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Friday, January 16, 2015

Bee Keeping Essay

All 4-H club members are invited to submit an entry for the 
ANNUAL BEE KEEPING ESSAY CONTEST:

The essay provides a platform for youth to creatively express their working 
knowledge and research of the craft of beekeeping.

This year's theme: “Planting for Bees from Backyards and Up
"Beekeeping has become difficult due to a lack of native plants for forage. In this essay, you will be required to discuss ways that habitats can be modified to become “bee friendly”. Does your community allow roadsides and open land to grow wildflowers and encourage native planting of bee friendly plants?

Survey your community to see what is being done to help honey bees. Include your state in your survey to see if there is a wildflower planting program available or any other program that could aid the honey bee.



Essays are due February 15th at 5p and should be emailed to me at: liz_driscoll@ncsu.edu


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Upcoming 4-H Horse Opportunities

Did you know:

The NC 4-H Hose Program Eligibility Cards are now available.  You can find it here and also on the Extension Horse Husbandry web site:

On January 24, Mock Horse Bowl and Hippology contest will be in Rockingham County. Anyone may attend, to learn what these contests are like! You don't have to participate this year, you can attend and prepare to participate next year! 

District 4-H Horse Bowl Contest will be on February 14th in Rockingham County.

If you would like more information about the 4-H Horse Project, give us a call at: 336-318-6000.




Tuesday, January 6, 2015

4-H Youth Livestock Information


4-H Volunteer Leaders and 4-H members interested in 
4-H Youth Livestock take note of these upcoming opportunities:

*North Carolina Sheep Producers Association Meeting*
What: Educational meeting for all interested in Sheep
When: January 17, 2015
Where: Guilford County Extension Office
Who:  This event is open to anyone interested in Sheep, youth and adults alike. For more information visit the NC Sheep Producers website athttp://www.ncsheep.com/.

*Judging in January*
What:  This is a livestock judging contest/clinic.  This event offers a great opportunity for youth to come and showcase their livestock evaluation skills and also prepare for future livestock judging contests.
When: January 24, 2015
Where: NCSU Beef Educational Unit, located on Lake Wheeler Rd
Who:  This event is open to all youth under the age of 18, as of January 1.

*Nance Family Meat Goat Leadership Institute*
What:  This event is designed to encourage leadership and self development while learni! ng about the Meat Goat Industry.  Youth do not have to be currently involved with the goat industry to participate in this program.  It is totally free to participants and includes two meals.
When: February 7, 2015
Where: NCSU Beef Educational Unit, located on Lake Wheeler Rd.
Who: This event is open to all youth ages 10-18.  Interested youth must fill out the  application and submit by January 9 (THIS FRIDAY).  Applications can be found here: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_sci/extension/animal/4hyouth/ah4h.html.

*NC 4-H Livestock School*
When: February 28- March 1
Where: Eastern Carolina Ag & Education Center, Tarboro
Who:This event is open to all youth ages 9-19.  Youth have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of showing livestock.  Youth are asked to pick one species of livestock to be covered the entire weekend (Swine, Meat, Goats, Lambs, and Cattle).  This is a hands on clinic and youth are encouraged to bring their own animal but it is not required.

*Western NC Livestock Judging Clinic*
When: March 21
Where: Mountain State Fairgrounds, Fletcher
Who:This event is open to all youth ages 9-19.  Youth have the opportunity to learn about judging sheep, meat goats, swine, and cattle.  Additionally, their will be a practice contest to help kids be more familiar with the event. 


For additional information you can contact our Extension Livestock Agent Jonathan Black at 318-6000 or Brent Jennings Extension Associate, Animal Science brent_jennings@ncsu.edu

4-H Recordbooks Due



Friday, January 9 - is the deadline for 4-H members in Randolph County to turn in your 2014 4-H project record books. The books will be judged and awards will be presented at Honors Night on February 17 at the Sunset Theater in Asheboro.

If you need some help with the finishing touches, give us a call at 318-6000.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year!

4-H is an organization for young people 5 - 18 years of age! We meet in clubs, in afterschool, at school and we meet during the summer. We learn about decision making, taking responsibility, and treating each other with concern and respect.

We elect officers, complete community service projects and go on field trips! We have adult 4-H volunteer leaders to support and guide us!

BUT WE NEED YOU! We need young people who want to learn about science, art, music, math, computers, theater, cooking, environment, animal science and more. We believe we can learn these subjects and share our knowledge with others.

If this sounds like something for you or your family, call our office and JOIN 4-H!

Our number is: Liberty 218-4000; Archdale / Trinity, 819-3000, and Asheboro, 318-6000. 4­H is open to girls and boys ages 5 - ­18 without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability. 4-H is a United Way Agency

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cooperative Extension Co-Sponsors the 12th Annual Latino Festival

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month and acknowledging the community of multi-culturalism that is Randolph County!








Trinity 4-H Club

Members of the Trinity 4-H Club celebrate National 4-H Week by exploring their public speaking skills while introducing themselves to new 4-H club members!