Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Youth Market Turkey Show

It's that time of the year to register for the Youth Market Turkey Show!  This is a great opportunity and you would participate in the Turkey Show at the NC State Fair in October. Registration will open on March 1, 2013 at 3:00pm. 

Click here for information about the show and the Poultry and 4-H youth webpage is located here.

Poultry Science Summer Institute Camp

If you are a rising Junior or Senior as of this fall, who might be interested in majoring in Poultry Science, the  Poultry Science Summer Institute (PSSI) camp will be held the week of July 28th through August 1st.  

PSSI is a five-day, four-night conference/workshop designed to broaden a student's understanding of the educational disciplines, scholarship opportunities and careers related to poultry science. The camp is definitely a fun and educational experience!! More information and registration (which is open NOW) can be found here

Friday, February 15, 2013

NC Strawberry Association Scholarship Opportunity

The NC Strawberry Association is offering two $1000 scholarships. The intent of this scholarship is to promote future leadership in the strawberry industry. The scholarship is open to:
  • **high school seniors or current college students
  • **applying, accepted to, or currently enrolled in  a land grant university.
  • **interested in or having declared a major in a program of study directly related to the strawberry industry (For example, small fruit production, marketing, food science, nutrition, entomology, agronomy, etc).
Two Scholarship Awards of $1000 each are offered for 2013. The number of awards will be determined based on applications received. This award is not limited to North Carolina. Family members of NC Strawberry Association members are encouraged to apply. Previous award winners may reapply for a second year's award.

The deadline for 2013 applications is May 1, 2013. 

Click here to visit the Strawberry Association's website that has essential information and the application form.

County Activity Day

REMINDER ~ County Activity Day is next Wednesday (Feb. 20th) from 3pm to 6pm.  If you plan on presenting, you must call the office & schedule your time.

This competition is open to any youth ages 5 - 19 and your presentation can be on ANY topic you like.  If you would like a complete list of the presentation categories and descriptions visit the NC 4-H webpage.

Don't forget that you if you want to go to Congress in Raleigh, you MUST present at both County Activity Day AND District Activity Day in March!

If you have any questions or need any additional information, call the office at 336-372-5597.

Monday, February 11, 2013

2013 4-H Plant Sale

We are currently taking orders for the 2013 Annual 4-H Plant Sale.

The following types of plants are available to purchase:
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Grapes
  • Herbs
  • Horseradish
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Vegetables
  • Rhubarb
  • Asparagus
  • Ferns
All orders are due by Friday, March 15, 2013 and payment is due at the time the orders are placed.  The tentative pick-up date (for all plants EXCEPT ferns) is Tuesday & Wednesday, April 2 & 3, 2013 from 9am to 5pm at Alleghany County Office Building.

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.