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Tips for the Busy 4-H Volunteer

4-H Volunteers are busy people. Most volunteers volunteer for other organizations outside of 4-H and they are active in their communities. Many volunteers also have children or grandchildren that they care for. Leading a 4-H club should be a fun and rewarding experience. Earlier this month, during our Make a Difference Monday Volunteer Leader Series, Julie Dillard …

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Tips for Busy 4-H Parents: Out of the Box Lunch Ideas

Maybe your child is too picky to eat school lunches on a regular basis, maybe they have food allergies, or you just want them to eat a little healthier. It could be that your family does not qualify for free or reduced lunch, but you would rather not spend $ 400-$ 500/year on school lunches. …

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Tips for the Busy 4-H Parent: Setting up a Homework Center

Photo courtesy of Family Fun Magazine These days, children as young as kindergarten age can have homework. Getting your child to do homework during the hectic evening hours is frustrating for many busy parents, but setting up a simple homework center can make it easier. Select a location for your child to do homework- an …

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Tips for the Busy 4-H Parent: Setting Up a Home Communication Center

Home Command Center idea from SouthernLiving.com As summer comes to a close, many parents are overwhelmed getting ready for “back to school” let alone the new 4-H club year! Over the next few weeks, we will share some timely tips for busy 4-H parents so that you are less likely to miss a school event, …

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Pesticide Safety Tips

You hear it all the time. Be sure to read the label before using any pesticide. Honestly though, is this a practice you really follow? It should be. Sometimes we do not consider pesticides dangerous since we can buy them in most any retail store or garden center. Companies surely would not sell something to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/21/pesticide-safety-tips/

Tips for Controlling Armyworms in Hay Fields

Large armyworms were seen defoliating a Tifton 85 Bermudagrass field recently in Holmes County. Photo credit: Liza Garcia-Jimenez Every summer, fall armyworm moths fly up from South Florida to lay their eggs in well fertilized hay fields and forage crops in the the tri-state region.  The timing of the first major infestations varies from year …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/19/tips-for-controlling-armyworms-in-hay-fields/

Summer Camp is Almost Here: Preparation Tips for Campers (and Parents!)

4-Hers still enjoy swimming and kayaking in the Choctawhatchee Bay. Photo provided by Jackson County 4-H. Summer is here, and for most 4-H families, that means camp is on the horizon. If this will be your child’s first summer camp experience, you and your child both may have some camp anxieties.  But never fear!  Here are some simple …

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Catch the Magic- Tips for Taking Photos of Fireworks

Article by guest blogger, Georgene Bender (South Central Regional Specialized 4-H Agent) Photography by David Perkiewcz,, The Cleveland Plain Dealer Photography is a popular 4-H project and this time of year, it is fun to experiment taking pictures of fireworks and sparklers. With helpful tips you will be amazed at what you can do. Let’s review some …

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Summer Camp is Almost Here: Preparation Tips for Campers (and Parents!)

Summer camp teaches children independence and leadership skills. Summer is here and summer camp is on the horizon. Maybe this is your child’s first time to an overnight camp or they are “old pros” at this thing called camp. Many parents and children will have camp anxieties, but here are some things you can do …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/27/summer-camp-is-almost-here-preparation-tips-for-campers-and-parents/

Tips for a Tasty (and Safe) Thanksgiving Dinner

The highlight of many Thanksgiving meals is the turkey –juicy, golden brown, and delicious!  Before and after it reaches the table, however, follow these steps to reduce your guests’ risk of foodborne illness. Thaw the turkey safely: In the refrigerator at 40oF or below– allow 24 hours for every 5 pounds.  Place the turkey in …

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