Sponsor a 4-H Student

My name is Destiny Boyce and I am 14 years old. This is my first year in 4H Youth and Mustang Challenge I have never worked with horses before. I am training a four year old gelding named Magic. Magic will be going to his permanent home as he has already been adopted after the […]

Patricia Bosley Inducted into the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame

Patricia Ann Bosley began her 4-H experiences in 1978 in a small community between Clewiston and LaBelle. Patricia enrolled her three older children in the local 4-H club, but soon the volunteer leader moved away. Instead of disbanding the club, Patricia became the new volunteer leader for the Pioneer Arts and Crafts 4-H Club. Presently, […]

Felda Resident Blake Crawford competed in youth rodeo

The International Finals Youth Rodeo(IFYR) is an internationally recognized high school rodeo. Known as the world’s richest youth rodeo, it is held annually in Shawnee, Oklahoma and attracts the best youth rodeo athletes in the world. Blake Crawford (18) from Felda, competed in the 26th IFYR. Crawford joined more than 850 of the top high […]

2018 Hendry Fair overtopped the fair-to-middlin’ bar

CLEWISTON — Attendance was up but livestock numbers were down this year at the Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show, which ran from Feb. 13 through Feb. 18 at the Hendry County Fairgrounds on South Francisco Street in Clewiston. Yvonne Swindle, president of the Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show Inc. Board of Trustees, said […]

Annual 4H scholarship auction to take place at LaBelle Rodeo Grounds

The “Male Celebrity “cake auction will take place on Wednesday, February 14th at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds at 6 pm. Please come out and give your support to raise money for the Pro Steadman 4-H Scholarship Fund. There will be a silent cake auction along with a live cake auction. This scholarship awards two $1000 […]

7th Annual Head, Heart, Health and Hooves Swine Prospect Show

By Sonja Crawford, Laura Mathis, Tycee Prevatt and Michelle Rayburn Special to the Caloosa Belle Head, Heart, Health and Hooves held their 7th Annual Swine Prospect Show on December 2 at the Hendry County Fairgrounds. The show was judged by Ms. Breanna Lawyer and was sponsored by Ahern’s Service Center, All Seasons Welding & Gatorglades […]

Hendry County 4-H Annual Awards Banquet Held

The Hendry County 4-H Program held its Annual 4-H Awards Banquet at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center. Members received award pins in the different 4-H project areas from cooking and arts and crafts to steer, swine and dairy goats. Moreover, Junior, Intermediate and Senior 4-H members received awards for their project record books. Leaders […]

Governor cuts 4-H funding

Governor Rick Scott has cut state funding to the Florida 4-H program, vetoing the $1 million that had been allocated for the youth development program by the Florida Legistature. This funding was the base of the program, recurring funding which paid salaries as well as many state level initiatives that help the local county programs. […]

4-H stands to lose state funding

The state legislature is holding a special session now, June 7-9, to complete the state’s budget, sorting through Gov. Scott’s proposed cuts. Cuts are targeted at programs the governor feels are of little benefit to citizens. County Extension Director Gene McAvoy noted that he and those in the Cooperative Extension Service throughout the state are […]

LaBelle’s Silver Spurs 4-H Club tames Mustangs

The mustang may be the ultimate American symbol of strength, intelligence, beauty and independence – all qualities people hold in high regard. Qualities taught by 4-H. Julia Shock has been leader of the LaBelle Silver Spurs 4-H Horse Club for nine years, participating in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horse adoption through the […]