Monthly Archives: February 2013

Virginia Beef Ambassador

Virginia Beef Industry Council and Rockingham County Extension are proud to bring you the 2013 Virginia Beef Ambassador Contest.

This year the contest will be held at the Virginia Beef Expo in Harrisonburg, VA on Friday, April 19th. This contest is open to ALL interested youth ages 12-20.

Participants are not required to have a background in agriculture or own beef cattle. The purpose of the project is to gain knowledge of the beef industry and to provide an opportunity for youth to educate consumers and other youth about beef nutrition, food safety, and stewardship practices of the beef industry.

We greatly appreciate the support of this project and the Checkoff dollars from our Virginia Beef Producers.

Please find the attached rules and regulations and don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions –


Dara Booher, M.Agr.
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
Phone: 540/564-3080

VA 4-H Shooting Education Instructor Certification

Please pass this information onto adults (and teens ages 16 and older) interested in being certified as 4-H Shooting Education Instructors.

The next Virginia 4-H Instructor Certification will be held the weekend on March 22 – 24, 2013 at Airfield 4-H Center. The following disciplines will be offered:

– Archery
– Coordinator
– Rifle
– Shotgun
– Teaching the Game of Sporting Clays

A Fact Sheet, schedule and application are posted on the VA 4-H Shooting Education Website under “Events.”

Jinx Baney
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

The  Virginia Institute on Cooperative Education (VICE) will be held at Graves Mountain Lodge, April 5-7, 2013.  The registration deadline is March 22, 2013 due to Mr. Phil Miller, Executive Secretary for the Virginia Cooperative Council.  This is an extraordinary event for youth (ages 16-19) on cooperatives and  business management practices.  Should you have specific questions about this event, please feel free to call Billie Jean Elmer (757-294-5215 (w) 757-892-4214 (c )) , Mr. Miller (804-281-1211) or your local cooperative.

Best of luck recruiting  – this is a great opportunity and your senior teens will absolutely love the experience!