Wednesday, February 22, 2012

2012 Youth Market Turkey Show

The 2012 Youth Market Turkey Show is gearing up for another fun and exciting year!! Turkey pickup will be June 7th and 8th, time TBA, with the turkey check in on Oct. 10th and the show taking place on Oct. 12th. With the usual registration date of March 1st quickly approaching I hope to have the registration form available on line that day. However, mishaps do happen in the computing world and should the site fail to upload correctly for some reason or another, I am asking that all participants email me, as well as completing the online registration, their poult order. Do not put your social security number in the email, just your name, county, and number of requested poults. Your social security number will be on the online form with your other information. I will then have your correct email for correspondence as well as the time of your request since the first 300 entries will receive turkey poults. I will not be opening registration at midnight on March 1st.   The site will be “turned on” sometime around 3:00pm on March 1st.
Debbie Ort
Department of Poultry Science

Debbie's email is:   

If you have any questions, you can contact the Extension Office at 372-5597 or contact Debbie directly.

WC District Teen Retreat

Who:  Youth ages 13-18 (must be 13 by January 1, 2012)
Cost:  $85 (scholarships may be avaiable)

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  Friday, February 24th (This is earlier than the date in the newsletter)

The WC District Teen Retreat will be held March 9-11 at Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Camp in Reidsville.  You must be 13 by January 1, 2012 to attend.  This will be a two-night retreat. Participants will need to come prepared to stay in cabins (bring their own sleeping bags, pillow, toiletries, etc.).  We will be leaving the Extension office at 5:00pm on Friday and will return by lunch on Sunday.  There will be a variety of workshops, food and fun!!  Don't miss out on a great weekend.

Register by contacting the office at 372-5597.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Golden Leaf Foundation Scholarships


Applications for the 2012-13 Golden LEAF Foundation scholarship program are now available at CFNC.or/goldenleaf.  A total of 215 awards will be offered to the first-time recipients to assist with tuition at participating institutions for the 2012-13 academic year.  The awards are valued at $12,000 ($3,00 per year for up to four years) for students from qualifying counties attending a participating NC campus and are funded by a grant from Golden LEAF Foundation.  Candidates must submit a Golden LEAF scholarship application, available at; a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), available at; and a current high school or community college transcript no later than March 1.  A complete list of program requirements, participating campuses and qualifying counties can be viewed at

Alleghany 4-H'ers finish 1st

The Alleghany 4-H Horse Bowl Junior Team finished first in their division at the West Central District Horse Bowl Competition this past Saturday, February 11th in Iredell County.  Members of the team included Coach - Stacy Adams, Team Captain - Gretchen Huysman, Olivia Townsend, Avery Chandler, Jessica Wyatt, and Tessa Cesare.  Gretchen also placed first for the overall Junior Individual High Points score.  The team will compete in the State Competition to be held at A&T State University in Greensboro on March 3.  Congratulations to the team.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

4-H Plant Sale

We are currently taking orders for the 2012 Annual 4-H Plant Sale.

The following types of plants are available to purchase:

  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Grapes
  • Herbs
  • Horseradish
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
All orders are due by Friday, March 16, 2012 and payment is due at the time the orders are placed.  The tentative pick-up date is Friday, April 13, 2012.

Click here to print your plant description / order form.  For more information, contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597.

ALL proceeds will help send kids to summer camp and other summer fun opportunities.

Monday, February 6, 2012

4-H Target Shooting Sports Club

The Ashe County 4-H Target Shooting Sports Club will meet February 13 and February 27, 2012 at Family Central (old Ashe County High School) in Ashe County at 6:00 pm.  Alleghany youth are also invited to attend.  For more information contact the Alleghany Office at 372-5597 or the Ashe Office at 846-5850

2012 Eastern 4-H Livestock School

When: March 3 & 4, 2012

Where: East Carolina Ag & Education Center
1175 Kingsboro Rd.; Rocky Mount, NC

Cost: $20.00 per youth (age 9-19) and $20.00 per adult (covers additional costs associated with the event not covered by our sponsors)

Entries: One form must be filled out for each person and submitted by:
Wednesday, February 22, 2012.

  • Comfort Inn, Tarboro (252) 824-0088
  • Holiday Inn, Tarboro (252) 824-0700
  • Camper Hookups available at the facility, please contact Lesa Walton (252-641-7827) for details

Purpose: Provide youth and adults an opportunity to learn more about 4-H Livestock projects from start to finish. A mixture of intense classroom and hands-on activities will equip individuals with information needed to have a quality 4-H Livestock project.

Instructors: Instructors who are experts in their field have been asked to conduct this training. This event will be specifically designed for cattle, hogs, sheep, and meat goats. Participants will only be allowed to attend one of the four schools. This an annual event so participants may attend other species schools in the future. *Instructors may adjust the agenda as deemed necessary to provide the best educational opportunity.
Beef - TBA                                     Swine - Greg Krahn, Illinois
Sheep –Mark Johnson, Illinois            Meat Goats - Jim Missildine, Texas

For more information contact the Extension Office at 372-5597 .

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Northwestern Regional Library 2012 Photography Contest

The Northwestern Regional Library is pleased to announce our upcoming traveling photography contest to be held on March 13, 2012. This year’s theme is “Moving Forward.”

The contest is open to all registered library patrons whose primary source of income is not photography. A person may register for a library card at any branch library in Allegany, Stokes, Surry, or Yadkin counties.

All submitted images must be created using film or digital camera.

Branch libraries will be accepting entries through February 24, 2012.

A workshop will be led by Amber Wood Adams, professional photographer and owner of Shutterbug Photography in Mount Airy on Tuesday, March 13 at 5:30 pm at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain. A reception serving heavy hors d’oeuvres will follow at 7:00 pm at which time awards will be presented. Both events are open to the public.

For more information, please contact your local NWRL library.

Alleghany County Library