods, clothing, public speaking, aerospace, wood science, livestock, health, gardening, photography, and MUCH MORE! Members DO NOT have to be a member of a project specific club in order to complete a 4-H project. 4-H

members begin by exploring their interest. They may select one or more projects, and receive a project manual which guides them through the activities. 4-H projects are age appropriate. The 16 year old 4-H member will be expected to do a more advanced project within their area of interest, whereas the 10 year old might be working with and introductory activity. One of the most important aspects of 4-H project work is that the 4-H member decides what they want

to learn and do as they explore their project. This allows the project to be self-paced, and gives children important skills in setting and working toward their goals. NOW is the time to be working on your 4-H projects! All requirements for 4-H projects that can be entered at county fair and are eligible for the 2017 KY State Fair Cloverville can be found on our 4-H webpage at: https:// content/2017-4-h-fair-projectscounty-state-fairs

4-H Volunteers Needed . . . Could it be YOU? Become a 4-H Volunteer today and help create life-changing experiences for youth. We are currently seeking 4-H

Volunteers to fill the following all background checks. Please roles: All volunteers must contact the Extension Office to complete a volunteer receive an application. application and successfully pass

4-H Adult Council—Seeking New Members!! Did you know that as a parent of a 4-H member, you can join the 4-H Council? It costs nothing, meets monthly and gives you a chance a to learn about the current program and

to have input on the development of your child’s 4-H program. Our officer team would like to see some new faces! Meetings are held at the Extension Office –our next

meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. Join us and meet our new officer team! It is going to be an exciting year!!

4-H Project Clubs and Workshops Page 4

2016 Kids Vote & Robotic Club Page 5

Electricity & Scrapbooking Workshops Page 6

Aerospace & Solar Eclipse Camp Page 7

Family CPR & Cloverbud Camp Page 8

Babysitter’s Training & Family Fitness Club Page 9


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


Calendar of Events Sunday March 12

Monday March 13 Dairy Club Family Fitness





March 14 March 15 March 16 March 17 Teen Council Photo Club Poster Deadline Horticulture Club

Saturday March 18 Scrapbooking Workshop

March 19

March 20 March 21 March 22 March 23 Robotics Club Electric Club Nature Club Stitch N Time Club

March 24

March 25

March 26

March 27

March 31

April 1 Shooting Sports Club

April 2

April 3 April 4 April 5 Cooking Club Adult Council Woodworking & Babysitting Day CPR Day Camps Camp

April 7

April 8 Stitch N Time Club

April 9

April 10

April 14

April 15 Scrapbooking Workshop

April 21

April 22

Dairy Club Family Fitness April 16

March 28

March 29 March 30 Nature Club

April 6

April 11 April 12 April 13 Teen Council Nature Club Horticulture Club

April 17 April 18 April 19 Robotics Club Electric Club

April 20 Photo Club

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