Fill in our survey and fill up your wine cellar


first_imgFill in our survey and fill up your wine cellarOn 9 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Fillin our recruitment survey and you could win a case of champagne or a secondprize of three bottles of wine.TheRecruitment Confidence Index (RCI) is a quarterly survey which tracks predictedtrends in recruitment confidence and associated employment areas, and thefindings, which have recently been featured on BBC News, are highly soughtafter by the recruitment community and the business world.Asan HR and recruitment professional, we need your views to help us predict thefuture for recruitment by telling us what’s happening in your own business.Simply visit www.rcisurvey.co.uk and answer the brief questionnaire. Thisshould take no more than 15 minutes.Yourreplies will be treated as completely confidential and the published data willbe aggregated and reported without the names of persons or organisations.Inexchange for your support, you will be entered the prize draw. All respondentswill also receive a complimentary copy of the RCI report, which is available tonon-participants at a cost of £50. TheRCI  is produced by the Cranfield School of Management and the Daily Telegraph inassociation with Personnel Today, and a detailed report on the RCI findings isavailable in Personnel Today’s essential guide to the recruitment climate,Recruitment Trends & Forecasts, which is available on subscription(enquiries: 020 8652 8803). For further information on the RCI contact Emma Parry on 01234754808 ([email protected] GO TO www.rcisurvey.co.uk/survey Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

IS IT TRUE JANUARY 26, 2018


first_imgIS IT TRUE the political establishment in Indy better beware of the non-establishment candidate and successful businessmen Mike Braum from Jasper?  …his TV commercials are well done and sends a well thought out conservative message to the voters of the 8th District?  …that Mr. Braum must believe in what he doing because he put up $4 million dollars of his own money to fund his primary campaign?IS IT TRUE after all said and done we expect that race for the 8th District Congressional seat in 2018 will be the most costly and in your face political battle we have seen in a long time?IS IT TRUE we predict that the upcoming 2018 Primary and General elections are going to extremely competitive? …that Federal, State and County offices are on the ballot? …we expect these elections will draw a big voter turnout?IS IT TRUE we are told that any candidate running for re-election that has wasted our tax dollars on questionable capital projects or voted on tax increases may have a hard time of being re-elected in 2018?IS IT TRUE that the “FUN AND GAMES” crowd is at it again?  …that the Mayor Winnecke and City Councilwoman Mercer are trying to convince the public to fund a multi-million capital project at the vacant property at Robert’s Park?  …they are promoting the idea that a private-public partnership will make this project a reality?  …we were told by a couple of people who attended the this “Fun And Game” project presentation conducted by an outside consultant was boring?  … we wonder when some of our elected officials will realize that the City Of Evansville is currently experiencing a major financial crisis? Todays “Readers Poll” question is: If the Democratic primary election for the 8th District US Congressman was held today who would you vote for?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily. If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?”IS IT TRUE we are told that the search for the next Chamber Of Commerce President has been narrowed down to two (2) finalists?  …we hear that one of the two finalists is from Evansville proper?IS IT TRUE that speculation has now reached a less than fever pitch with respect to the upcoming announcement from former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel that he is planning to seek the Democrat nomination for the US House of Representative?  …several people in the political know feel that Weinzapfel late entry in the race will cause a serious split in the Democratic party?IS IT TRUE we hear that Mr. Weinzapfel may announce his attention to run for the US Congress via social media in a couple of days?  …we are told if Mr. Weinzapzel decides to do so he will also send his announcement to area media via social media?IS IT TRUE that Weinzapfel Democrat challenger is a well respected Terre Haute attorney with a good political following throughout the 8th Congressional District?  …it’s been alleged that a couple of Weinzapfel supporters approached Tanoos and asked him to withdraw from 8th District Congressional primary race?  …Tanoos response was heck no?  …we hear that Mr. Tanoos resolve to win the 8th District Congressional primary race is now stronger than ever?  …all we can say is let the political dogfight begin?IS IT TRUE ..we predict the Republican primary be extremely interesting to watch?  …Congressman Bucshon is the establishment candidate that is seemly well liked by most Republicans in the 8th District? …you can rest assured that Governor Holcomb and Vice President Pence will do everything they can to help Congressmen Bucshon to win the primary race?IS IT TRUE that 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon has a serious opponent in the Republican primary? …we expect conservative Dr. Richard Moss of Jasper to call Mr. Bucshon out on some of the votes he casts over the years?  …we expect that Dr. Moss will be dogging Bucshon about his legal resident’s status?   …that Dr. Bucshon has to convince the people of the 8th District that he and his family live here and not in Washinton, DC?  ..Dr. Moss conservative position papers have gotten some attention from area Republicans?  … we respectfully suggest that Congressmen Bucshon better not take Dr. Moss primary candidacy for granted?last_img read more

Ford recalls more than 250,000 vehicles due to door latch issues


first_img Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Ford recalls more than 250,000 vehicles due to door latch issues TAGSdoor latchFiestafordFusionLincoln MKZMexicorecall Previous articleIndiana not detailing ICU capacity as coronavirus cases growNext articleNotre Dame researchers study spread, effects of COVID-19 Brooklyne Beatty WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNews Do you drive a Ford Fusion, Fiesta or Lincoln MKZ? If so, your vehicle may be under recall.Ford is recalling more than 250,000 cars in the U.S., and another 20,000 in Mexico, due to a door latch issue. The company says doors could open unexpectedly, or may not close, as a lever in the door latch can crack and fail.The recall covers 2014 through 2016 Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs, and 2014 and 2015 Ford Fiestas.Currently, Ford has not received any reports of crashes or injuries caused by the issue.Owners with vehicles under this recall will be notified starting May 4, and dealers will replace the side door latches.center_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest By Brooklyne Beatty – March 26, 2020 0 369 Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Speech: Damian Hinds speech at the Association of School and College Leaders’ annual conference 2019


first_imgThis morning I woke up to news of a terrible attack in New Zealand. In the never-ending battle against hate, education plays a leading role in tackling intolerance and teaching mutual respect. My thoughts and prayers are with those in New Zealand.Good morning everyone and thank you Rachael for that welcome.I am very pleased to be here, joining you for a second year. When I stood up this time last year, I had been in the job for just two months.I told you then how pleased I was at the prospect of working with you, and how I was acutely aware of the enormous weight of responsibility this job carries. It is a responsibility to you and all those school and college leaders like you, as well as the teachers, the support staff, the governors and of course the children, young people and families we all serve.One year on, I can say for certain that the best part of my job is getting out to visit as many of those schools and colleges as possible. In the last few weeks I have heard that I’m not meeting headteachers. This came as a bit of a surprise to me.I’m visiting schools, nurseries and colleges week in week out and I’ve heard from hundreds of headteachers about their ambitions for their students and the challenges they face. You couldn’t do this job without talking to headteachers.And I can reassure you that I have heard the message on funding loud and clear and before I go any further – I want to address this directly.I understand that there are real concerns on funding, that finances are challenging for schools and that many of you have had to make, and are having to make very hard choices. I know that rising costs from suppliers to supply agencies add to these pressures, alongside the particular pressures in High Needs.On Wednesday the Chancellor announced the next spending review, which is when Government sets out spending allocations for the year ahead. I will take that opportunity to make the strongest possible case for education. For me, its not only a moral argument about our priorities – though that can’t be overstated.From a hard-headed point of view, for a strong, highly skilled, productive economy clearly we need the right level of investment in our schools. And so too, to deliver the revolution we need in technical education we need investment in our colleges.I stood on this stage last year and said that I would back head teachers.Since then, when I was challenged to ban mobile phones in every school, I backed heads to make that judgement because you are best placed to make decisions in your schools.When I have been challenged to intervene to centrally direct behaviour policy, I’ve backed heads to know what is right for their schools, their staff and their pupils.And as we approach the next spending review, I will also back heads to have the resources they need to deliver a world class education.Of course there will be competing demands on the public finances, as there always are, but ours is a very strong case, because so much else relies on what you in our schools and colleges do.It is our education system that will shape the doctors, police and nurses of the future. It’s our education system that will produce the engineers, builders and lawyers of the future. And it’s our education system that will give us the teachers of the future.I want to work with you on this just as we’ve worked together in other areas – in particular on recruitment and retention.I’d like to say a special thank you to ASCL here, for their contribution and to Geoff in particular. And I’m also very grateful to the heads on our expert advisory group: Maura Regan, Jo Heaton, Vijita Patel and Lesley Powell.Making sure that teaching is a profession that attracts and retains top talent is our shared priority, and the strategy sets out a clear plan to put this into practice.Ultimately, a school can only be a great place for pupils to learn if it’s also a great place for teachers to teach.Clearly, it’s school leaders like you that shape a school’s working environment, its ethos. But it’s my responsibility to support headteachers to create great cultures in their schools. Critical to this is enabling you to be able to hire the best teachers possible and to keep them in post.You know that teaching can be an incredible career. But you also know it’s often a challenging and tiring one as well as one where you get to spend every day working with inspiring and inquiring young minds.I’m well aware that many of the people in this room regularly put in a working week which is just too long. The pressures that you and your staff face are not good for your quality of life and your families. This is why I made a promise to you last year that I would take an unflinching look at workload and its causes.Its why, for example, I asked Professor Becky Allen to take a hard look the issue of data and the burdens it creates. Our workload reduction toolkit, published in July, has been downloaded more than 95,000 times.We have just updated it with a new section on reducing workload linked to behaviour management and advice for governors in response to recommendations in Professor Allen’s report.And today we are also publishing updated guidance helping schools to reduce the workload and data collection burdens that often go with the pay and appraisal processes.But to make lasting progress on workload, we also need to do more to set up a system that works for both teachers and leaders.At the heart of this systematic approach – and as set out in the recruitment and retention strategy – are our reforms to the accountability system. Children only get one shot at an education so accountability is vital – and I know that you recognise that.But I do recognise that the current system can have unintended consequences that add unnecessary burdens, especially for schools in some of the most challenging circumstances.So we are radically simplifying the system to reduce the pressure on school leaders. As part of this we intend to make “requires improvement” the sole trigger for an offer of support – replacing floor and coasting standards.School accountability needs to be simpler and more supportive. Heads should have complete clarity on the way the system works, the distinct role that each actor plays within it and the support available to them.Central to this is the new Oftsed framework, Amanda Spielman and I are totally aligned on the need for an active focus on teacher workload, supporting and recognising leaders in managing this well alongside a commitment to reduce data burdens.Amanda and her team have been working hard to combat the myths about ‘what Ofsted wants’. And more broadly, this new inspection framework will – rightly – rebalance inspection towards the substance of what happens in a school.I recognise that workload is a tough one to crack. For many years now teachers have been reporting working excessive hours, but I hope we may now, with will and concerted action from all the actors in the system, be at a turning point. And what is making the biggest difference by far is what headteachers and principals are doing.From surveys we know that now virtually all schools – over 90% – have taken specific action on workload reduction. We’ve published some great examples today in the workload toolkit, from King Charles I School, and Ascent Trust, among others.Tackling workload is one of the ways we can build a supportive culture in schools. Another is to ensure that we’re providing our teachers with a proper professional pathway. The way in which teachers enter and progress in the profession must enable staff to achieve the things that brought them into teaching in the first place: inspiring children and ensuring they can fulfil their potential. This is already the case for many, but not yet for enough.You’ve all had talented teachers, who have decided they no longer want to do the job.It is a sad fact that more than 20% of new teachers leave within two years and 33% within five. And this problem is most acute, as you’ll know, in areas of disadvantage, where schools can least afford that kind of professional churn. They are hit particularly hard by high turnover in some subjects, like maths and science.The great tragedy of this situation – and it is a tragedy – is that teachers all come into the profession with such a burning vocation, such optimism – they want to change lives; they are passionate about their subject and sharing their knowledge.Retaining teachers in the first years of their practice is now the biggest challenge we face in the teaching profession.That’s why at the heart of the Recruitment & Retention Strategy is the Early Career Framework, the most significant reform to teaching since it became a graduate-only profession.Today, not enough early career teachers receive the high quality professional development they need to build the foundation for a successful career. We’ll change this by putting in place a fully-funded, two-year package of support for these teachers, linked to the best-available research evidence.The Early Career Framework will provide much needed structured support for all teachers at the start of their career. The headteachers were extremely clear during the creation of the Recruitment & Retention strategy that for the career framework to work, additional funding was required. We heard you.So by the time the framework is fully in place we will back it up with substantial extra investment and we expect to be spending at least an extra £130 million every year on its delivery.The framework covers the key areas that will form the building blocks of any teacher’s career: behaviour, management, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and professional behaviours; and it underpins an entitlement to support and training in these areas for all new teachers, including a strengthened mentoring offer.To enable this, we are extending the induction period from one year to two and we are guaranteeing that every new teacher will have more time to consolidate what they are learning – with a fully funded 5% off-timetable in their second year.And our vision for the framework isn’t just to transform the experience for early career teachers joining the profession. We want the framework to become the key link that brings together professional development at all stages of a teacher’s working life. This covers everything from the reformed ITT core content, to the development of specialist NPQs that support those teachers who don’t want to go into leadership to continue to develop and progress.I want to enable more teachers at every stage of their careers to benefit from a clear, coherent professional pathway.Similarly, as people’s working patterns change, so it is increasingly important that schools are able to adapt their working practices, so that teachers are able to have the greater flexibility that is becoming more and more important throughout our country. Although more teachers are now working part time, it is still a smaller proportion than the working population as a whole.I appreciate that this can be a real challenge in schools which is why we are taking steps to help you make it more achievable.We will be creating a new jobshare matching service to support teachers who are looking for a potential jobshare partner. We have also launched a competition among EdTech providers to come up with innovative solutions to enable schools to accommodate more flexible working patterns, including through timetabling tools.In developing the R&R strategy, teachers told us that they don’t mind working hard when they can see the difference they are making. But their wellbeing is not something that we can take for granted or ignore.Today I’m announcing the creation of an expert advisory group on wellbeing. Among the experts who have agreed to take part are Paul Farmer, of Mind, Peter Fonagy, from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, Nancy Hey, of the What Works Wellbeing Centre and other leaders in the field. I am pleased to say that ASCL and other representatives of the school and college sector will also be involved, as well as serving teachers and leaders.The group will provide expert advice and work with us to look at what government, local authorities and academy trusts can do to promote wellbeing.I know there is a lot of excellent work already being done by schools and colleges involving charities such as the Education Support Partnership and I want to build on that.Of course, motivated, well-supported teachers are more likely to have motivated pupils in their classrooms.This point – that the success of teachers is inextricably linked to the success of their students – shapes my entire approach to education. It’s an idea formed through countless conversation with the people in this room and with the terrific teachers who work for you.I began this morning by talking about the sense of responsibility that I feel in this job. But it’s teachers and school leaders that shape the lives of their pupils – and in turn the future of our country. My job in government is to do everything I can to support you.We have made good progress on the Recruitment and Retention Strategy, the accountability framework and CPD. Make no mistake though, I see these efforts as a work in progress and something we must continue to shape together.I know that each one of you will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of your staff and students. In return, you can expect me to back your right to be the ones making the decisions in schools, and doggedly determined in working to ensure we have the resourcing we need for our schools.I very much look forward to seeing you again this time next year and to seeing the progress I know we are going to make between now and then.last_img read more

Listen To The Avett Brothers’ Emotional New Single, ‘True Sadness’


first_imgBeloved folk rockers The Avett Brothers have a new album, True Sadness, due out on June 24th via American/Republic Records. The band has been building anticipation for their new release with some great live performances, and today they have shared the title track from the new release.Contrary to its title, the song is an upbeat folk tune, powered by acoustic guitars and a funky bass line running throughout the tune. You can listen to the new song below:The band also announced five new tour dates throughout 2016, including a date in June and a run of pre-Halloween shows in South Carolina and Virginia. You can see the newly added dates below, for which a fan pre-sale begins next Tuesday, May 10th at noon local time.The Avett Brothers New Tour DatesJuly 5: Simsbury, CT – Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center September 10: Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center October 6: Southaven, MS – Landers CenterOctober 29: Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness ArenaOctober 30: Charlottesville, VA – Charlottesville nTelos Wireless Pavilionlast_img read more

Lotus Spends The Weekend In Oregon [A Gallery]


first_imgBeloved jamtronica outfit Lotus is riding high after the release of their Eats The Light album, and that energy was in full force over two nights across Oregon. With support from El Ten Eleven, Lotus made it count with two great nights in the Pacific Northwest, bringing along a bastion of their most beloved songs.The shows took place at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR on February 10th, followed by a performance at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR on the 11th. From the opening notes of “Jump Off” to the final encore of “Gilded Age” in Eugene, these were two great performance!See the setlists and a full gallery by Visual Suplex, below.Setlist: Lotus | Crystal Ballroom | Portland, OR | 2/10/17Set 1: Jump Off, Move Too Fast, Pachyderm, Blue Giant, Sid> Sunrain> Inspector Norse> SunrainSet 2: Cold Facts, Sodium Vapor, Neon Tubes, Behind Midwest Storefronts, Plant Your Root> Flower Sermon> Umbilical Moonset> Flower SermonEncore: Umbilical MoonriseSetlist: Lotus | McDonald Theatre | Eugene, OR | 2/11/17Set 1: Bubonic Tonic> I’ve Been A Fool (Toy Guns), Blender, Suntan, Lead Pipe> Golden Ghost> SpiritualizeSet 2: L’immeuble> Tip Of The Tongue, Philly Hit> Arupa> Massif, Kesey Seed, WaxEncore: Colorado, Gilded AgePhotography by Jordan IngleeInstagram: @visualsuplexFB: @visualsuplex Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Phish Unveils Pro-Shot Video Of Albany’s Tour Opener “Twenty Years Later” [Watch]


first_imgLast Tuesday night, October 16th, Phish opened their 2018 fall tour with a two-night affair at Albany, NY’s Times Union Center. A highlight of Albany’s tour opening second set, included a 15-minute “Twenty Years Later”, as the quartet dove head first into dark and evil Phish territory.Flowing out of a “Piper” jam, the ominous opening notes of “20 Years Later” crept forward. This marked the third rendition of the Joy cut this year, but was easily the most interesting of the trio, weighing in as the improvisational highlight of Phish’s tour opener second set. Many fans subscribe to the notion that Phish is at their best when they’re at their darkest, and this “20YL” did nothing to dissuade that thought process. Over the course of the song’s nearly 15 minutes, the band built schizoid tension over eerie synth swells, bass rumbles, and feedback loops, resulting in a powerful display of quintessentially “evil” Phish that’s surely worth revisiting later.Today, Phish has shared a pro-shot video of the standout jam, so people everywhere can enjoy it in all its glory, with Chris Kuroda‘s mesmerizing light rig as a backdrop. Watch Albany’s “Twenty Years Later” below:Phish – “Twenty Years Later” – 10/16/2018[Video: Phish]Phish continues their fall tour tomorrow night with a two-night run at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheatre, October 23rd and 24th. The band then heads to Rosemont, IL’s Allstate Arena, October 26th-28th, before concluding their fall tour with a four-night Halloween run at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, October 31st-November 3rd.Setlist: Phish | Times Union Center | Albany, NY | 10/16/18Set One: The Moma Dance, Tube, Theme From the Bottom > Free, Army of One, Halley’s Comet > Everything’s Right -> Cities > Walls of the CaveSet Two: Ghost > No Men In No Man’s Land > Piper > Twenty Years Later > Show of Life > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Character ZeroEncore: Harry Hoodlast_img read more

The Wood Brothers Announce Red Rocks Show With Fruition & Steep Canyon Rangers


first_imgFolk-rock trio The Wood Brothers have announced their first-ever headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre show, set to go down on September 5th at the iconic Morrison, CO outdoor venue. Fruition and Steep Canyon Rangers will offer support at the band’s monumental homecoming event. The Wood Brothers continue touring in support of their 2018 Grammy-nominated One Drop of Truth LP, which arrived last February.The Wood Brothers previously announced a co-headlining run of shows with Lake Street Dive. The run of co-headlining dates will begin on June 6th with a show at Raleigh, NC’s Red Hat Amphitheater, followed by performances at Vienna, Va’s Wolf Trap (6/8); Royal Oak, MI’s Royal Oak Theatre (6/11); Kettering, OH’s Fraze Pavilion (6/15); Burlington, VT’s Maritime Festival (7/25); and Lafayette, NY’s Beak and Skiff on July 26th.Tickets for The Wood Brothers’ headlining Red Rocks show go on sale this Friday, March 1st at 10 a.m. (MST) here.For ticketing information and a full list of The Wood Brothers’ upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Ring in the New Year With Nathan Lane & More


first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. New Year With Nathan LaneTony winner and devoted dog owner Nathan Lane will join this year’s edition of the New York Philharmonic’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration, La Vie Parisienne, narrating Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals. Penned by Broadway stalwarts Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), each animal portrayed by Lane will be a New York archetype. Conducted by music director Alan Gilbert, the performance is also set to feature pianists Inon Barnatan, the Philharmonic’s Artist-in-Association and Makoto Ozone. If you can’t get to New York, never fear, the concert will be telecast live nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations, so you can enjoy the hilarious Lane from the comfort of your own couch!Tickets on Sale for Washer/DryerTickets are now available for a new off-Broadway comedy about a recently eloped young couple who haven’t been entirely truthful with each other…Penned by Nandita Shendoy and directed by Benjamin Kamine, Washer/Dryer will begin performances at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre on January 26, 2016. Starring Shendoy and Johnny Wu, the limited engagement is scheduled to officially open on February 2 and play through February 21.Adam Pascal, Telly Leung & More Team UpAdam Pascal, Allegiance’s Telly Leung, Beautiful’s Jarrod Spector and Eden Espinosa have boarded the already start-studded lineup for Inspirational Broadway. As previously reported, Billy Porter and more will perform at the concert at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15. The evening will help benefit the Broadway Inspirational Voices outreach program. Sounds like an event not to be missed!Hunter Foster & Jennifer Cody Tap John Arthur GreeneHe’s the one that Main Stem duo Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody want! Broadway alum John Arthur Greene (Matilda) and more have boarded the couple’s upcoming production of Grease. Scheduled to play Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts February 9, 2016 through February 14, Greene is set to take on the role of Danny Zuko; Wicked vet Emily Behny will play Sandy. How many air miles do we need to get to North Carolina? View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2016 Washer/Dryer Star Files Nathan Lanelast_img read more

Virtual Livestock Educational Resources


first_imgAs school responsibilities wrap up and summer break begins, youth now have more time for livestock projects and hands-on learning.Through University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, Georgia 4-H offers educational opportunities in programs that challenge youth with real-life issues as they learn responsibility through raising, showing and evaluating livestock. These projects provide students the opportunity to practice and acquire new knowledge in the fields of animal science, business, time management and leadership.With many extra-curricular activities sidelined, youth have more time for livestock-related tasks like showmanship practice, developing their record book and fine-tuning their animal show entries. Educational ResourcesWhile social distancing, youth have been introduced to a new way of virtual learning. To ensure that dedication and enthusiasm continue to grow for livestock programs, Georgia 4-H has begun offering instruction online as well as providing various resources, which include:Dairy farm tour videos: origin.americandairy.com/news-and-events/dairy-diary/dairy-farming/virtual-farm-tours-while-youre-stuck-at-home.stmlHorse judging from home videos by Middle Tennessee State University and University of Tennessee Extension: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEJjxuN56N4&list=PLNXP12SwUle1PuvPAfKXOHqIXeBqM0g1rBasic horse riding exercises video by Louisiana State University Extension: www.youtube.com/watch?v=R05rTHKmhAcUGA Extension Bulletin 1234, “Dairy Judging Terminology: A Guide to Saying What She is and Not What She Isn’t”: t.uga.edu/61EUGA Extension Bulletin 1401, “Evaluating Common Equine Performance Classes”: t.uga.edu/61FUGA Extension Bulletin 1427, “Is Your Heifer Fit to Show? A Guide to Fitting and Showing Dairy Animals”: t.uga.edu/61GA list of more online resources is available at georgia4h.org/about-us/resources/activity-resources/#livestock.Virtual CompetitionsGeorgia 4-H is also continuing with statewide contests by adapting them into virtual competitions. These events allow youth to continue to challenge their knowledge, receive recognition for their accomplishments and learn life and leadership skills.State virtual horse show educational contests and a state virtual livestock judging contest will be held for 4-H members in grades 4 through 12, who can register and get more details by contacting 4-H staff at their local Extension office. The deadline to register online for livestock judging is June 10 and the online deadline for entering the horse contests is June 15. Youth can prepare by reviewing the additional information available in the Georgia 4-H State Horse Show Rules and Regulations and the Georgia 4-H Livestock Judging Educational Resources.For more information on these contests, please contact Georgia 4-H Livestock Extension Specialist Heather Shultz at [email protected] addition to state contests, various counties and districts have created opportunities for youth to demonstrate their learned skills within their peer groups. Details can be obtained by emailing or calling staff at UGA Extension offices. Find local contact information at extension.uga.edu/county-offices.To learn more about the Georgia 4-H Livestock Program, visit georgia4h.org/livestock.Georgia 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life skills, positive relationships and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 242,000 people annually through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices and 4-H facilities. For more information, visit georgia4h.org.last_img read more