.
.

Virginia Youth Voices

In collaboration with Adobe “Project 1324”, this 4-H youth digital media program ignites young people's "Creative Confidence". It helps them develop skills to solve problems and equips them with 21st century tools empowering them to find their voice and make it heard. The program also provides youth with the inspiration, training and technology to create original media works on issues they care about.

Rack N Roll Saddle Club

Prince George County has a horse club for youth ages 9-18. If you are interested in joining please give the office a call at 804-733-2686.

.

Talent Show

Our Music Biz Club produces an annual talent show featuring some 24 acts and attracting as many as 400 spectators at Prince George High School. Contact Hermon Maclin for more information.

Virginia Youth Voices 4-H Oscar Awards Expo

Walk the red carpet with the stars at our annual event held at the Science Museum of Virginia, youth display their projects and do some networking while awaiting judges decisions on digital media projects they’ve been working on throughout the year. Participants walk the red carpet and receive their 4-H Oscar Awards and have their videos shown on the “big screen”.

4-H Day at the Capitol

4-H members converge on Virginia’s capitol visiting members of the General Assembly discussing the many wonderful things 4-H is doing in their communities and positive impacts it is having on their lives. They get a close-up and personal look at our state government in action and are introduced as they observe the senate in session from the gallery.

4-H Funshops

Aquaculture Camp – Held at Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm, youth explore VSU’s fish farming research facility, greenhouses and hydroponics. They harvest fish and see the processing plant in action while simultaneously getting a crash course on fish anatomy. Youth top the day off with some old fashioned fishing reeling in some amazing catches.

Babysitting – Graduates of this childcare workshop walk away with a trained 4-H childcare provider certificate and a guide to running a successful babysitting business.

Technology Camp – Youth create digital circuits and explore the world of engineering with several projects exploring the world of computer technology.

4-H Food Challenge

Teams of about five youth each compete in a “Top Chef” style foods and nutrition workshop. Teams have 45 minutes to use a set of assigned ingredients to create and “plate” and a dish. The teams do the research necessary to provide the cost of their dish, a list of nutrients their meal provides and explain why those ingredients are good for your body.

4-H Food Challenge incorporates building skills in youth nutrition, research and presentation all in one project. The following video is a recap of a week we spent introducing youth to 4-H Food Challenge while simultaneously training them to hone skills needed to compete in local, district and national competitions.

Farm Day

All the second grade students in Prince George pay a visit to Willie Bresko as he welcomes them with open arms to explore the world of agriculture. Youth visit eight stations studying poultry, soils, farm animals, field crops, vegetables, farm economics, dairy and beef cattle.

.

Services offered through ANR

Soil fertility testing and recommendations

Diseases, insect and weed identification

Commercial row crops and vegetables

Home horticulture and lawns

Livestock and forage management

Farm business management and budgets

Pesticide safety education

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers soil testing for homeowners and commercial crop producers. The soil sample boxes are available at your local extension office. They are available for pick up in person or can be mailed to you.

Links to the soil sample forms are located below:

For any services listed, please contact Scott Reiter, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent at 804-733-2686 or at jreiter@vt.edu