I've often heard working in cooperative extension is a bit like working in church missions, because you're in it to serve others.
"We all have our differences. Some big and some small," said 4-H member Scott Evritt of the Newton County Theme School.
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In 1904, local educators G.C. Adams and P.D. Johnson had no idea their efforts to educate boys about the latest research in corn would turn into something as big as 4-H.
Middle and high school 4-H'ers in Newton County are members of Sigma Lambda Chi 4-H.
"It doesn't really seem like science," says 4-H'er Sarah Heft of her observations at a local veterinary clinic.
The heat and humidity on this southern Friday night are evident in the sweat rolling down the faces of competitors and observers.
Take a look at your hands. Don't forget to check between the fingers and around those fingernails.
Gwinnett County Fair
Middle and high school 4-H'ers trained 114 5th grade 4-H officers on Tuesday.
They taught how to follow the meeting order and what each officer's role involves.
If you don't know a bagworm from fall webworm, call a 4-H'er.
If any photograph is supposed to be worth a thousand words, Laura Greenich's portraits and scenes must be an entire book chapter.
Last week I discussed how it seems we never visit local places, even though they're often inexpensive and require little travel.
I have had the incredible opportunity to explore the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland, Can., this week on vacation.
I can't believe we now have 24 public schools in Newton County, counting the theme, alternative and charter schools.
It makes it tough to figure out how to deliver 4-H to every student, but we're up for the challenge.
Does one monkey stop the show?
Since 1966, Dr. Bo Ryles has been a 4-H'er, camp counselor, program assistant, 4-H agent, district agent, specialist and, most recently, our state 4-H leader.
She peers intently through safety glasses at the tiny plastic tube in her gloves and carefully drips a thick, chocolate-looking substance inside until it reaches the brim.
A bluebird, famous for the scrap of sky
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