4-H Summer Intern

  • ·         Cherry County Extension would like to welcome Ben Shelbourn as an intern for the summer. Ben has a lot of experience with 4-H, having been a member of Todd County. You will see Ben leading many projects and skill days. He has some fun ideas that you will see implemented.

Community Garden Project

  • ·         Cherry County 4-H is a partner for a new Community Garden project in Valentine.  4-H members and clubs are invited to participate! There will be a work day to prep the site for planting on May 28 from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. All community members are invited to come and help or just learn more about the project which is located at the empty lot between the Comfort Inn and Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street. The Valentine Community Garden will provide a hands-on learning environment for youth and adults in the community to learn about team work, agriculture, and integrity. The program aims to foster a spirit of unity through city beautification, sustainability and entrepreneurial concepts.  A Board with representatives from various community organizations has been comprised to lead the project and more members are being sought, including youth ages 12 and up.

Horse Project Reminder

  • ·         The Cherry County 4-H Horse Committee is conducting four opportunities to allow 4-H Horse project members to practice their riding skills and work on completing all aspects of Advancement Levels I, II, and III testing requirements, including riding skills tests, written tests, demonstrations, reports, etc.  RSVP to the Office by the indicated date is required. All events will be in Valentine at the Fairgrounds.  The schedule is:

                     May 28 – Practice & Levels Testing- 6 PM CT – RSVP by May 24

                     June 4 – Clinic & Show with Kay Fred – 4 PM CT – RSVP by May 30

                     June 12 – Practice & Levels Testing – 6 PM CT – RSVP by June 10

                     July 16 – Practice & Levels Testing – 6 PM CT – RSVP by July 14

                Be sure to bring along your 4-H Horse Advancement Levels book.