2022 South Florida Fair
Palm Beach County 4-H Photo Shoot Fundraiser
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To make your appointment, please email or call Ms. Dina (DLigotino@pbcgov.org or 561-233-1792). Each photo is a suggested donation of $25 and all proceeds go to Palm Beach County 4-H youth scholarships to attend 4-H events like 4-H University, Camp Cloverleaf, and more. You will receive a digital copy of your photo to print, upload into a card format, etc. Please come out support Palm Beach County 4-H. Oh and pets are welcome too!
Galactic Quest Event for 4-H National Youth Science Day
4-H is holding an in-person event for the 2021 4-H STEM Challenge on Friday, October 1 from 4-5 PM. There is no fee to participate but you must register in advance with Ms. Dina (DLigotino@pbcgov.org) due to space limitations. Galactic Quest explores the history of humans in space, the technology and resources needed for missions, and the obstacles humans encounter in orbit. Activities explore important STEM topics ranging from physics and engineering to computer science and space agriculture. (see attached flyer)
When: Friday, October 1
Where: 4-H Office (West Palm Beach)
Register by 9/27: Email DLigotino@pbcgov.org
Peanut Butter Contest
PBC 4-H is excited to participate in the UF/IFAS 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge. Coordinated by UF/IFAS Extension faculty and volunteers, the project was conceived as a way to feed hungry families ahead of the holidays in addition to promoting a Florida-grown crop. The peanut, which is produced mainly throughout the northern regions of the state, contributed $119 million to the state economy in 2019, according to the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service. Did you know that peanut butter is an ever-popular item in food pantries for its nutrient density and shelf stability? The project has taken on increased significance and impact to the citizens of Florida in the last two years as demand for food bank assistance had increased as an economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Can you help? The Challenge always runs from Oct. 1 through the day before Thanksgiving – Nov. 25 this year – collecting unopened jars of peanut butter but you can start donating peanut butter as early as today. You may drop off peanut butter at the 4-H office our team will take care of the rest. Please share this with anyone else and let's show the state how generous Palm Beach County 4-H is! Here is a video with some background on this initiative as well:
Florida 4-H Virtual Ag Judging Contest
Florida 4-H staff are organizing the 2nd annual Florida 4-H Virtual Agriculture Judging Contest on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6pm Eastern. All 4-H members ages 8-18 can participate. This is an individual competition, no county teams necessary. Participants will judge bulls, steers, swine, dairy cattle, poultry, vegetables, crops, hay, identify tools and weeds, and answer questions about a soil sample all on Zoom using a digital web based score card.
Sign up is in 4HOnline (https://v2.4honline.com/). There will be an optional practice/tutorial on October 11 at 6pm Eastern on Zoom as well.
Shooting Sports Training
Okeechobee County is offering a 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer Training that will take place on October 30th at their Sheriffs Range (5025 SW 26th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974. This training will be offer Shotgun, Rifle, and Archery. Registration is now open on 4-H online.
South Florida Fair 4-H Exhibit Judging Dates
Mark your calendars! Palm Beach County 4-H will be holding hybrid judging events for the 2022 South Florida Fair. Youth will have the option to present their exhibits in-person or virtually. If presenting a food exhibit, 4-H youth are required to submit a video of themselves making their food item this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please mark the dates below and you will receive an email from Mr. Daniel once registration is about to open. All exhibitors MUST pre-register to receive a judging timeslot.
- SFF Food Exhibit Judging
- Friday, December 3
- Saturday, December 4
- SFF General Exhibit Judging