This year, the 4-H Saskatchewan theme is Environment & Healthy Living, so we are going Green & Clean! We will have three challenges for the 2017/18 year. Be sure to participate! You could win some cool 4-H swag.
Make sure to check the Monthly Update, website and social media to stay up to date with our challenges.
September to December
Do you have a lot of kitchen scraps that just go into the garbage?
Try making compost! There are many different ways to build your own compost bin, from using a pop bottle to building a more advanced bin from wooden pallets.
Remember to take some photos and share on social media using the hashtag #4hskcomposting
Beat the Winter Blues
January to March
Beat the winter blues by getting outside and being active!
This challenge encourages you to be active, but also give back. You could shovel a neighbour’s driveway, volunteer at a winter festival or lead a fun winter activity for others.
Share your challenge on social media using the hashtag #4hskbeatwinterblues
April to July
Do you like to watch plants grow?
The April to July challenge is to plant something! Some ideas could be getting involved in your local community garden, planting trees, growing a window herb garden – anything that shows your green spirit!
Share your challenge on social media using the hashtag #4hskplanting
GET INVOLVED IN AGRICULTURE MONTH IN OCTOBER!
Show us how agriculture impacts your life during Agriculture Month! Compete in our weekly challenges for a chance to win a prize from the 4-H office.
Oct. 1-8: Food Brings Us Together
With Thanksgiving coming up, show us how food can bring families, friends and community members together! This could be through a meal on the field, a potluck or a harvest supper. Share using the hashtag #4hskfoodtogether
Oct. 9-15: Day In The Life
Show us a day in the life of a 4-H member! This could be a series of photos or a video showing us how your day is connected to agriculture, from feeding your livestock to helping with harvest. Share using the hashtag #4hskdayinlife
Oct. 16-22: Spend Less
Can you make a meal for your family, which costs $4 per person, but is still nutritious and delicious? Show us your best affordable, nutritious and delicious meal through photos using the hashtag #4hskaffordablefood
Oct. 23-29: Farm Tour
Share your farm with the world! Give us a tour of your farm, whether it is a grain, beef or hobby farm. Show us what farming looks like to a 4-H’er through a video tour of your farm. Share using the hashtag #my4hskfarm
The 4-H Saskatchewan Photo Contest is back. Make sure that you take lots of pictures this year to enter in the contest! There are five photo categories:
All Saskatchewan 4-H members are eligible to enter (you do not have to be in the Photography project). Entries will be judged in three age categories
1: Cloverbuds and Juniors (6 - 12 as of Dec. 31, 2017)
2: Intermediates and Seniors (13 - 21 as of Dec. 31, 2017)
Entries will be judged based on lighting, composition, and creativity. Photos must be taken by the 4-H member between April 30, 2017 and April 30, 2018.
Submit your photos electronically before April 30, 2018 to enter. Application form coming soon!
2017 Record Book Competition Rules
Don’t forget to send your book in for the Regional Record Book Competitions!
Clubs are invited to submit two members’ record books from each age category to their regional competition and only one book from each member may be submitted. Books must be from the previous 4-H year and all competitors must have been a registered member in the 2016/17 4-H year.
Books can be dropped off or mailed to your Regional 4-H Specialist. Please indicate if your book should be mailed back to you or if you will pick it up when submitting it. Deadline to submit record books is December 1, 2017. Late entries may not be accepted.
The top record books in each regional competition will be sent on to the Provincial Record Book Competition and will be displayed at AGM.
Any questions about the competition can be directed to your Regional 4-H Specialist!
Journey 2050 Challenge
How will we sustainably feed nine billion people by the year 2050? Explore world food sustainability and see how our decisions impact social, economic and environmental factors locally and globally through a virtual simulation. Learn from farm families in Kenya, India and Canada as you strive to feed a growing population.
4-H Saskatchewan clubs can earn $1,000 for a community project! Participating clubs must complete the online game (www. journey2050.com) and then submit their proposal to 4-H Saskatchewan, describing how they will apply what they have learned in their own club, community and country. Seven clubs will then be awarded a grant (six $500 grants and one $1,000 grant) to implement their sustainability project!
How to Enter:
1. Register your 4-H club and complete the Journey 2050 Online Program
2. Submit a proposal to 4-H Saskatchewan describing your Club Sustainability Project
3. If your proposal is chosen, complete your project!
Please see the Journey 2050 Program Handout here.
Submit your proposals by March 1, 2017!