PROJECTS

Project Listing 2021-2022

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.

Abbie Projects

bAking
(Baking and Breadmaking)

Cookies, cupcakes, and pies! Oh my! In this project we learn by doing. Often led by 4-H members, in this project, we will bake an item every time and talk about what works and what could be better next time. We will learn the basics of baking and some history of baked goods. Come join us!

INFORMATION

Age: 10+

Meetings: Zoom

CONTACT

Lisa Roberts: lisa@drwob.com

beef
(Cattle: Beef)

Raising a market steer or breeding heifer. Steers must be owned by the last weekend in February, however most purchase steers by October while they are still small enough to handle. Heifers must be owned 90-days before fair.

Exhibitors should plan to spend 15+ hours a week with their project animal.

INFORMATION

Meetings: Zoom

CONTACT

Breanne Maggy

Suzette Maggy

CAT

The cat project is one of our small animal projects where we learn all about cats and how to show them in the county fair. At the fair, cat project members can participate in cat dress up, showmanship, cat bowl, and knowledge quizzes. As well as preparing for fair activities, we will be learning more about cats themselves. This year we will be studying cat breeds, anatomy, health, and learning and practicing showmanship. We may even play some fun games or trivia such as kahoot while we are meeting virtually! We are always looking for new members, and you don’t need a cat to join the project so sign up soon!


INFORMATION

Meetings: Zoom

CONTACT

Lura Nicolas: lurnicolas1@gmail.com

Creative writing
(Communication)

Find the writer in you! Find inspiration for writing, develop a theme, create a plot , and develop main characters. You will start the exploration of the art of writing. Explore why to write, where to get ideas, theme, character, plot and setting, word choice, imagery, and dialogue. Keep it all in one place to create a portfolio. You can use interpretation of a subject in rhyme verse, free style poetry, short story and essays.

INFORMATION

Age: 10+

Meetings: Zoom

Cost of Materials: $10. You will need to purchase your materials for this project.

Contact:

Yineth Smith, yinethl@gmail.com

Dairy Goat

This is a year round project as these are dairy goats. To enter the Fair, you must own your goat 60 days prior to Fair. You are not required to have a dairy goat to be in this project and learn about goats.

INFORMATION

Meetings: TBD

CONTACT

Karen Harper

Cheyenne Harper

Digital Arts
(Graphic Arts)

Explore areas of Digital arts that interest you. Begin working on original arts and designs. Continue to explore graphic design computer programs.

You will have the opportunity to express their ideas and learn skills through study and project work. It begins with a message that is transformed into visual communication. Graphic designers create and control the color, type, symbols, and photography; then, manage the production of the image designs to inform and persuade a specific audience.

INFORMATION

Age: 12+

Meetings: Zoom

CONTACT

Yineth Smith, yinethl@gmail.com

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.

INFORMATION

Meetings: In-person

CONTACT

Eileen Silva

Market goats
(goats: meat)

Coming soon.

INFORMATION

Meetings: TBD

CONTACT

Coming Soon

Poultry
(Birds: Poultry)

We will learn about heritage and meat varieties of chickens and turkeys. How to care for each variety and how to show them. All ages welcome. Mini members may shadow older children who have market birds.

INFORMATION

Meetings: Zoom

CONTACT

Brittany Harrold: britandpat619@gmail.com

Presentation skills
(public speaking)

We will practice the art of public speaking, particularly focusing on the 4-H Presentation Day events at County, Regional, and State levels. Participation in these events is not required, but we will be studying the various kinds of presentations showcased at these events, and each member will prepare a presentation suitable to give at a 4-H Presentation Day. This project will help members learn how to create presentations, as well as giving experience in delivering presentations before others.

INFORMATION

Age: 9+

Meetings: In-person

CONTACT

Lisa Roberts: lisa@drwob.com

Rabbit

In the Abbie 4-H rabbit project we believe that the best way to learn something is through engaging and fun activities. That is why we play a game every meeting to help members expand their rabbit knowledge. Members will learn how to care for domestic rabbits, various breeds, grooming, health, and diseases. We will also learn showmanship. Come join the rabbit project now. You do not have to own a rabbit to be in the project or to participate in the fair.

This project is open to all ages and will begin as a virtual project.

INFORMATION

Meetings: Virtual

CONTACT

Lura Nicolas: lura@sbcglobal.net

Sheep

Coming soon.

INFORMATION

Meetings: TBD

CONTACT

Coming soon.

Swine
(swine: market)

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.

INFORMATION

Meetings: Zoom/in-person

CONTACT


Tom Illingworth 925-525-0172 Tom@rbqshowpigs.com


Kelly Illingworth 925-337-0990 rbqshowpigs@gmail.com



Teen Still Exhibits
(arts and crafts)

This project is for members 12 and over. Great for members who have previous experience entering still exhibits in the fair. Still exhibits include photography, crafts, table setting, preserves, and baking. We will examine all the classes of still exhibits at the fair, and pick several classes to work on and enter in the fair. Will be virtual,

INFORMATION

Meetings: Virtual

CONTACT

Lura Nicolas: lura@sbcglobal.net

County-wide Projects

CAMP ACADEMY

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.

INFORMATION

Age: Must be 14 years old as of January 1st, 2021.

Meetings: The 4th Wednesday of each month at 7PM.

CONTACT

Jim Bennett

Dion Hock

Jan Bennett

Jimmy Bennett