Thursday, October 20, 2011


A big thanks to ALCOA Warrick Operations for selecting Warrick County 4-H for their Day of Service. Fourteen engineers from ALCOA Warrick Operations volunteered their resources to rebuild and expand the 4-H Council Stand Deck located on the south side of the building.

The Fab Products Engineering team worked on the project from start to finish. The team provided the design work and materials which resulted in 98 hours spent constructing the deck.

Their volunteer work has resulted in a $3000 ALCOA Foundation ACTION grant for Warrick County 4-H. We sincerely appreciate this high level of support from ALCOA Warrick Operations.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Warrick County is Wired for Wind

On October 5th, Warrick County celebrated National 4-H Youth Science Day (NYSD). Students at Boonville Middle School and Tennyson Elementary celebrated the day by participating in the 2011 NYSD experiment: Wired for Wind.

Wired for Wind explored wind energy and the engineering behind the development of wind turbines. The students were able to design wind turbines and test their turbines for performance.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The "New Normal" workshop

As America slowly recovers from "The Great Recession" of 2007-2009, many economists are predicting an extended "new normal" marked by slow economic growth, high unemployment, modest investment returns, precarious job security, and tightened credit standards. Please join us as Mary Lou Elbert, Family Resource Management, Purdue Extension Educator, leads this conversation, sharing her insights and resources. The program will be held on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 6:30p.m. in the Homemakers Building at the Warrick County 4-H Center, Highway 62 East, Boonville, on Old Degonia Road. Please pre-register to attend this free workshop by e-mailing Mary Lou at or calling 897-6100. Refreshments will be served.