Our Blog is Moving!


On March 19th the Madison County 4-H blog will be moving to its new home on the UF/IFAS Extension Madison County page:


For 4-H event updates and postings please visit:


After March 18th you can find all of the latest Madison County 4-H information on our new blog as well as our social media accounts.

Coming Soon….Summer Program Sign Ups!

National Cornbread Festival Calls for Recipes from 4th Grade 4-H’ers

National Cornbread Festival Calls for Recipes from 4th Grade 4-H’ers

4th grade 4-H Club members are invited to enter a recipe in the National Cornbread Cook-Off Competition. The cornbread or cornbread dish recipe must contain at least one cup of Martha White Cornmeal or one package of Martha White Corn Meal Mix. It must also be cooked in Lodge Cast Iron cookware. For the full set of rules, visit Cornbread Cookoff Rules for 2018. Recipes should be submitted to Marion County 4-H at 302 Betsy Pack Drive, Jasper, TN 37347 by March 1, 2018. Recipes will initially be judged on the written recipe. For a complete list of guidelines contact your 4-H agent or visit the National Cornbread Festival website at www.nationalcornbread.com.

Ten lucky finalist will be invited to prepare their recipe at the National Competition which will be held on April 29, 2018 at the National Cornbread Contest in South Pittsburg. Their finished cornbread recipes will be judged on creativity, flavor, texture, appetizing appearance, ease of preparation and appropriate use of products.

Prizes are as follows: 1st Place – $500; 2nd Place – $250; 3rd Place – $100 and the other seven finalists will each receive $50. All 10 finalists also receive special gifts from Lodge Cast Iron and Martha White. The 4-H agent or 4-H Assistant and the teacher of the winning contestant will each receive $50. Youth traveling more than 100 miles to competition will receive $100 travel money.

Past winning recipes include Razzle-Dazzle Cornbread, Apple-Sausage and Cheese Cornbread, Country Boy Cornbread and Stuffed Mexi-Melt Cornbread Muffins, to name a few. Creativity is a must for developing a winning recipe. This activity is an educational way for novice cooks to experience the joys of cooking, master skills and develop a lifelong love of good food and healthy eating.

Explorer Series: Mindfulness

Join us for our next class in the Explorer Series on February 1st at Camp Cherry Lake. We will discover our drive and harness the power of being mindful. Ever struggle with “monkey mind” or feel overwhelmed with all the things you have to do? Then this class is for you! We skip the woo factor and get right to the practical tips to help you and your family settle down, focus, and find a way to harness your talents and thrive.

Register at https://explorerseries2018.eventbrite.com

Livestock Show Updates

At this time the UF/IFAS Madison County Extension website is being prepared for a mandatory formatting update.  In order for all show participants to access the information without interruption, we have created a page to house everything in the meantime.

For all rules, regulations, forms, and record books for the 2018 North Florida Livestock Show & Sale, please visit:


Dates to Remember (All take place at the Extension Office and Ag Barn):

January 19th at 4:30pm – 4-H Livestock Record Book Clinic

January 19th at 6pm – NFLSS Kickoff

February 9th – 4-H Record Books DUE

February 19-22 – Show Week

Thank you for your patience!  Please contact us with any questions and concerns.


Introducing Masterclass Series 2018!

Our Masterclasses are designed to dig deeper into subjects of interest. These classes are open to Adults and Youth (ages vary).  Tickets will be available individually or save money and come as a couple!


Register at: https://masterclassseries-doyou.eventbrite.com

January Masterclass Series: Do You! We’re going to explore how to clear the clutter (both physically and mentally), hack your habits, and use the power of your personality to discover your best you. You’ll receive all the materials necessary to put these techniques to practice.

This class is designed for Adults and Youth ages 12+. Come as a team or on your own!

January 8th-10th at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake

5:30-6pm Meet & Greet (to give everyone time to arrive)
6-8pm Class

If you have any questions please contact Becky (Bennett) Rucki at bvbennett@ufl.edu or 850-973-4138.