agriculture

Sending a Prayer to the “weather gods”

August 27, 2014

Anyone that makes hay has prayed to the “weather gods” many times over. As my uncle mowed hay on Sunday I started thinking about the accuracy of today’s weather forecasts. A farmers success is greatly dependent on the weather. more»

Thoughts on Invasive Species

August 13, 2014

Many times exotic plants and animals are brought into the US as ornamental plants or household pets. As long as these species are maintained and contained the side effects are minimal. However, when landscaping is let go and household pets are released into the wild, an invasive specie is created. more»

The End of My Year

August 2, 2014

I can't believe it was a year go, that first blogged as as State Council Representative and then BAM!!! more»

4-H and State Council

July 23, 2014

Well I guess my 4-H and State Council is almost coming to an end. About nine years ago I joined the Pioneer Valley 4-H Club where my sister was in before I joined. When I first joined 4-H I know that for my projects I wanted to do cooking to start and each year I would do a new project. more»

It's Fair Time!

July 19, 2014

Well it's that time of year again can't beleive it has been one whole year. It's fair time once again for most people its a chance to get outta the house and have a little fun but for everyone in 4-H and FFA its that time of year to show off our hard work and see how it pays off in the end. They say farming is a gamble and that is very true. more»

What's Next?

July 16, 2014

Where do I begin with an experience like this. Council has been everything I hoped it would be and more. From training, to SLC, and my very first every Capital Days it was surreal. I learned more about myself, parliamentary procedure, and the 4-H program than I could have ever dreamed of.  But the real question is what's next. more»

Play It Again

July 2, 2014

Hey PA 4-H!!!!
So apparently at the end of this month we have to take off our jackets and hand over our offices!?!?! No one told me this!!! So I have a question; can we just repeat this year? This year was truly one of the best years of my life and I just want it to keep going!!! And because of this, I decided to make a list of the top 5 reasons why I love state council. more»

It's July? I thought it was still June!

July 2, 2014

June was so busy - I didn't even realize it was OVER!
My eleventh grade year finished on the 6th - I even passed Spanish!  Hard to believe I'll be a senior in the fall - and in a year I'll be graduated! more»

It's just goodnight and not goodbye

July 1, 2014

Well Pennsylvania 4-H the 2013-2014 council is down to its last month :(. Let me just say this has been the best year of my life and it is all because of every single PA 4-H member and my council team. During this year I have met tons of new people, tried many new things, and even traveled to new places. more»

I Promise I Didn't Sit At Home ALL Month...

June 30, 2014

Hey 4-Hers, HOW DO YOU FEEL!
We feel good, oh we feel so good uh! We feel fine, all of the time uh ahhhhh.... more»

Summertime is Finally Here!

June 30, 2014

Well obviously summer is greatly upon us now.  Which I may add is my favorite time of year.  Why wouldn't it be? Summertime for me means early mornings and late nights, campfires, livestock shows, and just being outdoors. more»

It's June Already??

June 30, 2014

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H!

Where has all the time gone?! It's hard to believe that I am officially a high school graduate about to begin the next phase in my life. I feels like yesterday I just started Kindergarten. In the coming days, I am going to be attending my New Student Orientation at Penn State and cannot stress how nervous I am! more»

An Ode to 4-H Camp!

June 28, 2014

“I’m a super 4-Her! Betcha don’t know what I can do. Got 4 leaves and a motto too, got green pride runnin through and through”-the Best Camp Song Ever

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It's Summer Time!!!!

June 26, 2014

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H, more»

June!:)

June 18, 2014

Hey everybody this your State Council Report again! June was an important month for me because I had graduation, Kentucky trip with the State Council Team, and I start my college summer classes! more»

Living in Fast-Forward

June 2, 2014

“The body’s a temple, that’s what were taught, but I’ve treated this one like an old honky tonk…. Cause I been living in fast-forward, hillbilly rock star out of control. I’ve been living in fast-forward, now I need to rewind real slow” –Kenny Chesney more»

Wait...what?

June 2, 2014

So, where did this year go? I'm honestly not sure. At the beginning of the year, I was apprehensive about this new family that I was suddenly a member of. And now I honestly cannot imagine my life without these 11 Ah-MAZING people!!!! more»

Destination: GRADUATION!

June 1, 2014

TO THE CLASS OF 2014!CONGRATULATIONS! We made it! more»

coming get to an end :(

June 1, 2014

This has been a very eye opening month! With high school coming to an end soon and my council term coming to an end it's all overwhelming. I haven't realized how much council has impacted me until we were at our meeting and started going over state days scripts and filming our farewell videos. more»

State Achievement Days

May 31, 2014

Greetings once again Pennsylvania 4-H!  more»

You Live and You Learn!

May 31, 2014

Everyday it seems like something new can be learned.  My pap is, well you get how old, and still learns something new each day he says.  As this school year comes to a close I've been writing in a lot of yearbooks and reflecting back on the year.  As I think back there is some much I have learned and I'm not just talking about the math, biology, and chemistry I was forced to learn. more»

Good bye May 2014! Hello SUMMER!!

May 30, 2014

May sped by and I'm still wondering where it went but when I stop to think about what I did this month I start to see why it seems like such a blur.   more»

Time Flies!!

May 25, 2014

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H, more»

Prom!:)

May 25, 2014

On Friday May 23, 2014 I had my senior prom! I was really excited to go to my last prom but also sad too because prom is one of things I will actually miss when I go off to college. Our theme for more»

National 4-H Conference

May 4, 2014

Hello again Pennsylvania 4-H!  more»

Endings and Beginnings

May 2, 2014

Hey Everybody!
So graduation is almost upon us, for those of us that are graduating this year. And that means that it is time for not only endings but also new beginnings. I just had my first taste of that today. more»

We are the future of Agriculture

April 30, 2014

Hi All, This month has been very busy for those of us in the agricultural industry. It seems as though the warm weather is upon us so that we can finally get back into the fields and work. April always was a favorite time of the year for me for many reasons. One of those reasons was because everything is alive and full of growth. more»

Let in Rain, Let in Pour!

April 30, 2014

April is such a pretty month. The grass is starting to turn shades of green again, flowers are trying to peak through the ground, and of course it's getting warmer.  Then BANG, it rains.  It just doesn't rain for an hour, or maybe a few hours, no it rains for days.  When the rain comes it always seem to come at the most inconvenient time and place. It has been raining for a good solid two days. more»

HELP WANTED

April 30, 2014

“4-H is about more than the ribbions and awards… It’s about the people, the experiences, the life-long skills, the memories, the county fair. It’s about being a role model, giving back, and MAKING THE BEST BETTER”

Hello. My name is Nate Repetz, and I want YOU to run for State Council! more»

April's Over Already?

April 29, 2014

April showers bring May flowers . . . or at least green fields of growing hay fields and winter wheat!  Plus April brought more baby goats and work here on the farm. more»

Acceptance Student Day!

April 28, 2014

I can't believe that my school at Muncy High School years are almost over. On saturday April 26 Lock Haven University hosted an event for all the incoming freshman and let me tell you it was a really fun. I got to talk to some of the facualty before the students had to go to a different building to talk to the student who already go there. more»

College!

April 25, 2014

Hi Pennsylvania 4-H! more»

Capital Days

April 2, 2014

Hello fellow 4-H'ers, as many of you know we just recently had our 4-H state capital days! more»

The Month of March

April 1, 2014

This month was great i had a great time this past weekend at capitol days it was a blast to be there as a state officer it was a experience worth a lifetime. I had a great time the teaching about parli pro. it was great going to the capitol and talking with government officials. more»

Capital Days

April 1, 2014

Hey Everybody! more»

Senator Dad

April 1, 2014

Hi everyone! more»

Spring Break in Mexico!

April 1, 2014

A tall breed of agave“Water is a problem”
“The Spanish came to Mexico for two reasons: to spread Catholicism and to get rich!” more»

March Recap

March 31, 2014

The calendar claims it is spring, as March comes to an end.  But winter weather is still lingering on.  Even the majority of our  goats that we expected to deliver in March have held out for April. more»

Capital Days

March 31, 2014

Greetings 4-Her's! more»

Capital Days: A huge Success!

March 31, 2014

Hello 4-Her's!

I am pleased  to announce that Capital days was amazing! There were double the number of 4-H members in attendance this year, compared to last. The bill went so well, and everyone was participating. more»

Capitol Days!!!

March 31, 2014

Hello it's your state council reporter again! I would like to say that I had a fun time at Capitol Days with my State Council group know as my State Council family. This was my first time going this exciting event and when I say exciting I was being serious. Our theme for Capitol Days was "Citizenship Makes You A Hero". more»

Capital Days Bound!

March 27, 2014

It's that time of year again, Capital Days is quickly approaching.  Nervous, excited, anxious, right now that's me.  This will be my first Capital Days ever! It's crazy, that for as many years as I have attended SLC, I have never been to Capital Days. Any pointers for this weekend would be great!  I am completely over packed and ready to go.  Capital Days here I come! more»

Thank yous

March 22, 2014

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H, more»

February Schmebruary

March 3, 2014

Hello Folks!
Whew. This month, despite being only 28 days, seemed to go on forever! There were some bright points however, including Winter Academy, and my sister's birthday! more»

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