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Now is the time to prepare for Adams County 4-H Fair in 2023. Pictures of 2022 Fair Activities are available thru the link in the Article.

All Active 4-H members are welcome to take part in the Adams County Identification Practices and Contests (regardless of project enrollment).

Tree & Horticulture Identification Practices and Contest
Learn about Tree and Horticulture identification this year. You will be able to impress your family and friends with your plant knowledge after participating in the program. The initial meeting and practice session is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Thursday, May 25th at the Extension Office. Additional practice sessions will be decided at this meeting. The contest is scheduled for 6:00 PM on June 8th at the Extension Office.

Do you know what it takes to pick the best fruit and vegetables out at the grocery store? Or do you know what judges are looking for when they judge your plants at the county fair? Have you ever wondered, what plant is that!?! We are excited to offer the opportunity to learn these and other important horticulture skills through the Online Horticulture Contest. The contest will be available June 2-16, 2023
The Adams County Summer Workshops is a summer learning experience offered to youth by Extension staff, volunteers, and community members. This program is designed to provide engaging hands-on education for youth of all ages.
2023 Tractor and Equipment Safety for Young and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers ages 14 and 15. The hands-on events and the online course will cover the required elements of the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program, including quizzes which students must pass to attend the driving portion of training. The onsite driving training and exam will include a driving test and equipment operation and ATV safety lessons. Students must demonstrate competence in hitching and unhitching equipment and driving a tractor and trailer through a standardized course. Instructors will also offer education about safe behaviors and laws for ATVs, utility-task vehicles (UTVs), and other off-road vehicles (ORVs).
Third Tuesday of Each Month Adams County Extension Office Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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