Project Listing 2023-2024
Members and leaders plan programs that are carried out through all or most of the year. Please contact one of our Community Club Leaders if you have a new project you would like to lead.
Note that if the project name Abbie uses differs from what appears in the registration system, the name to look for when registering is in parentheses below the project name.
(Baking and Breadmaking)
(Baking and Breadmaking)
Members in the Baking Project will learn: prepping a recipe, preparing the item, properly using all equipment, practicing kitchen safety, and cleaning up. In the past we have baked cookies, naan, gingerbread, cupcakes, soda bread, and more. We will bake an item at every meeting, sharing the results at the end. We then critique our efforts and learn to improve from any mistakes.
Dog Care & Training
In the past years, we worked inside learning about:
Different dog breed and characteristics, Grooming, Parts of the dog, Dog health, Dog behavior.
After we do the inside learning, we start to bring our dogs and we start with the physical training, outside. The students are taught several training behaviors for their dogs. They also learn how to control their dog around other dogs, how to speak to their dogs and other training information. We have fun learning.
Because of COVID, we may have to skip the inside learning and go straight to the outside training where we can social distance.
I have two dogs if students do not have access to a dog.
This project will focus on growing vegetables and herbs. We will learn about soil types, fertilizers, and common pests. Our goal is for each member to grow at least 2 different vegetables to enter in the fair.
Raising a market goat is a fun, hands-on experience that will make you appreciate where your food comes from. Members will be given the tools and resources to make the most of their goat-raising experience. This is a long-term commitment. Members will get their goats in January or February, and will be responsible for their animal until the end of Fair in July when the animals are sold. Caring for goats will include daily feedings, training, vet care, routine weigh-ins, and providing a clean and comfortable space to raise the goat.
We will be learning how to care for and raise chickens. We will also learn how to show chickens in a fun and exciting environment. If you’ve never shown a chicken or even handled a chicken, that’s no problem!! Now is the time to learn!
Raising a market lamb is definitely a fun, hands-on experience! It teaches you what it takes to raise livestock and how to appreciate where your food comes from. All members will be given the tools and resources that are needed to help them with the learning experience. This is a long-term commitment. Members will typically get their lambs as early as January, at the latest in February.
The member will be responsible for their animal until the end of Fair in July when the animals are sold through auction. Members will be responsible for daily feedings, training, vet care, routine weigh-ins, and providing a clean and comfortable space to raise the lamb.
In this project we will learn about all 6 small animal species at the ACF. Rabbit, cavy, chickens, turkeys, cats and dogs. We will concentrate on rabbits at every meeting, and study another species also. This project is for any member interested in learning about animals and in entering the fair. You don't need an animal to enter. With the knowledge you will learn you can enter bowl games and take species quizzes at the fair.
You will be responsible for selecting, raising and showing a market hog at fair. We will receive animals about mid-March and the project will be complete with the Livestock Auction the last day of fair in July. This is a large time commitment, including monthly meetings, daily feedings, and weekend weigh days. You will also be expected to spend most of the second week of the fair at the fairgrounds. You don't have to own a pig to be in the project and learn about swine.
Teen Still Exhibits
This project will focus on different still exhibits to enter in field day and the fair. It will be member-led in that the members can decide what they want to focus on. we can work on crafts, photography or even table settings.
This project you will be responsible for raising and showing a market turkey at the ACF. We will receive the poults in February and the project will be complete with the last day of the fair in July. This project includes monthly meetings, daily feeding and cleaning.
Age: 9+ years old
Camp Academy is a county-wide project that teaches leadership skills and prepares members to be staff at 4-H Camp. Members are required to prepare a resume and interview for a staff position. Project enrollment will be capped, with preference given to returning members.
Meetings are the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7PM.
Age: Must be 14 years old as of January 1st, 2023.
Meetings: The 4th Wednesday of each month at 7PM.