Friday, March 27, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Upcoming Horse Shows

There are several shows coming up soon.  

Our Spring Holiday Classic Open Horse Show will be April 18-19 in Raleigh.  This is our fundraiser for our district 4-H horse program so your participation would be greatly appreciated!  You can also volunteer to help at the show, sell sponsorships and encourage vendors to attend.  **You can find all information at the new web site at:

Our district 4-H horse show will be May 16-17 in Raleigh in conjunction with the Wake County All Youth Show.  Our 4-Hers can show in both shows if they choose to.  All district 4-H forms are available at:
Also, if you sell at least $100 in sponsorships for this show you will get a free stall for the show.


WHEP – The 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program

WHEP is a national 4-H program that:
  • teaches 4-Hers about the fundamentals of wildlife management
  • brings 4-Hers together to develop team skills
  • promotes and develops leadership skills among 4-Hers
  • provides an opportunity for 4-Hers to work with natural resource professionals.
YouthAlthough WHEP is a competitive event, its primary purpose is to increase participant’s knowledge of wildlife management while promoting life skills. The basis of the program is the NC WHEP Learning and Activity Guide, which covers wildlife habitat management concepts and helps participants prepare for the annual state contest.
2015 NC WHEP State Contest 
May 9, 2015
W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir Education Center
Wilkesboro, NC (Wilkes)
Registration Deadline: April 17, 2015

NC WHEP Activity Guide – 4th Edition 
revisions to the WMPs, January 2014  UPDATE! (replaces pages 44 & 45 in the 4th edition of the NC WHEP guide)
WHEP Assistance
Ideas to help train your WHEP team
National WHEP Web SiteThe above link leads to a new web page

Horticultural Presentations

Please tell your young people (specifically your seniors 15+ by the end of the year) that this year the state winners in the horticultural categories of Horticulture Production and Marketing, Landscaping and Artistic Arrangement are all eligible to attend the National Junior Horticultural Association's annual convention in Orlando, Florida. Highly recommend this year, next year is Erie, PA (no offense Erie, PA). We cover registration, sometimes travel if we drive and youth cover lodging/sometimes travel.  We have a splendid time, make good friends, learn a lot, have many belly laughs and in short celebrate a deep and abundant affinity for plant material. 

BTW: Crop Science, Entomology and Soils are pretty wonderful categories too. 

On behalf of Liz Driscoll
4-H Youth Specialist
Departments of Crop Science, Entomology, Horticulture and Soil Science

Thursday, March 5, 2015

NCSU Veterinary Medicine Open House

Spring is on the way and so is the annual OPEN HOUSE at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. This year's event will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 28.
This will be a fun and informative day--lots of horses and farm animals this year.

For more information visit the LINK..