Brunswick County 4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship & life skills.

Join Us at the Cape Fear Fair & Expo August 26, 2009

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 10:16 am

891250Don’t miss the 2009 Cape Fear Fair & Expo October 29th to November 7th!  There are tons of attractions planned including Wambolds Circus Menagerie, Circle C Farms pig racing, chainsaw wood carving, Powers Great American Midway, livestock exhibits and more!!  Check out there website for more info on tickets, competions, and more.  Don’t forget to download the 2009 Premuim Book for information on submitting entries to the fair. 

4-H Clubs: Don’t forget about Educational Booths!  Any 4-H Club is welcome to sign up to exhibit an Educational Booth.  Prizes include $50 for participation up to $200 for first place!  This is a great way to build your club finance accounts while helping to educate the public on a topic that is important to your club.  To sign up, you must contact Sarah Edwards at 359-1303.  There is a limited number of booths available.  Booths will be decorated Tuesday Oct. 28 and Wednesday Oct. 29 between noon and 7pm.  Booths must be ready to be judged y 9am on Thursday Oct. 30 and must remain in place until Nov. 9.  Removal will take place from 10am until 2pm on Nov. 9.  You can get an entry form from page 11 in the Premium Book.

Here are some examples from the 2008 Educational Booths:

Brunswick County 4-H

Brunswick County 4-H

Enviro-Warriors 4-H Club

Enviro-Warriors 4-H Club


4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment August 17, 2009

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 6:28 am

4h-NSE-logoOn 4-H National Youth Science Day, October 7th, young people across the nation will get a chance to examine one of the most important issues facing our nation today: energy. Youth will discover, learn and have a blast exploring alternative fuels through Biofuel Blast , the National Science Experiment.

Developed in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension and Wisconsin 4-H, the experiment is designed to spark an early interest in the sciences�all part of 4-H’s bold goal to engage a million new young people in science, engineering and technology programs by 2013.

You can find everything you need to participate in 4-H National Youth Science Day online at . The site has lots of useful information, including the experiment facilitator’s guide, interactive tools, event planning kits and much more. Plus, new features, information and promotions will be added in the months and weeks leading up to October 7th, so make sure to register to receive event updates today.


We Have Reached the “Finish Line” August 14, 2009

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 10:52 am
Finish Line

Finish Line

Wednesday marked the end of our 2009 Summer Fun Program “Discovery 100.”  In celebration, a “Finish Line” Ice Cream Party was held at the Extension Office for all of our Summer Fun participants and their families.  Though a bad storm kept many from attending, those who attended enjoyed a Make-Your-Own Sunae Bar and watched slideshows from the summer programs.  Parents and participants also had the opportunity to complete evaluation forms on all of the activities they participated in during the summer.  Their feedback helps us decide what activities should be kept for next year and gives us ideas for new ones! If you would like pictures or the slideshows from the summer, they are for sale for $2 per CD.  For more information on the Brunswick County 4-H Summer Fun Program, visit our website!

Registration Table
Registration Table
Filling Out Evaluations

Filling Out Evaluations


2009 Southern Region Volunteer Forum August 12, 2009

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 8:15 am

The Southern Region 4-H Volunteer Forum is an annual training event for volunteers and staff in the 13 southern states and in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to increase capacity and contribute more effectively to achieving the mission of 4-H youth development. It is an educational event, with many social and networking opportunities to share and learn from one another in formal seminars and workshops as well as from informal discussions and conversations. Most of all, it’s fun! Held the first weekend of October each year at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia, this event is a wonderful learning experience for paid and unpaid staff. Registrations are collected and managed through the State 4-H Office for North Carolina delegates participating in this event.

Volunteer Registration Form and Information


Vote for A1’s Sing for Your Beef Contest August 6, 2009

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 6:02 am

One of Person County’s 4-H Alumni entered a video into the A1 ‘Sing For Your Beef’ Contest!! He used to participate in the 4-H Entertains (Talent Show) program when he was a 4-H member.

Today is the day to start voting for Andrew Liggitts’ “sing for your beef” song.  The voting lasts through August 23rd.  VOTE FOR ANDREW!  It’s really a great video!

If you can, please vote DAILY, today through 8/23, for Andrew Liggitt’s A1 steak sauce contest.  You can listen to the video AND vote at the link below.

Click on “Vote”
Click the arrows on the side of the “Vote on these Videos” box until you see:
“A1 2” and then under Andrew’s video, click the green thumbs up…

Vote again tomorrow!

Jennifer Grable
4-H Extension Agent, Person County
North Carolina Cooperative Extension


Summer Fun Photo CD’s For Sale August 5, 2009

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 6:40 am

At the North Carolina Aquarium in July

Place your order now for a CD of pictures from the 2009 Summer Fun Program!  Choose which month(s) you want or decide to get all three, June, July, and August!  We will also have a slideshow CD available.  Cost is $2 per CD or $5 for all three.  Call, email, or fax your order now!


JMG Coming Soon!! August 4, 2009

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 6:54 am

JMG_handbookJMG_horz-smallStarting this fall there will be several new Junior Master Gardener 4-H Clubs for youth in grades 3-5.  All of the new club leaders are Brunswick County Master Gardeners and have received 6 hours of volunteer training.  The JMG program is a new and innovative 4-H youth gardening project.  It is modeled after the highly popular Master Gardener program, and offers horticulture and environmental science education through fun and creative activities. Club members will receive a Level 1 Junior Master Gardener Handbook published by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.  Please help us spread the word about this great opportunity for youth and let us know if you are interested in joining! More info will come about time and location of first club meetings.  Check out the JMG website at