Friday, May 18, 2018

Summer Fun 2018 Online Registration

The online registration for our 2018 Summer Fun is now live....

Here is the link to register:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

2018 Summer Fun

The 2018 Alleghany 4-H Summer Fun Newsletter is now available.  Click here to find out what exciting opportunities are being offered this year!

** ALL registrations will be accepted starting Friday, May 18th at 9am **  This includes online and over the phone.  

The link for the online registration form and the other required forms will be posted when registration is activated.

If there is a fee, payment is due at the time of registration to secure your child's space.  There is also a one-time registration fee of $14, which includes a t-shirt.  We accept cash, check and debit/credit cards.

For more information, please call 336-372-5597 or you can email Michele or Amy with any questions.

Monday, March 26, 2018

2018 Alleghany 4-H Spring Plant Sale

We are now taking orders for the 2018 Alleghany 4-H Annual Spring Plant Sale.....

We are offering the following types of plants for purchase:
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Ferns
  • Flowers
  • Herbs
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Vegetables

Payment is due at the time orders are placed.  **We accept credit/debit cards for payment.  Phone orders can and will be accepted with a credit/debit card purchase**

Friday, April 20, 2018

Thursday, May 3rd & Friday May 4th (9am - 5pm)

ALL proceeds are used for scholarships for Alleghany County youth to attend 4-H Camp and other 4-H programming.

You may pick up an order form at the Extension Office or you can CLICK HERE for an online version.   For more information, call 336-372-5597 or email Michele Hamm.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Institute for Future Ag. Leaders

The Institute for Future Ag. Leaders (IFAL) is a week-long program for rising high school seniors
 interested in the industry of agriculture. Emphasis is placed on: career opportunities,
emerging technology, citizenship and leadership development.
Students will visit the schools of agriculture, tour research farms and explore university laboratories.
They will visit agribusinesses, participate in leadership development classes, tour the General
Assembly, and see the offices of North Carolina Farm Bureau.
Students will be supervised by conference counselors, university faculty and Farm Bureau staff.
 Students will experience college life firsthand, living in dorms and eating in dining halls on campus.

Agriculture has an unlimited amount of opportunities for you to explore. Discover your agriculture career!

IFAL Applications are available here or you can obtain one from your local county Farm Bureau offices. Applications should be signed by county Farm Bureau presidents and mailed to the NCFB by April 15. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

VetCAMP 2018

NCSU Vet School logo
VetCAMP is a 5-day summer camp hosted by the Veterinary Professions Advising Center at North Carolina State University
Activities will include: Behind the scenes tour of the NC State Veterinary School, Trip to the Museum of Natural Sciences, Lab Animal Medicine, Anatomy and Physiology lab, Basics of a Small Animal Clinic Suture Lab, Tour of Swine Unit & Equine Unit, Lunch with Vet School Faculty and Staff.
Open to high school students interested in veterinary medicine.
Application Window:
Friday, January 26, 2018 – Saturday, April 7, 2018
Camp Fee:$550
Application Fee:$25

For more information visit the link.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

North Qualifying Horse Show

The 2018 North Qualifying 4-H Horse Show information is now available.  We will have the show on May 19-20, 2018 in Raleigh at the Hunt Complex in Raleigh.  We will be sharing the facility again with the Wake County All Youth Open Show which is open to all youth to participate in.

You can find all the forms in 2 places. One is at the Rockingham County 4-H website located HERE under '2018 North Qualifying 4-H Horse Show.

And you can also find it located on the Extension Horse Husbandry website under district councils - HERE

Please remember to declare what show you will be showing at with your 4-H Agent asap if you have not done so.

ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY APRIL 27TH.  NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED LATE OR INCOMPLETE.  A missing pony card, eligibility card or medical release means incomplete.  We should not have to track down 50 medical releases from around the state because they were not turned in. SO this year incomplete entries will not be processed without ALL paperwork and payment!

The North Central District is offering a sponsorship incentive again this year---
Anyone that gets $100 in sponsorships for the show will receive a free stall at the show.  If you are taking advantage of this incentive please be sure that you mail in your sponsorship forms and sponsor money with your entry forms so that we can make note of your free stall!

Friday, February 23, 2018

February / March Clover News

The February / March 2018 Alleghany Clover News is now available online.  Be sure to check it out so you don't miss any exciting opportunities.  

2018 NC Trees and Me

NC Trees and Me Video Contest

tress and city scape
In honor of North Carolina's Arbor Day, the NC Urban Forestry Council (NCUFC) is asking for video submissions for their 2018 NC Trees and Me video Contest.

Contest submissions will be short videos (15 to 90 seconds) that answer the question, “What do trees mean to me?”.  Prizes will be awarded to the individual(s) or group(s) whose video submission receives the most online votes. The Grand Prize winner will receive $200, and the Runner Up Winner will receive $50. Both videos will also be featured on NCUFC’s website and social media platforms in honor of Arbor Day and beyond.

Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on March 14, 2018

Please see the attached flier for more information. Rules, terms, and conditions of the contest can be found online at  The mission of the NCUFC is to advocate the sustainability of North Carolina’s urban forests through the use of economic, human, and environmental resources. Questions?  Contact Leslie Moorman, contest administrator, at 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

4-H Food Show

When: March 3, 2018
Where: Wilkes County Extension Office
Who: Youth ages 3+
Cost: Free
Deadline to Register:  February 23, 2018

It’s time to show off all your culinary skills at the upcoming Area Food Show! This will be held on Sat., March 3rd and is open to youth ages 3 and up. There are four age categories to participate in: Pre-Cloverbud (3-4) Cloverbud (ages 5-8), Junior (9-13), and Senior (14-18).

Categories include: snack/appetizer, main dish, vegetable/soup/salad and desserts.

This is also a great time to show off your table presentation skills (i.e. tablecloth, flowers or decorative items that go with the theme of your dish). You must bring serving plates and utensils for at least two judges (plastic and paper are fine). At the end of the day we will all get to sample everyone’s dishes so additional plates and utensils are recommended but not mandatory.

You can do pre-registration online HERE  Full registration forms can be found below.

Please contact the office with any questions.

Area Food Show Forms

Judges Needed For Record Book Judging

project record book with clover

Another exciting and successful year in 4-H has almost come to an end and the 2018 year looks to be even more exciting for the program as we continue to make the best better in 4-H! This is the time of year that the 4-H'ers are completing their project record books, Portfolios books and various other projects for county competition. We all know that judges are a vital part of this process and we are writing to request your help. 

The dates for judging are: Project Record Judging – April 20-22 and Portfolio - April 23-25. Our judges are one of the reasons that our 4-H youth can excel and judge’s constructive comments help to improve our 4-H’ers record keeping skills. This is why we are asking for your help. We are expecting a larger number of records to be turned in this year.  Due to space and budget limitations we will only be able to accommodate 36 judges for each day of project record judging and 20 judges for each day of Portfolio judging.  Judges will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and all registrations for judging must be entered online no later than March 15, 2018.

Lodging, meals and snacks are provided.  If you cancel, and do not provide at least one weeks notice, you will be charged for expenses.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Extension Office to register @ 336-372-5597.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott – Cary, NC

PORTFOLIO JUDGING: April 23-25, 2018
SpringHill Suites by Marriott – Cary, NC