Monday, December 29, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Teens should plan to arrive between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. Please plan to eat supper before arriving. We will walk TOGETHER to the Time Warner Arena for the Charlotte Bobcats vs. Phoenix Suns basketball game. The game begins at 7:00 p.m. After the game, snacks will be served at the recreation center followed by a workshop, games, fitness activities and midnight movies. A light breakfast will be served the next morning. If you are interested in registering, please contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597 or firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
The deadline for registration is December 30th. No exceptions!!
To download the registration form, click here.
In order to be eligible for membership, the applicant must have completed three or more years of 4-H club work and shall be at least 16 years of age and not more than 20 years of age on January 1 of the year of application.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 31, 2008.
The Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience, or INSPIRE, is a multi-tiered year-round program designed for students in ninth- to 12th -grade who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and careers. NASA INSPIRE is recruiting high school students to join an online community, where their interests can be nurtured and directed. From this online community, students will be offered opportunities to take trips to NASA, have a resident experience at a technology university, or even a summer internship at a NASA center.
Students selected for INSPIRE will:
--Participate in the INSPIRE Online Community.
--Learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields of study and careers.
--Compete for unique summer experiences at a NASA facility.
For more information, visit the NASA INSPIRE Web page:
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
For each item a 4-Her drops off, they will receive Cloverbucks that they can then be used towards upcoming 4-H programs and activities including camps, day trips and summer fun. Food drop off will be at the County Office Building 3rd floor – 90 S. Main Street beginning November 3 through December 15. For more information contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597.
2008 Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards
The nomination period for the 2008 Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards is open through December 15, 2008. These awards are presented each year at a gala banquet. Award recipients receive a handsome statuette and certificate.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Space is very limited so call the Extension Office now to reserve your spot.
When: Saturday, December 13, 2008
Reservations: Call 336-372-5597
Please note that the new website is still under construction (a scrolling graphic header will be added to each page and the story link will be updated to accept stories from site visitors). In addition, centennial materials are now being moved from our 4-H sites to the new centennial site. So, please keep checking the site - we plan to have all of the materials posted to the centennial site by the end of next week.
The “biomechanics of the seat”
Instructor: Lisa Wagner
Saturday, December 13, 2008 9:00am-3:00pm
250 Troxler Rd. Rockwell N.C.
Registration fee $55 for horse and rider (lunch included)
Ann R. Furr, DVM (704)798-3460
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Where: 2nd Floor Conference Room, 90 S. Main Street, Sparta
When: Friday, October 24, 2008
Time: 6 pm to 7 pm
**Please RSVP by contacting the Coopertaive Extension Office at 336-372-5597.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Farms are a great place for children to work and play but they can also be places where they can be seriously injured or killed. Homes in general hold many dangers to youth including but not limited to fire risks, ATV safety and what to do when a stranger contacts you online or on the phone. One way Alleghany Cooperative Extension along with Ashe Cooperative Extension is addressing the need to help youth learn about staying safe and healthy is by offering a 4th grade Rural and Community Safety Day. This year 124 Alleghany County fourth graders attended the event where they learned about farm animal, water, gun, environmental, household chemical, fire and ATV safety as well as the dangers of strangers and farm equipment. According to pre/post test results, youth showed an 11% improvement. Adult evaluations showed that teachers agreed this was a learning experience and appropriate for their age level.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Where: Rohan Arabians, 853 Brookhollow Rd., Efland,
NC. 27243 (2 miles off I-40/I85 at Exit 160. Follow Signs to the Event)
Cost: $10/person ($8/person/group of 5.) Please preregister groups. Children 12 and under and all ASA and SEA members:HALF PRICE.
• Introduction to the Sidesaddle: What Are Those Horns For Anyway?
• Does This Make Me Look Fat? Fitting the Sidesaddle to Rider and Horse
• The Elegant Sport: Riding Aside in Any Discipline
Foods and Social. (Cost included in entry fee)
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Are you interested in the future of the environment and biodiversity?
Do you have new ideas about how to address the challenges to biodiversity ranging from climate change to habitat and species loss to globalization?
Share your ideas and solutions with us through the video contest, Voices and Visions from the Next Generation of Conservationists, hosted by the National Council for Science and the Environment.This video contest provides a forum for the next generation to share their actions, perspectives, and passion for biodiversity as part of the 9th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment: Biodiversity in a Rapidly Changing World December 8-10, 2008. The conference aims to develop a new conservation strategy for the 21st century. Winners will have the opportunity to share their ideas and perspectives with these individuals and other youth participants.
§ Encourage individual and collective action to address biodiversity challenges,
§ Use or develop new tools and strategies to protect biodiversity,
§ Be engaged in addressing the loss of biodiversity,
§ Bring knowledge and raise public awareness about the biodiversity challenge.
The Kids' Science Challenge is a nationwide competition designed to engage 3rd to 6th-graders in practicing science––and discovering how much fun it can be. Students will be able to submit experiments and problems to real scientists in very exciting, kid-friendly fields and then follow along as scientists and engineers attempt to do the experiments and solve these problems.
One Grand Prize will be awarded for each Scientific Field: Each winner shall receive the grand prize associated with his/her submission, in one of the following categories:
(i) Water Ecology: Research voyage on San Francisco’s Marine Science Institute vessel
(ii) SETI: Tour of the SETI Institute
(iii) Flavor: Tour of the Cadbury flavor research laboratory
(iv) Skateboarding: Skateboard factory tour and a demo by professional skateboarders for the winner’s school.
At kidsciencechallenge.com http://kidsciencechallenge.com, you'll find online games, fun videocasts and great prizes. Plus, any kid can track the progress of the competition. There are also curriculum-based activities for classrooms and after-school groups to follow along. With online activities and free hands-on science kits to the first thousand entries, kids can:
• test their local water supply
• decode a "message" from outer space
• find out if they or any of their friends are "super-tasters"
• try their hand (literally) at doing a fingerboard "Ollie," and learn about gravity and friction while they're at it!
For official rules and entry form click here.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
The General Hugh Shelton Leadership Endowment provides:
$10,000 annual NC State tuition and fees, housing, etc.
Annual enrichment funds up to $2,000 for student leadership enrichment experiences.
Leadership and Ethics Seminars
Wilderness Leadership Experience
Community/Global Service - Learning
Shelton National Leadership Forum
Leadership Internship with Corporation/Agency
For more information and complete rules and guidelines click here.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the day concludes at 2:30 p.m. To register, call Amy Lucas at 336-372-5597 by Friday, October 31! Space is limited in the van so if you would like to carpool please let me know. If riding, we will meet at the Extension Office at 7:30 a.m.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
**POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE HANNAH**
Saturday, September 6, 2008
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ellis Event Center at Ellis Park
2056 E. Ridge Road
Salisbury, NC 28144
*** FREE ADMISSION ***
• Types of bits and their uses
• Proper fitting and placement of bits
• What determines the severity of bits?
• Basic groundwork and its importance
• Groundwork exercises that must be done before riding
Pam Hipp: 704-637-6016 / email@example.com
Please DO NOT bring your horses.
This is a presentation and demonstration and the presenter will bring horses for this clinic.
Friday, August 22, 2008
All Jackpot Classes $10.00 with a 40/20/10 Split
All Youth Classes $5.00 or all for $25.00
Location: Ag Expo Property (Hwy 163 between intersection of Hwy 221 and
Mt. Jefferson Road, West Jefferson)
Prior to Race Call North Carolina Cooperative Extension,
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Acceptable Flavor Combinations
• Only one background flavor (Examples: vanilla, chocolate, cheesecake, eggnog, lemon, strawberry, etc.)
• Only one inclusion (Examples: chocolate chips, cookie pieces, M&M's, cherries, etc.)
• Only one swirl ingredient (Examples:fudge, butterscotch, raspberry, etc.)
• Ingredients must be available as safe, legal food ingredients and readily available or easily prepared. Remember that many ingredients are available to the Dairy Processing Lab that are not readily available to the public.
• The ice cream does not have to incorporate all three above components. It may be a very creative background flavor alone, a swirl with no inclusions or any other combination.
• Example of an ice cream flavor that meets the above requirements : Sweet potato ice cream with graham cracker pieces and cinnamon sugar swirl
• No nuts or peanut butter may be a part of the combination.
• The Ice Cream name should involve the North Carolina 4-H Centennial...be creative!
• The name must not be offensive or in poor taste
• Flavor acceptability
• Ability to Manufacture
• Name innovation
• Name / Flavor Harmony
Congress is the high point of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus and Raleigh for a week of activity. This year’s Congress was July 21-25.
Victoria E. Hall, 16, daughter of Bonnie and Al Hall of Sparta, was inducted into the 4-H Honor Club. New Honor Club members were tapped during a candlelight ceremony Monday night, July 21. Membership in the Honor Club is based on service to the 4-H program, leadership, moral standards, 4-H activities and project achievement. Less than one-half of 1 percent of North Carolina 4-H’ers are selected for membership each year. Members must be at least 16 years old and have a minimum of three years 4-H experience.
Victoria, who is homeschooled, is a member of the Nifty Needles 4-H club. She has been active in the 4-H program for 9 years.
Approximately 800 4-H’ers, volunteer leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents attended 4-H Congress.
A delegation from Alleghany County attended the annual 4-H Electric Congress July 14-16 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Two hundred 4‑H’ers, adult leaders and Cooperative Extension agents from 60 counties attended the three‑day event. Since 1947, Progress Energy, Duke Energy and Dominion North Carolina Power have sponsored the annual congress to emphasize energy conservation and safe electricity use. The 4-H electric energy program is one of the most popular activities among Tar Heel 4-H’ers. The 4-H program is conducted by North Carolina Cooperative Extension at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 204,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 19,000 adult and youth volunteers. Pictured from left are Amy Lucas – 4-H Agent, James Hall, 14, Victoria Hall, 16, both children of Bonnie and Al Hall of Sparta, Bonnie Hall and Wayne Huddleston, customer relations manager, Duke Energy.