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

Applications are due May 1. For more information email

North Carolina Strawberry Association
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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:  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


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

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


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.