It's time for 4-H Camp! Registration is now open, and we are excited about PG4H Camp 2023. The following link will give you access to the registration page and information for campers, counselors and CITs. Contact us if you have questions.
Teacher Zone – Register here to access classroom resources for school and home school 4-H projects and activities. Enroll your students in the 4-H club at your school to participate in activities and projects ranging from hatching baby chicks in the classroom to taking field trips to VSU's Randolph Farm and other agriculture producers. (See Ag Tours section below) Contact Hermon Maclin for more information.
4-H School Clubs
Beasley Elementary-Jennifer Bowen, sponsor
North Elementary- Stephanie Toney, sponsor
Walton - Hollie Nase, sponsor
Harrison Elementary-Makayla Trivet, sponsor
South Elementary - Michelle Smith, sponsor
PGHS 4-H - Cynthia Farley & Regina Mason, sponsors
JEJ Moore Middle School - LaToya Ford, sponsor
NB Clements Jr High – sponsor TBA
Photos coming soon!
Music Biz Club - Justin Brown, club leader
Fort Lee Military 4-H Clubs - Vedia Blanks and Michelle Williams, club leaders
Shooting Sports Club – Tyneika Thomas, club leader
4-H Alumni Club - Arielle Squire, club leader
4-H Horse Club – Samantha Felton, club leader
Click here for more information about Virginia 4-H Horse Clubs.
Contact Hermon Maclin for more information about clubs and ways to participate.
Virginia 4-H State Congress is the premier, statewide annual 4-H event held at Virginia Tech in June each year. The 4-day event includes state competitions, workshops and recreation. Participants stay in the dormitories on campus and eat in the VT dining halls. Contact Hermon Maclin for information.
The 2023 Talent Show is scheduled for April 14, 2023. Participation is limited to students enrolled in Prince George County Public Schools. Performing in the talent show has wide-reaching benefits for children, providing them with the tools to think creatively, innovate and appreciate diverse cultures and backgrounds. It encourages children to explore their emotions, expand their imagination and helps them develop their own, unique voice. The show is also a step towards participating in competitive events at 4-H State Congress.
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.
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”.
Click here to access our Facebook page for Virginia Youth Voices.
Click here to access our Youtube channel for Virginia Youth Voices to see all of our videos.
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 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.
All the second-grade students in Prince George explore the world of agriculture at the Bresko Farm. Youth visit eight stations studying poultry, soils, farm animals, field crops, vegetables, farm economics, dairy and beef cattle.
Students in other grade levels can have the Farm Day experience by having their teacher enroll them in the 4-H club at their school. 4-H Club members/students are eligible to participate in activities and projects ranging from hatching baby chicks in the classroom to taking field trips to VSU's Randolph Farm and other agriculture producers like the ones featured in the video below. Contact Hermon Maclin for more information.
Reality Store - A real-world financial simulation for youth
Reality Store is designed to:
• Give youth a glimpse of their future
• Help youth become aware of the need for basic skills of financial planning, decision making, and goal setting
• Motivate youth to examine attitudes about their futures and careers • Motivate youth to stay in school During this hands-on experience students randomly select a hypothetical family situation. Based on that information they make spending decisions for their household.
Eight stations are set up around the room to represent spending categories:
• Health Insurance/Personal Care
• Bank or Credit Union
• Chance (unexpected money or expenses)
Contact Hermon Maclin to schedule a Reality Store simulation.
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 email@example.com