Wednesday, November 4, 2015

4th Annual 4-H Holiday Poinsettia Plant Sale

It's time for the 4th Annual 4-H Holiday Poinsettia Plant Sale!!  We are offering 4 color choices in 2 sizes, as well as foil and bow options.  Click here for the description/order form.

The order and payment deadline is Friday, November 20, 2015.  The pick up date will be Tuesday, November 24th from 9am to 5pm.  

Help us help our local youth.  ALL proceeds are used to provide scholarship opportunities for 4-H Camp and other 4-H events.

For any questions or more information call 336-372-5597 or you can email Michele Hamm.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

2015 Fall Plant Sale

We are now taking orders for our 2015 Fall Plant Sale.  Click here for the plant descriptions and order form.  

Help us help our local youth.  ALL proceeds are used to provide scholarship opportunities for 4-H Camp and other 4-H events.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Alpha Omega Corn Maze

Who:  Youth ages 8+ (5-7 with a parent)
When:  Friday - October 16     4 pm ~ 8 pm (leave from County Office Building)
Cost:  $12 (dinner is included)

We will be taking a trip this Friday, October 16 to the Alpha Omega Corn Maze in Yadkin County.   We'll take part in the 6 acre corn maze, barrel train, inflatable obstacle bounce, corn box, hay rides, hay bale maze and much much more.  The trip is open to youth 8 and up (5-7  with a parent - parents will be responsible for their own transportation and is open).  We will leave the County Office Building at 4 pm and return around 8.  Dinner is included in your cost.   You don't want to miss out on all the fun.

For more information or to register, contact the Extension Office at 372-5597.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

State Council Conference

The State 4-H Council is looking forward to hosting everyone at State 4 -H  Council Conference,November 14-15, 2015 in Raleigh. Registration is now open! Please remember everyone must register in order to attend. We will not be able to accommodate on-site registrations. The conference will be held at the Jane S. McKimmon Center in Raleigh.

Full Time Registration (including Facility, Insurance, Saturday Lunch, Workshops (Saturday & Sunday) Saturday Evening Activity, Lodging, and Sunday Lunch) is $140 per youth (lodging 4 per room) Saturday Only Registration (including Facility, Insurance, Saturday Lunch, Saturday Workshops, and Saturday Evening Activity is $75 per person.  

To register you must contact the office (336)372-5597 

Deadline to register:  October 9

Horse Judging Short Course - Adults and Leaders

he 2015 NC Horse Judging Short Course will be held Oct 24-25th in Raleigh, NC.  Information about the course can be found at the following link:

Cost for this highly informative 2-day course (complete with NC Horse Judging Manual) is $75.  Entries must be post-marked by Oct 3rd to avoid a late fee of $25.  

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Collards in The Cafeteria

Check this out . . .

Nestled in the agricultural heart of North Carolina, Gaston County schools are attempting to source 10% of their produce locally. Students love the addition of fresh, local strawberries and watermelons to their menu, but how about collards? Collards In the Cafeteria follows the journey of this nutrient rich leafy green from the fields to the county's Central Kitchen, where they are cooked and processed in a Wonka-like fashion for cafeteria service the following day. Frank Fields, Director of School Nutrition, shares the secret of the final step; getting students to try and, perhaps, even love this classic Southern side dish.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New Wilkes County 4-H Blog

Wilkes County 4-H now has a new 4-H Blog to go along with their new 4-H Agent, Whitney Greene! Go visit their blog to see what exciting things they have planned.......
NC State Fair

Entry Deadline: September 15, 2015

Contest Rules
1. Open to all youth, ages 5-18.

2.Limit one poster entry per exhibitor.

3.Youth will compete in their own age group as of January 1, 2015.

4.Posters must be 24x36 and include poultry related content. Examples include, but are not limited to: breed identification, diet, meal preparation, cage maintenance, poultry showmanship, and parts of a bird. The content should be age appropriate.

5.Poster must be completed by the youth who entered the poster. Minimal parent involvement for 5-8 year old age groups is acceptable.

Groups by Age: Lot No. 00001 (Ages 5-8 ); Lot No. 00002 (Ages 9-14);
Lot No. 00003 (Ages 15-18);

Posters will be received in the Poultry Tent beginning Tuesday, October 13th thru Wednesday, October 14th between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All exhibitors must pre-register before bringing poster to the Fair. Posters will be on public display, so please make sure the information used is accurate. Please cite sources if applicable.

The participant does not have to be present for submission of entry for judging. Limit one poster entry per exhibitor.

Posters will be judged on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Posters will remain in the Poultry Tent until the end of the Fair. Posters will be released on Oct. 26.

Ribbons and premiums will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place poster in each group.
1st Place - $25 and Ribbon
2nd Place - $20 and Ribbon
3rd Place - $15 and Ribbon

Registration for this competition is by paper entry form only. Mail or deliver completed entry form in person to the North Carolina State Fair Entry Department, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.


Friday, August 7, 2015

Dirty History @ The NC Museum of History

Don't miss out on this free program if you're going to be in the Raleigh area this weekend.. . .

Just sending a quick reminder to come and get the dirt at our FREE program 


2nd Saturdays: Dirty History
Saturday, August 8, 1–4 p.m. (drop-in program)
North Carolina has dirt in its past. Find out about and play in the amazing variety of soils in the state, and learn about the father of soil conservation, Hugh Hammond Bennett. Also, visit the Dig It! exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences, and make a “dirt dessert” to take home!