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

Rhonda first told listeners about several things several of Caldwell’s 4-H’ers are currently involved in including livestock judging and shooting sports. Twenty-two 4-H’ers will be participating in the state livestock judging competition in Muhlenberg County on June 19th. Students will have to know livestock terminology and will have to speak about their reasons for choosing the animals they did in front a group of judges. Rhonda also stated that several of the 4-H’ers in Shooting Sports will continue to compete throughout the summer and that Matt Hallum and Drake Reynolds recently competed in Christian County and received first place and top shooter awards in their respective age groups.

Rhonda then reminded the parents of those who will be going to 4-H Camp next week that all campers must have a lice check before being allowed to board the bus Tuesday, June 5th. She stated that the Caldwell County Health Department will be conducting lice checks from 1 to 4:30PM on Monday, June 4th for all 4-H Campers. Parents will be able to bring their campers by during that time to get an official lice check.

Rhonda then mentioned several other upcoming events for 4-H’ers including Teen Conference, a Teen Council trip to Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, Aerospace Camp, and Project Day. Project Day, which will be on July 20th, is a way for 4-H’ers to work on their projects that will be entered in Exhibit Day, which is Caldwell County’s version of a County Fair. All finalists will have the chance to have their pieces entered in the Kentucky State Fair. Entries must be received on July 25th, judging will be held on July 26th, and the exhibit will be open to the public on July 27th at the Extension Office.

For more information about 4-H and the opportunities it presents for students you can call the Extension Office at 270-365-2787.

You can catch the full interview with Rhonda Jewell below.

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