Rhonda Jewell, 4H Agent at the UK Extension Office, was in studio Wednesday morning for WPKY’s weekly Extension Program.

Rhonda told listeners that the first 4H Council Meeting was held on Tuesday and that several new members were introduced, including Serena Eldridge, James Boone, Lori Rogers, Amy Lewis, Jenny Burrell White, Charlotte Cotton and Hunter Adams. Rhonda said that 27 members attended, including all first year members. She then said that Hunter Adams, who graduated last year, has returned to join the council, volunteer, and co-lead the livestock judging team. They also determined their new officers for the next three years. Heath Cummins is the new President, Rebecca Hendon is the new Vice President, Sally Hart is the new Secretary, and Debbie Boone is the new Treasurer.

Rhonda then told listeners that the Teen Leadership Academy will meet on Wednesday, January 17th, and is for middle school aged 4H students. The academy is a collaboration between Crittenden, Lyon, Livingston, Trigg, and Caldwell counties. They meet once a month so that students can learn about different leadership opportunities and learn about the communities they are visiting. The meeting on Wednesday will be here in Caldwell County. They will meet at the Extension Office first then travel to Princeton Finishing, the Caldwell Medical Center, and Hydro-Gear.

Rhonda then reminded listeners of the next #adulting workshop on Tuesday, January 16th at 6PM at the Extension Office. The workshop will cover basic sewing skills and will be lead by Master Clothing Volunteer, Peggy Cox. The workshop is free but you do need to register and can do so by calling them at 270-365-2787.

Rhonda then told listeners about the new Horse Club that will be offered for 4H students. They will have their first meeting on January 29th at 6PM at the Extension Office. There will be a parental information portion as well as a horse education portion. The club is open to all 4H students who are interested in and passionate about horses, even if they don’t own a horse. For more information about the club you can call the Extension Office at 270-365-2787.

Rhonda then told listeners about the upcoming Teen Summit, which is a conference for middle school students where they can learn leadership skills, communication skills, and be introduced to all the opportunities available through 4H. The summit will be held at Jabez, Kentucky, which is in the eastern part of the state, from March 8th through the 10th. Rhonda has two more openings for middle school students who are interested. The cost is $110 and the deadline to sign up is February 9th. For more information you can call Rhonda at the Extension Office at 270-365-2787.

You can catch the full interview with Rhonda Jewell below.