Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Do you have an interest in poultry production? 4-H Poultry Judging maybe the competition for you. 4-H Poultry Judging is not a 4-H Presentation or Demonstration Event; it is classified as a 4-H Activity. A poultry judging team is composed of 3 or 4 members from a county. The combined scores of the 3 high team members will be counted as the team score. The team judges each of the following divisions: DIVISION I: Egg Production – Past Production Hens, DIVISION II: Market Poultry - Ready to Cook and Parts Identification, DIVISION III: Eggs: Interior, Exterior and Broken out Eggs.
Are you a plant geek? Do you love gardening, plant identification? If so the Horticulture Judging and Identification Contest is a great way to introduce yourself to the very cool stories that plants are hoping to tell. This contest is a training program concerned with teaching youth to recognize and identify some of the most important horticultural crops, to learn criteria influencing quality and to be able to answer questions and solve problems relating to the art and science of horticulture. There are three portions of the test, including knowledge, judging and identification.
Wilkes County 4-H is seeking youth who are interested in competing in the following age categories 4-H junior (ages 9-13) or senior (ages 14-18) in either Poultry or Horticulture Judging Contests. Participants will be trained in the curriculums over the period of time prior to the contests. Kathy Bunton, Extension Area Specialized Poultry Agent coaches the Poultry Judging team. Dr.Bill Hanlin, Wilkes Extension Director, Horticulture specialist leads the Horticulture team. Both contests are held on the Campus of North Carolina State University. Youth participating in the contests will have the opportunity to tour the campus. The Poultry Judging Contest and Horticulture Judging contest are state level competitions with the possibility of moving on to national competition. Poultry judging practice will begin Thursday February 23 at 6:00pm at the Wilkes Cooperative Extension Office. Horticulture Judging will begin Thursday March1 at 4:00 pm also at the extension office. If you are interested in being a part of these exciting opportunities please contact the Wilkes Cooperative Extension Office to enroll as a 4-H’er and learn more about joining these 4-H Judging Teams prior to their first meetings at (336) 651-7331.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Wilkes County Cooperative Extension Office plant sale is in full swing. Orders will be accepted through March 13, 2012. This year there are Blackberries, raspberry and many blueberry plants for sale along with many others. For more information and for the plant sale order form visit the Wilkes Cooperative Extension website here. Happy Planting!
Friday, January 13, 2012
Summer Camp 2012
This year Wilkes County 4-H is traveling to the Eastern 4-H Center in Columbia, NC. Mark your calendars for the week of June 24-29. To learn more about the camp check out their website here
Camp is open for any youth ages 8 - 14. Reserve your spot today with a $50 deposit. Spaces are limited.
$390 - Traditional Camp, Ages 8-12
$390 - Adventure Camp, Ages 13 -14
Fees include camp t-shirt & $15 store money
Contact the Wilkes County Extension Office for more information at 336-651-7331 .
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Getting our blog back on track!
Happy New Year everyone. 2011 proved to be an eventful and successful year for Wilkes County 4-H. At times we were so busy our blog suffered. However we look forward to starting anew and bringing our blog back to life. Keep checking back and who knows we may have a guest blogger or two. Look out 2012 here we come!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
NEW THIS YEAR: We are now accepting and encouraging digital entries!
In an effort to reduce costs to participants, we are no longer requiring a
print entry. Instead, you may email high-resolution digital images to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use NC 4-H Photo Contest 2011
for the subject line in each email.
Participants can submit their entries now through Wednesday, June 15,
2011. Winning entries will be displayed at 4-H Congress in July. The
purpose of this exhibition is to provide a showcase of 4-H members'
photographic accomplishments. After Congress, the winning photos will be
displayed at meetings and events throughout the year.
Contest categories this year include our standard "4-H in Action"
and "Nature's Beauty" categories, with a new category this year of
"Patterns." Each category will be divided into a Junior (Ages 9-12)
and Senior (Ages 13-19) division. For more information,
including rules, entry forms and winning entries from previous years,
please click here .
For any questions contact the Wilkes Cooperative Extension
Service at 336-651-7331.