On Monday, we're hosting Kenyan 4-H members for a brief visit while they are in Atlanta for National 4-H Congress.
Youths are invited to learn about the job of a horse farrier with the Newton County 4-H Horse Club at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gaither's Plantation.
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High school sophomores and juniors may apply for the 2014 Newton Youth Leadership Institute through Nov. 5.
If you've ever been to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center auditorium, you know the stage is fairly tall. Maybe that's why Dr. Bo Ryles always seemed 10 feet tall to me as he served as state 4-H leader through my middle- and high-school years.
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"What do you wear to sleep?" "Why do all Americans drink from red cups?" "Have you met Michael Jordan?" "How many Sasquatches are in Georgia?" "Are you rich?" These questions were all real questions asked by the Australian youth during our trip so far. The last four seem to be based on television shows and movies, although I'm still not sure about the first one. Maybe he thought we all wore pink footie bunny pajamas ...
We crossed the International Date Line and the equator, and so far have traveled nearly 40 hours by plane. I'm still no fan of Vegemite (I tried Mighty Mite, which is supposed to be less strong), but the rest of Australia is incredible.
I'm feeling a little like the ghost of Christmas future - I'm 12 hours ahead of you! Actually, I'm writing this from the Chicago airport as we await the next leg of the trip, but by Sunday I'll be adjusting to the land down under.
Cheap Tickets Spring is a busy time of year for 4-H'ers, with many of our competitive teams heading off to district and state competitions. We're also preparing for summer activities and camps, so it's not too late to come in and get in on this year's fun. We have events available for everyone from age 9 all the way up through high school. Additionally, the Newton 4-H office sells the cheapest Six Flags and White ...
Twenty teenagers, each with an 18-inch piece of pipe, were challenged to move a golf ball 60 feet without touching it and without letting it stop.
As I wrote my column last week at Rock Eagle during Junior Senior 4-H Project Achievement, one 4-H'er walked by, clearly upset.
So far, on this rainy Saturday morning, I've learned about colic in horses, canine arthritis, nuclear radiation and tidal energy.
What sound does a kangaroo make? What clubs do Australian youth join? How do Australian youth serve their communities? Do toilets flush the other direction in the southern hemisphere? 4-H'ers are preparing questions for Australian youth before I head over in mid April, some more serious than others. I am honored to be one of only 4 non-Rotarians to travel with the Rotary International Group Study Exchange (GSE) this year to the state of Western ...
Walking through the Atlanta airport in December, I felt a rush of happiness when I saw troops making their way through the crowds, almost running, to reunite with their families.
The finest examples of beef cattle, hogs and breeding ewes in Newton County go head to head on Saturday, Feb. 11, as 4-H'ers and FFA members compete at the Newton Classic Livestock Show. The free show is open to the public, and begins at 10 a.m. at the Newton High livestock barn, located behind the new brick building. Children and adults alike will enjoy watching students from second to 12th grade as they exhibit ...
Don't miss the Farmers & Market Bulletin It's time to renew your subscription to the Farmers and Market Bulletin. Or maybe you never subscribed last year when the publication by the Georgia Department of Agriculture had to convert to paid subscriptions, but you've missed seeing all the interesting ads. Don't worry - our 4-H'ers would love to help you renew or begin your subscription and save you some postage. In-state subscriptions are only $10 ...
Rock Eagle 4-H Center continues to change as cabins are gutted, torn down and replaced with beautiful new cabins.
The Georgia Cattlemen's Association honored Ted Wynne at the Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents meeting with the Outstanding County Agent of the Year award.
Tickets are selling quickly, so don't miss out on your chance to see Clovers and Company perform on Jan. 21.
I hope you are enjoying time together with family and friends, celebrating old traditions and beginning new ones.