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.
The 22nd Annual Alleghany County Agricultural Fair will be August 22-29, 2009. Click here for more information about the fair. There is a complete Schedule of Events, as well as Rules and Entry forms for the Demolition Derby, Livestock Shows and the Exhbibition Building.
We hope to see you and your family at the fair!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
For more information contact Steven Stoneman at 336-200-3799.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
We have passed the 4000 hit mark on our blog, so it is time for some Blog Candy!!! What is blog candy you ask? Blog candy is a small package of goodies that a lucky winner will receive. This is a small Thank You for visiting the Alleghany 4-H Blog.
If you would like a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment in the comments section of this post. The winning post will then be randomly selected. The deadline for entering is Tuesday, July 14th.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Camp Canvasback - In partnership with the NC Waterfowl Association, this camp encourages and educates young hunters on waterfowl conservation. Campers participate in activities that help them understand waterfowl biology, wetland ecology, hunting techniques, and other conservation practices. Cost ONLY $150
Sara Lilley Phelps, Marketing Director (252) 797-4800, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org