Pike County 4-H’ers take district, state honors

first_imgSkip Published 10:44 pm Friday, March 19, 2010 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder “They have to wash, dry and groom their calves and work with them daily to get them ready to show,” Powell said. “It takes dedication and commitment to raise and show calves. Those who do so learn responsibility on a high level.”Powell said raising and showing calves is a family activity.“It takes the whole family working together to raise the calf,” she said. “It’s a single-minded undertaking but as a family. All of the hard work comes together when the young person steps into the ring. That is the culmination of what has been learned together.”Seven young people from four schools in Pike County participated in the Central Alabama Beef Expo (District) and Alabama Beef Expo (State) Steer and Heifer Shows at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, March 10-14, and brought home more ribbons, banners and trophies than ever before. Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County 4-H’ers take district, state honors They’ll all say that the early hours are the hardest part of raising a show calf. Mainly, because every day, all 365 of them, has an early hour and their commitment to the program only gives them about 14 days a year to “sleep in.” The other 351 days, they have the responsibility of caring for an animal and preparing it for competition.“Unless you’ve been involved in showing calves, either as a young person or as a parent or other supporting family member, you just can’t know, understand or appreciate the amount of work and the long hours and the dedication that it takes to raise a show calf,” said Tammy Powell, Pike County Extension coordinator. “This is not something that you do one or two days a week. And, it’s not something that you do a few weeks or a couple of months. It’s something that you do 50 weeks of the year.”Seven days of each of those 50 weeks, the 4-H’ers are up almost before the sun comes up feeding their calves. When they get home from school, it’s time for the calves to be fed again. You Might Like Championships come home to county Pike County is no stranger to state championships. The local high schools have mustered quite a few of them. But… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Few people know the many hours and hard work that goes into showing calves on a competitive level.But ask Morgan Dubose, Josh Graham and Morgan Graham of Pike Liberal Arts School. Or Colton Johnson, Goshen Elementary School and Clay Powell, Goshen High School.Cody Johnson and Kate Johnson of Charles Henderson High School also know the commitment that is required of young people who “sign on” to the Pike County 4-H Club’s steer and heifer program. But even without the ribbons and recognitions, all seven said all the “blood, sweat and tears” of the past year were worth it.“I’ve been showing calves for nine years and it’s been hard, especially getting up every morning and always having the responsibility,” said Cody Johnson, who is a senior at CHHS. “But I love it. I’ve made so many friends and we’ve had so much fun. I’m really going to miss showing calves because it’s been such a big part of my life. But raising and breeding calves is something that I plan to keep doing.”Morgan Dubose is also a senior and she, too, will be stepping out of the ring. She laughingly said that the only thing she won’t miss is getting up early.“Raising calves has taught me responsibility and that will help me in whatever I do,” she said. “And, I’ve made friends that I hope to keep for a long time.“Working with my family has been fun and it has brought us closer together.”Cody injected his thoughts on family and “farming.”“I think working together on projects is a good thing,” he said.“You appreciate each other more.”Kate Johnson, laughingly, said the hardest part of showing calves is “looking good at the show.”“You have to wash the calves and the humidity is bad on your hair,” she said, jokingly, and the other girls nodded in agreement.“And sometimes you get stepped on by your calf and kicked and head butted,” Morgan Dubose said.“But you keep working because you want to do your best.”For Josh Graham, controlling his calf is the hardest part of the process and the competition.“The temperament of the calf makes a big difference,” he said.“Some calves are harder to work with than others. It’s all hard work but it’s all fun, too.”Colton Johnson said the showmanship division of the show is fun but it makes him the most nervous, because “you’re getting judged not the steer.”Morgan Graham said winning a ribbon or a trophy is a nice reward for all the time and hard work that goes into showing a calf.“The best thing, though, is working with your family and making new friends from different places,” she said. “It’s worth all that you have to do.”Clay Powell agreed but said it would be much better if the calves minded a little better and didn’t have to eat so early in the morning.All the hard work and time consuming tasks of raising show calves culminates in the show ring and the benefits will last a lifetime.It’s hard to get seven teens to agree on anything but all of the young cattlemen and women agreed that, no matter where they are in 10 years or 20, they will be better workers and better citizens because they got up with the chickens to feed the cows.District Showmanship, divided by age of young personMorgan DuBose, fifthJosh Graham, firstMorgan Graham, secondKate Johnson, fourthCody Johnson, firstDistrict Heifer ShowChi-Influenced HeifersMorgan DuBose, second (Paisllie)Morgan Graham, first (Zeva)Reserve Champion, Morgan DuBose (Paisllie)Commercial HeifersMorgan Graham, first (Jenny)Colton Johnson, second (Kitty)Cody Johnson, second (Layla)Kate Johnson, first (Daisy)Kate Johnson’s Daisy was Champion of the Show, Commercial divisionSimmental HeifersMorgan DuBose, firstChampion of DivisionAOB HeifersCody Johnson, secondJosh Graham, thirdAll of the Champion breed division heifers came back to the ring for the selection of the top five. Kate Johnson’s heifer was the Reserve Champion in the Central Alabama Expo district and Morgan DuBose showed the third overall heifer.District Steer ShowColton Johnson, thirdClay Powell, ninthJosh Graham, secondMorgan Graham, fourthKate Johnson, thirdCody Johnson, seventhJosh Graham was third overall steer in DistrictState Showmanship (divided by age of young person)Josh Graham, fourthColton Johnson, ninthMorgan Graham, secondClay Powell, seventhKate Johnson, first (back for Supreme Showmanship)Morgan DuBose, fourthCody Johnson, secondSteer Show (divided by weight of calves)Josh Graham, first (back for the championship)Morgan Graham, thirdCody Johnson, sixthColton Johnson, sixthClay Powell, eighthKate Johnson, secondKate’s calf, Diablo, was also the Reserve Champion Heavyweight steer and Reserve Grand Champion Alabama Bred Steer.State Heifer Show (age divided by age of heifer)Colton Johnson, Commercial Heifer, fifthCody Johnson, Commercial Heifer, secondMorgan Graham, Commercial Heifer, fourthKate Johnson, Commercial Heifer, firstCody Johnson, Reserve Champion Commercial HeiferMorgan DuBose, Chi-Influenced Heifer, firstMorgan Graham, Chi-Influenced Heifer, secondMorgan DuBose, Reserve Champion Chi-Influenced HeiferMorgan Graham, Limousine Steers, secondMorgan Graham, Reserve Champion Limousine SteerMorgan DuBose, Simmental Heifers, firstMorgan DuBose, Champion Simmental HeiferCody Johnson, Maintainer Heifer, firstJosh Graham, Maintainer Heifer, thirdCody Johnson, Champion Maintainer HeiferSupreme HeiferAt the end of the show, all 12 Championship Breed-winning heifers were brought back to the ring for the selection of the Top Five Heifers in the show.Pike County had three competing for Supreme Heifer. Cody Johnson and two heifers and Morgan DuBose had one.Cody Johnson, Reserve Champion Supreme Heifer and fourth Best Heifer.County Heifer Groups (five heifers in the group), firstEach county could select five of their best heifers to be judged as a group.Breeder Group (all Pike County calves in this group this year) Maples FarmsThe breeders could pull three calves to be judged. Maples Farms of Lee County chose calves from Pike County and took first place honors. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Liberty County 4-H Agent

first_imgBenefits EligibilityBenefits Eligible Additional Requirements Percentage Of Time20 • Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public’s view ofextension programming• Utilizes current research data and information on emerging issuesin program development and teaching Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grantuniversity with statewide commitments and responsibilities is thestate’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversifiedinstitution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currentlyranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News &World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campusesin Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-charteredUniversity in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-timestaff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 studentsincluding over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate andprofessional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools andcolleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta Universityhoused on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Classification TitlePublic Service Professional AC Special Instructions to Applicants Credit and P-Card policy Duties/Responsibilities Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access tochemicals and medications)No A Master’s degree in Human/Youth Development, Sociology, Education,Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, Recreation, or relatedarea.A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable for a Public Service Provisionalappointment. This provisional faculty classification is offered forno more than three years without review. You may apply for aregular service faculty appointment upon completion of an advanceddegree or successful progression through the public servicepromotion process. See the University of Georgia Guidelines forAppointments and Promotions for Public Service and OutreachAcademic Rank for complete detailshttp://outreach.uga.edu/policies/appointment-and-promotion-guidelines/ Posting TypeExternal Posting NumberF0803P College/Unit/Department websitehttps://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/liberty.html Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). • Develops a plan of work that is equitable in meeting the needs ofthe county’s varied socio-economic population• Ensures the Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan of UGACooperative Extension is followed and that volunteers and clienteleunderstand Cooperative Extension offers educational programs,assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race,ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation,religion, age, disability, or veteran status• Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs withother staff members based on critical issues• Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan andimplement programs• Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in the communityby participating in and supporting civic/communityactivities/organizations and networking with communityleaders Job Posting Date01/13/2021 FLSA Posting Details Does this position have operation, access, or control offinancial resources?No Retirement PlanTRS or ORP Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/orCertification Duties/Responsibilities Position Details Percentage Of Time70 DepartmentCAES Southeast District CES Faculty RankOpen Rank Job Closing Date EEO Statement • Provides leadership for Program Assistants, volunteers, and teenleaders in delivering 4-H and Youth programs• Utilizes the expertise of and works closely with advisory groups,community leaders, public officials and representatives of intendedaudiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developingeducational programs Master’s degree (bachelor’s is sufficient for provisionalhires) Employment TypeEmployee * This position is based in Hinesville, Liberty County, GA. Areyou willing to work from this location?YesNo Percentage Of Time10 Position Summary Is this a Position of Trust?Yes Location of VacancySavannah Area Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?No Minimum Qualifications Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bringresearch-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia.County agents and specialists throughout the state shareinformation on issues like water quality, profitability inagribusiness, family wellness, and life skills. County agentsprovide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safepesticide use, publications, computer programs, and lessons inconsumer skills to improve Georgians’ quality of life. They are thelocal experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety,and parenting. UGA Extension coordinates 4-H, Georgia’s largestyouth program. Each year, almost 200,000 young Georgiansparticipate in community projects, summer camps, and conferences ontoday’s issues while having fun and learning to work together. Theleadership skills and values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime. UGAExtension reaches more than 2.6 million Georgians through educationprograms each year. Millions more rely on UGA Extension’spublications, educational news articles, and public televisionprogramming for advice and information. About the University of Georgia Does this position require a P-Card?No Contract TypeFiscal (12 mo.) Is driving a responsibility of this position?Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of childrenunder the age of 18 or direct patient care?Yes This position manages the 4-H Youth Development educationalprogramming in Liberty County. It provides educationalopportunities for you in 4-H club meetings, coordinates localactivities, and prepares youth for project and judging events. Itutilizes the expertise of and works closely with advisory groups,community leaders, public officials and representatives of intendedaudiences to analyze data, identifies needs, and assists indeveloping educational programs. It develops a Plan of Work that isequitable in meeting the varied socio-economic needs of the countyand collaborates with other agencies and community groups to planand implement programs.This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work,and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s licenseand access to a reliable private vehicle for official duty travelare required. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided.Transportation of others including 4-H Youth and Adult Clientele isalso a common and necessary function of the job. 4-H competitions,overnight camps, and other events are conducted at district andstate levels and necessitate travel and transport ofparticipants.http://extension.uga.edu/about/join/careers.cfm Duties/Responsibilities Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions withfinancial responsibilities. For additional information about thecredit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website. Physical Demands Working TitleLiberty County 4-H Agent Duties/Responsibilities Open until filledYes The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, geneticinformation, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation orprotected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations orassistance with the accessibility of materials related to thissearch are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Track -Ability to organize and carry out activities and manageeducational programming for youth-Demonstrated communication ability-Skills in leadership and management-Ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs tomeet community needs-Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and engage withgroups and committees-Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Officesuite-Ability to speak to/teach large groups of residents-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationshipswith county, district, and state staff, local government employees,and clientele-Ability to show high standards of professionalism in personalcontacts, appearance, and work habits-Ability to express thoughts clearly and concisely through writtenand verbal communication Anticipated Start Date05/01/2021 About the College/Unit/Department Some heavy lifting, working in extreme outdoor climate duringsummer months Underutilization Advertised Salary Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume/CVOptional DocumentsCover LetterList of References with Contact InformationUnofficial Transcriptslast_img read more

Chance of Snow in Long Island Weekend Forecast

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A winter storm is forecast to coat Long Island in snow this weekend, although the white stuff is not expected to accumulate enough for anyone to need their shovels or sleds.Rain drenching the region Friday will clear up for a sunny Saturday before snow is forecast to start falling Sunday evening, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists.But, as temperatures Sunday are expected to hit a low of just above freezing after sundown, the snow is forecast to mix with sleet overnight before changing to rain with up to a quarter inch of precipitation.The rain is forecast to continue Monday morning before a chance of rain and snow returns Tuesday.last_img