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Farm, Food and Fitness Revolution Convention

4-H- the Youth Solution

January 17-18, 2014

at the Alpenrose Dairyville (SW Portland)

A convention for teens, teachers and community leaders who desire to

inspire and support the next generation of confident youth leaders who are

stepping up to make our schools and communities healthier.

Thanks to our Sponsor - Chipolte Mexican Grill




Join the 4-H Farm, Food and Fitness Revolution

Support youth as they step up to solve local farm, food and fitness

issues in their schools and communities

Professional CU's are available for teachers

Today, 4-H’ers are stepping up to make positive changes in our communities, across the region and all over the country. As a high school youth, teacher, a 4-H school volunteer or 4-H club volunteer, you can share your skills and experiences to help transform a new generation of confident young leaders as they step up to help make our schools and communities healthier and stronger. 4-H youth are building school gardens, mapping health assets in their communities, preparing and cooking food from the school gardens, setting up their own Farm stands, organizing tasting tables with local foods to educate others, raising living more sustainably by raising chickens and other small animals, organizing food drives, and much more. Learn how to support today’s youth and help youth thrive!

Workshops and Agenda

The 4-H Farm, Food and Fitness Convention will host over 25 different workshops in two days.  These workshops are designed to give high school youth, community volunteers, parents, teachers and other leaders the tools and skills to help youth step up to make our schools and communities stronger by designing, implementing and evaluating community based projects around farms and gardens; food, nutrition and healthy eating; and physical activity and fitness.

   Agenda  (click here to download the full agenda with times)

   Workshop and Presenter Descriptions (click here to download)

Our Opening Keynote Sessions are:

Friday, January 17th: Finding That Spark: Expressive Identity and Thriving in Adolescence

Saturday, January 18th: Gardens as Physical Activity Spaces

Workshops include:


Farm and Garden Food and Fitness Youth Development
Garden Design for Teaching Food Safe Garden Practices Great Teens Make Great Teachers
Healthy Soils- Healthy Gardens Introduction to Food Preservation 4-H Youth Entrepreneurs
Year Round Gardening-tips, garden tools and calendars for gardening all year

Kitchen Safety Practices and Knife skills for Kids

Connecting High School Youth to Service Learning Projects in Farms, Food and Fitness
Working with Your School District- Guidelines for Outdoor spaces 4-H Run for your Life: running clubs for youth Leadership Skills for Youth
Chicken Projects -Small animal husbandry as part of your EcoSchool Design The Great Garden Detective: Standards based curriculum for integrating nutrition education into math, science, English and health

4-H Loan Library: Education Kits and Curriculum for Farm, Food and Fitness

Growing Whole Grains in the Garden for Teaching Healthy Living Cooking with Whole Grains - for every meal every day Engaging Culturally Diverse Youth in Learning Gardens
School Garden Coordinators 101 Seasonal Cooking with Youth Effective Teaching Strategies
The Power of Seed Saving

Balance, Energy, Physical Activity (BEPA) Toolkit: integrating physical activity and nutrition concepts through education and activity.

Creative Fundraising for community youth based projects
Using 4-H Garden website templates for Promoting Healthy Living in Your Community Active Garden Games for Promoting Physical Activity and  Creative Play The Power of Youth Journals
  Using Art as the Tool for Food Discovery Nuts and Bolts for starting your own 4-H Revolution - 4-H Clubs 101


Time and Dates

Dates:  January 17-18, 2014

Time:  8:30 am to 4:00 PM

Registration and Fees

Registration NOW CLOSED

  • Choose to attend 1/2 day ($22), full day ($40) or both days ($75). 
  • High School Youth Registration Fee ($15)
  • Team Discounts: Schools that send 3 or more participants receive a 50% discount.


Scholarships are available! APPLY HERE

Registration fees include refreshments, all workshop materials, curriculum and handouts.  Lunch provided by Chipolte Grill.


Conference Location and Maps

The conference will be held at the 4-H clubhouse at Alpenrose Dairyville in SW Portland.  Dairyville is a magical place - a Western-themed “town” located right on the 52-acre Alpenrose dairy farm.

A Portland tradition for over 50 years, kids and adults flock to the streets of Dairyville to explore this fun pioneer exhibit. Visitors can peak into Grandma’s Bakery, the Great Western Bank, the Dairyville School, and the post office. Kids can watch model trains chug through tiny Oregon landscapes and learn from some of the area’s train club experts and 4-H train club members. And no Dairyville visit would be complete without stopping off at the Ice Cream Parlor for a delicious Alpenrose ice cream cone. The beautiful turn of the century Opera House will be the gathering place for the 4-H Farm, Food and Fitness Conference.

Alpenrose Dairyville

6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland, OR 97221

map and contact

Nearby Hotels

Shilo Inn (3.7 miles)


9900 Southwest Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 297-2551

Comfort Suites Southwest (4.5 miles)

11340 Southwest 60th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 768-4400

Phoenix Inn Suites - Tigard (3.1 miles)

9575 Southwest Locust Street
Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 624-9000

Embassy Suites Portland - Washington Square (3.3 miles)

9000 Southwest Washington Square Road
Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 644-4000

Courtyard Portland Beaverton (3.6 miles)

8500 Southwest Nimbus Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97008
(503) 641-3200


Alpenrose Dairyville

6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland, OR 97221

map and contact


Speaker Presentations


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OSU Extension 4-H Youth Program



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