Monday, March 28, 2011

Dairy Quiz Bowl Practice CANCELED

The dairy quiz bowl practice that was scheduled for today has been canceled, due to the adverse weather. We will post when a new date has been scheduled.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Supporters of CES: 4-H, Agriculture, Natural Resources & FCS


We are reaching out and asking for your help and support. We have just received a very troubling e-mail concerning next weeks legislative discussion of the Higher Education Budget. There are now being discussions held of cutting CES in the range of 25% - 30% which could result in cuts of 300-400 positions. This is dramatically higher than what was originally expected. This cut would be felt through all departments of CES. As said by Dr. Joe Zublena, Associate Dean and Director, this would be devastating to our abilities to meet the current and future needs of our citizens. In 2010 CES reported over 5.8 million contacts.

What we need from you:

We need you to contact our local legislators. By phone is best since we are working on such a short time frame. See contact information below. If not by phone please send an e-mail or letter and show your support for CES.

For the full memo from Dr. Zublena, please click HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office at (336) 372-5597.

Don East
NC Senate
300 N. Salisbury St, Room 521
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Sarah Stevens

NC House of Representatives
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 416A
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dairy Quiz Bowl Practice

The next dairy quiz bowl practice will be Monday - March 28th at the Alleghany Extension Office (90 S Main St). Practice will begin at 4:30. Dinner will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact the office. Anyone ages 9 and up is invited.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Alleghany 4-H Horse Camps

Horseless Day Camp - July 26
The Alleghany 4-H Horseless Day Camp will be held July 26, 2011 at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds located in Sparta. Participants will enjoy learning beginning horsemanship skills while having fun with other 4-H'ers. Each camper must supply his/her own transportation to and from the camp. Upon acceptance to camp, participants will receive a camp manual outlining the planned activities and rules.

Horse Camp - July 26-30
Horse Camp will held July 26-July 30, 2011 at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds in Sparta. The nonrefundable camp fee is $100.00 per camper. This fee and all forms are due by June 14th to hold your slot. Spaces are limited and will be filled based on the following application. Attendance for camp is open to youth that are certified North Carolina 4-H members. You will obtain all forms upon acceptance.

Timeline for Camp:
Application is due by June 1st
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 5th
Entire Camp Fee and forms are due by June 14th
Day Camp is July 26th, 2011 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Required Forms:
Horseless Day Camp Application
Horse Camp Application
4-H Enrollment Form
4-H Medical Information and Informed Consent for Treatment
NC 4-H Camps Consent Form
NC Dept. of 4-H Youth Dev. Health History and Custody Release
NC 4-H and Alleghany Co 4-H Photographic, Video & Audio Optional Publicity Release

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

4-H Plant Sale - Only one week left!!!!!

Don't miss out on a great opportunity to get a jump start on spring and help out Alleghany 4-Her's at the same time. Deadline to get your orders in is March 15th. We've got a great selection of plants and herbs so click HERE or contact the office at 336-372-5597. Money goes to help send kids to camp and summer fun adventures.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

NCSU Military Appreciation Day Baseball Game

NCSU will host a “Military Appreciation Day” event during the NC State Wolfpack vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons baseball game. The event will be held Sunday, 3 April 2011 at 1:00 PM at Doak Field on the campus of NC State.

As part of the “Military Appreciation Day” event, fans with *Military ID
will receive free admission, courtesy of Wolfpack Athletics, in honor
and support of military service members, their families and their
children. Youth 17 and under get in FREE.

Military guests can purchase discounted tickets for $3 at the gate.

*Military ID is required to receive special ticket prices.

At the beginning of the game, 20 military youth will have the chance to
run out of the field with the Wolfpack players as they are announced.
Military youth ages 5 to 17 years of age are invited to participate.
Please provide military child(s) first and last name, age and branch of
service to Scott Enroughty, Project Manager, NC OMK, by 12:00 PM (noon)
Thursday, 24 March 2011 to confirm a spot. RSVP by e-mail (ONLY) to Additional logistics (time and place to meet
before running on the field) will be sent no later than Thursday, 31
March 2011.

To see where Doak Field is located, check out

For additional information about tickets, directions and/or parking,
please contact Auston Moore, at 919.865.1495 or

We look forward to seeing everyone at the baseball game.


APRIL 2-3, 2011

Hosted by NCSU Equine Health Program and NCSU-Student Chapter of the American association of Equine Practitioners (SCAAEP) This annual event provides a quality educational opportunity to equine owners, caretakers, and riders, as well as veterinarian, veterinary Students and technicians.

APRIL 2: Focus on Hot Topics in Equine Medicine; for Veterinarians and Veterinary Students - Participants will attend formal lectures, round-table topics, tour of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and CE Credit is available - Topics of interest: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Imaging and MRI, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Equine Welfare

APRIL 3: Focus on Preventative Care of the Horse and on the Equine Athlete – for Owners, Caretakers, and Riders - Participants will attend formal lectures, tour of the veterinary teaching
hospital, meet the faculty at NCSU-CVM - Topics of Interest: Acupuncture, Sports Medicine, Pre-Purchase Exams, Geriatric Care, Nutrition, Colic, Infectious Disease, Mare and Foal Care
Full list of speakers and complete schedule can be found on our website. To register, please go to

Register before Feb 24th to receive a discount on your registration fee.

Space is limited, so register early!

All participants will receive a free T-shirt. Lunch is provided. Exhibitors will be available both days so participants can learn about new products or make purchases.