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4-H - how is it in your area?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ebonykawai, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been trying to get in touch with 4-H in my area, my own county and the neighboring one. I know I'm going to have extra show quality birds and I want to donate a few, but no one is returning my emails or phone calls. [​IMG]

    Do I need to know the password? Is this some secret society and if I enter it, I'll have to be killed?? Anyone have a good relationship with theirs? Can you show me the secret handshake? [​IMG]
     
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Did you look at the Cornell Cooperative Extention? They can lead you to your county 4-H. Let me know what you come up with.
     
  3. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, that's who I got the phone numbers from. And I got some emails from the websites. Weird!
     
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *2 years ago at the cty fair here-- there was only one entry. . . . I heard it was some better this year.
     
  5. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    When we first tried to join my son in 4 H it took about 2 weeks to get a phone call and I think I called 3 times. Ours is done by 1 lady and I think she stays very busy.

    My son has since joined the goat club ( there isn't a poultry club in our area ) and I have to say the leaders of his goat group are outstanding.
     
  6. chickenlover210

    chickenlover210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know how you feel. My 4-h club is in a suburb area so the only thing they specialise in is Dogs!!!!!!!!! What a rip. I want to move to a farm but not to far because I don't want to be far away from my friends
     
  7. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Kinda tough having a decent 4-H went you can't have ANY livestock in the city limits-- and they just extended the city limits another 5 miles a year or so ago. . . I THINK most of the entrants this year came from the counties north of ours.
     
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  8. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yikes, what the heck happened to 4-H??? Any ideas about who else shows poultry? Should I look at clubs or something? Scouts? [​IMG]
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I am sorry to hear about your 4-H troubles. Your county extension office should have a list of all the 4-H clubs in your area, the head advisor's name and phone number. We have many clubs in our area to choose from. I do hope you find something. 4-H can be a great experience for kids. [​IMG]
     
  10. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * I think 4-H is still strong in certain areas in Florida--- It's just that MOST of the East Coast is urban or suburban south of LaKe Okeechobee. In fact, all the way from the Atlantic to the very edge of the Everglades is pretty much gated communities or condos or residential of some sort. . . .
     
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