Posts Tagged: Solano County 4-H Program
"You can learn a lot from these displays," a fairgoer at the 144th annual Dixon May Fair commented. She was looking at an educational display with the catchy title, "None of Your Beeswax," the work of Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon, whose...
Dixon 4-H'er Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club created this award-winning educational display, "None of Your Beeswax" for the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dixon 4-H'er Madeline Giron sketched this color pencil drawing of a bee, on display in the Youth Building (Denverton Hall) at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This photo by Markus Taliaferro of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club shows a honey bee sipping nectar.
Just add pollinators! Katelyn Nipper of Fairfield created this innovative illustration of brightly color flowers and crayons.
We remember photographing a young beekeeper, Mikayla Hagan of the Rio Vista (Calif.) 4-H Club, when she delivered presentations at Solano County 4-H events. Yes, 4-H'ers can enroll in beekeeping projects--if a club offers them. And they should! Rewind...
Back in 2012, beekeeper Mikayla Hagan of the Rio Vista 4-H Club talked about her beekeeping project with then Mike Reagan, member of the Solano County Board of Supervisors. She won a showmanship award at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fast forward to today: Mikayla Hagan (center) is the recipient of a college agricultural scholarship from the Friends of the Dixon May Fair. With her are scholarship chair Carrie Hamel of Dixon and Friends of the Fair president Donnie Huffman of Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Six college scholarship winners received a total of $11,250 from the Friends of the Dixon May Fair in 2018, totaling $186,250 in college scholarships awarded since 2000. In front (from left) are Cameron Garlick of Dixon, Makala Hagan of Rio Vista, Mackenzie Davi of Dixon, Rebecca Luedke of Dixon, and Jillian Raycraft of Dixon. In back are Donnie Huffman of Vacaville, president of the Friends of the Fair, and Carrie Hamel of Dixon, scholarship chair. Not pictured is scholarship recipient Halie
Youths who want to learn beekeeping might want to consider joining the 4-H program. Take, for example, the Solano County 4-H Youth Development Program, part of the UC Cooperative Extension Program. At the countywide annual Project Skills...
Ian Weber of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, a second-year beekeeper, displays his project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. He won a showmanship award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Vaca Valley 4-H'er and beekeeper Ian Weber answers questions from evaluator JoAnn Brown, Suisun Valley 4-H Club project leader and community club leader. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Vaca Valley 4-H'er and beekeeper Miriam Laffitte explains wax moths to evaluator Bridget Stephens, a project leader in the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's bugged. Yes, bugged. And you won't want to miss it. If you head over to the 69th annual Solano County Fair, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, between now and Sunday, July 31, you'll see lots of bees, butterflies, lady beetles, dragonflies,...
Gloria Gonzalez hangs a needlepoint fan, the work of Laura Ryan of Benicia. Note the blue butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Rebecca Banducci (left), part of the McCormack Hall crew, and superintendent Gloria Gonzalez of Vallejo, show a display board crafted by Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon. It won a best of show. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This "best of show" is the work of Laquita Cumings of Rodeo. Butterflies abound! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beverly O'Hara of Benicia appliqued this quilt, titling it "Ant-titude." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a close-up of a butterfly on a quilt made by Celia Weller of American Canyon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Have you ever seen a honey bee on a rock? You have now! This painting is the work of Andrew Donato of Vallejo, entered in the 9-10 age category. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)