Friday, January 15, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Avian Bowl & Judging Manuals

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Judging Competition and Avian Bowl on June 28, 2016  Please note that the Avian Bowl manual has been revised.  If you would like manuals for either competition, we will provide one copy of each upon request. If you would like any additional copies, the ordering information can be found on our website:

5th Annual Ski & Snowboard Trip

Who:  Youth ages 8+ (under 12 requires a parent/guardian)
When:  Friday, February 5th - 3:30 pm - 1 am
Where:  Applachain Ski Mountain / French-Swiss Ski College
Cost:  $28 Ski - $32 Snowboard (dinner on your own or $8 for chic-fil-A) This includes equipment & lift ticket.
Deadline to register:  Monday - February 1.

We are getting ready to take our 5th annual ski/snowboarding trip at the French- Swiss Ski College at Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock on Friday, February 6th. All youth ages 8+ (under age 12 requires a parent/guardian present) are eligible to attend. The cost will be $28 for skiing and $32 for snowboarding. Clothing rental will be additional. Dinner will be available for purchase (approx. $8 from Chic-Fil-A) or you may eat on your own at the Snack Bar. You must let us know if you want dinner from Chic-Fil-A when you register. 

We will leave the office at 3:30 p.m. and will return around 1 a.m. Spaces are limited so contact the office to register (336) 372-5597.

This is an excellent opportunity for first time skiers and snowboarders!!!  The ski college is great with kids and provides first-timer lessons

4-H District Officer 2016

It’s not too late to run for a District Office in the North Central District.  Are you a natural leader?  Ever thought you would like to run for an office to help guide others?  Then being a North Central District Officer may be a position for you.  These roles are important and responsible for planning various district and state events, working closely with other officers and must be dedicated to 4-H.

You must be at least 14 years old and be an active member in 4-H.  This is an exciting opportunity and one that can open many doors.  District Officer forms are now available.  Forms much be turned into the County Extension Office by Friday, January 22.  Be sure to read over guidelines thoroughly and complete the application entirely.  If you have any questions contact the office @ 336-372-5597.

District Officer Form 2016 

District Officer Guidelines

Form Update Time

January is here which means it’s time to update your Enrollment, Medical and Photo/Media Release Forms.  You will be required to fill out a new form before you can participate in any 4-H program for 2016.  Forms can be found on the Blog, Facebook page or by contacting the Extension Office.  We can notarize forms (free of charge).  Please contact Amy or Michele with any questions.  

4-H Horse Bowl Volunteers

We’re looking for a few good folks to help with the North Central District Horse Bowl competition scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 13th – would you be interested in lending a hand?

This year, the competition will be held at the Guilford County Extension Center located at 3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405.  Registration is slated to begin at 9:00AM, and the competition will begin with an orientation at 9:45AM, followed by a contest start at 10:00AM.  This is a GREAT youth development event that impacts many youth across our district.  We plan to run two rooms in competition (2 divisions will be in one room depending on team numbers), but we are in need of the following volunteers to make this run as efficiently as possible:

·         Moderators – One per room for a total of two:  to read the questions and reset the buzzers (we prefer to have an experienced moderator who has volunteered before)
·         Judges – Two per room for a total of four :  decide if answers given (that are different from the answer listed in the question and answer key) are correct or incorrect
·         Score keepers – Two per room for a total of four:  keep up with how many points each team has (one individual and one team score keeper)
·         Door keepers – One per room for a total of two:  make certain that no one enters or exits the room during a match
·         Runners (usually a couple of teen 4-Hers) – to take score sheets to the tabulations room   

Would YOU consider helping us out at this event?  Do you have a veterinarian, farrier,horse trainer, etc. that you could contact to see if they would be willing to help us out for the day?  We will gladly provide volunteers with a free lunch in addition to the reward of helping these young people develop integral life skills.

If you are willing to help, please contact the Extension Office or email Amy at to sign-up.  

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

NC 4-H Honor Club Applications 2016

Membership in the North Carolina 4-H Honor Club is bestowed upon those 4-H’ers who have exhibited outstanding 4-H citizenship and leadership throughout their 4-H career. An Honor Club member continues to provide leadership and service to the total 4-H program throughout life.

In order to be eligible for membership, the applicant must have completed three or more years of 4-H club work and must be at least 16 years of age and less than 20 years of age on January 1 of the year of application.

Honor Club Applications are due to the Extension Office no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, January 27, 2016. These must be signed by me before they can be forwarded onto the state office in Raleigh. All those inducted will participate in a tapping ceremony held at 4-H Congress.

For more information contact our office at 336-372-5597.

2016 4-H Scholarships

2016 4-H Scholarship applications are now available.  All applications are due to the 4-H office by January 27, 2016.  Award winners will be notified by March 2016 and must confirm acceptance by May 31, 2016.  Each scholarship requirements are different so please read carefully to make sure you are eligible.

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

2016 Scholarship Guide

2016 Scholarship Application  (word) or (fillable PDF)