SUMMER FUN

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Collards in The Cafeteria

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Nestled in the agricultural heart of North Carolina, Gaston County schools are attempting to source 10% of their produce locally. Students love the addition of fresh, local strawberries and watermelons to their menu, but how about collards? Collards In the Cafeteria follows the journey of this nutrient rich leafy green from the fields to the county's Central Kitchen, where they are cooked and processed in a Wonka-like fashion for cafeteria service the following day. Frank Fields, Director of School Nutrition, shares the secret of the final step; getting students to try and, perhaps, even love this classic Southern side dish.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New Wilkes County 4-H Blog

Wilkes County 4-H now has a new 4-H Blog to go along with their new 4-H Agent, Whitney Greene! Go visit their blog to see what exciting things they have planned.......
2015 YOUTH POULTRY POSTER CONTEST
NC State Fair

Entry Deadline: September 15, 2015

Contest Rules
1. Open to all youth, ages 5-18.

2.Limit one poster entry per exhibitor.

3.Youth will compete in their own age group as of January 1, 2015.

4.Posters must be 24x36 and include poultry related content. Examples include, but are not limited to: breed identification, diet, meal preparation, cage maintenance, poultry showmanship, and parts of a bird. The content should be age appropriate.

5.Poster must be completed by the youth who entered the poster. Minimal parent involvement for 5-8 year old age groups is acceptable.

Groups by Age: Lot No. 00001 (Ages 5-8 ); Lot No. 00002 (Ages 9-14);
Lot No. 00003 (Ages 15-18);

Posters will be received in the Poultry Tent beginning Tuesday, October 13th thru Wednesday, October 14th between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All exhibitors must pre-register before bringing poster to the Fair. Posters will be on public display, so please make sure the information used is accurate. Please cite sources if applicable.

The participant does not have to be present for submission of entry for judging. Limit one poster entry per exhibitor.

Posters will be judged on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Posters will remain in the Poultry Tent until the end of the Fair. Posters will be released on Oct. 26.

Ribbons and premiums will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place poster in each group.
1st Place - $25 and Ribbon
2nd Place - $20 and Ribbon
3rd Place - $15 and Ribbon


Registration for this competition is by paper entry form only. Mail or deliver completed entry form in person to the North Carolina State Fair Entry Department, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.

POSTER CONTEST REGISTRATION FORM

Friday, August 7, 2015

Dirty History @ The NC Museum of History

Don't miss out on this free program if you're going to be in the Raleigh area this weekend.. . .

Just sending a quick reminder to come and get the dirt at our FREE program 

DIRTY HISTORY THIS SATURDAY, August 8th.

2nd Saturdays: Dirty History
Saturday, August 8, 1–4 p.m. (drop-in program)
North Carolina has dirt in its past. Find out about and play in the amazing variety of soils in the state, and learn about the father of soil conservation, Hugh Hammond Bennett. Also, visit the Dig It! exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences, and make a “dirt dessert” to take home!