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If you have limited English skills, do not let that stop you from visiting an Extension office. If you have difficulty speaking or understanding English, our staff can serve you by connecting you to one of our Extension agents through a telephone-based interpreter. Interpretation for more than 200 languages is provided. This service is free to our clients. Read more
2016 4-H Fall Fun!
Fall is a busy time of year for many of our Greene County 4-H Clubs as we begin planning meetings and events and elect officers for the coming year.
4-H Enrollment opens for new members on October 1, 2016 and runs through September 30, 2017.
Your child must be 5, but no older than 8 by September 30, 2017 to enroll in
Cloverbuds. WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING ADULT VOLUNTEERS TO LEAD THIS CLUB!
4-H members must by 9 by September 30, 2017 to be enrolled in 4-H Livestock Club, Greene HorseShoes 4-H Club, and International Club.
Our afterschool and homeschool Robotics programs are open to youth ages 9-14. We only have a few more slots on our after school team, which meets on Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30, and our home school team which meets on Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. Both teams meet at the Greene Extension Office. For more information, please contact Kathy Alstat at email@example.com or 434 985-5236. We cannot accept any more applicants after September 8. Our After school robotics program at Ruckersville Elementary is currently full.
Y.E.S. Club is open to youth in Grades 6-12 and involves cooking projects that often require a higher level of maturity.
Teen Club is for youth ages 13-19.
Eligibility as a 4-H member ends on December 31 of a 4-H members’ 19th year.
On October 1, 2016 we begin a new 4-H enrollment year (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017). Each member and adult volunteer is required to register online, or if they do not have internet access, fill out a new enrollment packet for the enrollment year. In order to register online, you must choose at least one specific club for your child to enroll. Current members will receive a reminder and information on re-enrollment during the first week of October.
To register online, go to https://va.4honline.com which will be open for enrollments on October 5. If you have questions, please call 434 985-5236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on Summer Camp will be available in October.
In addition to our current clubs, 4-H offers programs and support to schools and home school groups upon request, including STEM activities and in-school clubs.
Be sure to stop by and support the semi-annual Tractor Supply Clover Drive in Ruckersville, October 5-16. 4-H members are encouraged to come to man our display and talk about 4-H throughout the fund raiser. We thank Tractor Supply for being such a great supporter of 4-H Programs!
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Making your Trees and Livestock Work Together For You
When: October 19, 2016
Time: 4 pm - 8 pm
Cost: $5 registration fee, includes dinner
Silvopasture Flyer and Registration (PDF | 3MB)
Introduction to Whole Farm Planning
Interested in starting or growing a farming enterprise? Come discuss and work through the whole farm planning concept, marketing, business management and planning, land acquisition and tenure, and sustainable farming practices. Registration is $25 per person and a light dinner will be provided. You may register online at http://www.tinyurl.com/wholefarm planning and send in your check, or send in the registration information found on the flier.
Option 1: Greene County Extension Office, October 27 and November 3, 6 pm - 8 pm. Please pre-register by October 15 for this location.
Option 2: Louisa County Extension Office, November 9 and 17 from 6 pm - 8 pm. Please pre-register by October 31 for this location.
Introduction to Whole Farm Planning Flyer and Registration (PDF | 395KB)
Introduction to Beekeeping
Topics include Bee Biology, Bee Behavior, Hive Management, Honey Flow, Hive Transportation, Construction, Swarms, nucleus colonies, their benefits, uses, management, feeding, and how to make splits.
When: November 14, 16, 18, 2016
Time: 4 pm - 6 pm
Where: Greene County Extension Office
Cost: $25 per person, chance to win your own beehive!
Please pre-register by going on line at http://www.tinyurl.com/beekeeping2016 and sending in your check or mail in the registration information found on the flier.
Introduction to Beekeeping Flyer and Registration (PDF | 574KB)
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