SUMMER FUN

Friday, December 19, 2014

December Clover News

The December Edition of the Alleghany Clover News is now available online.  Click here to view.

2015 Horse Program Enrollment

2015 Horse Program Enrollment Forms are now ready.  Just a reminder you must be registered with
the NC 4-H Horse Program in order to participate in ANY horse event for the year.  You are not eligible until you have done this.

New for 2015, Enrollment Cards will not be mailed out.  There will be a list available online for all staff to use.

To become registered please contact your club leader or the Extension Office @ (336)372-5597

Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) and Adaptive Riders DO NOT have to pay the enrollment fee.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Youth Livestock Update

Just a couple of opportunities to be aware of:

What: NC State Fair Livestock Judging & Skillathon Contest
When: November 1 & 2, 2014
Where: NCSU Beef Educational Unit
Who: This event is open to all youth in North Carolina that would like to showcase their knowledge of the livestock industry. 

What: Youth Livestock Agent & Volunteer Training
When: December 15 & 16, 2014
Where: NCSU Beef Educational Unit
Who: This event is open to all agents and volunteers that would like to learn more about the youth livestock program.  Topics will include livestock judging, skillathon, and showing livestock. 


For  more information contact the Extension Office @ 336-372-5597.


North Central District 4-H Fall Leaders Day

North Central District 4H Leaders Association invites all club leaders and volunteers to attend:

Fall Leaders Day
November 8, 2014
Alamance Community College, Graham, NC

Registration from 8:30-9:00am
Workshops, Lunch and Business Meeting

No cost to you!!!!

Come get some new ideas to use in your club. Gain some new leadership skills and insight. Network with other leaders in your district. District officers for 2015 will be elected during the business meeting.

Business meeting will be concluded by 2 pm.
Last workshop (craft) will be finished by 3:15 pm.
Lunch is provided.

County with the most attendees will receive $100 award

Our Basket raffle is conducted at this event. Winners will be drawn at conclusion of business meeting. Buy some tickets even if you can’t come!!

We will get the baskets to counties of the winners. You do not have to be present to win. (But we would love you to be!)

So far, we have baskets with the following themes:

Ice Cream Party                             Gas Card
Chocolate Treats                             From Guilford with Love (Old Mill products)
Summer Fun                                   Taste of Randolph
Wine                                               Team Spirit--NCSU Fan Essentials
Movie Night                                   Stokes Local Food
Rub-a-dub-dub...Put a goat in your tub (goat milk soaps and lotions
Garden basket                                Puppy Love
Candy                                             Ice Cream Sundae
Baking Delights

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wilkes County Fair

The Wilkes County Fair is just around the corner - Sept. 30th thru Oct 4th. Here is the link to the CATALOG containing various info including the Fair lamb and goat shows.  Contact the Wilkes Office for more info at  (336)651-7336

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

4-H Fall Plant Sale

We are currently taking orders for the 1st Annual Fall Plant Sale.  The following types of plants are available to purchase:


  • Grapes
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Peach Trees
  • Apple Trees
  • Pear Trees
  • Herbs
  • Flowers


ORDER & PAYMENT DEADLINE:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Payment is due at the time orders are placed

** We can now accept credit/debit cards for payment, with a small fee of 3.75% or less charged.  Phone orders can/will be accepted with a credit/debit card purchase. **

PICK-UP DATE:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 (9am-5pm)


CLICK HERE for the plant description / order form or you may pick one up at the Extension Office.  Call 336-372-5597 or email Michele Hamm for more information.

ALL money raised will be used to provide scholarship opportunities to Alleghany youth.


Friday, September 5, 2014

September Clover News

The September edition of the Alleghany Clover News is now available online.  Click Here to view.



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

4-H Forestry Contest

Just a reminder that the deadline for registering your teams for the 4-H Forestry Contest is August 29th.  

Detailed information and the registration form can be found on the NEW Extension Forestry Portal

 http://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/4H

September 13, 2013
Schenck Forest
Raleigh, NC

The contest will begin at 10am and will consist of of:

Tree Identification (live and herbarium specimens - 25 total)
Tree Measurement (15 trees total)
Forest Insect and Disease Identification (10 examples of each)
Compass Traverse

Contest will end by 3pm

For more information contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597

Friday, August 8, 2014

Open Horse Shows Postponed


Due to the inclement weather, the Open Horse Shows that were scheduled for tonight & tomorrow have been rescheduled for Saturday, August 30th.  

For more information, contact 336-657-0749.








Open Horse Shows

There are two Open Horse Shows coming to the Alleghany County Fairgrounds.  

The first show will be on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. This show is for "timed" events. Click here for the class list.

The second show will be on Saturday, August, 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 2:00 p.m.  This show is for "judged" events.  Click here for the class list.

For more information, contact 336-657-0749

Friday, August 1, 2014

Open Horse Shows

There are two Open Horse Shows coming to the Alleghany County Fairgrounds.  

The first show will be on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. This show is for "timed" events. Click here for the class list.

The second show will be on Saturday, August, 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 2:00 p.m.  This show is for "judged" events.  Click here for the class list.

For more information, contact 336-657-0749.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Happy Trails 4-H Horse Camp

The 2014 Alleghany Happy Trails 4-H Horse Camp will be held August 5th - 8th at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds, located in Sparta, NC.  Applications for camp are due by July 21st.  The non-refundable camp fee is $100 per camper.  This fee and all forms are due by July 31st.  Spaces are limited and are filled based on the application received.  Attendance for camp is open to youth that are certified North Carolina 4-H members and have access to a sound horse.

There are also openings for Junior Leaders.  In order to be considered as a Junior Leader, you must be a registered 4-H member and you must be 16-19 years old.  Junior leaders will assist with camp activities, duties, fixing meals and helping with Cloverbuds.  Junior Leaders are considered campers and will be responsible for all forms, etc., but will not be charged the camp fee.  

Timeline for Camp:
Applications are due by July 21st
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by July 28th
Entire camp fee and forms are due by July 31st
Camp begins August 5th

Please mail completed application to:
Donna Hash
9747 NC Highway 113
Piney Creek, NC 28663

REQUIRED FORMS:
Horse Camp Application
4-H Enrollment Form
4-H Medical Information and Informed Consent for Treatment
NC Department of 4-H Youth Development Health History and Custody Release
North Carolina 4-H Camps Consent and Release Form
North Carolina 4-H and Alleghany 4-H Photographic, Video and Audio Optional Publicity Release


If you have any questions, please contact Donna Hash at 336-359-8457 or the 4-H office at 372-5597.






Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer Fun Addition: BASKET WEAVING 101

WHO:  Youth ages 8+
WHEN:  July 16th - 1:30 pm
WHERE:  County Office Building, 2nd floor Conference Room
COST:  $25

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a basket?  If so, join us on as we learn from veteran teacher and weaver, Kim Clayton.  All supplies and materials will be provided and you will go home with your very own basket!


Space is limited, so sign up early!

Monday, June 30, 2014

4-H State Council Conference

Who: Any boy or girl 13 years of age or older as of January 1 who is participating in the 4-H program is eligible to attend State 4-H Council Conference
 
When: Saturday, September 6 – Sunday, September 7, 2014

Where: McKimmon Center, State Fairgrounds, Carter Finley Football Stadium
 
What Does It Cost? 
Full Time Registration (includes Facility, Insurance, Saturday Dance, Workshops, CALS Tailgate Ticket, Football Game Ticket, Sunday Lunch and  Lodging): $155 

Contact the Extension Office for more information.  Deadline to Register:  Thursday July 31


2014 Highlights 

                             CALS Tailgate                            
                                NC State Football Game                              
District Workshops 
Leadership Workshops  
Dance 
Spirit Stick Competition

Monday, June 23, 2014

Take the Bait

A few spots left for Take the Bait which is this Friday 6/27.  Don't miss out on an awesome fishing trip and your chance to catch the big one!  Cost is only $5 and is open to youth ages 8+.  Meet at the County Office Building at 9 am.  Contact the office if you have any questions.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

2014 Dairy Poster Contest

The theme for the 2014 Dairy Poster Contest is "Dairy Packs Power ". Youth should incorporate this theme into their posters. You can see the June Dairy theme and logo here. 

Please note the following rules:

1. Competition in this contest will be conducted on an individual basis in Division I (9-12 years of age), Division II (13-15 years of age), and Division III (16-19 years of age) at the county and state level. Youth in Division IV (5-8 years of age) will participate on a non-competitive basis at the county level only.

2. Posters should be a standard 22" X 28" size.

3. Posters MUST NOT contain copyright material such as cartoon characters, etc.



All posters at the state competition in Division I, II, and III will be displayed in a prominent place during the dairy shows in the Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fair.
The following awards will be provided to state winners in Division I, Division II, and Division III by the Southeastern United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA):

• First Place: $100 cash
• Second Place: $75 cash
• Third Place: $50 cash

NOTE: Each poster must have the DAIRY POSTER CONTEST SCORE CARD, with the top portion completely filled out, taped to the back side of the poster.

Deadline to enter your poster is July 7, 2014

4-H Investigates


 **Only a few days left to register and only a few spots left.  You must register before 12 pm on Friday, June 20th...contact the office more for more information.


July 9-11 
Ages: Rising 6th - 8th graders 
Cost: $35  ~ Limit: 5 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm each day 

Who killed Henry Ward? Participants will become detectives and determine who killed Henry Ward in a hit-and-run car accident almost 100 years ago. To solve this crime, you will utilize various techniques including blood typing, forensic anthropology, fingerprint analysis, impression analysis for tires and shoes, hair analysis, blood spatter and DNA evidence. Join us as we travel to East Wilkes Middle School to learn about forensic science and play the role of a CSI detective! Space is limited and preference will be given to youth who have not participated previously. Transportation, lunch and snacks are provided. We will meet at the County
Office Building (90 S. Main St.) parking lot each morning at 8:30 am.

**Parents, please be advised that field trips will include the Surry County Courthouse, a funeral home
and/or a hospital morgue**

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Greensboro Science Center

When:   Tuesday June 17th    
(8:30 am - 5 pm)
Who:  Ages:  8+
Cost:   $20

Go with us to visit the Greensboro Science Center!  We will tour the museum, zoo and the North Carolina’s only inland aquarium.  We will see African penguins, sharks, otters, stingrays and turtles. Join us for a great day of learning and fun.  

Lunch, transportation and snacks provided.  We will meet at the County Office Building Parking Lot.

For more information contact the Extension Office 372-5597.

ENROLLMENT FORM


NC 4-H Youth Voice

When:  August 15-16, 2014
Where:  Buncombe County
Who:  4-Her's ages 14-18
Deadline:  June 27th
Cost:  FREE 

We are excited to be partnering again with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) for the 5th year to host a Youth Summit! Youth Voice will be held in Buncombe County. One youth (ages 14-18) per county as well as lead adults are invited to attend this event. During the conference, youth participants will have the chance to select real problems happening in counties across the state to help provide a  solution for.  Local county employees and County Commissioners will mentor the delegates and Saturday afternoon, youth will have a chance to put their knowledge to work through an interactive session with  Commissioners.

Only one youth per county will be eligible to attend.  

If you are interested in applying to attend, contact the extension Office.

REGISTRATION FORM

AGENDA  

MULTIMEDIA CONSENT

YOUTH EXPECTATIONS

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2014 SUMMER FUN


The 2014 Alleghany 4-H Summer Fun Newsletter is now available online.  CLICK HERE to find out what fun & exciting activities we have planned for this year.

In order to sign up for any of these activities, you MUST com in person (to the Extension Office) to register.  It is strongly suggested that you sign up early, as there are a limited number of spaces available.

If there is a fee for the event, payment is due in full at time of registration.  There is also a one-time registration fee of $10, which includes a t-shirt.

We MUST have updated (2014) Enrollment, Medical & Media Release forms signed.  You can print them to fill out or we have them available in the office.

For more information, please call 336-372-5597 or you can email Amy or Michele with any questions.

**WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF GAINING THE CAPABILITY TO TAKE DEBIT / CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.  WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS VERY SOON!**


{6-5-14 NEWSLETTER UPDATED:  Dates for first Zoo Snooze were changed to July 17-18...  Sorry for any confusion}

Thursday, May 15, 2014

NC 4-H Congress

NC 4-H Congress
Youth:  13+ Full-time delegates (must be 13 by Jan. 1, 2014)
Cost $225 (scholarships may be available)


North Carolina 4-H Congress is one of the highlights of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus for four days of activities, competition and friends. This year, the event will be held in Raleigh, NC June 21-24. (Alleghany will be leaving on Friday June 20th - 2 p.m.)  
Youth will attend fun activities such as dances, banquets, election campaigns, and be a part of a huge community service project.Presentation competition will be Saturday, June 21st.
Any 4-H member 13-18 years old (as of Jan 1, 2014) is eligible to attend NC 4-H Congress.  Cost of the trip is $225 which includes housing (hotel off campus), transportation, programs and some meals.  Transportation will be provided.  To register for this event or to find out more information, contact Amy Lucas at (336) 372-5597 or amy_lucas@ncsu.edu.
You must contact the office by Monday, May 19th if you are interested.

Friday, April 25, 2014

31st Annual Fur, Fish 'N Game Rendezvous

Fur, Fish 'N Game Camp
Millstone 4-H Camp
Ellerbe, NC
July 13-18, 2014
Youth Ages:  11 - 16
Scholarships may be available

Fur, Fish ’N Game Camp is designed to give participants a better understanding of our natural resources and how we interact with them. The camp is limited to 85 campers in order to ensure that each camper has an
opportunity to participate and interact in a very personalized setting.

Campers will have the opportunity to:
  • Gain Hunter Safety Certification while learning about firearm safety for the field and home. 
  • Study wildlife and forests as renewable resources 
  • Learn about fishing and aquatic biology 
  • Study hunting as a viable wildlife management practice 
  • Gain knowledge useful in formulating an environmental ethic 
  • Practice outdoor recreation skills such as archery, riflery, canoeing, orienteering, and fishing 

Other classes and activities include retriever training, swimming, snake identification, outdoor-based first aid, ropes course, birds of prey, and taxidermy .

To register visit:   www.millstone4hcamp.com






Wednesday, April 9, 2014

State 4-H Horse Artistic Expression

The State 4-H Horse Artistic Expression entry forms are now available.  Because there have been issues with the 4-H Horse Program website, Rockingham County 4-H has linked all the forms on their web site under the heading - "2014 NC 4-H Horse Artistic Expression Entry Forms".  http://rockingham.ces.ncsu.edu/categories/4-h-youth-development/
There are 10 contest entry forms listed from craft to short story.

All entries have to be postmarked by May 1st.



2014 4-H Horsemanship Camp - Millstone

June 15 - 21
Millstone 4-H Camp - Ellerbe
Ages 9-19
Must have an acceptable horse

The 2014 4-H Horsemanship Camp will be held on June 15-21, 2014 at Millstone 4-H Center. This rustic camp is located in Richmond County near Ellerbe.  Improve your horsemanship skills while having fun with other 4-H'ers. Advanced riders can learn new and better horsemanship skills and showing techniques. A highly qualified camp staff will introduce the beginning rider to the basics of horsemanship. Special features of the camp include educational lectures, riding lessons, trail rides and training demonstrations in addition to traditional camp activities.

2014 Horse Camp Application

NC 4-H Horticulture Contest


The 2014 North Carolina 4-H Horticulture Contest will be Saturday, May 3rd at 12:00pm in Kilgore Hall on the campus of NC State University,registration is free and lunch is provided!  Teams and individuals can register by contacting the Extension Office.  You must register by April 16th.  This year's winning state Senior Team will be eligible to receive scholarships attend the National Junior Horticultural Association's annual convention in Lexington, Kentucky (October 10-13).  Any and all other plant-loving friends are also welcome to attend. If you are a horticulture contest newbie, give me a call (919) 513-7346 and I am glad to walk you through dance.  You can also reference all contest rules and materials here 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Recipe Contest

Calling all young chefs!

First Lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with Epicurious, the Department of Education, and the Department of Agriculture to host the third-annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge recipe contest.


Participating young chefs can use USDA's MyPlate as a resource to make sure that their recipes meet healthy standards. Each lunch recipe should represent all of the food groups, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy foods, with fruits and veggies making up about half of the plate or recipe.
The creators of the best recipes will be invited to D.C. this summer, where they will have the opportunity to attend a Kids' "State Dinner," hosted by Mrs. Obama at the White House, where a selection of the winning healthy recipes will be served.

Just last week, the First Lady announced that cooking will be a new focus for Let's Move!, so start honing those skills and enter the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.

The deadline to submit recipes is April 5 -- only two weeks away -- so if you're looking for something to do with your kids this weekend, get cooking!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fashion Review 2014

There's still time to enter the Fashion Review for 2014 to be held at District Activity Day on April 12th in Elkin.  Fashion Review is open to youth ages 9-18.  Entry forms are due no later than April 1st to Yadkin County.  You must contact Amy before sending in a registration form.   For full details on what is eligible, visit the link below or contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597.

FASHION REVIEW REGISTRATION 2014

North Central District Horse Show

The North Central District 4-H Horse Show is not too far away. Please remember that the entries need to be postmarked by April 25 (no late fee). The show will be Saturday and Sunday - May 17 & 18.

You can find all the forms here:
(Under the Heading NC District 4-H Horse Show)
http://rockingham.ces.ncsu.edu/categories/4-h-youth-development/

We are also looking for volunteers so if you would be able to help out, let us know.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Helping Hands Club Report

Helping Hands 4-H Club Report

Feb. 2014

On Friday Feb. 21st the Helping Hands 4-H Club met in Sparta for officer elections. The elected officers were:

President-Day Lindberg
Vice President-Eli Henry Joyce
Secretary-Elijah Lindberg
Treasurer-Kara Hartt
Historian-Deann Butler
Reporter-Bryan Cassell
Meeting Helpers-Benjamin Joyce, Luke Joyce, and Alaina Hartt

After the meeting some of the families went to the Sparta Bowling Alley and had a great time.

On Monday, Feb. 24th the 4-H Club had planned to go ice skating at Appalachian Ski Mtn. but due to weather the rink had been closed. But thanks to the helpful staff at Sugar Mountain in Banner Elk we were able to take last minute skiing lessons and skied all evening. The club had a great time learning to ski and some skied on the big slopes while others stuck to the small ones.


Food Show

Four members of the Helping Hands 4-H Club went to the food show in Wilkes County on March 1st. Cloverbuds, Hogan Dillard and Tori Dillard, Junior Colleen Cassell, and Senior Bryan Cassell competed. All Cloverbuds received a certificate of participation. Colleen placed 1st in the Junior division and Bryan placed 3rd in the Senior division. There were over 20 participants everyone had a great time tasting food and making cards for Meals on Wheels.


Mar. 2014

On Monday, March 10th the Helping Hands 4-H Club met at the town office in Sparta for presentations. There were many interesting topics like Falconry, Hot Wheels, Submarines, Marbles and many more.


Submitted by Bryan Cassell

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Holiday Classic Open Horse Show

The Spring Holiday Classic Open Horse Show will be here soon!

The show will be held in Raleigh at the Hunt Horse Complex on April 19-20, 2014.  This show has something for everyone!!  Please remember that this show is a benefit for the North Central District 4-H Horse Program and the NCSU Western Riding Team.  So, we need your help selling sponsorships for this show.

The money made from this show helps keep our NC District 4-H Horse Show entries low and helps provide scholarships for youth in our district, but we need you to help. If we did not have this as a fundraiser we would not be able to help out our 4-Hers with travel scholarships, college scholarships and low costs for events.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THIS SHOW!

Entries (without a late fee) as well as sponsorships are due by 4/4/14.

Also, if you would like to help volunteer at the show, please contact Richard Isley at 336-908-3302 to find out more details.

There are lots of opportunities to sell sponsors, volunteer, show and more!

You can find all details at the web site:  http://holidayclassicopenhorseshow.webs.com/

Friday, March 21, 2014

4-H Plant Sale

We are currently taking orders for the 2014 Annual 4-H Plant Sale

The following types of plants are available to purchase:

  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Asparagus
  • Horseradish
  • Ferns
  • Herbs
  • Vegetables
  • Flowers

Order & Payment Deadlines:

For Blueberries ~ Thursday, March 27th
For All Other Plants ~ Monday, April 7th
Payment is due at the time the orders are placed.

Tentative Pick-Up Dates:

For Blueberries ~ April 1-2 (9am-5pm)
For All Other Plants ~ April 15-16 (9am-5pm)

CLICK HERE to print your plant description / order form or you may pick one up at the Extension Office. Call 336-372-5597 or email Michele Hamm for more information.

ALL proceeds are used for scholarships for youth to attend 4-H Camp & other 4-H programming.




Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Holiday Classic Open Horse Show

The Holiday Classic Open Horse Show web site has been updated with the class list, entry form and sponsorship form!

The show will be held in Raleigh at the Hunt Horse Complex on April 19-20, 2014.  This show has something for everyone!!  Please remember that this show is a benefit for the North Central District 4-H Horse Program and the NCSU Western Riding Team.  So, we need your help selling sponsorships for this show.

The money made from this show helps keep our NC District 4-H Horse Show entries low and helps provide scholarships for youth in our district, but we need you to help.

Also, if you would like to help volunteer at the show, please contact Richard Isley at 336-908-3302 to find out more details.

There are lots of opportunities to sell sponsors, volunteer, show and more!

You can find all details at the web site:  http://holidayclassicopenhorseshow.webs.com/

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

West Central Teen Retreat

March 22 - 23
Ages: 13-18
Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center
Cost:  $75 (Scholarships may be available)


The deadline to register is quickly approaching - Wednesday March 5.  Contact the Extension Office at 372-5597 ASAP if you are interested in attending.  

North Central Teen Retreat will be held at Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Center March 22-23.  This is a great opportunity to meet new 4-Hers and participate in some really great workshops.  There will be a spirit stick competition and you will also be electing our new district officers (we have two candidates from Alleghany County).  There will be a variety of workshops on topics including leadership, science, sewing, physical activity and agriculture.  You may also have a chance to use the climbing wall and canoe.  You must be 13 as of Jan 1, 2013 to attend.  Registration Deadline:  March 5, 2014.  To register or for more information contact the Extension Office. 

County Activity Day - Presentation Day

Just a reminder, County Activity Day will be Wednesday, March 12th at the Alleghany County Office Building beginning at 3:30 pm.  Activity Days are the 4-H presentation competitions.  These are open to any youth 5 - 18 and cloverbuds (5-8 yr olds) are non-competitive.  You can win scholarships to attend other 4-H events and medals by participating..

You MUST contact the Extension Office in advance and sign up for a time to present.  Presentations will begin at 3:30 pm.  For more information and to sign up call the office at 372-5597.  For a full list of presentation categories visit website or more info can be found oat the link below.  By presenting at County Activity Day you may be eligible to present at District Activity Day on April 12th in Surry County.


 **You must present to either a club leader or at a County Activity Day before attending District Activity Day.   

**If you plan to attend Congress you MUST present at County Activity Day & District Activity Day (if eligible)**

Friday, February 28, 2014

NC Strawberry Association Scholarships

The NC Strawberry Association seeks applications for its 2014 scholarships.  The intent of this scholarship is to promote future leadership in the strawberry industry and the scholarship is open to students applying to, accepted to, or currently enrolled in a college or land-grant university who is working toward a four-year degree in agriculture and/or a related field with a focus on the strawberry industry (for example, small fruit production, marketing, food science, nutrition, entomology, agronomy, etc).

Two Scholarship Awards of $1000 each are offered for 2014.  This award is not limited to North Carolina and family members of NC Strawberry Association members are encouraged to apply.  
Application forms may be found at www.ncstrawberry.com/docs/ScholarshipAnnouncement.htm

Applications are due May 1. For more information email info@ncstrawberry.com.

North Carolina Strawberry Association
Visit our website: www.ncstrawberry.com
Find us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/NCStrawberry
Phone: 919-542-4037
Fax: 866-511-6660 (toll-free)
Mail: 1138 Rock Rest Rd. Pittsboro, NC 27312

IRS-990N Filing Instructions for Clubs

Here are the instructions to help you file your IRS 990N for clubs.  Contact the office if you have any questions.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

College of Veterinary Medicine Open House

When:  Saturday, March 29
Time:  9 am to 3 pm
Where:  College of Veterinary Medicine -
4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh

We share more with animals than we may know.

Animals touch our daily lives from the food we eat, the products we consume, the health care advances we benefit from, and the services, entertainment, and companionship we enjoy. Wildlife species add to the beauty and wonder of our world. The connection between wildlife, domestic animals, the environment, and humans is called "One Health" and this concept is the foundation for veterinary medicine.

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Open House, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, will explore the One Health concept with exhibits and discussions on the connection between animals, the environment, and people. The event also will offer the traditional opportunities to get up close with “creatures great and small,” canine demonstrations and displays, and chances to talk with faculty and DVM students. More than 40 fun and informative tour stops explain advances in veterinary medicine, veterinary medical technology, best care practices for the family pet, and what it takes to become a veterinarian.

Special attraction: The Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit, "Animal Connections—Our Journey Together”, a 1,000-square-foot science museum will be available to tour.

Location: 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh

For more information: http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/news/openhouse/  Or call 919.513.6662

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Livestock Judging Clinic


Who: Youth ages 9-18
What: Educational clinic for youth interested in participating in livestock judging events. For all experience levels from beginners to experts. We will break the kids into groups depending on experience levels. Additionally, we will have a practice contest where kids can learn about
When: March 22, 2014
Where: Mountain State Fairgrounds, Fletcher NC
Cost: $10 per kid (Includes lunch and handouts)
Instructors: We will have a variety of instructors who are experts in their fields to
help teach this event, including past NC 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Team Members

Deadline to register:  March 7


REGISTRATION FORM

For more information contact:
Brent Jennings
NCSU Youth 4-H Livestock
Campus Box 7621
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 919-515-4467
Fax: 919-515-6884
E-mail: brent_jennings@ncsu.edu

Livestock Opportunities

There are a few opportunities for youth that are interested in learning more about showing and judging livestock.

On March 1, 2014 at the East Carolina Ag & Education Center in Rocky Mount, NC there is a Dairy Goat Fitting and Showing Clinic being offered.  For more information on how to register, click here.  The entry deadline is February 21, 2014.

The 2014 Eastern North Carolina 4-H Livestock School will be held on March 1 & 2, 2014 at the East Carolina Ag & Education Center in Rocky Mount, NC. Click here for more information.  The entry deadline is Friday, February 21, 2014.

On March 22, 2014 at the Mountain State Fairgrounds in Fletcher, a Livestock Judging Clinic will be held.  For more information about the clinic, click here.  The entry deadline is Friday, March 7, 2014.


February Clover News

The February edition of the Alleghany Clover News is now available online.  Click here to view.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Area Food Show

Who: Youth ages 5+
Cost: Free
Where: East Wilkes Middle School
Deadline to Register:  February 21

FOOD SHOW REGISTRATION

It’s time to show off all your culinary skills at the upcoming Area Food Show! This will be held on March 1 at East Wilkes Middle School and is open to youth ages 5 and up. There are three age categories to participate in: Cloverbud (ages 5-8), Junior (9-13), and Senior (14-18).

Categories include snack/appetizer, main dish, vegetable/soup/salad
and desserts.

Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to show off your “best dish”, participate in some great 4-H activities and meet new friends.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

3rd Annual 4-H Ski and Snowboard Trip

It's not too late to sign up for the 3rd Annual Ski and Snowboard Trip. We will once again be taking a ski/snowboarding trip to French-Swiss Ski College at Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock on Friday, February 7th.  We will leave the County Office Building at 3:30 pm and return around 1 a.m.  The cost for skiing is $25 and $30 for snowboarding (this includes all equipment and lift ticket).  Clothing rental will be additional.

Spaces are limited so contact the office to register.  Deadline to register is January 31st.

Ages 8 and up.  Anyone under age 12 needs a parent or guardian present.

Will will have dinner available for purchase from Chic-Fil-A or you may eat at the Snack Bar.  To see the slopes live click HERE.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2014 Teen Retreat

The 2014 North Central Teen Retreat will be held on March 22-23 at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center.  This is a leadership building retreat that offers workshops centered around the state 4-H project.   This year's community service activities will be based on our "Revolution of Responsibility" initiative.  We will also be electing our incoming District Officers for 2014/2015.  Teen Retreat is for youth who are between the ages of 13-18.  You must be 13 as of January 1, 2014.

The deadline to register is Monday, March 3, 2014.