April 2; VQA Steer Take-up and
April 4; VQA Heifer Take-up
Seasonal meetings geared to be proactive to issues related to overall farm profitablility in Smyth County. Meetings are the third Monday from November to April. All meetings begin at 6:00pm and includ a steak dinner unless otherwise stated. Cost is $15 per person with the proceeds going to our Ag Program.
Called monthly meetings (with the exception of hay season and holidays) that address pertinent issues in the beef industry. Meetings are generally at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon and begin at 6:30 PM. Annual dues are $25 per person and meals at the meetings are $5 for members and $10 for non-members,
Club for all youth 5 - 19 interested in all aspects of Animal Agriculture. Programs include exhibiting livestock, cattle working and judging. Club trips have been visiting Kansas in 2013 and Eastern Texas in 2015.
Smyth County 4-H is committed to serving the youth of Smyth County. 4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H is committed to assisting youth, and those adults working with them, in acquiring the knowledge, life skills, and attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, contributing, and productive members of society. The central theme of 4-H education is "learn by doing."
March 19 - April 23; EarlyBird Camp Registration (Smyth County VCE Office 8:30am - 5:00pm)
April 24; Camp Registration (Chilhowie High School)
May 5; Area Contest, in Smyth County
May 8 & 9; Bristol Junior Steer and Heifer Show (Washington County Fairgrounds, Abingdon)
June 9; SW District Horse Show (SWVA 4-H Center, Abingdon)
June 18 - 22; Smyth/Tazewell County 4-H Camp (SWVA 4-H Center, Abingdon)
4-H Cloverbud Programming is to promote the healthy development of youth ages 5 to 8 to become capable, competent, caring and contributing citizens! Cloverbud programming works to develop self-understanding and confidence through positive and cooperative learning; experience achievement through an age appropriate and success-oriented activity based curriculum; and to develop positive attitudes of self, family and community through caring adults and older youth who serve as positive role models!
The Smyth County Clover Connection Newsletter will be a monthly newsletter that will highlight happenings of the Smyth County 4-H program. Please let Daniel know if you have anything that you think might add to the newsletter! The newsletter will be on the website by the 2nd week of every month and emailed to the listserv!
The newsletter can be found below in PDF format if you would like to print it for yourself!
Engaging with Communities
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