Monday, April 27, 2015

NC District 4-H Horse Show

We are quickly approaching the district 4-H horse show which will be held on May 16-17 in Raleigh.  You can still send in your entries with a late fee so be sure to get those in as soon as possible.  
You also have the opportunity to show the same weekend at the Wake County all youth open horseshow.  All show details can be found under "2015 North Central District 4-H Horse Show & Wake County All Youth OpenShow Details" at this link:

VERY IMPORTANT -- Every 4-H club that is showing must volunteer in some capacity at the District 4-H Horse Show in May.  You can sign up online using this google spreadsheet.  Click on this link --
and it will take you to the spreadsheet.  Please fill in your name and club (county if independent member) where you would like to volunteer.  There are 3 tabs at the bottom so be sure to look at all of those.  Let me know if you have any trouble opening the spreadsheet.**
If you cannot access the spreadsheet online or want me to sign you up, please contact me and we will get you signed up for a volunteer time.

Thanks so much, 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

2015 4-H Plant Sale

We are currently taking orders for the 2015 Annual 4-H Plant Sale....

The following types of plants are available to purchase:
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Flowers
  • Herbs
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Vegetables

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.

Order & Payment Deadlines:

For Blueberries ~ Monday, March 23rd
For All Other Plants ~ Friday, April 17th
Payment is due at the time the 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 Dates:

For Blueberries ~ April 1-2 (9am-5pm)
For All Other Plants ~ April 23-24 (9am-5pm)

ALL proceeds are used for scholarships for Alleghany County youth to attend 4-H Camp and other 4-H Programming.

County Activity Day 2015 ( aka presentations)

What:  County Activity Day
Who:  Youth ages 5+
Where:  County Office Building (90 S Main St, Sparta)
When:  Wednesday, May 13 (4-6)

County Activity Day will be Wednesday, May 13th at the Alleghany County Office Building beginning at 4 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 can present on any topic - there's a category for everyone!!!  In the past we've had state winners speak about  Radon, Healthy Lifestyles, Forensics, and Graffiti.

You MUST contact the Extension Office in advance and sign up for a time to present. Presentations will begin at 4 pm. For more information and to sign up call the office at 372-5597. For a full list of presentation categories visit the link below. By presenting at County Activity Day you may be eligible to present at District Activity Day on June 13th at A&T State University in Greensboro. 

If you are interested in attending 4-H Congress in July you must do a county presentation.

2015 Presentation Quick Fact Sheet

Presentation Rules

Thursday, April 2, 2015

WHEP & Forest Contest Deadlines Approaching

WHEP (Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program)
May 9, 2015
W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir
Wilkesboro, NC
Registration Deadline: April 17

4-H Forestry Contest
September 19, 2015
Schenck Forest
Raleigh, NC
Registration Deadline: August 28

More details, the official contest announcements, and registration forms can all be found at