Thursday, December 31, 2009
It is time to start thinking about the Honey Bee Essay Contest. This year's topic is:
"Is My Community Honey Bee-Friendly?"
Earn $1 for every word you write. About two years ago, the national prize for first place was raised to $750!
Details and rules can be found at the link below. Please follow them precisely.
Essays are due to the Extension Office by February 1, 2010. For more information check out this link or contact me at 336-372-5597 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2010 NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference will be February 5-7, 2010, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center in Research Triangle Park.
This is your opportunity to participate in workshops and seminars designed especially for 4-H volunteers and agents to create positive learning experiences for young people across the state. Annually, more than 350 conference participants gain skills and knowledge to help make the best better!
Pre-conference sessions will be offered on Friday, February 5. These three-hour sessions provide opportunities for intense topic investigation for focused learning. Regular conference registration opens Friday afternoon with the evening featuring an entertainment showcase and a service project.
Saturday features more than 40 offerings of workshops in either 90-minute or 60-minute settings. Everything from preparing healthy snacks to managing behavior, from leathercrafting to electric project work – there’s sure to be something for everyone! A tentative list of sessions is included for your review. We wrap up the conference on Sunday morning with brunch and a great speaker. It’s always a great training event!
Monday, December 28, 2009
2)It's an easy and fun way to earn 4-H scholarship money to help you pay for camp and summer fun opportunities.
3) It's a great resource for when you get older. Helps you fill out college applications, job applications and resumes.
4) You will have a great sense of accomplishment.
5) Helps to improve your writing and record keeping skills.
6) Gives you time in the spotlight!!
7) You can win an award at district and state level.
8) It's something to share with your friends and family.
9) You can do them on any topic you choose. The possibilities are endless.
10) You may win a cash prize.
For more information on how to do a project record book contact your club leader or come by the Extension Office. I'll be glad to help.
You must be 9 years old by January 1, 2010 to compete at district and state levels but we encourage Cloverbuds (5-8) to compete at local level. Awards and recognition will be given to all age groups.
Project Record Books are due to the Extension Office by January 15th at 5:00 pm.
Forms can be accessed HERE or by contacting Amy or Michele at the Extension Office at (336) 372-5597 or email@example.com.
Friday, December 11, 2009
**Application Due Janaury 18th**
It's an experience you'll never forget. Get paid and live on the campus of the National 4-H Youth Conference Center while you spend some quality time in our nation's capital as a CWF program assistant. CWF program assistants ensure that CWF participants have fun and learn a lot during their stay here. They become licensed Washington, DC, tour guides and facilitate the program's educational workshops. Develop and enhance your leadership skills as you explore a variety of aspects of citizenship with Washington, DC, as the backdrop!
Applications are due January 18th!! Interviews are the end of January.
- Have experience in leadership roles, public speaking, and presenting
- Be flexible and work well under pressure and with others
- Be at least 18 years old and no older than 25
- Have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, with education beyond high school preferred. Courses in political science, communications, history, and education preferred
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be able to read, write and speak the English language
- Pass a satisfactory background check
- Successfully complete the tour guide exam and meet the medical and physical requirements of DCRA
Employment available from May to August
Housing is provided
Form more information and application click here!
Application Deadline: January 18th (must be received in Washington by this date)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
When: Saturday, March 27, 2010
Where: NC State University Campus
Online application must be submitted by January 15, 2010
Cost:$30.00, payable upon selection. Cost includes instruction, lunch and a t-shirt
Contact:Dr. Derek Aday, Department of Biology, NCSU at firstname.lastname@example.org
What:A day of fun and learning for high school students focused on activities and hands-on experience with aquatic ecology, fisheries, aquaculture, and aquatic animal health. Participating students will also explore career opportunities and degree options at NC State.
Target Audience:Accomplished, motivated high school students (preferably sophomores and juniors) interested in pursuing a career in aquatic ecology, fish biology, aquaculture, conservation biology, veterinary medicine, fisheries management, or a related field.
Benefits: This day camp will be taught by NC State University professors and graduate students actively engaged in research and teaching. NCSU boasts Top Five programs in both Fisheries and Veterinary Medicine. Participating students will receive hands-on experience and training that will help identify career paths, make contacts in the scientific community, and build credentials for a future application to NC State.
Application Process: Deserving students should be nominated by a high school science teacher (one student per teacher).
If you are interested in attending, please contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597 for more information.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Minimum ages for travel:
13 to Japan
15 to Costa Rica
16 to Australia
17 to Norway
You must be the specified age by date of travel!!
Join us for a sweet time and build your very own graham cracker gingerbread house to take home. Snacks will be served. You must pre-register for this event.
Who: Youth ages 8 and up
When: Tuesday, December 22nd,
10 am to 12 pm
Cost: $12 (some scholarships may be available)
Where: Alleghany Office Building, 2nd Floor Conference
Registration Deadline: December 16th
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Please keep this 4-H family in your thoughts as they go through the re-building their lives and their home. Carolyn Ivey, Guilford County 4-H leader, is coordinating collecting items for this family. Carolyn Ivey, email@example.com, 5118 Smith Dairy Road, Gibsonville NC 27249.
The Kline Family needs everything. If you would like to send a monetary donation, please make checks payable to Northeast McLeansville 4-H Club and send to address above in care of: Carolyn Ivey. If you would like to donate household or personal items, they may be dropped off at the Guilford County Extension Office, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro.
Please contact Pam Marshall, Shannon Wiley, or Peggie Lewis at
336.375.5876 for drop off arrangements.
Thank You for your Kindness in this time of need!
Fire destroys home, kills family's pets By Angela Evans
An Elon family was at church in Greensboro on Sunday when a fire destroyed their home in Elon. The family returned to find their home and its contents destroyed, and family pets killed by fire. Jonathan Kline, 37, of 998 Milesville Road, told Fire Marshal Vernon Massengill that he and his family left home about 9:30 a.m. to go to church in Greensboro.
The fire was reported about 2:40 p.m., and neighbors later contacted Kline.
Kline told The Messenger that neighbors said the fire consumed his house in just 15 minutes. "The firefighters did a great job putting it out," Kline said. "It's just unfortunate that it's an old house and once it hits those timbers, it's going to burn quickly." Kline, who has been living in the home just over two years with his wife Heather, 34, son Jacob, 9, and daughter Sarah, 11, said the wood-frame structure was nearly 100 years old.
The family of four lost their 12-year-old house cat in the fire, along with their son Jacob's goldfish and 51 chicks
The Caswell County Sheriff's Office contacted the American Red Cross to assist the family, who are staying at Days Inn in Yanceyville until they make other arrangements.
The Klines are in need of clothing and shoes, and wear the following sizes:
Jacob, clothing size 10, shoe size 3
Sarah, clothing size 12, womens shoes size 5
Jonathan, medium shirt, 32 waist, shoe size 11
Heather, clothing size 10, shoe size 7
"I want to thank the community for their help during this difficult time," Kline said.
If you have items you would like to donate we will collect them at the Alleghany County Office through Wednesday, December 16th and deliver them. For more information contact Amy 336-372-5597 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 23, 2009
E-Conservation Program has many energy saving suggestions to help North Carolina consumers reduce energy use and increase energy efficiency in the home.
LEDs are Safer:
Unlike traditional incandescent Christmas lights, LED lights do not get hot – a big plus if you will be using them on a real tree; and beneficial for any use. Because LED holiday lights are cool to the touch, replacing your old strings of 7-watt bulbs with LED lights can decrease the chances of home fires.
LEDs are More Energy Efficient:
LEDs use 90% less electricity than regular Christmas lights, saving you money on your holiday utility bills, and reducing your impact on the environment.
LEDs Last Longer:
LED lights last up to 100,000 hours. Assuming you use your Christmas lights five hours a day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, that’s only 200 hours of use each year! How’s that for long-lasting?
LEDs are More Durable:
Since LEDs use light emitting diodes (not incandescence) to produce light, there are no filaments to have burn out; and thus, no bulbs to replace. Just plug in your Christmas lights, and they’re ready for use. Also, since the bulbs are plastic, rather than glass, there’s less chance of breaking lights while you’re stringing them up, and less time spent fussing over how they’re packed up after the holidays. Just toss them in a box, and forget about them until next year.
LEDs Come in a Variety of Styles:
Big bulbs, small bulbs, colored bulbs, white bulbs—LED Christmas lights come in a wide variety of styles – so there’s truly something for everyone. You can even find snowflake-shaped lights, rope lights and net lights.
LEDs are Inexpensive:Strands of indoor/outdoor lights can be purchased from big-box retailers for as little as $9.99 a strand.
For more energy saving tips, go to E-Conservation.net. The E-Conservation Program was created to inform and educate North Carolina consumers about ways to both reduce energy use and increase energy efficiency in the home. This project is designed to reach and teach consumers to be proactive in reducing their home energy consumption and in saving money through no-and low-cost energy efficiency measures, behavioral changes and home retrofits.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Military Extension Internship Program will continue to accept applications for its inaugural term through December 7th for placements beginning January 11, 2010. More information and application materials can be found at www.extension.purdue.edu/military, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Application materials for Summer 2010 internships will be available after December 21st.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Does your family volunteer together? FamilyFun wants to hear about what it is you do -- and why! Tell FamilyFun about your family's commitment to service and your family (or nominee) could win up to $5,000 to donate to the charity of your choice! With judging help from HandsOn Network, FamilyFun magazine and Disney are giving away four grand prizes of $5,000 and five first-place prizes of $500 to each winner's favorite charity. All families participating in the contest will receive a FamilyFun Volunteers' certificate. The contest ends November 30, 2009.
For more information check out this website.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Golden Corral's Appreciation Dinner
Golden Corral's 9th annual Military Appreciation Monday dinner will be held on Monday, November 16, 2009, from 5 to 9 pm in all Golden Corral restaurants nationwide.
The free dinner meal is a special "thank you tribute" to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to join us for Golden Corral's Military Appreciation Monday dinner.
To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 2.2 million free meals and contributed over $3.3 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization.
To locate a Golden Corral near you, visit www.goldencorral.com/locator.
Belk is having a grassroots events, which allows Local/Federal Goverment employees and Military families to receive a special 20% discount on October 27, 2009. This would be on all regular & sale priced merchandise with very limited exclusions. All Belk stores will be participating. We too at Belk, appreciate the efforts of our military and the sacrifices their families endure to make us safe here at home. We have stores in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV. For the discount coupon please click HERE.
Veterans Day offering at Applebees
On Wednesday Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), Applebee's will be offering all US
Veterans and active duty military personnel (including Reserves and
National Guard) a free entrée, including traditional sides, at all
domestic Applebee's restaurants. Military personnel can select from
one of six entrees:
7 Ounce Sirloin, Three Cheese Chicken Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Fire
Pit Bacon Burger, Chicken Tenders Platter, and Oriental Chicken Salad.
For more information feel free to visit www.applebees.com and click on
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
**SAVE THE DATE
The upcoming Leaders' Fall day will be Saturday, November 14, 2009 at the Rowan County Extension Center in Salisbury, North Carolina from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This event is open to those who are current leaders or volunteers or to anyone interested in learning more about 4-H.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
The deadline to register is Friday, November 6th!
This year workshop topics include: What is ACE, Project Books from A to Z, Goat Basics, Woodworking, Friends of State Parks, Etiquette, Gifts by Nature and Sew Resourceful. For a detailed agenda, please click HERE.
Transportation will be provided, at no charge, to the first five registrants. For more information or to register contact the Extension Office at (336) 372-5597 or e-mail email@example.com.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
When: Friday, October 9—Saturday, October 10
Where: Surry County Extension Office
Registration Deadline: September 30th
Don’t miss out on this exciting sleepover adventure as we make our way to Surry County for a glowing night of food, games, arts and crafts, entertainment, and a glow in the dark obstacle course all in celebration of National 4-H week (October 4th-10th).
Saturday morning we will be traveling to Fisher River Park to participate in the Big Sweep project.
We will meet at the Alleghany Extension Office at 5 pm on Friday and will return on Saturday around 12 pm. Snacks and breakfast will be provided. We encourage you to invite a friend even if they are not currently a 4-H'er. Space is limited so be sure to call now to register.
You will be given a suggested list of things to bring when you register.
For more information and to register contact the Extension Office at (336) 372-5597 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Catawba Science Center
Set up begins at 8:00 am
Judging begins at 9:00 am
Entry Forms due by September 30th
Hands-on science workshops while you wait for judging!
Junior (9-13) and Senior (14-18): 1st—$75,
2nd place-$50, 3rd place-$25
Electric and Energy Junior and Senior:
1st-$100, 2nd place-$50, 3rd place-$25
Cloverbuds (5-8) may enter a project or science poster in a non competitive category
What is required at the science fair?
1) A tri-fold display, explaining the steps of your project
2) Some participants include visuals showing parts of their projects
3) A copy of your research paper is also optional
4) Be prepared to answer judges questions about your project
For more information on completing a science fair project visit: www.sciencebuddies.org
Entry forms can be found HERE or by contacting the
Extension Office. Need help finding a project or for more information contact Amy Lucas @ (336) 372-5597 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The cost to participate in the show is $4 per class or $20 to show all day. Friday night (September 11th) there will be a show pre-registration as well as an open ring from 7 - 8:30 pm.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Who: Youth ages 5-15
Come and enjoy this FREE family event and learn about fishing, hunting, sportsmanship safety, environmental education, and more at the Cade Bullins Memorial Youth Conservation Day.
Station 1: Archery
Station 2: Fishing
Station 3: Fly Fishing
Station 4: Orienteering & Hiking Safety
Station 5: Shooting Range/Hunter Safety
Station 6: Turkey Education
Station 7: Side Demos
Bird Dog Demo
Agency Informational Booths
Pre‐registration is required!
Deadline to register is Friday, September 4th.
For a detailed brochure, click here or call 336‐401‐8025.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
http://www.wlos.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/wlos_vid_695.shtml (look for Operation Purple)
Congratulations goes to Kacey Caudill, daughter of Lori Hirschy of Sparta. Her picture entitled "Passing It Down" won third place in the 4-H Centennial category. The judges were impressed with the amount of thought and organization that went into the photo as well as the composition.
Are you creative? Do you love to use different art mediums to create a great visual image? Then this contest is for you!
North Carolina 4-H has been legendary as a program which helped girls and boys develop their foods and nutrition knowledge and skills. These same boys and girls became "Blue Ribbon 4-H’ers." 4-H members, volunteers, staff, donors, and friends are invited to participate in a creative contest to design the Cookbook Cover and/or the Category Pages within the Cookbook.
There are two different types of visual images requested:
I) 4-H youth are invited to participate in this unique Cookbook Cover contest to interpret the concept of Blue Ribbon 4-H youth creating Blue Ribbon 4-H Recipes for their families, the county fair, presentations, favorite foods contests, or muffin contests, etc.
II) 4-H youth are invited to create a page that can be utilized as a section divider for one of the recipe categories. The theme of 100 Years of 4-H Blue Ribbon Recipes should be incorporated within the graphic presentation while also focusing on the specific category chosen.
The cookbook categories are as follows:
Appetizers and Snacks, Beverages, Breads, Beef, Lamb, Pork, Dairy, Foods, Desserts, Egg Cookery, Main Dishes, Food Preservation, On the Grill, Poultry, Fish, Salads & Dressings, For a Crowd
For complete contest rules click here.
Deadline is August 15th so hurry and get your cover entries in.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
We’re concerned that our HAs and FAs are being destroyed over time, leading to poorer and poorer soils. Weak soils potentially can be re-built with HAs extracted from biomass and compost. To get a clear picture, HAs and FAs have to be analyzed apart from short-lived soil organic matter such as leaves and corn stover. The Northeastern University group has many years of experience in isolating and measuring HAs and FAs. Results to date on 150 samples indicate wide variation in soil HA and FA contents.
We need to double or even triple the number of samples to be analyzed. We can do that with your help! Your job will be to collect and mail a one-pound, dry soil sample to Northeastern University for analysis. Your mailing cost will be paid back if you ask.
If you would like to participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for complete information. The Northeastern University team will publish the results and share them with you and your family on request. Your part in this great project will be something to be truly proud of!
Geoffrey Davies, Ph. D., D.Sc., FRSC
Matthews Distinguished University Professor Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115-5000
Monday, July 27, 2009
Congress is the
Cate Hall, 19, daughter of Bonnie C. and Al Hall of Sparta, was inducted into the 4-H Honor Club. Cate, a student at
New Honor Club members were tapped during a candlelight ceremony Monday night, July 20. 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
Approximately 800 4-H’ers, volunteer leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents attended 4-H Congress.
The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at
For more information about 4-H in Alleghany and how you can get involved, please contact Amy Lucas at (336) 372-5597 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
The first Open Youth Horse Show of 2009 will be held on Saturday, July 25th. The gates will open at 7:30 a.m. and Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Click here for the Show Program which lists all the classes for the day. The cost to participate in the show is $3 per class or $15 to show all day. Friday night (July 24th) there will be a show pre-registration as well as an open ring from 7 - 8:30 pm.