Thursday, March 1, 2012

Agents Prepare for 4-H Camp

Earlier this week, 4-H agents from across Tennessee met at the Clyde York
4-H Center in Crossville, TN to prepare for the upcoming camping season. Agents were trained in various areas such as archery range, rifle range, and the ropes course. Below is a video of Rutherford County 4-H agent, Raquel Victor, completing the "Trust Fall."

Registration day for Rutherford County 4-H members to attend camp is April 3, 2012. Contact the Extension Office for more information: 615-898-7710

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Join the 2012 4-H Chick Chain

The Rutherford County 4-H office is accepting applications through February 10, 2012 to be a part of this year's Chick Chain project. Participants will receive an order of baby chicks on March 19 and care for them until the first Saturday in August. At the end of the project, there is a Poultry Show where 4-H members display their best birds for awards! Contact Mr. Michael at for more information.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Register for 4-H Swine Project NOW!!!

Rutherford County 4-H'ers that are interested in raising pigs should contact Mr. Michael at the 4-H office now. The deadline for ownership is coming up in October, so it is very important to order your hogs' ear tags now.

The 4-H swine project is a great animal project for beginners and experienced 4-H'ers alike. One 4-H'er can raise two pigs in an area no larger than 8' by 16'. Plus, this project allows 4-H'ers to raise an animal from weaning to the show ring in less than four months!

For more information, contact Mr. Michael at 615-898-7710 or

Friday, July 1, 2011

Rutherford County 4-H Wins State Horse Judging Contest

The 2011 Tennessee 4-H Horse Championships kicked off with the State 4-H Horse Judging Contest. Eleven teams competed to represent Tennessee at the Southern Regional and Eastern National horse judging contests. Rutherford County (1293 points) edged out Putnam County (1278 points) for the title. Blount County A (1242 points) finished third followed by Robertson County (1222 points). Montgomery County (1200 points) rounded out the top five.

Rutherford County team members are Shana Boteler, Faith Duke, Kara Lay and Jessie McMahon. Pat Kayser and Mitchell Mote coached the Rutherford County team. The Putnam County team consisted of Kelsey Bussell, Katie Clark, Lindsay Hensley and Jenny Iwanyszyn. Shana Boteler of Rutherford County was the contest high individual. She received the $250 Meadows Family Award for her achievement.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chick Chain Feed Study

This year, six Rutherford County 4-H'ers will be conducting a study to determine the effects of feeding scratch grains to 4-H Chick Chain birds. Below is a video of how each 4-H was given the feeding protocol they are to follow. Stay tuned for more great videos about this project.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

4-H Programming Cancelled 1-19-11

Hello 4-H’ers:

Due to weather, the 4-H Goat Club; Rifle Team; and the 6:30 Archery Team meetings have all been cancelled. Unfortunately, there are no make-up dates available for these meetings.

Please call the office with any questions. 615.898.7710