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TENNESSEE 4-H IDEAS
VOLUME 12 - Issue 28
July 13, 2012


IN THIS ISSUE

Calling All Creative Youth to Enter "Do the Ride Thing" Video Contest
NWTF Grants for 4-H Shooting Sports
Tennessee 4-H Horse Championships Results Posted to Web Site


UPCOMING EVENTS

July 16-19
      Tennessee Junior Livestock Exposition (Sheep Events) - Cookeville

July 23-27
      State 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference - Knoxville

July 30-August 5
      Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships - Perry, GA

August 1
      Annual 4-H Enrollment Report Due - State 4-H Office

August 15
      Enrollment Module Rollover - Knoxville

August 17
      Southern Region 4-H Volunteer Forum Registration Due - State 4-H Office

August 18
      State Junior Market Goat Show - Lebanon

August 20-25
      Appalachian Fair - Gray

August 23
      State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest - Lebanon

August 24-25
      State 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Certification - Crossville

September 7-16
      Tennessee Valley Fair - Knoxville

September 7-16
      Tennessee State Fair - Nashville

September 15
      State Make It with Wool Contest - Fayetteville
 
September 21-22
      YF&R Fall Education Tour - East Tennessee

September 28-30
     
State 4-H Council Meeting - Lebanon


Tennessee 4-H Home Page: 4h.tennessee.edu
Online version of Ideas: 4h.tennessee.edu/ideas12
Ideas index: 4h.tennessee.edu/ideas12/12index.htm


CALLING ALL CREATIVE YOUTH TO ENTER "DO THE RIDE THING" VIDEO CONTEST

The ATV Safety Institute (ASI) is sponsoring the 2012 "Do the Ride Thing" ATV Safety PSA contest. To enter, youth ages 6-18 create a 30- or 60-second video/PSA, upload it to YouTube and submit an entry form on the ASI Web site.

There will be three winners in each of the three age categories (6-10 years, 11-14years and 15-18 years) and two product categories. 1st place winners earn $500; 2nd place is $300; and 3rd place is $200. Plus, all age and product categories are eligible to win the $2,500 grand prize. The 19 prizes total $8,500.

The winning 30- and 60-second videos will be used as public service announcements (PSAs) by the ATV Safety Institute. For more information and to see last year’s winning video, go to http://www.atvsafety.org/atv_psa_contest/index.html.

The contest runs from June 1 through August 15. Please encourage youth 6-18 to participate in this fun project.

Martin Koon
Program Leader
Central Region

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NWTF GRANTS FOR 4-H SHOOTING SPORTS

We are now taking applications for the summer 2012 county 4-H Shooting Sports grant. This is a continuation of a grant program established using funds from the National Wild Turkey Federation. The grants are designated to be used in starting and strengthening 4-H Shooting Sports programs. An application can be downloaded at 4h.tennessee.edu/ideas12/attach/SSgrant12.doc. Deadline for application is August 10, 2012.

All county agents and volunteers who direct 4-H Shooting Sports programs will be expected to abide by the procedures and guidelines as stated in the Tennessee 4-H Shooting Sports Program Planning Guide. All individuals who instruct will be expected to hold 4-H Shooting Sports certification in the discipline in which they are instructing. Training will be provided for all individuals needing certification at state 4-H Shooting Sports training events. Volunteers who are instructors should be registered as official 4-H volunteers with their county 4-H office. Please refer to the guidelines on the application for more information.

Please thank your local NWTF chapter for their passionate support of 4-H Shooting Sports. They would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

Daniel Sarver
Extension Specialist
4-H Youth Development
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TENNESSEE 4-H HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS POSTED TO WEB SITE

The results of the Tennessee 4-H Horse Championships held in Shelbyville last month have been posted to the Department of Animal Science Web site. For a complete listing, go to animalscience.ag.utk.edu/Horse/4-HHorseProject.html.

Steve Sutton
Director
4-H Youth Development
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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.
~ Art Buchwald






 


 

 

 



 

 

 

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