4-H Group Meetings at Mountain Valley View Farm

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Welcome new members to our 4-H club here at Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.! The name of our 4-H club is simply Mountain Valley View Farm 4-H Club, where we specialize in Leadership, Organic Farming, Icelandic Horses and more.

In the United States, 4-H is a youth organization administered by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. The 4-H mission is “[…to] engage youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.” The name represents four personal development areas of focus for the organization: head, heart, hands, and health.

The organization has over 6.5 million members in the United States ranging from ages five to nineteen in approximately 90,000 4-H clubs. Clubs and related organizations now exist in many other countries as well; the organization and administration varies from country to country.

The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, and life skills of youth through experiential learning programs. Though typically thought of as an agriculturally focused organization as a result of its history, 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy living, and science, engineering, and technology.

Today 4-H and related programs exist in over 80 countries around the world. Each of these programs operates independently, but cooperatively through international exchanges, global education programs, and communications. Young people may participate in 4-H community or project clubs, special interest groups, or school enrichment programs. 4-H is available in towns and cities as well as in rural areas.

History

The foundations of 4-H began around the beginning of the twentieth century with several people contributing their ideas from different parts of the United States. The focal point of 4-H is and always has been through practical and hands-on learning, which comes from the desire to make public school education more connected to rural life. Early programs tied both public and private resources together to benefit rural youth.

The 4-H pledge is:

I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
my heart to greater loyalty,
my hands to larger service
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

The original pledge was written by Otis E. Hall of Kansas in 1918.

4-H Emblem:

The official 4-H emblem is a green four-leaf clover with a white H on each leaf standing for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. White and green are the 4-H colors. The white symbolizes purity and the green represents growth.

Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc. 4-H Group holds meetings during the summer months every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at our farm. During the school year, we meet every Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Our 4-H club has divisions of Leadership, Organic Farming, and Icelandic horses.

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Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.

Your Source for Northwest Farm Fresh Foods Shipped Worldwide

Main Farm Location:

4301 South Chapman Road
Greenacres, WA 99016-8732
Tel: 509-928-1800 Fax: 509-922-9949

Email: mountainvalleyviewfarm@gmail.com
Website: www.mountainvalleyviewfarm.com

Online Store: www.mountainvalleyviewfarmstore.com
Blog with us at www.mountainvalleyviewfarmblog.com

Mountain Valley View Farm Hours:

Monday – Saturday
8:00 a.m. – Noon; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Closed Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Other farm hours by advance appointment only.
Please call (509) 928-1800 to schedule an appointment.

Farmer’s Parlor, Inc.

Showroom Office Location:

Farmer’s Parlor, Inc.
507 North Sullivan Road Suite LL-6
Spokane Valley, WA 99037
Tel: 509-928-2042 Fax: 509-922-9949

Email: sales@farmersparlor.com
BLOG: www.farmersparlor.com

Getaway Country Kitchen,
Catering, and Take-Out Service

4229 South Chapman Road
Greenacres, WA 99016-8731
Tel: 509-928-2777 Fax: 509-922-9949

Email: sales@getawaycountrykitchen.com
Website: www.getawaycountrykitchen.com

Blog: www.getawaycountrykitchenblog.com
Store: www.getawaycountrykitchenstore.com

Directions to Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.

From I-90 East or West

Take the Sullivan Exit (291B) – South for about 3 miles
Turn left on Saltese (east), and continue for .5 mile
Turn right on South Chapman Road (south), and proceed .9 mile
The farm will be on the left-hand side of the road – 4301 South Chapman Road



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