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Virginia WISE Cattle & Equipment program held on December 15-16, 2023 at Grave Mountain Lodge.  Guest speaker is Dr. Temple Grandin on Saturday.  

  Friday - Equipment Wise                                                                                                                            Saturday - Cattle Wise

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4-H Winter in the Woods Camp

This overnight camp is open to youth ages 7-13 and will take place on Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 2023 at the Holiday Lake 4-H Center in Appomattox, VA.  The cost is $90/person which includes all lodging, meals, and activities.

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Activities include making homemade cookies, holiday nature crafts, winter wonderland hike and much more.

Transportation to and from camp will be provided by the 4-H agent via county van.


4-H Livestock Club

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to raise a sheep or a cow?  Have you ever thought about what is involved in showing a pig before a judge?  You don't have to live on a farm or have your own livestock to participate in the 4-H livestock club.  You just have to have an interest, a willingness to commit to caring for an animal, and enthusiasm for preparing for and partipating in the livestock show.

Club members raise and show market and breeding animals at the Piedmont Area Livestock Show held each May in Blackstone, Virginia.  They work with their animals for three to five months before competition in the show against youth from ten counties in the area.

Currently the club is on break for the summer but will be starting back up in the fall of 2023.  Please call the office at 804-492-4390 or check back for updates!

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