Rhonda Jewel, 4-H Agent for the UK Extension Office, was in studio Wednesday morning for WKPY’s weekly Extension Program.

Rhonda reminded listeners that this week, October 2nd through October 7th is National 4-H Week and to celebrate, Caldwell County 4-H will be having a free country ham breakfast at the UK Extension Office located on Highway 62 West in Princeton on Saturday from 6 to 10AM. The menu includes country ham, that the 4-H’ers have cured themselves at Broadbents, pancakes, biscuits, sausage, and scrambled eggs. Everyone is welcome, and while the meal is free, they will be taking donations to help support Caldwell County’s 4-H program.

Rhonda also mentioned the Clover Campaign that Tractor Supply does in partnership with 4-H. The campaign goes through October 15th and a portion of the purchase price of anything you buy from Tractor Supply that has a clover on it will be donated to 4-H. Portions of the sales at the Tractor Supply in Princeton will make it back to Caldwell and Lyon County’s 4-H programs. Caldwell County 4-H’ers will be at the Tractor Supply in Princeton on Saturday, October 14th from 1 to 5PM to help bring awareness to the campaign.

Rhonda then told listeners of a new 4-H program, Photography Club, that will be starting soon. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, October 11th. The price is $5 to enter and is open to any Caldwell County student. Those interested can call the Extension Office at 270-365-2787 to sign their child up.

Rhonda then mentioned the Stuck in the Middle retreat for students in sixth through eighth grades on November 18th and 19th. It will be an overnight trip to the 4-H Camp site in Dawson Springs. Students will leave on Friday afternoon and will return Saturday afternoon. Cost is $48 and students receive a free t-shirt, and all meals for the trip will be covered. Students must register by October 31st, and can do so by calling the Extension Office.

Another upcoming 4-H program is the Life 101 Reality Store for seniors at Caldwell County High school on October 21st from 8 to 11AM. Rhonda said she is still in need of businesses to volunteer for the event and anyone interested can contact her at the Extension Office.

Country Ham Project sign ups will be coming up soon for all the students interested in curing a country ham for the 2018 State Fair. Cost is $50 to $60 and covers two raw hams that the student will then salt and prepare for curing at Broadbents. Any student interested can always call the Extension Office for more information.

Rhonda then mentioned that the dates for next years 4-H Camp have been released. Caldwell students will join with students from Lyon, Livingston, Trigg, Hancock, and Logan counties on June 5th through the 8th at the campsite in Dawson Springs. Caldwell’s 4-H program will be doing fundraisers to help offset the cost of attendance and Rhonda will know those costs closer to camp time. Sign ups will also come at a later time, but right now Rhonda is looking for volunteers to accompany the kids. Anyone interested can contact her at the Extension Office. She also mentioned that for any parent who volunteers, their child can attend the camp for half price.

For those interested in signing up for upcoming programs, or are interested in volunteering, you can call the Extension Office at 270-365-2787.

You can catch the full interview with Rhonda Jewel below.

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