The weather might be frightful outside but inside 4-H is gearing up for a several nice warm activities. Applications are due January 22 for State Teen Conference held on March 22-23 for those age 11-13. It is a great time for members to meet new friends while in Columbia and exploring the MU campus and getting to stay in a motel. Besides workshops run by State 4-H Council members the participants will get to enjoy a dance and other fun activities.
For those (age 14-18) wanting to explore career options based in the Kansas City area we have Global Careers Conference. This year they are trying something a little different in that the cost of $25 will get you in to a day of the conference (March 13-14) but you don’t have to stay overnight – unless you want to – then that is additional cost.
4-H Camp at Trenton Crowder State Park is always a time 4-H members enjoy attending. 2014 camp dates are June 2-5 or June 9-12 but now is the time to start the planning and selection of counselors for that fun time. Applications (age 14 -18) are available and due in Maryville by March 1. Selections dates, applicants will need to attend one or the other are April 5 and April 12.
Beginners Beekeeping Class will be held on January 18th, noon until approximately 6 pm at the Litton Center in the Jenkins Center Expo Building. There is no charge to attend. Please RSVP at 646-0811 or 660-214-0132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closer to home – there will be a Rabbit and Poultry Workshop in Chillicothe at the Litton Center on February 8. Rotating Poultry classes will happen in the morning and Rabbit class will be in the afternoon. This will be a no charge – free- workshop.
The end of February Livingston County 4-H will again be hosting a lock-in at the Chillicothe YMCA. It will again run from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am on February 21-22. 4-H members should be watching for more information to come out soon
For these and any other 4-H activities call the Extension Office – 646-0811 for more information.