Part of the 4-H pledge is “Hands through larger service” – a commitment to make our communities a better place to live. In 4-H, that means giving back to your town through community service! All 4-H members are encouraged to do community service projects, but it is not required. Find a need in your community and come up with a creative solution for how you can help!
Helping out in your community can be big or small. Be creative! It may be as simple as setting up tables at your local county fair auction or making birthday cards for the elderly! Set up a marathon to raise money for a cause, organize a coat drive and donate coats to a homeless shelter… the possibilities are endless!
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Managing a budget and keeping records is tedious enough, so try to avoid "watching every penny" and being distracted by irrelevant details. A good effort at keeping records and managing your family's living budget will go a long way toward enhancing your financial future. (5 pages).
Communities often create outstanding economic and business development strategies only to lose momentum after the planning stage. Many good plans end up sitting on a shelf because they are never implemented. This publication offers a few key sections for successful implementation, such as: Building the Action Plan, Roles, and Responsibilities, Maintaining Community Engagement, and a […]
Farmers are more than five times as likely to commit suicide as the general population. This factsheet outlines warning signs for suicide and includes recommendations should you suspect someone is considering harming themselves. (2 pages).
Farmers and their families face unique stressors and hardships that can sometimes be difficult to navigate. This publication identifies the signs of depression and how to manage farm-related stress. (3 pages).
Understanding the factors that increase nutrition risk is important to those who work with older populations. After completion of this module, volunteers will have a better understanding of the DETERMINE Nutrition Risk Assessment.
This project focuses on clothing, home décor, sewing, the consumer aspect of purchasing clothing and home décor, and the art of designing these items.