Thursday, January 21, 2010

January Clover News

Sorry everyone . . . we had forgot to post. Check out the January edition of the Clover News HERE.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Area Food Show

Do you want to be the next Iron Chef? Then come show off your culinary skill at the area food show. Pick from your favorite category - Dessert, Main Dish, Vegetable/Salad/Soup or Snack/Appetizer.

There are three age divisions: Cloverbuds 5-8, Juniors 9-13 and Seniors 14-18. All entries are welcome but if you can make your dish healthier you will get a higher judged score. Be sure you are able to answer questions about your dish and be ready to serve up a helping to the judges.

We will be dishing out plenty of food and fun activities too. If you have questions, contact the 4-H office at (336) 372-5597 and ask for Amy or Michele. For registration forms and to see a sample judging sheet click HERE. Registration forms are due to the Extension Office by February 12, 2010. Food show will be February 20th at East Wilkes Middle School. Some transportation will be provided.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dairy Quiz Bowl Practice

The next dairy quiz bowl practice will be January 25th at 5:00 pm here at the Extension Office. The district competition will be April 17th in Iredell County. You do not have to have competed before or own a dairy cow. This is a great oppotunity to learn more about dairy and the dairy industry. During each practice we will cover dairy questions, feeds, cuts of meat and equipment that you will need to know for the competition. You must be 9 years old by January 1, 2010 to compete. If you would like more information about dairy quiz bowl, contact the extension office at 336-372-5597.

Monday, January 11, 2010

4-H Honor Club

Membership in the North Carolina 4-H Honor Club is bestowed upon those 4-H’ers who have exhibited outstanding 4-H citizenship and leadership throughout their 4-H career. An Honor Club member continues to provide leadership and service to the total 4-H program throughout life.

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.

Honor Club Applications are due to your local Extension Office no later than 5:00 pm on January 12. These must be signed by me before they can be forwarded onto the state office in Raleigh.

For more information contact our office at 336-372-5597. All forms can be downloaded from the Alleghany 4-H Blog at or visit the NC 4-H website at

4-H Scholarship

If you are graduating 4-H Senior looking for scholarship opportunities, then look no further. NC 4-H is awarding over $30,000 to graduating seniors to pursue higher education.

Scholarship applications are due to the local 4-H office no later than 5:00 pm on January 13th. All forms must be reviewed and signed by me. If you have questions, please contact our office at 336-372-5597 or e-mail me at

To be eligible, you must be a current North Carolina 4-H member who is a graduating high school senior. Applicants must have accumulated at least a minimum of 3 years of 4-H work. All Scholarships will be directly paid to the college or university. Recipients must be full time students. Most scholarships are elegible for those attending College in North Carolina however, some are open to those attending outside NC.

For more information on each individual scholarship and eligibility criteria, visit the Scholarship Guide located on the NC 4-H website at You can also download the application from this site.

Deadline for submission is Wednesday January 13th to me. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 336-372-5597.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 Perry & Doris Teeter Beef Leadership Institute

Perry and Doris Teeter would like to give each youth who is willing to work hard and go the extra mile an opportunity to pursue training in leadership. The Institute is designed to equip young people with the necessary tools needed to become an effective leader. Additionally, youth will be challenged to take the skills acquired at this event and put them into action in their home counties, districts, and at the state and national levels. For an application click HERE. Applications are due in Raleigh by Friday, January 8, 2010.