Thursday, October 25, 2012

4-H Holiday Plant Sale

We are currently taking orders for our first ever Holiday Plant Sale.  There are 3 choices of poinsettias available.  

  • Desktop Size (10"-12") with decorative foil on the pot = $6
  • Large Size (15"-18") with decorative foil on the pot = $12
  • Large Size (15"-18") with decorative foil & a bow = $12
All orders are due by Friday, November 16, 2012 and payment is due at the time the order is placed. 

We are offering 2 pick-up days:
Thursday, November 29th from 9am to 4pm
Friday, November 30th from 9am to 4pm

Click here for your printable order form.  For more information, contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597.

*All proceeds will help send kids to summer camp and other 4-H sponsored activities.*

Monday, October 22, 2012

4-H Food Show

Come show off those tasty dishes!!!  Bryanna Lindberg will be hosting a 4-H food show on Friday, November 9th at 6 PM at Christ Episcopal Church in Sparta (2543 U.S. Hwy. 21)   The food show is open to anyone ages 5-18. There will be door prizes, activities during the judging and a meal afterwards.  If you are interested in participating please contact Bryanna at to submit your recipe or the Extension Office at (336) 372-5597 for more information.  

Deadline to register:   November 5, 2012.  


Thursday, October 11, 2012

4-H Science Fair

The 4-H Science Fair has been scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Catawba Science Center.  An application packet can be obtained at:   There will be a $5 registration fee.  The deadline for early registration (projects to be considered for regional competition) is October 31st.  The deadline for regular registration (projects not to be considered for regional competition) is December 1st.

Click here for more information about the science fair and workshops being offered or contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

M.T.E.S.T. (Military Teens Engaging in Service through Technology)

NC Operation: Military Kids (OMK) program is pleased to announce M.T.E.S.T. (Military Teens Engaging in Service through Technology) weekend retreat! The weekend will involve photography, scavenger hunt, videography and putting your best foot forwards skills just to name a few! You will meet other military teens from across North Carolina and will experience a weekend of fun and hands-on activities you can use back home. Participants will explore NC State University Campus as part of their weekend. 

M.T.E.S.T. is designed for military teens ages 13-18. 

DATE: 2-4 November 2012

TIME: Friday, 2 November - 6:30PM
         Sunday, 4 November 12:00 PM (noon)

WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton – Brownstone - University
                  1707 Hillsborough Street
                  Raleigh, NC 27605

COST: $60 (to defray expenses not covered by grant funder)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 19 October 2012 by 5:00PM (EST)

Flyer and Registration Form can be found at the following address: (Refer to Events and Info (scrolling) on Right hand side of webpage or NEWS at top of webpage)

The following forms must be presented at check-in on 21 September: 1.) Media Release, 2.) Medical Release and 3.) Code of Conduct forms, go to to download the forms.

*ALL* military youth participants must have a signed and completed Media Release, Medical Release and Code of Conduct forms

Transportation may be available .  You must contact the Extension Office for more information at (336) 372-5597

National 4-H Week

October 7-13 is National 4-H Week, and Alleghany County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an impact on the community, and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world.

Recent findings from Tufts University's 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youth not participating in 4-H. Notably, the Tufts research discovered that the structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that 4-H'ers receive play a vital role in helping them actively contribute to their communities.

4-H youth are a living breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live. Learn how you can Join the Revolution of Responsibility at, or contact Amy Lucas at Alleghany Cooperative Extension at 336-372-5597 or

REVOLUTION OF RESPONSIBILITY VIDEO - The House that Hogs bought and Wake County 4-H

State Council Newsletter- October 2012

The State Council Newsletter has returned!  This newsletter was written by the State and District 4-H Council Officers. Enjoy!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

State 4-H Council Conference

What:  4-H Council Conference
When:  November 3-4
Who:  Youth ages 13-18
Cost:  $80
Where:  Raleigh (McKimmon Center)


It is almost time for the 2012 State 4-H Council Conference! The dates of the conference are November 3 & 4 and it will be held at the Jane S. McKimmon Center in Raleigh. State Council Conference is for youth ages 13 - 18. We are planning exciting workshops and speakers for the event. As most of you are aware this year our Council is focusing on the Revolution of Responsibility and 4-H’ers will enjoy the workshops that are being planned around this. We will have a variety of workshops at this year’s conference including programmatic workshops, Ambassador workshops and State Council workshops.

There will be a dance and spirit stick competition.

To register, contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597 (ask for Amy or Michele).